Teacher in Portland, OR
After practicing on my own the past few months and lots of reading, I am learning how essential a teacher is. I played electric bass guitar for a number of years, but just recently picked up the double bass.
I'm not sure if this is the right place, (if it isn't, please remove this post), but after looking around online, and not having any local contacts in the area, I am having a hard time finding a teacher. I'm sure there are many, but it is hard for me to just arbitrarily pick one. I am especially interested in learning proper technique, as I type in my day job and rock climb, so am likely more susceptible to tendon/hand issues.
I am particularly interested in jazz, but know in the beginning it makes little difference (maybe?). Anyone have any recommendations for a beginner interested in honing in on proper technique? If not, is there anything in particular I should be looking for?
Contact Tim Acott. He teaches both bass guitar and upright. I can't find his number, but I know he gigs all the time, usually at the Laurel Thirst.
You can check AFM Local 99: http://www.afm.org/locals/info/number/99
They have members that teach jazz & classical. Even though I'm not a symphonic musician when I first got a double bass I took lessons from a classical player.
I've heard him play several times and think he's a nice player. Much more importantly, every time I meet a good bassist from Portland, they say he is their teacher.
+1 on Dave Captein. A very thoughtful and insightful musician and a really good guy.
Dan Schulte is a great player and a very nice guy.
You should contact the Portland Youth Philharmonic if you're in high school or younger; they offer free bass lessons.
Andre St. James
Andre is the man. He comes with some quirks, but his knowledge of the instrument, technique, and jazz history is without compare. I was lucky enough to study with him for a year...improved my playing tremendously. He has a studio at Reed College.
I also give beginning double bass lessons ;) at a reasonable price. PM me if you need more information.
Glen Moore has a very unique approach. I only took one lesson with him but it affected me deeply. I'm assuming he still teaches there.
Looks like you can DL it here:
Both are incredible choices - take regular lessons with whoever is cheaper, and every so often with whoever cost more. It would be shame to not take advantage of both resources.
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