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Matthew C.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matthew C.

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I'll teach you how to groove with great time and feel, and show you some awesome practice techniques along the way. I can help you construct bass lines in any style and teach you popular songs that I've found helped me develop m own skills.
Learning some basic music theory is essential, so going over theory like scales and modes, and the chords that go with them; as well as good ways to play them.
I can teach you proper technique in both pizzicato as well as arco, and creative approaches to improvisation.

About Matthew

Matthew has been playing the upright bass for about 13 years, and although he has a strong classical foundation, he has been studying jazz for the past 6 years. Matt is currently in his last semester at Roosevelt University for Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance on the Upright Bass. At CCPA

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He's a great teacher!
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Dave K.

22 Reviews
Palos Heights, IL
Starting at $24
  • Bachelor Music Performance from Northern Illinois University
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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
  • B. A. in Jazz Performance from University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
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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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Jessica P.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 5 to 18
  • Doctor of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University
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Jessica P.

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Classical music-focused, fun and relaxed environment, experienced teacher with top conservatory background

About Jessica

Jessica moved to the Chevy Chase/Bethesda area in 2009, having grown up and gone to school in New York and Ohio. She loves the area, and she and her husband are thrilled to be putting down roots in the community. As a performer, Jessica has traveled around the world, but throughout her career teach

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Zarya N.
She is an amazing teacher and you should have her as your instructor she taught me all I know about classical piano so I thank her for that.
Les
I had a great first lesson with Jessica. The lesson took place in a comfortable studio in her house. We discussed my goals and then reviewed where I am currently. She paid carefully attention to my body position with the bow and had several great suggestions on exercises to improve it. I'm already looking forward to the next lesson.
Gagnon P.
Jessica is very nice!
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Ian S.

4 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
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Ian S.

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For the past seven years, my performance career has primarily focused on Cuban Timba. In addition to my real-world experience with the genre, I have held multiple lectures and seminars on the style at universities across New York State as well as online. I feel extremely fortunate to be able to participate in this wonderful genre in such an extensive way, something few outsiders have been able to do. For that reason I am especially passionate about sharing the knowledge I've acquired with others.

I also specialize in jazz improvisation and other styles of "world music" including Afro-Peruvian, Venezuelan and even some styles from southeastern Europe.

As a teacher I emphasize technique, reading, rhythm and creating an organized practice routine. I'm also a strong advocate of transcription, especially of repertoire, which key when studying any style of music.

I also hope to inspire my students to become independent in following there own musical curiosity, regardless of what ...

About Ian

Ian Stewart is a bassist, author and educator currently based in the New York City area. Since moving to NYC in the spring of 2014 Ian has had the honor of performing with People of Earth, Gerardo Contino, Gabriela Anders, Los Hacheros, Peliroja, Keith Ward, Bobby Sanabria, Axel Laugart, Oriente L

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Evan
Ian learned my band's music and hit the stage without rehearsal!

It could have been his deep knowledge of Latin music and musical training, or both. Either way, you are in for a treat of you get to work with Ian. He has the discipline, great sound and a friendly attitude. A very thorough and grounded musician.
Mario
Ian is a kind and patient teacher, a master of his craft and knows how to communicate musical concepts in a clear manner. I studied Cuban/latin music styles with him as well as theory and technique on the bass guitar. In regards to my latin music focus, the information presented is straight from the source, and he has a wealth of material to dig into. He provided the tools and perspective of a real working musician and tailored my lessons to my level of skill.
Nathan
Ian Stewart is rare among artists: in addition to being a master of his craft, he is also a great teacher. While his knowledge of music is vast and deep, he excels at breaking information down for the student and teaching the aspiring musician how to practice effectively and efficiently. He emphasizes the importance of self-assessment so that, ultimately, the students can teach themselves.
I recommend Ian Stewart highly.
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Darren S.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $80
  • Awarded Hartt Performing Arts Scholarship from The Hartt School @ University of Hartford
  • Bachelor of Music / Double Bass Performance from The Hartt School @ University of Hartford
  • Teaching since 2016
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Darren S.

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Students can expect a teacher that addresses every single aspect of learning orchestral upright bass: from honing bow technique, to left-hand formation and fingering choices, to reading musical notation, interpreting music and learning rhythm.

My goal is to help students develop a technical foundation on the bass for playing just about any kind of music that they are interested in, and to support students with practicing tips for areas in their playing where they want to improve. My specialty is symphony orchestra training, so I primarily use the Essential Elements for Strings books at the beginning, and then later as students make progress, I begin to introduce standard orchestral repertoire, sonatas, and concertos written for the bass. I have been teaching since August 2016 and so far I have helped students get into All-States, ensembles at the New England Conservatory Preparatory Division, Districts/Regional festivals, youth orchestra programs, and music degree programs at ...

About Darren

Darren is one of the leading private teachers for double bass lessons in Greater Boston and specializes in audition preparation for music festivals, colleges, and youth orchestra programs. Darren focuses on improving his students' playing ability by focusing on their technique, phrasing, tone, a

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Thomas M.
Absolutely excellent bass instructor!
Claire
Darren works hard with my son from the moment he arrives until the moment he leaves, and I can always hear big improvements in the quality of my son's playing over the course of the hour. Since working with him, my son has qualified for Northeastern Senior Districts Orchestra and the All-State Orchestra. He has helped him take his bass playing to the next level and enjoy opportunities that he may not otherwise have had!
Tom
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.

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Average Cost of Upright Bass Lessons in Park Ridge, IL

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in Park Ridge is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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$53 average
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$72 average

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"Es mi privilegio emitir que le Mgst. José Carrión, con quien tuve el honor de estudiar durante los años 2017 - 2019 es un excelente docente, de los mejores que he tenido a lo largo de mi aprendizaje musical que cumple a cabalidad las labores encomendadas y es miembro respetable y productivo de la sociedad.
Por esta múltiples otras razones que con mucho gusto puedo comunicarle si lo considera necesario, es un privilegio para mí, el otorgar mi recomendación personal.
Sé que, sin duda, en cualquier lugar, él dejara muy en alto su propio buen nombre y el mío.

Atentamente,
Alondra Bravo

Translated using Google Translate.

It is my privilege to issue you Mgst. José Carrión, with whom I had the honor of studying during the years 2017 - 2019, is an excellent teacher, one of the best I have had throughout my musical training, who fully fulfills the tasks entrusted and is a respectable and productive member of society. .
For these multiple other reasons that I can gladly communicate to you if you consider it necessary, it is a privilege for me to grant my personal recommendation.
I know that, without a doubt, anywhere, he raised his own good name and mine very high.

Sincerely,
Alondra Bravo"
Alondra
Took Upright Bass lessons from José C.
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"Sean was really on the spot with us. I am a beginning strings instructor, and my son didn't want to take lessons from anyone but me. Not only did Sean win me over with his pedagogy, but he won my son over as well."
Branson
Took Upright Bass lessons from Sean H.
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"Excellent teacher. Easy to learn with, build your technic and repertoire."
Andrew
Took Upright Bass lessons from Maggie L.
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"Peter provides great instruction and has a fantastic rapport with his students!"
Bekah
Took Upright Bass lessons from Peter B.
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"Rene has taken time to teach our son not only the instrument, but also the historical context around the bass. This type of instruction is interesting and engaging. My son looks forward to his weekly lessons. Also, Rene shows a great amount of patience with his instruction and has my son strive for excellence and correct form."
Breean
Took Upright Bass lessons from Rene T.
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"Great first lesson. We dived right in, which is exactly how I wanted it..."
Cedric
Took Upright Bass lessons from Dan K.
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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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"Alec has been teaching my 14-year-old son upright bass for two years now. Not only has Alec been extremely professional, reliable, and accommodating as a teacher, he has transformed my son's playing from a virtual beginner to a well-rounded bassist who can hold his own in any rhythm section. Alec's style of teaching is accessible and precise --he has helped my son master the basics of technique while also inspiring him to build his musicality and love for his craft. I cannot stress enough how grateful I am to Alec for helping my son grow as a musician and as a person."
Elijah
Took Upright Bass lessons from Alec S.
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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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"Peter provides me with challenging material to practice that fits both my ability and my interest. Often the music he provides is material that he hand writes. He has a knack for pushing past where I'm comfortable without overwhelming me. I would recommend him to anyone."
Glenn
Took Upright Bass lessons from Peter B.
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