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Kellen H.

6 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music- Jazz Studies from William Paterson University
  • Teaching since 2003
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Kellen H.

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I have studied upright bass for 20 years. I am classically trained and studied under Barry Lieberman, former assistant principal of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. I went on to study jazz at the prestigious William Paterson University. I then spent the next 13 years gigging and teaching in a variety of situations in New York City and now Los Angeles. I have played a full spectrum of music on the upright and love to impart that knowledge to my students!

About Kellen

I believe this is a great time to be a musician. I have come of age as a musician in a time when music making and the music industry have shifted dramatically. There are many positives in this shift, with new oppurtinites opening up for musicians. I also see these changes not being addressed in

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Sylvia
Great teacher! Kellen has made me really excited about the guitar again.
Jon
Kellen is a great instructor. He explains musical ideas in an way that I qet quickly. I'll show him a song and he'll pick it up and teach it to me right away. I would definitely recommend him!
Susan
I had been playing guitar for a while, mostly learning songs and chord changes on my own. I wanted to take lessons to work on composing my own songs, and this is where Kellen really helped me. He had a lot of ideas and suggestions that were really helpful in trying to create a unique composing style. He's a trained musician, and it shows when he helps me with music theory and exposing me to lots of different styles of music.
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Liana B.

49 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • B.A. Music Breadth Studies from California State University, Northridge
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Liana B.

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Experienced in classical, jazz, and various other styles and genres. If you want to develop excellent technique and dexterity with a fun and laid-back (yet knowledgeable and motivating) teacher, you've come to the right place!

About Liana

My name is Liana, and I am a freelance musician (specializing in double bass) and music instructor working in the Greater Los Angeles Area. I have been playing music for nearly my entire life, starting on piano at the age of five and moving on to learn other instruments as the years progressed. I h

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Larry
Great firt lesson, thanks
Tiffany
good
Beth
Liana connected well with my daughter and she's looking forward to more lessons. There were some internet/connectivity issues, but we're hoping this was just a one-time problem.
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Mitchell P.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Business Admin from University of Phoenix
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Mitchell P.

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Students can expect to learn Classical and Jazz fundamentals.

About Mitchell

I am 48 years old and I’ve been playing the bass since 9 years of age. I started performing professionally at age 14. I play the String Bass as well as Electric Bass and have performed with several Symphony Orchestras as well as bands. I am currently a resident artist at the legendary Preservation

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Mayu
It’s really amazing that we can learn from the best even from hundreds miles away.
Mitchell is very friendly, warming, understanding and passionate person with deep knowledge. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone who is interested in learning jazz bass, New Orleans traditions and culture.
Joe, guitarist
I’ve worked with Mitchell in performance situations and always felt confident in the rhythm section staying together. He is a great bassist! As a teacher he brings in this experience to the lessons. He is excellent at imparting information.
Yamila
Verlo y escucharlo tocar es siempre un placer.
Y además es una hermosa persona; noble, comprometido con lo que hace y dispuesto a compartir lo que conoce y disfruta.
Me siento agradecida de conocerlo!

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Evan C.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Evan C.

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I work with all students from beginner to advanced.
The goal is to have fun and play music.

About Evan

Evan graduated from Berklee in 2011 and Evan has split the last several years between studio gigs and touring with renown international acts. Evan has worked as the live and studio bassist for Jazz/Pop vocalist Nikki Yanofsky, the touring bassist for Country singer Nicole Frechette, the bassist and

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Sahar ..
Kept missing class without any heads up so I had to just wait around and hope he'll show up, ignored my calls and messages to reschedule, so I had to just get a refund from TakeLessons. As a teacher he is good, but very unprofessional behavior in terms of accountability and respect for students' time.
Whitney
I’m a super beginner. So far so good! He starts from the beginning and doesn’t make you feel dumb.
Billy
Evan was a great Bass teacher. I had fun every lesson and got significantly better at the instrument.
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Yuriy G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Yuriy G.

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I employ healthy and efficient practicing and teaching technique through relaxation, gradual learning and individual approach. The lessons may also include theory, analysis, basic of advanced composition and many other aspects depending on the student's needs and abilities. The main goal is that my students are able to get fully engaged in the process of learning and enjoy every minute of it!

About Yuriy

Yuriy Galkin is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning composer and musician. He performed at such major venues and festivals as Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Southbank Centre, Vladivostok Jazz Festival, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, London Jazz Festival, Hull Jaz

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Ian S.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelors in Music Performance - Jazz Studies from SUNY Purchase
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Ian S.

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For the past seven years, my performance career has primarily focused on Cuban Timba. In addition to my real-world experience with the genre, I have held multiple lectures and seminars on the style at universities across New York State as well as online. I feel extremely fortunate to be able to participate in this wonderful genre in such an extensive way, something few outsiders have been able to do. For that reason I am especially passionate about sharing the knowledge I've acquired with others.

I also specialize in jazz improvisation and other styles of "world music" including Afro-Peruvian, Venezuelan and even some styles from southeastern Europe.

As a teacher I emphasize technique, reading, rhythm and creating an organized practice routine. I'm also a strong advocate of transcription, especially of repertoire, which key when studying any style of music.

I also hope to inspire my students to become independent in following there own musical curiosity, regardless of what ...

About Ian

Ian S. is a bassist, author, and educator currently based in the New York City area. Since moving to NYC in the spring of 2014 Ian has had the honor of performing with People of Earth, Gerardo Contino, Gabriela Anders, Los Hacheros, Peliroja, Keith Ward, Bobby Sanabria, Axel Laugart, Oriente Lopez,

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Evan
Ian learned my band's music and hit the stage without rehearsal!

It could have been his deep knowledge of Latin music and musical training, or both. Either way, you are in for a treat of you get to work with Ian. He has the discipline, great sound and a friendly attitude. A very thorough and grounded musician.
Mario
Ian is a kind and patient teacher, a master of his craft and knows how to communicate musical concepts in a clear manner. I studied Cuban/latin music styles with him as well as theory and technique on the bass guitar. In regards to my latin music focus, the information presented is straight from the source, and he has a wealth of material to dig into. He provided the tools and perspective of a real working musician and tailored my lessons to my level of skill.
Nathan
Ian Stewart is rare among artists: in addition to being a master of his craft, he is also a great teacher. While his knowledge of music is vast and deep, he excels at breaking information down for the student and teaching the aspiring musician how to practice effectively and efficiently. He emphasizes the importance of self-assessment so that, ultimately, the students can teach themselves.
I recommend Ian Stewart highly.

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Average Cost of Upright Bass Lessons in Marina del Rey, CA

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in Marina del Rey is $68. 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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45 min
$56 average
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$68 average

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"Ms. Fleming is an excellent teacher, patient, encouraging, and working from a
broad range of experience. As a teacher myself (English), I really appreciate those qualities. Her experience across multiple instruments and music genres is especially appealing to me, as I play several instruments and am interested in many types of music. She gives me hope that I can develop some facility on
upright bass, a dream I have had since I was a boy. (Note: Her insights into how to practice are really helpful.)"
Jed
Took Upright Bass lessons from Dee F.
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"Matthew is very dedicated to his craft and an excellent instructor."
Syd
Took Upright Bass lessons from Matthew F.
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"Darren works hard with my son from the moment he arrives until the moment he leaves, and I can always hear big improvements in the quality of my son's playing over the course of the hour. Since working with him, my son has qualified for Northeastern Senior Districts Orchestra and the All-State Orchestra. He has helped him take his bass playing to the next level and enjoy opportunities that he may not otherwise have had!"
Claire
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"I can’t believe how much material was covered in a 60 minute lesson! Steven was engaging and encouraging. My 16 year old son learned a lot and had a great time doing it. We are looking forward to future lessons!"
Beau
Took Upright Bass lessons from Steven F.
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"Just had my first lesson with Benjamin and it was great. Looking forward to more lessons"
Jamie
Took Upright Bass lessons from Benjamin Y.
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"Excellent teacher. Easy to learn with, build your technic and repertoire."
Andrew
Took Upright Bass lessons from Maggie L.
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"My son Austin loved his first lesson with Oliver. In fact, he had been considering qutting the upright bass, but after his first lesson, he had renewed enthusiasm and wants to continue to learn. That makes mom happy since I just recently bought him a bass!"
Austin
Took Upright Bass lessons from Oliver H.
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"Fun and informative - thanks!"
Judi
Took Upright Bass lessons from Peter B.
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"Daniel is a great teacher! He is very thorough and has taken the time to understand my son's musical interests. He is also very patient and explains skills in a very relatable way. My son has learned so much from Daniel and enjoys every lesson."
Melissa Weaver
Took Upright Bass lessons from Daniel B.
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"Mr. Garcia was extreamely knowledgable in his approach to technique. A wonderful quatlity that stood out about Mr. Garcia inside and outside of the studio is his humility, which creates a safe, fun and enjoyable learning environment. He is directive yet encouraging when it comes to striving towards the standards of excellence he belives his students are capable of achieving."
Sierra
Took Upright Bass lessons from Omar G.
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