Hi! My name is Marisa B. I am a bass player by trade but I also play violin, viola, bass guitar, and I can teach beginning music theory. I really enjoy playing all the instruments I teach, however I am in school learning to play all 18 basic instruments in the music world! VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois is a great place to study music education and get yourself way more involved in music than you ever anticipated being. I sing in choir, I previously was in the Symphonic Band and the Wind Ensemble, I am currently part of the Jazz Ensemble (holding down the rhythm section with my steady bass lines), and I am the bass section leader of the Philharmonic Orchestra. All of that aside, I really love teaching and I would love to work with you in any way it was needed to help ...
I began teaching upright bass in 2009. During the 2012-2013, I was the orchestra director at Rolling Meadows High School. I specialize in either jazz or classical studies for the upright bass. Topics include: holding position and posture, left and right hand technique, musical notation, rhythm, scales/arpeggios, and repertoire.
Dave K. began playing guitar at the age of 10. His influences include Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Guthrie Govan, Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny and Scott Henderson. At the age of 17 he began teaching private guitar and bass lessons to classmates from his neighborhood high school. It was through this initial experience with teaching that he realized he wanted to make music education his career. Since then he has taught private guitar and bass lessons at Naperville Music, Rossi Music, Horizon Music, and the Plainfield School of Music. In addition, he has taught orchestra, guitar, and jazz band at Rolling Meadows High School. In 2000 Dave graduated from the University of Northern Illinois with a degree in jazz and classical guitar where ...
Very comfortable with nearly all styles. Classical, jazz, bluegrass, pop, country, blues, etc.
Versatile, personable, and professional musician and teacher with 13 years of playing experience. Comfortable with all ages and all styles, from classical to jazz to bluegrass and everything in between!
I am currently a String Bass Performance major at DePaul. I play/ teach classical solo and orchestral bass, jazz bass, and bluegrass/ folk.
I am currently a String Bass Performance Major at DePaul University. I have taught multiple students in my home town of St. Charles, IL throughout high school and college. I am well versed in the genres of classical, jazz, bluegrass, rock, and funk. I have played in many different ensembles including the DePaul Symphony Orchestra, jazz combos at DePaul, several rock bands, and a bluegrass trio that frequently performs in Chicago and the surrounding area called Ask Your Folks . I have had the benefit of working with great teachers throughout my bass playing career, including members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Lyric Opera, and the Chicago Jazz Ensemble. Because of this, I understand what a difference the right teacher can make. Furthermore, I know what teaching styles
I have been playing the double bass since Jr Year of High School. First chair at Lincoln Park high and first chair at VanderCook College of Music
My name is Xavier M. and I have been teaching since high school and playing bass since I was thirteen. I grew up in Avondale, Chicago, graduated with my Bachelor in music ed from VanderCook College of Music, and I love all kinds of music. I ride bike, play video games and love my city and everyone in it. Hamlet English Immersion Camp; Bilbao, Spain. With Kathy and George Owen. The camp had sixteen students who stayed for two weeks in two houses, one for boys and one for girls. While working at the camp I stayed in the boys house and watched over their activities and English use, taught English and music to students two hours a day, and took the students on hikes, bike rides, and horse rides.
I have been teaching upright bass for two years and my students have proved great results in both technical and listening skills. I specialize in classical music on the instrument and focus on incorporating the Simandl and Rabath methods into my students' technique. I begin with developing sound technique and then move toward achieving musical interpretation and eventually confident performing capabilities. I work well with all ages and it will be a pleasure to work with you!
Greetings prospective student! Thank you for considering to me to teach you what I believe is to be the most beautiful sounding instrument in the world. I have a great passion for classical music played on the double bass and believe that I can inspire you to become a great bass player. I am currently the assistant principal bass in the civic orchestra of Chicago, the training orchestra of the great Chicago Symphony. I am twenty four years old and hope to be performing in a great orchestra very soon as well, in the meantime I would like to teach and share my insights on technique, theory and the mindset a musician needs to be a good performer. I studied with Boston symphony'bassist Benjamin Levy for my undergraduate degree in double bass performance at The Boston Conservatory,and before ...
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