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John L.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, spanish, french
  • Awarded Most Valuable Soloist from Berkely Jazz Fest 1995
  • Teaching since 2003
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John L.

16 Reviews
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Private Upright Bass Teacher

College Performance Degree in Bass
Diploma from Grove School of Music in Bass
20 years professional experience of Bass Playing

About John

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to inquire about studying music with me. Music and studying music has always been a passionate experience for me. I have been so blessed with the teachers and fellow musicians in my life. You should realize that your study of music may start with me,

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Emily C.
The first lesson was great. John is a great communicator .
Jeremiah
John is good teacher, I completely satisfied.
Aidan
Very comfortable atmosphere. John asked my son what his goals were and tgen taylored instruction to help him meet those goals..We were very pleased! We highly recommend him.

Dave K.

22 Reviews
Palos Heights, IL
Starting at $24
  • Speaks English
  • 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 f

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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.

Matthew F.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Regional Nash Next Competition from Big Machine
  • High School Degree from Lakeville North Highschool
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Matthew F.

6 Reviews
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Private Upright Bass Teacher

Want to learn how to play the upright as well as the electric bass! I can gladly assist with both! I love each instrument equally and would be more than willing to teach you the ways around the upright bass.

About Matthew

Hello! My name is Matthew and I am a student at Belmont University studying everything that has to do with Bass. I am 22 years old and have extensive experience teaching people of all ages both music and sports! I am very relaxed and understand the desire to learn songs and things you enjoy hear

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Syd
Matthew is very dedicated to his craft and an excellent instructor.
Ryan
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.
John
Matt's a great teacher, musician and person all around. I've played guitar for years now but I always leave feeling like I've learned something useful and its never a dull time! I feel much more confident in my ability to pluck a bass and would recommend him to anyone at any level of playing ability.

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Nat S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Nat S.

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Upright Bass and Electric Bass lessons for all ages and levels.

Study the music of Ron Carter, Ray Brown, Oscar Stagnaro and James Jamerson.

About Nat

I have been involved professionally in music for over 35 years as a music teacher, performing artist, recording artist, record producer, record label owner, arranger and composer. I have written many music books and hundreds of arrangements for musicians of all levels. I have experience in virtually

Steven F.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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.

Right Hand-
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 University

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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.

Amber W.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor Degree in Music Education from The College of Saint Rose
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Amber W.

24 Reviews
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Experienced Music teacher of 8 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of their instrument and theory skills. I specialize in all styles. Typically, I use a variety of method books to pick from to meet the needs of the students. I also have many tools available to use during lessons.
My students have gone on to NYSSMA and on to college auditions successfully!

About Amber

I have been teaching private lessons since 2008, but have been studying music since I was only 4 with non stop private and in school lessons. I now have my Bachelor's degree in Music education and am working toward my Masters in Music performance and Instruction. I love working with my students.

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Ken W.
Amber is fantastic!
Scott G.
Great first lesson. She made me feel very comfortable, was well prepared and did a great job.
Laura
Excellent instructor. Amber definitely knows flute instruction and is helping me get the basics I missed years ago.

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Average Cost of Upright Bass Lessons in River Forest, IL

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in River Forest is $58. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $82 per hour.
30 min
$38 average
45 min
$49 average
60 min
$58 average

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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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"Peter has not only honed my daughter's previous skills, but introduced techniques and music theory that was completely new to her. Peter has sought out music that will challenge and interest my daughter specifically. We've been very pleased."
Kim
Took Upright Bass lessons from Peter B.
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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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"You could not possibly be disappointed/displeased with the instruction from Edna."
Wanda
Took Upright Bass lessons from Edna B.
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"Can't say enough great things about Daniel. We are very experienced when it comes to music teachers, my daughter (9) has been learning Suzuki violin for 5 years with multiple teachers and last year she decided to also start taking Bass. Her lessons are both challenging yet inspiring at the same time- a combination that is hard to do. Daniel listens to the student and has a natural knack for knowing how to change up the lesson when needed while still focusing on building a solid foundation. He understands that playing an instrument also needs a growing appreciation for music/songs that the instrument can play and he continues to grow her repertoire of song styles far beyond the classical that she is used to. Most importantly she looks forward to her lessons and loves playing to songs she is learning."
Meme
Took Upright Bass lessons from Daniel B.
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"My 11 year old has attended an after school music program in our district for a few years playing the double bass. When Covid hit, she was no longer able to continue learning at the same level. Around the same time her music teacher recommended her to audition for a selective music program at Berklee College of Music. That's when I reached out to Darren via his website to see if he could work with our daughter for an 8 week period to prepare for the online audition. I have to admit, I wasn't sure how an online music session would work and what to expect. Needless to say, my husband and I were quite pleased and happy with the our daughter's progress.

Darren worked with her every week for about 45 minutes on a particular jazz song. He introduced great techniques that enabled her to learn quickly and become more skillful. Those 8 weeks were very productive as she learned the entire song. Our daughter created 3 videos and Darren helped us choose which one he thought was the best for the audition. After several months, we received the news that our daughter had been accepted into the Berklee music program. Darren is a very positive and encouraging teacher. He is a very knowledgeable and dedicated music instructor and we are grateful to him for helping our daughter succeed. We will definitely continue to have Darren mentor our daughter weekly."
Kim
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"Just had my first lesson with Rachel and really enjoyed it. She is a very good teacher and I look forward to many more lessons with her."
Jason Hime
Took Upright Bass lessons from Rachel C.
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"My 17 year old Son loves Rene as a teacher!"
George
Took Upright Bass lessons from Rene T.
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"Daniel is an outstanding musician. I have had the distinct pleasure of witness this both as an audience member at his performances and while performing with me in my jazz trio. Daniel has a deep understanding of both classical music as well as jazz, rock and anything between. And best of all, despite all his great achievements and talent, he comes across as modest person who gives you inspiration to live up to his standards. He has quickly become one of the most sought after bass player and instructor in this region. I highly recommend him.

- Anders, saxophonist, TheSwedishJazz.com"
Anders
Took Upright Bass lessons from Daniel B.
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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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