bassist and educator Danny Ziemann invites you to join...
[Limited number of spots available]
If that thought feels familiar ⤴
Then this program is for you!
[The fact that you're here shows me you're a dedicated and curious musician, looking to play at the highest level. And the good news is, you can].
There's a lot of mystery around why some jazz players get ahead and why others don't. We might think it's about having a natural & untouchable talent... but that's not true.
What do we know?
We do know that superior results are the accumulation of doing the right things every day.
Conventional wisdom often makes what the great bass players do seem mythical and unachievable by regular musicians.
Even worse, this draws attention away from what really makes them great. The asset that...
...makes them first-call players,
...drives all of their playing choices,
...and is 100% achievable by everyone:
Maybe you could...
[*If you're there already, kudos. Let's talk because we can still take things further!]
Ready to become a first-call player?
The program is an online-group training, segmented into master topics, including:
Weekly group workshops help achieve mastery in each master-topic⤵
You'll be part of a tight-knit community that supports an extremely high level of individual success—much more than just one-on-one lessons.
This program is designed to put you in the ranks of top musicians anywhere.
Ready to take the leap?⤵
I'm Danny Ziemann.
I've built my professional career performing with some of the top jazz musicians including Jorge Rossy, Sheila Jordan, Wycliffe Gordon, Bobby Militello, Gordon Webster, Harry Allen, and the Focusyear Band (in concert with artists like Wolfgang Muthspiel, Joshua Redman, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Becca Stevens, Avishai Cohen, Mark Turner and Lionel Loueke).
I've spent years playing with great musicians, understanding what makes the great so special—and what they need from bass players. In every situation, my ears are the reason I repeatedly get called back for gigs.
Even if there's no sheet music [common on every gig] and I'm unfamiliar with the tunes, I know I can learn the tunes and nail them—in real time.
>Why do I practice these skills? Because the pros expect you to do this.<
It wasn't always this way for me—having the freedom to hear—but I'm here to show you that it's a skill anyone can learn. The skill that gets better gigs.
Why should you trust me to help you?⤵
Truthfully, there aren't as many people who are as active in the teaching space as they are performing space. You know my playing credentials, but we know that not every great player is a great teacher. Here's a shortlist of my teaching qualification...
I know few things in teaching are fact. However...
Ready to take the leap and become a first call player?
>Here's another fact I know<
Even under ideal circumstances with gigs, it's hard to stay committed to practicing.
Maybe you've thought about signing up for some lessons... but sifting through the surplus of teachers is exhausting. Plus, will they remain committed to me after gigs do inevitably return?
Finding motivation doesn't have to be a major task—nor does progress have to exist
If you're ready to take the leap into your musicianship and make great things happen, schedule a call and let's chat.
I understand! I'm not psychic... but I imagine these thoughts crossed your mind.
01... I'm not a beginner, but I'm not an expert either. Should I still consider this program?
Absolutely! Your level of experience is all relative. We'll have a chance to discuss all of your thoughts, goals, and experiences together. My main concern is that you have the best chance at success, however I can make that happen.
02... I am a total beginner, should I consider the program?
The program is designed for experienced musicians and above. However, I am opening a small portion of my studio to work with dedicated, enthusiastic, beginning-level musicians.
03... Can I really make great progress online?
Yes! Zoom is a fantastic platform that guarantees a high level of support. I've been working with students online, creating video courses, and studying the medium for years. It may feel strange to not have a teacher in the room with you, but it otherwise wouldn't be possible to have the same level and regularity of classes.
04... Are there payment plans available?
Yes, please contact me directly to discuss this.
05... I'm already a professional. Do I need to still take lessons and study the basics?
Even if you play swinging bass lines, know your fingerboard like your phone number, remember loads of tunes, and feel comfortable sounding your best on the "bass du jour"... yes, this program is STILL for you! Every bass player, regardless of success and experience, benefits from cleaning up the gaps in their fundamentals.
Want to break through to new heights in your playing? Look downwards first!
06... I don't necessarily want to be a first-call player, but I do want to get better. Is this right for me?
Yes! I'd still encourage you to sign up for a call. Think about the characteristics a first-call player embodies: commitment, diligence, and tenacity. This process is not solely about getting gigs with the best people—it's about the gift of hearing and freedom you give your musicianship.
In any ensemble—at any level—one musician absolutely has the ability and authority to elevate the entirety of the performing ensemble. You can become that influential musician, exuding musicality at an infectious level.
07... Can I just take private lessons with you instead?
Sorry, this program is the only way to study directly with me.
08... Do I need to join the Facebook group?
Nope! If you're not in the Facebook user crowd, the private group is just an added bonus. I'll still send pertinent updates through emails.
09... Will this program really enable me to hear chord changes to a song once and know it?
For some, this is a reality. For others, this process may take 12-18 months. However, after six months, your hearing will be transformed—certainly enough to make a noticeable difference in your playing!
10... What's the daily time commitment?
I can't decide this for you, but whatever you would expect from yourself if you were to commit 100% to mastering a task. This is not a casual commitment, so at least a few hours per day.
Any further questions? Let's schedule something!⤵