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Karen D.

32 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Karen D.

32 Reviews
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Upright Bass:
Also called Acoustic Bass, this instrument puts down the foundation in the band or orchestra. Besides learning the fretboard, notes, chords, finger exercises, theory and improvisation, the student will also learn how to play with a pick or their fingers and incorporate plucking, slapping, popping, and strumming techniques.

About Karen

Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Musi

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Aidan V.
Karen was great!
Carter
This teacher misrepresented her ability to teach the C system chromatic button accordion. I don't believe that she has ever played one. I asked her before purchasing a set of classes if she knew this instrument and was competent to teach it, and she said she was.

She didn't have one, so she could never demonstrate anything I asked about. She didn't know the key layout. She didn't know the conventions for numbering fingers. She didn't know the basic home key scale pattern.

I waited until I'd finished four classes with my new teacher before writing this so I'd have a good basis for comparison. He is immensely better at teaching this than she was. It further convinced me that she never should have represented herself as competent to teach this particular instrument.
Anthony F.
Karen is very patient & caring while teaching.
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Charles B.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Español, English
  • Awarded Outstanding Bass Soloist from Wynton Marsalis & Essentially Ellington
  • Jazz Studies from Cal State University of Northridge
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Charles B.

12 Reviews
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I'll teach you to sound like whomever or whatever you'd like!

-Jazz (Walking basslines, the Blues, Rhythm Changes)
-Latin (Tumbao, Salsa, Samba)
-Style (Ray Brown, Mingus, Bill Black, Lee Rocker)
-Arco/Bow (Classical & Ballads)
-Theory (What is a: I, IV, V, or a ii, V7, I ?)
-Reading (Important for school and the studio!)

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About Charles

Charles is here to get you playing as soon as possible, while giving you the best understanding and functionalities of music!

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Leslie C.
Daniel J.
Harley F.
I just had my first upright bass lesson with Charles. Playing an instrument, when you know how, is one of the most fun things you can do, But getting lessons can be stressful. This was relaxing, pleasant and fun. Stress free. And I learned a lot. I can't wait to get back on that bass and practice this stuff.
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Kellen H.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Bachelor of Music- Jazz Studies from William Paterson University
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kellen H.

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I have studied upright bass for 20 years. I am classically trained and studied under Barry Lieberman, former assistant principal of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. I went on to study jazz at the prestigious William Paterson University. I then spent the next 13 years gigging and teaching in a variety of situations in New York City and now Los Angeles. I have played a full spectrum of music on the upright and love to impart that knowledge to my students!

About Kellen

I believe this is a great time to be a musician. I have come of age as a musician in a time when music making and the music industry have shifted dramatically. There are many positives in this shift, with new oppurtinites opening up for musicians. I also see these changes not being addressed in

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Andrew
Kellen has been a fantastic and knowledgeable bass teacher. I came into this with no background in music whatsoever but his teaching process is very simple and easy to grasp. He got a feel for what I did and didn’t know within 15 minutes on the first day & jumped right into improving the relevant skills I needed to learn next. Every lesson I learn something completely new and there is no wasted time. If you want to be pushed to become a better bass player in a very easygoing and welcoming environment, Kellen is the teacher for you.
Fred Z.
Kellen is a gifted instructor. As an adult learner I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was impressed with his structured and thoughtful approach to creating an excellent foundation and building skills.
Sylvia
Great teacher! Kellen has made me really excited about the guitar again.

Meet Online Upright Bass Teachers Serving Allston, MA

James G.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • AA Jazz Studies from Cuesta Community College
  • Teaches students 5 to 60
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James G.

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Learning how to play the bass is much like building a relationship with anything you believe, care, cherish, or love. With over ten years of professional experience playing bass in all styles and genres, I believe together we can set key learning outcomes and joyfully help build your confidence as a bassist. Whether it's learning your favorite bass line, or building upon new concepts, I will give you the tools you need to build a healthy relationship with your instrument in a safe and fun environment. My goal for you as my student is to reach your musical potential while having a wonderful time!

About James

I'm a bassist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and actor. I received my BA in Music (with a Classical Double Bass focus) from California Polytechnic State University in 2017 and I've been a professional freelance musician since 2010; primarily working in the state of California. My love for musi

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Chris C.
I took around 15 lessons for bass guitar with James and really enjoyed it. James was able to tailor the experience for what I wanted, which was heavy on music theory, but still made sure we applied the theory to the instrument. I had prior experience with some music theory and playing, but hadn't touched my bass in almost 10 years. James was able to figure out exactly where to pick up, provided great materials, and kept me engaged. James is very knowledgeable, a great player, and a cool cat.
Tom
James is a highly qualified instructor and was very thoughtful in answering my questions. I was impressed with the amount of resources he had on hand, such as worksheets, method books, sheet music, etc. I would definitely recommend James for anyone curious about learning music theory and/or the many instruments he plays.
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Charles B.

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

12 Reviews
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I'll teach you to sound like whomever or whatever you'd like!

-Jazz (Walking basslines, the Blues, Rhythm Changes)
-Latin (Tumbao, Salsa, Samba)
-Style (Ray Brown, Mingus, Bill Black, Lee Rocker)
-Arco/Bow (Classical & Ballads)
-Theory (What is a: I, IV, V, or a ii, V7, I ?)
-Reading (Important for school and the studio!)

Try with me!

About Charles

Charles is here to get you playing as soon as possible, while giving you the best understanding and functionalities of music!

Recent Reviews
Leslie C.
Daniel J.
Harley F.
I just had my first upright bass lesson with Charles. Playing an instrument, when you know how, is one of the most fun things you can do, But getting lessons can be stressful. This was relaxing, pleasant and fun. Stress free. And I learned a lot. I can't wait to get back on that bass and practice this stuff.
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Nat S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded #1 Jazz CD from Jazz Week Radio Chart
  • Teaching since 1980
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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 virtuall

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Average Cost of Upright Bass Lessons in Allston, MA

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in Allston is $58. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $27 and $130 per hour.
30 min
$37 average
45 min
$46 average
60 min
$58 average

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"My son loved his first lesson. Can’t wait to keep going."
Nate
Took Upright Bass lessons from Oliver H.
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"My son does hybrid in person and online lessons with Darren. Darren is very enthusiastic, encouraging and articulate. After every lesson, my son is energized. For the first time, he advanced to state level after intensive lessons with Darren. Darren also teaches HOW to practice and clearly points out what he needs to do so my son can focus his practice. Highly recommend him."
Polly
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"Fun and informative - thanks!"
Judi
Took Upright Bass lessons from Peter B.
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"Super intelligent guy, very patient and easy to work with."
Fred
Took Upright Bass lessons from Steven F.
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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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"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!"
Beau
Took Upright Bass lessons from Steven F.
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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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"David provided instant feedback and is very knowledgeable."
Lee
Took Upright Bass lessons from David L.
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"Great first lesson! Got me going and feeling comfortable. He has vast experience, and comfortable teaching style, but keeps me moving forward. Very Happy!"
Paul
Took Upright Bass lessons from Shawn G.
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"He's very knowledgeable and able to adapt to the student's needs. I highly recommend him."
Alex
Took Upright Bass lessons from Chris B.
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