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Darren S.

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Boston, MA
Starting at $80
  • Teaching since 2016
  • 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
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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 ...

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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.

Joseph M.

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Starting at $25
  • Jazz & Classical Performance from University of Tennessee
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Joseph M.

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My name is Joseph and I’ve been teaching professionally for 30 + years. Additionally, I’ve toured internationally with many artists and have several solo CDs as a leader. I currently play bass with Cirque Du Soleil in Las Vegas Nevada USA and I know what is required to be a professional musician. I have a customized teaching method for beginners through advanced players, however, I will also adopt things that you want to learn as well. I treat every student and lessons on an individual basis and I don’t have a cookie-cutter method of teaching. Lessons we will cover will be proper technique, solid foundation, rhythmic and groove training, learning notes/scales, learning songs, music theory, reading music, composition, ear training, recording techniques and much more. All ages and playing levels welcome! I look forward to working with you.

About Joseph Patrick

I attended the University of Tennesse in Knoxville with a full music scholarship as a double major in Jazz & Classical Performance. After three years of study, I transferred to the University Of Memphis and majored in music performance and music business. For over two decades I've been touring, rec

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Grzegorz W.

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Starting at $50
  • Speaks German, English, Polish
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Awarded 2nd prize in double bass competition from the 6th European Biennial Double Bass Congress & Festival
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Grzegorz W.

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My aim as a teacher is to inspire my students to explore their creativity. In order to help them during their learning processes, I instruct them in listening to, analysing and improvising jazz, and world music of various cultures and styles. Towards building and refining a personal aesthetic of each of my students, I lead them through exercises in critical interpretation and evaluation of the expressive qualities of music in relation to other art forms.

About Grzegorz

I am a professional double bass player, band leader and composer. I graduated from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria and the Conservatoire de Paris. I earned my Master’s degree at the Jazz Campus Basel and Berklee Global Jazz Institute. During my studies I had a privileg

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Tim M.

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Starting at $50
  • Bachelors in Music from University of California, San Diego
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tim M.

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an expert broad approach to the instrument, based on the style you want to learn with a multitude of techniques

About Tim

I'm a multi instrumentalist with a decade of performing and teaching experience on the bass, guitar, piano, cello, sitar, and more. Ive performed on the Grammys, toured internationally, and studied music in a multitude of styles on many instruments, including a bachelors degree from University o

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Stanley R.

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Starting at $42
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2015
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Stanley R.

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I am experienced performer of +6 years and have recently completed my Bachelors in Jazz Studies at Michigan State University, under the tutelage of jazz legend Rodney Whitaker. I toured and performed all around the state of Michigan while I was in school and know the demands of what i takes to be a working and great upright bass player. I've had the pleasure of playing on a professional gigs with all my faculty at State and played in all top ensembles.
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About Stanley

Hello, my name is Stanley R., I come from a musical family where both my parents are full-time musicians and love what they do. Music is a soulful and fulfilling endeavor and I'd be more than happy to help you along that journey. I've been playing music since I was 7, beginning with the cello and d

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Sidharth B.
Stanley has been teaching both my sons for the past month and a half and it’s been going great ! He recognized early on that the kids would need different teaching styles and was spot on in his assessment. We look forward to the kids gaining proficiency and a love for music under his tutelage.
Shea
Stanley was great and my daughter really liked working with him
Fyodor
Stanley is teaching my 8 year old son. My husband Is taking lessons with Stanley too. I can see a lot of progress in both of them! He found a good approach to my son - he is friendly and supportive and keeps my son curious about music theory.
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Peter B.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Serbian, Russian
  • Awarded Certificate of Excellence from Bridgeport Board of Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Piano, Music Theory and Pedagogy (Music Education) from University Cyril and Methodius, Macedonia
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Peter B.

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The method systematically approaches bass technique from the first note - open strings through Major and minor scales arpeggios fingerings, bow exercises, up to 7th position

About Peter

*Please note: Due to Covid 19 outbreak, I have suspended all in studio or in home lessons. I accept online students of all ages and for all instruments I teach. Timings are very flexible.* I teach Classically trained, energetic, experienced and creative music teacher with a proven ability t

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Brian
Peter is an extremely patient and knowledgeable teacher; it has been a privilege studying the piano and cello with him for the past 2 months. In that brief time, I have completed 16 of the 17 pieces in the first Suzuki book for cello! I have also enjoyed the piano exercises and repertoire he has assigned, which are technical but melodious. He has a great understanding of theory and technique; he is very personable and encouraging; and he was flexible and accommodating about the times and modes (in person and online) for my lessons. I recommend him wholeheartedly to other adult beginners like me and am grateful to be under his tutelage.
Joe ..
Peter is exceptional. His instruction is simple, straightforward and progressive
Claudia
Peter has exceeded my expectations, I look forward for my lesson every week. I honestly can say He is the best teacher I’ve ever had. I am a 44 yo violin beginner student who has had 5 teachers in the last 6 years, I didn’t learn much with them, this been said, with Peter in just 3 months I feel I have learned more than my other teachers. Peter is so, so patient and extremely professional. I am very pleased to have found such a wonderful teacher.

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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 $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 instructor. Focuses on the basics and provides a lot of encouragement which helps. Also, allows student to decide what they'd like to learn and allows you to select the type of music you are most interested in.

Highly recommended!"
Walt
Took Upright Bass lessons from Benjamin Y.
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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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"Geoff is a great teacher who focuses on critical detail. Geoff was monumental for my foundation on the double bass. He helped me get into the college of my dreams when I was in high school. I would highly recommend him to any student."
Zach
Took Upright Bass lessons from Geoff B.
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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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"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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"Excellent Teacher

Along with being incredibly knowledgeable, Alex has the patience and communication skills that really make him excel as a teacher. As a complete beginner to the upright bass (and music in general), I find Alex breaks concepts down in a clear, step-by-step fashion, so that it is not overwhelming. He also gives useful tips on how to be a better learner when tackling challenges, which helps make my personal practice even more effective. Alex is approachable and eager to answer questions even in between classes - I highly recommend him as teacher!"
Nira
Took Upright Bass lessons from Alexander A.
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"Kyle has given me contra bass, aka upright bass,weekly lessons from August 2015 through May 2016. I have never played a string instrument prior to this, although I do play piano and have played the flute, bagpipes, and piccolo over the years. I did not need education in reading music.

Kyle was able to take me from sounding like a lower octave version of Jack Benny (a mid-20th century comedian famous for his howlingly horrid violin playing) to a level where I know how to hold the instrument and the bow, the fingerings, bowing technique, and how to get a very respectable sound from the instrument.

He also installed the strings when I received the new instrument, found a manufacturing flaw in the bridge height that the manufacturer subsequently paid to repair, and diagnosed a resonance issue with the instrument that was corrected with a balance weight on the string below the bridge."
Laura
Took Upright Bass lessons from Kyle C.
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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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"Darren has been great to work with. He is highly motivated and passionate about teaching. I would highly recommend him."
Kalena
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"Alec has been helping my 11-year-old son with upright bass for almost a year now. We started out in home and switched to online during the pandemic period. Alec is a great teacher: patient, cheerful, organized, punctual, polite, flexible and able to connect with my son. My son is not always the most focused child, but Alec keeps him on task and, as a result, my son has been steadily improving. Alec was also instrumental in helping my son prepare for NYSSMA and the Westchester County orchestra, both of which are rather competitive forums."
Sunny
Took Upright Bass lessons from Alec S.
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