Aidan Hampson

Portrait of Aidan Hampson


+ Bass Tutor

Aidan has played around the world, performing in rock bands, jazz bands, classical orchestras and pretty much everything else in between. He has taught the bass for over twenty years, specialising in theory and technique. He’s also had transcriptions featured in bass magazines worldwide.  Aidan has an extensive line of published bass songbooks, receiving plaudits from many of the world’s greatest players including Nathan East and Leland Sklar.

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Our Courses

We are world leaders in on-site, online and blended learning for musicians. Our BA (Hons) and Master’s courses are internationally recognised and approved by Falmouth University.

BA (Hons) Career Musician On-site

Immerse yourself in the on-site university experience. Get the best of both worlds.

BA (Hons) Career Musician Online

Enjoy the flexibility of online learning. Study on your own terms. 

MA Music Entrepreneur

Sharpen your commercial edge. Study online or with a blend of on-site and online activity. It’s up to you. 

Why WaterBear?

Tardigrade (AKA Water Bear)

  • Micro-animal that is found everywhere, in all extreme climates
  • The most resilient creature known to humanity. Survives and adapts to its surroundings
  • This resilience and ability to adapt and survive inspires us in everything we do
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