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David L.

34 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David L.

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I specialize in playing the upright bass, and I have a great time teaching it. I enjoy giving the student perspective on the instrument, explaining the entire double bass and the intricate methods I've used to master it, from Simandl to Rabbath.

I studied upright bass at two Midwest Universities, Northern Kentucky University and University of Cincinnati CCM. I have been playing the bass professionally in ensembles for years. I have experience playing jazz, blues, bluegrass, rock, folk, musical theatre and classical music.

About David

My name is David and I'm a professional musician who just moved to North Austin. I came from Cincinnati, where I went to the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, taught dozens of students at all levels and played regular gigs every weekend. I have been teaching for over fifteen y

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David T.
David , arrived on time at my home for my first piano lesson in 25 years.
He was friendly and knowledgeable and soon found some things for me to work on, but he was patient with this 53
Year old guy.
I feel confident that my piano skills will improve greatly with David’s tuition.
I eagerly look forward to my next lesson.
Tam T.
David is the best and the sweetest piano teacher we have ever have. He is so patient, kind, caring and creative in his teaching method.

My 5 year old has a little autism symptom so she's very easy to get distracted. Yet we have great fun time in every class with him. His class worth 20 min driving there and 20 min driving back, using toll road!
Lori
David has been so amazing with out 9 year old daughter. We have gone to him for over 2 years and she has come so far with her skills! He has so much patience. He's so kind and wonderful with kids. We were recommended by a friend and now we recommend him! He's high in demand for sure! We are sad we can't use him anymore due to scheduling issues. His prices are better than others too!

Dan K.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Bachelor of Music - Jazz Studies from DePaul University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dan K.

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Very comfortable with nearly all styles. Classical, jazz, bluegrass, pop, country, blues, etc.

About Dan

Dan K. is a professional freelance upright and electric bassist and teacher. He hails from West Des Moines, Iowa, where in high school he performed with the Iowa All-State Orchestra and All-State Jazz Band. He arrived in Chicago in 2009 to attend DePaul University, where he studied with renowned Ch

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Cedric R.
Great first lesson. We dived right in, which is exactly how I wanted it...
Atticus D.
Dan is an excellent instructor! Patient and committed to providing great lessons - he takes the time to make sure each lesson is helpful and adjusts content and techniques based on progress to date. Highly recommended!

Dan E.

Teaches Online
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Dan E.

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I teach both electric and upright bass. My focus is on a healthy and sustainable technique, ensuring fluidity in your playing with minimal strain on your body. Whether you're playing folk, blues, country, or swing, I can help you sound better, play longer, more imaginatively, and more comfortably, and have more fun.

I've been playing folk, country, and rock guitar since 1995, and played upright bass, banjo, and rhythm guitar in gigging old-time bands for ten years. I currently play bass and sing in a cover band, and release original music and collaborations on major streaming platforms.

About Dan

I've been playing music since I was five years old (so, over 35 years now), beginning my 'stage career' as a saxophonist in school bands, then playing guitars, keyboards, accordions, mandolins, banjo, and bass in a variety of live acts throughout my adult life. I've made (as of January 2020) 16

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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
  • Bachelor of Music / Double Bass Performance from The Hartt School @ University of Hartford
  • Teaching since 2016
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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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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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Oliver H.

20 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Bachelors in Upright Bass and Vocal Performance from Knox College
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Oliver H.

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My students can expect a loving, supportive, and encouraging atmosphere to learn a difficult instrument. We will go through the basics of hand shapes, learn how to navigate the neck with scales, and tunes that make the upright bass approachable.

About Oliver

I specialize in upright bass, jazz bass, funk bass, bass technique, and rhythm. I will inspire a positive attitude and good practice habits that will help any student succeed. I’ve extensively studied jazz, latin jazz, funk, rock music, hip hop, bluegrass, folk, and composition. I can also teac

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Patricia D.
This was my first lesson with Oliver. He was very patient, positive, and willing to answer questions. We used a scale exercise to help me gain familiarity with note names and moving my fingers around the fretboard, and then learned a simple bass line for a popular rock song.
Dawn
My son really is enjoying his lessons with Oliver. He is very patient and easy to work with. My son has been practicing every day cause he is wants to show Oliver he’s excited and serious about learning.
Robert S.
Oliver is an amazingly talented teacher / musician with great patience and to top it off a super gentlemen.

Eli B.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Awarded DePaul Symphony Orchestra from DePaul University
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Eli B.

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Upright bass can be one of the most versatile instruments. Players of the instrument find themselves in settings ranging from symphony orchestras to bluegrass bands and everything in between. With the modern music world become more receptive to acoustic instruments, as well as amplification technology evolving, upright bassist can also become members of rock bands or hip-hop groups. In lessons, I teach the student how to navigate the instrument in a way that allows them to pursue whatever genre they want. I focus on skills that are universal to music, as well as specific skills for different styles of playing. As a double bassist, I have played in jazz combos, big bands, orchestras, chamber groups, and bluegrass/ old-time groups. I'm excited to share my love and knowledge of this instrument with other players!

About Eli

One of the great things about being a bassist is that you can play with a lot of different groups. From jazz combos and rock bands, to bluegrass bands and string quintets, the bass can be an integral part of each. For me, learning and playing many different types of music has added to the joy of be

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Jonathan F.
Super cool guy. A lesson with Eli is the perfect blend of his knowledge, expertise, patience, and overall chill. 5 stars all the way.
Justin
Eli is professional, courteous, & patient. All qualities that make him a good instructor. We are very satisfied & glad our son enjoys his lessons.
Zack Botkin
If you are looking for an excellent bass teacher, look no further. You would be wasting your time. I've had a number of music instructors over the years, and I can easily say that Eli ranks at or near the top of that list.

Eli knew exactly where to start with me... he truly has an amazing ability to gauge where the student's level of knowledge is, and tailor the lesson exactly to that. Within a few lessons, I had improved my form tremendously. We covered everything that I wanted to learn, and wasted no time on things that I already knew.

What's more, a few of the instructors I have had in the past came off as a bit elitist and snobby. Eli is one of the most genuine guys around. He'll guide the lesson at your own pace, always willing to pause and show you something a second, third, or fourth time... At no point do you ever feel like you are going to ask a dumb question. This is a crucial trait of a good instructor, and Eli definitely has that going for him.

He is also quite accommodating. We typically do Skype lessons, but one there was one time that his room mate had made a slight miscalculation in the internet bill, which resulted in no internet that day. Rather than let that stop him, he actually brought his bass and amplifier on the bus, and came to my apartment to give me the lesson in person. He will make sure you get your lesson, one way or another.

My only regret is that I don't have a 6th star to give the guy! I definitely recommend him to anyone looking to learn how to play the bass guitar.

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Average Cost of Upright Bass Lessons in Monmouth Junction, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in Monmouth Junction 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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"I've known Eli for a long time. We have had many discussions exchanging teaching techniques and philosophies. It has always been apparent to me that he puts a lot of thought into each of his students to find what will best allow them to succeed. I have even received a short lesson from him. He was very patient and clear. Highly recommend!"
Owen
Took Upright Bass lessons from Eli B.
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"Eli is awesome! Taking lessons with him has allowed me to explore all my different musical interests in depth, and has opened my eyes to the subtle and beautiful nuances that playing classical music requires. He's helped me make music with this instrument that I didn't even know I was capable of making. He's a great teacher, and and an insanely talented bassist."
Kirby
Took Upright Bass lessons from Eli B.
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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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"My 11 year old has attended an after school music program in our district for a few years playing the double bass. When Covid hit, she was no longer able to continue learning at the same level. Around the same time her music teacher recommended her to audition for a selective music program at Berklee College of Music. That's when I reached out to Darren via his website to see if he could work with our daughter for an 8 week period to prepare for the online audition. I have to admit, I wasn't sure how an online music session would work and what to expect. Needless to say, my husband and I were quite pleased and happy with the our daughter's progress.

Darren worked with her every week for about 45 minutes on a particular jazz song. He introduced great techniques that enabled her to learn quickly and become more skillful. Those 8 weeks were very productive as she learned the entire song. Our daughter created 3 videos and Darren helped us choose which one he thought was the best for the audition. After several months, we received the news that our daughter had been accepted into the Berklee music program. Darren is a very positive and encouraging teacher. He is a very knowledgeable and dedicated music instructor and we are grateful to him for helping our daughter succeed. We will definitely continue to have Darren mentor our daughter weekly."
Kim
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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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."
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Took Upright Bass lessons from Geoff B.
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"Alex is the best music teacher ever!!!

Alex is an excellent teacher. He is great with kids and their parents. He is very patient and makes learning the bass fun. Alex provides feedback to the students and their parents which is helpful in the learning process. Our experience with Alex has been wonderful and we would recommend him to others."
Rayann
Took Upright Bass lessons from Alexander A.
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"Darren is enthusiastic and always looking for ways to "get through" to a student. He has a contagious passion."
Emily
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"Maggie is a very knowledgeable and passionate instructor. She knew exactly what I needed to do in order to improve my tone, technique, and musicianship. Her focus on fundamentals allowed me to play my favorite pieces with ease and elegance."
Grant
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"Oliver is an amazingly talented teacher / musician with great patience and to top it off a super gentlemen."
Robert
Took Upright Bass lessons from Oliver H.
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"Highly recommendable.

Alex can explain complicated things in a way that makes it accessible."
Nancy
Took Upright Bass lessons from Alexander A.
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