Collin Dennen

Collin D.

Philadelphia, PA

About Collin D.

Background check: Last verified 09/24/2016
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Collin teaches: Ages 4 and up
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Teaching since: May 2013
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My name is Collin. I have been teaching private lessons since 2013 and have helped young students learn to read music and to sing and play simultaneously. I have also taught accomplished musicians to play electric bass, my primary instrument.
I earned my Bachelor of Music degree in Professional Music with a concentrate in Music Education and Performance at Berklee College of Music in 2014. I currently play in rock bands Ellen Siberian Tiger and Mother Moses, and with Boston-based Bangla pop singer Prithwiraj Choudhury.
I have had experience playing a wide variety of styles of music including rock, folk, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, jazz, funk, blues, and R&B. I teach beginner level piano, trombone and drums, beginner to intermediate guitar, vocals and upright bass, and all levels of electric bass playing. I like to connect my students so that they have experience playing with other musicians and other styles of music.

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Performing with Prithwiraj Choudhury at Prabasi Boston


Private Instructor

Mar 2016 - Present
Philly Music Lessons

I teach private lessons for bass, guitar, drums, piano, and voice for all ages.

Bass player

Sep 2014 - Present
Mother Moses

Bass player

Sep 2014 - Present
Prithwiraj Choudhury

Bass player

Sep 2014 - Present
Ellen Siberian Tiger

Music Teacher

Jan 2016 - Aug 2016
West Park Cultural Center

I taught a music class in an after-school program to students ages 14-16.

Bass player/Band leader

Aug 2010 - Jan 2015
King Tivoli


May 2013 - Sep 2013
Uptown Music Collective

Guitar Teacher

May 2013 - Jul 2013
Michelle Triaca's Music Studio


Bachelor of Music in Professional Music

Sep 2011 - Dec 2014
Berklee College of Music


Jun 2005 - Aug 2011
Uptown Music Collective

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Berklee World Tour Scholarship

Mar 2011
Berklee College of Music
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2 Reviews on Collin D.

Adam S. Nov 26, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio
Collin is a fantastic musician who has helped me with learning the bass. I had no idea where to begin but after signing up for lessons with him, I quickly realized he was a great fit for me and my goals. Collin's musical experience and overall enthusiastic demeanor make him a great teacher and I can't wait for more lessons. Highly recommended!!
Catherine Jun 8, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio
Collin is an amazing teacher! I started taking lessons with him on the electric bass - I was a beginner on the instrument, but I had lots of previous musical knowledge. Collin was incredibly patient with me from the get go, and had a lot of insight as to what tunes would be good for me to start with and what exercises and scales would suit my specific level of learning. He was patient and kind with me, and went at exactly the pace that I needed him to. Whenever I was struggling with a scale or bass line, he would immediately notice, slow down, and show me note for note what I was supposed to play. Conversely, whenever I was learning quickly and with ease, he would react accordingly and speed up the information a bit or move on to more difficult tasks. Collin a very skilled musician himself which makes it all the more inspiring to take lessons from him. He makes every lesson fun and informative. After each lesson, I felt pumped to practice and play during the week between our lessons. Collin is an incredible guy and a wonderful instructor - highly recommended!!!
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