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Ross K.
Kissimmee, Florida
Learn bass from a seasoned pro player with 12+ years of teaching experience!
I have been playing professionally since age 14, and full time since age 20. I have toured with three different Broadway shows, worked on cruise ships for six years, and have played with a myriad of legendary artists in jazz and lots of other genres. Beyond technique and reading music, I also work on music theory and ear training with all of my students, as I have found that these are absolutely essential skills for every professional player to have. I have studied with Victor Wooten, Anthony Wellington, Steve Bailey, Felix Pastorius, Chuck Rainey, and several other legendary players, and love to pass things they have taught me on to my students.
About Ross K.

Ross Kratter is a bass player, tuba player, and composer based in Orlando. He is equally at home on string bass and electric bass, both fretted and fretless, 4, 5, and 6 string, as well as on tuba. While primarily known as a jazz musician, he is equally comfortable in any and all styles of music. Ross has performed with such notable and varied artists as Joshua Redman, the Drifters, Bob Franceschini, Victor Wooten, Bob Reynolds, Jay Siegel’s Tokens, Alex Sipiagin, Gil Goldstein, Randy Johnston, Badal Roy, Joe Alterman, Domenick Allen, Scott Record, Frank Lacy, the Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet, Allen Vizzutti, and many more. He was the bass player on the First National Tour of Bandstand, the 2018 national tour of A Charlie Brown Christmas Live, and the 2016-2017 national tour of FAME the Musical. He has also served as a Musical Director for P&O Cruises and Queen’s Room Orchestra Leader for Cunard Line. Kratter released his debut album, It’s Time, with his working quartet in October 2018. It features Bob Franceschini on saxophone on two tracks, as well as Joe Graziosi on saxophone, Will Armstrong on piano, and Sam Gautier on drums. In addition to his work as a bass and tuba player, Ross is also in demand as a composer and arranger. He leads a big band, the Ross Kratter Jazz Orchestra, for which he is the primary composer and arranger. The band is made up of some of the finest musicians in New York. Over the span of more than six years, Ross performed in the bands on Royal Caribbean, P&O, and Cunard cruise ships, where he honed his sightreading skills and got to back some amazing acts. He also has extensive musical theatre experience, having performed in the orchestras for over 60 shows, many of them multiple times. Ross also served as the in-house bass player at the Gateway Playhouse from 2015-2021. Ross has had the opportunity to study bass with Mike Richmond, Ron McClure, Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, Anthony Wellington, Felix Pastorius, and John DeWitt. He has studied composition and arranging with Rich Shemaria and improvisation with Mike Stern. Ross Kratter is proud to use and endorse RS Berkeley tubas, La Bella Strings, Phil Jones Bass Amplification, 64 Audio in-ear monitors, and Remic Microphones.

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Teaching since 2010

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Jazz Studies

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Ross K.
Kissimmee, Florida
Learn bass from a seasoned pro player with 12+ years of teaching experience!
I have been playing professionally since age 14, and full time since age 20. I have toured with three different Broadway shows, worked on cruise ships for six years, and have played with a myriad of legendary artists in jazz and lots of other genres. Beyond technique and reading music, I also work on music theory and ear training with all of my students, as I have found that these are absolutely essential skills for every professional player to have. I have studied with Victor Wooten, Anthony Wellington, Steve Bailey, Felix Pastorius, Chuck Rainey, and several other legendary players, and love to pass things they have taught me on to my students.
About Ross K.

Ross Kratter is a bass player, tuba player, and composer based in Orlando. He is equally at home on string bass and electric bass, both fretted and fretless, 4, 5, and 6 string, as well as on tuba. While primarily known as a jazz musician, he is equally comfortable in any and all styles of music. Ross has performed with such notable and varied artists as Joshua Redman, the Drifters, Bob Franceschini, Victor Wooten, Bob Reynolds, Jay Siegel’s Tokens, Alex Sipiagin, Gil Goldstein, Randy Johnston, Badal Roy, Joe Alterman, Domenick Allen, Scott Record, Frank Lacy, the Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet, Allen Vizzutti, and many more. He was the bass player on the First National Tour of Bandstand, the 2018 national tour of A Charlie Brown Christmas Live, and the 2016-2017 national tour of FAME the Musical. He has also served as a Musical Director for P&O Cruises and Queen’s Room Orchestra Leader for Cunard Line. Kratter released his debut album, It’s Time, with his working quartet in October 2018. It features Bob Franceschini on saxophone on two tracks, as well as Joe Graziosi on saxophone, Will Armstrong on piano, and Sam Gautier on drums. In addition to his work as a bass and tuba player, Ross is also in demand as a composer and arranger. He leads a big band, the Ross Kratter Jazz Orchestra, for which he is the primary composer and arranger. The band is made up of some of the finest musicians in New York. Over the span of more than six years, Ross performed in the bands on Royal Caribbean, P&O, and Cunard cruise ships, where he honed his sightreading skills and got to back some amazing acts. He also has extensive musical theatre experience, having performed in the orchestras for over 60 shows, many of them multiple times. Ross also served as the in-house bass player at the Gateway Playhouse from 2015-2021. Ross has had the opportunity to study bass with Mike Richmond, Ron McClure, Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, Anthony Wellington, Felix Pastorius, and John DeWitt. He has studied composition and arranging with Rich Shemaria and improvisation with Mike Stern. Ross Kratter is proud to use and endorse RS Berkeley tubas, La Bella Strings, Phil Jones Bass Amplification, 64 Audio in-ear monitors, and Remic Microphones.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2010

Education

Jazz Studies

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 10+

Speaks

Has background check

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Freelance Bass Player, Tuba Player, Arranger, Copyist
Mar 2008 - Present
Ross Kratter Music
I have been playing professionally since 2008.
Jazz Studies
Sep 2011 - May 2013
New York University

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Instructor details
Bass Guitar
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Bittern Way
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
60 minutes
$100
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30