Bass Guitar, Piano, Music Theory, Saxophone, Upright Bass
I play professionally, I have over 43 years of music experience I started at a very early age enjoying music, i have played recitals at the high school level on cello. I have been a featured soloist on the 4,5,6,string electric bass as well as the acoustic double bass, I have a CD out that show cases the genres of music that i have experience in. I am very passionate about teaching and instructing my students to acquire a love for music that will inspire them on to greater achievements in life.
Bass Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Upright Bass
Hello! I was born and raised in Florida, where I attended the University of South Florida for my BM cum laude degree in Music Composition, and my Dual-Concentration Master's degree in Music Composition and Electro-Acoustic Music. I have been involved with music for my entire life, including playing in all kinds of bands since Middle School, and writing and recording my own music in my home studio nearly every day. I am primarily a bass player, although I can find my way on nearly every instrument in existence!
Bass Guitar, Violin, Basic Math, Cello, Elementary Math, Music Performance, Music Theory, Upright Bass, Viola
My name is Marisa B. I am a bass player by trade but I also play violin, viola, bass guitar, and I can teach beginning music theory. I really enjoy playing all the instruments I teach, however I am in school learning to play all 18 basic instruments in the music world! VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois is a great place to study music education and get yourself way more involved in music than you ever anticipated being. I sing in choir, I previously was in the Symphonic Band and the Wind Ensemble, I am currently part of the Jazz Ensemble (holding down the rhythm section with my steady bass lines), and I am the bass section leader of the Philharmonic Orchestra. All of that aside, I really love teaching and I would love to work with you in any way it was needed to help you succeed. I want you to have fun, but I also know the value behind learning. I am always willing to answer questions, give advice, or just have conversations. I am pretty easy going as long as my students keep up with their practicing. If you have any questions, please contact TakeLessons and they will get them to me as soon as they can!
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Bass Guitar, Guitar, Songwriting, Upright Bass
Hi, I'm Curtis aka C-Funk.. I am an passionate musical artist who is looking for the opportunity to use my craft to enhance your skills or give you the basics needed to become a skillful and creative musician. I have played the bass guitar for more than 30 years of my life, and the most important thing I feel that you need to know about me is that I love what I do and I'm good at it! While I am a product of the funk and rock era of the 70's and 80's I am also knowledgeable and skillfuI in many genres including gospel, blues, southern soul/R&B, contemporary jazz and more. I am a self-taught musician, however I have had some formal training and worked with several well trained professionals. Additionally, I have taught several now very successful musicians. I also strive to stay a perpetual student of the craft myself, as I am still constantly learning and growing as a musician and teacher. I keep my skills sharp by playing regularly with other musicians and for churches, bands and special events.
Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Classical Guitar, Dance, Flute, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Saxophone, Songwriting, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Upright Bass
Daniel, a former faculty member of Columbia College in Chicago, is a studio and live performance singer and musician based in Chicago. His teaching and performing experience spans three decades, and includes expertise in the studies of voice, guitar, piano, bass, drums, and trumpet, along with music theory, arranging, and composing. He is a Lincoln Academy Student Laureate who holds a BA in Music Composition, and has attended graduate courses in education at Roosevelt University and DePaul University in Chicago. He has taught students of all ages at private studios, public school, and college.
Daniel is described by his students as a natural teacher. He prefers to be regarded as an advancing student, and takes the journey along with his students to guide them towards their goals with a friendly, positive, efficient and productive approach. He feels that music is within all of us, and a desire to learn is a sign of talent, so anyone can develop their musical abilities with methodical practice.
The musical journey for Daniel began at an early age with trumpet and piano studies which became a passion for him by the age of 14. He was the drum major of the high school marching band, and successfully completed a paid contract to arrange music for the high school jazz band which performed in a state beauty pageant. He began teaching privately after high school, and continued playing in bands, and composing original music. He formed a professional jazz ensemble under the name of the Chicago Jazz Players by the age of 22, and developed his arranging techniques while having it performed by an eighteen piece orchestra consisting of many great local artists. It was in this environment that he gained experience with brass, woodwinds, and rhythm instruments. He was granted a position at Columbia College as an instructor at age 29 where he taught theory, sight singing, musicianship, ear training, harmony, orchestration, and composition. He scored the music for several plays, and conducted his own pieces with Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera Players. During those years he found himself playing the guitar and singing more than anything else. It was in 1995 that he focused on singing and playing the guitar with his rock band. He has produced several CD recordings of his original music in his own studio, and has helped produce local bands and artists. He performs regularly in the Chicago area.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Upright Bass
Dave K.began playing guitar at the age of 10. His influences include Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Guthrie Govan, Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny and Scott Henderson. At the age of 17 he began teaching private guitar and bass lessons to classmates from his neighborhood high school. It was through this initial experience with teaching that he realized he wanted to make music education his career. Since then he has taught private guitar and bass lessons at Naperville Music, Rossi Music, Horizon Music, and the Plainfield School of Music. In addition, he has taught orchestra, guitar, and jazz band at Rolling Meadows High School.
In 2000 Dave graduated from the University of Northern Illinois with a degree in jazz and classical guitar where he studied with world-renowned fusion guitarist Fareed Haque. In addition, Dave has studied guitar with some of the best guitar players in the world including Dave Uhrich and Andy Timmons.
In 2003-2009, he produced and played guitar in the Chicago based hard rock group Disonic. In 2007, Disonic singed to Darkstar Records and released the E.P. The Value of Truth. The Value of Truth was distributed in the USA and Japan. In addition, it was distributed digitally world wide on iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby.
In 2009 he attended VanderCook College of Music and earned a Master’s Degree in Music Education. Currently, Dave is playing bass in the Chicago rock group I Decline and guitar in the Dave K. Group. This year, Dave is releasing his first solo instrumental guitar album under his own name. In addition, he continues to teach rock, jazz and classical guitar and bass in the Chicago area.
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