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Popular Upright Bass Teachers Near Maywood

John L.

Hastings on Hudson, NY
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Isaac J.

New York, NY
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Jeffrey B.

Hackensack, NJ
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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 have performed in great jazz clubs in New York, on Broadway, and performing arts centers across the country. I'm currently playing in many great performing ensembles. I have put out two CD's as a leader and played on multiple CD's for other artists.

It has been my pleasure to teach privately, as well as in the classroom for ...

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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.
Isaac J. New York, NY

In 10 years of teaching the bass, I've guided students from their first encounter with the instrument through professional performance and college study. I love teaching the bass because playing the bass ties together so many fundamental elements of music in every genre.

I have a degree in Jazz Performance on the double bass from NYU and have performed professionally in many styles from jazz to classical, rock, soul, funk, merengue, and everything in between. Studying the bass with me can be as focused or as broad as needed for each student. I enjoy all of my lessons, learning each and every baseline on Sgt Pepper's, focusing on reading skills and music theory, or improvising walking bass lines over jazz standards. I always focus on the goals of my students and how best to build a true understanding of the instrument, it's role in an ensemble, and the tradition of the music.

About Isaac

Cited by All About Jazz as a musician with "all the groovy elasticity necessary to encompass the melodic complexity of compositions," Isaac is a strong voice among a new generation of musicians. Discovering a love for the piano, guitar, and bass in his youth, Isaac began performing in coffee shops and jazz clubs at the age of 15, quickly becoming one of the most sought-after young musicians in Westchester County. While still in high school, Isaac had the opportunity to study with jazz legend John Patitucci. Isaac's selection for New York's prestigious All-State Festival came as no surprise.

Isaac graduated from New York University's undergraduate jazz program in 2009, where he studied with many seminal jazz musicians including Ari Hoenig, George Garzone, Kenny ...

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Jeffrey S. June 9, 2014
Bass Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Isaac is an incredible instructor. His lessons are easy to understand and educational. I look forward to practicing what I learned the previous week and Isaac's methods really make it fun.
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Marisa R. October 24, 2012
Guitar
Verified Student
Isaac is awesome!

Isaac is the best teacher I've ever had and he is super fun to work with. I am learning all different kinds of cool music with him, from blues to classic rock to jazz. I feel like I am learning so much with him, from playing music to reading music to writing music.
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FleurV January 19, 2012
Isaac is awesome

Isaac is really able to connect with our 6 year old and engage her in a musical way. He is a very creative teacher. He is punctual and nice, our daughter always looks forward to him coming!Highly recommended
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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Sebastian Z.

New York, NY
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Ethan O.

New York, 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. ...

Sebastian Z. New York, NY

My system of teaching is aimed at a goal of eventually being able to teach yourself. I accomplish this through a very thorough approach that aims to give the student a very complete understanding of what they are working on and why. I am a huge believer in the practice and study of technique but only in the context of the end goal which is always to make music. My curriculum consists mainly of scales, exercises, and repertoire.

About Sebastian

Originally from Miami, Florida, I am currently pursuing a degree in double bass performance from the Juilliard School and I am a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy. I have experiencing teaching double bass, guitar, electric bass, and even calculus! I am a huge lover of music and I love teaching it as much as I love performing it.

Ethan O. New York, NY

I started playing upright bass when I was 16 years old, and it's now become my job, my hobby, and my passion. I've been teaching for 7 years, and I've found that it's very important that a student is playing with correct technique, and that's why lessons are so crucial with this instrument. Some teachers think that this means lessons must be boring and tedious, but I think that we can have fun, engaging lessons that still teach the important things.

Some topics I can teach include:
Specific styles of music or specific songs
Walking bass lines
Bowing
Improvising
Creating your own bass lines
Reading
Theory
Composition
Technique
Rhythm

(For classical students, I like to use both the Simandl and Bille methods).

About Ethan

I've been teaching private music lessons since 2007. Many of my students have gone on to study music in college, and almost all have taken part in fulfilling music projects.

I've been studying music my whole life. I have a Master of Music Degree in Jazz Arts from Manhattan School of Music (2013), and a Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz Studies from William Paterson University (2010). But I know more than just jazz music, I'm comfortable playing and teaching essentially all styles of music. I play hundreds of gig every year on both electric bass and double bass, spanning a wide variety of musical styles. I'm also very well versed in music theory, ear training, reading, and composing.

With my teaching methods, the music that speaks to you becomes our vehicle ...

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