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Upright Bass Teacher Directory
(An offshoot of the Upright Bass Links Page)
While Gollihur Music carries a good list of educational materials for those who are interested in self-study, I will always suggest that you start your upright bass adventures by studying with an experienced and schooled teacher. Even getting a couple introductory lessons can give you a solid, "bad-habit-free" start to your self-study.

However, I do recognize that quality teachers are not so easy to find in every nook and cranny of the world. So we decided to help. We've put together this growing list of teachers of upright bass, in the hopes that you will connect with an instructor in your region that can help you (or your child) maximize your learning potential.

Enjoy! - Mark

PS: If you are a teacher yourself, please feel free to submit your information so we can add you to the directory! Please note the information we need (in the box below) and send it to us via the "Contact Us" page!

The directory includes the following information, if it has been supplied by the teacher:

  • City/Town where Teacher is Based (sorted by state and/or country)
  • Teacher's Name
  • Contact Telephone Number
  • Link to Teacher's Website (if they have one)
  • Teacher's Contact Email
  • School or Store Affiliation (if applicable)
  • Bow styles (French or German) that the teacher can instruct (if applicable)
  • Additional information that the teacher may provide (Specific styles that he/she is well-versed in, if the teacher specializes in beginners or advanced students, honors or positions held, materials or methods used, etc.)

IMPORTANT:
Please understand that this directory is simply a listing of teachers that have been submitted to us (mostly by the teachers themselves). Anybody can claim to be a bass teacher, regardless of their actual knowledge or experience. We're not checking credentials, here - so assume that those in this listing are not (explicitly or implicitly) endorsed or recommended by us. So interview the person carefully, and consider any references from their other students that your prospective teacher might be willing and able to supply. Click here for our more verbose disclaimer.





United States
Alabama
Mobile, Barbara McMillian  - Telephone: (251) 458-0876
Studied double bass under Marcos Machado at the University of Southern Mississippi. Specializes in beginner to intermediate students.
Teaches French Bow Technique


Arab, Jacob Moody  - Telephone: 256-224-9475
Full time bassist tour, studio, instructional. All levels of lessons. Specializing in Bluegrass, Gospel, and Celtic music.
Teaches French Bow Technique


Arizona
Phoenix, Victor Quintana  - Telephone: 602-512-9913
B.A. in Music Education from University of Northern Colorado. 30 years experience.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


California
Long Beach, Sera Wohldmann  - Telephone: 562-433-3890
Music Education Major at Long Beach City College, Beginner to intermediate students preferred. I start with Simandl 1, adding my own etudes as needed. Classical students then work on bow techniques and how to interpret composers and play in an ensemble. Jazz students branch off here and begin working on pizz technique, song forms, and how to craft walking lines.
Teaches French Bow Technique


Davis, Bob Comarow  - Telephone: 321-591-1954
Patient, positive oriented, individualized lessons in bass (and piano/guitar). Columbia University, MA: Music and Music Education Berklee College of Music: Performance.


Los Angeles, Rick Shaw  - Telephone: 818-937-4123
School or Shop Affiliation: Riverside Community College
I teach both electric and acoustic bass. Mainly Jazz but with a solid foundation in traditional bass methods such as Bille or Simandl. Some of my recent students have been accepted at UCLA, University of North Texas, and CSU Long Beach. Plenty of live and studio experience.
Teaches French Bow Technique


Sebastopol, Bill Amatneek  - Telephone: 707-824-8084
Teaching the right-hand pizz technique to "pop" the bass for bluegrass, newgrass, acoustic music, and walking bass styles, and to enable beginning and intermediate students to lead the band from underneath with firm, explosive pizz tone. Bill was the bassist on the first David Grisman Quintet album, and has played with Mark O'Connor, Peter, Paul & Mary, Roland White, and others.


Mountain View, Lisa Burns  - Telephone: 650-303-4600
Beginning and Intermediate Bass lessons


Fremont, Bob Chandler  - Telephone: (510) 793-6125
School or Shop Affiliation: Allegro Music
Jazz and Improv, Blues & R&B Texts used include excerpts from Simandl, Streicher, Rabbath, Chuck Sher's Bass book, Ed Fuqua's Walking bass book, Marc Johnson's solo book, Michael Moore's Thumb position book, various exercises based on the students needs.


Los Angeles, Adam Cohen  - Telephone: (818) 599-1725
Please visit my website for further information on my experience, performance & studio credits, education, and reviews/endorsements.
Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


San Francisco (Inner Sunset), Ken Miller  - Telephone: 415 297-0971
Classical Bassist, and Jazz musician. B.M. SFCM I am currently playing with the San Francisco Symphony. and perform Jazz with top players. Technique, theory, music interpretation, improvisation. Emphasis on achieving ease with the bass through good body usage. Beginners through professionals are welcome! I have 20 years experience in private instruction, and have taught all levels, and ages!
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Sacramento, Gerry Pineda
School or Shop Affiliation: California State University Sacramento/University of the Pacific
Applied Jazz Bass
Teaches French Bow Technique


Los Angeles, Gary Wicks  - Telephone: 310.804.7282
I hold a BM in Double Bass Performance from New England Conservatory of Music and an MM in Jazz Studies from USC. I perform and teach both upright bass & electric bass (4& 5 strings & fretless) I have extensive international touring and studio experience and play many genres. I teach absolute beginners to advanced. On faculty at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, and Saddleback Community College in Mission Viejo
Teaches French Bow Technique


Los Angeles, Several Instructors on Staff  - Telephone: 323-825-9566
School or Shop Affiliation: SoundLife Music Lessons
We are a Los Angeles based music school providing in-home music lessons to students of all ages and skill levels. Our teachers are all university trained seasoned professional musicians with touring, and television experience playing behind some of today's biggest artists. We have several upright bass instructors on staff covering jazz, classical, country, rock and roll, and everything in between.


San Diego, Julie Wagner  - Telephone: 856-495-7773
Doctorate in Music; Simandl, Suzuki, Rabbath methods; Classical and Jazz styles.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Los Angeles, Several Instructors on Staff  - Telephone: (310) 893-0776
School or Shop Affiliation: Red Pelican Music
This music lessons "store" (more of a "cooperative," from what I can tell) has lessons for most/all instruments and styles, and they include upright bass among them. Contact them for details.


Colorado
Colorado Springs, Catherine Camp-Davidson  - Telephone: 719-635-1440
School or Shop Affiliation: Licensed music teacher in District 49, Falcon, CO
I specialize in teaching Classical technique from beginning to advanced. My philosophy is that if you attain advanced classical technique, all other styles become easier to learn. I use the Rabbath and Simandl approach equally and customize lessons according to the learning style best suited for the student.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Colorado Springs, John P. Flores  - Telephone: (719) 209-1075
Professional electric/double bassist with 30 years experience. Jazz and classical instruction, theory incorporated. Simandl and Rabbath methods – beginner to advanced students. Penrose Room house bassist; previously taught at the Colorado Springs Conservatory and Broadmoor Academy of Music.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Connecticut
New Haven, Alexander Svensen
As a classical and jazz double bassist I am an active performer and teacher throughout Connecticut, New York and New England. I teach upright and electric bass from beginning to advanced levels. I'm a member of the Springfield Symphony in Massachusetts, and have degrees from Fredonia State U. (NY), the Yale School of Music and served as Performer in Residence at Carnegie Mellon.
Teaches French Bow Technique


Florida
Pembroke Pines, Don Wilner  - Telephone: 954-270-7136
School or Shop Affiliation: Miami Dade College
Bachelor of Music - Studio Music and Jazz AND Applied Music, Master of Music in Jazz Composition, and Doctorate of Music- Applied Performance (combination of jazz and classical) all with complete scholarship/graduate teaching assistantship from the University of Miami. Combining classical technique and mastery of jazz improvisation, in person or over Skype. Extensive formal teaching experience - can instruct students of all levels, from beginners to doctoral students. Specializes in assisting students with scholarship audition prep.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Cocoa Beach, Joseph Gray  - Telephone: 321-544-4062
I am a graduate of UCLA with a masters in Film music. I played in various orchestras in Southern California, and teach jazz, bluegrass, slap bass, folk, walking blues, and psychobilly slap. I also can teach beginning cello, piano, guitar, banjo, ukulele and mandolin. I currently teach high school students in a private string class, and am open for private lessons.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Miami Shores, Charles Winters  - Telephone: 786-322-6891
School or Shop Affiliation: Miami Strings
Private bass lessons. Member of ISB, ASTA, FOA, FMEA, NAMM, NAfME. Experienced private school teacher and consultant. Instructor for top All-State students in attendance from 2012-2017. Also offer trained luthiery services and rentals.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Melbourne, Richard Desgrange  - Telephone: 321-242-1021
School or Shop Affiliation: Eastern Florida State College (Adjunct)
BA in music ed from University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. Studied with Lee Eubank and Diana Gannett. Principal Bass Emeritus, Brevard Symphony Orchestra; Principal Bass, Space Coast Symphony Orchestra. I teach elementary to college level symphonic and classical double bass. I give the student a solid foundation to play symphonic or classical literature. Primary method is Simandl with other studies from Karr, Rabbath and Zimmerman.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Davie, Jeff Carswell  - Telephone: 954-483-6470
Jazz/pop/blues/new orleans style string bass plus doubling on electric bass.
Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Orlando, Tim Franklin  - Telephone: 407-760-7848


Tallahassee, Jim Crozier  - Telephone: 850-443-6857
Intermediate level preferred, jazz, blues, Americana styles, with integrated music theory instruction. Bachelor's Degree in Music Composition and Certificate in Performance in Double Bass from FSU, following by many years of professional performance.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Idaho
Pocatello, Donald J. Colby  - Telephone: 208-540-0932
School or Shop Affiliation: Adjunct Bass Professor at Idaho State University
Teach all levels using the Simandl series and all standard literature. Studied at University of Illinois under Prof Edward Krolick and Northwestern University under Warren Benfield.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Illinois
Batavia, Matt Erion  - Telephone: 630-802-3760
Bachelor of Music from Elmhurst College, performed with Grammy Winners and NEA Jazz Masters. Accepting beginning classical students and beginner to advanced Jazz students. College audition prep for students planning to pursue Jazz performance majors.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Chicago (Bridgeport), Eli Namay  - Telephone: 304-550-0359
School or Shop Affiliation: Sam Ash Lombard
I teach out of the Rufus Reid and Simandl books, and am currently studying the Diana Garnnett Phase Method. I freelance on both electric and upright and regularly play straight ahead jazz, avant garde jazz, funk/fusion, Appalachian folk music and pop music around the Chicago Area.
Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Kansas
Emporia/Lawrence, Hank Osterhout  - Telephone: (620) 727-1795
Beginner to advanced Styles: Jazz, Blues, Classical, Rockabilly, Bluegrass, Experimental. (Double/triple/quadruple slap, auxiliary percussion, bass standing and acrobatics along with other parlor and stage tricks) Also strong in music theory. Has extensive professional touring experience.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Kentucky
Louisville, Bert Witzel
Principal bass of the Louisville Orchestra, veteran of several international tours and many well-known orchestras. Uses established materials as well as self-published materials (available for purchase on his website).
Teaches French Bow Technique


Louisiana
New Orleans, Tate Carson  - Telephone: 504-258-9105
Beginning to advanced students. Upright/Electric; emphasis in Classical and Jazz styles (experience in almost all musical styles.) Bachelors degree in Music Industry Studies with a Emphasis in Jazz Studies. I studied Jazz and classical music at Loyola and played in the Loyola Symphony Orchestra for 3 years. I continued my studies at The University of New Orleans where I received a Masters in Jazz. I'm currently a professional musician performing in a variety of styles from traditional to modern.
Teaches French Bow Technique


Maryland
Bethesda, Jeff Cooper  - Telephone: 240-423-4366
School or Shop Affiliation: Peabody Conservatory of Music
Beginners through advanced students. I use Simandl Bass Method Book #1, plus solo music from different sources - jazz/walking bass students use my custom materials. Longtime playing professional.
Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Silver Spring, Scott Giambusso  - Telephone: 301 946-3418
Simandl and Rabbath techniques, specializes in jazz studies.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Baltimore, Joseph Martone
Simandl method, Jazz, Classical, and Rock styles. I have been teaching music privately since 2004. BA and Post-Doc Cert. in Composition. All ages.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Montgomery, Frederick and Carroll Counties, Lynn Fleming  - Telephone: 301-922-0398
School or Shop Affiliation: Frederick Community College and McDaniel College
Juilliard Graduate, now teaching privately and at Frederick Community College and McDaniel College


Massachusetts
Lexington, Jon Dreyer  - Telephone: 781-696-2614
Teaches French Bow Technique


South Yarmouth and Falmouth, Rod McCaulley  - Telephone: 508-367-1397
School or Shop Affiliation: Cape Conservatory
I teach string bass, electric bass (all levels), piano, guitar and theory/improvisation. Jazz, Classical & Pop. I'm under contract with the New Bedford Symphony (MA). I'm a freelance jazz & pit bass player playing with many top pros in the tri- state and Boston- Cape Cod areas. Over 40 years teaching experience.
Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Boston, Darrent Sacks  - Telephone: (617) 895-8069
I specialize in orchestral music and in particular school/festival audition preparation. I teach several private students and I have performed with several Connecticut orchestras including the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, the New Britain Symphony, and the Wallingford Symphony. I received my Bachelor of Music from the Hartt School of Music, studying with Robert Black and then later graduated with my Master of Music at Boston Conservatory, studying with Lawrence Wolfe. I teach students who live in the Boston area, as well as remote students (via internet).
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Michigan
Detroit, Samuel Harris  - Telephone: (734)476-3231
School or Shop Affiliation: Wayne State University
Beginning to Advanced. Primarily Jazz but other styles as well.
Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Mt. Pleasant, Ed Fedewa  - Telephone: (989) 774-1532
School or Shop Affiliation: Central Michigan University
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Ann Arbor, Janet Cannon  - Telephone: 734 834 0656
School or Shop Affiliation: OzMusic, Ann Arbor
French or German Suzuki method training, Master’s of Music from the University of Michigan, Studies in France with François Rabbath. Many years of experience teaching adult beginners. Classical and early music specialist, work with all styles.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Minnesota
Saint Paul, Dr. Philip Fried  - Telephone: 651-603-0773
Was a student of Julius Levine (B.M. in String Bass performance), and Joseph Gustafeste. As a bass teacher I stress technique, as a composer/improvisor I stress imagination. French bow, jazz pizz.
Teaches French Bow Technique


Minneapolis/St.Paul, Dave Carbonara  - Telephone: 612-968-2273
26 years teaching experience, Juilliard Graduate, Beginner to Advanced, all ages welcome. Classical, Jazz and Rock styles taught.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Missouri
Kansas City Metro region, Bill McKemy
School or Shop Affiliation: Ottawa University, Metropolitan Community Colleges of Kansas City
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Jefferson City, Artie Langston  - Telephone: (573) 645-8640
School or Shop Affiliation: Adjunct Professor of String Music at Lincoln University
I accept private students in all Jazz styles as well orchestral and classical solo study, beginner to advanced. My professional career spans over 45 years, performing around the world in settings ranging from professional symphony orchestras to jazz, rock, and blues groups, with notable artists too numerous to mention here.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


New Jersey
Ridgewood, Steve Freides  - Telephone: 201-612-0041
Doctoral Degree in Music. 17 years college music teaching experience, with more than 4 decades private teaching experience.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Princeton, Isaac Trapkus
I am the principal bass of the New Haven Symphony with a master's degree from The Juilliard School. I have taught students from beginner through advanced and all ages. Many of my students are adults with electric or jazz experience wanting to explore upright or bowed playing.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Parsippany, J. Brunka  - Telephone: 201.274.3059
I offer classical and jazz studies. Past students have played in regional and state orchestras and have gone on to major schools and conservatories. Several are now working professionals.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Williamstown, Douglas Mapp  - Telephone: 856-740-9009
School or Shop Affiliation: Rowan University
I am the double bass Professor at Rowan University. In my private studio, I accept beginner to professional students in Classical and Jazz. My private students have gone on to study at major music schools, and my middle and high school students regularly win seats in honors orchestras.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Bergen County, Joe Hakim
Beginners to advanced; all styles


Haddon Heights, Dave Kaczorowski  - Telephone: (856) 310-0314
I teach beginner-advanced jazz, improvisation, music theory, technique; modern straight-ahead jazz; avant garde; Cadence Magazine has called me, "a strong promoter of forward motion and creativity," and, "a superb, natural improviser."
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


New York
Rochester, Gaelen McCormick  - Telephone: 585-764-2809
School or Shop Affiliation: Eastman Community Music School, Nazareth College of Rochester, Roberts Wesleyan College
I teach both French and German, but play professionally as a German bow player. I instruct in classical music only. I teach students of any age, and all levels. Many of my students opt to major in music, although this is not a specific goal for every student!
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Buffalo, Paul Siekierski  - Telephone: 716-713-6356
School or Shop Affiliation: Boulevard Music Lessons (Tonawanda, NY) & Performing Arts (Depew, NY)
Specialize in classical and jazz, perform with various ensembles around Western NY.
Teaches French Bow Technique


Westchester, Dmitri Kolesnik  - Telephone: 917-742-2189
New York freelance bassist since 1991, Masters Degree from CCNY, Ron Carter's student. Taught at the University of Connecticut and privately. Published a book "Ron Carter Collection. Note-for Note Solo Transcriptions to 19 songs".
Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Bayside, Queens, Charley Sabatino  - Telephone: (917) 837-6346
I teach ALL levels, styles and ages - including beginners. Lessons are fun, flexible and free of attitude or intimidation. Weekly or Bi-weekly, day or evening, hour or 1/2 hour lessons available. Professional player, clinician and product endorser, M.A. Degree.
Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Brooklyn, Steve Marks  - Telephone: 718-643-6499
School or Shop Affiliation: Bass Collective
I teach jazz, classical and roots music as well as reading, theory and technique.


Buffalo, Jonathan Borden  - Telephone: 203-241-2492
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Very well versed in orchestral playing and auditions of any level. Flexible scheduling and travel to students residence are possible. Juilliard graduate. I work with students of all ages and capabilities.
Teaches French Bow Technique


Purdys (Westchester Cty), David Dunaway  - Telephone: (914) 536-6100
I teach mainly beginners to intermediates. Depending on the student, I use the York Edition, François Rabbath's books, the George Vance series and the Ludwig Streicher method. I have now started using Harvie S's new book, "8 Duets", for students interested in Jazz. I emphasize the fun aspects of learning the music to entice the student to practice and develop.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Syracuse Area, Dave Welsch  - Telephone: 315-591-0239
Management and Instructional Staff of Victor Wooten’s Center For Music and Nature since its inception 15 years ago and at Steve Bailey’s ‘Bass at The Beach’ in Myrtle Beach, SC. Specializing in Jazz, Reading, Theory.


Brooklyn, Dave Speranza  - Telephone: 503-232-5238
Upright and electric, beginner to advanced. Specializing in jazz, bluegrass, country. Teaching posture, technique, theory, reading, transcribing, improvising.
Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


NYC (Harlem, Manhattan, also Northern NJ), Carlos Barriento  - Telephone: 201-873-0242
A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and Columbia University, I have an all around approach to my teaching that makes problem-solving and self-sufficiency my goals for you. I've studied with members of the NY Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera and NYC Opera Orchestras, and have studied pedagogy with a few of the most effective teachers in NYC. While I focus on classical technique, these skills can be used for all styles of playing. If you are looking for a collaborative teacher, we will get along very well. Hope to hear from you!
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


North Carolina
Durham, Damon "Dr. Bass" Walker  - Telephone: (919) 399-5061
School or Shop Affiliation: Dr. Bass - String Instrument Repair, Rental & Sales
Double bass lessons


Asheville, Cary Fridley  - Telephone: 828-337-6467
School or Shop Affiliation: The Sound Post, West Asheville
I specialize in Appalachian roots music, blues, and early jazz (no arco). Masters in Music Ed. From UNC-Greensboro.


Stanfield, Ronnie Hatley  - Telephone: 704-888-9961
School or Shop Affiliation: Ron's Pickin' Parlor
We teach and give lessons specializing in bluegrass style bass (and other stringed instruments).


Greensboro/Fayetteville, Cody Rex  - Telephone: (419) 262-5463
School or Shop Affiliation: Methodist University
Repertoire covered: technical, orchestral, solo, chamber. Students of any age or level are welcome to apply for private lessons!
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Asheville, "Fatty"  - Telephone: 828-550-2774
Huge background in Jazz, Funk, Bluegrass,Improv etc.You want to play Fat,you know where I'm at!
Teaches French Bow Technique


Ohio
Bowling Green, Ed Croft  - Telephone: 845-667-9254
School or Shop Affiliation: Bowling Green State University
I currently hold the Jazz Assistantship in the Master's Program at Bowling Green State University. I got my Bachelor's from SUNY Fredonia in music education. Currently a touring bassist, specializing in jazz, folk, rockabilly, and blues. Can also teach beginning to intermediate classical players.
Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Columbus, Steven Fox  - Telephone: 614-262-9586
BM in Bass Performance from The Ohio State University. Upright and electric bass students welcome. Classical, Jazz, Bluegrass, Blues and everything in between. Beginner to advanced students accepted.
Teaches French Bow Technique


Powell (Near Columbus), Douglas Wright
School or Shop Affiliation: Otterbein College
Have a BM from Capital University of Columbus and MM in Music Education from Kent State University. Studied with David Perlman and Anthony Knight of the Cleveland Orchestra. I teach mostly Classical, but also can do Jazz and Bass Guitar. I teach bass at The Ohio State University String Teachers Workshop in the summers. Currently playing with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra in Ohio.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Oregon
Salem, Casey Younger  - Telephone: 503-341-6466
Beginner to Advanced, Jazz and Classical. Emphasis on proper technique in order to prevent injury. Experienced teaching children, teens, college students and senior citizens. Connects and communicates well with all backgrounds.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Springfield/Eugene, Milo Fultz  - Telephone: (541)-514-6249
Accepting upright and electric bass students of all ages, I teach classical, jazz, improvisation. Pursuing undergraduate degree in Bass Performance at the University of Oregon. As a CRLA Advanced Certified Tutor, I'm able to help you get what you want and what you need out of your instrument comprehensively, efficiently, and make it fun, too.


Portland, Adrienne Welsh  - Telephone: 503-307-7448
School or Shop Affiliation: Linfield College
Classical and improv, beginner to advanced. Adult beginners a specialty, particularly musicians transitioning from other instruments.


Pennsylvania
Elkins Park - Abington, Stephanie Patterson  - Telephone: 267-287-8953
Beginners to adult learners. I teach from Simandl (Zimmermann-Drew), Zimmermann's Bowing Technique, and Orin O'Brien's Doublebass Notebook. Lessons are taught in students' homes (public transportation a must - located along the Rt 611 corridor Elkins Park - Abington)
Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Philadelphia, Christopher Davis-Shannon  - Telephone: (856) 803-4013
Teaches French Bow Technique


Telford / Annville, Tim Wolfe, Jr.  - Telephone: 267-424-3232
School or Shop Affiliation: Lebanon Valley College
Uses Simandl method, works wtih beginners through advancing bassists, classical/orchestral playing, jazz improvisation, etc. Has high school students in district jazz bands and orchestras.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Harrisburg, Jim Miller  - Telephone: 717-564-2803
All ages and levels. All styles including Jazz, Classical, Country, etc. Taught bass for over 20 years at Lebanon Valley College. Studied Classical and Jazz bass with Art Davis.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Philadelphia, Justin Sekelewski  - Telephone: 215-913-8371
School or Shop Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania, Settlement Music School, Deluca Music
Work out of the Simandl book but also use Rabbath techniques as well such as left hand pivot technique. Freelance full time as a jazz bassist up and down the east coast. Graduated from Temple University 2009 with bachelors in Jazz bass Performance. Performed with a huge list of artists.
Teaches French Bow Technique


South Carolina
Myrtle Beach, Chris Morris  - Telephone: 336 689 0416
School or Shop Affiliation: Bass Instructor at Coastal Carolina University
Also Proficient in Electric/Electric Fretless.
Teaches French Bow Technique


North Myrtle Beach, Denny Hess  - Telephone: 843-458-0521
Proficiency in jazz bass lines and solo improvisation.


Tennessee
Greene County, Jeff Elkins  - Telephone: 615-504-0986
I specialize in Traditional Appalachian Styles and Jazz, and teach beginner to intermediate students. My pedagogy includes classical theory study as well as solo and ensemble performance training. I am an honors graduate of the Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music Studies program at ETSU.
Teaches French Bow Technique


Nashville, Ike Harris
Have taught in 5 area Universities. I specialize in teaching experienced electric bass players double bass.
Teaches French Bow Technique


Texas
Plano, Earnest Jackson  - Telephone: 972-510-3676
School or Shop Affiliation: Alliance Music Academy
I teach beginners through advanced students in either classical or jazz. Many of my students move on to honors ensembles and college music programs.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Dallas/ Ft.Worth, David Peter Iarussi  - Telephone: 469-682-7261
Lifetime performing behind top-name recording artists. Presently on project authoring Video On-Line Bass Instruction. Styles for instruction include Symphony, Rock & Roll, Soul and Gospel, Jazz (Be-Bop, Big Band, Fusion, Latin, Swing, and Dixieland), Funk and "Old School", Salsa y Merengue, Country, Hip-Hop and Dub Step, Broadway from "Schtick" to Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


San Antonio, Andrew Sutton  - Telephone: 281-384-3330
I teach upright bass and bass guitar. I focus on classical with upright but am happy to teach jazz as well. On bass guitar, I focus on reading, theory and practical applications and am comfortable teaching Jazz, country, metal or anything in between.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Dallas/ Ft Worth, Leland Byrd  - Telephone: 214-213-6486
Studied with Tom Lederer of the DSO for 7 years. German bow primary, but still teach and use French. Can teach all genres and all levels, specializing in Orchestral Repertoire.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


College Station, Steve Carr
I teach URB, bass guitar and guitar. Jazz, Blues, Country and Bluegrass are my specialties. I love beginners!


Dallas, Daniel Nix  - Telephone: 972-785-7711
School or Shop Affiliation: Dallas Strings
All levels - Specializing in Classical
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Utah
Logan, Colin Botts  - Telephone: (801) 310-5318
School or Shop Affiliation: Utah State University (Adjunct faculty)
Beginner to advanced students. Styles: Jazz, Blues, Classical, Rock, Country, Bluegrass. MA in Music Performance from University of Limerick, Ireland. BM in Music Education from Utah State University. Former Capitol Records-Nashville recording artist with extensive touring and recording experience.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Virginia
Roanoke/Lynchburg, Eric Hollandsworth  - Telephone: 540-521-2832
School or Shop Affiliation: Lynchburg Music Center
Well versed in Classical, Jazz, Bluegrass, and most other styles. Works with all ages and levels. Principal Bassist for James Chamber Players and member of Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra. Specializes in Conversions (Violin/Cello to Bass).
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Lynchburg, Ed Mikenas  - Telephone: 434-386-2222
Master’s Degree from Manhattan School of Music and Former studio musician in NYC. Teach all levels of performance including classical, jazz, improvisation; also theory, recording techniques, and solo preparation for college auditions, orchestras, etc.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Fredericksburg, Brittany Frompovich  - Telephone: 540-604-7266
School or Shop Affiliation: Lady Bass Music, Forte Music Studios, Pickers Supply
Teaches all levels and ages of students. Classical, jazz and rock styles. Founder of the Virginia Bass Forum. Holds a Bachelors of Arts in Double Bass from Bloomsburg University. Students often get placements in regional and state orchestras and music schools, and many become working professionals. Helps electric bass players transition to playing upright bass.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Fairfax and Warrenton, Adam J. Celli  - Telephone: 571-357-2277
School or Shop Affiliation: Potomac Arts Academy
Plays french bow, teaches both. Exclusively classical teacher. Available for all levels including young beginners.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Washington
Seattle, Dan O'Brien  - Telephone: 206-914-3396
School or Shop Affiliation: Music Works Northwest
I teach all levels beginner to advanced: Jazz, Classical, Blues, Funk, Latin (both Afro-Cuban and Brazilian) etc. Studied with : Nancy Griffin (Seattle Symphony), Gary Peacock, Grad studies at New England Conservatory with Miroslav Vitous.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Vancouver, Adrienne Welsh  - Telephone: 503-307-7448
School or Shop Affiliation: River City Music
Classical and improv, beginner to advanced. Adult beginners a specialty, particularly musicians transitioning from other instruments.


Seattle, Ethan Sobotta
I accept committed students of any age range, from elementary school beginners to retired adults. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Music from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, w/ Master's coursework at the University of Arizona. My current musical focuses include orchestral playing, gypsy jazz, bluegrass, and rockabilly.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Wisconsin
Madison, Ben Ferris
Teaches all levels of students. Bachelor of Music - Education from UW Madison. Studied with Professor Richard Davis. Teaches many styles, including jazz, classical, orchestral, rock. Also teaches electric bass.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Wyoming
Casper, Dale Bohren  - Telephone: 307-267-3870
School or Shop Affiliation: Adjunct at Casper College, Casper, WY
Plays regionally in symphony orchestras, theater pit orchestras and other combos. Instructs beginners to college level players.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Canada

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, David Humphrey  - Telephone: 306 653 8429


Vancouver, British Columbia, Laurence Mollerup  - Telephone: 604.871.7000
School or Shop Affiliation: Vancouver Community College / Capilano University
Jazz/Commercial/Classical - Teacher plays with symphony and opera, musical theatre, recording sessions, etc. has B. Mus and M. Ed (in progress)
Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Abbotsford, BC, Johan Worst  - Telephone: 778 880 0280
School or Shop Affiliation: A&D Music and Productions (Private Studio)
I specialize in jazz styles but also teach both bows. I personally use a German bow, aka (Dragonetti). Parents or students can ask for any particular focus, but all my students learn to read in the process of learning their specialty.
Teaches French Bow Technique Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Alberta, Louis Rowe  - Telephone: 780-983-0268
German Bow well versed in jazz and with some bluegrass. Symphony experience. Diplomas in contempory performance and Composition.
Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Argentina

Buenos Aires, Fabian Martin
jazz-oriented lessons
Teaches French Bow Technique


Australia

Canberra, Jared Plane  - Telephone: 02 6291 7348
Specialises in jazz bass, from beginner to advanced players. Holds an Honours Degree in Jazz Performance from the ANU School of Music. Teaching materials include the Real Book, backing tracks, technical books. Strong focus on sight reading, left and right hand technique, and rhythm.


Sydney, NSW, Craig Scott  - Telephone: +61293511267
School or Shop Affiliation: Chair of Jazz Studies, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney
Jazz tuition for inexperienced to advanced players.
Teaches French Bow Technique


Belgium

Roeselare, Isabelle Brys
School or Shop Affiliation: Conservatorium Kortrijk, stedelijke Muziekacademie Harelbeke
Classical double bass Pupils from 7 up to 77 years old, all levels
Teaches French Bow Technique


Denmark

  Peter Williams  - Telephone: 61393600
English full time musician based in Copenhagen. Grammy winner for contribution to official soundtrack to Midnight in Paris. Wealth of experience in teaching beginners. Lessons tailored to each student. As a professional musician I'm most active in traditional jazz and gypsy jazz. Have worked in many genres ranging from Moroccan folk music to breakbeat and indie rock. Also teach bass guitar.


Germany

Berlin, Udo Betz  - Telephone: +49 30 25794361
School or Shop Affiliation: basszentrum berlin
teaching: classical,jazz,improvisation, also electric bass
Teaches German/Butler Bow Technique


Netherlands

Aalten, David van Lochem
Beginners/advanced. Styles: Rockabilly/slap, blues, country, Jazz


Amsterdam, Michael von Villiez  - Telephone: 0031-(6)-24764901







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