DB teachers in Charlotte, NC

Discussion in 'Orchestral Technique [DB]' started by ferrum, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. ferrum


    Jan 16, 2012
    I've been playing EB for a couple years now, and have always been interested in eventually learning the DB. I'm now at a point where I'm interested in picking it up, but don't know any teachers in the area. Anyone have any recommendations for DB teachers in the Charlotte, NC area? I'm primarily interested in orchestral technique, but I wouldn't mind learning some jazz as well.

  2. JazznFunk

    JazznFunk Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2000
    Asheville, NC
    Lakland Basses Artist
    I'm not sure if he teaches these days, but look up Ron Brendle. One of my favorite bassists in the Charlotte area, and a super nice guy. Big tone - studied some with Charlie Haden many years ago if memory serves. Even if he is not teaching, he could certainly make recommendations.
  3. ferrum


    Jan 16, 2012
    Thanks for the lead! I'll check him out.
  4. Peter Ferretti

    Peter Ferretti Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2005
    I studied with Jeff Ferdon for about 4 years in High School and can't recommend him highly enough. Jeff is a really sensitive musician as well as being one of the best players you will likely come across.
  5. Violin+Bass4life

    Violin+Bass4life Commercial User

    Nov 26, 2015
    Are there orchestras and good teachers in the area?