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Alexander T.

Boston, MA
Starting at $65
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Bachelor of Music in Performance from Berklee College Of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alexander T.

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Darren S.

14 Reviews
Boston, MA
Starting at $80
  • Speaks Cantonese (Chinese) 粵語, Mandarin (Chinese) 普通话/國語, Thai ภาษาไทย, English
  • Awarded Hartt Performing Arts Scholarship from The Hartt School @ University of Hartford
  • Teaching since 2016
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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 both the Essential Elements for Strings books and Suzuki Bass School series 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 and Berklee College of Music, Districts/Regional ...

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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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Lee K.
Darren is a very good teacher. Would recommend him to any bassist beginner or advanced.
Kim
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, but 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 my child for the 8 week period to prepare for the online audition submission.

Darren worked with her every week on a completely new song, introduced great techniques that enabled her to learn quickly and develop new skills. Those 8 weeks were very productive as my she learned the entire song, did the audition and was accepted into the Berklee music program. Darren is a very knowledgeable and dedicated music instructor and I am grateful to him for helping my daughter get into a selective music program. The online lessons from Darren are exceptional. You will not be disappointed with his instructions.
Deb
My son Ethan started working with Darren early this summer after Ethan's previous instructor for 5 years had decided to retire . I was surprised how quickly Ethan was bonded with Darren in this virtual setting. Due to Covid 19, all lessons have been conducted via Skype. Here is what Ethan was talking about Darren. "I have nothing but good words to say about my experience with Mr. Sacks. within a few weeks, I improved a lot. He was able to help me fix fundamental issues with my playing. He was also incredibly kind and patient with me. Mr. Sacks was also always able to explain things well and give me new ways to improve my playing. He doesn't let go of my mistakes but very encouraging when providing advice."
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jesse M.

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Learn basics about rhythm, harmony, and melody, and how they apply to the upright bass.

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*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students on bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.

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Kellen H.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music- Jazz Studies from William Paterson University
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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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Sylvia
Great teacher! Kellen has made me really excited about the guitar again.
Jon
Kellen is a great instructor. He explains musical ideas in an way that I qet quickly. I'll show him a song and he'll pick it up and teach it to me right away. I would definitely recommend him!
Susan
I had been playing guitar for a while, mostly learning songs and chord changes on my own. I wanted to take lessons to work on composing my own songs, and this is where Kellen really helped me. He had a lot of ideas and suggestions that were really helpful in trying to create a unique composing style. He's a trained musician, and it shows when he helps me with music theory and exposing me to lots of different styles of music.

Samuel S.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Samuel S.

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I have been playing upright bass for 14 years, and professionally for 9 years. I have played on gigs, recording sessions, auditions, you name it.
I can really teach a student everything he or she needs to know about being a professional bassist in the music industry. Whether you are just starting, are auditioning for a college program, or are looking to apply advanced theory to your bass playing, I am here to help guide you.

About Samuel

I am a working bass player in Boston, MA and I've been playing the instrument myself for fourteen years. I have played both gigs and recording sessions in a wide range of genres, from jazz to classical, as well as R&B, Hip Hop, Pop, Reggae, and more. Whether you're looking to learn new songs, p

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Nicole
Sam is an incredible upright and electric bassist, and he is experienced in a variety of genres including pop, classical, and especially jazz. He is very easy going and friendly and is great to work with. He also loves music theory and is knowledgeable on a variety of topics.

Tim W.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Mary Luznicky-Poth Award from The University of the Arts
  • Teaching since 2003
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Tim W.

3 Reviews
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Explore any and all areas of upright bass performance. Jazz, walking bass lines, orchestral playing (I teach both German bow and French bow). Focus on developing strong technique and good intonation, which is the basis of playing for all styles of music.

About Tim

I earned my master’s degree in jazz studies from The University of the Arts. As adjunct professor of music at Lebanon Valley College, I teach double bass, bass guitar, jazz improvisation, and directs small-group jazz combos. Additionally, I am an adjudicator (judge) for high school jazz band festiv

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Dawn
Tim is a terrific instructor. He balances moving my technical skills and theory knowledge ever forward with encouragement to just have fun playing electric bass. Tim is methodical yet lighthearted in his approach to teaching which works well with how I learn. I appreciate that Tim is a continual student himself even though he performs at a top level professionally. I look forward to each lesson I have!
Sophia A.
Tim is a wonderful teacher. He's very knowledgeable and is an excellent teacher.
Joshua
Awesome lesson and excited to learn the bass guitar!

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Average Cost of Upright Bass Lessons in West Roxbury, MA

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in West Roxbury is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $115 per hour.
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"Great teacher, very attentive and helpful, and is passionate about teaching proper form and best practices on the upright bass. Highly recommended."
Craig
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"My 11 year old son TRULY enjoyed his experience taking bass lessons from Jared -- he's definitely the best bass teacher he's had, and the most flexible/attentive to his interests and abilities."
Mina Cerny Kumar
Took Upright Bass lessons from Jared E.
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"Alex is an excellent instructor. Very engaging with his students. His passion to make sure the student learn and get the most out of his lessons is outstanding."
Kanesha
Took Upright Bass lessons from Alexander A.
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"David was great. We just need to figure out why the connection was so fuzzy so we can communicate a little better."
Luka
Took Upright Bass lessons from David L.
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"Ms. Fleming is an excellent teacher, patient, encouraging, and working from a
broad range of experience. As a teacher myself (English), I really appreciate those qualities. Her experience across multiple instruments and music genres is especially appealing to me, as I play several instruments and am interested in many types of music. She gives me hope that I can develop some facility on
upright bass, a dream I have had since I was a boy. (Note: Her insights into how to practice are really helpful.)"
Jed
Took Upright Bass lessons from Dee F.
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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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"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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"I’m a super beginner on upright bass. But he is so kind and his teaching is so nice!"
Ayaka
Took Upright Bass lessons from Andrea V.
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"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!"
Brad
Took Upright Bass lessons from Steven F.
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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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