I have been playing upright bass for over twenty years and I have been playing professionally for over ten years. I bring a wide range of influences to my bass teaching and tailor the materials I use for each student's needs. I generally start students in method books from Simandl and Vance and move on to Rabbath, Petracchi, and various other materials that will help each student.
I grew up around Atlanta, GA and started playing piano when I was around 7 years old and bass and guitar when I was 11. Most of my education has been on the upright bass. I've studied classical bass performance at major music schools on the east coast and in the midwest. I've studied and worked with musicians from many of the great orchestras around the world. I enjoy working with students who are just coming to the bass, guitar, or piano for the first time and getting them started with music in a rewarding way as well as more advanced students that need finer musical direction or audition coaching. *** Lesson Details *** I try to keep a relaxed environment while still being motivating and inspiring. I tailor lessons around what the individual student's goals are. There are ...
Juilliard and Carnegie Mellon trained teacher available for students of all levels and ages.I want to ensure that we focus on what you want to learn, that you are happy with your progress, master proper technique, and have fun!
I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I started playing flute when I was 8 and bass when I was 13. In 2002, I moved to New York City to attend The Juilliard School, where I earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Double Bass performance. I came to Pittsburgh to attend Carnegie Mellon University, where I got a Master's of Music degree and a post-graduate Performance Residency Certificate. Since finishing at Carnegie Mellon in 2011, I have been freelancing in Western PA, Ohio, and West Virginia. *** Lesson Details *** I want to provide a fun, relaxed environment in which you feel appropriately challenged and comfortable to make mistakes. I don't have a pre-set course of music and exercises that I give to every student. Rather, I prefer to have a variety of music and exercises at ...
Basics of open scales and arpeggio fingerings and movable patterns for bluegrass, country, blues or beginning jazz..
I play and teach Guitar (Electric/Acoustic), Bass (Electric/Upright), 5-String Banjo (Bluegrass and Old-timey), Violin/Fiddle, Mandolin, Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar and Lap Steel Guitar, Ukulele, Piano and Piano Accordion. I have been teaching in the Pittsburgh area for over 20 years and owned my music studio/store for over 10 years. I have instructional book/cd(s) and instruments for purchase or rentals usually available on-site. I am experienced and friendly. Parking lot is free and off-street.
I believe in providing a fun atmosphere in which the student works on what they want. I will also provide the fundamental technique and practice tips to maximize progress. Lessons will cover technique exercises, etudes, orchestral and solo repertoire. I specialize in classical music, but can also teach the basics of jazz, and rockabilly bass slap.
Over the course of only five years, Mitch G. has made remarkable achievements in the orchestral world. He has served as Associate Principal for the Hollywood Bowl, and was a section member in the Winston-Salem and Greensboro Symphonies. He has Studied under Paul Sharpe and Micah Howard, earning a full scholarship at Carnegie Mellon University.
I have played double bass for 12 years, and Double Bass is by far one of the hardest string instruments for students to learn in terms of developing the muscles and endurance. It is a very hefty instrument, and requires quite a bit of time to develop a well rounded sound. I have studied with many different bassists, and would enjoy sharing many tips to help improve sound quality, sound production, intonation, etc.
Ahmer'e B. has been a very musically active and involved individual within the Pittsburgh Area as well as across the globe. Ahmer'e has played for First Lady, Michelle Obama, Yo-Yo Ma, Sarah Chang, Steven Isserlis, and other well-known individuals. From 2011 thru 2013, he was Principal Bassist with the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra; and from 2013-2014 he sat as the Assistant Principal Cellist. He has played with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on numerous occasions - sitting as principal for both Double Bass and Cello. In 2013, he embarked on an international tour with the Inaugural National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America directed by Valery Gergiev and guest soloist, Joshua Bell. Ahmer'e is currently pursuing his Bachelors in Music Performance under the direction ...
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