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About John L.

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Hastings on Hudson, NY

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College Performance Degree in Bass
Diploma from Grove School of Music in Bass
20 years professional experience of Bass Playing

About John
Hello,

Thanks so much for taking the time to inquire about studying music with me.

Music and studying music has always been a passionate experience for me. I have been so blessed with the teachers and fellow musicians in my life. You should realize that your study of music may start with me, but it will last your entire lifetime. I hope that all of your life you will have a rewarding relationship to music and the spirit of great sounds!

I have performed in great jazz clubs in New York, on Broadway, and performing arts centers across the country. I'm currently playing in many great p
erforming ensembles. I have put out two CD's as a leader and played on multiple CD's for other artists.

It has been my pleasure to teach privately, as well as in the classroom for 15 years. I enjoy performing many different types of music. I pride myself on being very open minded in terms of musical taste. Never apologize for liking what you like! I bet there is something in that music which is great. I can't wait to learn something from the music you introduce to me.

I be glad to provide a full resume to anyone who requests it.

*** Lesson Details ***

My most important goal for each student is that they get to where they want to be musically.

I want the student to be able to play the way he or she wants to play. If you want to learn to play one song, that is great! If you want to learn to play one classical etude that is just as great! If you want to learn how to play in a salsa band, bravo! I treat the desires of my students as my curriculum. Each student will receive special prep time from me each week. I pride myself in taking the time and energy to prepare for each meeting. Every time you complete a lesson, it is my hope that you are walking away as a better musician.

In the beginning I hope to find what will musically interests you the most. Usually, you might have a goal that requires you to play on a higher level than you do presently. If that is true, we might take some time to figure out a road map to get you to that place. Along the way, I'm sure you and I will learn many new concepts and techniques that aid you in becoming the bassist/musician you want to be.

And rest assured, the teacher always learns from the student...this is the best part of teaching: learning from the student.

*** Studio Equipment ***

Studio: 3 electric basses, plenty of amps and chords, one acoustic bass, piano, ukulele, guitar, computer playback and recording.

*** Travel Equipment ***
As requested

*** Specialties ***
I have been lucky to play tons of different types of music. I believe I can give musicians and aspiring musicians a deep understanding of what is most important in many different styles of music. Music I have been lucky enough to study and play professionally: Jazz, Rock, Funk, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Blues, Classical, Pop.
I'm also a very good transcriber, so if there is a song you heard on the radio we can definitely play it! Ear training could be an area in which I could be of service to you as well.
I have many arranging and composing credits and I would be glad to help students in this area whenever requested.
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Aidan September 9, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
Very comfortable atmosphere. John asked my son what his goals were and tgen taylored instruction to help him meet those goals..We were very pleased! We highly recommend him.
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Okokon O. March 5, 2015
· Guitar · In home
Mr Lang is great guitar tutor.
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Aviane V. October 30, 2013
· Piano ·
Love my lessons

John is an amazing teacher all around. Very professional and good at getting me to understand things which may be a bit confusing. I am currently reading and playing between four books and I never thought it would be possible especially just after taking lessons for a year. Sometimes I feel a bit frustraited when I am not able to play certain pieces or when I dont understand a concept but John is great at breaking everything down and making it easier. I am now realizing how my piano skills can be utilizied in my other music projects. When I attend my lessons I am reminded why I love having them so much. With him as my instructor I can see my skills improving and I know I will only get better. I recommend piano lessons to everyone and if you are looking to have a great teacher John is your go to person !
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John L.

John L.

Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706
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About Dustin K.

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Sunnyside, NY

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I have been teaching upright Bass for 5 years and playing for 10 years. I will help you develop a good sound, whether playing arco (bowed) or Pizzicato (plucked). I can teach you how to build your own bass lines, to lock in with a drummer, and even how to solo.

About Dustin
​Dustin Kiselbach is a Canadian bassist, composer, and educator based in New York City. He has performed all over the world since he began his career as a professional musician.

Kiselbach began his life as a musician at 12 on the electric bass in his hometown of Vancouver, Canada. Eventually his interests turned to Jazz and at 16 he began playing the Double Bass. As a student in Canada, Kiselbach earned numerous awards and honors, including the best bassist award at the Envision Jazz Festival in Surrey, BC, Canada.

In 2008 Kiselbach won a scholarship to study Jazz bass with Lynn Seaton
at the University of North Texas.

Proficient at both electric and upright, Kiselbach has performed in North America, Australia, Europe and Africa.

Currently Kiselbach is studying at the Aaron Copland School of Music under the mentorship of David Berkman, Antonio Hart, and Michael Mossman and regularily performs in New York City.​
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Adam June 30, 2016
· Upright Bass · In studio
First lesson complete. Good teacher who knows his stuff. Looking forward to keep learning.
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Pauline June 2, 2016
· Bass Guitar · In home
Dustin is a fabulous instructor. He is so very talented and yet that doesn't stop him from being super patient and understanding. He has a way of showing students at their level what areas need improvement and how best to get there. His positive attitude and kindness makes him a great instructor. Thanks Dustin.
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Dave May 31, 2016
· Upright Bass · In home
Dustin is an excellent teacher. He is very good at explaining concepts and was able to help me sort out a few issues I was having. I feel like I took a real step forward after working with him.
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Dustin K.

Dustin K.

Sunnyside, NY 11104
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$30 / 30-min

About Nick T.

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New York, NY
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As long as you're tall enough, I can teach you the upright bass. Classical, Jazz, Singer-Songwriter - You're in good hands learning any style.
We'll start by focusing on building up your fundamentals - Intonation, bow technique, sound - then build your musical vocabulary - Scale studies, etudes, creating bass lines, reading chord charts.

I like to use the Simandl book for my beginner and strictly classical students, and Rufus Reid's "The Evolving Bassist" for my jazzers. But I won't religiously stick to one book if I find it's holding back a student's development or not keeping their interest.

I may be young myself - but I've learned from the best, and love to share that knowledge to help you achieve your musical goals.

About Nick
Hi there!

My name is Nick, and I am here to help you achieve your musical goals.

Want to walk some tasty jazz bass lines? Great. Want to learn more songs on your guitar, upload them and get youtube famous? Sounds awesome. Want to identify intervals, chords and progressions on the fly? I'm your guy!

I'm fluent in jazz, rock, funk, pop, and classical styles (for proof, please visit my website or facebook page) - I can teach students of all ages and levels on electric bass, upright bass, and guitar (as long as you have a passion and willingness to learn!)

Should you choose to take
lessons with me, I will craft an individualized lesson plan with an emphasis on building a strong musical foundation so you can eventually learn to learn on your own.

I'm looking forward to helping you along on your musical journey. Thanks for reading this far, and see you soon!
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Colin November 9, 2015
· Bass Guitar · In studio
Nick was great! Really fun and helpful
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Keith R. November 9, 2015
· Guitar · In home
I started to take guitar lessons with Nick after I realised how boring retirement can be. I used to be a pro in my highschool band, but those days are long behind me and I hadn't practiced in years.

Nick was extremely helpful and patient, and after only a few lessons he helped me find the talent I had forgotten about. He coached me through everything from classical to heavy metal, and even taught me how to do an awesome power slide!

Now I really feel like a rock god again! Thanks Nick!
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Stewart November 9, 2015
· Upright Bass · In home
It was my mom's idea for me to try and learn upright bass, and frankly I thought it was a pretty dumb one. It never seemed to me like one of those instruments somebody could just pick up and learn, like piano or guitar or the harp.

But here I am, 6 months later, and I'm already playing with a jazz band at my school. Nick made the whole experience way less daunting than I ever could've imagined, and now not only am I musician, but I'm a rare commodity! I'm not just another guitarist or drummer lost in a sea of fellows.

Thanks so much Nick! Rock on man!
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Nick T.

Nick T.

New York, NY 10128
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About Brian V.

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Brooklyn, NY

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I teach classical, jazz and bluegrass on the upright bass, or pretty much any style you can imagine. i teach all levels and have a lot of fun with my students.

About Brian
I have been enthusiastically teaching music lessons since I finished my Bachelor of Music in 2004. I have students of all ages and demographics. I focus on making learning to play an instrument fun.

I teach guitar, piano, electric and upright bass. My performance experience ranges from Bach to Hendrix. And I have the ability to help you reach your musical interests and goals whether just for fun at home or if you dream of being a professional musician on stage, I can get you there.
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Sam February 24, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Brian is a great guy and a very knowledgable musician. He was very patient with my 12 yr old daughter during the piano lessons and she enjoyed spending her time with her. He's encouraging and supportive.
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Carolina M. November 4, 2016
· Piano · In home
Brian has been teaching my 9 year old son to play the piano for nearly 1 year. He is enthusiastic, patient and knowledgeable. Brian methods to teach children are outstanding. He is able to hold my son's attention for the entire length of the class and tailor his lecture to my son learning needs. My son absolutely loves his lessons and looks forward to it every week!
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Greg July 2, 2016
· Bass Guitar · In home
Great teacher! Helped me extensively with my playing
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Brian V.

Brooklyn, NY 11201
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About John K.

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Brooklyn, NY
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As a teacher, I teach students based on their experience, their goals, and their interests. I begin by asking what kind of music and bass playing they are most interested and go from there. I supply exercises, videos, helpful worksheets, practice journals, sheet music, and more. I love to focus on teaching students songs they love, in a helpful and successful way. I also love sharing music with students and discussing music with them.Finally, I love working on songwriting, theory, and harmony. Thanks!

About John
My name is John Koozin. I was raised in a musical household in Houston, Texas. I have been playing and performing music since I was six years old. I went to an Arts high school and now study Jazz Performance at The New School's College for Performing Arts. I perform frequently in NYC and compose and teach as well. I have taught at summer music camps, at The New York Jazz Academy, and to kids and adults. I would love to be a part of this online community! Thanks for your time.
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Ashley March 1, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Amazing teacher! John helped me with beginner guitar and advanced bass lessons. Prices are super reasonable and John is an extremely flexible teacher.
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John K.

John K.

Brooklyn, NY 11221
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