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Popular Upright Bass Teachers Near Los Angeles

Marcus B.

Los Angeles, CA
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Nathan Y.

Downey, CA
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Brenton K.

Los Angeles, CA
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Marcus B. Los Angeles, CA

Acoustic Upright Bass is one of the most satisfying instruments to play. Smart, yet sensual the bass provides the link between rhythm and harmony, subtlety and physicality. Learn to groove and sing with one of the best instruments!

Work on Jazz, Classical contra bass, folk, popular and country styles.
For technique I teach Simandl method, as well as more contemporary extended.
I specialize in jazz bass playing; improvisation, groove, and tone.
Also love working on classical music, from orchestral music, chamber music, and solo bass.
Also work on country and folk styles.

About Marcus

I love playing music, and I've spent my whole life doing it. I am very passionate about sharing my love and deep knowledge of music with others. Let's figure out how you can express your self and learn a great skill through the language of music! *** Specialties *** I specialize in Jazz and Classical Styles on the Upright Bass. Electric Bass (rock, funk, soul, pop, etc), and guitar. Long Version: Marcus B. is a performing and teaching artist specializing in acoustic upright bass, electric bass, guitar, and songwriting. Growing up in a musical family, Marcus’ entire life has been intertwined with music. Marcus began performing with his father at the age of four in churches and concert halls, singing and later picking up guitar at the age of 8 and then upright bass at the age of 13. ...

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Diana R. September 30, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I am so thankful to have found Marcus as my bass instructor; he is the exact type of teacher I was looking for. His training and love for music were evident upon first meeting him. I have learned so much in the short time I have been taking lessons. He is a very patient and passionate teacher.
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Tyler W. June 17, 2013
Bass Guitar
All around wonderful teacher

Marcus is quite the gifted teacher. By far the best I've had the pleasure to aspire under. He is very easy to understand, and doesn't overwhelm you, taking time on the little things (the most important). He creates an atmosphere that is encouraging to learn in. We all know those teachers that create a stressful environment that inhibits progressive learning, as well as frustration in yourself. Marcus is certainly the opposite. He is also quite easy to communicate with--Creating lesson plans, setting goals, etc... In summation, a professional and a friend I would recommend to anyone and everyone.
Nathan Y. Downey, CA

About Nathan

I have been involved with music since I was a child and it has been a blessing to be a part of such an awesome art form since day 1. I can get you started on reaching the next level immediately if you take courses with me. Being through many great teachers and programs myself i can assure you I know how to inspire talent within eager students in any age group. *** Lesson Details *** I plan to mold my teaching curriculum around you! Every student/musician is different and with patient, yet productive and precise determination. I will get you where you need to be (possibly faster than you thought possible,) Within a few months you will be fluent in reading and the ins and outs of all the notes of the instrument as well as reading and music in general. *** Studio Equipment *** ...

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Jewell May 14, 2014
I've been a music teacher for twelve years, and make a living as a professional Bass player- even took piano classes when I got my music degree. Nathan in Downey CA was completely awesome during our piano lessons. I had this ridiculous assumption that I had to always start chromatic and major diatonic scales on piano always on my first finger of either hand- which is apparently not at all actually necessary. Crazy, because that was the biggest blockade to me playing piano for the last 8 years and Nathan blew that ridiculous concept out of my mind. The smallest things that I get in the habit of and somehow that one thing got stuck in my head as the only way to do things. I feel bad for not signing up for lessons, like... 10 years ago. I practiced my scales for about two hours, and they're possibly the most boring thing to play- even for a musician. I feel like they've got some new life breathed into them.
Definitely get a lesson or two with Nathan on that expensive piano you've got sitting around. it's good to note that he explained everything really clearly and the web connection and clarity was great. I could see him being awesome for a young bass guitar student too, as he mentioned he also plays bass.
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Hosea March 6, 2014
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Nathan had a very helpful suggestion for switching from chord G to chord C which I was having trouble with. He is an excellent teacher and I highly recommend him.
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Shakira March 6, 2014
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I just had an extremely useful piano lesson with Nathan.

Thank you, Nathan!
Brenton K. Los Angeles, CA

This is my primary instrument. I can help students of all levels on any Upright Bass, Contrabass, Double Bass, Acoustic Bass, Bass Fiddle, Mud Bucket, Dog House, or piece of fire wood.

About Brenton

"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 ...

Dr. Norman L.

Los Angeles, CA
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J Tyler J.

Los Angeles, CA
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Michelle P.

Gardena, CA
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Dr. Norman L. Los Angeles, CA

Jazz or classical

About Dr. Norman

*** Travel Equipment *** Music book

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Christine F. November 1, 2014
Upright Bass · Online
Verified Student
Dr. Norman L. teaches via skype, he is in LA and my son is on the east coast. I choose Norman as a teacher for my son due to his experience and credentials. He is both an educator and a musician. Norman received 5 stars due to his personality, knowledge and teaching methods. My son enjoys his lesson because the teacher adapts his teaching style to accommodate my son's current string bass skill level, playing ability and his learning style. Alex recommends Dr. Norman L. for a teacher for any string bass player.
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Al W. July 11, 2014
Upright Bass · Online
Verified Student
I am not a bass player, but I am composing for the double bass. And so Dr. Norman's expertise in both the bass and composition makes him uniquely qualified for my purposes. He certainly knows both musical endeavors extremely well. I am particularly pleased with his enthusiasm and interest, and his willingness to follow the lesson with additional resources he sends me. In addition, he is a good guy and easy to make friends with.
J Tyler J. Los Angeles, CA

These are the people I have studied under for double bass. I have been all over the country performing and studying and it is my major at school. Im very certain whatever genre of music, classical, jazz, folk, latin, I will help you grow to where you want to be and more!

Studied Under
Cielito Holben-2008
Ed Labarbera-2009
Carlitos Del Puerto-2010
Lynn Seaton-2010
Bruce Gertz-2008
Lee Secard-2010
Dan Lutz-2010
Max McHenry-2010
Ted Botsford-2010
Martin Nevin 2011-2012
Roberto Miranda 2011-2012
Tamir Hendelmen 2012
Gary Pratt 2011-2012
Kenny Burrell- UCLA

About J Tyler

I am a UCLA Jazz Ethnomusicology student. Finishing up my degree with an emphasis on performance. I enjoy teaching students at all different levels. My goal is to access your ability and attend to your needs. I am looking to partner with you to help you grow as a person, musician, and anything else we can come up with!

Michelle P. Gardena, CA

As a cellist with a bassist brother, it was pretty hard to resist playing the giant bass at home and learning that alongside cello (so I didn't resist!!). One of my current bass students is in his school's honor orchestra, and of all the instruments I teach, bass is definitely the most fun!!

About Michelle

Michelle is a beloved cello teacher in Southern California, with a decade of teaching experience. She studied at the Cole Conservatory of Music with David Garrett of the LA Phil. Her teaching philosophy involves encouragement, fun, discovering musical intuition, a holistic knowledge of music, life-long lessons about the value of concentration and hard work, and so much more. Michelle primarily teaches all levels of cello, music theory, intermediate viola, violin, bass, and beginning piano and guitar. Through performance lessons, Michelle's students also learn the rudiments of musicianship including music theory and ear training, music history, good practicing habits, musical creativity and composition, live performance, anxiety management, and relaxed posture based on principals of

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