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Michael C.

20 Reviews
Philadelphia, PA
Starting at $25
  • Master of Arts in Music Education from Philadelphia University of the Arts
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Michael C.

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Using your favorite bass lines, we will explore music theory on the bass. Learn to create your own bass part for songs. Be able to demonstrate proper technique and tonal production on the instrument. Learn musical vocabulary and alternate techniques necessary to perform songs on the bass.

About Michael

Michael C. was eleven years old when he began to play the electric bass guitar. He decided to get an electric bass because it was the one instrument needed to start a band among his friends. In addition to playing the electric bass, Michael enjoyed time practicing on the guitar and piano in high sc

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Karl
I am very new to the instrument. Michael is patient and teaches me a lot of new knowledge to learn and practice.
Françoise C.
First day was great!!!
Skylin H.
My granddaughter tried to talk me into canceling her lesson . After her lesson she said she liked it.
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Chris B.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance) from New York University
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Chris B.

3 Reviews
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I've been playing in jazz ensembles, big bands, orchestras, country bands, etc, for more than 15 years. I will guide you to mastery on the upright bass through sound fundamental education and transcription.

About Chris

I'm a bass player, educator, composer, arranger and band leader living in Brooklyn, NY, and am active in a diverse group of projects that include polka, jazz, classical, and commercial music. I've been teaching double bass and electric bass for 20 years, and have recently added synth bass to my le

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Alex S.
He's very knowledgeable and able to adapt to the student's needs. I highly recommend him.
Andy O.
Chris is really knowledgeable and a great teacher. I’m excited to get to work with him on an instrument I’ve always wanted to play.
Andy H.
Andy loved his lesson and is excited for the next one! Thanks!

Rene T.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Associates in Education from Miami Dade Wolfson College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Rene T.

33 Reviews
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I've been teaching for over 10 yrs.
I specialize in Jazz/Rockabilly/Psychability/Concert Bass
I focus on Understanding the Instrument through different techniques and regimens of exercise that help to create a very versatile player.

About Rene

Knowing at the age of 5 that music was my life, by being brought up surrounded by praise music and gospel, my early exposure to music helped me to find every Instrument and style just my thing! I wanted to play everything and learn all aspects of music. I started with singing in the children's choi

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Joseph R.
Helped me understand fundamentals and things I were doing incorrectly
Brandon &.
As far as I know, Brandon and the kids enjoyed their first class this morning. Thank you!
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Amanda
great instructor. he is patient and works well with special needs teens by finding different ways to get a point across. my daughter really liked it and she is actually doing the vocal exercises.

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Amber W.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Bachelor Degree in Music Education from The College of Saint Rose
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Amber W.

21 Reviews
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Experienced Music teacher of 8 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of their instrument and theory skills. I specialize in all styles. Typically, I use a variety of method books to pick from to meet the needs of the students. I also have many tools available to use during lessons.
My students have gone on to NYSSMA and on to college auditions successfully!

About Amber

I have been teaching private lessons since 2008, but have been studying music since I was only 4 with non stop private and in school lessons. I now have my Bachelor's degree in Music education and am working toward my Masters in Music performance and Instruction. I love working with my students

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Ben C.
Very knowledgeable and personable. Puts you at ease, patient and doesn't give you more than you can handle. So far, a good experience.
Emma
Amber is a really sweet and kind loving teacher to help you reach your goals
Adrita M.
Amber was very nice.. she knew how to jump in right where my daughter had left her last teacher and became a favorite on the first day. :)

Marlon M.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Masters Degree in Double Bass Performance from Colburn Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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Marlon M.

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Are you looking to boost your bass chops? Are you trying to stand out and enhance your music community? Do you have something to say through your bass playing and want to be heard? My passion is to help you reach these goals and become an in-demand upright bassist in your city. My desire is to help you discover how relatable upright bass playing is to your daily life. I offer multiple ways of viewing bass technique, repertoire, and lyrical expression as something that is an extension of you. I'm a conservatory-trained, classical and jazz bassist with gigging/touring/studio experience including collaborations with Stewart Copeland, Mike Garson, Ellis Marsalis, Quatuor Ebène and Gustavo Dudamel.

About Marlon

"Hailing from Los Angeles, Marlon is a young virtuoso bassist and composer emerging at the center of the LA and NYC jazz scenes. Marlon has demonstrated his virtuosity while touring with a wide range of artists, including Stewart Copeland, Quatuor Ebène, and Mike Garson. Discovered by Stanley Clark

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Marlon is an incredibly qualified, knowledgable, and kind teacher. As an incredible performer who has studied with the likes of Stanley Clarke, he understands extremely complex concepts, and can explain them as well as the simple concepts - which he also understands. He focuses on his students so completely and always wants the best for them. He encourages us to find our own unique musical voice as he has done.

Eli B.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Bachelor of Music - String Bass Performance Major from DePaul University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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Eli B.

7 Reviews
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Upright bass can be one of the most versatile instruments. Players of the instrument find themselves in settings ranging from symphony orchestras to bluegrass bands and everything in between. With the modern music world become more receptive to acoustic instruments, as well as amplification technology evolving, upright bassist can also become members of rock bands or hip-hop groups. In lessons, I teach the student how to navigate the instrument in a way that allows them to pursue whatever genre they want. I focus on skills that are universal to music, as well as specific skills for different styles of playing. As a double bassist, I have played in jazz combos, big bands, orchestras, chamber groups, and bluegrass/ old-time groups. I'm excited to share my love and knowledge of this instrument with other players!

About Eli

One of the great things about being a bassist is that you can play with a lot of different groups. From jazz combos and rock bands, to bluegrass bands and string quintets, the bass can be an integral part of each. For me, learning and playing many different types of music has added to the joy of be

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Jonathan F.
Super cool guy. A lesson with Eli is the perfect blend of his knowledge, expertise, patience, and overall chill. 5 stars all the way.
Justin
Eli is professional, courteous, & patient. All qualities that make him a good instructor. We are very satisfied & glad our son enjoys his lessons.
Zack Botkin
If you are looking for an excellent bass teacher, look no further. You would be wasting your time. I've had a number of music instructors over the years, and I can easily say that Eli ranks at or near the top of that list.

Eli knew exactly where to start with me... he truly has an amazing ability to gauge where the student's level of knowledge is, and tailor the lesson exactly to that. Within a few lessons, I had improved my form tremendously. We covered everything that I wanted to learn, and wasted no time on things that I already knew.

What's more, a few of the instructors I have had in the past came off as a bit elitist and snobby. Eli is one of the most genuine guys around. He'll guide the lesson at your own pace, always willing to pause and show you something a second, third, or fourth time... At no point do you ever feel like you are going to ask a dumb question. This is a crucial trait of a good instructor, and Eli definitely has that going for him.

He is also quite accommodating. We typically do Skype lessons, but one there was one time that his room mate had made a slight miscalculation in the internet bill, which resulted in no internet that day. Rather than let that stop him, he actually brought his bass and amplifier on the bus, and came to my apartment to give me the lesson in person. He will make sure you get your lesson, one way or another.

My only regret is that I don't have a 6th star to give the guy! I definitely recommend him to anyone looking to learn how to play the bass guitar.

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Average Cost of Upright Bass Lessons in Villanova, PA

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in Villanova is $70. 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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$52 average
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"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!"
- Beau
Took Upright Bass lessons from Steven F.
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"He was great! Maggy is learning so much! So glad we found Mark"
- Maggy
Took Upright Bass lessons from Mark L.
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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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"Really great teacher, listens to you and helps with what you need to grow as a musician. Smart and nice, always willing to spend extra time working on what you need most."
- Leo
Took Upright Bass lessons from Christopher G.
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"Great teacher, very attentive and helpful, and is passionate about teaching proper form and best practices on the upright bass. Highly recommended."
- Craig
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"I’m a super beginner on upright bass. But he is so kind and his teaching is so nice!"
- Ayaka
Took Upright Bass lessons from Andrea V.
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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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"Hannah is helping me regain all that I lost fro nearly 50 years ago."
- David
Took Upright Bass lessons from Hannah F.
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"Marlon is an incredibly qualified, knowledgable, and kind teacher. As an incredible performer who has studied with the likes of Stanley Clarke, he understands extremely complex concepts, and can explain them as well as the simple concepts - which he also understands. He focuses on his students so completely and always wants the best for them. He encourages us to find our own unique musical voice as he has done."
- Anonymous
Took Upright Bass lessons from Marlon M.
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"Kyle has given me contra bass, aka upright bass,weekly lessons from August 2015 through May 2016. I have never played a string instrument prior to this, although I do play piano and have played the flute, bagpipes, and piccolo over the years. I did not need education in reading music.

Kyle was able to take me from sounding like a lower octave version of Jack Benny (a mid-20th century comedian famous for his howlingly horrid violin playing) to a level where I know how to hold the instrument and the bow, the fingerings, bowing technique, and how to get a very respectable sound from the instrument.

He also installed the strings when I received the new instrument, found a manufacturing flaw in the bridge height that the manufacturer subsequently paid to repair, and diagnosed a resonance issue with the instrument that was corrected with a balance weight on the string below the bridge."
- Laura
Took Upright Bass lessons from Kyle C.
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