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Popular Upright Bass Teachers Near Bedford Park

Larry V.

Aurora, IL
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Jason L.

Chicago, IL
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Daniel K.

Chicago, IL
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Larry V. Aurora, IL

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin

About Me

*** Specialties ***
jazz and rock guitar, traditional suzuki violin, scruggs banjo

Jason L. Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught

Accompaniment, Arrangement and Composition, Bass Guitar, Beatbox, Composition, Ear Training, Guitar, Music Theory, Songwriting, Upright Bass

About Me

Learn: upright and electric bass
theory, composition, counterpoint
sight reading
stage and studio performance
After getting started as bassist for the New York metalcore band Inner Dam, opening for such acts as Hatebreed, Nepalm Death, Agnostic Front and others in the 90's, I relocated to Chicago to expand my musical horizons and further my education. I earned a bachelor's degree in music from the University of Illinois, Chicago, performing both orchestral music and jazz on the double bass, and sang tenor with the choir. I graduated near the top of my class with a 3.89 G.P.A., excelling in music theory, ear training, composition, counterpoint, and jazz improvisation. I also studied the keyboard for 3 years. Some of my professors included jazz greats Zvonimir Tot, Orbert Davis, and Stewart Miller, as well as the modern composer Mark Mellits. Aside from school I have performed all over Chicago, and toured the east and west coasts, performing a variety of music including; jazz, country, blues, bluegrass, West African pop, folk, reggae, hip hop, and indie rock. My band, Walking Bicycles has been covered in the Chicago Tribune and Spin magazine, and my bluegrass band is becoming a regular on the roots festival circuit. I have a wide range of knowledge to share, and can help you reach your goals, whether those goals be to start your own band, write your own music, play with other musicians, study at a University, or just express yourself on an instrument. You can do it.

*** Studio Equipment ***
upright and electric basses, acoustic guitars, electric piano and organ. Books and printouts.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The student must provide their own instrument, a tuner, and a metronome

*** Specialties ***
All kinds of rock, Jazz, Blues, Country/Bluegrass/Rockabilly, some classical. playing with a bow, fingers, or pick. Composing for any instrument. Improvising. modes and scales and how they relate to chords. Reading and writing music.

Daniel K. Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Composition, Dance, Drum, Ear Training, Flute, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Upright Bass

About Me

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.

*** Lesson Details ***
Daniel exhibits patience and care with each student, and develops an individualized approach based on clear goals with practical procedures. Most beginners can expect to have a working knowledge of music notation and how it applies to their instrument within three months, and should be developing fluency in performing music that they enjoy within six months. Advancing students will enjoy the rewards that will follow by studying with an experienced teaching musician that will recognize strengths and weaknesses, and recommend proven techniques for personal musical development. Studying music should be fun, fulfilling, and in harmony with the needs and desires of the student, and this is key to the philosophy held by Daniel.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Eight track recording gear; grand piano; guitars/bass (acoustic & electric); cables/amps, drum kit and percussion.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide lesson materials, and always have a metronome with me. I expect the student to have an instrument. I prefer that a student has a music stand.

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25
lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.Customized approach to the individual based on needs and goals.

Dave K.

Midlothian, IL
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Phillip S.

Plainfield, IL
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Dan P.

Chicago, IL
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Dave K. Midlothian, IL

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Upright Bass

About Me

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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As a private music instructor for the past 15 years, I personally have been granted the opportunity to teach a wide variety of music students. I have taught students ranging in age from 6 to 65. I have taught students from various ethnic and economic backgrounds. I have taught students with various physical, emotional, and learning disabilities. Regardless of the situation, I have always approached each lesson with the idea that every student deserves my best efforts as a teacher. This is because I believe that everyone, regardless of age, cultural heritage, ability, or financial circumstance deserve the opportunity to participate in the best music experiences possible.

I believe that everyone has the ability to learn to play a musical instrument and achieve success on it if they possess the desire to do so. This is because music is a vital part of the human experience. Music has the ability to turn ordinary life experiences into extraordinary ones. Think of everyday events such as: waking up in the morning, commuting to and from work or school, going through the work or school day, going to dinner with a friend or loved one, going to a sporting event,watching a movie or television show, or working out at the gym. Now, picture what these everyday events would be like without the presence of music. Without music, these experiences would be extremely dull and we as human beings would not be able to full appreciate the wonderful moments in our lives.

​As a music educator, my promise is to guide my students through the journey of learning to play music so they can experience the joy that it brings into their lives and the lives of others. I promise to help my students realize their full musical potential. I will always treat each student equally with fairness and respect, provide the best possible atmosphere for their growth, and recognize that each student is unique in how they learn and grow.

Lesson Topics Include
Music reading (Tablature, rhythmic notation, and standard notation)
Technical mastery of the instrument (Proper left and right hand technique, chords, scales, arpeggios, etc...)
Rhythm and counting
Repertoire (chosen by the individual student with the aid of the teacher)
Music business
Recording techniques​

*** Studio Equipment ***
Fender 2012 Jeff Beck Stratocaster
Fender 1992 Standard Stratocaster
1980 Gibson Flying V
1994 Washburn N4
2005 Washburn X50PROF
1996 Washburn HB 35
Fender 1965 Twin Reverb Amp
MacBook Pro loaded with Pro Tools, Finale, Garageband, Live, Guitar Pro 6, Band in a Box

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitar and materials. Student should also have guitar and materials

*** Specialties ***
I am able to teach all styles of music but specialize in all forms of Rock, Jazz, Blues, and Classical

Phillip S. Plainfield, IL

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Upright Bass

About Me

On double bass, Dr. Phillip S. is an active soloist performing concerti and other virtuoso works by Bottesini, Deak, Koussevitzky, Rautavaara, Tubin and others. He has performed under the baton of conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Christoph Eschenbach, Neeme Jrvi and David Robertson as a member of Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Dr. Phillip performs with other orchestras including the Renovo String Orchestra, the North Shore Chamber Arts Ensemble, the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Illinois Symphony Orchestra and many others. He performs on violas da gamba with period-instrument Early Music ensembles including Ars Antigua, the Bach Collegium of Fort Wayne, Madison Bach Musicians, the Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, New Comma Baroque, the Newberry Consort, the Second City Musick, the Secret of the Muses, the Spirit of Gambo – a Chicago Consort of Viols, and many others.

In performance, Dr. Phillip has appeared on Chicago’s 98.7FM WFMT, Wisconsin Public Radio, Milwaukee Public Radio and WUIS NPR and can be heard on CD releases from Clarion, Cedille, Soundbyte and Varse Sarabande Records. On viol, he appears as a recitalist performing old and new works for viol and as an orchestral concert soloist. In addition to teaching privately in the greater Chicago-area, he is instructor of double bass and viola da gamba at Valparaiso University. he is the founder and music director of the Early Music outreach program Viols in Our Schools, Early Music America’s Outreach Award recipient of 2010.

In 2013, Dr. Phillip presented 'Making Your Baroque Solos More H.I.P.' in conjunction with a performance with Jessica Powell Eig entitled 'The Cuckoo’s Egg …or Just Plain Cuckoo? Transcriptions of Early Music for Double Basses' at the Historically Informed Performance Summit at the 2013 International Society of Bassists Convention at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Dr. Phillip earned his Bachelor of Music studying with San Francisco Symphony member Stephen Tramontozzi at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 1998. He later completed his Master of Music & Doctor of Music degrees at Northwestern University School of Music in 2001 and 2007, respectively where he studied double bass with international soloist DaXun Zhang, Chicago Symphony Orchestra member Michael Hovnanian and viola da gamba with Newberry Consort founder Mary Springfels. Study a variety of modern and period instruments with this versatile artist now.

*** Lesson Details ***
Private instruction is a vital part of a student's education. My job as a specialist is to work on detailed technical concepts, help the student be more effective and efficient on their instrument, and expose students to a variety of repertoire and styles, accelerating their progress from a beginner to an effective musician.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Double Bass
4-String Vielle
6-String Treble Viola da Gamba
7-String Bass Viola da Gamba
6-String Bass Viola da Gamba
7-String Elecctric Guitar
6-String Bass Guitar
Single-Manual Harpsichord

*** Travel Equipment ***
Mazda 5 Wagon

*** Specialties ***
Double Bass, Violas da Gamba (Treble Viol, Tenor Viol, Bass Viol, Violone), Vielle, Bass Guitar & Guitar

Dan P. Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Upright Bass

About Me

Accomplished bassist with over 15 years musical experience, specializing in jazz, funk, blues, and other contemporary styles. Active member of multiple professional groups.

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