Keith Peberdy

Keith is an amazing bass player and teacher. He has performed all over the world with a wealth of top artists. In addition, he’s an exerienced educator of not just the bass but also music in general (ear training, composition and arranging).

Keith Peberdy

With Guitar Weekends

Keith started working with us in the 2020 and has run many diverse online courses with subject ranging from boot camp (beginner level) to harmonic layering (intermediate) as well as the styles of particular artists, improvisation and many more. Residentials are focused on Playing Practical Bass.


Background and career

Keith began playing aged 17 and studied at the Musician’s Institute, California, USA.

Having enjoyed a successful playing career since, Keith has a wealth of recording. broadcasting and performing credits to his name.

His work has led to his association with many prominent artistes from the world of popular music, Jazz and television, including; Sting, Jools Holland, Phil Collins, Chris Rea, Rolling Stones, Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Chrissie Hind, Ian Dury, Suzanne Vega, Sir Tom Jones, Sir Bob Geldof, Peter Kay, Tony Christie, Michael Parkinson, Jonathan Ross, European Youth Jazz Orchestra, Voice of the North Jazz Orchestra, John Surman, Bob Mintzer, Tommy Smith, Dennis Rollins and there are many more.

As a performing musician, Keith has toured the world and taken in so many prominent venues, but the highlight of his UK work includes appearances at The Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham NEC, Wembley, Knebworth, Download Festival and T4 Party in the Park.

Television and Radio credits include, TOTP, Strictly Come Dancing, Emmerdale, GMTV, CDUK, Jools Holland’s ‘The Happening’, Comic Relief, Radio 2, John Peel, Channel 4 ‘In Concert’ and SKY TV.

Keith is also a very experienced music educator. From being on the faculty of a leading Music School, through to eaching in universities, colleges and schools, delivering Bass specific workshops & seminars and also broader music subjects such a harmony, composition, arranging and aural studies, he’s covered most of the bases in the past 40 years.

He has also set up his own teaching bass guitar Youtube channel – Academy of bass.


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