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David S.

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

8 Reviews
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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.......

Fabrizio S.

8 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Outstanding Performance Award from Berklee College of Music
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Fabrizio S.

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The lessons will be focused on: reading (notation and charts); improvisation; bass lines; bow; technique; learning tunes; ear training; music theory.

About Fabrizio

Fabrizio S. was born on May 25, 1990 in Catania, Italy. His interest in music began at a young age, when his father would play him his favorite records. At 14 years old, Fabrizio started playing electric bass, studying with a local teacher in his hometown. After graduating high school, he began h

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Rob
Amazing!
Jean
Before taking lessons with Fabrizio, I wasn't a big fan of online lessons. He really made me change my mind about it. Super clear and helpful. Absolutely great!
Lewis
I've been taking lessons with Fabrizio since April 2019 and I feel my playing has reached a whole new level. Thank you Fabrizio!
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Andrea V.

14 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $100
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Fulbright scholarship from Fulbright Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange between Italy and the United States
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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.

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Hannah F.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded Jazz Critic's Poll 2015 from NPR
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Hannah F.

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Hey there – I am so glad that you want to study bass! Upright bass is the cornerstone of my passion for music -- it is such a beautiful instrument and I love to help people find their unique personality on the bass. A little bit about me: I am a graduate of the world-renowned jazz program at the Jacobs School of Music and have been teaching for 8 years. I am well-versed in tried-and-true methods of establishing healthy technique, good tone, good time, and musicality on the bass. I have experience with many styles and genres and have been fortunate to play with artists from over 20 countries. My work has been featured in NPR’s Jazz Critic’s Poll, Jazziz Magazine, and All About Jazz, and I was recently chosen to be a cultural ambassador for the U.S. State Department’s global music fellowship (OneBeat). In other words, we can work together on whatever music really lights you up, no matter the style! Whether you are just beginning or are already advanced, there's so much we can do ...

About Hannah

I hold a degree in Jazz Studies from the Jacobs School of Music, where I focused especially on Afro-Cuban music, thanks to the tutelage of Latin Jazz giants Michael Spiro and Wayne Wallace! My jazz background also gave me rigorous training in music theory and history. My performance career is high

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Cody
Hannah is fantastic! She adeptly engages and teaches my two kiddos (7 and 10) and husband (40ish :)
Huxley Charles P.
Hannah has a rare ability to combine an incredible warmth with a wealth of exercises for improvement. The exercises were truly specifically directed toward the student. In my son’s case, he said this first lesson was also the first time he felt emotionally connected to the upright bass the same was he has in the past with piano and voice. He’s truly an emotionally connected person when it comes to music, yet he’s also a very quick thinker and Hannah could tell when he was able to hold multiple ideas at once. She also acknowledged his joy when it did come. There was a lot of technical knowledge he needed that were holes in instruction and Hannah sussed them out and somehow knew - even though the lesson was online - she knew his cues where it was time to move on or switch things up, or perhaps to add something. I cannot wait to hear the improved sound coming from my son’s right hand technique, now possessing depth and lovely tone that I knew he had in him, but knew also he needed the right instructor to draw out. We are so grateful Hannah is now in our lives in the role of a teacher and hopefully will become a mentor and another adult to look toward for balancing the discipline and enthusiasm music can bring to human beings.
Samantha
At first I was skeptical about taking online lessons, but I love taking lessons with Hannah. I'm a classical bassist starting to learn jazz, and Hannah is providing exactly what I was hoping for in starting my jazz career. The first lesson we went over what my goals are, and she is providing me with exactly the tools that I need to progress. Every week she sends me a personalized document of what we went over in lessons, what I should focus on in the coming week, and music resources (exercises, jazz charts, etc) to utilize! She is patient, kind, knowledgeable in both technique and theory, and pushes me every lesson.
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John L.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, spanish, french
  • Jazz Performance from San Diego State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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John L.

16 Reviews
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College Performance Degree in Bass
Diploma from Grove School of Music in Bass
20 years professional experience of Bass Playing

About John

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to inquire about studying music with me. Music and studying music has always been a passionate experience for me. I have been so blessed with the teachers and fellow musicians in my life. You should realize that your study of music may start with me

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Emily C.
The first lesson was great. John is a great communicator .
Jeremiah
John is good teacher, I completely satisfied.
Aidan
Very comfortable atmosphere. John asked my son what his goals were and tgen taylored instruction to help him meet those goals..We were very pleased! We highly recommend him.

Simon W.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Master of Music - Jazz Performance from New England Conservatory
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Simon W.

3 Reviews
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I believe in music lessons that are tailored to the interest and capabilities of each student. You should come prepared to have fun and work hard on goals that matter to you!
I will give you the tools and input that will allow you to be the musician you want to be. Together we will design exercises that will free you from physical and mental limitations regarding the instrument. The sky is the limit!

About Simon

Hi there! My name is Simon Willson and my main gigging instrument is the double bass. I studied Jazz Bass at the New England Conservatory for my Bachelor's and Master's degree. I have been in love with music since I was very young, and it has been the best gift I have ever received. I would li

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Jilly
Mr. Willson is a fantastic instructor for music and guitar! His lessons are organized and he is great at answering all of my many questions. We learn at least one new song each session, so my repertoire is expanding a lot! I definitely recommend this teacher.
Joe
Simon is an amazing teacher! He is first of all an incredible musician and knows a ton about music. He is a really supportive teacher and has helped me progress faster on the bass than ever before. I can't recommend lessons with Simon enough!

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Average Cost of Upright Bass Lessons in Rockville Centre, NY

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in Rockville Centre 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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$54 average
60 min
$72 average

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"Great beginning. Look forward to many more classes."
Indrajit
Took Upright Bass lessons from Benjamin Y.
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"Rachel is knowledgeable and so easy going. Really enjoying lessons."
Carolyn
Took Upright Bass lessons from Rachel C.
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"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."
Andy
Took Upright Bass lessons from Chris B.
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"We love Rachel!!! She is patient and kind. She carefully explains what my daughter can do to improve her technique and tone. She is intentional in her instruction, making sure the basics are solid. She is an excellent bass instructor. Thanks Rachel!"
Julie
Took Upright Bass lessons from Rachel C.
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"I have just begun lessons with Isaac. He is an excellent teacher; attuned to my needs, very good at explaining things, patient, very good at getting me to understand what I need to know. I look forward to learning upright bass with him!"
Victoria Danberg
Took Upright Bass lessons from Isaac L.
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"Awesome Instructor! He is fantastic working with my son. He is extremely knowledgeable and has immense patience working with you people! Highly recommend!"
Cinnamon
Took Upright Bass lessons from Dustin N.
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"Alex was great! We had problems with the website audio but were able to continue via phone."
Jake
Took Upright Bass lessons from Alexander A.
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"Excellent teacher. Easy to learn with, build your technic and repertoire."
Andrew
Took Upright Bass lessons from Maggie L.
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"Sean was really on the spot with us. I am a beginning strings instructor, and my son didn't want to take lessons from anyone but me. Not only did Sean win me over with his pedagogy, but he won my son over as well."
Branson
Took Upright Bass lessons from Sean H.
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"Sam is an incredible upright and electric bassist, and he is experienced in a variety of genres including pop, classical, and especially jazz. He is very easy going and friendly and is great to work with. He also loves music theory and is knowledgeable on a variety of topics."
Nicole
Took Upright Bass lessons from Samuel S.
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