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Theresa S.

37 Reviews
Honolulu, HI
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, Spanish, Japanese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1997
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Theresa S.

37 Reviews
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Private Upright Bass Teacher

Double Bass or Contra Bass

About Theresa

Theresa S. holds a Master of Music degree from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Science in Music (Performance) from Texas Woman's University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude, in 1997 and featured in the 1995-1997 editions of the National Dean's List, inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa,

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Sarah
Ms. Strange was so helpful during my time working with her! She's patient, kind, has a wonderful sense of humor, but above all that: an outstanding cellist.
John
Mrs. Strange is the best teacher I have ever had. She is always well prepared going into every lesson. The lessons are clear, concise, and constructive. She does her best to adjust her teaching style to you for the best progress possible. Mrs. Strange gets to know you and cares for every student equally. She does not view you as another student because every student is important to her. You can go to her for any problems you are having with technique, tone quality, sound projection, or any other problem you may have as a student and she will work through the problems with you until you feel comfortable enough to move on to other troubles you are having. Every lesson with Mrs. Strange has a reason, you will never waste time or money with her as a teacher because she can help you achieve new heights as a musician and then surpass them. She taught me everything I needed to know in order to make it into a university for music performance and she still helps me to this day when I am struggling. I recommend her as a teacher to anyone who wants to become a better musician.
Malia
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Danny L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Danny L.

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Have you been playing electric bass for a while and are now switching to upright? I've been there. It's the same 4 strings, but an entirely different animal! I'll help you master the technique so you can play in any group!

Jazz, folk, bluegrass, rockabilly, hip hop -- we can do it all!

About Danny

I'm a professional musician from Lisle, IL with a wide range of musical knowledge and expertise. I hold two degrees in Upright Bass Jazz Performance (M.M. and B.A) from Northern Illinois University and University of Illinois at Chicago. I also play guitar, ukulele, mandolin, and love to produce mus

Andrea V.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $100
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Andrea V.

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Being an active and experienced musician gives me the necessary knowledge to know what is needed on order to become a better musician. Also having over 20 years of teaching experience allows me to tailor my knowledge to the need of every particular student. I really enjoy to transfer my knowledge and solve the unique musical problem that every student encounter during their musical path.

About Andrea

Bassist and composer Andrea performs extensively within the improvised music scene, across a broad spectrum of genres. His instrumental tone, sensitivity and imagination, and melodic approach to a supposedly clumsy instrument brought him to perform and record with many established musicians. Based

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Gabriela
I am truly happy to have chosen Andrea as my teacher. Not only he has an intelligent approach on how to introduce and teach the Italian language, he is also very polite, friendly and accommodating. It’s a real pleasure to learn from him!
Marta
I had my first English lesson with Andrea and it was very useful for me. I think that he pointed on my problem. He's a keen observer.
Carll
Andrea is the best. He's personable, prompt, flexible yet clear, a pleasure to work with. He has given weekly Italian lessons to me and my wife in our home. We can't recommend him highly enough.

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David S.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • BM -- Jazz Performance from The Ohio State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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David S.

8 Reviews
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My goal as a teacher is to give you the facility to express yourself through music. The key parts to developing this facility are:

1. theory -- if you know your theory, you know the best way to express your idea without having to think about it
2. technique -- the last thing you want is for your technique to hinder your ability to express your idea. Having good technique lets your ideas flow naturally

When you take lessons with me, you get out of it what you put in. Your job as student is to be honest with what you expect to achieve and my job as teacher is to give you the tools to achieve it

About David

I am a bass player first, not a guitarist who also teaches bass. Students will learn technique, theory and groove from a teacher who understands that as bass players, we are in a unique position. Since bass is both a harmony and rhythm instrument we have the opportunity to develop into leaders in

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Lucas
David was very patient and thorough with the introductory lesson. He corrected some basic habits my son had and had him sounding better in 10 minutes.

He also had practical recommendations for daily practice.

I highly recommend David.
Chris H.
David went over basic music theory and rhythm with me, and corrected some technique issues. He explained things clearly and when we put some of it into practice in the final minutes I saw instant results. Absolutely excited to do my homework and for my next lesson.
Robert F.
As a beginning, self-taught bass player of four months, I wanted to find a teacher who could analyze and critique my playing. I scheduled five lessons with David over a time period of three months. David was instrumental in analyzing and critiquing bad techniques and habits I acquired. He very thoroughly emphasized proper fretting technique and finger positioning; exercises were given that helped me obtain full tonal quality and efficient fretboard navigation skills. We also reviewed basic theory, scale modes, rhythmic weight, pentatonics and arpeggios; seminal knowledge for the beginner.

A technical type player, David has excellent playing skills as well as a comprehensive knowledge of theory and its practical application. He is a good listener and showed a genuine interest in helping me achieve my goals. I definitely can see an improvement in my playing skills....playing more confidently and efficiently.

Highly recommended.......

Steven F.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Cum Laude Bachelors in Music Performance Double Bass from The Ohio State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Steven F.

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Online Upright Bass Teacher

It is my goal as a teacher to give you the tools to play music but more importantly to create music.

My Teaching Philosophy

Left Hand-
Scales and arpeggios our the bedrock of music. They are the foundation of everything harmonically and melodically. We will begin with learning our major, minor and pentatonic scales and corresponding arpeggios. Once we have an understanding of those we will delve into our modes and more “exotic” scales.

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The right hand is our time machine. It gives us the ability to play in time and with groove and feel. We will work on rhythmic studies string crossings and practicing with a metronome. Remembering music is harmony, Melody and rhythm working as one.

For those who are new to playing music the hardest thing for some to master is rhythm/time keeping. It is the black and white right or wrong of the music world. Often times our want to progress quickly is hampered by skipping over the basic building blocks of rhythm and ...

About Steven

Steven F offers instruction for electric or acoustic bass guitar, upright bass, mandolin and ukulele as well as music theory. Steven F., a professional musician and teacher for over fifteen years, graduated cum laude with a performance degree in the upright bass from The Ohio State Universit

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Beau
I can’t believe how much material was covered in a 60 minute lesson! Steven was engaging and encouraging. My 16 year old son learned a lot and had a great time doing it. We are looking forward to future lessons!
Brad N.
Steven is an excellent teacher. He had a lot of helpful information and made a great effort to assess my needs. I’m looking forward to more lessons!
Will Peterson
Steven is an excellent instructor. He is patient and kind. He breaks things down to make it easier to learn and play. I see improvement in my lessons every week.

Nicholas C.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks english, spanish
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nicholas C.

37 Reviews
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Online Upright Bass Teacher

I aim to instill a love of music and of the instrument through both student guided song selections from popular genres and movie/video game soundtracks, as well as the pedagogy and technical exercises that are required to play the double bass. I complement this with various etudes and repertoire from both the classical and jazz idioms to create a bassist that not only knows how to groove, but has a solid command of the bass.

About Nicholas

Detroit native, Nicholas C. K., demonstrated an innate musical talent from a young age. His command of piano, guitar, trumpet and bass progressed to studies at both Columbia University in Chicago and Wayne State University in Detroit. Since age 16 Nic has toured the country sharing the stage with a

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Rebecca C.
He is great
Eugenia W.
He is professional and patient yet he meets you where you are. I had played piano many years ago and he quickly assessed where I am today and asked what I wanted to accomplish at this point. He showed me things that I was never taught all those years ago. He is kind and so easy to work with. Can't say enough about him. Wasn't sure if I could play again after so many years. I have had hand surgery and can't wait to continue my lessons. He showed me that I can. Great for this old lady, I mean elderly person.

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Average Cost of Upright Bass Lessons in Kailua, HI

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in Kailua is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $130 per hour.
30 min
$41 average
45 min
$52 average
60 min
$68 average

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"Marcus is a great player and good listener on my questions. It's joy to collaborate with Marcus on projects."
Mark Achuff
Took Upright Bass lessons from Marcus B.
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"Geoff is a true professional with great attention to important details and techniques. he is a teachers, teacher with vast experience and expertise. A perfectionist that gets people to bring out their best. he has helped my son with all levels of NYSMA."
Abe
Took Upright Bass lessons from Geoff B.
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"Matthew is very dedicated to his craft and an excellent instructor."
Syd
Took Upright Bass lessons from Matthew F.
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"Max was very helpful as a teacher. He gave me a lot of good insight into picking the bass for bluegrass music. I've been primarily playing bowed music. I plan to continue my lessons with him."
Jonathan
Took Upright Bass lessons from Max S.
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"Alex is an excellent instructor. Very engaging with his students. His passion to make sure the student learn and get the most out of his lessons is outstanding."
Kanesha
Took Upright Bass lessons from Alexander A.
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"I've been taking lessons with Fabrizio since April 2019 and I feel my playing has reached a whole new level. Thank you Fabrizio!"
Lewis
Took Upright Bass lessons from Fabrizio S.
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"He has a lot of knowledge, and have passion for music. He is very nice and fun to talk. He speaks Japanese pretty well."
Lauren
Took Upright Bass lessons from Shawn G.
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"My Instructor was very clear and specific so that what he was teaching made sense to me, both in concept and actual playing the double bass. I would give him 10 stars if I could."
Sharon
Took Upright Bass lessons from Steven F.
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"I have known him for a while and he is really good musician! Very dedicated and professional"
Matheus
Took Upright Bass lessons from Marcelo M.
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"I can’t believe how much material was covered in a 60 minute lesson! Steven was engaging and encouraging. My 16 year old son learned a lot and had a great time doing it. We are looking forward to future lessons!"
Beau
Took Upright Bass lessons from Steven F.
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