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Darren S.

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 festivals, youth orchestra programs, and music degree programs at colleges. I feel that the reason why my students succeed is because most of my students get the sense that I am very passionate about teaching the bass and therefore I am usually very detailed and patient in my explanations. I also use a combination of both verbal explanations and hands-on demonstrations, especially when it comes to improving mechanics and musicality. Most of my students (and parents/guardians of students) consider me to be very proficient and engaging. If you are interested in taking lessons with me, choose one of the lesson durations from the provided selection and then we can solidify lesson times that work for your schedule. I look forward to working together and helping you to achieve your greatest potential on the double bass.
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Just had my first lesson with Rachel and really enjoyed it. She is a very good teacher and I look forward to many more lessons with her.

Jason Hime (Upright Bass lessons with Rachel C.)

I’m a super beginner on upright bass. But he is so kind and his teaching is so nice!

Ayaka (Upright Bass lessons with Andrea V.)

We love Rachel!!! She is patient and kind. She carefully explains what my daughter can do to improve her technique and tone. She is intentional in her instruction, making sure the basics are solid. Sh

Julie (Upright Bass lessons with Rachel C.)

Rachel is knowledgeable and so easy going. Really enjoying lessons.

Carolyn (Upright Bass lessons with Rachel C.)

Just had my first lesson with Rachel and really enjoyed it. She is a very good teacher and I look forward to many more lessons with her.

Jason Hime (Upright Bass lessons with Rachel C.)

I’m a super beginner on upright bass. But he is so kind and his teaching is so nice!

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