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Darren S.

15 Reviews
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  • Speaks Cantonese (Chinese) 广东话, Mandarin (Chinese) 中文, Thai ภาษาไทย, English
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Darren S.

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Students can expect a teacher that addresses every single aspect of learning orchestral upright bass: from honing bow technique, to left-hand formation and fingering choices, to reading musical notation, interpreting music and learning rhythm.

My goal is to help students develop a technical foundation on the bass for playing just about any kind of music that they are interested in, and to support students with practicing tips for areas in their playing where they want to improve. My specialty is symphony orchestra training, so I primarily use both the Essential Elements for Strings books and Suzuki Bass School series at the beginning, and then later as students make progress, I begin to introduce standard orchestral repertoire, sonatas, and concertos written for the bass. I have been teaching since August 2016 and so far I have helped students get into All-States, ensembles at the New England Conservatory Preparatory Division and Berklee College of Music, Districts/Regional ...

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Darren is one of the leading private teachers for double bass lessons in Greater Boston and specializes in audition preparation for music festivals, colleges, and youth orchestra programs. Darren focuses on improving his students' playing ability by focusing on their technique, phrasing, tone, an

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Heidi Gamma
My daughter worked with a few instructors over the years, but not until she started working with Darren did she truly grow as a bassist and a musician. Darren is a very dedicated and knowledgeable teacher who cares greatly about his students. My daughter always finds him to be kind, patient and motivating. She has been able to move up youth orchestra levels each year while working with Darren. He fully understands the audition process and is able to successfully guide his students. I highly recommend Darren as an instructor for any level!
Lee K.
Darren is a very good teacher. Would recommend him to any bassist beginner or advanced.
Kim
My 11 year old has attended an after school music program in our district for a few years playing the double bass. When Covid hit, she was no longer able to continue learning, but her music teacher recommended her to audition for a selective music program at Berklee College of Music. That's when I reached out to Darren via his website to see if he could work with my child for the 8 week period to prepare for the online audition submission.

Darren worked with her every week on a completely new song, introduced great techniques that enabled her to learn quickly and develop new skills. Those 8 weeks were very productive as my she learned the entire song, did the audition and was accepted into the Berklee music program. Darren is a very knowledgeable and dedicated music instructor and I am grateful to him for helping my daughter get into a selective music program. The online lessons from Darren are exceptional. You will not be disappointed with his instructions.
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Oliver H.

24 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Bachelors in Upright Bass and Vocal Performance from Knox College
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Oliver H.

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My students can expect a loving, supportive, and encouraging atmosphere to learn a difficult instrument. We will go through the basics of hand shapes, learn how to navigate the neck with scales, and tunes that make the upright bass approachable.

About Oliver

I specialize in upright bass, jazz bass, funk bass, bass technique, and rhythm. I will inspire a positive attitude and good practice habits that will help any student succeed. I’ve extensively studied jazz, latin jazz, funk, rock music, hip hop, bluegrass, folk, and composition. I can also tea

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Benjamin
My son is very happy with Oliver as his teacher. They seem to have a good rapport and he (my son) is enthusiastic about his lessons.
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Nate
My son loved his first lesson. Can’t wait to keep going.
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jesse M.

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Learn basics about rhythm, harmony, and melody, and how they apply to the upright bass.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Sean H.

27 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sean H.

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As a upright bass teacher I strive to give my students the musical education they need to achieve their musical goals. Some of my past students have gone on to music school and professional careers, and I try my best to share the knowledge I've gained as a gigging musician over the years.

About Sean

Hello! My name is Sean H, and I am very passionate about helping my students accomplish their musical goals. I have been teaching for over six years and also have extensive experience as a performer. I have received several musical awards, including the prestigious Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and hav

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Sean is fantastic. An excellent, patient, and understanding teacher. 10/10 would recommend.
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Michelle T.

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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2009
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Michelle T.

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My main focus is on the bow.

About Michelle

$25 for weekly group practice Monday, Wednesday & Friday, online group orchestra ---->Click accompaniment as the subject pick anytime and Ill change the time on my end to reflect the group you are in. Current private students only. By invite-only. Your private lessons come with EssentialElements

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After more than two years of enrolling in music classes at school, my son was considering quitting. He was not making progress with the cello and was obviously frustrated. We enrolled him in lessons with Michelle. With only a few weeks of lessons, he improved significantly. Michelle went back to the basics and helped him correct his technique. He is now much happier with the instrument. He even plays it occasionally beyond his daily required practice time. He also decided to continue with band at school. We are very pleased with the outcome of the lessons.
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David S.

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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Average Cost of Online Upright Bass Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons 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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"Jose is so knowledge about the bass and guitar and such a great teacher. I would highly recommend him as a teacher. He loves music, loves the bass and loves playing. He is a great teacher and wonderful performer."
Pam
Took Upright Bass lessons from José C.
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"Very patient and knowledgeable - tech worked well for the lesson"
Jack
Took Upright Bass lessons from Michael R.
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"Steve is a very talented teacher and bassist with great teaching capacity."
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Took Upright Bass lessons from Steven F.
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"My son Ethan started working with Darren early this summer after Ethan's previous instructor for 5 years had decided to retire . I was surprised how quickly Ethan was bonded with Darren in this virtual setting. Due to Covid 19, all lessons have been conducted via Skype. Here is what Ethan was talking about Darren. "I have nothing but good words to say about my experience with Mr. Sacks. within a few weeks, I improved a lot. He was able to help me fix fundamental issues with my playing. He was also incredibly kind and patient with me. Mr. Sacks was also always able to explain things well and give me new ways to improve my playing. He doesn't let go of my mistakes but very encouraging when providing advice.""
Deb
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"Geoff is a great teacher who focuses on critical detail. Geoff was monumental for my foundation on the double bass. He helped me get into the college of my dreams when I was in high school. I would highly recommend him to any student."
Zach
Took Upright Bass lessons from Geoff B.
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"Great to start at the beginning. Appreciate the patience"
Logan
Took Upright Bass lessons from Hannah F.
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"Quentin has an easy going manner that makes my middle school student want to learn from him. My son is working on improving his technique and Quentin was able to assess an appropriate level of instruction."
Milo
Took Upright Bass lessons from Quentin S.
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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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"Super helpful with lessons and learning instruments. Great person. Weird hair. 11/10"
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Took Upright Bass lessons from Quentin S.
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"She very detail and patience wit my first year, 11 year old kid. She knows when to push and when to ease up. My kid is gaining confidence in her playing."
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Upright Bass Lessons Online

The upright bass, also known as the string bass or double bass, is a staple in any orchestra. Sometimes thought of as a giant violin, the upright bass is the largest bow-stringed instrument and the one with the lowest pitch. You’ll hear this instrument make an appearance in many styles of music, from classical to jazz.

If you’re interested in learning to play the upright bass or improving your current bass skills, then our online upright bass classes might be right up your alley. Here at TakeLessons, we offer affordable and hassle-free classes that take place entirely over the internet. When you sign up for our online sessions, you’ll get paired up with a virtual upright bass teacher who will set you up for success.

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pright Bass Online Classes

There’s far more to playing the bass than just dragging the bow across the strings. You’ll have to learn everything from where to place your fingers to how to hold the instrument. There are different techniques, tunings, and styles of playing that you’ll discover along the way. When you learn the upright bass online, your private instructor will steer you in the right direction.

With our online upright bass classes, your teacher will offer one-on-one instruction, giving you individualized personal attention. The best part of having your own tutor is that you can ask all your questions and learn at your own pace. You can also focus on whatever you want, whether it’s a certain song or a specific style. Your tutor will listen to your needs and work with you to achieve your goals.

Why Learn the Upright Bass Online

If you’ve looked into taking any sort of class lately, you’ve probably noticed that it’s available in an online format. Online classes and tutoring sessions are popping up everywhere. Because these classes occur 100% over the internet, you never have to worry about finding a ride to class or meeting with your instructor in person. As long as you can connect to the internet, you can log on using your computer and web camera, laptop, or even your smartphone.

When it comes to learning, we know students are in search of flexibility and convenience, and that’s exactly what our online courses offer here at TakeLessons. When you join one of our online bass courses, you can learn whenever and wherever best suits your schedule. What’s more, we invite you to choose an instructor who has availability that matches yours. Whether you want to take bass lessons on a Monday morning or a Friday afternoon, you’ll find a virtual upright bass teacher who will accommodate your needs.

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Ready to get started with your upright bass lessons online? You’ve come to the right place! Begin by picking your private instructor. You can browse through each teacher’s profile, reading their reviews and checking out their experience. Once you choose your instructor, you’ll be well on your way to rocking out on the upright bass.