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Lisa Hoppe

Lisa H.

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Hi there! My name is Lisa and I'm a professional bassist, composer and touring artist, working in the field of jazz/improvised music as well as in popular/contemporary music. I have 10+ years of teaching experience and hold a master’s degree in both music pedagogy and music performance from Bern University of the Arts, Switzerland.

Over the years I have been teaching bass students of all ages and levels, from absolute beginners to advanced instrumentalists, from ages 6-60+. I find joy in
helping all of my students defining and reaching their goals and experiencing the fun in playing music.

Some of my main goals in music teaching are:

- developing a realistic and satisfying practice routine
- reaching a deeper understanding of the instrument through connecting imagination/pre-hearing and movement
- working on rhythm and time, exploring the role of the bass in the rhythm section (and in music generally)
- playing with bow, strengthening the left hand, control of intonation and classical repertoire
- understanding and playing with chord symbols, practical music theory
- improvisation – solos over chord progressions, over pedals, with or without accompaniment, extended technique  and free improvisation
- sight-reading
- the ability of transcribing music (and having a lot of fun!)
- discovering jazz, blues, folk, improvisation, indie rock, R’n’B, singer/songwriter, classical repertoire and much more!

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  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • MA Music Pedagogy Jazz from Bern University of the Arts, Switzerland
  • Teaches students 5 and up

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Caroline Sep 13, 2019
Upright Bass · In home

Lisa is the best!!! I came to her as a complete beginner, having tried both guitar and piano but always having been drawn to electric & upright bass, and a bit daunted on how to jump in. She was the perfect person to start with - warm, supportive, and encouraging. She is a super badass musician and the way she plays is inspiring! But more importantly, she knows how to make whatever we're learning interesting and fun. From Peter Gabriel songs to Pink Floyd to Gershwin, I can't recommend her enough.

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Natalie Sep 13, 2019
Upright Bass · In home

Lisa has given me a better insight on the double bass and how to physically approach the instrument in a healthy way. Furthermore her creativity and fun with music has been a great push to expand my creativity through the instrument. I would definitely recommend lessons with her as she provides you with a strong foundation.

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Vanessa Sep 12, 2019
Upright Bass · In home

I love working with Lisa. She's a very professional and lively teacher who makes music accessible and enjoyable. She is always on time and with good attitude. HIghly recommend it!


Lesson Details

Upright Bass

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Have you been dreaming about playing the double bass, but have been intimidated by its size and the lack of frets?
I will walk you through all the specifics of the instrument, step by step, while setting up a realistic and satisfying practice routine for you.
We will explore the role of the bass in the rhythm section (and in music generally) and build a strong foundation in technique, rhythm & time feel, practical music theory, sight-reading and improvisation. All levels & ages welcome!

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Education

MA Music Pedagogy Jazz
Sep 2015 - Sep 2017

Bern University of the Arts, Switzerland

MA Music Performance Jazz
Sep 2013 - Sep 2015

Bern University of the Arts, Switzerland


Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency


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