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Popular Upright Bass Teachers Near Forest Park

Dave K.

Midlothian, IL
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Kyle F.

Oak Park, IL
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Dan K.

Chicago, IL
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Dave K. Midlothian, IL

I began teaching upright bass in 2009. During the 2012-2013, I was the orchestra director at Rolling Meadows High School. I specialize in either jazz or classical studies for the upright bass. Topics include: holding position and posture, left and right hand technique, musical notation, rhythm, scales/arpeggios, and repertoire.

About Dave

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 ...

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Sarah O. October 16, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Dave is an exceptional teacher!

I am a beginner guitar player, Dave has been patient and kind at every lesson. This has been an inspiration and a great help for me to continue learning the guitar. I wanted to find a guitar teacher and not just a guitar player; his approach to teaching is outstanding. He has a love for music and a gift of being an excellent teacher. I always leave my lesson feeling good about my progress and inspired to continue learning to play the guitar. I recommend him for any player at any level; he he teaches good practice habits and is very knowledgeable of music theory and how to teach each person individually. It is rare to find someone knowledgeable in music and apply their knowledge to teaching. I was fortunate to find him!
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kiara J. January 18, 2014
Guitar
He's awesome. :)

He makes learning the guitar so comfortable. He makes things easier to review and doesn't mind going over things you may have forgotten. If I could, I would get everyone I know to take lessons from him. I couldn't ask for a better teacher!
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Carla J. December 29, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
l love this guy.

Dave is such a great teacher. He is very patient and understanding. I have learned so much with him in one month, then l have learned in four months with the other instructor l had. He makes learning fun, and I'm understanding what I'm doing now.
Kyle F. Oak Park, IL

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About Kyle

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!

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I am quite a laid back instructor but I carry initiative to accomplish the goals set. Once the student has ...

Dan K. Chicago, IL

Very comfortable with nearly all styles. Classical, jazz, bluegrass, pop, country, blues, etc.

About Dan

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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H K. October 19, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Dan is very knowledgeable and has an extensive background in music. My 10 yr. old son looks forward to his weekly piano lessons and mentions how much he appreciates the teachers patience and kindness. Dan does an excellent job of teaching the material while remaining friendly and fun! He constantly provides feedback and encouragement and does a great job of instilling enthusiasm for learning music while adapting to my son's skill level and needs. I also love that he is punctual! We would definitely recommend Dan as a music teacher to adults and kids alike.

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

I have 30 years experience playing and teaching upright bass and I can teach from the very first notes and riffs all the way up to advanced improvisation, recording and performing techniques. I teach full pedagogy and theory and I teach score or tab reading, depending on students preference. All lessons are based around equal parts technical instruction, theory explanation and actual playing time, just to make sure it stays fun!

About Michael

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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.

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Keith C. October 20, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I've been playing for 30+ years but really just memorized tab. So I could play mechanically - get my fingers to the right place - but never understood how it fit together. After 3 lessons I am understanding chord structure and "why" the music sounds good. Mike also plays along with me...he'll play chords while he challenges me to muddle through leads (one of the things I want to learn) and vice versa...after playing on my own for so many years it's the first time I've actually ever created music with someone else - it's a great feeling. Thanks Mike - I look forward to learning more and would recommend you highly.
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Jesse M. August 11, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Michael's enthusiasm is clear and he has been a joy to work with. He always goes above and beyond to ensure that my daughter is learning songs that she loves, and even stayed late a few times to help her adjust her guitar.
He's always happy to focus on the things that are important to her, and is very patient and encouraging. I'm so glad we found someone who is as passionate about guitar as my daughter is!
Eli B. Chicago, IL

I am currently a String Bass Performance major at DePaul. I play/ teach classical solo and orchestral bass, jazz bass, and bluegrass/ folk.

About Eli

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 ...

Xavier M. Chicago, IL

I have been playing the double bass since Jr Year of High School. First chair at Lincoln Park high and first chair at VanderCook College of Music

About Xavier

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.

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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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Whether you are a beginner Upright bass student, intermediate Upright bass student, or advanced Upright bass student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Upright bass skills. Your choices for a Forest Park Upright bass instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Upright bass instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along ...

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