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Popular Upright Bass Teachers Near Jersey City

John G.

Brooklyn, NY
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Christopher G.

Brooklyn, NY
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Isaac J.

New York, NY
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John G. Brooklyn, NY

I am a professional Upright Bassist as well, and I have been playing throughout the country for 16 years. I play jazz, rock, pop, singer songwriter, funk, r&b and latin music. I have experience playing many different situations, including clubs, churches, private events, weddings and recordings.

About John

John G. was born in 1987 in Phoenix, Arizona. He started playing music when he was seven years old, learning classical guitar, and taking up bass not soon after. John used all the knowledge he gained at a young age to become one of Phoenix's best young musicians. He was in demand for all kinds of gigs: from playing jazz in restaurants and coffee shops, to playing in pits for musicals, to gigs with rock bands and playing in churches. John also began to compose, being influenced by Duke Ellington and Igor Stravinsky, including songs for jazz band and electronic music. John moved to New York City to attend Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Jeremy Manasia, Garry Dial, and Jay Anderson. John learned much about composition from Richard Sussman, and refined his writing ...

Christopher G. Brooklyn, NY

As a professional upright bass player for the past five or so years, I can help you with any thing from the basics to what to know on a professional gig. I can teach classical technique, Jazz soloing/walking, how to get good sound/intonation, and give professional help for those trying to bridge the gap into the gigging realm.

About Christopher

In my years of teaching and being taught I have realized that the best teachers are those who really focus on the needs of the student and help them realize their passion for playing music. This usually involves a lesson plan which combines both technical aspects and working on songs, so that the student is both working and having fun at the same time! *** Travel Equipment *** I can provide music, music stand, amp, etc. I expect a student to have their own instrument, although I can supply one of my instruments for lessons. *** Specialties *** I can teach from beginner to very advanced on guitar, bass guitar and upright bass in the styles of Rock, Jazz, Blues, Pop, R&B, Hip-Hop etc. I also have experience in other subjects such as Logic Pro, Composition, Music Theory, Djembe. ...


Leo H. January 8, 2015
Upright Bass · In home
Really great teacher, listens to you and helps with what you need to grow as a musician. Smart and nice, always willing to spend extra time working on what you need most.
madeline B. January 6, 2015
Guitar · In home
BEST INSTRUCTOR EVER! Seriously, I learned more than I thought I could in just a couple lessons. His skill level is very high- very beautiful to watch him play and he is patient and creative as a teacher. I highly recommend him!
Melissa H. December 15, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Chris is an awesome teacher. He adapts the lessons entirely to you as individual - letting you pick the songs you want to learn & the pace you want to learn them, meanwhile giving you enough structure to make substantial progress.
Isaac J. New York, NY

In 10 years of teaching the bass, I've guided students from their first encounter with the instrument through professional performance and college study. I love teaching the bass because playing the bass ties together so many fundamental elements of music in every genre.

I have a degree in Jazz Performance on the double bass from NYU and have performed professionally in many styles from jazz to classical, rock, soul, funk, merengue, and everything in between. Studying the bass with me can be as focused or as broad as needed for each student. I enjoy all of my lessons, learning each and every baseline on Sgt Pepper's, focusing on reading skills and music theory, or improvising walking bass lines over jazz standards. I always focus on the goals of my students and how best to build a true understanding of the instrument, it's role in an ensemble, and the tradition of the music.

About Isaac

Cited by All About Jazz as a musician with "all the groovy elasticity necessary to encompass the melodic complexity of compositions," Isaac is a strong voice among a new generation of musicians. Discovering a love for the piano, guitar, and bass in his youth, Isaac began performing in coffee shops and jazz clubs at the age of 15, quickly becoming one of the most sought-after young musicians in Westchester County. While still in high school, Isaac had the opportunity to study with jazz legend John Patitucci. Isaac's selection for New York's prestigious All-State Festival came as no surprise. Isaac graduated from New York University's undergraduate jazz program in 2009, where he studied with many seminal jazz musicians including Ari Hoenig, George Garzone, Kenny Werner, Jean-Michel ...


Jeffrey S. June 9, 2014
Bass Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Isaac is an incredible instructor. His lessons are easy to understand and educational. I look forward to practicing what I learned the previous week and Isaac's methods really make it fun.
Marisa R. October 24, 2012
Verified Student
Isaac is awesome!

Isaac is the best teacher I've ever had and he is super fun to work with. I am learning all different kinds of cool music with him, from blues to classic rock to jazz. I feel like I am learning so much with him, from playing music to reading music to writing music.
FleurV January 19, 2012
Isaac is awesome

Isaac is really able to connect with our 6 year old and engage her in a musical way. He is a very creative teacher. He is punctual and nice, our daughter always looks forward to him coming!Highly recommended

Phil R.

Brooklyn, NY
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Chris A.

Astoria, NY
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Santi D.

Staten Island, NY
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Phil R. Brooklyn, NY

I address the fundamentals of upright bass playing through method books and etudes (Simandl, Billé, Kreutzer, Storch-Hrabe..). I tailor each lesson depending on an individual student's level and needs, always making sure they feel encouraged and supported. Even for students that just want to learn jazz, I still make sure to place some emphasis on classical studies with the bow so as to further deepen their understanding of the upright bass. For jazz students, there are lots of listening assignments in addition to the technique and theory of constructing walking bass lines that's covered in lessons.

About Phil

Hi! My name is Phil. Thank you for stopping by! I spent a large chunk of my childhood in São Paulo, Brazil but am originally from Richmond, VA. I've lived in the city since finishing up my undergrad studies in 2004 and have since performed in all kinds of settings (jazz duets through big bands, bluegrass bands, folk-rock, chamber orchestras and full symphony orchestras). I love the rich and vibrant music scene that NYC has to offer and I see every day a chance to learn something new. I have experience teaching beginner guitar and beginner piano lessons in one-on-one music school settings at the Rye Arts Center in Rye, NY, which I left so that I could pursue my masters degree in classical double bass performance. Part of what helped me work so well with my young students is my ...


Deanna D. November 12, 2014
In studio
Phil taught Music Together classes at my center for a few years and was terrific with kids and their parents. He really understands how to make music learning fun and playful for children. Families absolutely loved him! He has the playful qualities and understanding of developmentally appropriate practice needed to teach children well and the seriousness of a professional musician to be a great teacher for adults. I highly recommend him!
Charles J. November 10, 2014
Upright Bass · In home
Phil is an excellent teacher of upright bass. I had other teachers who were OK but Phil is better by far. He emphasizes fundamentals but keeps the lessons interesting and enjoyable. He is open to hear about what you are doing musically and using some of the lesson time to work on those interests. I have improved a lot since starting with him. He is also pleasant, reliable and easy to deal with.
Keenan Z. November 1, 2014
Upright Bass · In studio
Phil helped me transition from electric bass to double bass. He has knowledge, resources and a great attitude. A sensitive instructor, the lessons were clear, and inspiring.
Chris A. Astoria, NY

I received a bachelor's degree in Jazz on the double bass, studying with the incredible Robert Hurst. I can teach you how to develop a great sound and help you become the upright bass player you want to be, whether that's jazz or any other style! I include the bow extensively in my training, but that's by no means 100% essential.

About Chris

Originally from the Detroit, MI area, Chris has been performing bass professionally since 2004. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Studies from the University of Michigan, he went on to perform in orchestras on cruise ships. Here he became Musical Director and was responsible for 36 musicians on board, as well as the product delivered to guests. Chris loves teaching all ages and levels. Whatever your needs may be, he caters to them, and, most importantly, listens to what YOU the student wants from lessons. There is no "cookie-cutter" method to teaching or learning, and you will find Chris's methods both refreshing and effective. Chris specializes in electric bass (fretted or fretless) and upright bass, with some experience on acoustic guitar and arranging. Stylistically, ...

Santi D. Staten Island, NY

I've taught students of all levels. I've started students in elementary school on upright bass and I currently teach adults and professionals.

About Santi

I'm one of the most active upright bassists in jazz, having performed on nearly 200 cds and lps. I've performed with many of the most prominent musicians on the jazz scene including Archie Shepp (4 yrs), Sam Rivers (3 yrs), Pharaoh Sanders (2 yrs), Freddie Hubbard, Randy Weston, Bobby Hutcherson, David Murray, Danilo Perez and many others. Education and training- I received my bachelors degree from Union College in Schenectady NY in 1976. Next, I attended New England Conservatory for 1 1/2 years before leaving with Archie Shepp on tour. I later received my masters degree from Wesleyan University in jazz performance and ethnomusicology. Teaching Experience- I began teaching bass students privately in 1993 while a grad student at Wesleyan. I've had bass students continuously since 1993. ...

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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 Jersey City 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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