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Mitchell P.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Students can expect to learn Classical and Jazz fundamentals.

About Mitchell P.

I am 48 years old and I’ve been playing the bass since 9 years of age. I started performing professionally at age 14. I play the String Bass as well as Electric Bass and have performed with several Symphony Orchestras as well as bands. I am currently a resident artist at the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Club in New Orleans LA. I tour regularly with several bands and have performed in about 20 countries around the world.I have owned a music booking/festival production agency which has given me a needed understanding of the business of music. I received a degree in business from the University of Phoenix in 2011.


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16 Reviews
Bill McCall
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I've been taking on-line lessons from Mitchell for the last few months. He's helped me to steadily progress. Mitchell is a highly experienced working bass player and he has a strong sense of exactly what I need to work on next in order to more fully develop my skills. I highly recommend him especially if you are interested in learning to play jazz, walk your bass and improvise. He knows the way.

Posted Jun 23, 2021
Bill McCall
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This was my second lesson. Mitchell has made thoughtful and practical suggestions to improve my playing and he seems to know exactly where we're headed. Great lesson.

Posted May 1, 2021
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Mitchell is a fantastic teacher. I selected him because he is a pure bass teacher and not a generalist just teaching bass. I am so glad I did. I am an adult student having tried to teach myself and I can say for sure that after 5 lessons, Mitchell has set me straight and I am learning more than ever. He is enthusiastic and also makes the lessons fun. I have also signed my son up for bass lessons with Mitchell. Give it a try - Mitchell is awesome!

Posted Apr 1, 2021
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Working with Mitchell is great!
He is classically trained, but now spends most of his time in the world of New Orleans jazz. This means I get a teacher who knows how to teach structure and fundamentals necessary to build a solid foundation, AND style and technique for different genres. Also, he's just a really nice guy! Thanks!

Posted Mar 2, 2021
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Mitchell is an incredible teacher with an intricate knowledge of all things bass! We have been doing lessons with him for many months, and every one of them is enriching and engaging!

Posted Feb 26, 2021
James L.
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Great start, looking forward to working with him.

Posted Feb 22, 2021
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It’s really amazing that we can learn from the best even from hundreds miles away.
Mitchell is very friendly, warming, understanding and passionate person with deep knowledge. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone who is interested in learning jazz bass, New Orleans traditions and culture.

Posted Aug 29, 2020
Joe, guitarist
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I’ve worked with Mitchell in performance situations and always felt confident in the rhythm section staying together. He is a great bassist! As a teacher he brings in this experience to the lessons. He is excellent at imparting information.

Posted Aug 25, 2020
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Verlo y escucharlo tocar es siempre un placer.
Y además es una hermosa persona; noble, comprometido con lo que hace y dispuesto a compartir lo que conoce y disfruta.
Me siento agradecida de conocerlo!

Posted Aug 19, 2020
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Mitchell's lessons are top-notch. As a radio programmer and budding musician, I can rather quickly spot true musical chops from pedestrian ones. (Of course, one cannot be a long-time working New Orleans musician without those chops!) But Mr. Player adds other vital levels to his musical expertise; patience, a capacity for listening, and the underrated ability to make complex systems clear and well-defined and accessible to the lay person. I highly recommend Mitchell Player's takelessons course. You'll soon know what it's like to be a true "Player."

Posted Aug 18, 2020
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Mitchell is a gifted and talented music educator. I have witnessed him in action over the years, sharing his knowledge and talent with students around the world.

Posted Aug 18, 2020
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Mitch is an amazing bassist; and a very kind and warm hearted person! He has an outstanding knowledge of his instrument and creatively shares that with his students. My son, Miles and I really respect Mitch’s ability and talent; and his professionalism is exemplary. Anyone would be very fortunate to take bass lessons from Mitch! He’s fantastic!

Posted Aug 17, 2020
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Absolutely one of the very best Bass players in New Orleans

Posted Aug 17, 2020
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You couldn't ask for a better teacher or mentor than Mitchell.

Posted Aug 17, 2020
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Mitchell has been great. He is instructing my 10 year old and he is very patient, encouraging, and knowledgeable. He is always available for questions and responds quickly. Mitchell has the experience and background we were looking for, so I'm very glad we found him.

Posted Jul 27, 2020
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I had the honor to work with Mitch over the course of 2 years. He was so patient with me, taking his time to not only teach me how to play the bass but to cultivate a deeper understanding of music theory. He always made me feel comfortable with the level I was at and it was awesome to see him perform on a weekly basis with some of NOLA's jazz greats. I'm looking forward to working with Mitch again!

Posted May 14, 2020

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Festival Producer/Agent
Jan 1999 - Present

504 Experience LLC

Owner Of New Orleans based music Booking Agency / Festival Productions in addition to playing String and Electric Bass.


Business Admin
Sep 2008 - Sep 2012

University of Phoenix

Jan 2009 - Jan 2011

University of Phoenix

Music Education
Sep 1988 - Sep 1993

Grambling State University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Sep 1988
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."

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