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Darren S.

19 Reviews
Boston, MA
Starting at $120
  • Speaks Mandarin (Chinese) 中文, Cantonese (Chinese) 广东话, Thai ภาษาไทย, English
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Awarded Hartt Performing Arts Scholarship from The Hartt School @ University of Hartford
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Darren S.

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Students can expect a teacher that addresses every single aspect of learning orchestral upright bass: from honing bow technique, to left-hand formation and fingering choices, to reading musical notation, interpreting music and learning rhythm.

My goal is to help students develop a technical foundation on the bass for playing just about any kind of music that they are interested in, and to support students with practicing tips for areas in their playing where they want to improve. My specialty is symphony orchestra training, so I primarily use both the Essential Elements for Strings books and Suzuki Bass School series at the beginning, and then later as students make progress, I begin to introduce standard orchestral repertoire, sonatas, and concertos written for the bass. I have been teaching since August 2016 and so far I have helped students get into All-States, ensembles at the New England Conservatory Preparatory Division and Berklee College of Music, Districts/Regional ...

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Darren is one of the leading private teachers for double bass lessons in Greater Boston and specializes in audition preparation for music festivals, colleges, and youth orchestra programs. Darren focuses on improving his students' playing ability by focusing on their technique, phrasing, tone, an

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Caroline
Darren is great. He has been teaching my daughter the upright bass for over three years (since she started). She has progressed quickly under his guidance and is now the principal bass for her orchestra,. Darren is very encouraging, and yet he also challenges his students to keep improving. Darren has taught my daughter in person at our house, but since March 2020 she has taken virtual lessons. Darren is totally comfortable in this format, so we'll likely stick with the virtual lessons for good. Overall Darren is just a great teacher. I highly recommend him!
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I have been with Darren for something around 5 ish years and I improved beyond my dreams from when I started. With him I was able to rise orchestra levels, improve my technique drastically and even do districts! (For context I'm a freshman in high school now) Darren is my favorite bass teacher I've had and I am doing all states with him in the fall, hopefully. He's helped me with everything from auditions to grinding on orchestra pieces to starting jazz for the advanced jazz band. If you're looking for a teacher who will cater to your individual needs and listen to you and what you want to learn all the while seriously improving your bass, Darren's the one for you!
Justin
Darren is a fantastic instructor, adept at teaching newcomers and more experienced players alike. There is no aspect of the art of bass playing that he cannot offer assistance in strengthening. For every hurdle I have encountered, he has devised an exercise that helps me get over it. He is particularly skilled at diagnosing the reason why a particular piece, passage, technique, or sound on the instrument is not quite there and then offering the precise advice on how to get it to the next level. I could not recommend him highly enough
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Rui X.

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Allston, MA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Chinese
  • BM Double Bass Performance from Manhattan School of Music
  • Teaching since 2017
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Rui X.

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I teach Classical Double Bass from beginner to intermediate level. I can teach the student from the most fundamental skills to hard solo pieces depends on the level of student. I also feel the music history and theory is also important therefor some elements will include in the lesson.

I am graduating from Manhattan School of Music this year with Double Bass performance degree. I have played with NYYS, and performed in Carnegie Hall for 4 consecutive years. Recently served as guest principle for New York Symphonic Arts Ensemble, and International Chamber Orchestra of America.

About Rui

I have been studied with great teachers include Linda McKnight, Marji Danilow, Jeremy McCoy. I recently finished my Master of Music degree in New England Conservatory under the guidance of Don Palma, and I will be continuing my study at Boston University with Edwin Barker, the principal bassist of

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Natalie
Rui is very patient to me and gave me lots of advice on my upcoming performance. Very fortunate to find him on this platform!
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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaching since 1980
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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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Steven F.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
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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.

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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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Charles B.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Español, English
  • Teaches students 15 and up
  • Jazz Studies from Cal State University of Northridge
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Charles B.

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I'll teach you to sound like whomever or whatever you'd like!

-Jazz (Walking basslines, the Blues, Rhythm Changes)
-Latin (Tumbao, Salsa, Samba)
-Style (Ray Brown, Mingus, Bill Black, Lee Rocker)
-Arco/Bow (Classical & Ballads)
-Theory (What is a: I, IV, V, or a ii, V7, I ?)
-Reading (Important for school and the studio!)

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About Charles

Charles is here to get you playing as soon as possible, while giving you the best understanding and functionalities of music!

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Harley F.
I just had my first upright bass lesson with Charles. Playing an instrument, when you know how, is one of the most fun things you can do, But getting lessons can be stressful. This was relaxing, pleasant and fun. Stress free. And I learned a lot. I can't wait to get back on that bass and practice this stuff.
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Jeff B.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1992
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Jeff B.

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Stand Up Bass, Contrabass, Bull Fiddle, Acoustic Bass, Upright Bass.

¡Hablo Español!

I Teach All Ages, at All Levels: Songwriting, Music Theory, Composition Lessons, Arranging for Horns and Voice and Strings, Soloing, Improvisation, Classical Technique, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Latin, Funk, Country, Folk, and much much more!

I have been a pro musician all my adult life, teaching thousands of students over a span of more than three decades!

I am a published contributor to the #1 best-selling Jazz Theory book "Jazzology" (published by Hal Leonard - the world's largest music publisher), in addition to having almost 20 books published on the subject of theory and technique! I also have many many professional recordings to my credit that you can listen to online anytime!

I am the author of the following book (available on Amazon):

"Scales & Modes for the Bass Fingerboard"
by Jeff Brent and Schell Barkley - 2012
A study in four-string instruments tuned to fourths Full-color.

I use the ...

About Jeff

People study subjects for a great number of reasons, consequently I customize my lessons to each individual student's needs and wants. We learn different ways. Some of us are more visual, some more tactile, some more intuitive, some more cerebral, etc. Understanding this allows me to adapt to eac

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George
Jeff brent is an amazing Musician and teacher as well as a man who cares about his students, His systematic approach enables the student to go as far as they want! He worked with my daughter who played violin and piano with Jeff. Eventually she was writing music and was second chair violin at RCC Community College. Her Piano was amazing as well. She also helped other students in high school and college. She loves music like her mentor Mr. Brent. I have also been a student of Jeff fo about 12 years. At first I knew nothing about music except I loved it and I wanted to share music with Itzel.Now, I play Guitar and I am learning how to play saxophone as well. I am also a teacher at RUSD and I use my music to help my children learn how to learn phonics vocabulary story structure and how to write a song. Music in the class really is a game changer and it really inspires my children to learn vocabulary and language skills. Now, I am a gigging musician and I have played in bands coffee houses restaurants and even the streets. I love all of it. Now I am beginning to write songs and I am looking forward to my next chapter in my Musical Journey. Music is a huge part of my life and it fills me with hope and joy everyday of my life. Thank you Mr. Brent, You are a teachers teacher and I am so blessed to have you in my life. Mr. Brent you are one of the best!
Harvey
Fun, friendly, super knowledgeable. All around great teacher!
Will
Jeff will teach you how music works in a way that is easy to understand. You’ll be happy you chose him as your teacher.

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"I searched for an excellent upright bass teacher for a good while. Then I found David Lloyd. David is patient, humorous, friendly, knowledgeable and very professional. He carefully taught me all the necessary groundwork to enable me to continue on my own for a while. In a few months I will, without question, continue my studies with David. I would, without hesitation, recommend David to anyone interested in seriously studying the Upright Bass."
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"Rui is very patient to me and gave me lots of advice on my upcoming performance. Very fortunate to find him on this platform!"
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Took Upright Bass lessons from Rui X.
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Alex can explain complicated things in a way that makes it accessible."
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Took Upright Bass lessons from Alexander A.
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"My son does hybrid in person and online lessons with Darren. Darren is very enthusiastic, encouraging and articulate. After every lesson, my son is energized. For the first time, he advanced to state level after intensive lessons with Darren. Darren also teaches HOW to practice and clearly points out what he needs to do so my son can focus his practice. Highly recommend him."
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Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"We love Rachel!!! She is patient and kind. She carefully explains what my daughter can do to improve her technique and tone. She is intentional in her instruction, making sure the basics are solid. She is an excellent bass instructor. Thanks Rachel!"
Julie
Took Upright Bass lessons from Rachel C.
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"This instructor is very reliable and professional. There is no one better at teaching the piano than Lia"
Amy H.
Took Upright Bass lessons from Lia H.
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"You could not possibly be disappointed/displeased with the instruction from Edna."
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Took Upright Bass lessons from Edna B.
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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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"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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"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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