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David S.

8 Reviews
Rutherford, NJ
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2015
  • BM -- Jazz Performance from The Ohio State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David S.

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My goal as a teacher is to give you the facility to express yourself through music. The key parts to developing this facility are:

1. theory -- if you know your theory, you know the best way to express your idea without having to think about it
2. technique -- the last thing you want is for your technique to hinder your ability to express your idea. Having good technique lets your ideas flow naturally

When you take lessons with me, you get out of it what you put in. Your job as student is to be honest with what you expect to achieve and my job as teacher is to give you the tools to achieve it

About David

I am a bass player first, not a guitarist who also teaches bass. Students will learn technique, theory and groove from a teacher who understands that as bass players, we are in a unique position. Since bass is both a harmony and rhythm instrument we have the opportunity to develop into leaders in

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Lucas
David was very patient and thorough with the introductory lesson. He corrected some basic habits my son had and had him sounding better in 10 minutes.

He also had practical recommendations for daily practice.

I highly recommend David.
Chris H.
David went over basic music theory and rhythm with me, and corrected some technique issues. He explained things clearly and when we put some of it into practice in the final minutes I saw instant results. Absolutely excited to do my homework and for my next lesson.
Robert F.
As a beginning, self-taught bass player of four months, I wanted to find a teacher who could analyze and critique my playing. I scheduled five lessons with David over a time period of three months. David was instrumental in analyzing and critiquing bad techniques and habits I acquired. He very thoroughly emphasized proper fretting technique and finger positioning; exercises were given that helped me obtain full tonal quality and efficient fretboard navigation skills. We also reviewed basic theory, scale modes, rhythmic weight, pentatonics and arpeggios; seminal knowledge for the beginner.

A technical type player, David has excellent playing skills as well as a comprehensive knowledge of theory and its practical application. He is a good listener and showed a genuine interest in helping me achieve my goals. I definitely can see an improvement in my playing skills....playing more confidently and efficiently.

Highly recommended.......

Pablo K.

2 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $30
  • BFA- Music from CCNY
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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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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Geoff B.

7 Reviews
Garden City, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, some Spanish
  • Awarded 4 Year Full Scholarship, Outstanding Musician Award from Manhattan School of Music, De Anza Community College
  • Teaching since 1978
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Geoff B.

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My name is Geoff and I play Double Bass).(also called.Upright Bass).I played in a Full Time Symphony Orchestra for 20yrs.I teach Solo work,NYSSMA pieces(expert),ALL Symphony Repertoire,Your School Music,Technical Studies,Scales and Sight Reading.I' m patient with students and changing lesson times if need be.Students do great at NYSSMA,All County and Long Island Strings,and all School Ensembles.Let's Go!

About Geoff

Hi, my name is Geoff and I play Double Bass, Bass Guitar, Cello and Piano. I played full time in a Symphony orchestra for 20 yrs., began playing Piano in 1963, Bass Guitar 1970, Double Bass 1977 and Cello 1982. I prescribe lessons complete with Solo, Ensemble, and Technical Playing and Reading Skil

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terri
Patient and Kind. Explains theory well!
Daria S.
My daughter had few lessons with Geoff, so far it seems like her skills has improved.
Kelly
Geoff is a very well rounded teacher with much experience in all areas of his feild. He is great at explaining exactly what he means, and exactly what you as a player must do to create the sound he is looking for. He is not only a phenominal musician, but also an outstanding teacher, who pushes his stufents to do better.

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Jessica L.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • MM in Music Education from University of the Pacific
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Jessica L.

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I have studied with educators Gerry Pineda and Tom Derthick in the Sacramento area. Through my studies, I have been exposed to a broad range of musical styles which include jazz, classical, funk, Latin, and pop. I believe that my unique approach to teaching emphasizes the importance of technique and fundamentals, which will give the student skills to achieve their highest musical aspirations.

About Jessica

I have been playing string instruments since I was 3 years old. I studied the violin with a heavy emphasis on the Suzuki method from age 3-16. From the age of 12- present I have studied both electric and upright bass. Additionally, throughout my studies in college and my masters, I have become w

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Bart
Jessica is a great instructor who we would highly recommend to anyone! 🏆
Our daughter (7yrs old) has studied violin with her in person (and now online) weekly for the past 3.5 years and enjoys their time together. Jessica has good communication and is caring and patient yet firm and steady in her teaching.

Jessica is a talented and accomplished musician who goes the extra mile for her students. Again, highly recommended! If you are looking to get your child on the right path as a musician with an effective player and teacher, look no further, Jessica will take great care of you!
Dan
Iv'e had several bass teachers over the years...non compares to the knowledge and application of music theory and its application to playing bass as Jessica.. She's taught me more than just how to play song on bass but also the application of the theory in a song
Alexandra
Jessica is a skilled and dedicated teacher with years of experience performing and teaching as a bassist and violinist. She is a good communicator and works well with student of all ages.
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Preston M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Preston M.

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Upright Bass lessons with me are unique because I cater to my student's abilities as long as they are committed and put forth their full effort towards their lessons. I am a strong believer in learning the fundamentals, and make them as fun as possible. This includes learning basic music theory through scales, arpeggios, melodies, bass line construction, and playing with proper technique. I have over 25 years of experience playing this instrument, which includes obtaining a degree in jazz performance from Berklee College of Music in 2002. I enjoy teaching beginner and intermediate students classical bass, and can introduce them to jazz if they are interested.

About Preston

I am a professional upright bassist, who has decades of experience teaching classical, and additional experience playing jazz. I graduated with a degree in jazz performance from Berklee College of Music and am enthusiastic to share my skills on this instrument.

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Mark L.

67 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks I only speak English. My Spanish is very limited.
  • Awarded Who's Who in American Teachers, Jazz Festival Award from National Academic Affairs, CCC
  • Bac. MusEd 1990 from Cleveland State University
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Mark L.

67 Reviews
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You will learn posture using French or German bow. You will be guided by me through method books and use supplemental materials I create for you to advance. You will learn some jazz styles and how the bass works in a rhythm section. You will learn about chord progressions in songs. I've been teaching upright for 5 years. You will learn to make the bass sing as a solo instrument. Most of my students have gone on to play in jazz combos and trios. I want to be your next instructor.

About Mark

AS OF APRIL 21, 2020 I AM ONLY TEACHING ONLINE. I DO NOT CURRENTLY HAVE STUDENTS VISITING MY STUDIO BECAUSE OF THE CORONA OUTBREAK. I teach according to your individual needs. I only teach in my own studio. I do not travel anymore. I also have time to teach lessons every other week. You may inquir

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Aaron B.
Mark is awesome. He has a uniquely designed and patented method to reach reading music quickly. My daughter learned to read all the violin notes with rapidity in two months. Today he had her play a new piece she never saw before by reading the music. The smile on her face when she realized what she had accomplished was priceless.
Krishna
Very Knowledgeable and student friendly. My brother really enojyed his first class. Thank you!
Todd
I love this guy! He's patient, supportive, encouraging and always has a cheerful demeanor. His positive attitude keeps me motivated to continue learning. "Drops fill buckets".

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Average Cost of Upright Bass Lessons in Jersey City, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in Jersey City is $75. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $134 per hour.
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$55 average
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"Matthew is very dedicated to his craft and an excellent instructor."
Syd
Took Upright Bass lessons from Matthew F.
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"David gave my son music lessons on upright bass and electric bass in the musical genres of classical and jazz, from 5th grade through high school. David is extremely a talented and knowledgeable musician as well as being a very professional and competent teacher. David interacted effectively with my son, through the ups and downs of middle school and high school. David stuck with him and always supported him. My son's success in his high school music program was very much due to David. My son has continued on to Shenandoah Conservatory, studying Jazz performance on the upright bass. David is a working musician as well and was influential in introducing my son to the realities of music as a profession. David and my son continue to keep in touch and jam when their schedules allow. I highly recommend David Lester as a music teacher for all levels on upright and electric bass in multiple styles and genres (classical, jazz, rock, funk)."
Joan
Took Upright Bass lessons from David L.
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"I cannot believe how much I've learned in just 3 lessons with Hannah! She is an excellent teacher, patient, encouraging, and clear. She quickly assessed what I was looking for in upright bass lessons and the lessons are exactly what I was hoping for, and more. I'm so glad to have found Hannah."
Cara
Took Upright Bass lessons from Hannah F.
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"This guy is terrific - much more patient than I could be. Every time I start to hide in a comfort zone he finds a way to push me out of it and make me improve."
Skip
Took Upright Bass lessons from Cory P.
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"Great beginning. Look forward to many more classes."
Indrajit
Took Upright Bass lessons from Benjamin Y.
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"He has a lot of knowledge, and have passion for music. He is very nice and fun to talk. He speaks Japanese pretty well."
Lauren
Took Upright Bass lessons from Shawn G.
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"Alex is an excellent instructor. Very engaging with his students. His passion to make sure the student learn and get the most out of his lessons is outstanding."
Kanesha
Took Upright Bass lessons from Alexander A.
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"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."
Jonas
Took Upright Bass lessons from Nathan R.
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"I definitely have the right guy for a teacher,, i'm on my way to learning how to play,,,"
Travis
Took Upright Bass lessons from Oliver H.
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"Original Gift Idea

I purchased 5 lessons from Michael as a Christmas gift for my wife. It was a fantastic idea- she loves her lessons! Michael is a very skilled teacher and I have already noticed improvements in my wife's playing.

I highly recommend Michael for anyone looking for a music teacher."
Mandy
Took Upright Bass lessons from Michael C.
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