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Popular Upright Bass Teachers Near Marylhurst

David A.

Portland, OR
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Susan L.

Portland, OR
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Jake B.

Portland, OR
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David A. Portland, OR

Beginner to advanced upright bass material in a variety of styles

About David

David A. is a multi-instrumentalist living in Portland Oregon. He works with a wide variety of musicians from diverse musical backgrounds; teaching music in the styles of jazz, classical, folk, rock, song writing and many more. David has been an active participant in the classical and jazz departments of music at Folsom High School and California State University, Sacramento. He teaches beginning to advanced musical material on trumpet, guitar, bass (upright & electric) and voice.

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David's teaching methods are based on the student's desire for musical growth. He teaches in a variety of styles that are suitable for consistent student progress.

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Susan L. Portland, OR

Classical, jazz, rock, sight reading, ear training, music theory, improv, scales/arpeggio training.

About Susan

Hi, my name is Sue L. I teach music and perform professionally with Mango Nights as their arranger and violinist. I also play cello and bass with other groups. I earned my music degree from Portland State University in 2006, graduating with honors. In 1996 I won two Medals of Distinction for violin performance and music theory and then in 2001 I received a Merit Award from the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music, London, England for viola performance. I've been blessed to be able to perform in a variety of ensembles and genres such as musical theater pit orchestras, string quartets, the Vancouver Symphony, and rock, jazz, tango, Middle Eastern and blue grass/folk bands.

My biggest thrill is to be able to transmit culture to the younger generation through ...

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AprilS June 25, 2012
Susan is a great instructor! She's very helpful and positive. And she lets you move at a pace relative to your abilities. I enjoyed my lessons with her very much!!
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GloriaB1 April 17, 2012
Very Encoluraging

Susan is so encouraging & gets excited because I'm excited to learn to play the piano. She's very patient with me...which is a huge plus! She also has a way of breaking the music language down so that I can relate to it. It's sort of like word association. That works!
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NickK April 10, 2012
helpful and flexible

Susan is a wonderful instructor. She was flexible with my crazy schedule. She gave me enough work to not get boerd between lessons but not to much work. I always look forward to my lessons.
Jake B. Portland, OR

About Jake

A life long music lover, I was drawn to the bass guitar at age 15. I learned to play by taking private lessons and immediately began practicing and performing with local rock bands. My music education and performance continued in college when I earned a B.A. in Sociology from Western Michigan University with a Jazz Studies minor.
For the past 10 years I've balanced my time between private lessons and performance. I've worked as bass player for many bands in varied musical genres in Seattle, WA and Portland, OR including Jazz, Indie Rock, Swing, Blue Grass, Rockabilly, Latin Jazz, Blues and Country music. Versatility in a variety of styles is a key staying busy as a working musician. As a teacher, I use a combination of real world examples and music theory to prepare my ...

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linda D. September 29, 2013
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Jake is a great teacher!

I had never played a stringed instrument when I joined a bluegrass band at the age of 62 and was told that I needed to learn to play the bass. I bought an upright stick bass and was lucky enough to find Jake to teach me how to play it. I was a teacher myself, so I appreciated Jake's approach to teaching -- supportive and specific. He listened to me when I explained that, yes, I wanted to learn how to play the bass, but I also wanted to work on songs that my band was doing. I didn't want a "canned" series of lessons...Jake listened and off we went. Jake is personable and knowledgeable...what gift to me as a learner! My cat liked him, too!

Faisal A.

Portland, OR
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Portland, OR
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Portland, OR
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Faisal A. Portland, OR

Unique low impact approach reduces body strain and injury. Faisal studied bass with Glen Moore.

About Faisal

My simple and intuitive original illustrations and games eliminate the tedium from learning to play challenging string instruments and composing.

I encourage self-direction and creativity.

- All ages encouraged.
- Kodaly method inspired age-appropriate curriculum.
- Play based approach.

Andrew E. Portland, OR

I teach upright bass lessons to beginner to advanced skill levels. I teach privately and in groups.

About Andrew

Andrew E. Artist, Performer, Composer and Educator, has established a following as an outstanding Guitarist and gifted musician. A Bandleader and highly sought after Live Sound Engineer, Andrew has performed for the PDX Jazz Festival, on countless national and international tours, as well as countless other private events and venues around Portland and the surrounding area. Andrew has also mixed or had a hand in production at almost every major venue in Portland, Eugene, and Bend. His musical style incorporates everything from various early ethnic folk songs to modern 20th century atonal works, from broadway musicals to driving funk and math rock. His performances highlight his mastery of the guitar and his tasteful facility with the instrument. Andrew is a recent graduate of Portland ...

Mark C. Portland, OR

I hold a Master's Degree in Music Performance from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and can teach you everything you need to know about the bass! My wife and I teach music out of our home studio located in West Portland which is the perfect place for lessons.

For Classical Bass players, I can help you improve your intonation, develop solid bowing technique, develop your pizzicato (plucking) technique, and improve any excerpts, sonatas, and concertos you are working on.

For Blues, Jazz, and Bluegrass players, I can help you improve your plucking technique, your stamina on the instrument, and your overall knowledge of how to create basslines in the moment and show off to your band-mates!

About Mark

Mark began studying electric bass at the age of 14. After specializing in classical upright bass under the instruction of Erik Anderson, Mark began playing professionally at the age of 18 in North Dakota, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Bass Performance through Minot State University. In the next stage of his education, Mark completed his Master of Music (Mmus) degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, studying primarily under John Van Lierop as well as with Tom Martin, retired principal bassist of the London Symphony Orchestra.

Mark has recently performed with such symphonies as the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra, Minot Symphony Orchestra, the Bismarck/Mandan Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal Scottish ...

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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 Marylhurst 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 with ...

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