Have taught private bass students for over 30 years.
I have extensive experience working both with gifted and special needs students (those with ADHD and autism).
I take pride helping students of all ages achieve their music goals, whether it be to shred solos in front of a packed house or play intimate songs for close friends. When teaching young people (ages 7 to 18) I do everything I can to get them passionate about their instrument. There is no greater motivator than fascination. I get kids playing real songs within a few lessons. If a student can play along to their favorite Green Day song within a few weeks, they feel like they can do anything. I skip past the "Mary Had a Little Lamb" phase that puts off so many future rock stars and go straight to the real deal: strumming, solos, and songs. When I teach adults, I identify your goals and create detailed lesson plans to achieve those goals step by step. I strive to be clear, patient, and ...
I have studied the upright bass since elementary school and in private lessons. I was the bass section leader of the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS) Philharmonic Orchestra, and have performed many times at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis. I have also played jazz, bluegrass, and other types of music on the upright bass.
I have experience working with elementary and middle school aged children in private lessons and larger orchestra settings as a bass section focus group leader, and would be willing to do group lessons for schools and youth orchestras as well.
I am from Minneapolis, am currently a student at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, with strong interests in the arts, music, nature, and science!
Bass Lessons Dave performs and teaches both double bass and electric. He is equally at home with both classical and jazz styles. Dave has both Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Double Bass Performance from the Juilliard School. Dave is currently a freelance bassist in the Twin Cities and teaches bass players of all ages/levels. He is a frequent coach for the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony bass sections and was the bass instructor at the 2013 and 2014 Lutheran Summer Music Academy & Festival. Dave has experience teaching all levels of bass and currently teaches at several Twin Cities locations. Dave performed full time for about 20 years with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans. He has also performed with orchestras such as Exultate ...
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