I have been playing upright bass for over twenty years and I have been playing professionally for over ten years. I bring a wide range of influences to my bass teaching and tailor the materials I use for each student's needs. I generally start students in method books from Simandl and Vance and move on to Rabbath, Petracchi, and various other materials that will help each student.
Juilliard and Carnegie Mellon trained teacher available for students of all levels and ages.I want to ensure that we focus on what you want to learn, that you are happy with your progress, master proper technique, and have fun!
Basics of open scales and arpeggio fingerings and movable patterns for bluegrass, country, blues or beginning jazz..
I have played double bass for 12 years, and Double Bass is by far one of the hardest string instruments for students to learn in terms of developing the muscles and endurance. It is a very hefty instrument, and requires quite a bit of time to develop a well rounded sound. I have studied with many different bassists, and would enjoy sharing many tips to help improve sound quality, sound production, intonation, etc.
In addition to being a bass major, I have taught strings (orchestra) in the public schools for 20 years from beginners through the high school level. I am a stickler for proper technique and posture because without these, students, especially younger students, can develop physical issues which may cause pain and inhibit their progress and enjoyment of the instrument. I am well versed in many styles beyond classical playing and enjoying exposing my students to explore alternative styles for string instruments including fiddling, jazz and improvisation.
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