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Best Boston Bassists

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by DirtPoorRobins, Sep 27, 2008.


  1. DirtPoorRobins

    DirtPoorRobins

    Apr 18, 2005
    VA
    I'm looking to take lessons from a pro in the boston area. Go ahead and contribute to a list of the best known bassists in boston whether in the band circuit, broadway circuit, sideman, ect. Thanks
     
  2. About a million years ago I took some lessons from Dave Buda. I think he's teaching at Berklee now, might be taking private students. Fantastic musician.
     
  3. rhs1856

    rhs1856

    Jan 15, 2008
    Waltham, MA
  4. +1 for Dave Buda if he teaches private lessons- he's a monster player and teacher
     
  5. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man

    Feb 11, 2003
    :cool:
    If he's still in Boston.
    Lenny Stubblefield
     
  6. Hoover

    Hoover Banned

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City
    Not to overstate the obvious, but you want to find the "best bass teacher" and *not* the "best bassist who teaches" if you get my drift.

    Dave Buda is definitely a good bassist; I have no idea what kind of a teacher he is. Bruce Gertz is a phenomenal bassist, and he's certainly been teaching a long time...but I was underwhelmed with his teaching ability when I studied with him in 1981. Is Tim Archibald still in Boston? He's a great player, and I think he's a reasonably open, enthusiastic teacher based on the few times I jammed with him.

    Whit Brown is a great teacher, I think he's still at Berklee. He's got a bit of a Jazz Snob/Anti-Electric attitude, but if you can get past that he's got a lot of info to share.
     
  7. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    I used to take lessons from Bruce Gertz, what a fantastic musician and bassist, highly recommended.

    Buda and Vitti are great educators as well.
     
  8. I think Dino Monoxelos is still in the Boston area and still teaching. Lovely guy and a very good teacher. You can contact him through his website, http://www.monotunesmusic.com.
     

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