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Jessica P.

19 Reviews
Chevy Chase, MD
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1999
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Jessica P.

19 Reviews
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Classical music-focused, fun and relaxed environment, experienced teacher with top conservatory background

About Jessica

Jessica moved to the Chevy Chase/Bethesda area in 2009, having grown up and gone to school in New York and Ohio. She loves the area, and she and her husband are thrilled to be putting down roots in the community. As a performer, Jessica has traveled around the world, but throughout her career teach

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Les
I had a great first lesson with Jessica. The lesson took place in a comfortable studio in her house. We discussed my goals and then reviewed where I am currently. She paid carefully attention to my body position with the bow and had several great suggestions on exercises to improve it. I'm already looking forward to the next lesson.
Gagnon P.
Jessica is very nice!
TeriE
I really enjoy taking piano lessons with Jessica. It had been 40 years since I took lessons (as a teenager). Jessica's manner as well as her knowledge and love of music is just what I was hoping to find in a teacher. Her ability to explain musical concepts and her thoughtful approach to teaching has far surpassed my expectations. She gives great constructive feedback and ensures that you understand what she is saying. She is very positive and patient. I thoroughly enjoy my lessons with her and recommend her strongly.
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Daniel B.

16 Reviews
Chantilly, VA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Barry McDonald Scholarship from University of Tennessee
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Daniel B.

16 Reviews
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With or without a bow, upright bass students that study with me can learn a variety of styles (classical, jazz, bluegrass, etc.). Lessons include focus on intonation, dexterity, and rhythmic independence with special attention to having a comfortable approach to the instrument. Students will always have tangible representations of their work through recordings and personalized musical guides.

About Daniel

Hello! My name is Daniel and I have been playing and teaching guitar and bass (electric and upright) in all styles for over 15 years. I even have a Masters Degree and a Bachelors in music to show for it. My students have the benefit of highly customized lessons based on their interests and goals

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Eric
Taking Electric Bass Guitar lessons with Dan Brown, has been a great experience. Dan listened to my goals and tailored the lessons around my ability and musical influences. His classes are well structured, but also relaxed. Dan has incredible knowledge of the Bass and has encouraged me in all styles of play including slap Bass. I have no hesitation in recommending Dan to anyone interested in learning Bass.
Rohan
Good experience definitely would recommend! Encouraging teacher who is committed to helping you learn what you want to learn.
Warren G.
Daniel covered all the basics of playing the double bass very clearly and extended the lesson a little to allow me to work on a couple of songs,
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Evan C.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Bachelors in Music from Berklee College of Music
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Evan C.

8 Reviews
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I work with all students from beginner to advanced.
The goal is to have fun and play music.

About Evan

Evan graduated from Berklee in 2011 and Evan has split the last several years between studio gigs and touring with renown international acts. Evan has worked as the live and studio bassist for Jazz/Pop vocalist Nikki Yanofsky, the touring bassist for Country singer Nicole Frechette, the bassist and

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Sahar ..
Kept missing class without any heads up so I had to just wait around and hope he'll show up, ignored my calls and messages to reschedule, so I had to just get a refund from TakeLessons. As a teacher he is good, but very unprofessional behavior in terms of accountability and respect for students' time.
Whitney
I’m a super beginner. So far so good! He starts from the beginning and doesn’t make you feel dumb.
Billy
Evan was a great Bass teacher. I had fun every lesson and got significantly better at the instrument.

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Marlon M.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Masters Degree in Double Bass Performance from Colburn Conservatory of Music
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Marlon M.

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Are you looking to boost your bass chops? Are you trying to stand out and enhance your music community? Do you have something to say through your bass playing and want to be heard? My passion is to help you reach these goals and become an in-demand upright bassist in your city. My desire is to help you discover how relatable upright bass playing is to your daily life. I offer multiple ways of viewing bass technique, repertoire, and lyrical expression as something that is an extension of you. I'm a conservatory-trained, classical and jazz bassist with gigging/touring/studio experience including collaborations with Stewart Copeland, Mike Garson, Ellis Marsalis, Quatuor Ebène and Gustavo Dudamel.

About Marlon

"Hailing from Los Angeles, Marlon is a young virtuoso bassist and composer emerging at the center of the LA and NYC jazz scenes. Marlon has demonstrated his virtuosity while touring with a wide range of artists, including Stewart Copeland, Quatuor Ebène, and Mike Garson. Discovered by Stanley Clark

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Marlon is an incredibly qualified, knowledgable, and kind teacher. As an incredible performer who has studied with the likes of Stanley Clarke, he understands extremely complex concepts, and can explain them as well as the simple concepts - which he also understands. He focuses on his students so completely and always wants the best for them. He encourages us to find our own unique musical voice as he has done.
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Jonathan L.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Bachelor of Science, Music from Northern Michigan University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jonathan L.

3 Reviews
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I provide lessons in all styles of music including jazz, classical, rhythm & blues, hip-hop, and others. My students have won top awards in their respective school music programs including orchestra, band, and jazz band. I emphasize having fun, and allowing the student to discover and choose what music they want to learn, while still challenging them to get better each day.

About Jonathan

I have been a professional bassist for over 10 years. I specialize in upright bass, electric bass, and some keyboard. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Music from Northern Michigan University, and studied with bassists Richard Davis, David Friesen, David Ziegner, and violinist Barbara Rhyneer. I h

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Lance T.
Jonathan did a great job. I’m starting from scratch! Patient and very understanding. Loved it.
Hope
John is a very effective teacher. I took bass lessons and I have improved so much. John is an amazing teacher and I would recommend him to anyone looking to learn the bass guitar or upright bass.
Steve
Jonathan taught me when I was around middle school age and has left a lasting impression on how I approach the bass and music 10-ish years later. Under his tutelage I learned music theory, techniques, and all sorts of different genres and styles.

His lessons were always very professional. I always felt challenged, but not overwhelmed, by the material being taught. He also made it easy to be interested in the lessons; he would always ask if there's any song or genre that I wanted to learn and that sort of thing.

Overall, definitely a 5/5 top shelf educator and musician.
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Nathan R.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Awarded Peabody Merit-based Scholarship from Peabody Institute
  • Masters Degree from Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Nathan R.

24 Reviews
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The main focus is on technique (bowing, fingerings) while covering any classical repertoire. I can also cover jazz, rock/pop if the student wishes.

About Nathan

I have been teaching private lessons for close to 10 years and have been an active performer for even longer, playing in all different types of groups, from rock bands and jazz groups to orchestras and brass bands. I studied music at Frostburg State University (Bachelors) and the Peabody Conservat

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Joshua V.
Very pleasant teacher. First lesson went well. Thank you
Twila
Nathan is kind and encouraging. My son is enjoying the lessons and making progress towards playing tapas and reveille. He sounds good!! Online classes are convenient to add into a busy schedule.
Jonas L.
This is the first lesson I got to listen to of my son working with Nathan. Usually I'm not home from work. I am really impressed with how much he was able to help my son improve so quickly. I wish we had started this much sooner.

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Average Cost of Upright Bass Lessons in Fairfax, VA

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in Fairfax is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $130 per hour.
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$42 average
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$53 average
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"Can't say enough great things about Daniel. We are very experienced when it comes to music teachers, my daughter (9) has been learning Suzuki violin for 5 years with multiple teachers and last year she decided to also start taking Bass. Her lessons are both challenging yet inspiring at the same time- a combination that is hard to do. Daniel listens to the student and has a natural knack for knowing how to change up the lesson when needed while still focusing on building a solid foundation. He understands that playing an instrument also needs a growing appreciation for music/songs that the instrument can play and he continues to grow her repertoire of song styles far beyond the classical that she is used to. Most importantly she looks forward to her lessons and loves playing to songs she is learning."
- Meme
Took Upright Bass lessons from Daniel B.
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"I’ve been taking lessons with Matthew for the past six months and he is a very knowledgeable instructor and all around good guy. 10/10 would recommend."
- Ryan
Took Upright Bass lessons from Matthew F.
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"Darren has been great to work with. He is highly motivated and passionate about teaching. I would highly recommend him."
- Kalena
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"Mr. Fox has been an amazing teacher! Just one lesson in, and he taught me more in 30 minutes than I learned in 3 months of playing upright bass at school! He has a way of teaching that is quick, in-depth, and efficient without feeling rushed or confusing. I would definitely recommend him to anybody who is looking at learning how to play the upright bass.

-Manuela"
- Manuela
Took Upright Bass lessons from Steven F.
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"The material he gives out is always interesting and made me improve a lot. Book a lesson... you won't regret it!"
- Chris
Took Upright Bass lessons from Fabrizio S.
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"My daughter loved her lesson and can't wait until next week"
- Dominique
Took Upright Bass lessons from Colin H.
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"Daniel covered all the basics of playing the double bass very clearly and extended the lesson a little to allow me to work on a couple of songs,"
- Warren
Took Upright Bass lessons from Daniel B.
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"Geoff is a great teacher who has exceptional skills and experience. Geoff is a very patient teacher who takes the time to work on every detail of the piece. His focus on technique made me into a much better player."
- Tim
Took Upright Bass lessons from Geoff B.
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"Oliver was patient with my slow internet connection and willing to try different things to make it work. He gave me great tips to help me develop better technique, and was very encouraging. I really appreciated his perspective and skill and am so excited to be progressing with my playing!"
- Erica
Took Upright Bass lessons from Oliver H.
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"Daniel is an accomplished Bassist, with the patience of a saint. He is Very knowledgeable about the history, and all aspects of the instrument, as well as teaching and explaining the playing technique and music theory. He is excellent with the bow on the upright bass as well!"
- Allan
Took Upright Bass lessons from Daniel B.
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