Michael offers some pretty amazing programs for school and master class workshops, seminars and musicianship skills for bass as well as all instruments. View them here!
Michael Manring offers a varied outreach of master classes, workshops, seminars, lectures and demonstrations. Each outreach opportunity works best when hand tailored to specific audiences.
Michael ’s school programs range from beginner to professional player and stretch across all educational platforms. Musicians are invited to bring their instrument. He also offers workshops for the general public.
Michael will demonstrate many of the unusual techniques he has developed for extending the expressive capabilities of the instrument and opening it's potential for solo performance.
Michael will work with students on exercises designed to increase their facility on and knowledge of the instrument. Topics include: muscle group isolation, permutation and combination studies for right and left hands and intervallic dexterity.
Most of us don’t think much about the bass guitar. We know that almost every band has a bassist who usually stands in the back and makes a pleasant, low sound and that’s about it. But if we take a closer look, we can see this is a deep, multifaceted and beautiful instrument with important things to say about our time.
Solkattu is an ancient South Indian system used to study rhythm that offers great benefits for all musicians. In this workshop Michael will demonstrate how to use the basic ideas of Solkattu to increase your rhythmic understanding, skill and creativity.
In this workshop Michael will lead participants through a series of stretches and exercises designed to keep the hands flexible, strong and healthy.