Owen McCready

Owen M.

Rochester, NY
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Upright Bass

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

I have been a gigging bassist and teacher for the past 3 years, working with students of any age. Playing in the orchestra and teaching students are two of my greatest passions in life. My goals as a teacher are to help encourage that interest in a productive environment. Finally: I really LOVE MUSIC!!! It's incredible!! It will my sincere and constant pleasure to share this 'intimate aesthetic expression of everything' with you or your student.

Education -
I am currently pursuing a Bachelor's of Music at the Eastman School in Rochester, NY.

In my junior year, I wrote the music, conducted, and acted as musical director for a full-scale musical entitled Get Hooked: A Pirate Musical. Currently, I'm working on a second full-length project, entitled Nuclear Love, that is set to be produced and performed in the spring of 2020.

I also have experience doing rock and jazz gigs on my electric bass. If you or student is also interested in learning these styles, I'd be more than happy to oblige!

Professional work experience:
Cuban American Youth Orchestra - Havana, Cuba
Zounds Trio (Jazz) - Rochester, NY
Highland Park Chamber Orchestra - St. Paul, MN
Central Pit Orchestra - St. Paul, MN
Last Minute Quintet (Jazz) - St. Paul, MN

*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson will be taught in response to current needs of a student but the following are the parts that make up an entire lesson:
- Improvisation
- Technique
- Theory
- Repertoire
- Cool Stuff
All together are basic fundamentals.

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About

Owen delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2016

Here's a bit about myself:

Since 2016, I've been teaching math to high school and elementary students. I've always loved it. With teaching, I feel that I've grown more patient and more thoughtful in my general life. I recommend that anyone with the means try their hand at teaching. It is a particularly rewarding thing in and of itself.

The summer of 2016, I wrote the music, conducted, and acted as musical director for a full-scale musical entitled Get Hooked: A Pirate Musical. Currently, I'm working on a second full-length project, entitled Nuclear Love, that is set to be produced and performed in the spring of 2020.

I also have experience doing rock and jazz gigs on my electric bass. If you or student is also interested in learning these styles, I'd be more than happy to oblige!

My favorite books are Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, The Giver, Ishmael, 1984, The Chess Garden, Invisible Man, Labyrinths, and Life of Pi.

My favorite quote is "infinity and beyond." Granted, there is no such thing as 'beyond' - unless you're referring to the power set of infinity. Honestly, I just love infinity. I could talk about the infinite hotel and fractals forever (pun noted and kept).

I've been taking French classes for about 5 years now. If you're interested in having a charming conversation in slightly broken French, je suis ton mec!


There are a few things more inspiring to than helping a student triumphantly arrive at a solution. Or watching them nail a big shift that was giving them trouble the week before. Learning anything comes with struggle, with difficulty, and I've certainly had my share of practice frustration. It's important to understand that such an experience is part of the process. I have no doubt that with the right ethic, the right teacher, and a desire to learn, anything can be achieved.

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Education

B.A. Mathematics
Aug 2018 - Present
University of Rochester
B.M. Double Bass Performance
Aug 2018 - Present
Eastman School of Music

Languages

French
Professional Proficiency

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My current center of learning: The Eastman School of Music. This building is where I host bass lessons.

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