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Sam K.

9 Reviews
Oakdale, PA
Starting at $35
  • B.S. in Energy Technology Graduated 1985 from Penn State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1992
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Sam K.

9 Reviews
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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

John L.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, spanish, french
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Jazz Performance from San Diego State University
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John L.

16 Reviews
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Private Upright Bass Teacher

College Performance Degree in Bass
Diploma from Grove School of Music in Bass
20 years professional experience of Bass Playing

About John

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to inquire about studying music with me. Music and studying music has always been a passionate experience for me. I have been so blessed with the teachers and fellow musicians in my life. You should realize that your study of music may start with me

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Emily C.
The first lesson was great. John is a great communicator .
Jeremiah
John is good teacher, I completely satisfied.
Aidan
Very comfortable atmosphere. John asked my son what his goals were and tgen taylored instruction to help him meet those goals..We were very pleased! We highly recommend him.

Steven F.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Cum Laude Bachelors in Music Performance Double Bass from The Ohio State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Steven F.

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It is my goal as a teacher to give you the tools to play music but more importantly to create music.

My Teaching Philosophy

Left Hand-
Scales and arpeggios our the bedrock of music. They are the foundation of everything harmonically and melodically. We will begin with learning our major, minor and pentatonic scales and corresponding arpeggios. Once we have an understanding of those we will delve into our modes and more “exotic” scales.

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The right hand is our time machine. It gives us the ability to play in time and with groove and feel. We will work on rhythmic studies string crossings and practicing with a metronome. Remembering music is harmony, Melody and rhythm working as one.

For those who are new to playing music the hardest thing for some to master is rhythm/time keeping. It is the black and white right or wrong of the music world. Often times our want to progress quickly is hampered by skipping over the basic building blocks of rhythm and ...

About Steven

Steven F offers instruction for electric or acoustic bass guitar, upright bass, mandolin and ukulele as well as music theory. Steven F., a professional musician and teacher for over fifteen years, graduated cum laude with a performance degree in the upright bass from The Ohio State Universit

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Beau
I can’t believe how much material was covered in a 60 minute lesson! Steven was engaging and encouraging. My 16 year old son learned a lot and had a great time doing it. We are looking forward to future lessons!
Brad N.
Steven is an excellent teacher. He had a lot of helpful information and made a great effort to assess my needs. I’m looking forward to more lessons!
Will Peterson
Steven is an excellent instructor. He is patient and kind. He breaks things down to make it easier to learn and play. I see improvement in my lessons every week.

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Jeffrey S.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Music Performance from Northeastern Illinois University
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Jeffrey S.

4 Reviews
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I am available to teach beginner and intermediate level players on double bass. I am currently working towards a bachelors in music with a focus on music performance. Double Bass is my primary instrument. I'm able to teach jazz and classical as well as the various forms of technique needed to play double bass properly.

About Jeffrey

My name is Jeff and I have been a bass player for over 20 years. I have professional experience on bass guitar and have played, performed, and recorded with many bands and musicians since the mid 1990's. I currently perform throughout the Chicago area in bands and in musical theatre pits as well. I

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Edwin
I’m not usually one to write reviews but Jeff is such a great teacher. He really helped to develop my playing to where now I consider myself a confident bassist. His style of teaching not only helped me to be a better bassist, but also helped me internalize musical concepts that will help me for the rest of my life. I strongly recommend Jeff if you are looking for someone to really take you to the next level!
Jeremy
Jeff Was a godsend with our 9 year old son. We felt Jeff really knew what Jabob needed to get him interested in learning to correct way to play, while also having FUN. As a pick up, know nothing guitar player myself I was really impressed with Jeff’s attitude and dedication to music and fostering the learning of music. 10/10 THANKS Jeff!
Natalie
Jeff is a great teacher. Jeff made the lessons super fun and meaningful for my son. He has a unique way of teaching that really helps anyone in any level understand. I highly recommend Jeff!
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Chuks O.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English / pigeon English and Igbo
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Chuks O.

3 Reviews
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Want to play like a pro and write your own music? you definitely at the right place. I have been teaching private piano, Bass guitar, drum and composition lessons for more than a decade. i graduated from Berklee College of music where i majored in performance/ professional music with a full scholarship. i make my lessons fun and prepare students for auditions and live performance situations. Let's get started!

About Chuks

I am a professional bass player, pianist and record producer. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelors degree on a full ride. During my time at Berklee, world-renowned bassists such as Steve Bailey and John Patitucci have mentored me. One of my original compositions “Chuk for Ch

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Dozi
this guy really made drumming so easy and I learnt basic rudiments in a short time... I will recommend him for any of the above instruments he is a beast on each instrument...
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Albino
Amazing teacher and superbly talented!!
Erica
Chuks is amazing!!! alot of talented musicians i know really suck at teaching but he's a combination of both. He makes everything so easy that you start thinking like a pro in one hour. His personality is incredible! always smiling!:))
after a month of lesson i can easily play by ear and transcribe practically anything, and he makes you think "outside the box". Thank you so much Chuks!

Jesse B.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 2010
  • BA in Anthropology, Minor in Philosophy from Franklin Pierce University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jesse B.

3 Reviews
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I have a long track record of teaching in the realm of acoustic music. Beginning in 2010 (while living in Rhode Island) I decided to share my knowledge of stringed instruments as a traveling music teacher. Through the years of performing in various bluegrass outfits, I have always had students eager to learn how to begin or advance their skills in stringed instruments through one on one lessons, coaching, and jamming with others. During the 2015-2016 school year I held the position of Music Therapist In Residence at the CITE School in Providence, RI working with developmentally challenged and disabled students, which allowed me greater insight into different coaching and music education techniques. I am currently endorsed by Ear Trumpet Labs of Portland, OR and The Deering Banjo Company.
If you're looking to start fresh, brush up, or get some coaching/advice on advanced improvisation techniques on the banjo, we can get it done together! If you're ready to start down the road and ...

About Jesse

I have a long track record of teaching in the realm of acoustic music. Beginning in 2010 (while living in Rhode Island) I decided to share my knowledge of stringed instruments as a traveling music teacher. Through the years of performing in various bluegrass outfits, I have always had students eage

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Pat C.
still learning.
pat
since this was my 1st lesson everything went well. looking forward to my next lesson and the lesson after that and so forth.
Gerald
Jesse is extremely talented and an excellent teacher. He is very patient and encouraging in his teaching style. He knows banjo and how to motivate his students. Establishing a strong foundation is the basis of his teaching method. Everything builds on this solid foundation.

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Average Cost of Upright Bass Lessons in Pittsburgh, PA

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in Pittsburgh is $72. 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.
30 min
$42 average
45 min
$54 average
60 min
$72 average

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"Geoff is a true professional with great attention to important details and techniques. he is a teachers, teacher with vast experience and expertise. A perfectionist that gets people to bring out their best. he has helped my son with all levels of NYSMA."
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"Alex is an excellent instructor. Very engaging with his students. His passion to make sure the student learn and get the most out of his lessons is outstanding."
- Kanesha
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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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"Hannah is helping me regain all that I lost fro nearly 50 years ago."
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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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"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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"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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"Alex is the best music teacher ever!!!

Alex is an excellent teacher. He is great with kids and their parents. He is very patient and makes learning the bass fun. Alex provides feedback to the students and their parents which is helpful in the learning process. Our experience with Alex has been wonderful and we would recommend him to others."
- Rayann
Took Upright Bass lessons from Alexander A.
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"Cool guy and great teacher! Highly recommended"
- Daniel
Took Upright Bass lessons from Fabrizio S.
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"Darren has been an outstanding teacher for my high school daughter preparing for her college auditions. His attention to detail has vastly improved her technique. She is playing with more confidence also. Darren is fabulous in sharing his time and talent. She has had several private lesson teachers on the past but he is definitely the best!"
- Kathleen
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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