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Danny L.

Lisle, IL
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Downbeat Student Music Award from Downbeat Magazine
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Awarded Jazz Critic's Poll 2015 from NPR
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Hannah F.

9 Reviews
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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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Jeffrey S.

4 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Music Performance from Northeastern Illinois University
  • Teaching since 2010
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Jeffrey S.

4 Reviews
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I am available to teach beginner and intermediate level players on double bass. I am currently working towards a bachelors in music with a focus on music performance. Double Bass is my primary instrument. I'm able to teach jazz and classical as well as the various forms of technique needed to play double bass properly.

About Jeffrey

My name is Jeff and I have been a bass player for over 20 years. I have professional experience on bass guitar and have played, performed, and recorded with many bands and musicians since the mid 1990's. I currently perform throughout the Chicago area in bands and in musical theatre pits as well. I

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Edwin
I’m not usually one to write reviews but Jeff is such a great teacher. He really helped to develop my playing to where now I consider myself a confident bassist. His style of teaching not only helped me to be a better bassist, but also helped me internalize musical concepts that will help me for the rest of my life. I strongly recommend Jeff if you are looking for someone to really take you to the next level!
Jeremy
Jeff Was a godsend with our 9 year old son. We felt Jeff really knew what Jabob needed to get him interested in learning to correct way to play, while also having FUN. As a pick up, know nothing guitar player myself I was really impressed with Jeff’s attitude and dedication to music and fostering the learning of music. 10/10 THANKS Jeff!
Natalie
Jeff is a great teacher. Jeff made the lessons super fun and meaningful for my son. He has a unique way of teaching that really helps anyone in any level understand. I highly recommend Jeff!

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Jeffrey S.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Best Production Musical from Jeff Awards
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Jeffrey S.

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I am available to teach beginner and intermediate level players on double bass. I am currently working towards a bachelors in music with a focus on music performance. Double Bass is my primary instrument. I'm able to teach jazz and classical as well as the various forms of technique needed to play double bass properly.

About Jeffrey

My name is Jeff and I have been a bass player for over 20 years. I have professional experience on bass guitar and have played, performed, and recorded with many bands and musicians since the mid 1990's. I currently perform throughout the Chicago area in bands and in musical theatre pits as well. I

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Edwin
I’m not usually one to write reviews but Jeff is such a great teacher. He really helped to develop my playing to where now I consider myself a confident bassist. His style of teaching not only helped me to be a better bassist, but also helped me internalize musical concepts that will help me for the rest of my life. I strongly recommend Jeff if you are looking for someone to really take you to the next level!
Jeremy
Jeff Was a godsend with our 9 year old son. We felt Jeff really knew what Jabob needed to get him interested in learning to correct way to play, while also having FUN. As a pick up, know nothing guitar player myself I was really impressed with Jeff’s attitude and dedication to music and fostering the learning of music. 10/10 THANKS Jeff!
Natalie
Jeff is a great teacher. Jeff made the lessons super fun and meaningful for my son. He has a unique way of teaching that really helps anyone in any level understand. I highly recommend Jeff!
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Maggie L.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaches students 6 to 80
  • BM in Double Bass Perfromance from Northwestern University Bienen School of Music
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Maggie L.

6 Reviews
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I provide lessons for classical double bass playing, from beginner to advanced level.

About Maggie

Hello, there! My name is Maggie, I specialize in classical double bass playing. I'm currently a musician in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. I've been classically trained at Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music for my bachelor's degree and Cleveland Institute of Music for my master's deg

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Matthew
Maggie is a smart, patient and diligent instructor, who has lots of practical experience and useful advice for aspiring classical bassists.
Andrew Y.
Excellent teacher. Easy to learn with, build your technic and repertoire.
Jennifer Orth
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Bailey M.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Music Education from SUNY Fredonia
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Bailey M.

7 Reviews
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Hello, my name is Bailey and I love teaching bass! I am a professional pianist and public school orchestra teacher. I have a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Fredonia School of Music. I am a certified K-12 music teacher in New York State. I have been giving private lessons for 10 years to a variety of learners ranging in age and skill level.
My students walk away each week feeling empowered and confident in their abilities. I am able to push you while making you feel excited about new challenges. I am able to assess what you need, and offer you meaningful feedback in small, digestible chunks. Along with all of this, I make lessons fun! I teach fourth and fifth graders at school, so I know how to have a good time while helping students make great strides. I make it a point to ensure that you enjoy playing your instrument.
I pride myself in being a flexible teacher. If something isn't working for you, I will ...

About Bailey

Hello, my name is Bailey and I would love to make music with you! I am a professional pianist and public school orchestra teacher. I have a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Fredonia School of Music. I am a certified K-12 music t

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Kathleen
Bailey was an excellent lesson instructor! She took the time to make sure I was getting exactly what I wanted out of my violin lessons and tailored her approach to meet my background and ability level. She is extremely knowledgeable about all of the instruments she teaches, and her positive energy is contagious! I learned so much from Bailey and always enjoyed our lessons together.
Jack
Bailey gives great feedback and helped my son learn new songs quickly. Thanks!
Patrick
Bailey is an amazing teacher! I am primarily a low brass player, but had wanted to get better at piano. Bailey was able to analyze my musical needs, and developed a plan for my specific goals. She is great at focusing on specific problems and giving you advice for fixing them. At the same time, she is patient, and would be great with children, as well as adults. I would highly recommend getting lessons from Bailey!

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Average Cost of Upright Bass Lessons in Riverside, IL

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in Riverside 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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"Daniel is a great teacher! He is very thorough and has taken the time to understand my son's musical interests. He is also very patient and explains skills in a very relatable way. My son has learned so much from Daniel and enjoys every lesson."
Melissa Weaver
Took Upright Bass lessons from Daniel B.
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"Daniel covered all the basics of playing the double bass very clearly and extended the lesson a little to allow me to work on a couple of songs,"
Warren
Took Upright Bass lessons from Daniel B.
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"I enjoyed taking lessons with him. Very passionate about the bass and very in tune with the student's needs. Only reason I didn't give him 5 stars was because of his location, very difficult to get from Flushing to Harlem."
Qin
Took Upright Bass lessons from Fabrizio S.
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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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"I had a very grateful experience and very results with his way of teaching....highly recomended"
Christian
Took Upright Bass lessons from José C.
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"My son's first experience with a stand up bass was terrific! There was as much smiling as learning. Thanks Jesse!"
Max
Took Upright Bass lessons from Jesse M.
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"I haven't played bass seriously in years, but have found myself with much more free time during quarantine, and began taking bass lessons with Alec. Lately, we've been focusing more on bass guitar, my first love! Alec is a phenomenal teacher (and musician!!!), and he's helped me so much to get my bass-guitar game back in shape. So glad I found him as a teacher :)))))"
Shirley
Took Upright Bass lessons from Alec S.
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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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"Great beginning. Look forward to many more classes."
Indrajit
Took Upright Bass lessons from Benjamin Y.
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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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