Bass, guitar and drums lessons in San Jose and South Bay

Ashot Mnjoyan
4200 The Woods Dr., San Jose, CA 95136
Cell (831)224-0505 (or text, in case I'm at the lesson)

Dedicated and accomplished bass, guitar and drums instructor with a solid musical and teaching background is seeking students that want to learn from years of experience! Trilingual with fluency in English, Russian and Armenian.

Ashot offers bass guitar, electric or acoutic guitar and drums lessons for students in San Jose, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Saratoga and other South Bay locations. There is no age limit!

The lessons are tailored to each student's level and accomodating the goals and musical styles of each student. From beginner lessons to medium to advanced level players, Ashot prepares custom program (including the sheet music) to make sure the students are not only learning a lot — but also have fun in the process.

In addition to individual lessons, Ashot also runs bands program at Almaden school — where he groups students that want to participate in the program in bands for jam lessons.
Skill Summary:

43 years of professional music performance, and over 18 years of teaching bass guitar.

Electric Bass, Guitar and Drums.
Musical Styles / Current projects:

  • Jazz, Big Band, Pop, Rock, Jazz-Rock and Funk
  • Check out my bass skills with a current project

  • 2007 Teacher of the Year -- Almaden School
  • Winner of the Soviet Union Stage Performers competition (twice).

    2005 - Present   Almaden Dance and Music School
    • Electric bass lessons
    • Guitar
    • Drums
      San Jose, CA
    1995 - 2003   Austrian National Circus
    Bass Guitar Player
    • Performed in more then 15 European countries, including Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Lichteinstein.
    1992 - 1995   Military Offcier's Club
    Music Director
    1990 - 1992   "Taik" Band
    Band Leader
    • Perfomances throughout former Soviet Union, Europe and Africa, including Congo, Cameron, Angola, Polan, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Yugoslavia.
    1986 - 1990   Armenian TV Jazz Band
    Lead Bass Guitar Player
    1982 - 1986   "Serpantin" Band
    Band Leader
    1980 - 1982   Armconcert
    Music Teacher Bass Guitar
    1971 - 1980   Bands: Nairi, Soviet Army Band, Garun, Armina, Aragast
    Lead Bass Guitar Player, Band Leader
    • As a member of the "Armina" Band became a winner of Soviet Union Stage Performers competition (twice).
    • Performed all over former Soviet Union, many Middle Eastern countries including, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria.

    1967   Spendiarov School of Music
    Class of Violin
      Armenia, Yerevan

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