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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
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Paul S.

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

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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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Nadia S.
Paul has been an incredible teacher. He is helping me learn the guitar and I’m a lot further ahead then I thought Id be. He is also helping me with my song writing and composing. I highly recommend him.
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.

Alexandra L.

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Starting at $67
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Alexandra L.

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I am a recent graduate from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. I earned both my Master's of Music and Bachelor's of Music while studying under some of the best musician's in Boston. I am classically trained and have been playing since the 4th grade. I specialize in beginner and intermediate levels with focus on orchestral works and solo works. Together we can create a plan to further your double bass expertise!

About Alexandra

As a recent graduate in music performance, I have a passion for teaching double bass to everyone around me! I hold both my Master's in Music and Bachelor's in Music from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. I have studied under some of Boston's best musician's and I am classically trained. I special

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Alec S.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Jazz Studies, BM from SUNY Purchase College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alec S.

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I have a deep passion for the bass, in all its musical contexts. I've been a student myself for 18 years and counting, and I look forward to every opportunity to impart what I've learned to others. As a professional performer, I know what's required of bassists - I make it a priority to prepare my students accordingly, and ensure they have a well-rounded understanding of the instrument and music as a whole.

About Alec

I'm a professional jazz bassist, freelancing in and around the New York City area for the past 4 years. Since graduating from SUNY Purchase, my bass has taken me from West Village basement clubs to the Hong Kong International Jazz Festival and everywhere in between! My teaching style reflects my

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Shirley
I haven't played bass seriously in years, but have found myself with much more free time during quarantine, and began taking bass lessons with Alec. Lately, we've been focusing more on bass guitar, my first love! Alec is a phenomenal teacher (and musician!!!), and he's helped me so much to get my bass-guitar game back in shape. So glad I found him as a teacher :)))))
Elijah
Alec has been teaching my 14-year-old son upright bass for two years now. Not only has Alec been extremely professional, reliable, and accommodating as a teacher, he has transformed my son's playing from a virtual beginner to a well-rounded bassist who can hold his own in any rhythm section. Alec's style of teaching is accessible and precise --he has helped my son master the basics of technique while also inspiring him to build his musicality and love for his craft. I cannot stress enough how grateful I am to Alec for helping my son grow as a musician and as a person.
Sunny
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.

David B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Manuel Compinsky String Award from Dr. Roscigno and Dr. Roscetti
  • Teaching since 2015
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David B.

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Looking to learn the Double Bass? I have you covered. Double Bass is my main instrument and I have been performing professionally since 2007. I have a Bachelors Degree in Double Bass Performance from California State University Northridge. I currently play Double Bass in a plethora of music styles and areas. No matter where you are at with Upright Bass I will have you covered!

About David

David grew up in Southern California, spending most of his childhood in Westlake Village, a small suburb right outside of Los Angeles. He began his music life in 3rd grade but didn't find the Bass until middle school. At the begining of seventh grade he was ready to begin playing bass for the rest

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Sean H.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Jazz Studies from San Diego State University
  • Awarded Louis Armstrong Jazz Award from Saint Augustine High School
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Sean H.

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I am one of San Diego's top call jazz bassists, and strive to give my students the best possible instruction so that they can achieve their musical goals.

About Sean

Hello! My name is Sean H, and I am very passionate about helping my students accomplish their musical goals. I have been teaching for over six years and also have extensive experience as a performer. I have received several musical awards, including the prestigious Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and ha

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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 $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $134 per hour.
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$42 average
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$54 average
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$71 average

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"This is the first lesson I got to listen to of my son working with Nathan. Usually I'm not home from work. I am really impressed with how much he was able to help my son improve so quickly. I wish we had started this much sooner."
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Took Upright Bass lessons from Nathan R.
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"Super intelligent guy, very patient and easy to work with."
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Took Upright Bass lessons from Steven F.
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"Geoff is a true professional with great attention to important details and techniques. he is a teachers, teacher with vast experience and expertise. A perfectionist that gets people to bring out their best. he has helped my son with all levels of NYSMA."
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"The material he gives out is always interesting and made me improve a lot. Book a lesson... you won't regret it!"
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Took Upright Bass lessons from Fabrizio S.
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"Very patient and knowledgeable - tech worked well for the lesson"
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Took Upright Bass lessons from Michael R.
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"Paul is a very knowledgeable, experienced bass player (upright & electric)and composer who is able to transfer those skill to his students."
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Took Upright Bass lessons from Paul S.
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"Darren has been great to work with. He is highly motivated and passionate about teaching. I would highly recommend him."
Kalena
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"Great teacher, very attentive and helpful, and is passionate about teaching proper form and best practices on the upright bass. Highly recommended."
Craig
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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"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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