"Anthony has a diverse and interesting resume, making him very well known to bass players around the world, but he’s also one of the best clinicians we’ve ever known! Because of this, we’ve had him teach more clinics at Aguilar than anyone else. Everyone always leaves feeling educated and inspired, no matter their level of ability." 

Dave Avenius CEO Aguilar Amplification

"Fodera guitars is incredibly honored to have Anthony as part of our roster of players and consider him to be one of the most comprehensive, insightful, and engaging clinicians today. Anthony has the unique ability to take some of the most complex elements of music theory and make it accessible and understandable to any level of musician. In addition, his level of committment and intentionality to his students are second to none." 

Fodera  

"I don't know if I have ever encountered a bass educator as complete and comprehensive as Anthony Wellington. He has something to offer for any level of player, and his commitment to excellence is second to none."

Adam Nitti AdamNittiMusicEducation.com Adjunct faculty Belmont University School of Music and Atlanta Institute of Music, staff Instructor for Victor Wooten's "Wooten Woods" and Gerald Veasley's Bass Boot Camp. Appeared on 3 Grammy Award Winning Albums. 

"Anthony Wellington has the ability to make complex musical concepts understandable. He is committed to sharing his vast knowledge and seeing bass students learn and grow." 

Gerald Veasley Gerald Veasley's Bass Bootcamp, Flying Vee Music, Solo Artist, Joe Zawinul, Grover Washington Jr., McCoy Tyner and many others. 

 

Where Will The Bassology at Sea Cruise Take Us? 

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Discover an island with a fascinating history that is one of the most stunning examples of colonial life in the Western world!

Discover the classic signs of a vacationer’s paradise: gorgeous landscape with lush green mountains, underground caves, balmy waters, white-sandy beaches, delicious rum drinks and so much more. Spend an afternoon snorkeling and discover the beautiful marine life of the Caribbean Sea while swimming among the fish, coral communities, mangrove forests, and seagrass beds. Or take an evening sail around Old San Juan for amazing views of the 500-year-old walled city as the sun casts gorgeous light on the turquoise waters.  

Old San Juan is one of the first cities to be established in the New World. Explore historical forts, stroll the blue-toned cobblestone streets and uncover various UNESCO sites, museums, historic churches, restaurants and much more along the way. Take a tour of the Bacardi headquarters, visit Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico for the most gorgeous fine art collections on the island, including paintings, sculptures, and carvings as far back as the 17th century. From roadside stalls serving up delicious local snacks like alcapurrias to the finest restaurants with the freshest seafood on menus, enjoy the fusion of Spanish, Taíno, African, and US influences and flavors of San Juan’s rich culinary traditions. 

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Explore a fascinating fusion of Danish, French, Spaniard, West African and Carib influences. 

Charlotte Amalie is the enchanting capital of St. Thomas that has attracted pirates and sailors the world over for centuries. There’s so much to discover on a cruise to St. Thomas. For a nice overview of the island’s history head to Fort Christian Museum. Built as a military fort by the Dutch in 1680, this historic landmark features exhibits chronicling the history of the Virgin Islands from the Stone Age to the present, as well as natural history collections, and an art gallery. Experience the beauty of St. Thomas beaches with a wonderful picnic on Magens Bay beach or snorkel in the turquoise Caribbean Sea where you’ll come up close to corals, sponges, and schools of colorful tropical fish. Authentic island dishes like savory curries with roti, the freshest seafood, and delicious drinks made with the finest local rums are readily available on restaurant menus. And, while the beaches and ocean are beautiful, there is one thing that really sets St. Thomas apart - shopping. This island is the most commercial of all the U.S. Virgin Islands. Browse through the shop-lined streets of the capital city and shop for duty-free trinkets and bargains on everything from liquor to imported china and crystal.

 

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Relax in a region known for its 32km stretch of beaches and clear waters. 

There is so much more to this resort town than meets the eye. Once you've soaked up some sun on one of Punta Cana's pristine beaches, venture to the capital city of Santo Domingo for a true taste of Dominican culture, go on a deep sea fishing excursion, or or take to the air for a thrilling helicopter ride. Punta Cana, the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic, abuts the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The Bávaro area and Punta Cana combine to form what's known as La Costa del Coco, or the Coconut Coast, an area of lavish, all-inclusive resorts. It's popular for zip-lining, windsurfing, kayaking and sailing.

 

Nassau, Bahamas

Bustling markets and placid beaches are like the yin and yang of this capital of The Bahamas!

The Nassau Straw Market, three blocks from the port, presents a riot of vendors, shoppers, and pirates. You'll find authentic Cuban cigars and one-of-a-kind artworks. Watch the artisans weave their intricate straw hats, bags, and other mementos, using techniques passed down over centuries. On vibrant Bay Street, find duty-free deals and colorful architecture.  

The broad white beaches of Paradise Island, minutes from town, feature sun-kissed sands, turquoise waters, and coral reefs. Discover the lost city of Atlantis. You can even wade through waist-high water and make a personal connection intelligent, gentle dolphins. 

Hop on a ferry to Blue Lagoon Island for a deluxe beach break. Unwind and settle into a hammock. Bask in warm golden sunshine and tranquil Atlantic waters.  

Nassau’s culinary bounty emerges from the ocean—dishes like fried snapper served with grits and grouper drizzled with butter. Try conch, the marine mollusk of the iconic shell, presented as conch fritters, conch chowder, cracked conch, even raw conch in fresh lime juice. Peas and rice is the staple side dish, and rum-based beverages are always popular.

Stateroom and Pricing Options

Bassology at Sea is pleased to offer students two pricing options based on the type of stateroom you choose: interior or balcony. 

You may enroll in Bassology at Sea with a 25% deposit before July 5, 2019. Final payment is due by August 5, 2019. You may make payments of any amount before the final payment is due. 

Pricing listed is for single or double occupancy of a stateroom and includes Bassology curriculum for one student. Please contact bassologyatsea@gmail.com for pricing for double occupancy for two students. Bassology at Sea does not find or recommend roommates.

After July 5, 2019, cruiseline group rate pricing is no longer available and pricing is determined by cruise line stateroom availability . 

We will not accept enrollments after October 1, 2019 because students are receiving two Bassology lessons with Anthony before we cruise. The cutoff date for your pre-cruise lessons is October 9, 2019. This is to ensure you have time to practice and incorporate the new skills you learn in the lessons before the Bassology at Sea cruise departs.

Bassology at Sea students may bring one or more additional guests who may participate in Bassology at Sea group activities, audit clinics, or enjoy cruise activities.

When we receive your payment, you will receive a welcome email from bassologyatsea@gmail.com and be added to a Bassology at Sea 2019 private Facebook group. The welcome email will have attachments that must be returned promptly in order to validate your enrollment in Bassology at Sea and secure your stateroom on the cruise. These attachments are a liability waiver and your personal information that Celebrity Cruiseline needs to book your cabin. These documents MUST be received to validate your enrollment.

Important note: Prices include two private bass lessons before the cruise, bass classes during the cruise, cabin, taxes and certain fees. Prices do not include airfare, transfers to/from airport, shore excursions or gratuities. Deposits are nonrefundable.

Please contact Bassology at Sea Cruise Director Tamatha Bechtel at 786-584-2429 or bassologyatsea@gmail.com for more information, questions or special requests.

Celebrity Equinox Interior Stateroom

$2368 includes Interior Stateroom and Bassology curriculum for one student

Deposit $592*

Click the button below to make a Bassology at Sea 2019 deposit on an Interior Stateroom for double or single occupancy. This deposit secures your spot as a Bassology at Sea student and an interior stateroom on Celebrity Equinox. *Deposits are nonrefundable.

Celebrity Equinox Balcony Stateroom

$3548 includes Balcony Stateroom and Bassology curriculum for one student

  Deposit $887*  

Click the button below to make a Bassology at Sea 2019 deposit on a Balcony Stateroom for double or single occupancy. This deposit secures your spot as a Bassology at Sea student and an interior stateroom on Celebrity Equinox. *Deposits are nonrefundable.

Celebrity Equinox

Celebrity EquinoxSM captures the very essence of premium cruising. With new amenities not available on any other Celebrity ship, prepare to have your expectations exceeded as soon as you step on board. Delight in your choice of ten exceptional dining venues. Enjoy craft beer and comfort food in the new Gastrobar and sip refreshing frozen beverages on the pool deck at Slush. A unique experience at sea, feel grass beneath your feet at the relaxing Lawn Club. Every imaginable comfort complimented by Celebrity's unrivaled guest services promises an unsurpassed cruise experience no matter your destination.

Enjoy these highlights of Anthony Wellington's Bassology approach to music and bass playing!

Anthony answers Bassology at Sea Questions

Is Bassology at Sea only for current Bassology students?

No. Bassology at Sea is open to all bass players from any level whether they study with me or not. And really, on a higher level, it’s even open to non-bass players because I will be covering just as much theory as I will bass, and music theory is non-instrument specific. The most important qualification for Bassology at Sea is to be a serious student. Bassology is dedicated to the dedicated!

What topics will be covered during Bassology at Sea?

I'm excited that our 2019 cruise will provide 22 hours of Group Master Classes covering music theory for any instrument including applying music theory to soloing, melody, harmony, and bassline creation, the role of the bass, and understanding rhythmic subdivisions and time signatures.  

Master Classes include bass-specific topics such as dexterity, knowing all the notes on your bass, and components of sound.  

What does my playing level need to be for Bassology at Sea?

I will make sure that I cover what we need to cover in a way that will benefit people who are just learning how to play the bass guitar and people who have been playing a long time. I’m not so much concerned about the level of their playing ability as I am about discipline, because my curriculum is very disciplined. So an advanced player who is not disciplined will have a hard time with the curriculum but a beginner player who is serious and disciplined will have an easier time. Bassology at Sea is not based on level-- it is based on seriousness and discipline.

How will Bassology at Sea benefit my playing?

A person’s playing will always benefit from their knowledge base. Great playing is not about access to notes. It’s about access to knowledge.  

When you buy a Fender electric bass guitar, you get a 20 fret bass with 4 strings for a total of 84 notes and a range of 36 notes. And that’s the exact same quantity of notes that Jaco, James Jamerson, Larry Graham, Marcus Miller and many of our heroes create music with. When you buy an electric bass guitar, you buy the notes-- that’s part of the package deal. It’s not access to notes that make us better it’s access to knowledge. And that’s the difference that set Jaco, Jamerson, Larry Graham and Marcus Miller apart from many other players who play the same instrument—they have access to the knowledge.  

How many Bassology at Sea students will there be?

I’d like to keep the number to 20 or below because I want any student who wants personal access to me, whether in a group or individual, to have that.  

When can I start my two private lessons with Anthony that are included in Bassology at Sea? 

After you put down your deposit, you have a month to contact me to schedule your first lesson but I highly encourage you to schedule your first lesson right away. At the end of the first lesson, we can discuss dates for the second lesson.  

What is the cutoff date for scheduling these lessons before the cruise?

The sooner you get your lessons in, the longer you will have to work on the material before the cruise! The absolute last date for your second lesson is October 9, one month before the cruise. I think it would be a mistake to not start your lessons as soon as you sign up, but you get to make that decision. 

What if I don't take my pre-cruise lessons?

A better question is “why would you sell yourself short on the opportunity to be as prepared as possible for something so important to you that you’re willing to devote a week’s vacation to it??” Seriously,… that is a good question, right? 

Another better question is "if I don't want to take my pre-cruise lessons, am I really a serious student or just someone who wants to go on a cruise for the hang?" And I'll say this: if you are just in it for the hang, you're probably gonna get pretty fidgety at some point with 22 hours of master classes! Honestly? If you don't want to take your pre-cruise lessons, Bassology at Sea probably isn't for you.

What kind of bass are you awarding?

We are awarding an Alpher bass donated by Pierre Ganesman, owner of Bass Freaks SPRL. It was made by Chris Alpher Dobson who builds stunning basses. Check out his Alpher Instruments Facebook page as well as the Bass Freaks SPRL Facebook page for some of the best bass eye candy you could ever hope to see!

Do I need to bring my amp?

Nope. In fact, please don't! All you need to bring is your bass, an instrument cable and a couple of other small items we will tell you about in the Welcome Letter you receive after making your deposit. 

How do I ask more questions about Bassology at Sea?

Many of your cruise questions will be answered by clicking the link to Celebrity Cruiseline's FAQ's below. 

Feel free to send email to bassologyatsea@gmail.com for questions about Bassology at Sea curriculum and cruiseline topics not answered in the FAQ's. We are happy to help!

Cruising with Celebrity Cruise Line Q&A's

Malcolm Jamal Warner Actor, Grammy Award Winner, Bassology Student  

"Anthony kicks your butt but he does it with love!" Divinity Roxx Solo Artist Beyonce, Victor Wooten Bassology Student 

 "A mentor is both teacher and instructor with the unique skill to bring the lesson home in a way that makes the student believe they can and will execute the lesson. Anthony Wellington embodies the mentorship role like no other. He has a special talent to deliver a message in a way that makes every student feel like he's talking to just them. His brilliant ability to craft even the most complex of topics in the simplest form is only surpassed by his depth of musical wisdom and his talent as a musician."  

Dr. Joseph McClendon lll PhD Best selling author Ultimate performance specialist Singer-songwriter Bassology Student 

"Anthony's approach to teaching is so different from other instructors, it took a few sessions to realize he is taking me on a path...a path that dissects the instrument and music in a way that allows for a solid knowledge foundation from which I can express my musical voice. "  

Steve Arnett G-ratio Basses Bassology Student



 "I once heard Anthony say that being the best at something means that you have more tools in your toolbox than other people. By that measure, Anthony is simply the best bass teacher on the planet. His mastery of the craft of playing is part of it, but more importantly Anthony has the ability to pass that information on in a way that any student can understand. He adapts to the needs of all levels of students and like all the great ones, he makes it look easy. If all that wasn't enough, Anthony is a model for how to bring a keen sense of discipline to your music while still having a lot of fun! I feel privileged to be able to study with Anthony."  

Glenn Meier Bassology Student 



"I've just had one single skype lesson yet, but that single lesson already made me a better musician for a lifetime. He's the Einstein of Bass Education."  

All the best from Germany, Frank Backes Bassology Student 


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"When I decided to study the electric bass, I had already been playing and reading music for 30 years on the cello and piano. Nevertheless, I learned more about theory and musicianship from Ant in a few lessons than I had learned in the previous thirty years from other music instructors. He's really that good." 

Melanie LeGoullon Bassology Student 



"Taking music lessons from Anthony Wellington is like running a mental marathon. Thank you so much. This is the most fun I've ever had playing."

Todd Tawdry Hamby Basology Student