Hello, my name is Ethan. I'm a professional musician living in the DC area. I perform in jazz clubs, concert halls, restaurants and more on upright an electric bass.
My main performance experience is in jazz settings--I've performed with jazz artists like Rufus Reid, Gary Bartz, Steve Turre, and Marshall Keys. Additionally, I've received Outstanding Soloist and Outstanding Small Jazz Combo Awards from Downbeat Magazine.
While the majority of my experience is in jazz settings, I've also taught rock, pop, funk, and gospel styles to electric bassists and classical styles to upright bassists. While at Oberlin I taught bluegrass, funk, jazz, arranging, improv, and classical lessons to 18-40 year olds. My teaching approach focuses on performance--it doesn't matter what style the student is interested in.
I'm one of the rhythm section instructors for Virginia Music Adventures' Big Band program. I coach the band's rhythm section (bass, piano, drums, guitar) on how to play as a group, dynamics, and other fundamentals of jazz musicianship.
I teach group lessons on upright and electric bass to students at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School to prepare them to play in their school's Jazz Ensemble.
I teach bass, guitar, and violin through B&B Music, DC's largest music lesson company.
I taught fundamentals of jazz improv to classical students at Oberlin
I taught upright bass to non-conservatory students at Oberlin.
I taught electric bass lessons to non-conservatory students at Oberlin. Lessons focused on jazz, funk, rock, and gospel depending on the student.
I helped students improve their writing and worked with teachers to create writing assignments and workshops.
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