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Kristin B.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Viola Performance from Western Michigan University
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Kristin B.

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Students can expect to practice a mix of scales and songs during bass lessons. I primarily use the Suzuki method books, but I am open to using other ones if preferred by the student.

About Kristin

I am a classically trained violist and string instrument enthusiast, born and raised in the Chicagoland area. I attended and graduated from Western Michigan University with a BM in music performance and have since worked as a music teacher in San Diego. I am the strings director at Double Peak Schoo

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Kristin was very professional and on the music! I had a great initial experience and will be taking lessons from her in the future. Thank you!
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Hannah F.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, Arabic
  • Awarded Jazz Critic's Poll 2015 from NPR
  • Jazz Studies from Indiana University
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Hannah F.

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Hey there – I am so glad that you want to study bass! Upright bass is the cornerstone of my passion for music -- it is such a beautiful instrument and I love to help people find their unique personality on the bass. A little bit about me: I am a graduate of the world-renowned jazz program at the Jacobs School of Music and have been teaching for 8 years. I am well-versed in tried-and-true methods of establishing healthy technique, good tone, good time, and musicality on the bass. I have experience with many styles and genres and have been fortunate to play with artists from over 20 countries. My work has been featured in NPR’s Jazz Critic’s Poll, Jazziz Magazine, and All About Jazz, and I was recently chosen to be a cultural ambassador for the U.S. State Department’s global music fellowship (OneBeat). In other words, we can work together on whatever music really lights you up, no matter the style! Whether you are just beginning or are already advanced, there's so much we can do ...

About Hannah

I hold a degree in Jazz Studies from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. During my time as a student, I focused on becoming an adaptable bass player in many forms of modern music and in cross-cultural music exchange, thanks to the tutelage of Latin Jazz giants Michael Spiro and Wayne W

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Nat
Hannah is such a great teacher and musician! Always patient and encouraging. Her knowledge of music and technique is vast and she has so much to offer. I'm usually very nervous to play in front of others because I'm a beginner, but she creates a safe space that takes the nerves away. She clearly loves what she does and it rubs off; I am always energized after our lessons!
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Logan W.
Great to start at the beginning. Appreciate the patience
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Kellen H.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kellen H.

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I have studied upright bass for 20 years. I am classically trained and studied under Barry Lieberman, former assistant principal of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. I went on to study jazz at the prestigious William Paterson University. I then spent the next 13 years gigging and teaching in a variety of situations in New York City and now Los Angeles. I have played a full spectrum of music on the upright and love to impart that knowledge to my students!

About Kellen

I believe this is a great time to be a musician. I have come of age as a musician in a time when music making and the music industry have shifted dramatically. There are many positives in this shift, with new oppurtinites opening up for musicians. I also see these changes not being addressed in m

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Andrew
Kellen has been a fantastic and knowledgeable bass teacher. I came into this with no background in music whatsoever but his teaching process is very simple and easy to grasp. He got a feel for what I did and didn’t know within 15 minutes on the first day & jumped right into improving the relevant skills I needed to learn next. Every lesson I learn something completely new and there is no wasted time. If you want to be pushed to become a better bass player in a very easygoing and welcoming environment, Kellen is the teacher for you.
Fred Z.
Kellen is a gifted instructor. As an adult learner I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was impressed with his structured and thoughtful approach to creating an excellent foundation and building skills.
Sylvia
Great teacher! Kellen has made me really excited about the guitar again.
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Thomas W.

46 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • BS Music Education from The Pennsylvania State University
  • Awarded Dean's List from The Pennsylvania State University
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Thomas W.

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I can help beginning students on the bass learn the basics.

About Thomas

My lessons are tailored to the needs and interests of each student. If a student is involved in school music ensembles, we will work with their lesson books from school in addition to material outside of the books, including SmartMusic, Noteflight, and teacher-created materials. We will focus on bui

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Anneliese & Sophia C.
He’s very patient and kind especially for 2 active little girls.
Cindy T.
Thomas is honestly an amazing musician and teacher. He was really patient with me. Despite having to deal with major timezone differences (as I live in Myanmar), he took the time to figure it out. Also, he helped me figure out the stuff it took me months to figure out. He also really knows what he's doing. I learned so much in that hour of practice. 10/10 would recommend him.
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Erin W.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Bachelors Music Performance from University of Georgia
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Erin W.

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So, you want to learn the upright bass? Well, you have come to the right place! I enjoy teaching this wonderful instrument to students of all ages and levels of experience. Lessons are customized and catered to serve each student's unique needs and goals. Together, we will work to build your foundation and knowledge of the instrument, such as proper left and right hand technique, exploring comfortable ways to play, as well as note reading and music theory, to help your playing feel effortless. The bass is a beautiful and rewarding instrument that plays a unique role in nearly every genre of music, and it is a privilege to help you grow on your music making journey!

About Erin

Hello and welcome to my teaching profile! I am a professional upright and electric bass player. I graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors of Music in upright bass performance. My musical journey started on the violin but after three years I was drawn to the beautiful, low, rich,

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Vivian
Erin is down-to-earth and a great instructor! She is understanding of her students' strength and weaknesses, and is flexible to the needs of her students. She also establishes a positive and nurturing learning environment.
Robyn
Erin has been a great teacher for my son. He has made quite a bit of progress since he started with her. She is patient, personable, and her enthusiasm for his progress has really been great. He looks forward to his lessons and practices at home daily.
Ava
Erin is an excellent bass instructor and works well with all ages and experience levels. I am always amazed at what she brings to the table. She is incredibly encouraging and is really effective at helping me build better right hand technique. 10/10 would recommend.
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Payton L.

Teaches Online
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  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2021
  • Music Education from Florida State University
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Payton L.

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My lessons are specific to every student, specializing in bringing out the strengths of each individual student. I will talk with the students and gain an idea of their musical goals when approaching the bass and give them a roadmap to best ensure their success and skill development.

I am familiar with a wide range of beginners repertoire to give students something to work towards. I encourage my musicians to step out of their comfort zone with their playing to stretch their abilities while emphasizing a strong work ethic and personal responsibility, which will lead to a life long success in learning environments.

About Payton

Hello! I provide informative lessons for beginners and intermediate players for all ages. I have been studying the bass for 8 years. I specialize in classical playing. I have a passion for not only playing, but teaching the bass! While I only teach classical bass, I love all genres of music!

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Average Cost of Upright Bass Lessons in Altoona, IA

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in Altoona is $58. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $27 and $130 per hour.
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"Dee has a great broad knowledge of different instruments. She teaches to your needs and I've been so happy with my lessons!"
Jed
Took Upright Bass lessons from Dee F.
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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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"He seemed very knowledgeable and encouraging throughout the lesson. Abby really liked him."
Abby
Took Upright Bass lessons from Sean H.
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"Geoff is a great teacher who focuses on critical detail. Geoff was monumental for my foundation on the double bass. He helped me get into the college of my dreams when I was in high school. I would highly recommend him to any student."
Zach
Took Upright Bass lessons from Geoff B.
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"I invited Jose to work with my bass students for an upcoming performance. He taught my students so much in a short period of time. His caring personality and sense of humor made the class so much fun. My students wanted him to come back. I highly recommend Jose Carrion as a guest conductor, section coach or private lessonss"
Phillip
Took Upright Bass lessons from José C.
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"satisfying first lesson. Good."
Douglas
Took Upright Bass lessons from Nicholas C.
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"I searched for an excellent upright bass teacher for a good while. Then I found David Lloyd. David is patient, humorous, friendly, knowledgeable and very professional. He carefully taught me all the necessary groundwork to enable me to continue on my own for a while. In a few months I will, without question, continue my studies with David. I would, without hesitation, recommend David to anyone interested in seriously studying the Upright Bass."
Ron
Took Upright Bass lessons from David L.
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"Dr. Serna is a consummate and devoted professional. His guidance is firm and compassionate, and there is not an ounce of musical prejudice in his body. A true musician and teacher."
Jackson Roush
Took Upright Bass lessons from Phillip S.
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"Rui is very patient to me and gave me lots of advice on my upcoming performance. Very fortunate to find him on this platform!"
Natalie
Took Upright Bass lessons from Rui X.
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"Patient and positive!"
Chris
Took Upright Bass lessons from Rachel C.
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