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Dave K.

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

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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.
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Danny L.

Lisle, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Downbeat Student Music Award from Downbeat Magazine
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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

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Hannah F.

9 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded Jazz Critic's Poll 2015 from NPR
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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, where I focused especially on Afro-Cuban music, thanks to the tutelage of Latin Jazz giants Michael Spiro and Wayne Wallace! My jazz background also gave me rigorous training in music theory and history. My performance career is high

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Cody
Hannah is fantastic! She adeptly engages and teaches my two kiddos (7 and 10) and husband (40ish :)
Huxley Charles P.
Hannah has a rare ability to combine an incredible warmth with a wealth of exercises for improvement. The exercises were truly specifically directed toward the student. In my son’s case, he said this first lesson was also the first time he felt emotionally connected to the upright bass the same was he has in the past with piano and voice. He’s truly an emotionally connected person when it comes to music, yet he’s also a very quick thinker and Hannah could tell when he was able to hold multiple ideas at once. She also acknowledged his joy when it did come. There was a lot of technical knowledge he needed that were holes in instruction and Hannah sussed them out and somehow knew - even though the lesson was online - she knew his cues where it was time to move on or switch things up, or perhaps to add something. I cannot wait to hear the improved sound coming from my son’s right hand technique, now possessing depth and lovely tone that I knew he had in him, but knew also he needed the right instructor to draw out. We are so grateful Hannah is now in our lives in the role of a teacher and hopefully will become a mentor and another adult to look toward for balancing the discipline and enthusiasm music can bring to human beings.
Samantha
At first I was skeptical about taking online lessons, but I love taking lessons with Hannah. I'm a classical bassist starting to learn jazz, and Hannah is providing exactly what I was hoping for in starting my jazz career. The first lesson we went over what my goals are, and she is providing me with exactly the tools that I need to progress. Every week she sends me a personalized document of what we went over in lessons, what I should focus on in the coming week, and music resources (exercises, jazz charts, etc) to utilize! She is patient, kind, knowledgeable in both technique and theory, and pushes me every lesson.

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Dan K.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Iowa All State Jazz Band '08-'09 from Jazz Educators of Iowa
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dan K.

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Very comfortable with nearly all styles. Classical, jazz, bluegrass, pop, country, blues, etc.

About Dan

Dan K. is a professional freelance upright and electric bassist and teacher. He hails from West Des Moines, Iowa, where in high school he performed with the Iowa All-State Orchestra and All-State Jazz Band. He arrived in Chicago in 2009 to attend DePaul University, where he studied with renowned Ch

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Cedric R.
Great first lesson. We dived right in, which is exactly how I wanted it...
Atticus D.
Dan is an excellent instructor! Patient and committed to providing great lessons - he takes the time to make sure each lesson is helpful and adjusts content and techniques based on progress to date. Highly recommended!
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Christopher G.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music from New York University
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Christopher G.

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As a professional upright bass player for the past eight or so years, I have toured both domestically and internationally. Drawing from these years of experience, I can help you with any thing from the basics to what to know for a professional gig. I can teach classical technique, Jazz soloing/walking, how to get good sound/intonation, and give help for those trying to bridge the gap into the professional realm.

About Christopher

In my many years of teaching and being taught I have realized that the best teachers are those who really focus on the needs of the student and help them realize their passion for playing music. This usually involves a lesson plan which combines both technical aspects and working on songs, so that

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Nick
I've taken bass lessons from Chris for about a year. He's a very skilled musician and is also very good at communicating in a way that makes concepts easier to understand. He has a laid back personality that makes lessons enjoyable but he still demands effort. Overall, I would recommend taking lessons from Chris
Emily
I have no musical background, but I thought it would be fun to learn the guitar as an adult (I'm 31). A friend recommended that I take lessons from Chris; there's no question that Chris was qualified. Overly qualified! But it's not Chris' talent that makes him an effective, influential teacher. Rather, it's his calm demeanor and clear vision of how best to teach the basics and mechanics.

It's be a blast learning from Chris. Our weekly lesson is always a highlight for me! He's as great as they get.
Katherine
I’ve done both in-home & remote lessons with Chris. Chris is a really great teacher, with a deep knowledge of music theory and technique, but also the ability to adjust that to whatever level you’re coming in at. I was a near complete beginner with a lot of anxiety about playing in front of other people when we started and Chris was able to work through that with me with a lot of humor and kindness. His agenda is to work with his students on songs they are interested in learning, and along the way weave in lessons on how notes and chords work, which I’ve really enjoyed. He also teaches bass guitar to my teenage daughter, who really enjoys her lessons and has improved greatly since they began. I highly recommend Chris.

David S.

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

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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.......

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The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in Lockport is $70. 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.
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"Great first lesson with Dan! Very knowledgeable and helpful. Look forward to future lessons and definitely recommend him."
Atticus
Took Upright Bass lessons from Dan K.
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"Super helpful with lessons and learning instruments. Great person. Weird hair. 11/10"
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Took Upright Bass lessons from Quentin S.
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"Jose is so knowledge about the bass and guitar and such a great teacher. I would highly recommend him as a teacher. He loves music, loves the bass and loves playing. He is a great teacher and wonderful performer."
Pam
Took Upright Bass lessons from José C.
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"Very patient and knowledgeable - tech worked well for the lesson"
Jack
Took Upright Bass lessons from Michael R.
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"José es una persona increíble, si no sabes como empezar o continuar tú camino musical, él es el indicado... junto con toda la experiencia que tiene por tocar por el mundo, su pedagogía y atencion personalizada (junto con tú trabajo por supuesto) te harán tomar y aire y decir yo puedo hacer esto."
Santiago Vasco
Took Upright Bass lessons from José C.
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"I’ve been taking lessons with Matthew for the past six months and he is a very knowledgeable instructor and all around good guy. 10/10 would recommend."
Ryan
Took Upright Bass lessons from Matthew F.
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"Marcelo is a great teacher, very attentive and at the same time very strategic. He knows how to push the students to learn. The lessons are aways fun, relevant and well organized. Marcelo plays many instruments himself, so your lessons will not be just you playing solo, but full on jam sessions."
Kate
Took Upright Bass lessons from Marcelo M.
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"I’m a super beginner on upright bass. But he is so kind and his teaching is so nice!"
Ayaka
Took Upright Bass lessons from Andrea V.
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"Cool guy and great teacher! Highly recommended"
Daniel
Took Upright Bass lessons from Fabrizio S.
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"Fun and informative - thanks!"
Judi
Took Upright Bass lessons from Peter B.
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