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 believe in providing a fun atmosphere in which the student works on what they want. I will also provide the fundamental technique and practice tips to maximize progress. Lessons will cover technique exercises, etudes, orchestral and solo repertoire. I specialize in classical music, but can also teach the basics of jazz, and rockabilly bass slap.
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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