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Grzegorz W.

Albany, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks German, English, Polish
  • Awarded 2nd prize in double bass competition from the 6th European Biennial Double Bass Congress & Festival
  • Bachelor of Arts (Erasmus Exchange) from Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris
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Grzegorz W.

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My aim as a teacher is to inspire my students to explore their creativity. In order to help them during their learning processes, I instruct them in listening to, analysing and improvising jazz, and world music of various cultures and styles. Towards building and refining a personal aesthetic of each of my students, I lead them through exercises in critical interpretation and evaluation of the expressive qualities of music in relation to other art forms.

About Grzegorz

I am a professional double bass player, band leader and composer. I graduated from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria and the Conservatoire de Paris. I earned my Master’s degree at the Jazz Campus Basel and Berklee Global Jazz Institute. During my studies I had a privileg

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José C.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Highest score in annual employee evaluation from Cuenca Symphony Orchestra, Ecuador
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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José C.

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My expertise and extensive knowledge of the double bass technique and repertoire will provide you with a unique learning experience. Lets have fun while learning and performing.

About José

Hi! Thank you for stopping by my site. My name is José C. For over 20 years I have had the privilege of teaching and working as a professional musician in the US and South America. I enjoy teaching, learning, and taking up new challenges. I have been able to help and guide many of my students t

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Santiago Vasco
José es una persona increíble, si no sabes como empezar o continuar tú camino musical, él es el indicado... junto con toda la experiencia que tiene por tocar por el mundo, su pedagogía y atencion personalizada (junto con tú trabajo por supuesto) te harán tomar y aire y decir yo puedo hacer esto.
Alondra
Es mi privilegio emitir que le Mgst. José Carrión, con quien tuve el honor de estudiar durante los años 2017 - 2019 es un excelente docente, de los mejores que he tenido a lo largo de mi aprendizaje musical que cumple a cabalidad las labores encomendadas y es miembro respetable y productivo de la sociedad.
Por esta múltiples otras razones que con mucho gusto puedo comunicarle si lo considera necesario, es un privilegio para mí, el otorgar mi recomendación personal.
Sé que, sin duda, en cualquier lugar, él dejara muy en alto su propio buen nombre y el mío.

Atentamente,
Alondra Bravo

Translated using Google Translate.

It is my privilege to issue you Mgst. José Carrión, with whom I had the honor of studying during the years 2017 - 2019, is an excellent teacher, one of the best I have had throughout my musical training, who fully fulfills the tasks entrusted and is a respectable and productive member of society. .
For these multiple other reasons that I can gladly communicate to you if you consider it necessary, it is a privilege for me to grant my personal recommendation.
I know that, without a doubt, anywhere, he raised his own good name and mine very high.

Sincerely,
Alondra Bravo
Phillip
I invited Jose to work with my bass students for an upcoming performance. He taught my students so much in a short period of time. His caring personality and sense of humor made the class so much fun. My students wanted him to come back. I highly recommend Jose Carrion as a guest conductor, section coach or private lessonss
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Andrea V.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $100
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Master of Music Degree in Performance with a Concentration in Jazz from New York University
  • Awarded Fulbright scholarship from Fulbright Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange between Italy and the United States
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Andrea V.

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Being an active and experienced musician gives me the necessary knowledge to know what is needed on order to become a better musician. Also having over 20 years of teaching experience allows me to tailor my knowledge to the need of every particular student. I really enjoy to transfer my knowledge and solve the unique musical problem that every student encounter during their musical path.

About Andrea

Bassist and composer Andrea performs extensively within the improvised music scene, across a broad spectrum of genres. His instrumental tone, sensitivity and imagination, and melodic approach to a supposedly clumsy instrument brought him to perform and record with many established musicians. Based

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Glen F.
The first lesson was great
Gabriela
I am truly happy to have chosen Andrea as my teacher. Not only he has an intelligent approach on how to introduce and teach the Italian language, he is also very polite, friendly and accommodating. It’s a real pleasure to learn from him!
Marta
I had my first English lesson with Andrea and it was very useful for me. I think that he pointed on my problem. He's a keen observer.

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Andrea V.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $100
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1997
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Andrea V.

14 Reviews
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Being an active and experienced musician gives me the necessary knowledge to know what is needed on order to become a better musician. Also having over 20 years of teaching experience allows me to tailor my knowledge to the need of every particular student. I really enjoy to transfer my knowledge and solve the unique musical problem that every student encounter during their musical path.

About Andrea

Bassist and composer Andrea performs extensively within the improvised music scene, across a broad spectrum of genres. His instrumental tone, sensitivity and imagination, and melodic approach to a supposedly clumsy instrument brought him to perform and record with many established musicians. Based

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Glen F.
The first lesson was great
Gabriela
I am truly happy to have chosen Andrea as my teacher. Not only he has an intelligent approach on how to introduce and teach the Italian language, he is also very polite, friendly and accommodating. It’s a real pleasure to learn from him!
Marta
I had my first English lesson with Andrea and it was very useful for me. I think that he pointed on my problem. He's a keen observer.

Marcelo M.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Marcelo M.

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My classes are very flexible when it comes to what the student wants. I can go from just teaching very basic bass playing to advanced harmonic concepts and jazz improvisation. On the first class, I give the student the choice of controlling our lessons materials about what they want to learn. Or the student can choose to let me control our classes, in which I will bring my own materials and ideas in which we should work and will go through the whole academic process of learning music.

About Marcelo

Established New York musician. Berklee College of Music Graduate. Have been teaching for many years and know that each student has their own mindset and we need to work around each person`s goals and interests. I teach mainly pop, rock, blues, jazz, classical, funk, RnB. All ages and levels are wel

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Anthony B.
My son just had his first lesson with Marcelo. It went really well. Looking forward to the next lessons.
Zion B.
Wonderful!
Rafael
Marcelo is great. He is very patient and flexible.
Recommended.
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Quentin S.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Quentin S.

3 Reviews
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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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Mags
Quentin is a great teacher! He works with all schedules and manners of learning.
Bill
Quentin has given me a lot of insight into voice leading jazz chords on the piano, and making my overall playing style flow. I highly recommend him!
Graysòn
Super helpful with lessons and learning instruments. Great person. Weird hair. 11/10

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Average Cost of Upright Bass Lessons in Oakland, CA

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in Oakland is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $130 per hour.
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"Great beginning. Look forward to many more classes."
Indrajit
Took Upright Bass lessons from Benjamin Y.
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"Rene has taken time to teach our son not only the instrument, but also the historical context around the bass. This type of instruction is interesting and engaging. My son looks forward to his weekly lessons. Also, Rene shows a great amount of patience with his instruction and has my son strive for excellence and correct form."
Breean
Took Upright Bass lessons from Rene T.
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"He was great! Maggy is learning so much! So glad we found Mark"
Maggy
Took Upright Bass lessons from Mark L.
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"Alex is the best music teacher ever!!!

Alex is an excellent teacher. He is great with kids and their parents. He is very patient and makes learning the bass fun. Alex provides feedback to the students and their parents which is helpful in the learning process. Our experience with Alex has been wonderful and we would recommend him to others."
Rayann
Took Upright Bass lessons from Alexander A.
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"He has a lot of knowledge, and have passion for music. He is very nice and fun to talk. He speaks Japanese pretty well."
Lauren
Took Upright Bass lessons from Shawn G.
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"David was very patient and thorough with the introductory lesson. He corrected some basic habits my son had and had him sounding better in 10 minutes.

He also had practical recommendations for daily practice.

I highly recommend David."
Lucas
Took Upright Bass lessons from David S.
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"Darren has been an outstanding teacher for my high school daughter preparing for her college auditions. His attention to detail has vastly improved her technique. She is playing with more confidence also. Darren is fabulous in sharing his time and talent. She has had several private lesson teachers on the past but he is definitely the best!"
Kathleen
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"Super cool guy. A lesson with Eli is the perfect blend of his knowledge, expertise, patience, and overall chill. 5 stars all the way."
Jonathan
Took Upright Bass lessons from Eli B.
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"Very knowledgeable and worked well with my grandson"
Shawn
Took Upright Bass lessons from Mark L.
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"Peter provides me with challenging material to practice that fits both my ability and my interest. Often the music he provides is material that he hand writes. He has a knack for pushing past where I'm comfortable without overwhelming me. I would recommend him to anyone."
Glenn
Took Upright Bass lessons from Peter B.
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