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Daniel B.
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Want to learn the upright bass? Discover personalized lessons from a professional musician and teacher
With or without a bow, upright bass students that study with me can learn a variety of styles (classical, jazz, bluegrass, etc.). Lessons include focus on intonation, dexterity, and rhythmic independence with special attention to having a comfortable approach to the instrument. Students will always have tangible representations of their work through recordings and personalized musical guides.
About Daniel B.

Hello! My name is Daniel and I have been playing and teaching guitar and bass (electric and upright) in all styles for over 15 years. I even have a Masters Degree and a Bachelors in music to show for it. My students have the benefit of highly customized lessons based on their interests and goals. As a teacher, I have been delighted to see my students find success and joy in music as a number of my students have won awards through school and extracurricular groups

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2002

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Master of Music in Jazz Studies

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Upright Bass
Teaches 5 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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Dan is an excellent teacher--in all respects. First, he models the outcomes that he looks for. Second, he works patiently to break down the needed components so that he is able to realize the results that he would like. Third, he provides a motivational climate so that the student works for the outcome most important to his or her learning. I've thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work with him and would welcome the opportunity to work with him again in the future.

Posted Feb 12, 2022
Online

My son has been taking lessons with Mr. Brown for 2 years. We started off in-home but switched to online at the onset of the pandemic. Mr. Brown is always friendly fun and professional. My son started bass in school but did not enjoy the classroom lessons. My son has some learning and focus challenges. Mr. Brown is very patient, encouraging, and kind with him and he works hard to keep my son engaged. My son made significant strides. I highly recommend Mr. Brown as an instructor.

Posted Jul 30, 2021
Online

My 14 year old son has been taking lessons with Daniel for about a year now and is very pleased with Daniel's teaching style and skill. Daniel is well prepared for each lesson and challenges my son with new techniques and material. We plan to stay with him!

Posted Jul 26, 2021
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Music Faculty
Sep 2019 - Present
Northern Virginia Community College (Alexandria Campus)
I am on the music faculty as a string bass (jazz and classical) and electric bass instructor.
Bassist
Jul 2017 - Present
Luke James Shaffer
I am in Luke's band as his bassist and have composed some of the arrangements for horn parts and other instruments for shows/recordings. Luke's first CD, Luke James Shaffer vol. 1, was released in September 2018 and his first single "Pressure" has been streamed over 200k times on Spotify. He is a House Studio DC artist.
Bassist
Aug 2014 - Present
Cristian Perez Quintet
Cristian is a fantastic guitarist and composer from Argentina and the leader of CPQ. The CPQ is an ensemble that features flute, guitar, bandoneon, bass, and drums. This group has gotten to play at prestigious venues around the DC area such as Strathmore, Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, Blues Alley, and Twins Jazz. In 2016, CPQ released a critically acclaimed album entitled Anima Mundi that stayed on World Music Charts for several months.
Guitarist
May 2013 - Present
International Strings Duo
This group is a violin/guitar duo that I started that plays a variety of styles including folk, classical, jazz, blues, and pop. We have performed at a number of the embassies around DC as well as weddings and concerts. It is a lot of fun.
Bassist
Aug 2006 - Present
Freelance Musician
I have gotten to play with tremendous musicians all over the country in many different genres. It has and continues to be a constant source of inspiration. Some highlights include sharing the stage with Jeremy Wilson (former trombonist with Vienna Philharmonic and current trombone professor at Vanderbilt University), Jerry Coker (jazz education pioneer, saxophonist with Woody Herman and Mel Lewis), and Andy Wood (national champion Guitar Center's Guitarmageddon, guitarist and mandolinist with Rascal Flatts).
Master of Music in Jazz Studies
Sep 2013 - May 2015
George Mason University
Bachelor of Music in Studio Music and Jazz/String Bass Performance
Aug 2006 - May 2011
University of Tennessee
Bassist for USAF Band of the Golden West
Jun 2014
United States Air Force
School of Music Scholarship
Jun 2013
George Mason University
Barry McDonald Scholarship
Sep 2010
University of Tennessee
BMI
Apr 2014
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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Instructor details
Upright Bass
Teaches 5 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
This teacher is not currently accepting students