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Oliver H.

25 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors in Upright Bass and Vocal Performance from Knox College
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Oliver H.

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My students can expect a loving, supportive, and encouraging atmosphere to learn a difficult instrument. We will go through the basics of hand shapes, learn how to navigate the neck with scales, and tunes that make the upright bass approachable.

About Oliver

I specialize in upright bass, jazz bass, funk bass, bass technique, and rhythm. I will inspire a positive attitude and good practice habits that will help any student succeed. I’ve extensively studied jazz, latin jazz, funk, rock music, hip hop, bluegrass, folk, and composition. I can also tea

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Brookelynn C.
Amazing first experience. Oliver made me super comfortable and shared a lot of knowledgable resources
Benjamin
My son is very happy with Oliver as his teacher. They seem to have a good rapport and he (my son) is enthusiastic about his lessons.
Brittany W.
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Zach P.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2007
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Zach P.

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About Zach

Zach has been performing Electric and Upright Bass in and around Southern California and around the world for the last 15 years. He has played for numerous local and international groups, including most notably Postmodern Jukebox, The B Side Players, and singer/songwriter James Byous. Having perform

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Anthony K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Anthony K.

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The upright bass comes with challenges in intonation and dexterity. The instrument has a home in classical music, jazz. bluegrass and folk, Latin and more.
My approach as a teacher to the student of the upright bass, is too find the genre they want to perform in and with the proper technique prepare them to preform in that genre.
I will also help guide the students to learn how to find opportunities as an upright bassist.

My formal background as a bassist and composer:
I am a professional musician, producer, composer, and author for over 50 years..
.My first two years of college, I attended the prestigious Juilliard School of Music..
I worked as an bassist, arranger and composer for many singers and recording sessions.
I have played bass for many celebrities'.
I performed on the road for over ten years.
One of my compositions was performed at Carnegie Recital Hall in NYC.

In closing, I truly have fun and ...

About Anthony

I am a professional musician, producer, composer, and author for over 50 years. Some of the highlights of my career; `my first two years of college, I attended the prestigious Juilliard School of Music, `I have toured as a musician for a total of over 10 years, `I performed in the world famous n

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Sean H.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Louis Armstrong Jazz Award from Saint Augustine High School
  • Jazz Studies from San Diego State University
  • Teaching since 2012
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Sean H.

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As a upright bass teacher I strive to give my students the musical education they need to achieve their musical goals. Some of my past students have gone on to music school and professional careers, and I try my best to share the knowledge I've gained as a gigging musician over the years.

About Sean

Hello! My name is Sean H, and I am very passionate about helping my students accomplish their musical goals. I have been teaching for over six years and also have extensive experience as a performer. I have received several musical awards, including the prestigious Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and hav

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Eli R.
Had a few lessons with Sean so far and it's been great. Super knowledgeable, very patient and helpful; just an all around pleasant experience.
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Sean is fantastic. An excellent, patient, and understanding teacher. 10/10 would recommend.
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Henry H.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 2019
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Henry H.

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Interested in learning the ins and outs of the double bass? I will help you build a solid foundation of music theory and technique while tailoring to your personal tastes and goals. While taking lessons with me we will explore all the genres of music, but most of all we will learn and progress along the way.

About Henry

I'm a graduate of Varina High School in Henrico, VA and I am currently attending Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, NC. I am currently earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education in hopes of becoming a teacher. ‚Äč Before getting to this point, I was able to do some ex

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Autumn Maria R.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Autumn Maria R.

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Learn string bass or double bass or contrabass or upright bass for all genres!

About Autumn Maria

I'm Autumn Maria. I'm passionate about everything music! I teach and tutor EXCLUSIVELY online in my virtual studio. When I'm not composing, I keep busy playing in community orchestras and ensembles in Wisconsin. I spend my spare time indulging in web design, studying languages, comparing

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Stacey H.
Autumn's musical knowledge and musicianship skills are superb. She is very experienced and professional with an obvious love of music and she has the ability to instruct, inspire and motivate.
She is very patient and communicates creatively and with enthusiasm, and also has a wonderful sense of humour. Autumn teaches my 6 yr old daughter piano and my daughter is excited about seeing Ms. Autumn, she counts the minutes to when lessons start.
JAN
Autumn Maria is an excellent musician and composer who is pleasant and easy to work with.
Purvi
I have had 2 classes with Autumn Maria, so far a great experience! This is my first time taking piano lessons and enjoying it very much!

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"Maggie is so patient, kind, helpful."
Holly
Took Upright Bass lessons from Maggie L.
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"We love Rachel!!! She is patient and kind. She carefully explains what my daughter can do to improve her technique and tone. She is intentional in her instruction, making sure the basics are solid. She is an excellent bass instructor. Thanks Rachel!"
Julie
Took Upright Bass lessons from Rachel C.
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"Daniel is an accomplished Bassist, with the patience of a saint. He is Very knowledgeable about the history, and all aspects of the instrument, as well as teaching and explaining the playing technique and music theory. He is excellent with the bow on the upright bass as well!"
Allan
Took Upright Bass lessons from Daniel B.
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"Darren Sacks is a fantastic bass player and teacher. I have improved quickly with him as my instructor. He helped me prepare for a solo in my high school orchestra and I felt that I was as prepared as I could have been. I was able to make it into my local district orchestra with his help. He's very passionate about his craft, and it shows through in his teaching."
Tom
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"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!"
Brad
Took Upright Bass lessons from Steven F.
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"My son Ethan started working with Darren early this summer after Ethan's previous instructor for 5 years had decided to retire . I was surprised how quickly Ethan was bonded with Darren in this virtual setting. Due to Covid 19, all lessons have been conducted via Skype. Here is what Ethan was talking about Darren. "I have nothing but good words to say about my experience with Mr. Sacks. within a few weeks, I improved a lot. He was able to help me fix fundamental issues with my playing. He was also incredibly kind and patient with me. Mr. Sacks was also always able to explain things well and give me new ways to improve my playing. He doesn't let go of my mistakes but very encouraging when providing advice.""
Deb
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"I've taken lessons from a number of double bass teachers. I've never found an instructor who gave me exactly what I needed until Geoff. He's the consummate professional double bass player and teacher. Geoff is intelligent, courteous, patient, humorous and above all knowledgeable. So, if you're a serious upright bass student, I would, without hesitation, recommend Geoff Bowater."
Ron
Took Upright Bass lessons from Geoff B.
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"Darren is a fantastic instructor, adept at teaching newcomers and more experienced players alike. There is no aspect of the art of bass playing that he cannot offer assistance in strengthening. For every hurdle I have encountered, he has devised an exercise that helps me get over it. He is particularly skilled at diagnosing the reason why a particular piece, passage, technique, or sound on the instrument is not quite there and then offering the precise advice on how to get it to the next level. I could not recommend him highly enough"
Justin
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"Rachel is knowledgeable and so easy going. Really enjoying lessons."
Carolyn
Took Upright Bass lessons from Rachel C.
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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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