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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.
Music is a series of cultured patterns. Musicians create a pattern that makes us anticipate a resolution and holds back .. makes you wait for it. It begins with a simple idea which then becomes this beautiful piece of art. We are all different and our taste of music it's shaped by our culture and our brain. This is not a music class .. at least, not in a conventional sense. We make the surreal become real. We take your inside earworms and create art. We add texture, balance, contrast, expression, body, and emotion to your brain's palate. We do not define a genre from what we create, we just blend the music elements to find your music taste. We begin with Rhythm, the driving force in music and compositon and the most valued skill of any musician's arsenal. We compose, arrange, and orchestrate your masterpiece. We also learn how to record it, mix it, and master it. At the end our series of lessons we host student showcases where you will be able to show off your new talent. The ...
Very comfortable with nearly all styles. Classical, jazz, bluegrass, pop, country, blues, etc.
Upright bass can be one of the most versatile instruments. Players of the instrument find themselves in settings ranging from symphony orchestras to bluegrass bands and everything in between. With the modern music world become more receptive to acoustic instruments, as well as amplification technology evolving, upright bassist can also become members of rock bands or hip-hop groups. In lessons, I teach the student how to navigate the instrument in a way that allows them to pursue whatever genre they want. I focus on skills that are universal to music, as well as specific skills for different styles of playing. As a double bassist, I have played in jazz combos, big bands, orchestras, chamber groups, and bluegrass/ old-time groups. I'm excited to share my love and knowledge of this instrument with other players!
I am available to teach beginner and intermediate level players on double bass. I am currently working towards a bachelors in music with a focus on music performance. Double Bass is my primary instrument. I'm able to teach jazz and classical as well as the various forms of technique needed to play double bass properly.
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