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.
Hello! I am Swen, a musician, producer/engineer, and songwriter. I gig professionally around the Bay Area in various bands and jazz groups. I mainly gig on bass (upright and electric), but I now play drums in a garage rock/surf rock band. In addition to bass and drums, I also play and teach piano and guitar, as well as music recording/producing/engineering and music software. I can travel to your location to teach, or you can come take lessons at my studio in Oakland. Feel free to contact me to discuss your musical goals!
Left hand fundamentals (shifting and spacing), right hand technique (bow control, and/or jazz pizz). Exercises, pieces, musical analysis beginning to advanced.
Hello! I am a performing freelance musician who loves to teach. I recently graduated from the Master's of Music program at the San Francisco Conservatory of music. I've played with many groups and orchestras in the bay area including the Symphony Silicon Valley, Berkeley Symphony, Napa Valley Symphony, Stockton Symphony, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and more. In my undergrad, most of my playing was in jazz. I've toured Europe (Italy, Switzerland, and France) with a big band in 2007, and performed at Yoshi's. I began on the electric bass in high school, playing in bands and everything from the Beatles to Tool. I also picked up some electric guitar. I've taught double bass annually at La Honda Music Camp as a double bass counselor, and look forward to taking on many students and sharing
Hi! I have studied, performed and taught the violincello (the cello), electric bass and contra-bass (acoustic, upright or double bass) for over two decades. I have played in symphonies, orchestras, chamber music ensembles, rock , blues , R&B, funk, and bluegrass bands, jazz combos, and Indian kirtan ensembles, performing everything from Beethoven and Tchaikovsky to Stevie Wonder and Miles Davis. Among numerous outstanding players and teachers, I have studied with Cameron Sawzin of the Boston Virtuosi as well as with renowned bassist Victor Wooten at his camp in Tennessee and California. I take an intuitive approach to my lessons, focusing on the feel and tone of the music. I have found this to be the fastest and most effective way for my students to learn. I also put emphasis ...
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!
Hello! My name is Matthew, and I teach many people of different ages academic topics from arithmetic to algebra 2/trigonometry, science, reading/grammar, as well as all kinds of music and instruments! I currently study at Mills College in Oakland, CA for my master's in composition, and I hold a bachelor's degree from UC Santa Cruz. Musically, I specialize in drum set and percussion, piano, voice, and guitar instruction (4 and 6 string) woodwinds, brass, and violin family strings. I have been teaching in Walnut Creek at my home studio/office for seven years, worked with local schools such as Walnut Creek Intermediate, Meher School, Las Lomas High School, and Stanley Middle School. If you are at all interested for yourself or your child please don't hesitate to call and ask ...
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.
I have been studying music for 18 years, and have played a variety of styles including jazz, funk, R&B, soul, Latin, rock, punk, and pop. I have studied with many different tutors over the years, and have studied music theory and performance at both Sacramento City College, and City College of San Francisco. I am also currently a regularly performing bassist. I believe in exposing students to multiple approaches to musical concepts and methods, so that their technique and intuition can develop as organically as possible.
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