Upright bass has in fact been my main instrument for my professional career. I have played upright bass since I was 13, going through classical method and thoroughly studying theory and improvisation. I went on to study Jazz Studies at Northwestern University where I started gigging professionally at private events and around the city of Chicago. I have played upright bass with small jazz groups, country/bluegrass bands, a classical string orchestra, musical theater orchestra pits, and rock bands. I can take you from day 1 of getting good sounds out of your upright bass, to playing with the bow, reading music, creating your own bass lines to songs of all styles, and playing in a jazz context of improvising bass lines and taking solos.
Left hand fundamentals (shifting and spacing), right hand technique (bow control, and/or jazz pizz). Exercises, pieces, musical analysis beginning to advanced.
There aren't enough bass players in the world! Bass guitar is an extremely important instrument in many different groups and many different styles of music. From Pop, Rock, and Alternative, to Jazz, Latin, and more!
I also instruct double bass players playing in orchestra and jazz groups
I can teach you anywhere from the basic techniques to advanced, as well as the theory and composing/improvising that comes along with it!
I have been playing the upright bass for 10 years, and can show students the path to proper technique and a rich, full sound. My specialty on the upright bass is jazz, but I have experience playing in a variety of settings. I can also assist those that wish to improve their improvisational technique and approach.
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