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Popular Upright Bass Teachers Near Los Angeles

Cort S.

Costa Mesa, CA
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Jamez N.

Sherman Oaks, CA
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Brenton K.

Los Angeles, CA
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Cort S. Costa Mesa, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Upright Bass

About Me

Hello, My name is Cort and I love to teach music. I am currently taking on more students for the following instruments: Guitar, Drums, Bass. I have successfully instructed students from age 5 - 65 and gain tremendous satisfaction from helping my students achieve their goals of learning an instrument and/or progressing to a greater ability on their instrument. I teach beginning and intermediate up to the advanced level and all aspects of music (reading, writing, theory, chords, scales, modes, composition, and most styles of music). I have been playing and performing for over 25 years. I have an AA degree with a concentration in music education. I have studied privately with legendary jazz/fusion drummer, composer, and actor Alphonse Mouzon (drum set) and with guitar genius Julian Coryell (son of legendary jazz guitarist Larry Coryell). I have a teaching history of over 15 years and I would love the opportunity to share my knowledge with you and help you to become the best musician that you can be!

*** Lesson Details ***
I take an academic approach to teaching while keeping it fun! We will work on all aspects of music like reading, writing, theory, chords, scales, ear training, rudiments, and most styles of music. I will structure lessons to coincide with my students interests, needs and abilities, from the beginner up to the advanced musician. I teach from a variety of sources to keep things interesting and have seen many of my students progress to an advanced level of musicianship which gives me great satisfaction!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitars( several electric & acoustic guitars) - Drums- several drum sets including a child's size drum set, hand drums & percussion. Several key boards/synthesizer an upright piano and a Hammond Organ. Bass- Upright acoustic bass, electric bass guitar. Fender Twin Reverb amplifier, PA, Mixing Console. Recording- 16 track digital recorder.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Same as Studio Equipment.

*** Specialties ***
I can teach in most styles of music such as jazz, rock, classic rock, blues, funk, fusion, reggae, pop, etc.

Jamez N. Sherman Oaks, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Trumpet, Upright Bass

About Me

teaching kindergarden through adults since 1997-
all ages and all levels.
4 yr music bachelor's degree in piano from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.

Recording and touring credits :
A versatile producer, musician, and prolific composer, Jamez has been primarily sought after for TV, film, and studio work.

In addition to writing and recording, he has toured the world with various groups singing and playing bass guitar and keys.

His music has been used for ABC, A&E, Aerobics & Fitness Association of America, AIB, Avid, Bad Girls Posse, Baltimore Orioles "Buckle Up Birds", Ben Conga, Bent, Berklee College of Music, Boys and Girls Club, Boss US, California Museum Films, Casolo Records, CBS, Charter, Comcast, CW, DESTINATION WILD on Fox Sports Net (FSN) featuring Overhaulin' host Courtney Hansen, Denny McLain's "TIGERS REPORT", "DETROIT TIGERS LIVE", "DETROIT RED WINGS LIVE", Digidesign, DirectTV, ESPN, Escovedo Project, FOX SPORTS, Fox Interactive Media, Fillmore Slim, FIM World Supercross, FSN, Golf Channel, HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD, HBO, IN DEMAND SPORTS, "Houston Beauty", Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, M-Audio (Pro Sessions), KLAS 89.9 Hollywood (Theme Song), Kidd Carma, Lars And The Real Girl, Lion's Gate Films, "Mariners Live", "Mariners Nightly", MLB, Muller Entertainment, NASCAR, Nickelodeon, NBA, NBC, NFL, NHL, NCAA, Nissan, Nextel, NT Music, Nylo Hotels, PGA (Inside the PGA Tour), PSunn (Wu-Tang Clan), Roland Corporation, SACM Mexico, SEC TV TODAY, Snoop Dogg's "The Legend of Fillmore Slim", Slowfade (http://www.reverbnation.com/slowfade), Speed Channel (Speed TV), Soundtrack Loops, STATEN ISLAND CAKES , Sunshine Network, Style Network, Sunsports, Temple University, TIA & TAMERA, TNT, TVLand, "The Best Damn Sports Show Period", UFC, "Under The Lights", VH1, "The Rock Life", Tru TV, "We Mean Business" on A&E, "Wind Tunnel", WSJZ 96.9FM, 'Unique Whips' on SpeedTV, www.beatlab.com, and more.

Jamez is currently working at SZP Publishing (BMI) licensing, recording, and producing music.

Brenton K. Los Angeles, CA

Subjects Taught

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

About Me

"Music is the best!" --Frank Zappa

That is the only thing I can claim to know for certain.

My ideals as a teacher are sound control, fun, and community. I teach all of my students how to play their instrument in a manner which they understand and enjoy. I demonstrate how much fun music can be once my student has the facility to create sound freely. And I inspire them to use this gift for bringing people closer together.

Since beginning my musical studies at California State University Northridge, I have been working as a musician in the greater Los Angeles area. Now over a decade later, I continue to perform and teach - enjoying the whole ride wherever it takes me. While my primary instruments are Contrabass and Electric Bass Guitar, I have technical know how on a wide variety of instruments. Some of these include the violin, guitar, and piano.

I'm also happy to teach students who already have technical facility are interested in learning about things like musicality, melodic phrasing, harmonic analysis, rhythmic accuracy, ear training, reading in various clefs, improvisation, and much more.

Let's jam!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring whatever I need to a lesson, but I expect all of my students to take the initiative to have all necessary equipment for playing. That being said, if a problem ever arises in the procuring of this equipment, I am always happy to help in anyway that I can.

Spencer P.

Los Angeles, CA
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Sera W.

Long Beach, CA
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Owen C.

Los Angeles, CA
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Spencer P. Los Angeles, CA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Audio Engineering, Bass Guitar, Climbing, French, Guitar, Logic Pro Software, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Upright Bass

About Me

Studied music/engineering for undergrad studies.
Emphasis on orchestral bass.

Toured N. America and Europe with several bands.
Playing guitar, bass, percussion, and synth.

Recorded and produced albums of a variety of styles.

Grew up rock climbing in Utah.

Sera W. Long Beach, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Upright Bass

About Me

I am a professional string bassist and bass guitarist based out of Long Beach, California with a combined 10 years experience as a supporting instrument player.

Born in Saint Peters, Missouri, I began my musical journey with the guitar at age 12 under the tutelage of the man who would become my High School choral arts director, leading me to several All District Titles as a vocal soloist and quartet leader. During senior year, I began teaching guitar privately, as well as entering into the world of the Jazz Band and Musical Theatre with a pit performance during Tom Sawyer: The Musical in 2005.

In the following years, I began to teach myself bass guitar, and after moving to California, the string bass. I am currently an active player in the Long Beach City College Orchestras as 3rd Chair String Bass, where she is working towards her degree in Music Education.

With a variety of musical experiences already, I am easily adaptable in any genre or styles that my students want to learn. I favor the French bow, but play German, too. My bass is set up for orchestral, with a pickup for jazz gigs on Sundays. I play with thumbpicks on guitar and bass guitar, teaching finger-styles for both and digging in with picks when it's time to turn up.

*** Lesson Details ***
I focus on being able to play the basics first. Within a few weeks, a student can expect to play a medium range of notes in one hand position, read in the appropriate clef. Scales and arpeggios will follow, and within a few months, a student can expect to be able to play several positions. Guitar students should be able to play basic chord songs. Bass Guitar students should be able to accompany basic contemporary works. Both bass & guitar students can then begin focusing on their favorite genres as part of the lesson, along with continuing fingerboard and technique knowledge.

All string bass students will have a basic knowledge of bowing techniques and how to care for the instrument, along with some etudes from Simandl. Jazz oriented string bass students will then begin working on the forms used in standards, along with 2 feel techniques and the outlines necessary to begin walking charts. Classical students will begin playing excerpts from various ensemble pieces with the teacher in order to solidify that technique. For both cases, a bow is necessary as part of ear training.

New Guitar Students should have Guitar Method Volume 1 by Hal Leonard.
New String Bass students should consider Franz Simandl New Method for String Bass Part 1 for home practice (there are multiple versions; any will be fine, but I recommend Stuart Sankey's International Music Company with the blue cover.)
New Bass Guitar students will not need a book, as I will be teaching out of my own method that I am currently writing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have two bass guitar amps set up in my studio space at all times, as that instrument will almost always require some basic amplification, along with one small guitar amp for electric guitar students (I play an acoustic guitar). I also have a metronome, music stand, and some printed materials, along with blank manuscript paper and plenty of pencils. I am currently shopping for a manuscript-whiteboard for the future.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will bring an instrument and certain printed materials. I expect students to have an instrument, including a basic bow for string bass students (even for jazz), and all students should have a metronome. If the student is playing electric bass or electric guitar, I will bring a small amp for myself, but student should have a practice amp in their practice space.

*** Specialties ***
Currently writing my own method with etudes for bass guitar, based on my performance experience. My upright bass focus starts with Simandl method, modified to include a few more melodic sections. I play and teach jazz, blues, rock, country, Latin, and classical. I specialize in French bow, but can teach German-preferred students, as well.

Owen C. Los Angeles, CA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ear Training, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Ukulele, Upright Bass

About Me

Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile!

I am a recent UCLA graduate and love to share my knowledge of music with other people. Teaching is important to me because I feel that music is all about connecting with other people. To me music is about so many things: self expression, communication, and lifelong learning. But, it's also just plain fun. I want my students to enjoy learning as much as they do playing!

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