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Alex Urlich

Electric Bass Lessons | Electronic Dance Music Production Lessons, Guitar Lessons, Ukulele Lessons | Artist development, Song Writing Workshops, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons

  • Qualifications: BMus (Jazz), Grad. Dip. Secondary Teaching, Dip. Audio Engineering
  • Pricing: $50 1 hour, $30 1/2 hour
  • Styles: Rock, Funk, Jazz, R&B, Pop, Reggae, Latin, Soul, etc.
  • Suitability: All ages and levels


Hi there. My name is Alex Urlich and I have been a professional musician and music teacher for the last 12 years.

In this time I have toured extensively around NZ and the world, recorded and produced a number of albums and been a regular around the Auckland live music scene.

As a teacher I have taught classroom music for Mt Albert Grammar School, Mt Hobson Middle School and Middle School West Auckland and have been an itinerant bass guitar teacher at a number of Auckland secondary schools. I also teach privately from the Underground Music Studios, my personal business, in which I teach Bass, Guitar and Ukulele.

I also have a background in music production and can teach many popular recording programs such as Pro Tools, Logic and Ableton.

I have had great success with my students, some going on to university study and then on to professional careers.

Please don’t hesitate to call/email me if you have any questions


Teaching Info

My teaching style varies from student to student and is individually tailored. For instance, if a student is keen on eventually becoming a professional I will include instruction on sight reading, harmony, improvisation, etc. If they are a more casual student we can focus on learning songs, jamming with others and gaining the most pleasure out of music. Of course these two approaches frequently overlap and all students will get a strong education in technique, performance, listening and expressing themselves through their instrument.

In terms of material, there are some books that I teach out of, particularly beginner students, but I do a lot of transcription for my students (writing out the song you would like to learn) and there is always a component of ear training (learning songs from listening to them critically)

Even if we work out of a book I always include time to go over my students individual preferences in term of music. You have to enjoy what your learning right?!