Charlie Carswell

Charlie C.

Newhall, CA

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
I teach violin for Children's Music Workshop and have had students as young as 2nd grade
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Charlie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
June 2010

I teach Violin, Cello, and Ukulele at a local workshop
and have also taught beginner guitar

My primary instruments are double bass and electric bass

Here is my bio-
An experienced classical and contemporary musician, Charlie has performed at events such as the West Coast Premiere of Sila by John Luther Adams (Ojai Festival), and with ensembles including the Center Stage Opera, Santa Monica Symphony, and Symphonia Pasadena.

His formal education started at Interlochen Arts Academy at age 13 and continued at the University of North Texas, during which time he began to play professionally with the Shreveport Symphony, Sherman Symphony, and the East Texas Symphony. He then relocated to Los Angeles to earn his MFA at California Institute of Arts, under instruction from Peter Rofe (Los Angeles Philharmonic), Darek Oles (Brad Mehldau), and Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick.

He is a frequent performer of new music and has premiered works for solo double bass by contemporary composers including Sean Hayward and Chuck Gloria. His own music explores his influences of folk and the blues and has included collaborations with electronic, avant garde, bluegrass, and jazz musicians.

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Strings teacher
Aug 2016 - Present
Children's Music Workshop

Teach violin, cello, ukulele

Music Theory Teacher
Aug 2016 - Mar 2017
Saturday Conservatory of Music

Taught music theory to approximately 100 students ages 6-15


MFA in music performance
Sep 2013 - May 2015
California Institute of the Arts
B.A. in International Studies
Jan 2006 - Dec 2010
University of North Texas


Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency

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2 Reviews

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Brent Jul 2, 2017
Upright Bass · In home

Charlie has a colossal amount of knowledge about double bass, is very patient, and is very willing and able to tailor his teaching to your needs. Just what I needed.

John Q. Nov 26, 2016
Upright Bass · In home

Great first lesson! Thanks Charlie.

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