Maggie Lin
Chicago, IL
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Maggie Lin

Maggie L.

Chicago, IL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I provide lessons for classical double bass playing, from beginner to advanced level.

About Maggie L.

Hello, there! My name is Maggie, I specialize in classical double bass playing. I'm currently a musician in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. I've been classically trained at Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music for my bachelor's degree and Cleveland Institute of Music for my master's degree.
I'm a patient and understanding person and I am eager to spread the joy and love of playing the bass! I am knowledgable in different types of bass playing technique and I will tailor my teaching to each student depending on what resonates best with them. In addition to music appreciation, I value the importance of solidifying the fundamentals, technique, ear training, physical well-being, etc., in order to achieve ease in good and fun music playing! I look forward to working with you and helping you reach your goals!

I grew up in Taiwan so I am fluent in Mandarin as well. I don’t have any specific curriculum but I can help with beginners, conversational Chinese, Chinese homework, etc.


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Great first lesson.

Posted Oct 15, 2021
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Posted Apr 15, 2021
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Posted Apr 8, 2021
Holly D.
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Maggie is so patient, kind, helpful.

Posted Sep 24, 2020
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Maggie is a phenomenal teacher! She does a great job of communicating online. She helped me prepare over the summer for college playing, and I am so glad I got to work with her!

Posted Sep 3, 2020
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Maggie is a smart, patient and diligent instructor, who has lots of practical experience and useful advice for aspiring classical bassists.

Posted May 23, 2020
Andrew Y.
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Excellent teacher. Easy to learn with, build your technic and repertoire.

Posted Apr 25, 2020
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Maggie is an incredible teacher! My daughter has been taking lessons with her for 3 months now and she has improved so much. My daughter is in high school and has been playing for a few years now. She wanted to be more serious so we started taking lessons with Maggie. She has so much fun every lesson and I can hear her improve every time she practices after a lesson. Maggie makes playing the bass so fun. My daughter is always so excited and I can’t wait to see where this will lead to next.

Posted Oct 28, 2019
Paul N.
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Maggie has expert knowledge about the double bass from studying with members of the best orchestras in the US. Her teaching lead me to achieve things on the instrument that I didn't know I could do. I highly recommend her as a teacher!

Posted Sep 24, 2019
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Maggie is a very knowledgeable and passionate instructor. She knew exactly what I needed to do in order to improve my tone, technique, and musicianship. Her focus on fundamentals allowed me to play my favorite pieces with ease and elegance.

Posted Sep 8, 2019
Sohail S.
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Posted Mar 18, 2021
Jennifer Orth
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Posted Oct 28, 2019

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Regular Member
Sep 2019 - Present

Civic Orchestra of Chicago

The Civic Orchestra provides its members with opportunities to develop important skills to make professional lives in music and offers promising young professional musicians unique access to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) through training with the musicians of the CSO, music director Riccardo Muti and distinguished guest conductors.

Substitute Teacher
Oct 2018 - Present

Merit School of Music

Leads group classes at Chopin Elementary School (4th grade & 8th grade students, beginner level) from stretches, warm up exercises, to note reading and song learning. Teaches group and orchestra repertoire classes at Merit School of Music to high school students as well as coaching Conservatory string quartet.


MM in Double Bass Performance
Jun 2016 - May 2018

Cleveland Institute of Music

BM in Double Bass Perfromance
Jun 2012 - Jun 2016

Northwestern University Bienen School of Music



Fluent / Native Proficiency

Mandarin Chinese

Fluent / Native Proficiency


International Society of Bassists
Apr 2017
The International Society of Bassists was founded by the world-renowned virtuoso Gary Karr in 1967. With nearly 3,000 members in over 40 countries, the ISB publishes a triannual magazine, Bass World, with an eclectic mix of articles about soloists, jazz and orchestral players, early music, pedagogy, international personalities and orchestras and reviews of new print music and recordings, plus monthly e-newsletters and communications.

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