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Any teachers in Boston?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by SpiderMan, Dec 20, 2000.

  1. SpiderMan


    Dec 20, 2000
    I am learning to play bass and was wondering if there were any bass tachers in the Boston/Brighton Area.

  2. jimmysquid


    Jul 5, 2000

    Pleasure to see you post. I followed your adventures in Marvel comics as a kid. You should fill out your profile.

    I just moved from Brighton (behind St.E's) to Quincy. I could have given you some lessons to start out but now I'm a little out of the way. If you're willing to go out of Brighton you may want to get in touch with Bruce Gertz who's over in Malden. He's pretty much #1 jazz dude in Boston. I recently took a lesson with Mike Rivard (another Boston dude-plays with Club D'Elf over at the Lizard Lounge) Bass Player featured Mike a couple of months ago but what an pretentious assh*%e he turned out to be-I never went back.

    If I were you I'd go over to Berklee and see if you could get any of the bass faculty to give you lessons. Why not settle for the best and most of them take private students on the side. I know Gertz does, I studied with him a while ago and he's faculty. If not there go over to Wally's on Mass Ave. and ask any of those monsters to give you lessons.

    Sorry for writing you a book.
  3. oddentity

    oddentity Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    I took bass lessons from Bob Nieske while I attended Boston College a few years ago. He's a double bassist, but AFAIK he gives lessons to both double and electric bassists (I play electric). I highly recommend him... I don't have any contact info but if you do a search for his name on the web or for his group, Wolf Soup, you should find an e-mail address or something.

    btw, jimmysquid - I used to live in Brighton too, at Comm Ave and Washington... I miss Boston!
  4. SpiderMan


    Dec 20, 2000
    %Thanks so much for your help. I actually work at Boston College so I guess that will be my first avenue. But you guys gave me some great options and I appreciate it.
  5. oddentity

    oddentity Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    No way! Where do you work? I graduated from BC in '97, and worked for Dining Services my whole time there. :)

    My sophomore year, Ed Friedland gave bass lessons on Newton campus (what a cool guy), but then he moved out west and Bob Nieske took over. Most of the time they used Mary House on Newton for lessons, but in my last semester, my lessons with Bob were in Lyons Hall, on the music department's floor. If you go up to the music dept., I'm sure they can recommend people, if Bob's no longer giving lessons at BC...
  6. SpiderMan


    Dec 20, 2000

    I grew up in Andover and went to school in Richmond, Va.
    I just moved back and I now work in the athletic department
    selling tickets for games. Thanks again for the tip.
    I'll give the music dept. a call after break. If you ever need tix for a game let me know.

  7. RileyHagan


    Feb 16, 2010
    I teach Bass Lessons in Boston. My name is Riley Hagan and I've been teaching Bass Guitar for 7 years.
    Check out my site: http://basslessonsunlimited.com

    If you have any questions, feel free to post them here, email, or call.
  8. Hoover

    Hoover Banned

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City
    Ha! I lived on Claymoss Road (1 block away from the Comm Ave/Washington intersection) for 3 years, back in the early 1990s!
  9. Kobaia


    Oct 29, 2005
    Denton TX
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amp Gruv Gear and Mono Cases
    Depeding on your genre Berklee should have a teacher that matches what you're into.

    Jazz- Bruce Gertz, John Lockwood or Ron Mahdi
    Latin- Oscar Stagnaro, Fernando Huergo
    Blues- Danny Morris
    Funk R&B- Anthony Vitty, Lenny Stallworth
    Rock- Joe Santarre
    Fusion- Lincoln Goines, Bruno Raberg
    Classical- Barry Smith
  10. ErikP.Bass

    ErikP.Bass Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2004
    I have been interested in learning Carol Kaye's method...anyone have any experiences with Oz Barron or Tom Stein?
  11. I'm teaching bass lessons in Back Bay Boston right now. Go to my website for information about me and my teaching.

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