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Pete S.

Philadelphia, PA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
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Pete S.

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I teach fundamentals in the instrument and theory in numerous ways, that will fit the students needs. I am both classically trained (have studied with some of the top name solo bassists) and in jazz and improvisational music. I have a masters in music performance, and am equally trained in composition and harmony.

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I have both a bachelors and masters degree in music, and have also learned equally as much outside of my conservatory training, learning on the job on countless gigs, as well as constantly studying music myself to continue to not only grow as a musician, but as a teacher in being able to explain m

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Ian S.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Bachelors in Music Performance - Jazz Studies from SUNY Purchase
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
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Ian S.

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For the past seven years, my performance career has primarily focused on Cuban Timba. In addition to my real-world experience with the genre, I have held multiple lectures and seminars on the style at universities across New York State as well as online. I feel extremely fortunate to be able to participate in this wonderful genre in such an extensive way, something few outsiders have been able to do. For that reason I am especially passionate about sharing the knowledge I've acquired with others.

I also specialize in jazz improvisation and other styles of "world music" including Afro-Peruvian, Venezuelan and even some styles from southeastern Europe.

As a teacher I emphasize technique, reading, rhythm and creating an organized practice routine. I'm also a strong advocate of transcription, especially of repertoire, which key when studying any style of music.

I also hope to inspire my students to become independent in following there own musical curiosity, regardless of what ...

About Ian

Ian S. is a bassist, author, and educator currently based in the New York City area. Since moving to NYC in the spring of 2014 Ian has had the honor of performing with People of Earth, Gerardo Contino, Gabriela Anders, Los Hacheros, Peliroja, Keith Ward, Bobby Sanabria, Axel Laugart, Oriente Lopez,

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Evan
Ian learned my band's music and hit the stage without rehearsal!

It could have been his deep knowledge of Latin music and musical training, or both. Either way, you are in for a treat of you get to work with Ian. He has the discipline, great sound and a friendly attitude. A very thorough and grounded musician.
Mario
Ian is a kind and patient teacher, a master of his craft and knows how to communicate musical concepts in a clear manner. I studied Cuban/latin music styles with him as well as theory and technique on the bass guitar. In regards to my latin music focus, the information presented is straight from the source, and he has a wealth of material to dig into. He provided the tools and perspective of a real working musician and tailored my lessons to my level of skill.
Nathan
Ian Stewart is rare among artists: in addition to being a master of his craft, he is also a great teacher. While his knowledge of music is vast and deep, he excels at breaking information down for the student and teaching the aspiring musician how to practice effectively and efficiently. He emphasizes the importance of self-assessment so that, ultimately, the students can teach themselves.
I recommend Ian Stewart highly.

Shawn G.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering from University of Colorado - Boulder
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Shawn G.

5 Reviews
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I have been performing on Upright Bass for more than three decades in both the classical and jazz realms. I have both a classical and jazz performance degree.

The foundation of my teaching is the Smandl method. I also have a large library of classical and jazz books as well as tunes I have transcribed or lesson material I have written myself.

Let me help you get started on bass or refine your skills.

About Shawn

Shawn has been teaching private lessons since 2014 and is currently available to teach lessons at his home studio and online. Shawn has helped students go from no musical knowledge to giving public performances. Shawn received his training at the UC, Irvine where he received his Bachelor of Mu

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Paul M.
Great first lesson! Got me going and feeling comfortable. He has vast experience, and comfortable teaching style, but keeps me moving forward. Very Happy!
Todd
Shawn is very well informed on music theory. I have had discussions with him on numerous occasions, quite enlightening.
Adolfo
He is a very patient teacher and really goes the extra mile when it comes to explaining things I'm having trouble with.

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Alex L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Education from Eastman School of Music
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Alex L.

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During upright bass lessons with me, we'll craft a unique plan for you that will include: building strong technique, learning essential ear-training skills, forming healthy playing habits, decoding your favorite songs and how to make then come to life on the upright bass and with others. I have been playing the upright bass for more than half my life and love imparting half-a-lifetime's worth of knowledge that I've accumulated from trials, errors, successes, injuries, recovering and travels while touring and performing on the upright bass all around America with a number of bands. In my life I have studied: classical music, jazz standards, old-time fiddle music, bluegrass numbers, classic country grooves, accompanying singer-songwriters and much more. I am a lover of any music that can be traced back into the roots of the wonderful American music cannon. Come study with me and let's grow your musical roots while playing the instrument that most resembles a beautiful tree: the upright ...

About Alex

During upright bass lessons with me, we'll craft a unique plan for you that will include: building strong technique, learning essential ear-training skills, forming healthy playing habits, decoding your favorite songs and how to make then come to life on the upright bass and with others. I have bee

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Robb V.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1999
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Robb V.

3 Reviews
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I teach blues, bluegrass, rockabilly, country and some swing. Ive been playing for 10 years professionally in many venues around the east coast. My degree is what amounts to a double major double minor in Jazz piano/Recording engineering and jazz and classical guitar and having toured and played as a jazz pianist and being around and playing with so many upright players it was a natural progression for me. (on piano we learn to walk bass lines like bass players)

About Robb

Hi! I'm Robb: .piano, guitar and bass teacher. I’d like to tell you a little bit about myself. I started playing piano at 6, all classical music, and by 10 was playing in piano guilds and scoring very highly. However, around 11 or 12 i was searching for something other than 200 year old music a

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Kristen
Robb is classically trained and a brilliant teacher! He taught our son guitar! He can really reach the kids and engage them!
Colleen
My son has been taking lessons from Robb for over a year now. He loves his instruction from Robb!
Cole
Robb is great guitar teacher! He’s fun to talk to, very knowledgeable and always can take what I say I would like to learn and come up with creative tools or exercises to help me achieve that goal.
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David L.

39 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Jazz Studies from University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music
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David L.

39 Reviews
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I specialize in playing the upright bass, and I have a great time teaching it. I enjoy giving the student perspective on the instrument, explaining the entire double bass and the intricate methods I've used to master it, from Simandl to Rabbath.

I studied upright bass at two Midwest Universities, Northern Kentucky University and University of Cincinnati CCM. I have been playing the bass professionally in ensembles for years. I have experience playing jazz, blues, bluegrass, rock, folk, musical theatre and classical music.

About David

My name is David and I'm a professional musician who just moved to North Austin. I came from Cincinnati, where I went to the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, taught dozens of students at all levels and played regular gigs every weekend. I have been teaching for over fifteen y

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Ron E.
I searched for an excellent upright bass teacher for a good while. Then I found David Lloyd. David is patient, humorous, friendly, knowledgeable and very professional. He carefully taught me all the necessary groundwork to enable me to continue on my own for a while. In a few months I will, without question, continue my studies with David. I would, without hesitation, recommend David to anyone interested in seriously studying the Upright Bass.
Keith
David is awesome with kids, very calm and works well with those who need a little more encouragement. We’ve been with him for 3 months and are happy with the progress.
Nawal N.
Love his method of teaching! Encourages you to your best abilities! Recommend!!!

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Average Cost of Upright Bass Lessons in Darby, PA

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in Darby is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $115 per hour.
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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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"Oliver was patient with my slow internet connection and willing to try different things to make it work. He gave me great tips to help me develop better technique, and was very encouraging. I really appreciated his perspective and skill and am so excited to be progressing with my playing!"
Erica
Took Upright Bass lessons from Oliver H.
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"Darren is a very good teacher. Would recommend him to any bassist beginner or advanced."
Lee
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"I searched for an excellent upright bass teacher for a good while. Then I found David Lloyd. David is patient, humorous, friendly, knowledgeable and very professional. He carefully taught me all the necessary groundwork to enable me to continue on my own for a while. In a few months I will, without question, continue my studies with David. I would, without hesitation, recommend David to anyone interested in seriously studying the Upright Bass."
Ron
Took Upright Bass lessons from David L.
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"Benjamin is great. He has the task of teaching a 46 year old longtime electric bass player and a 12 year old electric bass player (father/daughter). He is teaching us both the fundamentals of the upright bass, which is such a different instrument. We look forward to continued lessons with Benjamin."
Allison
Took Upright Bass lessons from Benjamin Y.
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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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"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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"Maggie is so patient, kind, helpful."
Holly
Took Upright Bass lessons from Maggie L.
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"This man is taking me through an exquisite struggle and building my confidence. Thanks!"
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Took Upright Bass lessons from Cory P.
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"David was great. We just need to figure out why the connection was so fuzzy so we can communicate a little better."
Luka
Took Upright Bass lessons from David L.
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