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Popular Upright Bass Teachers Near Marylhurst

Susan L.

Portland, OR
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Karen W.

Portland, OR
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Jake B.

Portland, OR
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Susan L. Portland, OR

Subjects Taught

Cello, Fiddle, Music Theory, Piano, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin

About Me

Hi, my name is Sue L. I teach music and perform professionally with Mango Nights as their arranger, violinist, cellist and bass player. 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 and blue grass/folk bands.

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

*** Lesson Details ***
I offer the following for my violin, viola, cello, bass and piano students. Most of all, it is the joy of music making that I want to share with my students. I travel to your home or come to my studio.

Private and group lessons
Two recitals a year
Special performance opportunities throughout the year
Classical, jazz, fiddle, rock, tango, sacred, Celtic, folk
Music theory
Customized lesson plans using various methods old and new

I endeavor to provide a fun, non intimidating environment for students while motivating them to achieve their highest potential by providing many performance opportunities throughout the year. During the summer months my top students have the opportunity to play for weddings and get paid. Some of my students have appeared as special guests with my band, Mango Nights.

Included with weekly private lessons are once a month group lessons where students can learn essential ensemble skills and have fun meeting other students.

My spacious studio, see pictures, is centrally located with easy access to I-84 and I-205 near the Portland Airport.

Beginning students learn several simple songs that teach great tone and rhythm using classical, folk, blues, rock, ragtime, bluegrass. Students learn concepts such as syncopation, rhythm, note reading, articulations, dynamics, asymmetrical time meters and and more. Each book comes with a CD with piano accompaniment which makes practicing at home enjoyable.

Students are gradually introduced to scales, arpeggios, music theory, ear training and sight reading. All this works together to produce "the complete musician". The complete musician is a person who has excellent rhythm, pitch, note reading skills and creativity, a person who can enjoy and appreciate music in it's various forms over a lifetime whether it be for personal enjoyment or as a career.

For more serious students who have the goal of auditioning for university scholarships, top youth orchestras or becoming a professional musician, an accelerated intensive course is available in partnership with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. In this program, the student is prepared for a once a year rigorous exam requiring the playing of select pieces, scales and arpeggios, sight reading and ear training. The candidate performs for the visiting Associated Board Examiner from London England and is graded on a point system. Upon passing the student receives a beautiful certificate and additional awards for high scores. Once a year at a separate time, a written exam for music theory is taken. The exams are graded 1 to 8 and can be classical or jazz depending on the candidate's choice.

*** Studio Equipment ***
electric piano, separate room for lessons, off street parking,
Convenient close in location

*** Travel Equipment ***
Small amp, Mac laptop and metronome.

*** Specialties ***
I teach many styles and genres such as Classical, Folk, Bluegrass, Celtic, Rock, Jazz, Tango and Middle Eastern.

Ensemble playing with other students.

Professional opportunities playing for weddings and other events.

Karen W. Portland, OR

Subjects Taught

Algebra, Anatomy, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Bass Guitar, Biology, Calculus, Cello, Chemistry, Classical Guitar, Drum, Elementary Math, English, Flute, Geometry, Guitar, History, Math, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Physics, Piano, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, PSAT, Reading, SAT, Science, Statistics, Test Prep, Trigonometry, Trumpet, Upright Bass

About Me

I have a BA in Psychology, and an MA in Parapsychology. I studied Architecture for 3 years, and Music Education for two years. I was a National Merit Semifinalist in High School for good SAT scores, and in the Honors Society in High School and College. I play piano, percussion, flute, cello, guitar, bass, cornet and glockenspiel, and teach music lessons. I enjoy playing duets with my students, sharing the fun of making music with them. I do macrame', draw and paint, and am certified as a Reiki Master. I always loved school, and enjoy helping other people to learn. My Dad is my role model, since he was a calm, patient tutor for me - I try to live up to his example in my own teaching work.
I like to work with my students in a learning partnership, letting them work at their own pace with my encouragement and support.
I love to teach, and can help you love to learn!

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are usually 30 or 60 minutes, once a week.
I can be flexible, if your needs differ.
I can also arrange more evening times at 5:00 or later,
if the times on my availability list don't work for you.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room with electric piano, electric guitar, percussion instruments, and seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Piano students should have a touch-sensitive piano/keyboard in their home.
All other music students should either own or rent their instrument.
Everyone should bring their assignment notebook and their lesson books to lessons.

*** Specialties ***
I play Rock, Blues, Jazz and Classical styles.
The Faber method books are my favorite.
I have the most tutoring experience with Math and Statistics.

Jake B. Portland, OR

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Upright Bass

About Me

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 students to perform with other musicians.

*** Lesson Details ***
My focus is to get students performance ready as a bass player. After identifying musical interests and abilities, I design fun and meaningful lessons. Expect to jam along with me on percussion or guitar.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I can provide amps and cables for students from my home studio. I also provide Sheet music/music stands and will record sessions.

*** Travel Equipment ***
For lessons at the student's home, students will provide own instrument and equipment. I will provide sheet music.

*** Specialties ***
Learn to groove on bass.
Do you like rock, metal, jazz, country, funk, classical or reggae
bass? I will make you a better player in the music style you choose.
The goal of learning bass is to accompany other instruments, so expect to jam with me on guitar, drums and piano.

Russell G.

Portland, OR
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Faisal A.

Portland, OR
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Lucas W.

Portland, OR
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Russell G. Portland, OR

Subjects Taught

Drum, Guitar, Upright Bass

About Me

Always looking to try new things I've played with a blur of different artists, styles and collaborations. Notably, The Tony Starlight Show, Everything's Jake, The Strangled Darlings, The Pagan Jug Band, The UnderScore Orkestra, The Marten's Combination, The Rocky Butte Wranglers, Three for Silver, Jobo Shakins, Smut City Jelly Roll Society, The Shark Skin Revue, Swingtown Vipers, Mother Bunch, Fast Rattler, and Professor Gall. I also head up my own band The Hot Club Time Machine playing guitar, saw, and holding down vocals, reluctantly.

I'm honored to have shared the experience of making music with Jeff Coffin (of Bela Fleck), Utah Phillips (Ani DiFranco), and shared the stage with Dave Holland (Miles Davis) and Jolie Holland (of the Be Good Tanyas).

Faisal A. Portland, OR

Subjects Taught

Algebra, Arabic, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Biology, Calculus, Cello, Elementary Math, English, French, Geometry, Language, Math, Music Performance, Music Theory, Physics, Piano, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, Reading, Songwriting, Trigonometry, Upright Bass

About Me

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

Lucas W. Portland, OR

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Songwriting, Upright Bass

About Me

I have been playing professionally since I was 22 years old with various string instruments. With a few different bands I have played guitar, electric bass, upright bass, bass banjo, and other instruments across the U.S., Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

I love teaching one-on-one and helping students expand their musical horizons.
I'm comfortable with very many styles, and tailor my lessons to the students needs.
What kind of music or playing style are they passionate about?
That is what is important.

You should take lessons with me because there are very few people who do what I do (and not charge you an arm and a leg for lessons), and almost no one else who does what I do with my bass banjo. I really want to show people the style I have developed, and help them find their own.

*** Lesson Details ***
This would totally depend on the student.
I am professionally capable with numerous instruments in numerous styles.
It could be anything from teaching advanced percussive techniques on the electric bass, to the basic triplet on rhythm bones, to comping changes on the tenor banjo.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I've got a small Logic rig with a few choice microphones.
You can do a lot with that and a good sounding room.
I recorded this whole album with it:
http://threeforsilver.bandcamp.com/album/three-for-silver

*** Travel Equipment ***
I've got a car, and I would not mind coming to you.
I live in central Portland.

*** Specialties ***
Bass Banjo
Electric bass, fretted or fretless
Slap upright bass
Swing guitar
Tenor Banjo
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