Alex Lacquement, Bass and Guitar
Alex Lacquement started playing the upright bass with fervent passion when he was seventeen and hasn’t let anything slow him down. The first time he heard sound of the upright bass he found his life’s calling: to perform music and share joy.
Alex is an energetic and assertive ensemble player, imaginative soloist, and precise technician on the double bass. His tone is unmistakable and his driving groove unifies a group’s sound, making him an in-demand player. He uses his breadth of musical training to bring new sounds and moods to America’s traditional songs. As a nationally touring artist, Alex performs with Bumper Jacksons, Charm City Junction, Ken & Brad Kolodner, appears with Letitia VanSant, Anna Roberts-Gevalt, and other performers.
He holds two degrees in music education from the Eastman School and from James Madison University.
Alex has been a teaching upright bassist for the past twelve years, teaching all skill levels from beginners to advanced players, to children and adults. During lessons he covers topics such as: healthy techniques for holding and playing the bass, how to maximize tone production both when plucking and bowing, learning how to play by ear, how to create good bass lines and play melodies, how to improvise, how to read music (if desired), and how to play well with others.
Alex is also an accomplished banjo player and guitarist.
Alex will teach two one-hour-long sessions, Bass Runs for Old-time Guitar, and - a first for Maidencreek - an advancing bass class.
Class descriptions link from the Schedule page; go there now!