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Karen D.

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

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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.

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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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Erika H.
Karen is an incredibly skillful teacher. She is very passionate about music and it easy to be comfortable with her. She shares her training and knowledge very clearly. The vocal exercises seem very unique and holistic for body and voice health. She is very encouraging, caring, and soul-uplifting. I feel like I have a new connection with my voice and all that is connected to using it... as an instrument and the journey is only just starting. 45 minutes went by so fast. I am looking forward to my next lessons.
Earl L.
Excellent teacher
Catherine
I thought I wanted to take viola lessons. Then I read her website and I realized that she might be able to help me get my voice back! I thought there was no hope ever. She has been extremely generous with her time, and I haven't seen her yet, but I'm not buying the viola I was planning on buying. I play cello, and piano still, but I am going to see if she can help me with my voice. She sounds incredible. I never dreamed that I could even have HOPE like this!
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Darren S.

9 Reviews
Boston, MA
Starting at $80
  • Bachelor of Music / Double Bass Performance from The Hartt School @ University of Hartford
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Awarded Hartt Performing Arts Scholarship 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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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.
Mary Margaret
Darren did a wonderful job of preparing me for my audition. He could fix all of my issues and answer all of my questions! Thank you, Darren!!
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Max S.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Max S.

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Hello my name is Max and I play double bass. I have played for over 10 years in many settings and different genres. Double bass has been my passion since I was a teenager and I have poured a lot of my time and energy into learning this wonderful instrument. I have studied under several bassists in the Florida orchestra and the Sarasota orchestra. I would love to show you the ropes or to teach advanced repertoire to students of all ages. I can teach any genre on double bass. Thank you for reading and I wish you success with your studies!

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Hello my name is Max and I have graduated with a performance degree from USF. I studied double bass and music theory and I would be happy to help you with all your music related tutoring needs. I have many years of experience as a musician professionally and otherwise, and have been playing violin,

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Sarah M.
Max has been a stellar double bass tutor for my son. He caught on right away how to work with him and improve his playing, technique and music theory. You can really tell he has a passion for music (especially the double bass) and teaching. Will continue to have my son study under him :)
Jonathan R.
Max was very helpful as a teacher. He gave me a lot of good insight into picking the bass for bluegrass music. I've been primarily playing bowed music. I plan to continue my lessons with him.

Meet Online Upright Bass Teachers Serving Newton Center, MA

Spencer S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2016
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Spencer S.

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With over 6 years experience, Spencer is a very knowledgeable about different styles of bass playing including classical, bluegrass, blues and jazz. beginner or advanced, let Spencer help you accomplish your musical goals!

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I am a professional pianist, violinist, guitarist, bassist, and composer. I graduated with distinction from Otterbein University in 2020, but have been teaching professionally since 2016. Violin students can expect to learn solid basic techniques that can propel them into any genre that sparks th

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Max S.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor's Degree in Musical Performance from University of South Florida
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Max S.

2 Reviews
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Hello my name is Max and I play double bass. I have played for over 10 years in many settings and different genres. Double bass has been my passion since I was a teenager and I have poured a lot of my time and energy into learning this wonderful instrument. I have studied under several bassists in the Florida orchestra and the Sarasota orchestra. I would love to show you the ropes or to teach advanced repertoire to students of all ages. I can teach any genre on double bass. Thank you for reading and I wish you success with your studies!

About Max

Hello my name is Max and I have graduated with a performance degree from USF. I studied double bass and music theory and I would be happy to help you with all your music related tutoring needs. I have many years of experience as a musician professionally and otherwise, and have been playing violin,

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Sarah M.
Max has been a stellar double bass tutor for my son. He caught on right away how to work with him and improve his playing, technique and music theory. You can really tell he has a passion for music (especially the double bass) and teaching. Will continue to have my son study under him :)
Jonathan R.
Max was very helpful as a teacher. He gave me a lot of good insight into picking the bass for bluegrass music. I've been primarily playing bowed music. I plan to continue my lessons with him.
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Jerry M.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Music Ed from Valdosta State University
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jerry M.

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My name is Jerry. I LOVE music and passing my knowledge on to others. I have played many different instruments in many different kinds of bands. It all one major thing in common, it was FUN! If you are not having fun while learning an instrument you won't want to learn. Lessons can be fun AND educational at the same time. I have had many parents tell me I'm one of the best teachers they have ever seen. (A couple of them were public school teachers themselves). I truly want my students to succeed and I will do everything in my power to help them accomplish that!

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My name is Jerry. I LOVE music and passing my knowledge on to others. I have played many different instruments in many different kinds of bands/groups. They all had one major thing in common, it was FUN! If you are not enjoying learning an instrument you won't want to learn. Lessons can be fun AND

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Jerry is a wonderful instructor. I wasn’t sure how online lessons would go but they have been seamless and fun and my son is making progress with the bugle. I would highly recommend this format and this teacher. The convenience and quality of instruction are excellent. We are signing up for more lessons and may move on to another instrument once my son feels confident on the bugle.
Michelle

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Average Cost of Upright Bass Lessons in Newton Center, MA

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in Newton Center is $67. 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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$49 average
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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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"Geoff is a great teacher who has exceptional skills and experience. Geoff is a very patient teacher who takes the time to work on every detail of the piece. His focus on technique made me into a much better player."
Tim
Took Upright Bass lessons from Geoff B.
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"Very patient and knowledgeable - tech worked well for the lesson"
Jack
Took Upright Bass lessons from Michael R.
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"José es una persona increíble, si no sabes como empezar o continuar tú camino musical, él es el indicado... junto con toda la experiencia que tiene por tocar por el mundo, su pedagogía y atencion personalizada (junto con tú trabajo por supuesto) te harán tomar y aire y decir yo puedo hacer esto."
Santiago Vasco
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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"Just had my first lesson with Benjamin and it was great. Looking forward to more lessons"
Jamie
Took Upright Bass lessons from Benjamin Y.
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"This is the first lesson I got to listen to of my son working with Nathan. Usually I'm not home from work. I am really impressed with how much he was able to help my son improve so quickly. I wish we had started this much sooner."
Jonas
Took Upright Bass lessons from Nathan R.
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"Dan is an excellent instructor! Patient and committed to providing great lessons - he takes the time to make sure each lesson is helpful and adjusts content and techniques based on progress to date. Highly recommended!"
Atticus
Took Upright Bass lessons from Dan K.
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"Very knowledgeable and worked well with my grandson"
Shawn
Took Upright Bass lessons from Mark L.
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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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