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David S.

14 Reviews
Rutherford, NJ
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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 -- 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
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 1992
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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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Steve M.

Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Steve M.

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electric and acoustic bass lessons
from accomplished patient teacher

rock
jazz
blues
reading
theory
beginners ok

About Steve

Steve teaches at the Bass Collective in New York City and is the author of several books for bassists: Developing Reading Skills for the Contemporary Bassists, and Afro-Caribbean and Brazilian Rhythms for the Bass. Topics specialized in: Jazz Blues R&B Rock Reading Music Theory Musicia

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Pat S.

Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $69
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's of Music in Classical Performance - Double Bass from New York University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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"If you want to funk up your bass, Aaron is your person. A lot of road tricks that will make your tone great!"
Diego
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Aaron B.
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"Greg is a very good teacher. He made the lessons fun and easy"
John
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"David did a wonderful job, teaching me bass via Zoom with a lot of focus on what I wanted to do. Even though my interests ranged from technical to classical to theoretical to funk, he always had something he could show me and proved to have great knowledge of the instrument as well as of music theory and history. I would recommend him to anyone."
Selina
Took Bass Guitar lessons from David W.
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"Great teacher! Marcelo has been teaching me for the past 2 months and the progress I had during this time was bigger then I had with any other teacher before, highly recommended."
Sarah
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Marcelo M.
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"Rob is incredibly knowledgable and was able to hone in immediately on both what I needed AND what I was asking for. I look forward to more lessons in the future."
Anderson
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Rob R.
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"Paul has been EXCELLENT. I've learned an incredible amount from him and gained much more confidence in what I knew from past training. Highly accommodating and encouraging. I'd recommend him in a flash."
Abraham
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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"If there was anyway to give John 6 stars I would! John is the best teacher and also a really great guy all around. John is very knowledgeable and I learned a lot from my lessons with him. John is a very patient instructor which helped make the lessons better. I would be remiss not to mention his cool cat Mr. Buttons who would often come down just to listen in on our lessons and even the occasional jam session we would have afterwards. Thank you for all that you do John!"
Melvin
Took Bass Guitar lessons from John B.
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"1st lesson went great. Good teacher and really knows his stuff. Works with your goals and schedule and customizes the lessons for the individual. Looking forward to Future lessons ."
Jeff
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Lucian W.
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"Spiros is great! I've been taking bass lessons from him for a couple of years now and thanks to him, I can actually play now! He's a good teacher, teaching both elements of theory and also how to get the "feel" of music, and he's also fun to be around. I can say that without his lessons and the music he's sent me, I would not be nearly as good as I am today, nor as motivated to learn more."
Hal
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Spiros S.
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"Greg is a very gifted musician and easily translates his talents to teaching his students. I appreciated his willingness to cater to my needs as an adult student with very little musical instruction/training. I highly recommend Greg for developing your new musical talents."
Ryan
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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