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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
  • 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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Brenden R.
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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Michael R.

25 Reviews
Santa Clara, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Michael R.

25 Reviews
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About Michael

Michael has worked with kids for 10 years in schools and arts programs to find fun and their best self through performance. He has taught orchestra, chamber music, jazz band and music theory in the public schools, while performing in local ensembles in and around the city. He also has studied dram

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Susan O'Hara
He’s so patient and very skilled!!
Susan
We did online tonight per my request. Michael is so patient and encouraging and he answers my questions that are endless. I feel hopeful that I am learning the correct form and things I definitely would not pick up just trying to teach myself through the book. Thank you Michael!
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Autumn Maria R.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, Portuguese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Autumn Maria R.

5 Reviews
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Learn string bass or double bass or contrabass or upright bass for all genres!

About Autumn Maria

I'm Autumn Maria. I'm passionate about everything music! I teach and tutor EXCLUSIVELY online in my virtual studio. When I'm not composing, I keep busy playing in community orchestras and ensembles in Wisconsin. I spend my spare time indulging in web design, studying languages, comparing

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Stacey H.
Autumn's musical knowledge and musicianship skills are superb. She is very experienced and professional with an obvious love of music and she has the ability to instruct, inspire and motivate.
She is very patient and communicates creatively and with enthusiasm, and also has a wonderful sense of humour. Autumn teaches my 6 yr old daughter piano and my daughter is excited about seeing Ms. Autumn, she counts the minutes to when lessons start.
JAN
Autumn Maria is an excellent musician and composer who is pleasant and easy to work with.
Purvi
I have had 2 classes with Autumn Maria, so far a great experience! This is my first time taking piano lessons and enjoying it very much!
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Michelle T.

179 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $37
  • Speaks English
  • Associates of Fine Arts from Georgia Highlands
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Michelle T.

179 Reviews
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Essential Elements book 1
My main focus is on the bow.

About Michelle

$25 for weekly group practice Monday, Wednesday & Friday, online group orchestra ---->Click accompaniment as the subject pick anytime and Ill change the time on my end to reflect the group you are in. Current private students only. By invite-only. Your private lessons come with EssentialElements

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Shawn Hartke
Michelle is truly a gem and a lucky find. She really understands the needs of each student and works to tailor a program custom made. She utilizes multiple resources to ensure you can really understand what you are working on. She is fun, witty and honest.
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Maggie L.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Maggie L.

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I provide lessons for classical double bass playing, from beginner to advanced level.

About Maggie

Hello, there! My name is Maggie, I specialize in classical double bass playing. I'm currently a musician in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. I've been classically trained at Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music for my bachelor's degree and Cleveland Institute of Music for my master's degr

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Henry H.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Henry H.

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Interested in learning the ins and outs of the double bass? I will help you build a solid foundation of music theory and technique while tailoring to your personal tastes and goals. While taking lessons with me we will explore all the genres of music, but most of all we will learn and progress along the way.

About Henry

I'm a graduate of Varina High School in Henrico, VA and I am currently attending Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, NC. I am currently earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education in hopes of becoming a teacher. ‚Äč Before getting to this point, I was able to do some ex

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The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in San Jose 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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"Hannah has a rare ability to combine an incredible warmth with a wealth of exercises for improvement. The exercises were truly specifically directed toward the student. In my son’s case, he said this first lesson was also the first time he felt emotionally connected to the upright bass the same was he has in the past with piano and voice. He’s truly an emotionally connected person when it comes to music, yet he’s also a very quick thinker and Hannah could tell when he was able to hold multiple ideas at once. She also acknowledged his joy when it did come. There was a lot of technical knowledge he needed that were holes in instruction and Hannah sussed them out and somehow knew - even though the lesson was online - she knew his cues where it was time to move on or switch things up, or perhaps to add something. I cannot wait to hear the improved sound coming from my son’s right hand technique, now possessing depth and lovely tone that I knew he had in him, but knew also he needed the right instructor to draw out. We are so grateful Hannah is now in our lives in the role of a teacher and hopefully will become a mentor and another adult to look toward for balancing the discipline and enthusiasm music can bring to human beings."
Huxley Charles
Took Upright Bass lessons from Hannah F.
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"Absolutely excellent bass instructor!"
Thomas
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"Darren is one of the best teachers I've ever worked with. I am a life-long electric bass player that fell in love with the sound and vibe of the upright last year. The double bass is a beautiful and rewarding instrument, but very difficult to get started on without the guidance of a caring mentor. I had previously tried self-teaching using YouTube workshops and video lessons, but had trouble making any progress. I also suffer from a chronic pain condition, and it seemed like no matter what I tried, I was constantly re-injuring my wrist.
In search of professional help, I discovered Darren. In our initial meeting Darren conveyed a true interest in helping me, and quickly diagnosed and fixed the posture struggles that were causing pain. I gained more understanding of the upright bass in our first lesson than in 6+ months on my own!
As an adult learner, Darren never made me insecure or afraid to ask questions. His warm personality and ability to demystify elements of classical bass really makes him an amazing educator!
After taking lessons with Darren this summer, I proudly felt confident to check off "Upright Bass" as my primary instrument of study at the local community college music program I attend."
Josh
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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"Darren is a fantastic instructor, adept at teaching newcomers and more experienced players alike. There is no aspect of the art of bass playing that he cannot offer assistance in strengthening. For every hurdle I have encountered, he has devised an exercise that helps me get over it. He is particularly skilled at diagnosing the reason why a particular piece, passage, technique, or sound on the instrument is not quite there and then offering the precise advice on how to get it to the next level. I could not recommend him highly enough"
Justin
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"Daniel covered all the basics of playing the double bass very clearly and extended the lesson a little to allow me to work on a couple of songs,"
Warren
Took Upright Bass lessons from Daniel B.
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"Dee has a great broad knowledge of different instruments. She teaches to your needs and I've been so happy with my lessons!"
Jed
Took Upright Bass lessons from Dee F.
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"Kyle has given me contra bass, aka upright bass,weekly lessons from August 2015 through May 2016. I have never played a string instrument prior to this, although I do play piano and have played the flute, bagpipes, and piccolo over the years. I did not need education in reading music.

Kyle was able to take me from sounding like a lower octave version of Jack Benny (a mid-20th century comedian famous for his howlingly horrid violin playing) to a level where I know how to hold the instrument and the bow, the fingerings, bowing technique, and how to get a very respectable sound from the instrument.

He also installed the strings when I received the new instrument, found a manufacturing flaw in the bridge height that the manufacturer subsequently paid to repair, and diagnosed a resonance issue with the instrument that was corrected with a balance weight on the string below the bridge."
Laura
Took Upright Bass lessons from Kyle 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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"Maggie is a very knowledgeable and passionate instructor. She knew exactly what I needed to do in order to improve my tone, technique, and musicianship. Her focus on fundamentals allowed me to play my favorite pieces with ease and elegance."
Grant
Took Upright Bass lessons from Maggie L.
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