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Popular Upright Bass Teachers Near Bedford Park

Daniel K.

Chicago, IL
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Dave K.

Midlothian, IL
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Kyle F.

Oak Park, IL
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Daniel K. Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Composition, Dance, Ear Training, Flute, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Trumpet

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

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Country Guitar, Guitar, 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)
Songwriting/Composition
Improvisation
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

Kyle F. Oak Park, IL

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Upright Bass

About Me

I am a young musician from Denver who was classically trained by world musician Greg Garrison. I have held many positions in many ensembles including but not limited to: Principal Bassist for the Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra, Bassist for the Colorado- State Jazz Band, Bassist in the Western States Honor Orchestra.

More recent accomplishments include my admittance to the Oak Park River Forest Symphony Orchestra, and acceptance to the Music Conservatory of Chicago with scholarship.

My love for music is unmatched and there is nothing I love more than seeing a student succeed in music. I love all people and thoroughly enjoy teaching children!

*** Lesson Details ***
I am quite a laid back instructor but I carry initiative to accomplish the goals set. Once the student has been assessed we move from where there abilities are set in a custom curriculum for each student. We move with the pace of the student and their learning ability! I teach with classical techniques but also include modern techniques such as technology.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I will have: all supplies (bass, stand, music, etc)
Student should have: their own bass

*** Travel Equipment ***
When traveling to:
I will have: Computer, music, recording gear.
Student should have: Bass, stand (optional)

*** Specialties ***
Any and all, however I tend to specialize in jazz and classical.

Michael C.

Skokie, IL
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Eli B.

Chicago, IL
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Xavier M.

Chicago, IL
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Michael C. Skokie, IL

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Christian Gospel, Country Guitar, Ear Training, Guitar, Music Theory, Upright Bass

About Me

Hi there!

I am a bass, guitar and piano player with 30 years of experience to offer my students. I graduated from Duquesne University in 1992 with a Bach. of music performance, jazz emphasis. I have toured, recorded and given lessons all over the world. Check out my videos for some examples of what I do.

My passion as a teacher is to help you quickly learn to play and enjoy music. I tailor my lessons to suit your specific needs, from beginners to more advanced students. Whether you are a beginner who wants a solid foundation, a busy adult who just wants to learn enough to play with friends, or an advanced player who wants to more fully develop your improvisational skills, I develop an approach that will bring clear results.

I teach guitar, bass guitar and upright bass, beginner through advanced. I teach scales and full pedagogy, theory and stylistic development in all Americana styles; rock, pop, blues, jazz, folk, country and bluegrass, as well as some basic world styles, reggae to polka.

I also teach a specific program for classically trained pianists who want to learn modern styles of piano and improvisation. I am not a trained pianist, so this is only pianists who can play from books, but are itching to learn how to jam with friends. If this is for you, then you know what I mean!

I also enjoy coaching on such subjects as singing and playing at the same time, and ensemble performance coaching. I teach music appreciation for special needs folks using skill level appropriate methods.

For more information or to schedule a lesson, please contact TakeLessons. Your success is my goal!

Eli B. Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Upright Bass

About Me

I am currently a String Bass Performance Major at DePaul University. I have taught multiple students in my home town of St. Charles, IL throughout high school and college. I am well versed in the genres of classical, jazz, bluegrass, rock, and funk. I have played in many different ensembles including the DePaul Symphony Orchestra, jazz combos at DePaul, several rock bands, and a bluegrass trio that frequently performs in Chicago and the surrounding area called Ask Your Folks .

I have had the benefit of working with great teachers throughout my bass playing career, including members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Lyric Opera, and the Chicago Jazz Ensemble. Because of this, I understand what a difference the right teacher can make. Furthermore, I know what teaching styles and techniques work best for me as a current student, so I am able to relate, and tailor the lesson to fit the student's needs.

Xavier M. Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Ear Training, Guitar, Music Theory, Upright Bass, Viola

About Me

My name is Xavier M. and I have been teaching since high school and playing bass since I was thirteen. I grew up in Avondale, Chicago, graduated with my Bachelor in music ed from VanderCook College of Music, and I love all kinds of music. I ride bike, play video games and love my city and everyone in it.

Hamlet English Immersion Camp; Bilbao, Spain. With Kathy and George Owen.

The camp had sixteen students who stayed for two weeks in two houses, one for boys and one for girls. While working at the camp I stayed in the boys house and watched over their activities and English use, taught English and music to students two hours a day, and took the students on hikes, bike rides, and horse rides.

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