Isaac Levien

Isaac L.

Boston, MA
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Isaac delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 1+

Teaching since:
September 2011

Hello! I am a bass player currently living, working, and studying in Boston. I have a Bachelors of Music from New England Conservatory and am currently pursuing a Masters of Music at Berklee College of Music's Global Jazz Institute.

I have a background in Jazz and Classical on both the upright and electric basses. I also love to play piano, compose, and every now and then play some drums.

I am currently studying bass with Susan Hagen of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and piano with Doug Johnson at Berklee. Additionally I am working with bassists John Patitucci and Ben Street at the Global Jazz Institute.

Some of my past teachers include Cecil McBee, John Lockwood, Dave Holland, John McNeil, Don Palma, Frank Carleberg, Jason Moran and Miguel Zenon.

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Private Lessons
Sep 2011 - Present

Isaac has been teaching private students since 2011, working on not only improving himself as a musician but as a teacher as well.

Guest Artists and Teacher
Jan 2017 - Jan 2017
Panama Jazz Festival

Isaac spent a week at the Panama Jazz festival where he taught clinics and gave performances.

Artist and Teacher
Jan 2016 - Jan 2016
Panama Jazz Festival

Teacher's Assistant for Ran Blake
Sep 2015 - Jan 2016
New England Conservatory

Assistant Ensemble Coach
Jun 2015 - Jun 2015
New England Conservatory's Jazz Lab

Jul 2013 - Aug 2013
Litchfield Jazz Camp


Masters of Music
Sep 2016 - Present
Berklee College of Music's Global Jazz Institute
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2012 - May 2016
New England Conservatory

Photos & Videos

Live performance at Gallery 263 in Cambridge.

Isaac performing on the main stage of the final concert for the Panama Jazz Festival 2017 alongside bandmate Nzinga Banks.

At Wally's Cafe along side Austin McMahon and Doug Johnson in the great Jason Palmer's band.

This is a video of Isaac playing with the 2016-2017 NEC Jazz Honors Ensemble
Isaac Levien teaching a clinic during the Panama Jazz Festival 2017.

Isaac Levien playing a jazz classic Isfahan with his good friend Josh Gilbert on Trumpet

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Victoria Danberg Jan 27, 2016
Upright Bass · In home

I have just begun lessons with Isaac. He is an excellent teacher; attuned to my needs, very good at explaining things, patient, very good at getting me to understand what I need to know. I look forward to learning upright bass with him!

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