Cole Davis

Cole D.

New York, NY

Lesson Details

Upright Bass

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
As a recent winner of the Ron Carter Bass Competition and the NEA Future Jazz Master Award, I can take your bass playing to the next level. I teach middle school students at a public school on the Upper Westside who are beginners and serious musicians wanting to get better. When I graduated high school, I was awarded a full tuition scholarship to all the major conservatories. I will get you the results you want on both electric bass and acoustic bass.
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Cole delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I am a working bassist in NYC. I am currently teaching students ranging from beginner to professional. I teach at a middle school on the Upper Westside of Manhattan and have had a lot of success with teenage bassists. I also have older advanced students who I help in learning a different way of playing.
As last year’s winner of the Ron Carter Bass Competition and the NEA Future Jazz Master Award, I know how to win major competitions. I also can help you get the college scholarship you are aiming for.
I am able to teach in my apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, your home or on-line.
I teach all styles, any skill level and all musical goals.


after-school band director
Oct 2016 - Present
Mott Hall II

Direct after-school band at a public middle school in New York, NY

bassist, composer, arranger
Jan 2015 - Present
Hip-Bone Music

play bass and arrange music for brass music publishing company


BM Jazz Bass
Sep 2016 - Present
Manhattan School of Music
BM Performance
Sep 2015 - May 2016
Berklee College of Music


Limited Proficiency


NEA Future Jazz Master
Apr 2017
Ron Carter Bass Competition
Jul 2016
Detroit Jazz Festival


Apr 2017

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Cole Davis playing Ben Wendel solo
Cole Davis with his bass

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Cole teaching a middle school class

Cole with a beginner student


5 Reviews

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Ivan B. Dec 11, 2017
Bass Guitar · Online

Great bass player and instructor. I feel I am learning a lot. Highly recommend.

Ivan B. Nov 26, 2017
Bass Guitar · Online

Mario Jul 28, 2017
Bass Guitar · Online

I was amazed how much I learned in just a few online lessons. Cole gave me a lot to work on and he knew exactly how to show me what was lacking in my playing. Man, this dude can play... and teach! Very organized and very eager to help you get better.

Sam Jul 28, 2017
· In home

I've been playing bass for 15 years and took a hiatus from playing. Decided to take some lessons to get back into it. Found out about Cole through other musicians. Amazing someone of Cole's ability is teaching for such a reasonable rate. Great teacher!

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Jacqui Jul 27, 2017
Bass Guitar · In home

Cole is a great bass teacher for my son! He keeps my son motivated and excited to play. We have gone to hear Cole play at various clubs and are blown away that such a brilliant musician is also a kind, patient and dedicated teacher.

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