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Popular Upright Bass Teachers Near Maywood

John G.

Brooklyn, NY
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John L.

Hastings on Hudson, NY
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Jeffrey B.

Hackensack, NJ
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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 ...

John L. Hastings on Hudson, NY

College Performance Degree in Bass
Diploma from Grove School of Music in Bass
20 years professional experience of Bass Playing

About John

Hello,

Thanks so much for taking the time to inquire about studying music with me.

Music and studying music has always been a passionate experience for me. I have been so blessed with the teachers and fellow musicians in my life. You should realize that your study of music may start with me, but it will last your entire lifetime. I hope that all of your life you will have a rewarding relationship to music and the spirit of great sounds!

I'm originally from California. I have performances degrees from the Grove School, as well as San Diego State University.
I currently reside in New York City where I get the chance to play with some many great musicians. I have performed in great jazz clubs in New York, on Broadway, and performing arts centers across the country. I'm ...

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Aviane V. October 30, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Love my lessons

John is an amazing teacher all around. Very professional and good at getting me to understand things which may be a bit confusing. I am currently reading and playing between four books and I never thought it would be possible especially just after taking lessons for a year. Sometimes I feel a bit frustraited when I am not able to play certain pieces or when I dont understand a concept but John is great at breaking everything down and making it easier. I am now realizing how my piano skills can be utilizied in my other music projects. When I attend my lessons I am reminded why I love having them so much. With him as my instructor I can see my skills improving and I know I will only get better. I recommend piano lessons to everyone and if you are looking to have a great teacher John is your go to person !
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Leslie M. May 13, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Piano Teacher

John is a very patient piano teacher. He has a way to get young students to pay attention through the entire lesson. Keep up the good work !
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Jacquelyn S. April 3, 2013
Ukulele
Verified Student
Felt like an afterthought...

I could tell John was very into music, but not a strong ukulele instructor. He might be a wonderful guitar teacher or for other instruments, judging from the other reviews. My experience was that he did not send the lesson plans in a timely fashion, and was not fully present while we were in our lesson. Often he would spend time "trying to figure it out" on the uke rather than be teaching me something. He insisted on playing elaborate harmonies, while I strummed basic ones and would get lost in playing rather than paying attention to how well or not well I was playing. It felt more like an opportunity to jam out rather than teach at times. When a lesson is 30 minutes long structure is very helpful. I also felt like he had no idea what he had already taught me week after week, so a lot of lessons were repeated. To be completely honest, I started to feel like I would rather be somewhere else than learning an instrument, which is sad b/c I am very excited about learning. Again from the reviews he sounds like an incredible guitar teacher, so I would say that it's possible he was not as interested in uke teaching, but may be an amazing teacher for other instruments.
Jeffrey B. Hackensack, NJ

This is one of my main instruments. I will teach the proper way of playing this instrument to prevent injury. I can teach any style and any type of music.

About Jeffrey

I am a Hofstra University graduate with over fifteen years of experience in music. I have played at many of the venues in the NYC area and have toured with the R&B singer Macy Gray. I am currently working with four different bands in the tri-state area in addition to the session work.

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In my lessons I take a step by step approach on learn how to move and how to understand the instrument at hand. I require all of my students to learn how to read sheet music and how to translate onto their instrument. I'm a laid back teacher and will teach what is most appealing to the student but in an academic style. I teach the student not just to play but to understand what it is he or she is playing. I will cater to any level of playing and help give a path to ...

Chris A.

Astoria, NY
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Jason R.

Brooklyn, NY
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Tom B.

Brooklyn, NY
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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. ...

Jason R. Brooklyn, NY

Performing Artist 2001 - Present
• Hired bass player and backing vocals for acts like Spencer Day, Vinx, Leo Blais, Will Dailey, Senor Happy and other international acts. Guitarist for Senor Happy’s theme song video on the hit TV series The Rules of Engagement on CBS. Recordings on Senor Happy, Vinx, Will Dailey, Dana Labb, Leo Blais, Nick Lancaster Quartet, The Glass Fracture, Soul Kitchen’s, and Stars Crashing Cars. I like to teach everything from Jazz to rock, to electronica.

About Jason

Performing Artist 2001 - Present
• Hired bass player and backing vocals for acts like Spencer Day, Vinx, Leo Blais, Will Dailey, Senor Happy and other international acts. Guitarist for Senor Happy’s theme song video on the hit TV series The Rules of Engagement on CBS. Recordings on Senor Happy, Vinx, Will Dailey, Dana Labb, Leo Blais, Nick Lancaster Quartet, The Glass Fracture, Soul Kitchen’s, and Stars Crashing Cars.
Substitute Teacher 2009 - Present
• Substitute teacher at The Music Place, North Reading and Berklee College of Music’s five-week program. Mainly an upright and electric bass teacher, but I teach guitar and piano as well to all ages.

Tom B. Brooklyn, NY

I have been studying Jazz Double at Universities and Conservatories for 8 years, in Munich, Berlin and New York City. There my bass teachers were Greg Cohen and Jay Anderson, but I also studied intensely with Kurt Rosenwinkel, John Hollenbeck and Phil Markowitz. On the upright bass I also have a strong classical background, having studied with Wies de Boeve, who just joined the Bavarian Radio Orchestra in Munich.

About Tom

My name is Tom. I am a professional jazz musician based in Brooklyn, and I hold two degrees in jazz performance: a Bachelor of Arts from the Jazz Institute Berlin and a Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music New York.

I have been playing both double bass and electric bass for 12 years and have been teaching privately since 2012.

My hours are flexible, and I am always willing to negotiate on rates. Also, I offer the first lesson at no charge to the students, so you can see if you'd want to continue to work with me.

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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 Maywood 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 helpful ...

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