Dave Welsch

Dave W.

Oswego, NY

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Dave delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 21 to 60

Teaching since:

First-Call Bass Player, Dave Welsch, has been been performing all styles of music for nearly 50 years.

I have been featured on both Electric and Acoustic Basses in Jazz, Pop, Rock, Country, Folk, and Musical Theater. I hold a B.A. in Music from the State University of New York at Oswego.

I most recently toured with Grammy Award winning artist, Victor Wooten, featured on Bass, Trumpet, Keyboards, and Vocals.

As an Educator, I have taught Private Lessons since 1979 and have been on the Management and Instructional Staff of Victor Wooten’s Center For Music and Nature since its inception in 2000 and at Steve Bailey’s ‘Bass at The Beach’ in Myrtle Beach, SC.

As a Personal or Group Coach, I share 45+ years of perspective in Live Performance and the Music Business with clients.

I offer Lectures and Clinics covering topics such as:

- Reading Standard Notation for Bass
- The Whole Language Approach to Learning Music
- The Emotional Impact of Film Music
- Your Career in Music
- Time Management for Musicians
- The History of the Bass Guitar

As a Production Manager, I have worked with dozens of Special Guest Artists including Stanley Clarke, Anthony Jackson, Will Lee, Omar Hakim, Béla Fleck, Oteil Burbridge, Nate Watts, John Patitucci, Jason Scheff, Chuck Rainey, Rachel Z, Reggie Hamilton, Dennis Chambers, Alphonso Johnson, Mike Gordon, and many more.

I worked as a Management Assistant, Personal Assistant and Project Manager for 5-time Grammy Award winning Artist, Victor Wooten from 1998 to 2012. He was Victor’s Tour Manager in 2005, 2007, and 2008.

I have also maintained an active career as a Voice-Over artist and actor. I have been featured on commercials, instructional videos and promotional pieces for major corporations and organizations.

As an accomplished Audio Editor,I have produced materials for hundreds of Figure Skating programs, radio promotional pieces, news features and long form radio programs.

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Substitute Music Teacher
Sep 2010 - Present
Oswego City Schools

Instructor / Administrator
Sep 2000 - Present
Victor Wooten's Center for Music and Nature

Dave teaches Bass, Music Theory, and Reading during our Programs. He has also worked extensively behind the scenes in Administration at the Center, since the very first Camp.

Private Instructor
Sep 1979 - Present
DayGig Music

Instructor / Producer
Feb 2006 - May 2009
The Bass Vault, LLC

Production Manager / Instructor
Feb 2004 - Feb 2007
Bass at The Beach, LLC

Private Instructor
Mar 1999 - May 2005
Northstar Music Studios


B.A., Music
Jan 1979 - May 1981
Oswego State University
Music Education
Sep 1977 - Jan 1979
Marywood College


Louis Armstrong Jazz Award
Jun 1977
Scranton Central High School


International Society of Bassists
Oct 2016

The International Society of Bassists was founded by the world-renowned virtuoso Gary Karr in 1967. With nearly 3,000 members in over 40 countries, the ISB publishes a triannual magazine, Bass World, with an eclectic mix of articles about soloists, jazz and orchestral players, early music, pedagogy, international personalities and orchestras and reviews of new print music and recordings, plus monthly e-newsletters and communications.

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American Federation of Musicians
Oct 1974

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Photos & Videos

Teaching at Victor Wooten's Center for Music and Nature

Playing Bass with the Victor Wooten Band in Rio das Ostras, Brazil.
"Reading 101 for Bass"

In the Orchestra Pit for "Evita", on Bass and Keyboards.

Dave Welsch
Bassist | Educator | Producer

"Music as a Language" lecture. Victor Wooten's Center for Music and Nature

Onstage with Victor Wooten & JD Blair.
City Winery, Nashville

On-Tour with The Victor Wooten Band

In The Studio.
'VixMix', Nashville, TN
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