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Nat S.

Manchester, MA

Upright Bass and Electric Bass lessons for all ages and levels.

Study the music of Ron Carter, Ray Brown, Oscar Stagnaro and James Jamerson.

About Nat

I have been involved professionally in music for over 35 years as a music teacher, performing artist, recording artist, record producer, record label owner, arranger and composer. I have written many music books and hundreds of arrangements for musicians of all levels. I have experience in virtually all styles of music. I offer private lessons to students of all ages and abilities in all styles.
My Teaching Background
My entire family is involved in the arts. My Mom is a painter and violinist in the Cape Ann Symphony, my Dad was an actor and a writer. My Uncle was under contract to Cecil B.
DeMille and appeared in several Hollywood movies with Gary Cooper and Paulette Godard. I was educated at the Berklee School of Music. I also studied privately with John Payne, Jerry Bergonzi, Houston Person, Buddy Tate, Arnett Cobb, Eddie lockjaw Davis, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson. I have recorded 10 CDs as a leader. My CD Crescent City was the #1 Record on Jazz Radio Charts coast to coast in 2002 and #35 of all jazz Records released in that year. I performed on “Good Morning America” as part of the Mardi Gras coverage. I have performed in New Orleans at Jazzfest, Satchfest, and major venues including Tipitinas, Snug Harbor, and the House of Blues and with the Neville Brothers and the Marsalis family. Also in New York City at The Village Vanguard with Buddy Tate and Scott Hamilton, Birdland with the Count Basie Band, the Lester Young Tribute Concert in NYC, and Cecil’s Jazz Club in New Jersey. I headlined at Boston’s “Steppin’ Out” concert sharing the stage with Delfeayo Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Tito Puente Jr. and many others, and at the Jazz Week festival in Boston sharing the stage with Max Weinberg from the "Late Nite" with Conan O'Brian Show. Primarily a saxophonist I also perform and teach Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet, Trombone, Banjo and Mandolin.

My Teaching Philosophy
I approach teaching each student as a unique individual and try to assess what their skill levels and goals are and how I can help to take them to the next level. When I find that a student reaches a certain level I start creating unique arrangements for them that will help them grow even faster musically. I have students from age 5 to age 85 on all instruments. Along with private lessons I offer ensembles. One of my students performs professionally with me on trumpet. He is now 18 and has been studying with me since the second grade. Another of my students started two years ago at age 56 on Bass Guitar and then Bass Violin. He now performs regularly with me as well. One of my students is 10 years old. His mother and father are from Brazil. He has been studying with me for 5 years. He began on piano and added the trumpet about two years ago. His best instrument is the drums however! After studying with me for only a few months he has become the drummer in my main ensemble which includes the two previously named students and is performing with us a concert which is part of a big arts festival. I teach my students that there is no limit to what they can achieve if they keep trying!

Schedule and Availability
I teach six days a week year round at my home studio. I offer lessons from 1/2 hour to as many hours as I can fit into my schedule. I also offer Skype lessons.
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Nat S.

Nat S.

Manchester, MA 01944
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$35 / 30-min
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Isaac L.

Boston, MA

My primary goal with all of my students is to help them make great music that is true to themselves. What this means for my teaching is a focus on training both the ears and technique. I always prefer a more personalized approach to teaching, working with students to find repertoire that speaks to them and improves their musicality and technique.

About Isaac

Hello! I am currently a student at New England Conservatory of Music studying Jazz Bass Performance. I am completing my last semester of my undergraduate degree and will be graduating in the spring of 2016.

I have a background in Jazz and Classical primarily on the upright bass however I also regularly preform the electric bass and love to teach both.

My private studies thus far in my career have been with Mark Pucci, Rick McLaughlin, Cecil McBee, John Lockwood, Dave Holland, Hankus Netsky, John McNeil, Don Palma, Frank Carleberg, Jason Moran and Miguel Zenon
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Victoria Danberg January 27, 2016
Upright Bass · In home
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I have just begun lessons with Isaac. He is an excellent teacher; attuned to my needs, very good at explaining things, patient, very good at getting me to understand what I need to know. I look forward to learning upright bass with him!
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Isaac L.

Isaac L.

Boston, MA 02115
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$35 / 30-min
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Robert T.

Jamaica Plain, MA

Development of technique is critical on the Upright Bass. Understanding of the fingerboard and its positions will be a primary concern, so that the music at hand will be able to flow unhindered!

Studies in Jazz, Classical, Blues can be undertaken, as well as the art of improvising bass lines and solos.

About Robert

"The Art of Teaching is the Art of assisting discovery"
- Mark Van Doren, American poet and editor

Styles Include: Jazz,Classical, Rock, Blues, Funk, R&B, Latin

All experience levels encouraged
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Sanouri U. May 16, 2015
Upright Bass · In studio
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Rob has been a consummate professional and a great teacher! He is reliable, communicates promptly, and tailors each lesson to my needs/strengths. He has been particularly helpful in identifying new ways to explain and demonstrate complex techniques to those of us new to string instruments!
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Robert T.

Robert T.

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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Zachary W.

Cambridge, MA

One of the greatest assets a musician can have is a complete and integral understanding of the music they will be performing. Not only does this help once it comes time to step on stage, but recognizing the theory and structure behind the music can be extremely beneficial to accelerating the learning process of a piece of music. I specialize in combining all areas of music- history, technique, theory and musicality - to develop a unified concept of the music and will strive to recognize each students' strengths and weaknesses to help them better understand each step.

About Zachary

Hello!

I am currently studying double bass performance with a focus in music theory and have been teaching for four years. Having studied with a wide variety of, both private and institutional, teachers allows me to take the best parts from each school of thought to suit the individual students' needs. For most areas of the greater Boston area, I will be able to come to you for lessons or tutoring. If you have any questions, feel free to ask and I will be sure to respond as quickly as possible!
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Zachary W.

Zachary W.

Cambridge, MA 02138
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$30 / 30-min
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Alec G.

Allston, MA

In my upright lessons I focus heavily on technique especially for beginners. Once we have established good technique we can either go down the road to jazz or classical music... Or we can work on both, which is what I recommend.

About Alec

Hi, there! My name is Alec and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2014 and have loved helping my students grow as musicians, and as individuals. Music is a journey into the soul and I will take you as far as you want to go. I studied at Northern Arizona University for 2 years and just recently started at Berklee School of Music. I'm serious about music and I love sharing my passion with others. My teaching style is loose, eye opening, and personally tailored to your needs. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Alec G.

Alec G.

Allston, MA 02134
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$30 / 30-min

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