Fabrizio Sciacca

Fabrizio S.

New York, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
The lessons will be focused on: reading (notation and charts); improvisation; bass lines; bow; technique; learning tunes; ear training; music theory.

About Fabrizio S.

Hi everyone!

My name is Fabrizio Sciacca and I'm here to help you to become a better bassist and a better musician.

I'm originally from Italy where I lived until 2011, when I decided to pursue my career in music after I won a scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston.
There I had the chance to study with some of the best musicians, just to name a few: John Patitucci, Danilo Perez, Victor Bailey, Victor Wooten...
From them not only I learnt the art of music, but also the art of teaching. Some of the topics we covered were: understanding the student's needs, developing the right technique on the instrument and freely express yourself through music.

After graduating in bass and double bass Performance, I moved to New York City in order to continue my education with a Master Degree in Composition and Performance at the Manhattan School of Music, where i graduated in 2018.
Throughout the two years I improved my teaching skills taking classes on Pedagogy and learning from some of the best teachers/musicians: Dave Liebman, Phil Markowitz and Ron Carter (with whom I still study nowadays).

Beside that, I'm an active member of New York jazz scene. I play, record and teach all the time.
It would be amazing catching you at one of my shows sometimes!

I have a lot of experience in the teaching field. I started teaching in 2013 when I was still living in Italy. During this time i had students of different ages and different levels. Later on, once I completed my education, I started delivering lessons again in 2018.

How I like to structure my lessons:

- Listening to the student's goals;
- Providing the right material to reach those goals (technique, reading, improvisation, ear training);
- Applying the concepts on a real musical situation (studying different styles, like funk, rock, jazz, bossa nova);
- Giving listening material to find the right inspiration and develop a good musical taste;
- Developing a personal approach to the instrument and music (the one that will make other musicians hearing YOU in what you play).

Feel free to drop me a message. I'll be happy to answer to any of your questions.

Looking forward to working with you.
Fabrizio

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Rob
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Amazing!

Posted Jun 5, 2020
Jean
Profile-location-online Online

Before taking lessons with Fabrizio, I wasn't a big fan of online lessons. He really made me change my mind about it. Super clear and helpful. Absolutely great!

Posted May 30, 2020
Lewis
Profile-location-home Student's Home

I've been taking lessons with Fabrizio since April 2019 and I feel my playing has reached a whole new level. Thank you Fabrizio!

Posted Feb 28, 2020
Mickey
Profile-location-home Student's Home

The bomb! Even stayed over the hour time to help me understand something I was struggling with. Very patient and focused teacher.

Posted Nov 17, 2019
Chris
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

The material he gives out is always interesting and made me improve a lot. Book a lesson... you won't regret it!

Posted Nov 12, 2019
Nathan
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Fabrizio is a great teacher. Helped me out a lot improving my reading and harmony. Thank you!

Posted Sep 17, 2019
Daniel
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Cool guy and great teacher! Highly recommended

Posted Sep 11, 2019
Qin
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

I enjoyed taking lessons with him. Very passionate about the bass and very in tune with the student's needs. Only reason I didn't give him 5 stars was because of his location, very difficult to get from Flushing to Harlem.

Posted Sep 4, 2019
Ben
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Really knowledgeable teacher. He helped me out improving my technique and improvisation.

Posted Apr 17, 2019
Giuseppe
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Great teacher, really into the basics and the fundamentals of this instrument...Love how you deliver the concept

Posted Apr 17, 2019

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Experience

Bass Teacher
May 2018 - Present

Myself

I've been teaching upright bass and electric bass regularly since I finished my studies in 2018. Beginner, Intermediate and Advance students.

Education

Master of Jazz Arts
Sep 2016 - May 2018

Manhattan School of Music

Bachelor Degree in Performance
Sep 2011 - May 2015

Berklee College of Music

Languages

English

Professional Proficiency

Italian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Welcome Back Tony Scott
Jun 2019

City of Salemi, Italy

Outstanding Performance Award
Apr 2013

Berklee College of Music

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