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Oliver H.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • 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 teac

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Dawn
My son really is enjoying his lessons with Oliver. He is very patient and easy to work with. My son has been practicing every day cause he is wants to show Oliver he’s excited and serious about learning.
Robert S.
Oliver is an amazingly talented teacher / musician with great patience and to top it off a super gentlemen.
Travis B.
I definitely have the right guy for a teacher,, i'm on my way to learning how to play,,,
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Rachel C.

39 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
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Rachel C.

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I have played upright bass for 17 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 10 years and truly love working with eager students of all age

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Rebecca
My daughter was excited about the bass again after her lesson with Rachel. She is ready to step up her game and Rachel guided her patiently with thoughtful (not judgmental) encouragement. Looking forward to the next lesson ­čśŐ
Kristina S.
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.
Jeff W.
Enjoyed first lesson. Looking forward to more!
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Nathan R.

24 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Masters Degree from Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Awarded Peabody Merit-based Scholarship from Peabody Institute
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Nathan R.

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The main focus is on technique (bowing, fingerings) while covering any classical repertoire. I can also cover jazz, rock/pop if the student wishes.

About Nathan

I have been teaching private lessons for close to 10 years and have been an active performer for even longer, playing in all different types of groups, from rock bands and jazz groups to orchestras and brass bands. I studied music at Frostburg State University (Bachelors) and the Peabody Conservat

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Marcus
Nathan is a very talented musician
Joshua V.
Very pleasant teacher. First lesson went well. Thank you
Twila
Nathan is kind and encouraging. My son is enjoying the lessons and making progress towards playing tapas and reveille. He sounds good!! Online classes are convenient to add into a busy schedule.
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Jesse M.

101 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
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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 on voice/singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with classic

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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.
Dulcenea
Super kind, patient and teaches a lot in each session!
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Sam K.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • B.S. in Energy Technology Graduated 1985 from Penn State University
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Sam K.

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Basics of open scales and arpeggio fingerings and movable patterns for bluegrass, country, blues or beginning jazz..

About Sam

I play and teach Guitar (Electric/Acoustic), Bass (Electric/Upright), 5-String Banjo (Bluegrass and Old-timey), Violin/Fiddle, Mandolin, Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar and Lap Steel Guitar, Ukulele, Piano and Piano Accordion. I have been teaching in the Pittsburgh area for over 20 years and owned my mus

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Catherine
Sam was awesome - is a wealth of knowledge and skill and had so much to share. I will definitely be going back for many more lessons!
Katharina K.
Sam is very patient with this novice student and has given great practice tips for improvement.
Marc S.
Great first lesson with Sam. Learned a lot the entire way through
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Jonathan T.

30 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Bachelors in Music Performance from Emory and Henry College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010
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Jonathan T.

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Do you enjoy the low end of the musical spectrum? Interested in building your chops and becoming a better musician? Let me help you grow as a musician! I hold a Masters Degree in Music Performance, am a Certified North Carolina Teacher, and am currently an orchestra director specializing in strings.

About Jonathan

´╗┐Jonathan Todd has been performing and teaching in the Charlotte area and CMS Schools since 2012. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from Emory and Henry College and then went on to earn a Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance with a concentration in Music Theory an

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Michael
My high school daughter has received trumpet lessons from Jonathan for over a year. He is an excellent instructor, very knowledgeable and patient. As a school teacher, he knows how to work with kids in a way that gives him an advantage over a non-teacher performing artist. We've done lessons both in person and online. I'd highly recommend Jonathan to any parent looking to have their middle school/high school student take private lessons.
Fan Z.
Jonathan is very patient with my kid and made the first lesson fun.
Tina S.
My son really enjoyed his trumpet lessons w/Jonathan T. I really liked that Jonathan took the time to update me on each lesson progress. Seems he really cares about his students. I highly recommend him.

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Average Cost of Online Upright Bass Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $130 per hour.
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"I had a great first lesson with Jessica. The lesson took place in a comfortable studio in her house. We discussed my goals and then reviewed where I am currently. She paid carefully attention to my body position with the bow and had several great suggestions on exercises to improve it. I'm already looking forward to the next lesson."
Les
Took Upright Bass lessons from Jessica P.
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"Marcus is a great player and good listener on my questions. It's joy to collaborate with Marcus on projects."
Mark Achuff
Took Upright Bass lessons from Marcus B.
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"Darren works hard with my son from the moment he arrives until the moment he leaves, and I can always hear big improvements in the quality of my son's playing over the course of the hour. Since working with him, my son has qualified for Northeastern Senior Districts Orchestra and the All-State Orchestra. He has helped him take his bass playing to the next level and enjoy opportunities that he may not otherwise have had!"
Claire
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"Can't say enough great things about Daniel. We are very experienced when it comes to music teachers, my daughter (9) has been learning Suzuki violin for 5 years with multiple teachers and last year she decided to also start taking Bass. Her lessons are both challenging yet inspiring at the same time- a combination that is hard to do. Daniel listens to the student and has a natural knack for knowing how to change up the lesson when needed while still focusing on building a solid foundation. He understands that playing an instrument also needs a growing appreciation for music/songs that the instrument can play and he continues to grow her repertoire of song styles far beyond the classical that she is used to. Most importantly she looks forward to her lessons and loves playing to songs she is learning."
Meme
Took Upright Bass lessons from Daniel B.
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"Realized Im just a beginner again. Hope I can get up to par soon!"
Chris
Took Upright Bass lessons from Dan K.
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"Great first lesson. We dived right in, which is exactly how I wanted it..."
Cedric
Took Upright Bass lessons from Dan K.
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"Fun and informative - thanks!"
Judi
Took Upright Bass lessons from Peter B.
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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 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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"Great instructor. Focuses on the basics and provides a lot of encouragement which helps. Also, allows student to decide what they'd like to learn and allows you to select the type of music you are most interested in.

Highly recommended!"
Walt
Took Upright Bass lessons from Benjamin Y.
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