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Nathan R.

24 Reviews
Hanover, MD
Starting at $35
  • Masters Degree from Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Awarded Peabody Merit-based Scholarship from Peabody Institute
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Nathan R.

24 Reviews
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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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Joshua V.
Very pleasant teacher. First lesson went well. Thank you
Twila
Nathan is kind and encouraging. My son is enjoying the lessons and making progress towards playing tapas and reveille. He sounds good!! Online classes are convenient to add into a busy schedule.
Jonas L.
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.
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Jessica P.

19 Reviews
Chevy Chase, MD
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Doctor of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University
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Jessica P.

19 Reviews
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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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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!
TeriE
I really enjoy taking piano lessons with Jessica. It had been 40 years since I took lessons (as a teenager). Jessica's manner as well as her knowledge and love of music is just what I was hoping to find in a teacher. Her ability to explain musical concepts and her thoughtful approach to teaching has far surpassed my expectations. She gives great constructive feedback and ensures that you understand what she is saying. She is very positive and patient. I thoroughly enjoy my lessons with her and recommend her strongly.

Daniel B.

16 Reviews
Chantilly, VA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Awarded Barry McDonald Scholarship from University of Tennessee
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Daniel B.

16 Reviews
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With or without a bow, upright bass students that study with me can learn a variety of styles (classical, jazz, bluegrass, etc.). Lessons include focus on intonation, dexterity, and rhythmic independence with special attention to having a comfortable approach to the instrument. Students will always have tangible representations of their work through recordings and personalized musical guides.

About Daniel

Hello! My name is Daniel and I have been playing and teaching guitar and bass (electric and upright) in all styles for over 15 years. I even have a Masters Degree and a Bachelors in music to show for it. My students have the benefit of highly customized lessons based on their interests and goals

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Eric
Taking Electric Bass Guitar lessons with Dan Brown, has been a great experience. Dan listened to my goals and tailored the lessons around my ability and musical influences. His classes are well structured, but also relaxed. Dan has incredible knowledge of the Bass and has encouraged me in all styles of play including slap Bass. I have no hesitation in recommending Dan to anyone interested in learning Bass.
Rohan
Good experience definitely would recommend! Encouraging teacher who is committed to helping you learn what you want to learn.
Warren G.
Daniel covered all the basics of playing the double bass very clearly and extended the lesson a little to allow me to work on a couple of songs,

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Paul S.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Paul S.

9 Reviews
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I have been teaching bass and composition for the last 10 in many different styles of music such as: rock, jazz, funk and folk/americana. I am here to help you achieve your goals as a musician! We'll start with what you are currently interested in and expand outwards from there. Feel free to message me and we'll take it from there!

About Paul

I am a composer, professional musician and music educator. I have recorded and performed with many different artists, but am best known for my work with the Central Coast band Still Time. Starting in 2004, Still Time steadily expanded from a local college band to a national touring act and we succe

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Nadia S.
Paul has been an incredible teacher. He is helping me learn the guitar and I’m a lot further ahead then I thought Id be. He is also helping me with my song writing and composing. I highly recommend him.
Jeffrey
absolutely brilliant bass player. he's great at breaking things down in a way that you'll understand and he's extremely supportive.
Robyn
Inspirational! I love working with Paul. He is patient, fun, and incredibly talented and versatile.

I have improved so much working with him-- and he's also a really great person and all around cool guy.

John L.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, spanish, french
  • Awarded Most Valuable Soloist from Berkely Jazz Fest 1995
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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John L.

16 Reviews
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College Performance Degree in Bass
Diploma from Grove School of Music in Bass
20 years professional experience of Bass Playing

About John

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to inquire about studying music with me. Music and studying music has always been a passionate experience for me. I have been so blessed with the teachers and fellow musicians in my life. You should realize that your study of music may start with me

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Emily C.
The first lesson was great. John is a great communicator .
Jeremiah
John is good teacher, I completely satisfied.
Aidan
Very comfortable atmosphere. John asked my son what his goals were and tgen taylored instruction to help him meet those goals..We were very pleased! We highly recommend him.

Michael C.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Arts in Music Education from Philadelphia University of the Arts
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Michael C.

21 Reviews
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Using your favorite bass lines, we will explore music theory on the bass. Learn to create your own bass part for songs. Be able to demonstrate proper technique and tonal production on the instrument. Learn musical vocabulary and alternate techniques necessary to perform songs on the bass.

About Michael

Michael C. was eleven years old when he began to play the electric bass guitar. He decided to get an electric bass because it was the one instrument needed to start a band among his friends. In addition to playing the electric bass, Michael enjoyed time practicing on the guitar and piano in high sc

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Shane
Excellent, goes above and beyond. Provides you with extra materials to help prepare you for next and future lessons.
Karl
I am very new to the instrument. Michael is patient and teaches me a lot of new knowledge to learn and practice.
Françoise C.
First day was great!!!

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Average Cost of Upright Bass Lessons in Takoma Park, MD

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in Takoma Park is $68. 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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"Oliver was patient with my slow internet connection and willing to try different things to make it work. He gave me great tips to help me develop better technique, and was very encouraging. I really appreciated his perspective and skill and am so excited to be progressing with my playing!"
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Took Upright Bass lessons from Oliver H.
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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!"
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Took Upright Bass lessons from Dee F.
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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!"
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Took Upright Bass lessons from Jesse M.
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"Chris is really knowledgeable and a great teacher. I’m excited to get to work with him on an instrument I’ve always wanted to play."
Andy
Took Upright Bass lessons from Chris B.
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"Alex was great! We had problems with the website audio but were able to continue via phone."
Jake
Took Upright Bass lessons from Alexander A.
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"Kyle has given me contra bass, aka upright bass,weekly lessons from August 2015 through May 2016. I have never played a string instrument prior to this, although I do play piano and have played the flute, bagpipes, and piccolo over the years. I did not need education in reading music.

Kyle was able to take me from sounding like a lower octave version of Jack Benny (a mid-20th century comedian famous for his howlingly horrid violin playing) to a level where I know how to hold the instrument and the bow, the fingerings, bowing technique, and how to get a very respectable sound from the instrument.

He also installed the strings when I received the new instrument, found a manufacturing flaw in the bridge height that the manufacturer subsequently paid to repair, and diagnosed a resonance issue with the instrument that was corrected with a balance weight on the string below the bridge."
Laura
Took Upright Bass lessons from Kyle C.
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"Steve is a very talented teacher and bassist with great teaching capacity."
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Took Upright Bass lessons from Steven F.
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"Geoff is a true professional with great attention to important details and techniques. he is a teachers, teacher with vast experience and expertise. A perfectionist that gets people to bring out their best. he has helped my son with all levels of NYSMA."
Abe
Took Upright Bass lessons from Geoff B.
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"I'm a professional trombone and wanted to take lessons from Brian to learn the bass. He was very professional, thorough and a fantastic instructor definitely recommended. I'm a professional trombonist and wanted to take bass lessons from Brian. He was very professional and a fantastic instructor definitely recommend"
Robert
Took Upright Bass lessons from Brian V.
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"Paul is a very knowledgeable, experienced bass player (upright & electric)and composer who is able to transfer those skill to his students."
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Took Upright Bass lessons from Paul S.
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