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Jesse M.

101 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
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Jesse M.

101 Reviews
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Learn basics about rhythm, harmony, and melody, and how they apply to the upright bass.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students on voice/singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with classic

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Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
Dulcenea
Super kind, patient and teaches a lot in each session!
Alex
Jesse is very friendly and a fun teacher to be around.
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Paul S.

8 Reviews
Novato, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Paul S.

8 Reviews
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I have been teaching bass and composition for the last 10 in many different styles of music such as: rock, jazz, funk and folk/americana. I am here to help you achieve your goals as a musician! We'll start with what you are currently interested in and expand outwards from there. Feel free to message me and we'll take it from there!

About Paul

I am a composer, professional musician and music educator. I have recorded and performed with many different artists, but am best known for my work with the Central Coast band Still Time. Starting in 2004, Still Time steadily expanded from a local college band to a national touring act and we succe

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Jeffrey
absolutely brilliant bass player. he's great at breaking things down in a way that you'll understand and he's extremely supportive.
Robyn
Inspirational! I love working with Paul. He is patient, fun, and incredibly talented and versatile.

I have improved so much working with him-- and he's also a really great person and all around cool guy.
jack
Paul is a very knowledgeable, experienced bass player (upright & electric)and composer who is able to transfer those skill to his students.

Rebecca K.

46 Reviews
Vallejo, CA
Starting at $25
  • Music-Education/Theory from Azusa Pacific University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2007
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Rebecca K.

46 Reviews
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Want to get started on the bass? I can help!

About Rebecca

Hello! I am a classically trained vocalist and percussionist, with a BA in Music, specializing in Education and Theory. I have taught band, choir, orchestra and piano in high school and middle school. I have also done Music Directing with kids aged 7-14 for various musicals and have taught elemen

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Joe M.
Rebecca is patient, kind and positive. She is very encouraging. Makes it fun!
Jasmine J.
Very patient with 6 year old
Sienna O.
Great with children and simplifies the basics at their level.

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Isaac L.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Bachelor of Music from New England Conservatory
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Isaac L.

3 Reviews
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My primary goal with all of my students is to help them make great music that is true to themselves. I also try to stick with a sound-before-symbol approach to learning music. What this means for my teaching is a focus on training both the ears and technique. I always prefer a more personalized approach to teaching, working with students to find repertoire that speaks to them and improves their musicality and technique.

About Isaac

My Values As I’ve developed my teaching style over the last ten years, I’ve found myself zeroing in on a few key qualities I want to cultivate in my students and in my self including great ears, a high proficiency on the instrument, and a strong and interactive sense of musicality. At the center o

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Jeffrey
Isaac knows his stuff. He has been great in teaching music theory and piano. Easy to get in contact with and flexible in scheduling.
Greg A.
Isaac is an excellent teacher and is highly recommended. His method is not centered on drills, music reading or repetition, but rather on getting an understanding of how the notes, chords work together. In so doing, the student gets a great understanding of theory and it opens the door to improvisation. In addition he's very patient with folks such as myself who don't come to class with a deep understanding of music theory.
Victoria Danberg
I have just begun lessons with Isaac. He is an excellent teacher; attuned to my needs, very good at explaining things, patient, very good at getting me to understand what I need to know. I look forward to learning upright bass with him!
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Hannah F.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded Jazz Critic's Poll 2015 from NPR
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Hannah F.

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Hey there – I am so glad that you want to study bass! Upright bass is the cornerstone of my passion for music -- it is such a beautiful instrument and I love to help people find their unique personality on the bass. A little bit about me: I am a graduate of the world-renowned jazz program at the Jacobs School of Music and have been teaching for 8 years. I am well-versed in tried-and-true methods of establishing healthy technique, good tone, good time, and musicality on the bass. I have experience with many styles and genres and have been fortunate to play with artists from over 20 countries. My work has been featured in NPR’s Jazz Critic’s Poll, Jazziz Magazine, and All About Jazz, and I was recently chosen to be a cultural ambassador for the U.S. State Department’s global music fellowship (OneBeat). In other words, we can work together on whatever music really lights you up, no matter the style! Whether you are just beginning or are already advanced, there's so much we can do ...

About Hannah

I hold a degree in Jazz Studies from the Jacobs School of Music, where I focused especially on Afro-Cuban music, thanks to the tutelage of Latin Jazz giants Michael Spiro and Wayne Wallace! My jazz background also gave me rigorous training in music theory and history. My performance career is high

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Samantha
At first I was skeptical about taking online lessons, but I love taking lessons with Hannah. I'm a classical bassist starting to learn jazz, and Hannah is providing exactly what I was hoping for in starting my jazz career. The first lesson we went over what my goals are, and she is providing me with exactly the tools that I need to progress. Every week she sends me a personalized document of what we went over in lessons, what I should focus on in the coming week, and music resources (exercises, jazz charts, etc) to utilize! She is patient, kind, knowledgeable in both technique and theory, and pushes me every lesson.
Cara Bidwell
I cannot believe how much I've learned in just 3 lessons with Hannah! She is an excellent teacher, patient, encouraging, and clear. She quickly assessed what I was looking for in upright bass lessons and the lessons are exactly what I was hoping for, and more. I'm so glad to have found Hannah.
Samantha
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Jerry M.

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

11 Reviews
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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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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.
Michelle

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Average Cost of Upright Bass Lessons in San Francisco, CA

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in San Francisco is $72. 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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$42 average
45 min
$54 average
60 min
$72 average

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"Brian first and foremost is a fantastic bassist. I heard live at a local club and asked if he gave lessons. Fortunately he did and I started studying with him soon thereafter. I was a beginner/ intermediate player at the time and over the course of the next two years not only did my playing greatly improve so did my knowledge of music theory. Brian has been a wonderful source of information. I couldn't ask for someone better. I still get an occasion lesson in with him and he reminds me how much there still is to learn. I highly recommend Brian for anyone interested in learning the upright bass or, as was the case with me, someone with the basics who wants to get better."
- Jon
Took Upright Bass lessons from Brian V.
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"I cannot believe how much I've learned in just 3 lessons with Hannah! She is an excellent teacher, patient, encouraging, and clear. She quickly assessed what I was looking for in upright bass lessons and the lessons are exactly what I was hoping for, and more. I'm so glad to have found Hannah."
- Cara Bidwell
Took Upright Bass lessons from Hannah F.
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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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"Super intelligent guy, very patient and easy to work with."
- Fred
Took Upright Bass lessons from Steven F.
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"Oliver was patient with my slow internet connection and willing to try different things to make it work. He gave me great tips to help me develop better technique, and was very encouraging. I really appreciated his perspective and skill and am so excited to be progressing with my playing!"
- Erica
Took Upright Bass lessons from Oliver H.
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"My Instructor was very clear and specific so that what he was teaching made sense to me, both in concept and actual playing the double bass. I would give him 10 stars if I could."
- Sharon
Took Upright Bass lessons from Steven F.
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"Fun and informative - thanks!"
- Judi
Took Upright Bass lessons from Peter B.
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"Awesome Instructor! He is fantastic working with my son. He is extremely knowledgeable and has immense patience working with you people! Highly recommend!"
- Cinnamon
Took Upright Bass lessons from Dustin N.
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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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"Maggie has expert knowledge about the double bass from studying with members of the best orchestras in the US. Her teaching lead me to achieve things on the instrument that I didn't know I could do. I highly recommend her as a teacher!"
- Paul
Took Upright Bass lessons from Maggie L.
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