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Bass player for Prince spends time with Stax Music Academy students

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The students at Stax Music Academy are getting some tips from the former bass player for Prince.

Nik West met with students at a workshop Wednesday afternoon. 

West went over fundamentals of Funk music with the students

West said the students are the most amazing kids she has ever met.

"I'm definitely impressed because they are the young kids doing the old school stuff and you don't see that," West said. "People used to call me the young kid. They still call me the young kid and they are younger than me."

West also donated a bass guitar to the academy. 

She's set to play at a concert Thursday night at the Orpheum Halloran Center.

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