Michael Rittling

Michael R.

Baltimore, MD

About Michael R.

Michael teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: 2001
Last sign in: Today

Overview

Michael has been playing the bass professionally and teaching private lessons since 2001. He is currently available to teach lessons at his studio and your home. Michael has helped students of all ages and ability levels enjoy playing music.

Michael received his Masters of Music degree and Performers Diploma in Double Bass at Indiana University in 2009. He also received a Bachelor of Music degree and a Bachelor of Music Education degres from the Florida State University in 2006. Michael currently plays with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal Bass, Apollo Orchestra as a section member, and is an active free-lance musician throughout Baltimore and DC. As an expert in his field, Michael looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals.

Photos and Videos

Playing some bass

Experience

Section Bass

May 2013 - Present
Apollo Orchestra

Associate Principal Bass

Sep 2011 - Present
Maryland Symphony Orchestra

Section Bass

May 2011 - Present
National Philharmonic Orchestra

Principal Bass

Jan 2009 - May 2014
Huntsville Symphony Orchestra

Principal Bass

Aug 2009 - Dec 2010
Lafayette Symphony Orchestra

Section Bass

Aug 2002 - May 2006
Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra

Education

Performers Diploma - Double Bass

Aug 2008 - Dec 2009
Indiana University

Master of Music - Double Bass

Aug 2006 - May 2008
Indiana University

Bachelor of Music Education - K-12 Music

Aug 2001 - May 2006
Florida State University

Bachelor of Music - Double Bass

Aug 2001 - May 2006
Florida State University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

American Federation of Musicians

Jan 2011
AFM

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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5 Reviews on Michael R.

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ELLIOTT JENKINS Feb 24, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Mr. Rittling's credentials are impeccaable. His love of music and teaching is obvious. The lessons are in a relaxed setting. The home assignments are a little challenging, but that's a good thing. Chances are my next rating will be higher as I had no one to compare him to.
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Michael Prenger Dec 7, 2015
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Michael is very patient and at the same time very enthusiastic. As a new student who happens to be 63 years old, I'm having a blast!
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Sam W. Sep 22, 2015
Upright Bass · In studio
Verified Student
It was great, better than what I expected.
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Harper P. Aug 17, 2015
Cello · In home
Verified Student
My daughter learned a lot in 45 minutes! Lots of encouragement and positive feedback by Michael as my daughter learned her way around the cello for the first time.
-D. Poole
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richard F. Jun 17, 2015
Upright Bass · In studio
Michael was very patient, took the time to explain theory which helped put thing in a better perspective. He is also very knowledgeable and an awesome musician.
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