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Geoff B.
Garden City, New York
Hi, My name' s Geoff and I' ve been playing the Piano since 1963. I offer Technical Studies, NYSSMA Pieces, Reading Skills, Classical as well as Popular Music. I' m patient with students as well as schedule changes due to school related conflicts including switching for students studying for Midterms and Finals type things. Let' s get you playing!
About Geoff B.

Hi, my name is Geoff and I play Double Bass, Bass Guitar, Cello and Piano. I played full time in a Symphony orchestra for 20 yrs., began playing Piano in 1963, Bass Guitar 1970, Double Bass 1977 and Cello 1982. I prescribe lessons complete with Solo, Ensemble, and Technical Playing and Reading Skills thoroughly as well as progressively. I make the lessons fun and interesting and relate well with all types of personalities. My students view me as a teacher and friend who' s a good listener when they have things like overloads in homework from school and other complications that kids face.They do great at NYSSMA and are asked to play in all ensembles at school. I love animals and my hobbies are hiking in the mountains including in snow and ice, camping, building things and work on my own car when I can. Most of my students stay with me for 8-10 yrs. and handle themselves very well in all ensembles. They play to earn scholarships for college as well and play for life. Happy Playing!

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 1978

Education

Performance Diploma with completion all Master Degree Music Courses

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Teaches ages 8+

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Speaks English, some Spanish

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Geoff B.
Garden City, New York
Hi, My name' s Geoff and I' ve been playing the Piano since 1963. I offer Technical Studies, NYSSMA Pieces, Reading Skills, Classical as well as Popular Music. I' m patient with students as well as schedule changes due to school related conflicts including switching for students studying for Midterms and Finals type things. Let' s get you playing!
About Geoff B.

Hi, my name is Geoff and I play Double Bass, Bass Guitar, Cello and Piano. I played full time in a Symphony orchestra for 20 yrs., began playing Piano in 1963, Bass Guitar 1970, Double Bass 1977 and Cello 1982. I prescribe lessons complete with Solo, Ensemble, and Technical Playing and Reading Skills thoroughly as well as progressively. I make the lessons fun and interesting and relate well with all types of personalities. My students view me as a teacher and friend who' s a good listener when they have things like overloads in homework from school and other complications that kids face.They do great at NYSSMA and are asked to play in all ensembles at school. I love animals and my hobbies are hiking in the mountains including in snow and ice, camping, building things and work on my own car when I can. Most of my students stay with me for 8-10 yrs. and handle themselves very well in all ensembles. They play to earn scholarships for college as well and play for life. Happy Playing!

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 1978

Education

Performance Diploma with completion all Master Degree Music Courses

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 8+

Speaks

Speaks English, some Spanish

Speaks

Has background check

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I've taken lessons from a number of double bass teachers. I've never found an instructor who gave me exactly what I needed until Geoff. He's the consummate professional double bass player and teacher. Geoff is intelligent, courteous, patient, humorous and above all knowledgeable. So, if you're a serious upright bass student, I would, without hesitation, recommend Geoff Bowater.

Posted Jan 28, 2021
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Patient and Kind. Explains theory well!

Posted Sep 13, 2019
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My daughter had few lessons with Geoff, so far it seems like her skills has improved.

Posted Mar 8, 2018
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Principal Bass,Assistant Principal Bass,Section Bass,Studio,Rock & Roll Bass Guitar work
Sep 1972 - Feb 2017
Florida Philharmonic,Palm Beach Symphony, Boca Raton Pops Orchestra,Sony Recording Industries,Criteria Hit Factory,Amadeus Music School
Rehearse and perform Symphony and Chamber Orchestra Repertoire, Solos, Studio Recording, Teaching Double Bass, Bass Guitar, Cello and Piano.
Performance Diploma with completion all Master Degree Music Courses
Jun 1977 - May 1983
Manhattan School of Music, DeAnza Community College
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Performance Diploma
Jun 1983
Manhattan School of Music
Performance Diploma with completion of Master Degree Music courses including Orchestration, Instrumentation, Composition for Non - Comp Majors and Rhythmic Analysis
4 Year Full Scholarship, Outstanding Musician Award
Sep 1979
Manhattan School of Music, De Anza Community College

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Instructor details
Piano
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Ardsley Blvd.
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
60 minutes
$60
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30