David Bamber
Trenton, NJ
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David Bamber

David B.

Trenton, NJ
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I believe the role of a teacher is to provide a framework or organized system of progress for his/her student. A teacher is not simply someone who orders and dictates; but someone who can stimulate their student’s growth in whatever their field of study is. They help students to progress quickly by pointing out areas of weakness and what to focus on. I believe that learning is both an internal and communal process. Every living being has the potential to learn to do amazing things or acquire incredible skills. However, to learn something means to make it apart of oneself. The irony is that without having someone to play with and truly experience the music making process, the musician will never internalize what he or she is learning. I provide my students with a sense companionship as well as instruction throughout their learning endeavors. The direction of my teaching depends on the goals of the student. Music and art can be valuable to anyone interested in learning. My teaching is meant to instill creativity, discipline, and confidence in anyone I work with. Practicing an art form helps to provide someone with a sense of purpose and accomplishment through time and patience. Take a lesson with me; and let me help you to be excited about music!

About David B.

Grounded in the traditions of jazz and improvisation, David Bamber is a genre blending bassist with a focus on creating new and progressive music. Growing up with a Puerto Rican mother and African-American father gave him the opportunity to become familiar with a multitude of music including, jazz, salsa, rnb, and hip-hop. David is a graduate of Howard University, where he had the opportunity to perform with iconic musicians such as Hubert Laws, Hugh Masekela, Javon Jackson, Cyrus Chestnut, and Patti Austin. In his personal career, David has been fortunate enough to share the stage with Warren Wolf, Tim Warfield, Chucho Valdes, and Khary Abdul-Shaheed. David has performed at a multitude of venues including The Kennedy Center, McCarter Theatre, Apollo, Twins Jazz, Mr.Henry’s, Chris’s Jazz Café, and Blues Alley. David Bamber also holds a M.M. from Temple University. He has been a student of Steve Novosel, Mike Boone, David Wong, Charlie Young, Tim Warfield, Ben Schachter, and Warren Wolf. David recently released his first EP entitled “Beauty In The Journey”, a compilation of original music, which blends his love of contemporary/electronic music with his foundation in jazz.

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Experience

Freelance Bassist/Private Instructor
May 2016 - Present

Self

Education

M.M. Jazz Studies
Aug 2017 - May 2019

Temple University

B.M. Jazz Studies
Aug 2012 - May 2016

Howard University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

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