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Matt W.

Nashville, TN

I have classical and jazz training as well as extensive real world experience in the pop, indie-rock, RnB, and commercial music scenes. I take my professional training and incorporate my real-world experiences on 4 continents, over 15 years, to give you the best most hands on learning experience I can. I understand that we each have our own ways of learning and I start early on in our lessons forming the best possible track for you. Whether you are a beginner seeking fundamental knowledge of the instrument or theory behind the music or a seasoned pro looking for new approaches, I can help facilitate this. I am laid back but direct and highly efficient with my time. You can expect to learn the history of the instrument and all it various applications in different styles of music found from around the world. You will learn how to navigate your way around the instrument as well as develop strengthening exercises to increase agility and dexterity. Theory, extended technique, recording ...

About Matt

Matt W. is a bassist, composer, and producer who currently resides in Nashville, TN. He is graduate of the prestigious University of North Texas Jazz program where he was a member of the 4-time Grammy Nominated 1 O'clock Lab Band (2003). He has toured throughout much of the world in his 17 years as a professional musician and has recorded on over 40 records including two of Pamela Rodriguez's Latin Grammy-Nominated records: "Peru Blue" (2005) and "Reconocer " (2012). He co-wrote the title track "Taller Children" for Verve recording artist Elizabeth and The Catapult and has been featured on BB
C as well as numerous publications, among which, the New York Times and Billboard Magazine. He currently stays active as a sideman and teacher as well as writing and producing commercial music for TV, Radio, and Film. Some of his clients include: BMW, Verizon, Yellawood, Green Mountain Coffee, Coke Cola, Nestea, NBC, Toyota, Sanderson Farms and Purina.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have classical and jazz training as well as extensive real world experience in the pop, indie-rock, RnB, and commercial music scenes. I take my professional training and incorporate my real-world experiences on 4 continents, over 17 years, to give you the best most hands on learning experience I can. I understand that we each have our own ways of learning and I start early on in our lessons forming the best possible track for you. Whether you are a beginner seeking fundamental knowledge of the instrument or theory behind the music or a seasoned pro looking for new approaches, I can help facilitate this. I am laid back but direct and highly efficient with my time. You can expect to learn the history of the instrument and all it various applications in different styles of music found from around the world. You will learn how to navigate your way around the instrument as well as develop strengthening exercises to increase agility and dexterity. Theory, extended technique, recording concepts, and production of parts will be covered thoroughly. I will teach you to think for yourself and to be critical with your part creations whether you are just starting up a garage band, participating in a small jazz combo, performing in a pit orchestra, or touring with a band around the country. I will provide alternative solutions to antiquated teachings and provide you with a very "current" approach to your craft. In addition, music business, production, composition, arranging, and basic piano can also be taught.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Bergantino Bass Cabinet, Markbass Amplifier, Markbass 4x10 Bass Cab

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students should provide there own instrument, staff paper, writing utensil, note book, and amplification (when necessary).

In my home studio I have amps and keyboards as well as my own upright bass and electric basses.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize and focus on music business and applying what has been learned to real life applications. I stress learning the fundamentals and history of the instrument to help in facilitating the development of an individual approach. I am very big on teaching how to develop the ability to teach oneself for a lifetime of constant growth and development.
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Dani E. December 1, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
I've known Matt for a long time and in addition to his extraordinary skills as a bass player, I've come to know him as a fantastic teacher. He has led many clinics at colleges around the country, taught privately to individual students, and attended one of the best universities in the country for jazz performance (UNT). That being said, he is so much more than a jazz bass player. He plays regularly with bands ranging from electro-pop to folk to salsa on electric bass and upright bass. He has one of the most creative musical minds I've ever had the pleasure of working with and is patient and compassionate both with his band members and students. I highly recommend Matt as your future bass teacher!
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Matt W.

Matt W.

Nashville, TN 37206
(1)
starting at
$24 / 30-min
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Kyle H.

Nashville, TN

Upright bass is a very versatile instrument. It is used in classical, jazz, bluegrass, country, pop, funk... Just about every genre! It's amazing that such a historical instrument can have so many uses today.

About Kyle

Having been a musician his whole life, and a bassist since the time he was 15 years old, Kyle elected to attend Berklee College of Music on partial scholarship after graduating high school. This allowed him the opportunity to study with the likes of Whit Browne and Anthony Vitti. Summer breaks from school allowed Kyle to complete professional contracts as a working bass player, including playing in Hersheypark’s “Frontier Frenzy” (2010), Holland America Cruiseline’s “The Neptunes” (2011), and Boston’s “The Honeymooners” (2012). After graduating Berklee Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Music Ed
ucation (December 2012), Kyle decided to move from his childhood home in Connecticut to Nashville, TN to further his career as a bassist and teacher.
Once he arrived in Nashville, he was immediately picked up by the Ashley Buchart Band as their touring bass player. While touring full-­‐time with Ashley, he also filled his days “off” by playing gigs with artists such as Stephanie Quayle, Jake Clayton, Nick Cross, and Shannon Selig. He is currently using his extensive professional playing experience as a tool to teach meaningful life and playing lessons to his pupils in the Nashville area!

My main teaching philosophy is to always have the underlying fundamentals in mind. Of course, whenever I start a new subject with my students, it is in an effort to better their playing and move them towards their goals. But while doing so, the fundamentals must always be there. After all, the busiest professional players have the best fundamental technique, precision, and musicality! Overall, though, music makes people happy because it is fun, and I never overlook the importance of that fact!

*** Lesson Details ***
The first thing I like to hear from students is what their goals are while taking lessons. Do you want to become a professional musician? Do you want to be able to play with your friends in a band? Are you looking to perform at your local church with a group of musicians? These student-specific goals will help to drive what we will work on during your lessons. Together, we can reach your goals!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide my own bass/guitar, amplifier, cables, etc. I will also have a pencil and paper, and manuscript paper. I expect the student to have their own amplifier (if necessary) and bass/guitar. They should also have pencils, paper, and manuscript paper.

*** Specialties ***
My lessons center around getting a student prepared to play professionally. I believe that the best way to play professionally is to be as well-rounded as possible. So, my lessons target a wide variety of music styles and technical abilities on the bass/guitar, all while having fun!
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Ben K. September 16, 2014
Bass Guitar · In home
Kyle is a great bass teacher. He always made sure that I understood the material and what I was supposed to practice during the week. I progressed more with Kyle than with either of my prior 2 teachers. He also always has a smile on his face! Take lessons from Kyle!
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ashley B. February 18, 2014
Bass Guitar
Kyle is GREAT!

Working with Kyle is always a great experience. He is extremely professional, on time, and always respectful of your needs and works 110% to meet your goals. Music is his passion and that is always apparent in any project or lesson he's involved with. He knows how to get people excited about creating and always has an upbeat attitude.
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Nadia S. January 20, 2014
Guitar
Kyle was great!

I just took my first guitar lesson with Kyle and he was awesome. Very patient, even when I got frustrated with myself. He taught me how to solo on the blues during my very first lesson and got me using a pick for the very first time. Kyle's lesson was engaging and enjoyable.
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Kyle H.

Kyle H.

Nashville, TN 37210
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starting at
$15 / 30-min
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Gordon E.

Nashville, TN

About Gordon

Gordon is a proud graduate of Philadelphia's University of the Arts and holds a Bachelors in Music Performance and a Masters in Music Education. While in the masters program Gordon concentrated on classroom management for grades k-12, history and philosophy of music education, psychology, music technology, and special needs classes. Additionally Gordon did work as an assistant music teacher with the Philadelphia schools Andrew Jackson Middle School, Masterman High School, Cheltenham Elementary, and John B. Kelly Elementary School. Through working with these Schools, Gordon gained hands on expe
rience working with students of various ages as a class and individually. Additionally Gordon has been teaching and instructing students of School of Rock in Bucks County since April 2014.
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Gordon E.

Gordon E.

Nashville, TN 37206
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Matthew C.

Murfreesboro, TN

About Matthew

Matthew C. received his undergraduate degree in Music Education k-12, graduating Magna Cum Laude, from Western Connecticut State University in 2013. With extensive experience in the music industry at a young age, Matthew C. is a prominent young musician and educator in the Middle Tennessee area. Between private music lessons for all musical instruments, to larger ensembles and marching bands, Matthew C. has a wide range of music education experience. His primary instruments include percussion and upright bass, but is knowledgeable and experienced in teaching brass, woodwind, strings, and voic
e as well.

His teaching experiences include:

Music Classes K-12
Band
Choral
General Music
Music Theory Classes
Marching Band
Winter Percussion
Music Camps
Private Lessons

Matthew C. is currently at Middle Tennessee State University pursuing a Master’s Degree in Percussion Performance, where he is the Graduate Assistant for the Percussion / Band Department under the direction of Professor Lalo Davila, Professor Craig Cornish, and Dr. Reed Thomas.
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Matthew C.

Matthew C.

Murfreesboro, TN 37128
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Rachel C.

Old Hickory, TN

I have played upright bass for 15 years and am classically trained. My teachings will assist you in working on orchestral repertoire, solo pieces and any other musical interest you would like to learn about. Students of mine have gone on to advance to audition-only groups.

About Rachel

Hello there! I'm Rachel C., a bass player and singer on the stage who also enjoys playing and teaching all stringed instruments. I have a degree from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) in Music Education. I've taught lessons for over 7 years and truly love working with eager students of all ages. It's never too early or too late to pick up an instrument and make music! I look forward to working with you!
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Reilly S. July 1, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Our daughter finds it easy and comfortable working with Rachel. She's very patient and detailed in her directions. She communicates well with us (the parents) which is helpful with feedback.
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Mitchell B. June 23, 2015
Mandolin · Online
Verified Student
Our first lesson went very well. Rachel was very kind, patient, and complimentary. I look forward to my next lesson.
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Cathy G. March 1, 2015
Cello
I took cello lessons from Rachel for several years. Although I had played piano as a child, I had not attempted to play a musical instrument for over forty years. Rachel was able to explain the instrument to me, and was very patient and encouraging. Her musical knowledge is extensive and she truly enjoys teaching. I highly recommend her as a teacher of any stringed instrument.
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Rachel C.

Rachel C.

Old Hickory, TN 37138
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$20 / 30-min

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