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David S.

14 Reviews
Rutherford, NJ
Starting at $30
  • BM -- Jazz Performance from The Ohio State University
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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 -- notice i say theory, not rules. learning music theory is not about learning rigid rules that will stifle your creativity. when you learn theory, you learn to identify patterns and give them names so you can remember and reuse them. the more you know your theory, the more ways you know to express your ideas
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. and really, why would you not want to be the best you can be?

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 have been playing music almost my entire life. I first started on trombone in 4th grade then switched to guitar in 6th. I picked up the electric bass in my later teenage years and learned the upright bass (both jazz and classical) in college. My students get the benefit of my education, as well

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Sean I.
David is very thorough and professional. He insists on building a strong technical foundation--getting the fundamentals right before moving you forward.
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Greyson
5 lessons in and David has gotten me to break through some of my bad techniques and has also given me completely different ways to think about my instrument. We're just getting started and I couldn't be more excited to see where this journey is going to take my skills.
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Ben R.

11 Reviews
Jersey City, NJ
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors's Degree from Hanover College
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Ben R.

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I have been playing the bass guitar as my primary instrument since 2000. I have performed, recorded and written with a number of successful bands in the past. I am happy to take students at any skill level, and for any style. I believe strongly in integrating music theory and ultimately moving students toward musical self-suffiency, rather than focusing exclusively on learning particular pieces.

About Ben

Hi, I'm a lifelong musician and educator with 20+ years of experience writing, recording, performing and improvising across multiple instruments and genres. After years of teaching music on the side, I left my day job as a college history professor in 2018 to devote myself full time to building a co

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Andrew
A great present for my wife to learn the ukelele. She annoyingly (jk) brings it out at all gatherings now. Thanks Ben!
Christina
Peng D.
I'm a new learner in guitar, I barely read notes. Ben is very patient on me. The learning process is dense but smooth. Ben let me feel I can achieve my goal in near future. Thanks!
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Marcelo M.

13 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Performance/Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2010
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Marcelo M.

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My classes are very flexible when it comes to what the student wants. I can go from just teaching very basic bass playing to advanced harmonic concepts and jazz improvisation. On the first class, I give the student the choice of controlling our lessons materials about what they want to learn. Or the student can choose to let me control our classes, in which I will bring my own materials and ideas in which we should work and will go through the whole academic process of learning music.

About Marcelo

Established New York musician. Berklee College of Music Graduate. Have been teaching for many years and know that each student has their own mindset and we need to work around each person`s goals and interests. I teach mainly pop, rock, blues, jazz, classical, funk, RnB. All ages and levels are welc

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Anthony B.
My son just had his first lesson with Marcelo. It went really well. Looking forward to the next lessons.
Zion B.
Wonderful!
Rafael
Marcelo is great. He is very patient and flexible.
Recommended.
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Vladislav B.

11 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Polish, Russian, English, Lithuanian
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Bachelor degree. Jazz and Pop Rock Department. from J.Tallat-Kelpsa Conservatory
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Vladislav B.

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A life-long learner myself I understand the need and satisfaction of continuous progress! Helping my students to learn and advance is one of the biggest rewards of lessons. Tutoring includes: Technique, music theory, reading, ear training, and more. All lessons are geared to the type of music you like to play, but what you'll learn can apply to all styles of music.
I'll set-up (adjust your instrument so that it plays as easily as possible) I’ll also teach you basic set-up and maintenance so you can keep your bass in top condition.

Contact me to discuss your interests, specific needs and to schedule lessons!
The lessons could be given at my home or yours, and any school/college rehearsal room or venue location in New York.
Serving Manhattan, Brooklyn

About Vladislav

Since 1986, Vladislav B. has regularly performed as a collaborator at leading Jazz festivals from Europe to Scandinavia to Asia. His ability to adapt to many different styles (jazz, avant-garde, rock, pop, folk, world music, fusion, soul, country, r&b, funk and blues) has allowed him to perform i

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Bob Franceschini
My name is Bob Franceschini. I am a well known and well respected touring musician and educator. I fully recommend Vlad as a teacher and musician. He is well studied and enthusiastic. We have been playing together and he is always well prepared and commited to excellence.
Chuck
Vlad is an excellent musician and a great teacher.His explanation of material is very precise. Hi makes it easy to understand.
Jack H.
I have learned so much from Vlad. He taught me how to improve my technique and read bass charts and is a very patient teacher.
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Noah D.

39 Reviews
Carteret, NJ
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English (North American), Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors in Performance and Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music
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Noah D.

39 Reviews
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Whether you're a beginner, an intermediate or advanced, my bass guitar lessons cater to all!

All ages are welcome! We will definitely learn songs, but in order to truly become an amazing musician you must also focus on building strong technique. Taking lessons with me will ensure that you’ll be able to learn songs and parts by ear. No more tabs! Here’s what we’ll focus on:
- building technique
- transcribing songs and solos
- learning theory
- ear training
- learning to read

Feel free to message me at any time if you have any questions!

About Noah

*IMPORTANT: I am now offering in-person lessons again! However, you must provide proof of full Covid-19 vaccination before our first lesson together. If you do not send me a picture via text or email of your vaccination card, I will cancel the lessons and will not teach you. Thank you for your un

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Olivia
Great first lesson! he was fun and made me feel comfortable. He let me tell him what I liked about playing piano and what music I like.
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Pat S.

Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $69
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
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Pat S.

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Hello! I'm a passionate upright and electric bassist with a professional career that has seen me play more than 30 concerts at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, perform in more than 20 countries worldwide, play more than 100 performances of Les Miserables on Broadway, and record on more than 40 records. With my band Latinx LADAMA, I have given performances and talks at the 2018 TED Conference, TEDX Charlottesville, TED en Español, NPR's Tiny Desk Concert Series, and festivals and venues on three continents. As an orchestral bassist I have played both in the section and principal with the American Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, and many others throughout New York City. On Broadway I have subbed on numerous shows playing both electric and double bass. This is the breadth of experience and excitement that I bring to my students. I'm comfortable teaching in almost any style from a beginner to an advanced level on both double and electric bass.

About Pat

Hello! I'm a passionate upright and electric bassist with a professional career that has seen me play more than 30 concerts at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, perform in more than 20 countries worldwide, play more than 100 performances of Les Miserables on Broadway, and record on more than 40 reco

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"Aaron has a lot of experience and is willing and excited to share it with his students."
Diego
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Aaron B.
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"I was nervous about a new instructor because I am learning bass as an adult, but Matthew totally made me feel comfortable right from the start. He's flexible and able to tailor lessons to my interest and to work on the things I would like to learn. I would definitely recommend Matthew as a teacher!"
Melissa
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Matthew H.
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"John has been very patient and caring. I have learned so much from such a talented guy. Thank again John"
Daniel
Took Bass Guitar lessons from John B.
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"Mirco is such an incredible teacher. My 15 year old son's confidence, and not just in playing the bass, has increased so much since starting lessons with Mirco a few months ago. His skills improve weekly, he looks forward to practicing playing everyday and he can't wait for his lessons. Mirco chooses awesome songs for them to play and assigns appropriate exercises. The lessons are a pure joy to listen to. I highly recommend Mirco as a teacher!"
Sarah
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Mirco M.
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"John is very patient and knowledgeable"
Daniel
Took Bass Guitar lessons from John B.
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"Our first lesson was very good, Akos showed me several important techniques to help make me a better bass player. He has a great combination of positive attitude, patience and professionalism — I’m looking forward to taking more lessons!"
Joseph
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Akos F.
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"Wonderful instructor

I chose John because of his extensive experience as a professional musician and recommend him highly if you are looking for a great instructor. If his patience with this 44 year old starting musician is any indication, I'm certain he's good with anyone at any age!"
Cliff
Took Bass Guitar lessons from John N.
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"Dustin Newbold began teaching my son guitar lessons when my son was 10 years old and continued for the past 6 years. He taught him to play the electric guitar, the acoustic and then the bass guitar. Dustin taught him tabs, chords and reading music. He became affluent in each of them.

My daughter began taking violin lessons with Dustin and then took trumpet lessons. She progressed so much in such a short amount of time.

Dustin has a tremendous love for music and is such a talented musician. His love for music is apparent and quickly spread to both of my children. He chooses music that they like to play and that keeps their interest and causes them to practice without prompting. I have always been amazed at how quickly they advanced with their talent and knowledge and how much they enjoyed going to their lessons. My only regret is that he moved away from our area. I would highly recommend Dustin Newbold to anyone of any age seeking to begin learning a musical instrument or advancing in their own personal knowledge."
Angie
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Dustin N.
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"John is very friendly. The first lesson with him, he makes me feel so comfortable, and most importantly, confident that I can achieve my goal. Thanks John."
Trung
Took Bass Guitar lessons from John B.
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"My son said, "he lets me be me and I'm totally excited to take leasons""
Dash
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Collin D.
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