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David S.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BM -- Jazz Performance from The Ohio State University
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David S.

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My goal as a teacher is to give you the facility to express yourself through music. The key parts to developing this facility are:

1. theory -- notice i say theory, not rules. learning music theory is not about learning rigid rules that will stifle your creativity. when you learn theory, you learn to identify patterns and give them names so you can remember and reuse them. the more you know your theory, the more ways you know to express your ideas
2. technique -- the last thing you want is for your technique to hinder your ability to express your idea. Having good technique lets your ideas flow naturally. and really, why would you not want to be the best you can be?

When you take lessons with me, you get out of it what you put in. Your job as student is to be honest with what you expect to achieve and my job as teacher is to give you the tools to achieve it

About David

I have been playing music almost my entire life. I first started on trombone in 4th grade then switched to guitar in 6th. I picked up the electric bass in my later teenage years and learned the upright bass (both jazz and classical) in college. My students get the benefit of my education, as well

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Greyson
5 lessons in and David has gotten me to break through some of my bad techniques and has also given me completely different ways to think about my instrument. We're just getting started and I couldn't be more excited to see where this journey is going to take my skills.
Kailie
David was/is a great guitar teacher ! I came to him with some knowledge on how to strum but he completely transformed my technique... making it easier & better to play! I’m looking forward to continuing my lessons with him & improving my guitar skill!! I Highly recommend David !
Jay
Very grateful to have found David on this site and add to the chorus of great reviews. I have entered the world of music through the bass guitar with David's instruction and am already hooked. Bass is a fascinating (and challenging) instrument so I appreciate working with a professional who caters to beginners. I am looking forward to exploring more about music with each lesson and gaining more confidence playing this instrument. Thanks David!
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Rene T.

42 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Associates in Education from Miami Dade Wolfson College
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Rene T.

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I've been teaching for over 10 yrs.
I specialize in Jazz/Rockabilly/Psychability/Concert Bass
I focus on Understanding the Instrument through different techniques and regimens of exercise that help to create a very versatile player.

About Rene

Knowing at the age of 5 that music was my life, by being brought up surrounded by praise music and gospel, my early exposure to music helped me to find every Instrument and style just my thing! I wanted to play everything and learn all aspects of music. I started with singing in the children's choir

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Jourdan
A great mentor.
Poorva P.
Best Piano Teacher I have ever had in my life!
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Nicholas C.

39 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks spanish, english
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Full-Tuition Scholarship from Bowling Green State University
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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 ac

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Douglas M.
satisfying first lesson. Good.
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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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jesse M.

103 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 for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
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.
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Mark L.

79 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks I only speak English. My Spanish is very limited.
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
  • Teaching since 1990
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Mark L.

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You will learn posture using French or German bow. You will be guided by me through method books and use supplemental materials I create for you to advance. You will learn some jazz styles and how the bass works in a rhythm section. You will learn about chord progressions in songs. I've been teaching upright for 5 years. You will learn to make the bass sing as a solo instrument. Most of my students have gone on to play in jazz combos and trios. I want to be your next instructor.

About Mark

AS OF May 21, 2021 I AM ONLY TEACHING ONLINE. I DO NOT CURRENTLY HAVE STUDENTS VISITING MY STUDIO BECAUSE OF THE CORONA OUTBREAK. I help students who need help due to the struggles they go through with their instruments. I have proven note reading methods for piano, violin, viola, cello, bass, guita

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Torrey L.
Mark is a fantastic piano teacher! He is patient and caring. He also has a unique way to help children remember important foundational elements of piano playing. I highly recommend!
Tanya E.
Wonderful instructor; I am a beginner at piano and was surprised how quickly I began to learn! Mark is patient, encouraging and informative. Highly recommend!!
Yun L.
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Payton L.

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  • Teaching since 2021
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Music Education - Instrumental from Florida State University
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Payton L.

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My lessons are specific to every student, specializing in bringing out the strengths of each individual student. I will talk with the students and gain an idea of their musical goals when approaching the bass and give them a roadmap to best ensure their success and skill development.

I am familiar with a wide range of beginners repertoire to give students something to work towards. I encourage my musicians to step out of their comfort zone with their playing to stretch their abilities while emphasizing a strong work ethic and personal responsibility, which will lead to a life long success in learning environments.

About Payton

Hello! I provide informative lessons for beginners and intermediate players for all ages. I have been studying the bass for 8 years. I specialize in classical playing. I have a passion for not only playing, but teaching the bass! While I only teach classical bass, I love all genres of music!

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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 $63. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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"Mark is a great teacher, not only for his knowledge in music but for the instrument as well. He is a patient and kind but will also encourage you to break out of your comfort zone to guide you towards the goals you want to achieve on your instrument. I really enjoy my lessons because not only am I getting better on the upright bass, I feel the lessons have helped me become a better musician."
JD
Took Upright Bass lessons from Mark L.
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"Darren has been a great instructor to my son Terrill. He's learning a lot and getting much better thanks to Darren. I wasn't sure how online sessions would work but they are going great. I'm glad I chose Darren."
Ms. Turner
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"Rachel is knowledgeable and so easy going. Really enjoying lessons."
Carolyn
Took Upright Bass lessons from Rachel C.
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"Darren is enthusiastic and always looking for ways to "get through" to a student. He has a contagious passion."
Emily
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"David was exactly what I was looking for in an upright bass teacher. Knowledgeable, patient, friendly and very professional. He clearly understood where I want to be in a year's time. I would not hesitate to recommend David to any musician interested in studying the double bass. A fine teacher."
Ron
Took Upright Bass lessons from David L.
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"I have known him for a while and he is really good musician! Very dedicated and professional"
Matheus
Took Upright Bass lessons from Marcelo M.
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"My daughter worked with a few instructors over the years, but not until she started working with Darren did she truly grow as a bassist and a musician. Darren is a very dedicated and knowledgeable teacher who cares greatly about his students. My daughter always finds him to be kind, patient and motivating. She has been able to move up youth orchestra levels each year while working with Darren. He fully understands the audition process and is able to successfully guide his students. I highly recommend Darren as an instructor for any level!"
Heidi Gamma
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"This guy is terrific - patient, caring and knows how to teach. I'm actually beginning to be comfortable with a difficult instrument."
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Took Upright Bass lessons from Cory P.
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"We love Rachel!!! She is patient and kind. She carefully explains what my daughter can do to improve her technique and tone. She is intentional in her instruction, making sure the basics are solid. She is an excellent bass instructor. Thanks Rachel!"
Julie
Took Upright Bass lessons from Rachel C.
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"Chris is really knowledgeable and a great teacher. I’m excited to get to work with him on an instrument I’ve always wanted to play."
Andy
Took Upright Bass lessons from Chris B.
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