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Shawn G.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering from University of Colorado - Boulder
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Shawn G.

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I have been performing on Upright Bass for more than three decades in both the classical and jazz realms. I have both a classical and jazz performance degree.

The foundation of my teaching is the Smandl method. I also have a large library of classical and jazz books as well as tunes I have transcribed or lesson material I have written myself.

Let me help you get started on bass or refine your skills.

About Shawn

Shawn has been teaching private lessons since 2014 and is currently available to teach lessons at his home studio and online. Shawn has helped students go from no musical knowledge to giving public performances. Shawn received his training at the UC, Irvine where he received his Bachelor of Mus

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Paul M.
Great first lesson! Got me going and feeling comfortable. He has vast experience, and comfortable teaching style, but keeps me moving forward. Very Happy!
Todd
Shawn is very well informed on music theory. I have had discussions with him on numerous occasions, quite enlightening.
Adolfo
He is a very patient teacher and really goes the extra mile when it comes to explaining things I'm having trouble with.
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Karen D.

36 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Karen D.

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Upright Bass:
Also called Acoustic Bass, this instrument puts down the foundation in the band or orchestra. Besides learning the fretboard, notes, chords, finger exercises, theory and improvisation, the student will also learn how to play with a pick or their fingers and incorporate plucking, slapping, popping, and strumming techniques.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
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Michael R.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • BA in Music from University of North Texas
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Michael R.

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About Michael

Michael has worked with kids for 10 years in schools and arts programs to find fun and their best self through performance. He has taught orchestra, chamber music, jazz band and music theory in the public schools, while performing in local ensembles in and around the city. He also has studied dram

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Sean
Great teacher
Susan O'Hara
He’s so patient and very skilled!!
Susan
We did online tonight per my request. Michael is so patient and encouraging and he answers my questions that are endless. I feel hopeful that I am learning the correct form and things I definitely would not pick up just trying to teach myself through the book. Thank you Michael!
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Peter B.

29 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Russian, Serbian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Peter B.

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The method systematically approaches bass technique from the first note - open strings through Major and minor scales arpeggios fingerings, bow exercises, up to 7th position

About Peter

I am Classically trained, energetic, experienced and creative music teacher with a proven ability to get the very best out of pupils; experienced in identifying the appropriate resources necessary for a subject matter and ensuring that they are used efficiently and effectively. Most of my students r

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Kim
Peter has not only honed my daughter's previous skills, but introduced techniques and music theory that was completely new to her. Peter has sought out music that will challenge and interest my daughter specifically. We've been very pleased.
Brian
Peter is an extremely patient and knowledgeable teacher; it has been a privilege studying the piano and cello with him for the past 2 months. In that brief time, I have completed 16 of the 17 pieces in the first Suzuki book for cello! I have also enjoyed the piano exercises and repertoire he has assigned, which are technical but melodious. He has a great understanding of theory and technique; he is very personable and encouraging; and he was flexible and accommodating about the times and modes (in person and online) for my lessons. I recommend him wholeheartedly to other adult beginners like me and am grateful to be under his tutelage.
Joe ..
Peter is exceptional. His instruction is simple, straightforward and progressive
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Steven F.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Cum Laude Bachelors in Music Performance Double Bass from The Ohio State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Steven F.

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It is my goal as a teacher to give you the tools to play music but more importantly to create music.

My Teaching Philosophy

Left Hand-
Scales and arpeggios our the bedrock of music. They are the foundation of everything harmonically and melodically. We will begin with learning our major, minor and pentatonic scales and corresponding arpeggios. Once we have an understanding of those we will delve into our modes and more “exotic” scales.

Right Hand-
The right hand is our time machine. It gives us the ability to play in time and with groove and feel. We will work on rhythmic studies string crossings and practicing with a metronome. Remembering music is harmony, Melody and rhythm working as one.

For those who are new to playing music the hardest thing for some to master is rhythm/time keeping. It is the black and white right or wrong of the music world. Often times our want to progress quickly is hampered by skipping over the basic building blocks of rhythm and ...

About Steven

Steven F offers instruction for electric or acoustic bass guitar, upright bass, mandolin and ukulele as well as music theory. Steven F., a professional musician and teacher for over fifteen years, graduated cum laude with a performance degree in the upright bass from The Ohio State University

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Beau
I can’t believe how much material was covered in a 60 minute lesson! Steven was engaging and encouraging. My 16 year old son learned a lot and had a great time doing it. We are looking forward to future lessons!
Brad N.
Steven is an excellent teacher. He had a lot of helpful information and made a great effort to assess my needs. I’m looking forward to more lessons!
Will Peterson
Steven is an excellent instructor. He is patient and kind. He breaks things down to make it easier to learn and play. I see improvement in my lessons every week.
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James G.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Best Musical Direction from Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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James G.

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Learning how to play the bass is much like building a relationship with anything you believe, care, cherish, or love. With over ten years of professional experience playing bass in all styles and genres, I believe together we can set key learning outcomes and joyfully help build your confidence as a bassist. Whether it's learning your favorite bass line, or building upon new concepts, I will give you the tools you need to build a healthy relationship with your instrument in a safe and fun environment. My goal for you as my student is to reach your musical potential while having a wonderful time!

About James

I'm a bassist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and actor. I received my BA in Music (with a Classical Double Bass focus) from California Polytechnic State University in 2017 and I've been a professional freelance musician since 2010; primarily working in the state of California. My love for music

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JESSE
so far so good. very happy my son involved in online lessons with JAMES! thank you
Chris C.
I took around 15 lessons for bass guitar with James and really enjoyed it. James was able to tailor the experience for what I wanted, which was heavy on music theory, but still made sure we applied the theory to the instrument. I had prior experience with some music theory and playing, but hadn't touched my bass in almost 10 years. James was able to figure out exactly where to pick up, provided great materials, and kept me engaged. James is very knowledgeable, a great player, and a cool cat.
Tom
James is a highly qualified instructor and was very thoughtful in answering my questions. I was impressed with the amount of resources he had on hand, such as worksheets, method books, sheet music, etc. I would definitely recommend James for anyone curious about learning music theory and/or the many instruments he plays.

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"Super patient and friendly!"
Miles
Took Upright Bass lessons from Oliver H.
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"Daniel is a great teacher! He is very thorough and has taken the time to understand my son's musical interests. He is also very patient and explains skills in a very relatable way. My son has learned so much from Daniel and enjoys every lesson."
Melissa Weaver
Took Upright Bass lessons from Daniel B.
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"Great teacher, very attentive and helpful, and is passionate about teaching proper form and best practices on the upright bass. Highly recommended."
Craig
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"Absolutely excellent bass instructor!"
Thomas
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"My 17 year old Son loves Rene as a teacher!"
George
Took Upright Bass lessons from Rene T.
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"My son's first experience with a stand up bass was terrific! There was as much smiling as learning. Thanks Jesse!"
Max
Took Upright Bass lessons from Jesse M.
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"Really great teacher, listens to you and helps with what you need to grow as a musician. Smart and nice, always willing to spend extra time working on what you need most."
Leo
Took Upright Bass lessons from Christopher G.
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"Conor is a great bass teacher! He’s a fantastic player and he worked so well with my 15 year old daughter (a beginner bassist). Highly recommend!"
Sarah
Took Upright Bass lessons from Conor R.
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"My daughter was excited about the bass again after her lesson with Rachel. She is ready to step up her game and Rachel guided her patiently with thoughtful (not judgmental) encouragement. Looking forward to the next lesson 😊"
Rebecca
Took Upright Bass lessons from Rachel C.
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"I've been studying with him for a year. He is so helpful. He gives me a lot of feedback on the pieces we are working on. Very flexible schedule."
Jonathan Rand
Took Upright Bass lessons from Mark L.
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