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Dave K.

22 Reviews
Palos Heights, IL
Starting at $24
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor Music Performance from Northern Illinois University
  • Teaching since 1996
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Dave K.

22 Reviews
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I began teaching upright bass in 2009. During the 2012-2013, I was the orchestra director at Rolling Meadows High School. I specialize in either jazz or classical studies for the upright bass. Topics include: holding position and posture, left and right hand technique, musical notation, rhythm, scales/arpeggios, and repertoire.

About Dave

Dave K. began playing guitar at the age of 10. His influences include Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Guthrie Govan, Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny and Scott Henderson. At the age of 17 he began teaching private guitar and bass lessons to classmates

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Howard W.
I haven't played the violin since I was in middle school, and I wanted to re-learn to play it. I am so glad I picked Dave, he is very professional and made me feel very comfortable. I jumped in with both feet and Dave made the instructions at our first lesson easy for me to understand. Excellent location and studio is awesome.
Rushia Hendricks
Excellent lesson. Does a wonderful job at taking older students and gently holding their feet to the fire to bring out the best- even under the most challenging of circumstances. Kudos to being such a uniquely great teacher!
Tom L.
I realize it was the first lesson but I was a little disappointed that we spend nearly the entire time on housekeeping items, like canceling and re-scheduling appointments. I think that could have been covered with an e-mail or handout. I also thought we spent too much time going over the differences between acoustic and electric guitars - considering my age and background. Would have liked to see him demonstrate what I was asked to practice before the next lesson instead of just being told to refer to the workbook.

Chaetan N.

4 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded Golden Unicorn for "Best Beck" from Boston Band Crush
  • Teaches Beginner
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Chaetan N.

4 Reviews
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Private Upright Bass Teacher

Students are free to take both upright and bass guitar lessons interchangeably.

About Chaetan

Having played music for as long as I can remember (my father is an accomplished Jazz and Soul drummer), music has always been a key ingredient in my life. From playing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme on the drum set as a toddler, I have gone on to learn electric/classical/lap steel guitar, e

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Amber F.
Excellent. Keeps the student inspired!
MeganR
Great Beginner Guitar Lessons

I look forward to my weekly guitar lessons with Chaetan because he is a very knowledgeable, relaxed, and patient teacher. He tailors my lessons to meet my personal goals (learning those pinnacle acoustic songs). But as an exceptional instructor, he also guides me to meet goals he has for me as a student, such as learning to build chords on my own. The quality of his instruction has already increased my progress on the instrument. Overall, his talent and interest in music motivate me to practice so I am fortunate to have found Chaetan as my guitar teacher.
PamS1
Excellent and Unique Teacher

Chaetan is a very friendly instructor who tailors his lessons to meet both the experience level and type of music a student is interested in. Chaetan has a lot of energy and makes the lessons fun. He appears to know every aspect of what he is teaching as well as plays other instruments. My daughter and I are both very happy with Chaetan.
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Thomas W.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Awarded Dean's List from The Pennsylvania State University
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Thomas W.

46 Reviews
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Private Upright Bass Teacher

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 bu

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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.
Brian

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Steven F.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Cum Laude Bachelors in Music Performance Double Bass from The Ohio State University
  • Teaching since 1998
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Steven F.

12 Reviews
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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.
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Karen D.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Karen D.

33 Reviews
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Online Upright Bass Teacher

Upright Bass:
Also called Acoustic Bass, this instrument puts down the foundation in the band or orchestra. Besides learning the fretboard, notes, chords, finger exercises, theory and improvisation, the student will also learn how to play with a pick or their fingers and incorporate plucking, slapping, popping, and strumming techniques.

About Karen

Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Musi

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Aidan V.
Karen was great!
Carter
This teacher misrepresented her ability to teach the C system chromatic button accordion. I don't believe that she has ever played one. I asked her before purchasing a set of classes if she knew this instrument and was competent to teach it, and she said she was.

She didn't have one, so she could never demonstrate anything I asked about. She didn't know the key layout. She didn't know the conventions for numbering fingers. She didn't know the basic home key scale pattern.

I waited until I'd finished four classes with my new teacher before writing this so I'd have a good basis for comparison. He is immensely better at teaching this than she was. It further convinced me that she never should have represented herself as competent to teach this particular instrument.
Anthony F.
Karen is very patient & caring while teaching.
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Benjamin Y.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Bass Performance from Berklee College of Music
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Benjamin Y.

8 Reviews
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I will work on technique,improvisation in jazz and other styles,classical repertoire, playing different grooves, bow technique, constructing bass lines, and overall bass playing (accompanying)

Each lesson will be geared toward the students needs and interests. The main focus will be on proficiency on the bass. This will help in all musical styles, and real world application of all the techniques and concepts we cover!

About Benjamin

Benjamin is a musician in the NYC area. He has been studying music since the age of 3. His background includes Violin, Cello, Percussion, Drum Set, Voice, Electric Bass, and Upright Bass. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music where he majored in Upright Bass Performance. He has studied with

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Jamie
Just had my first lesson with Benjamin and it was great. Looking forward to more lessons
Kimberly
Indrajit
Great beginning. Look forward to many more classes.

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Average Cost of Upright Bass Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in Chicago 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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$37 average
45 min
$46 average
60 min
$58 average

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"David was great. We just need to figure out why the connection was so fuzzy so we can communicate a little better."
Luka
Took Upright Bass lessons from David L.
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"Maggie has expert knowledge about the double bass from studying with members of the best orchestras in the US. Her teaching lead me to achieve things on the instrument that I didn't know I could do. I highly recommend her as a teacher!"
Paul
Took Upright Bass lessons from Maggie L.
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"Mr. Fox has been an amazing teacher! Just one lesson in, and he taught me more in 30 minutes than I learned in 3 months of playing upright bass at school! He has a way of teaching that is quick, in-depth, and efficient without feeling rushed or confusing. I would definitely recommend him to anybody who is looking at learning how to play the upright bass.

-Manuela"
Manuela
Took Upright Bass lessons from Steven F.
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"Cory was great. Unfortunately the software left something to be desired which we solved by switching to Face Time"
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Took Upright Bass lessons from Cory P.
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"Ms. Fleming is an excellent teacher, patient, encouraging, and working from a
broad range of experience. As a teacher myself (English), I really appreciate those qualities. Her experience across multiple instruments and music genres is especially appealing to me, as I play several instruments and am interested in many types of music. She gives me hope that I can develop some facility on
upright bass, a dream I have had since I was a boy. (Note: Her insights into how to practice are really helpful.)"
Jed
Took Upright Bass lessons from Dee F.
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"Absolutely excellent bass instructor!"
Thomas
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"One of the best bassists I know his age! Must take lessons with him!"
Ian
Took Upright Bass lessons from David W.
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"My daughter worked with a few instructors over the years, but not until she started working with Darren did she truly grow as a bassist and a musician. Darren is a very dedicated and knowledgeable teacher who cares greatly about his students. My daughter always finds him to be kind, patient and motivating. She has been able to move up youth orchestra levels each year while working with Darren. He fully understands the audition process and is able to successfully guide his students. I highly recommend Darren as an instructor for any level!"
Heidi Gamma
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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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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"Alex is the best music teacher ever!!!

Alex is an excellent teacher. He is great with kids and their parents. He is very patient and makes learning the bass fun. Alex provides feedback to the students and their parents which is helpful in the learning process. Our experience with Alex has been wonderful and we would recommend him to others."
Rayann
Took Upright Bass lessons from Alexander A.
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