Marlon Martinez

Marlon M.

Brooklyn, NY

Lesson Details

Upright Bass

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Are you looking to boost your bass chops? Are you trying to stand out and enhance your music community? Do you have something to say through your bass playing and want to be heard? My passion is to help you reach these goals and become an in-demand upright bassist in your city. My desire is to help you discover how relatable upright bass playing is to your daily life. I offer multiple ways of viewing bass technique, repertoire, and lyrical expression as something that is an extension of you. I'm a conservatory-trained, classical and jazz bassist with gigging/touring/studio experience including collaborations with Stewart Copeland, Mike Garson, Ellis Marsalis, Quatuor Ebène and Gustavo Dudamel.
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Marlon delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 11 to 65

Teaching since:

"Hailing from Los Angeles, Marlon is a young virtuoso bassist and composer emerging at the center of the LA and NYC jazz scenes. Marlon has demonstrated his virtuosity while touring with a wide range of artists, including Stewart Copeland, Quatuor Ebène, and Mike Garson. Discovered by Stanley Clarke, he has impressed legends such as George Duke, Burt Bacharach, Ellis Marsalis and Ron Carter. Classically trained and a graduate of the Colburn Conservatory of Music, Marlon has performed with Gustavo Dudamel, Valery Gergiev, the San Diego Symphony and more."


Masters Degree in Double Bass Performance
Aug 2013 - May 2015
Colburn Conservatory of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Marlon Martinez plays Bach
Marlon Martinez bass solo on "Where DEM Biscuits At?"
Photo by Marlon M.
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Anonymous Sep 8, 2018
Upright Bass · In studio

Marlon is an incredibly qualified, knowledgable, and kind teacher. As an incredible performer who has studied with the likes of Stanley Clarke, he understands extremely complex concepts, and can explain them as well as the simple concepts - which he also understands. He focuses on his students so completely and always wants the best for them. He encourages us to find our own unique musical voice as he has done.

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