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Jessica P.

20 Reviews
Chevy Chase, MD
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French
  • Doctor of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jessica P.

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Classical music-focused, fun and relaxed environment, experienced teacher with top conservatory background

About Jessica

Jessica moved to the Chevy Chase/Bethesda area in 2009, having grown up and gone to school in New York and Ohio. She loves the area, and she and her husband are thrilled to be putting down roots in the community. As a performer, Jessica has traveled around the world, but throughout her career teach

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Zarya N.
She is an amazing teacher and you should have her as your instructor she taught me all I know about classical piano so I thank her for that.
Les
I had a great first lesson with Jessica. The lesson took place in a comfortable studio in her house. We discussed my goals and then reviewed where I am currently. She paid carefully attention to my body position with the bow and had several great suggestions on exercises to improve it. I'm already looking forward to the next lesson.
Gagnon P.
Jessica is very nice!
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Nathan R.

24 Reviews
Hanover, MD
Starting at $35
  • Awarded Peabody Merit-based Scholarship from Peabody Institute
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
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Nathan R.

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The main focus is on technique (bowing, fingerings) while covering any classical repertoire. I can also cover jazz, rock/pop if the student wishes.

About Nathan

I have been teaching private lessons for close to 10 years and have been an active performer for even longer, playing in all different types of groups, from rock bands and jazz groups to orchestras and brass bands. I studied music at Frostburg State University (Bachelors) and the Peabody Conservat

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Weston G.
Nathan was great! We lost internet at our house during the last 10 minutes of the lesson and Nathan was quick to solve the problem by adding another 10 minutes on to the end of our next lesson. It's nice to know that he has the flexibility and willingness to do that when things happen that are out of our control. And 2020 is often out of our control, Am I right?!
Marcus
Nathan is a very talented musician
Joshua V.
Very pleasant teacher. First lesson went well. Thank you

Pablo K.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2018
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Pablo K.

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Just like many aspiring musicians, I know what it's like to struggle to improve, only to be told "just keep at it" or "practice your scales." Wondering HOW the players I see manage to access all the notes so quickly and make it look so easy. Their only explanation being "it's like this- *rips gnarly solo* Most teachers will give their students boring assignments and tell them that one day, you can move on to something else... NOT ME. I will provide you with the tools you need to learn and improve.

Upright bass was the first instrument I learned growing up. I will pass on the most critical, simplified versions of everything related to bass and music theory. My unique approach will vastly accelerate the rate at which you improve.

And it gets better... Beyond bass I have used this methodology to teach my self numerous Brazilian percussion instruments, guitar, singing, and for you- any musical instrument you can lay your hands on. The magic is in the approach. I will give you real ...

About Pablo

Pablo Kozatch is a professional audio engineer and sound designer based in NYC where he provides freelance audio services for filmmakers and directors. Pablo has created sounds for several short films and an award winning independent feature titled Bx3M. He also created original music for two natio

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Natalia
Best teacher ever! He answered all my questions and was genuinely nice.
Mamoun
Awesome teacher! Pablo was extremely helpful and informative. His teaching style is great for all levels and helped me when I was feeling stuck at a certain skill level.

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Darren S.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $80
  • Speaks Cantonese (Chinese) 粵語, Mandarin (Chinese) 普通话/國語, Thai ภาษาไทย, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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 ...

About Darren

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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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."
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!
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Samuel S.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded North American Scholarship Tour from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2015
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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. Along with studying bass at Berklee College of Music, I can really teach a student everything he or she needs to know about being a professional bassist in the music industry.

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.

André C.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $59
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master in Jazz Performance - Double Bass from Manhattan School of Music
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André C.

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I'm a motivated and good listener teacher who loves to see his students accomplish their objectives. I have a Masters degree in Jazz from the Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor in Classical Double Bass from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria. I'm a active musician, both as a leader of my projects as well as sideman. I have played all around Europe, Egypt as well as much around in the New York area. I have also released two albums under my name, composing all the music in both of them.

I have been teaching for 5 years. Right after finishing my Bachelor degree, I started teaching in two major schools where I taught double bass, piano, music theory and conducted the school's orchestra. Since I moved to New York, I taught through the Manhattan School of Music Outreach Department, teaching young students about Jazz and Improvisation. I have also taught privately in my home studio.

About André

I'm a motivated and good listener teacher who loves to see his students accomplish their objectives. I have a Masters degree in Jazz from the Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor in Classical Double Bass from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria. I'm a active musician, bo

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Nick
Andre is the most amazing instructor! He is very helpful and incredibly knowledgeable. I was a complete beginner and he was happy to walk up and down complex ideas so I could understand them well.

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Average Cost of Upright Bass Lessons in Laurel, MD

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in Laurel is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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"Daniel is an accomplished Bassist, with the patience of a saint. He is Very knowledgeable about the history, and all aspects of the instrument, as well as teaching and explaining the playing technique and music theory. He is excellent with the bow on the upright bass as well!"
Allan
Took Upright Bass lessons from Daniel B.
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"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."
Tom
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"Darren has been a great instructor to my son Terrill. He's learning a lot and getting much better thanks to Darren. I wasn't sure how online sessions would work but they are going great. I'm glad I chose Darren."
Ms. Turner
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"My Instructor was very clear and specific so that what he was teaching made sense to me, both in concept and actual playing the double bass. I would give him 10 stars if I could."
Sharon
Took Upright Bass lessons from Steven F.
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"Peter has not only honed my daughter's previous skills, but introduced techniques and music theory that was completely new to her. Peter has sought out music that will challenge and interest my daughter specifically. We've been very pleased."
Kim
Took Upright Bass lessons from Peter B.
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"Peter provides me with challenging material to practice that fits both my ability and my interest. Often the music he provides is material that he hand writes. He has a knack for pushing past where I'm comfortable without overwhelming me. I would recommend him to anyone."
Glenn
Took Upright Bass lessons from Peter B.
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"My son does hybrid in person and online lessons with Darren. Darren is very enthusiastic, encouraging and articulate. After every lesson, my son is energized. For the first time, he advanced to state level after intensive lessons with Darren. Darren also teaches HOW to practice and clearly points out what he needs to do so my son can focus his practice. Highly recommend him."
Polly
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"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!"
Claire
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"My son's first experience with a stand up bass was terrific! There was as much smiling as learning. Thanks Jesse!"
Max
Took Upright Bass lessons from Jesse M.
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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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