Liana Bowman

Liana B.

Westlake Village, CA

About Liana B.

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Liana teaches: Ages 4 and up
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Teaching since: 2006
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My name is Liana, and I am a freelance double bassist and music instructor working in the Greater Los Angeles Area. I have been playing music for nearly my entire life, starting on piano at the age of five and moving on to learn other instruments as the years progressed. I have performed with various orchestras, chamber groups, musical theater pit ensembles, jazz big bands and combos, and more. I also performed on double bass, ukulele, and as a vocalist as a member of Tenth Muse, on electric bass as a founding member of the group Polyhymnia, and have been featured on ukulele with the band Noble Creatures. Along with teaching, I currently work as a freelance bassist on various studio recording sessions, and I serve as the Vice President of the Board of the Westlake Village Symphony.

All lessons are incredibly flexible and are tailored to the students' needs, abilities, and goals! If you have a book you've already been working from and want to continue with, great! If you don't like working from a book at all, also great! I am by no means strict, but together we will work hard to you craft your technique to maximize your potential!

I look forward to the possibility of meeting and working with you!

Photos and Videos

"Just a Friend to You" (Meghan Trainor Cover), featuring my hubby on bass


Music Performance & Education
Dec 2006 - Present
Liana Swanfeather Bowman Music

Teaching Experience
• Private Music Instructor (Upright & Electric Bass, Ukulele, & Piano), 2006-Present
• Cello Coach: CSUN Youth Orchestras, Spring 2014
• Intern/Mentor: Jazzschool Jazz and Blues Camp - Berkeley, CA, August 2009
• Intern/Mentor: Jazzschool Summer Jazz Camp - Berkeley, CA, June 2009
• Drum Major: Gaucho Marching Band - El Cerrito, CA, 2008-2009
• Bass Coach: Cazadero Music Camp, Summer 2006

• Westlake Village Symphony: Substitute Principal Bassist, 2015
• California State University Northridge Symphony: Bassist, 2009-2014
- Bass Section Principal: 2012, 2014
- Assistant Principal, 2010-2012
• American Youth Symphony: Substitute Bassist, 2011-2012
• Dragon Singer's Orchestra: Bassist, 2009
- Bass Section Principal
• Jazzschool Studio Band: Bassist, 2007-2009

Musical Theater
• "Sweeney Todd" Pit Ensemble: Upright Bass, Cal. State Northridge, Spring 2014
• "The Last Five Years" Pit Ensemble: Electric Bass, Cal. State Northridge, Fall 2013
• "Forever Plaid" Pit Ensemble, Upright Bass: The Conejo Players, Summer 2013
• "Ragtime" Pit Ensemble, Upright Bass: Cal. State Northridge, Spring 2013
• "The King And I" Pit Ensemble, Upright Bass: Hillcrest Players YAE, Fall 2012
• "Cabaret" Pit Ensemble, Upright Bass: Cal. State Northridge, Spring 2011
• "Into The Woods" Pit Ensemble, Upright Bass: Cal. State Northridge, Spring 2010

• Etude Music Club Endowment: Etude Music Club, Cal. State
Northridge, 2014
• Outstanding Soloist: Reno Jazz Festival, 2006, 2007, 2008
• Outstanding Soloist: California State University East Bay Jazz Festival, 2008
• Maestro Award: Heritage Jazz Festival, 2007

Volunteer Experience
• Vice President, Board of Directors: Westlake Village Symphony, 2016-present
• Performer, Bassist: Tenth Muse, 2013-2014
• Performer, Bassist: Robert Wilkerson Senior Center, 2010
• Mentor & Bassist: School of Rock Camp - Wellington, New Zealand, December 2006


B.A. Music Breadth Studies
Aug 2009 - Dec 2015
California State University, Northridge

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Etude Music Club Endowment
May 2014
Etude Music Club / California State University, Northridge

14 Reviews on Liana B.

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Melissa Feb 24, 2017
Verified Student · Ukulele · Online
My son absolutely loves taking classes from this instructor. She makes learning fun. He looks forward to his lesson each week.
Noah Feb 8, 2017
Verified Student · Ukulele · Online
My son absolutely loved it and is looking forward to more lessons.
Emily P. Jan 25, 2017
Verified Student · Ukulele · Online
Emily continues to love her lessons! Three lessons in and beginning a "melody song" - you made her day. Great lesson Liana, thank you so much!
Sandy Vyge Jan 25, 2017
Verified Student · Ukulele · Online
She was very helpful and nice with her teaching
Sharon P. Jan 11, 2017
Verified Student · Ukulele · Online
Wonderful first lesson, excellent work with children!
Chris Nov 21, 2016
Verified Student · Bass Guitar · In home
Liana is nice and knows her stuff.
Lily P. Aug 27, 2016
Verified Student · Ukulele · In studio
Liana is a great teacher! She makes leaning easy and fun!
Piper Aug 10, 2016
Verified Student · · Online
Liana is enthusiastic,encouraging and very knowledgeable. She kept the lesson moving at a great pace and was super fun!
Andrew L. Jul 29, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In home
Liana has been great teaching and working with my 8 yr old grandson!!
George &. Jul 20, 2016
Verified Student · Ukulele · In home
So great with my young children!
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