Ron graduated from Utrecht Conservatoire (NL) in 2005 with an Honours degree in Jazz and Pop. He's always been a performer as well as a tutor. In the past two decades he has taught bass guitar- and piano lessons to many students, ranging from 4 to 84 years old. He's also done recording- and coaching projects with a dozen bands.

In the current circumstances most lessons take place online, via Zoom or Skype. If you'd rather do face to face lessons, however, you can do the lessons at Ron's home studio, which is made entirely Covid safe.

The content of the lessons is dependent on your wishes and will be tailored to your specific needs. Ron's teaching method is chord based, which helps to give you a good understanding of how music works. Lessons could then develop into working on improvisation skills, songwriting/composition and/or the ability to play songs by ear.

For bass guitar lessons Ron usually works on a mix of bass tabs and chord sheets. On piano it works well to do a mix of sheet music and chord sheets, but all of this can be discussed. Around the songs you'll be working on, the lessons will include the necessary technical exercises and bits of theory to make you understand how to take the next step.
Ron teaches bass guitar and piano online or at his home studio in Old Trafford. Call, text or email for enquiries.

Email: ronald@ronald-maas.co.uk
Phone: 07872 310 206
Great teacher. Very knowledgeable with a good laid back style of teaching that makes lessons feel informal. Would highly recommend - Nathan
Ronald is polite, confident and friendly. He put me at ease and is clearly skilled. We did some fundamental technique work and talked a little at the end about creativity and songwriting. Big thumbs up! - Dafydd
I have to say Ron is fantastic teacher. He's not only super passionate in his lessons, but extremely patient and engaging in his style of teaching. I'm currently learning Jazz piano, which is great as Ron has a deep understanding of musical theory and implements this alongside playing in his lessons. I couldn't recommend him enough to beginners, those trying to get back into playing such as myself, or players more advanced - Joe
I really like the private lessons, because Ronald focuses completely on the development process of me as a specific student - Margreet
I recommend Ronald because he is very funny and isn't like a normal teacher. The piano lessons are fun and I feel happy because I have become more confident about my skills on the piano - Jonah