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James G.

2 Reviews
Los Osos, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 to 60
  • Awarded Best Musical Direction from Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
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James G.

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Learning how to play the bass is much like building a relationship with anything you believe, care, cherish, or love. With over ten years of professional experience playing bass in all styles and genres, I believe together we can set key learning outcomes and joyfully help build your confidence as a bassist. Whether it's learning your favorite bass line, or building upon new concepts, I will give you the tools you need to build a healthy relationship with your instrument in a safe and fun environment. My goal for you as my student is to reach your musical potential while having a wonderful time!

About James

I'm a bassist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and actor. I received my BA in Music (with a Classical Double Bass focus) from California Polytechnic State University in 2017 and I've been a professional freelance musician since 2010; primarily working in the state of California. My love for musi

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Chris C.
I took around 15 lessons for bass guitar with James and really enjoyed it. James was able to tailor the experience for what I wanted, which was heavy on music theory, but still made sure we applied the theory to the instrument. I had prior experience with some music theory and playing, but hadn't touched my bass in almost 10 years. James was able to figure out exactly where to pick up, provided great materials, and kept me engaged. James is very knowledgeable, a great player, and a cool cat.
Tom
James is a highly qualified instructor and was very thoughtful in answering my questions. I was impressed with the amount of resources he had on hand, such as worksheets, method books, sheet music, etc. I would definitely recommend James for anyone curious about learning music theory and/or the many instruments he plays.

Spencer H.

1 Review
Paso Robles, CA
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2014
  • AA-T Jazz Studies from Cuesta College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Spencer H.

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As an experienced Jazz Upright Bass player with two jazz degrees you can expect to learn the great role of the bass in Jazz! I also teach bluegrass bass techniques and beginning classical arch technique.

About Spencer

Hello! My name is Spencer. Nice to meet you. I'm a working professional musician that is knowledgeable about many types of music and many different instruments. I hope that we can work together and create some lasting lessons about music and life. Bass, Piano, Beginning Guitar are my specialties a

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Elizabeth
Spencer has been giving lessons to my son for the past couple of years for Upright Bass and Bass Guitar. We started with In-home and now, due to the current environment, have moved to virtual lessons. My son loves Spencer's friendly personality and is always looking forward to his lessons. I appreciate the flexibility of the schedule and the ability to work on multiple instruments when needed. Having a great teacher has always been important. We consider ourselves lucky to have met Spencer and continuously recommend him to our friends and family. My son has advanced tremendously in both instruments, and I credit Spencer for that.
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Nicholas C.

36 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks english, spanish
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
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Nicholas C.

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I aim to instill a love of music and of the instrument through both student guided song selections from popular genres and movie/video game soundtracks, as well as the pedagogy and technical exercises that are required to play the double bass. I complement this with various etudes and repertoire from both the classical and jazz idioms to create a bassist that not only knows how to groove, but has a solid command of the bass.

About Nicholas

Detroit native, Nicholas C. K., demonstrated an innate musical talent from a young age. His command of piano, guitar, trumpet and bass progressed to studies at both Columbia University in Chicago and Wayne State University in Detroit. Since age 16 Nic has toured the country sharing the stage with a

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Edward
Patient and laid back, Nic took time to understand my goals and has created a reasonable plan for this older student to accommodate.
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Daniel B.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Barry McDonald Scholarship from University of Tennessee
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Daniel B.

16 Reviews
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With or without a bow, upright bass students that study with me can learn a variety of styles (classical, jazz, bluegrass, etc.). Lessons include focus on intonation, dexterity, and rhythmic independence with special attention to having a comfortable approach to the instrument. Students will always have tangible representations of their work through recordings and personalized musical guides.

About Daniel

I am currently only offering virtual lessons. Hello! My name is Daniel and I have been playing and teaching guitar and bass (electric and upright) in all styles for over 15 years. I even have a Masters Degree and a Bachelors in music to show for it. My students have the benefit of highly cust

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Eric
Taking Electric Bass Guitar lessons with Dan Brown, has been a great experience. Dan listened to my goals and tailored the lessons around my ability and musical influences. His classes are well structured, but also relaxed. Dan has incredible knowledge of the Bass and has encouraged me in all styles of play including slap Bass. I have no hesitation in recommending Dan to anyone interested in learning Bass.
Rohan
Good experience definitely would recommend! Encouraging teacher who is committed to helping you learn what you want to learn.
Warren G.
Daniel covered all the basics of playing the double bass very clearly and extended the lesson a little to allow me to work on a couple of songs,
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Quentin S.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Double Bass Performance from University of Georgia
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Quentin S.

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I am a Bass Performance student at UGA. I love to teach upright bass in all styles! I personally play jazz, classical, funk/jam, musicals, rock, and bluegrass. I love to help students get their low notes sounding good and grooving!

About Quentin

I go to the University of Georgia for Double Bass Performance. I've spent about 9 years learning and sharing everything I can about this wonderfully complex instrument. So many genres of music can be played on the double bass, and once you add my secondary instrument, the bass guitar, you're a nece

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Milo
Quentin has an easy going manner that makes my middle school student want to learn from him. My son is working on improving his technique and Quentin was able to assess an appropriate level of instruction.
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Quentin's teaching style is chill and simple. But you learn a lot during the process. He is calm and patient as well!
Milo
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Jerry M.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Music Ed from Valdosta State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jerry M.

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My name is Jerry. I LOVE music and passing my knowledge on to others. I have played many different instruments in many different kinds of bands. It all one major thing in common, it was FUN! If you are not having fun while learning an instrument you won't want to learn. Lessons can be fun AND educational at the same time. I have had many parents tell me I'm one of the best teachers they have ever seen. (A couple of them were public school teachers themselves). I truly want my students to succeed and I will do everything in my power to help them accomplish that!

About Jerry

My name is Jerry. I LOVE music and passing my knowledge on to others. I have played many different instruments in many different kinds of bands/groups. They all had one major thing in common, it was FUN! If you are not enjoying learning an instrument you won't want to learn. Lessons can be fun AND

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Michelle
Extremely unprofessional to abruptly cancel scheduled/paid lessons without the courtesy of a message or any notice because this instructor was unhappy with a 12-year-old child's progress. Very surprised by and disappointed in the manner in which he handled this situation, certainly could have been handled with more respect and maturity.
Julie
Will
Jerry is a wonderful instructor. I wasn’t sure how online lessons would go but they have been seamless and fun and my son is making progress with the bugle. I would highly recommend this format and this teacher. The convenience and quality of instruction are excellent. We are signing up for more lessons and may move on to another instrument once my son feels confident on the bugle.

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Average Cost of Upright Bass Lessons in Creston, CA

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in Creston is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $120 per hour.
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"My son Ethan started working with Darren early this summer after Ethan's previous instructor for 5 years had decided to retire . I was surprised how quickly Ethan was bonded with Darren in this virtual setting. Due to Covid 19, all lessons have been conducted via Skype. Here is what Ethan was talking about Darren. "I have nothing but good words to say about my experience with Mr. Sacks. within a few weeks, I improved a lot. He was able to help me fix fundamental issues with my playing. He was also incredibly kind and patient with me. Mr. Sacks was also always able to explain things well and give me new ways to improve my playing. He doesn't let go of my mistakes but very encouraging when providing advice.""
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Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"My son loved his first lesson. Can’t wait to keep going."
Nate
Took Upright Bass lessons from Oliver H.
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"Steve is a very talented teacher and bassist with great teaching capacity."
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Took Upright Bass lessons from Steven F.
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"Steven is an excellent teacher. He had a lot of helpful information and made a great effort to assess my needs. I’m looking forward to more lessons!"
Brad
Took Upright Bass lessons from Steven F.
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"Dee has a great broad knowledge of different instruments. She teaches to your needs and I've been so happy with my lessons!"
Jed
Took Upright Bass lessons from Dee F.
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"I’ve been taking lessons with Matthew for the past six months and he is a very knowledgeable instructor and all around good guy. 10/10 would recommend."
Ryan
Took Upright Bass lessons from Matthew F.
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"Alec has been helping my 11-year-old son with upright bass for almost a year now. We started out in home and switched to online during the pandemic period. Alec is a great teacher: patient, cheerful, organized, punctual, polite, flexible and able to connect with my son. My son is not always the most focused child, but Alec keeps him on task and, as a result, my son has been steadily improving. Alec was also instrumental in helping my son prepare for NYSSMA and the Westchester County orchestra, both of which are rather competitive forums."
Sunny
Took Upright Bass lessons from Alec S.
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"Peter has not only honed my daughter's previous skills, but introduced techniques and music theory that was completely new to her. Peter has sought out music that will challenge and interest my daughter specifically. We've been very pleased."
Kim
Took Upright Bass lessons from Peter B.
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"My son does hybrid in person and online lessons with Darren. Darren is very enthusiastic, encouraging and articulate. After every lesson, my son is energized. For the first time, he advanced to state level after intensive lessons with Darren. Darren also teaches HOW to practice and clearly points out what he needs to do so my son can focus his practice. Highly recommend him."
Polly
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"Very knowledgeable and worked well with my grandson"
Shawn
Took Upright Bass lessons from Mark L.
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