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David S.

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Rutherford, NJ
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2015
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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 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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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.
Kailie
David was/is a great guitar teacher ! I came to him with some knowledge on how to strum but he completely transformed my technique... making it easier & better to play! I’m looking forward to continuing my lessons with him & improving my guitar skill!! I Highly recommend David !
Jay
Very grateful to have found David on this site and add to the chorus of great reviews. I have entered the world of music through the bass guitar with David's instruction and am already hooked. Bass is a fascinating (and challenging) instrument so I appreciate working with a professional who caters to beginners. I am looking forward to exploring more about music with each lesson and gaining more confidence playing this instrument. Thanks David!
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Kristin B.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Awarded Provost Scholaship from Western Michigan University
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Kristin B.

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Students can expect to practice a mix of scales and songs during bass lessons. I primarily use the Suzuki method books, but I am open to using other ones if preferred by the student.

About Kristin

I am a classically trained violist and string instrument enthusiast, born and raised in the Chicagoland area. I attended and graduated from Western Michigan University with a BM in music performance and have since worked as a music teacher in San Diego. I am the strings director at Double Peak Schoo

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Jack
Kristin was very professional and on the music! I had a great initial experience and will be taking lessons from her in the future. Thank you!
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Erin W.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelors Music Performance from University of Georgia
  • Teaching since 2019
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Erin W.

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So, you want to learn the upright bass? Well, you have come to the right place! I enjoy teaching this wonderful instrument to students of all ages and levels of experience. Lessons are customized and catered to serve each student's unique needs and goals. Together, we will work to build your foundation and knowledge of the instrument, such as proper left and right hand technique, exploring comfortable ways to play, as well as note reading and music theory, to help your playing feel effortless. The bass is a beautiful and rewarding instrument that plays a unique role in nearly every genre of music, and it is a privilege to help you grow on your music making journey!

About Erin

Hello and welcome to my teaching profile! I am a professional upright and electric bass player. I graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors of Music in upright bass performance. My musical journey started on the violin but after three years I was drawn to the beautiful, low, rich,

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Vivian
Erin is down-to-earth and a great instructor! She is understanding of her students' strength and weaknesses, and is flexible to the needs of her students. She also establishes a positive and nurturing learning environment.
Robyn
Erin has been a great teacher for my son. He has made quite a bit of progress since he started with her. She is patient, personable, and her enthusiasm for his progress has really been great. He looks forward to his lessons and practices at home daily.
Ava
Erin is an excellent bass instructor and works well with all ages and experience levels. I am always amazed at what she brings to the table. She is incredibly encouraging and is really effective at helping me build better right hand technique. 10/10 would recommend.
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Abbey B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Abbey B.

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Abbey B is a multi-faceted double and electric bassist in Seattle, WA. She is a member of many musical scenes in Seattle’s community, including the improvised, rock, classical, and jazz spheres. In addition to playing in a variety of groups, she also has a band of her own, Rae, which features her compositions and group improvisation.

Abbey has performed and recorded with a variety of artists including Jonathan Wilson, Jackson Browne, La Luz, Macklemore, Myrkur, Thousands, Red Ribbon, and Cassandra Jenkins. In addition to recording, she plays in a variety of groups around town including with Wayne Horvitz, The Seattle Modern Orchestra, Tomo Nakayama, and Great Spiders.

Abbey has a master's degree in Jazz and Improvised Music and a bachelor’s of music in Double Bass Performance from the University of Washington.

I teach many styles of music, including jazz, classical, and rock. I like to teach through doing—as we move through a song or technique, we will touch upon many ...

About Abbey

Abbey is a multi-faceted double and electric bassist in Seattle, WA. She is a member of many musical scenes in Seattle’s music community, including the improvised, rock, classical, and jazz spheres. In addition to playing in a variety of groups, she also has a band of her own, Rae, which features

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Stanley
Abbey is the real deal. She is the musician’s musician, the teacher’s teacher. As an instructor, she brings enthusiasm, patience, and thoughtfulness to every lesson. Coming into her tutorage as an intermediate level student, she has pushed and inspired me to be a more thoughtful performer and composer. Abbey draws from her deep well of theory and technique to create very practical exercises to fit one’s individual needs. I highly recommend her instruction for students of any level.
Andrew
Abbey is a great musician and she's everything you could want in a music teacher: inspiring, patient, thorough, and absolutely aware of just who she's teaching and what and how that student needs to learn. She's the best.
John
I highly recommend Abbey to the serious bass player. Highly qualified with a Master's Degree, and with a natural talent for teaching, Abbey is one of the best teachers I've ever seen and motivates me to do my best. Always making sure you understand what's being taught and tailoring the lessons to your individual needs and aspirations. Abbey can find problems even you might not be aware of and helps work out a solution.
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Mitchell P.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Business Admin from University of Phoenix
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Mitchell P.

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Students can expect to learn Classical and Jazz fundamentals.

About Mitchell

I am 48 years old and I’ve been playing the bass since 9 years of age. I started performing professionally at age 14. I play the String Bass as well as Electric Bass and have performed with several Symphony Orchestras as well as bands. I am currently a resident artist at the legendary Preservation

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Bill McCall
I've been taking on-line lessons from Mitchell for the last few months. He's helped me to steadily progress. Mitchell is a highly experienced working bass player and he has a strong sense of exactly what I need to work on next in order to more fully develop my skills. I highly recommend him especially if you are interested in learning to play jazz, walk your bass and improvise. He knows the way.
Bill McCall
This was my second lesson. Mitchell has made thoughtful and practical suggestions to improve my playing and he seems to know exactly where we're headed. Great lesson.
Steve
Mitchell is a fantastic teacher. I selected him because he is a pure bass teacher and not a generalist just teaching bass. I am so glad I did. I am an adult student having tried to teach myself and I can say for sure that after 5 lessons, Mitchell has set me straight and I am learning more than ever. He is enthusiastic and also makes the lessons fun. I have also signed my son up for bass lessons with Mitchell. Give it a try - Mitchell is awesome!
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Sami A.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
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  • Bachelor of Music - Double Bass from The Juilliard School of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sami A.

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I will work on everything classical double bass with you - left and right hand technique, reading and interpreting music, making good sound - anything to create a strong foundation. Lessons will be catered to you and what you want to accomplish, and we can work through making music fun for you, through repertoire and exercises!

About Sami

I am a musician in the Long Island area, and I've been studying the double bass since I was in third grade. Initially a pianist, I transitioned to solely double bass once I recognized my passion towards becoming a musician. Currently, I'm an upcoming junior at the Juilliard School of Music studyin

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The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in Suffern is $58. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $27 and $130 per hour.
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"Matthew is very dedicated to his craft and an excellent instructor."
Syd
Took Upright Bass lessons from Matthew F.
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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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"Daniel covered all the basics of playing the double bass very clearly and extended the lesson a little to allow me to work on a couple of songs,"
Warren
Took Upright Bass lessons from Daniel B.
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"Sean is a great patient teacher."
Dexter
Took Upright Bass lessons from Sean H.
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"I have known him for a while and he is really good musician! Very dedicated and professional"
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Took Upright Bass lessons from Marcelo M.
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"Just had my first lesson with Rachel and really enjoyed it. She is a very good teacher and I look forward to many more lessons with her."
Jason Hime
Took Upright Bass lessons from Rachel C.
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"I invited Jose to work with my bass students for an upcoming performance. He taught my students so much in a short period of time. His caring personality and sense of humor made the class so much fun. My students wanted him to come back. I highly recommend Jose Carrion as a guest conductor, section coach or private lessonss"
Phillip
Took Upright Bass lessons from José C.
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"I definitely have the right guy for a teacher,, i'm on my way to learning how to play,,,"
Travis
Took Upright Bass lessons from Oliver H.
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"Maggie is an incredible teacher! My daughter has been taking lessons with her for 3 months now and she has improved so much. My daughter is in high school and has been playing for a few years now. She wanted to be more serious so we started taking lessons with Maggie. She has so much fun every lesson and I can hear her improve every time she practices after a lesson. Maggie makes playing the bass so fun. My daughter is always so excited and I can’t wait to see where this will lead to next."
Amanda
Took Upright Bass lessons from Maggie L.
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"My experience with Cory has been excellent. He is a good teacher who knows how to keep me going and understands my goals. I have temporarily with- drawn from the program as the erratic nature of my life and travel requirements makes it difficult for me to schedule reliably. Also, some problems with the communication software have, at times, made the learning difficult. Please understand that my decision to stop is in no way a reflection on Cory or his teaching ability. I will be glad to re-connect with him when conditions permit."
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