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Andrea V.

14 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $100
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1997
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Andrea V.

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Being an active and experienced musician gives me the necessary knowledge to know what is needed on order to become a better musician. Also having over 20 years of teaching experience allows me to tailor my knowledge to the need of every particular student. I really enjoy to transfer my knowledge and solve the unique musical problem that every student encounter during their musical path.

About Andrea

Bassist and composer Andrea performs extensively within the improvised music scene, across a broad spectrum of genres. His instrumental tone, sensitivity and imagination, and melodic approach to a supposedly clumsy instrument brought him to perform and record with many established musicians. Based

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Glen F.
The first lesson was great
Gabriela
I am truly happy to have chosen Andrea as my teacher. Not only he has an intelligent approach on how to introduce and teach the Italian language, he is also very polite, friendly and accommodating. It’s a real pleasure to learn from him!
Marta
I had my first English lesson with Andrea and it was very useful for me. I think that he pointed on my problem. He's a keen observer.

David S.

8 Reviews
Rutherford, NJ
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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.......

Chris B.

3 Reviews
Bronx, NY
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance) from New York University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
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Chris B.

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I've been playing in jazz ensembles, big bands, orchestras, country bands, etc, for more than 15 years. I will guide you to mastery on the upright bass through sound fundamental education and transcription.

About Chris

I'm a bass player, educator, composer, arranger and band leader living in Brooklyn, NY, and am active in a diverse group of projects that include polka, jazz, classical, and commercial music. I've been teaching double bass and electric bass for 20 years, and have recently added synth bass to my le

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Tyrel L.
Chris is very knowledgeable and a great teacher.I have had only 3 lessons with him and I can already see an improvement in my playing and technique. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
Alex S.
He's very knowledgeable and able to adapt to the student's needs. I highly recommend him.
Andy O.
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.

Meet Online Upright Bass Teachers Serving New York, NY

Baltazar M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 9 to 70
  • Teaching since 2012
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Baltazar M.

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Our lessons are fun! First and foremost, learning an instrument has to be fun to engage the brain and keep the student interested in progressing. I pride myself in being a unique teacher that effectively pushes students to progress at a steady pace while still having fun and loving the instrument.

About Baltazar

Hi! My name is Baltazar! I am a passionate teacher and musician who has been playing since about age 10 and teaching since about age 15. I love all styles of music and aim to re-create that love in all of my students. I firmly believe that in order to learn and excel in a subject a student must enj

André C.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $59
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded GDA Foundation Grant from GDA Foundation
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André C.

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I'm a motivated and good listener teacher who loves to see his students accomplish their objectives. I have a Masters degree in Jazz from the Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor in Classical Double Bass from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria. I'm a active musician, both as a leader of my projects as well as sideman. I have played all around Europe, Egypt as well as much around in the New York area. I have also released two albums under my name, composing all the music in both of them.

I have been teaching for 5 years. Right after finishing my Bachelor degree, I started teaching in two major schools where I taught double bass, piano, music theory and conducted the school's orchestra. Since I moved to New York, I taught through the Manhattan School of Music Outreach Department, teaching young students about Jazz and Improvisation. I have also taught privately in my home studio.

About André

I'm a motivated and good listener teacher who loves to see his students accomplish their objectives. I have a Masters degree in Jazz from the Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor in Classical Double Bass from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria. I'm a active musician, bo

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Nick
Andre is the most amazing instructor! He is very helpful and incredibly knowledgeable. I was a complete beginner and he was happy to walk up and down complex ideas so I could understand them well.
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Peter B.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Serbian, Russian
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Peter B.

28 Reviews
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The method systematically approaches bass technique from the first note - open strings through Major and minor scales arpeggios fingerings, bow exercises, up to 7th position

About Peter

I teach Classically trained, energetic, experienced and creative music teacher with a proven ability to get the very best out of pupils; experienced in identifying the appropriate resources necessary for a subject matter and ensuring that they are used efficiently and effectively. Most of my studen

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Kim
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.
Brian
Peter is an extremely patient and knowledgeable teacher; it has been a privilege studying the piano and cello with him for the past 2 months. In that brief time, I have completed 16 of the 17 pieces in the first Suzuki book for cello! I have also enjoyed the piano exercises and repertoire he has assigned, which are technical but melodious. He has a great understanding of theory and technique; he is very personable and encouraging; and he was flexible and accommodating about the times and modes (in person and online) for my lessons. I recommend him wholeheartedly to other adult beginners like me and am grateful to be under his tutelage.
Joe ..
Peter is exceptional. His instruction is simple, straightforward and progressive

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Average Cost of Upright Bass Lessons in New York, NY

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in New York is $71. 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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$42 average
45 min
$54 average
60 min
$71 average

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"Maggie is so patient, kind, helpful."
Holly
Took Upright Bass lessons from Maggie L.
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"José Carrion was my first private teacher as I began to seriously pursue bass in seventh grade. Not only did our work together allow me to reach top positions in Allstate and success in college auditions, but his giving nature and friendship allowed me musical and personal growth beyond what one could ever expect from weekly lessons. To this day, I perform in orchestras in Texas and in the solo field have even performed at Carnegie Hall thanks to starting my bass career with Mr. Carrion. I could not recommend someone higher to teach lessons on the double bass."
Andrew
Took Upright Bass lessons from José C.
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"I can’t believe how much material was covered in a 60 minute lesson! Steven was engaging and encouraging. My 16 year old son learned a lot and had a great time doing it. We are looking forward to future lessons!"
Beau
Took Upright Bass lessons from Steven F.
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"David is patient and each lesson is interesting and engaging. As an adult learner with a busy schedule, David helps me stay on track toward my goals."
Chris
Took Upright Bass lessons from David L.
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"I’ve been taking lessons with Matthew for the past six months and he is a very knowledgeable instructor and all around good guy. 10/10 would recommend."
Ryan
Took Upright Bass lessons from Matthew F.
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"Darren has been an outstanding teacher for my high school daughter preparing for her college auditions. His attention to detail has vastly improved her technique. She is playing with more confidence also. Darren is fabulous in sharing his time and talent. She has had several private lesson teachers on the past but he is definitely the best!"
Kathleen
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"Darren did a wonderful job of preparing me for my audition. He could fix all of my issues and answer all of my questions! Thank you, Darren!!"
Mary Margaret
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"David was exactly what I was looking for in an upright bass teacher. Knowledgeable, patient, friendly and very professional. He clearly understood where I want to be in a year's time. I would not hesitate to recommend David to any musician interested in studying the double bass. A fine teacher."
Ron
Took Upright Bass lessons from David L.
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"Super intelligent guy, very patient and easy to work with."
Fred
Took Upright Bass lessons from Steven F.
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"This man is taking me through an exquisite struggle and building my confidence. Thanks!"
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