- Telephone: (251) 458-0876
Studied double bass under Marcos Machado at the University of Southern Mississippi. Specializes in beginner to intermediate students.
- Telephone: 256-224-9475
Full time bassist tour, studio, instructional. All levels of lessons. Specializing in Bluegrass, Gospel, and Celtic music.
- Telephone: 602-512-9913
B.A. in Music Education from University of Northern Colorado. 30 years experience.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Telephone: 650-303-4600
Beginning and Intermediate Bass lessons
- 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.
- Telephone: (818) 599-1725
Please visit my website for further information on my experience, performance & studio credits, education, and reviews/endorsements.
San Francisco (Inner Sunset),
- 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!
School or Shop Affiliation: California State University Sacramento/University of the Pacific
Applied Jazz Bass
- 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
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.
- Telephone: 856-495-7773
Doctorate in Music; Simandl, Suzuki, Rabbath methods; Classical and Jazz styles.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Telephone: 954-483-6470
Jazz/pop/blues/new orleans style string bass plus doubling on electric bass.
- Telephone: 407-760-7848
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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).
- 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.
- 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.
- Telephone: 301 946-3418
Simandl and Rabbath techniques, specializes in jazz studies.
Simandl method, Jazz, Classical, and Rock styles. I have been teaching music privately since 2004. BA and Post-Doc Cert. in Composition. All ages.
Montgomery, Frederick and Carroll Counties,
- 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
- Telephone: 781-696-2614
South Yarmouth and Falmouth,
- 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.
- 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).
- Telephone: (734)476-3231
School or Shop Affiliation: Wayne State University
Beginning to Advanced. Primarily Jazz but other styles as well.
- Telephone: (989) 774-1532
School or Shop Affiliation: Central Michigan University
- 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.
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.
- Telephone: 612-968-2273
26 years teaching experience, Juilliard Graduate, Beginner to Advanced, all ages welcome. Classical, Jazz and Rock styles taught.
Kansas City Metro region,
School or Shop Affiliation: Ottawa University, Metropolitan Community Colleges of Kansas City
- 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.
- Telephone: 201-612-0041
Doctoral Degree in Music. 17 years college music teaching experience, with more than 4 decades private teaching experience.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Beginners to advanced; all styles
- 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."
- 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!
- 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.
- 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".
- 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.
- Telephone: 718-643-6499
School or Shop Affiliation: Bass Collective
I teach jazz, classical and roots music as well as reading, theory and technique.
- 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.
Purdys (Westchester Cty),
- 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.
- 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.
- Telephone: 503-232-5238
Upright and electric, beginner to advanced. Specializing in jazz, bluegrass, country. Teaching posture, technique, theory, reading, transcribing, improvising.
NYC (Harlem, Manhattan, also Northern NJ),
- 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!
Damon "Dr. Bass" Walker
- Telephone: (919) 399-5061
School or Shop Affiliation: Dr. Bass - String Instrument Repair, Rental & Sales
Double bass lessons
- 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.
- 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).
- 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!
- Telephone: 828-550-2774
Huge background in Jazz, Funk, Bluegrass,Improv etc.You want to play Fat,you know where I'm at!
- 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.
- 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.
Powell (Near Columbus),
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Elkins Park - Abington,
- Telephone: 215-820-3212
Specializing in adult learners and community orchestra players. Beginners welcome! Method used: Simandl. Lessons taught in students' homes (public transportation a must).
- Telephone: (856) 803-4013
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Telephone: 336 689 0416
School or Shop Affiliation: Bass Instructor at Coastal Carolina University
Also Proficient in Electric/Electric Fretless.
North Myrtle Beach,
- Telephone: 843-458-0521
Proficiency in jazz bass lines and solo improvisation.
- 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.
Have taught in 5 area Universities. I specialize in teaching experienced electric bass players double bass.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
Dallas/ Ft Worth,
- 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.
I teach URB, bass guitar and guitar. Jazz, Blues, Country and Bluegrass are my specialties. I love beginners!
- Telephone: 972-785-7711
School or Shop Affiliation: Dallas Strings
All levels - Specializing in Classical
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
Jeffry C. Larson
- Telephone: (910) 916-1430
Earned Masters Degree under Jeff Bradetich at Northwestern University. Teaching classical and jazz double bass, and also bass guitar. Accepting students 10 years old and up.
- 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.
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 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.
- 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.