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Kristin B.

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Vista, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, German
  • Awarded Provost Scholaship from Western Michigan University
  • Teaching since 2013
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Kristin B.

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Students can expect to practice a mix of scales and songs during bass lessons. I primarily use the Suzuki method books, but I am open to using other ones if preferred by the student.

About Kristin

I am a classically trained violist and string instrument enthusiast, born and raised in the Chicagoland area. I attended and graduated from Western Michigan University with a BM in music performance and have since worked as a music teacher in San Diego. I am the strings director at Double Peak Schoo

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Kristin was very professional and on the music! I had a great initial experience and will be taking lessons from her in the future. Thank you!
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David S.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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 -- if you know your theory, you know the best way to express your idea without having to think about it
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

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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Thomas W.

46 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Dean's List from The Pennsylvania State University
  • Teaching since 1998
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Thomas W.

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I can help beginning students on the bass learn the basics.

About Thomas

My lessons are tailored to the needs and interests of each student. If a student is involved in school music ensembles, we will work with their lesson books from school in addition to material outside of the books, including SmartMusic, Noteflight, and teacher-created materials. We will focus on bui

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Anneliese & Sophia C.
He’s very patient and kind especially for 2 active little girls.
Cindy T.
Thomas is honestly an amazing musician and teacher. He was really patient with me. Despite having to deal with major timezone differences (as I live in Myanmar), he took the time to figure it out. Also, he helped me figure out the stuff it took me months to figure out. He also really knows what he's doing. I learned so much in that hour of practice. 10/10 would recommend him.
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Jerry M.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
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Jerry M.

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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 e

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Savannah M.
Went way above and beyond to work with my son and help him with the things that he struggled with. We are very pleased and thankful to Mr. Jerry.
Michelle
Extremely unprofessional to abruptly cancel scheduled/paid lessons without the courtesy of a message or any notice because this instructor was unhappy with a 12-year-old child's progress. Very surprised by and disappointed in the manner in which he handled this situation, certainly could have been handled with more respect and maturity.
Julie
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Jesus A.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2007
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Jesus A.

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10+ years experience teaching. All ages and beginners welcome! Advanced students focus on classical, solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, audition preparation. Former students have attended world-renowned festivals, universities, and conservatories. Take your playing to the next level!

About Jesus

I am a professional orchestral bassist and soloist. I have received my a Master of Music from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland. I am a Doctor of Musical Arts DIP also from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland. I have been a member and Principal Double Bass of the El Paso S

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Pablo M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's in Double Bass Performance from San Francisco Conservatory of Music
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Pablo M.

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To learn how to play the music they love and the music they don't yet know they love!

If a student wants to go to music school/conservatory then I will also insist they study a few extra things rigorously.

About Pablo

Hey, I'm Pablo! I grew up in Seattle, relocated to attend San Francisco Conservatory, then moved to Ann Arbor to finish my bachelor's degree in double-bass performance at the University of Michigan. After that I felt I missed Seattle too much so I came back. My main instrument is the bass but I also

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Average Cost of Upright Bass Lessons in San Marcos, CA

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in San Marcos is $58. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $27 and $130 per hour.
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"Darren is a very good teacher. Would recommend him to any bassist beginner or advanced."
Lee
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"Darren works hard with my son from the moment he arrives until the moment he leaves, and I can always hear big improvements in the quality of my son's playing over the course of the hour. Since working with him, my son has qualified for Northeastern Senior Districts Orchestra and the All-State Orchestra. He has helped him take his bass playing to the next level and enjoy opportunities that he may not otherwise have had!"
Claire
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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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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"Great first lesson! Got me going and feeling comfortable. He has vast experience, and comfortable teaching style, but keeps me moving forward. Very Happy!"
Paul
Took Upright Bass lessons from Shawn G.
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"Darren Sacks is a fantastic bass player and teacher. I have improved quickly with him as my instructor. He helped me prepare for a solo in my high school orchestra and I felt that I was as prepared as I could have been. I was able to make it into my local district orchestra with his help. He's very passionate about his craft, and it shows through in his teaching."
Tom
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"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"
Alondra
Took Upright Bass lessons from José C.
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"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"
Phillip
Took Upright Bass lessons from José C.
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"Great to start at the beginning. Appreciate the patience"
Logan
Took Upright Bass lessons from Hannah F.
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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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"Mr. Garcia was extreamely knowledgable in his approach to technique. A wonderful quatlity that stood out about Mr. Garcia inside and outside of the studio is his humility, which creates a safe, fun and enjoyable learning environment. He is directive yet encouraging when it comes to striving towards the standards of excellence he belives his students are capable of achieving."
Sierra
Took Upright Bass lessons from Omar G.
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