Fabrizio Sciacca

Fabrizio S.

New York, NY
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Lesson Details

Upright Bass

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate

The Lessons will be focused on: Reading (notation and charts); improvisation; bass lines; bow; technique; learning tunes; ear training; music theory.

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Fabrizio teaches



Fabrizio delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18 to 60

Teaching since:
May 2013

Fabrizio Sciacca was born on May 25, 1990 in Catania, Italy. His interest in music began at a young age, when his father would play him his favorite records. At 14 years old, Fabrizio started playing electric bass, studying with a local teacher in his hometown.
After graduating high school, he began his law studies at Catania University only to realize within the year that his true passion was music. He promptly applied to Berklee College of Music in 2011 and was accepted with a scholarship.
During his four years at Berklee, Fabrizio studied with renowned professors: John Patitucci, Danilo Perez, and Victor Bailey. While there, he performed with a variety of ensembles in many venues of Boston, such as Wally's (famous jazz club where many jazz icons like Charlie Parker performed).
Upon completing his undergrad degree in Electric and Double Bass Performance in 2015, Fabrizio moved to New York. He began studying with bass legend Ron Carter while earning a Master’s Degree in Performance and Composition from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in 2018.
Since moving to New York, Fabrizio has collaborated and shared the stage with some of the best musicians on the scene including Harry Allen, Billy Drummond and Joe Magnarelli. He has also performed in many well-known jazz clubs in the City like Fat Cat, Mezzrow, Shapeshifter, and Minton's.
In June 2019, Fabrizio was awarded the Welcome Back Tony Scott award, a prestigious recognition given to talented musicians by the city of Salemi, Italy, to honor the memory of the great clarinet player Tony Scott. During the same time, he performed with the Edo Ferragamo Project at the GruVillage Festival (Grugliasco, Italy) and Valmontone Summer Festival (Valmontone, Italy), opening for the Italian dates of Anastacia's summer tour.
Currently, Fabrizio continues to learn from his mentor, Ron Carter. He has also released his debut record Gettin' It There with Billy Drummond on drums, Donald Vega on piano, and Jed Levy on saxophone. With all these accomplishments and tireless nature, Fabrizio Sciacca is determined to make himself a fixture of the international jazz community.

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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

Photos & Videos

Video taken with Mao Sone Quartet - Berklee College of Music
Having fun on stage with Harry Allen (saxophone)
Photo by Fabrizio S.
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5 Reviews

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Nathan Sep 17, 2019
Bass Guitar · In studio

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

Daniel Sep 11, 2019
Upright Bass · In studio

Cool guy and great teacher! Highly recommended

Qin Sep 4, 2019
Upright Bass · In 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.

Ben Apr 17, 2019
Bass Guitar · In home

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

Giuseppe Apr 17, 2019
Music Performance · In studio

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

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