Fabrizio Sciacca

Fabrizio S.

New York, NY
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
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.


Write a Review
10 Reviews
Profile-location-online Online


Posted Jun 5, 2020
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
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
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
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
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
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Cool guy and great teacher! Highly recommended

Posted Sep 11, 2019
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
Profile-location-home Student's Home

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

Posted Apr 17, 2019
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

Photos & Videos

10 Photos & Videos


Bass Teacher
May 2018 - Present


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


Master of Jazz Arts
Sep 2016 - May 2018

Manhattan School of Music

Bachelor Degree in Performance
Sep 2011 - May 2015

Berklee College of Music



Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Welcome Back Tony Scott
Jun 2019

City of Salemi, Italy

Outstanding Performance Award
Apr 2013

Berklee College of Music

Let Our Student Counselors Help You

We can match you with the perfect teacher and take care of all your scheduling needs.
Reserve Your Spot
Upright Bass
change subject
  • {{ subject.value }}
{{ (view.locations.length > 1) ? 'Select a ' : '' }} Lesson Location
Other lesson locations may be too far away. show all
Fabrizio's Availability
{{ time }}
{{ time }}
{{ time }}
Time Zone:
Fabrizio's {{ (view.location && view.location.isStudio) ? 'Studio' : '' }} {{ (view.location && view.location.isTravel) ? 'In-Home' : '' }} {{ (view.location && view.location.isOnline) ? 'Online' : '' }} Lesson Pricing
{{ rate.duration }} minutes
${{ rate.rate }}
{{ view.loadingText }}
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Try the first lesson and if you’re not satisfied we'll refund any unused lessons.

Recently Viewed