Private 1-on-1 Bass Lessons with Wendy Phua
Learn the 5 Steps to accelerate your music practice
"DISCOVER THE SECRETS TO MASTERING BASS AWESOMENESS"
Based in Nelson, New Zealand, Wendy is a bassist, composer, sound designer, sound engineer and educator with 20+ years in the music industry.
Trained in classical piano during her early childhood, she later cut her teeth as a bassist playing actively within the local music circuit. Wendy has since gone on to perform alongside Akira Jimbo (Casiopea), James LoMenzo (Megadeth), Mel Gayner (Simple Minds), Shaggy, Emma Shapplin and and Riki Hendrix. Other notable performances include MTV Asia Awards 2002, ESPNStar Sports X-Games Asia 2006, Baybeats Music Festival 2004, Mediacorp TV programs Suria “Anugerah Band” 2008 (Feature Band) and Vasantham “Nenjukulle (Season 3)” 2017, Singapore Wine & Jazz Festival 2010, Mosaic Music Festival 2006 and more.
In 2008, Wendy released a self-produced solo bass EP Between Here And Then which received glowing reviews by Musikuz (Czech) and Bass Frontiers Magazine (US), and garnered airplay on Mediacorp radio networks Lush 99.5FM, Rediffusion Singapore, and News Radio 93.8FM. The wider attention to her music led to a Yamaha endorsement in 2015, and appearances at Yamaha roadshows, bass clinics and judging duties at the nation-wide Asia Beat music competitions. She was also the bassist in Ootini! (progressive folk fusion), Lily of the Valley (jazz-funk), and Zhen (progressive-rock), and is currently playing in Soulfudo (funk) and Tessera (contemporary jazz).
When not on stage, Wendy is busy in the studio producing music and sound design for 60+ games, educational e-content, mobile hardware, call-on-hold and more. Her music can be heard on Weike Gaming Technology slot machines in casino resorts throughout Southeast Asia including Marina Bay Sands, Resorts World Sentosa, Venetian and Sands Macao, and MGM Grand Ho Tram. She is currently a resident composer at world-class digital mobile games company, Pocket Games Software (PG SOFT). Find out more about her music at www.asoundstate.com
Wendy is highly passionate about music and life-long learning, which makes teaching bass a great way for her to combine both passions!
CHOOSE YOUR WORKOUT
All low-end warriors have to start somewhere!
Pick a course below to begin on your musical journey, or if you're not sure where to start, Wendy can do an assessment on your playing and recommend the best course for you.
WHAT MY STUDENTS THINK
"Wendy is an extremely talented and knowledgeable teacher who not only imparts good techniques but also engages students in music improvisation that helps develop creativity. Learning from Wendy has been amazing and I now have a deeper appreciation for music."
MANDALINE TEO, Lab Technologist
"Wendy is a motivator who gets you charging headlong towards your musical goals.
Aside from improving my bass playing, she has also given me a brilliant headstart into the world of recording and mixing. I have no hesitation in recommending Ms Phua
as an inspired instructor in both these musical spheres."
MICHAEL WORROW, Financial Sector Worker
"Wendy is a music mentor who not only taught me my way around the bass, she also taught me audio engineering skills, how to teach and how to plan goals personally and in music context. These are skills that last a life time."
JUN TECK LEE, Food Technologist
"Wendy’s artful articulation and deep knowledge makes light of complicated structure. An inspiration behind the perspiration."
GERARD ZHANG, Owner at Stellez Vine
"Everything I've known and played onstage, I owe them to Wendy. She would go all the way to refine and improve basslines that I've come up with."
CARISSA FOO, Bassist@TUZI
(Mediacorp Channel U's Superband 2008 Winner)
"I was a complete beginner in music, but Wendy not only helped me reach a performance level of playing on the bass, but also taught me songwriting and music production on Cubase. She has been an amazing influence! "
ERIC TAN, Project Manager
GET IN TOUCH
Lessons are held at:
8a Isel Place, Stoke, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
* Lessons can be held at your preferred location at additional transport cost.
Online lessons may be arranged, please contact me for further information.