- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
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.
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Michael is an engaged, easy to talk to, knowledgable, and thorough teacher. It seems like teaching comes naturally to him - he explains the full scope as well as the details of what you're learning so that you know why you're learning it. I'm looking forward to our future lessons!+ Read More
Perfect first session. Michael adapted to Rory's deep understanding of music theory but total lack of knowledge of the bass. He was thoughtful, patient, and adaptive introducing the bass and providing practice suggestions to Rory. I recommend Michael in the highest terms as an instructor for beginners and knowing his vast education and experience in the bass I must assume this travels though the entire range of students - beginner to advanced. We look forward to the next lesson.+ Read More
My first lesson with Michael was great! His teaching approach was relaxed and directive. I'm am looking forward future lessons with him.
Great first lesson! Very nice and teaches fundamentals as well.
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.+ Read More
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!
It was great, better than what I expected.
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.
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.