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Popular Upright Bass Teachers Near Forest Park

Alfred S.

Winfield, IL
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Daniel K.

Chicago, IL
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Phillip S.

Plainfield, IL
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Alfred S. Winfield, IL

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Upright Bass

About Me

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.

*** Lesson Details ***
Basic Alfred music publications that are well suited for beginners to advance students details in music theory ,chord progressions,modal,progressions,circle of 5ths,inversion of piano chords,intervals,triads, sight reading on the treble,and bass clef finger positioning on the fret board correct posture and hand placement when seated at the piano.etc

*** Studio Equipment ***
basement studio: music stands, chairs, basses, keyboard (88 keys and weighted), tenor saxophone,guitars, 24 track recording console additional seating for parents. ,

wellness center: private room, music stands, keyboard (88 keys and weighted). waiting area for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to have a piano/keyboard or whatever instrument that is needed for that lesson.

*** Specialties ***
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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.

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*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.

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 Järvi 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 Varèse 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

Bill H.

Chicago, IL
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Dan P.

Chicago, IL
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Dan K.

Chicago, IL
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Bill H. Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Ear Training, Music Theory, Upright Bass

About Me

Whether you're a beginning bassist or someone looking to improve your existing skills, thanks for checking out my profile. I've been playing and teaching upright and electric bass for over 30 years and have helped many hundreds of students along the way.

If you live in the Chicago area I'd be very glad to work with you in person. If you're anywhere else, SKYPE is an excellent alternative. All you need is a computer with a webcam and a good internet connection.

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.

Dan K. Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught

Arrangement and Composition, Bass Guitar, Ear Training, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Upright Bass

About Me

Versatile, personable, and professional musician and teacher with 13 years of playing experience. Comfortable with all ages and all styles, from classical to jazz to bluegrass and everything in between!

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