Upright and Electric Bass, Violin, Piano, and Guitar Lessons
I offer double bass and electric bass lessons, as well as lessons in jazz improv, music theory, beginner violin, beginner guitar, and arranging. I taught secondary bass lessons at Oberlin Conservatory from 2012-2014, I currently teach bass lessons at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in MD, and I work as an rhythm section instructor for Virginia Music Adventures.
My approach to music education combines repertoire that caters to each student's musical preferences and technical exercises. My primary goal is to teach each student the skills on the bass that they need to play the music they love, but I also aim to teach students to perform in a wide variety of musical situations and to appreciate a diverse range of musical styles. With those ideals, I make sure that my students learn to command their instrument.
I encourage students to learn through repetition and disciplined practice, but I also teach the value of learning through experimentation. I want students to use the skills I give them to find new applications and to develop a deeper connection to the instrument.
As a self-taught bassist for many years, I understand the importance of learning correct technique. Bad technical habits result in both difficulty handling the instrument as well as injury and frustration. My students learn to play their instrument with technique that will keep their hands and backs healthy.
I am also a registered teacher with B&B Music Lessons. You can learn about B&B at:http://bnbmusiclessons.com/