Jeff Berlin is the Director of the great music school The Players School Of Music, located in Florida!
Founded by Jeff Berlin in 1996, The Players School of Music is a music school created to improve music education by teaching students according to their ability to learn. The music school introduced a bold new concept in music education: that students had time to become familiar with their homework and practice without pressure. Memorization of music was removed from study. Review and daily practice were emphasized at this music school.
Beginning in three rooms, the school trained mostly Florida-based players in the ways of reading, soloing, and comping on their instruments. Harmony and ear training classes were added to round out the players' need for a broader musical understanding.
With the need for more space, the music school moved to a larger facility in 1998 and added new playing programs to the music schools course list. In 1999, the music school moved locations to one of the most beautiful sights for a music school in the world: the historic Kapok Gardens. With its waterfalls, sculptures, tropical flora, and ivy-covered walls, the Players School is a music school that has one of the most unique settings for music studies anywhere. In March 1999, Department of Education of the State of Florida licensed The Players School of Music as the only "alternative private independent music school in the State. Currently, no other privately run music schools in Florida is similarly licensed.
In 2000, many new changes took place to the music school. The US Department of Homeland Security has authorized The Players School of Music to enroll foreign students. The school began its Master Class Series by inviting outside professionals from every area of music to come and teach. Renowned guest musicians, recording industry personnel, and a variety of music-connected professionals come and lecture to our student body at our music school.
Playing well and learning well is our motto. The school continues to upgrade its programs with new methods of playing and practicing to help you learn music on and off your instrument.
One Week Intensive Program: July 23 – 27, 2012
The One Week Intensive will change your musical life forever. In five days we will teach you how to practice, what to practice and, as importantly, what not to practice. Amateur and professional musicians will discover new elements of playing that will affect their musicality for years to come.
Each day your classes will include Private Lessons, Ear Training, Harmony, Music Principles, Live Ensembles, and Chart Reading Ensembles.
Five days of practicing, playing, and enlightening musical philosophies virtually guarantees that you will learn in a week what it might take months to learn elsewhere.
Accepting applications until July 21st -- call now: 1-727-725-1445
Lorenzo with three drummers : Roberto Gualdi, Maxx Furian and Stefano Bagnoli.
Jennifer Young in the studio showing off her Markbass MoMark Amplifiers!
Evan and Dana layin it down in the studio, featuring the Super Synth pedal.
Canadian Markbass artist Rich Brown playing through the Little Mark Tube 800 and New York 604 cabinets.
Maurizio Rolli solo bass tune powered by: Fbass BN5 custom - Markbass Momark LMK - Markbass "Riverbero"
Markbass is proud to support, together with our friends at ZON basses, the "Solo Bass and Beyond" master class of our top-artist Michael Manring, that will be held at Berklee Bass Dept. on October 7, 2015.
Markbass top-artist Richard Bona upcoming concert at "Rock in Rio" festival and clinics in Rio and in São Paulo.
Markbass top-artist Michael League and his band Snarky Puppy are ready to start their massive 2 1/2-month tour that will take them through the US, Canada, Japan, UK, continental Europe, Turkey and South America, before to return to the states for several shows.
We are proud to be a partner of the Dresdner Drum Bass Festival, that will take place on September 19 in Dresden, Germany.
Featured artists include Markbass Artist CHRIS MINH DOKY.
Bassist and multi-instrumentalist Evan Marien has released his latest solo album, Artifacts.
From 10th to 26th September, Markbass artist Mario Guarini will have a series of concerts at Foro Italico in Rome, with Baglioni and Morandi "Capitani Coraggiosi" tour.
Reggie Washington is about to start an European Tour to support his third CD entitled "RAINBOW SHADOW – A Tribute to Jef Lee Johnson".
September 2015, Italian bass shredder and Markbass Artist Dino Fiorenza will embark on a clinic tour in China & Hong Kong.
Markbass top-artist Jeff Berlin launched his PledgeMusic campaign to fund, record and release his next CD, “Jeff Berlin plays Jack Bruce: Songs for a Wailer!”
Tuesday 14 July, Markbass artist Lorenzo Feliciati will play at Goethe-Institut Portugal with TWINSCAPES, his electric bass duo project with Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), accompanied on drums by Roberto Gualdi as special guest.
Markbass top-artist Alain Caron will be in tour in Italy, with DV Mark artist Ciro Manna on guitar, Michele Di Toro on piano/keyboards and Claudio Romano on drums.
Thanks to the collaboration between Markbass and the art director of "Settimana Mozartiana" Ettore Pellegrino - organized by Comune di Chieti - Richard Bona will perform in Chieti on July 14th 2015.
Italian Markbass artist Dino Fiorenza shares his acoustic bass tecnique expertise in a new Italian-language instructional book/dvd called "Manuale di basso percussivo", published in Italy by fingerpicking.net.
"Markbass is the perfect choice for my sound in Hopes Die Last. A monstrous attack, clear definition and thunderous low bottom. It makes my bass literally GROWL!"
Markbass artist Paola Zadra on tour with Fedez for the Pop-Hoolista SummerTour 2015.
The Mark World Contest is a competition reserved to emerging bands organized by Mark World in collaboration with the Associazione Culturale “New sounds & beyond" and the Loft 128 club, with the patronage of the School of Popular Music of Conservatory of Pescara.
Markbass is proud to support, together with our friends at F Bass, a 6 day Ultimate Bass Camp (Mount Orford, Quebec, Canada - August 16-21) with our top-artist Michael League of Snarky Puppy.
Where you can get the accurate bass transcription of Alain' s CD Multiple Faces plus the full charts and minus bass play along tracks... and more!
Bass Multiamp Custom Presets by Markbass artist Vincenzo "VIZ" Maurogiovanni.
"Absolutely the best equipment you can get, totally inspiring! Markbass amps and cabinets are powerhouses that deliver clear, punchy and flexible tone. "
Markbass artist Pierluigi Balducci, Italian appreciated jazz electric/acoustic bassists and composer, is going to tour in South Korea with Nuevo Tango Ensamble.
Markbass Artist Oytun Ersan's long awaited, epic album is mainly based on Funk and Ethnic Jazz and presents a unique combination of East and West ethnic beats.
Edu Falaschi is to be back to Italy in June 2015 to celebrate his 25th career anniversary together with Italian fans, band line-up feat Markbass artist Dino Fiorenza on bass, Titta Tani on drums, Mysteria on keyboards and Francesco Corapi on guitar.
Markbass artist Chris Minh Doky upcoming tour with CMD & the Nomads, feat. DV Mark artist Dean Brown, George Whitty and Gary Novak.
Mohini Dey is one of the rising star inside the young bassists community, as always Markbass supports young talented players around the world!!!
Mark World will be exhibiting at the upcoming Frankfurt Musikmesse, April 15-18, introducing exciting new products for 2015. As always, we’ll have also an incredible lineup of artists perform at the show!
Markbass artist Chris Minh Doky is in the proces of composing and recording his next album “New Nordic Jazz” and to make it happen he likes to invite you to be a part of the production asking your help for pledges.
Starting on March 18, 2015 Markbass top-artist Jeff Berlin will be kicking off his weekly "Bass Tips with Jeff Berlin" web series!
Subscribe now and have first hand access to his style, technical proficiency and musicianship!
Thursday, March 12 Markbass top-artist Dominique Di Piazza will have a clinic in UK, organized by Ramsay Musical Instruments in association with Markbass.
Starting on 27th February 2015, Markbass top-artist Michael Manring will give a series of concerts and clinics in Italy, with UK guitarist Clive Carrol.