Classical, jazz, rock, sight reading, ear training, music theory, improv, scales/arpeggio training.
I've been performing and educating on the upright bass for years. It's the instrument through which I meet most of my students and get most of my gigs. The upright bass is a very challenging instrument to learn, but based on the success of my students and the impact the instrument has had on my life, I consider it a worthwhile journey. I was the principal bassist in the Orchestra and Jazz bands at my alma mater, and am happy to help students develop their technique, time, groove, bowing technique, intonation, tone, and note choice. I combine a mixture of classical and jazz approached teaching to help my students comprehend and appreciate the diversity of music that the upright bass allows them to explore.
I've been teaching bass for about 3 years and my students have gone on to perform, compose and fill out lead sheets with cohesion. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play any major scale and as time goes on you'll be able to Improvise using any scale. I specialize in Jazz, typically use the real book or any Aeborsold book/practice cd, and have a couple of extra basses/amps if necessary. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!
I want to work with you on the music you love to listen to and to play. We'll work together to learn the techniques that you need to be able to play your favorite music. We'll design a practice routine that will both allow you to grow as a musician while still having fun and working with your schedule and commitment level.
I also believe that performing with others is crucial for anyone's development as a musician, and also is the most fun thing you can do, and will help you find other musicians to play with and help you book your first gigs!
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