Good shops or teachers in Central Florida?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by antinym, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. antinym


    Jul 17, 2002
    Orlando, FL
    I'm looking to take up URB. I need a bass and a teacher. I already play electric bass and other instruments too, I have a good hand in theory and compsition. I am looking to play mostly jazz and world stuff. I've searched the archives buy I can't find any shop or teacher recommendations in Central Florida, or anywhere in florida for that matter. I can make trips to Atlanta if I have to (for shopping only, obviously).
    Does anyone have any suggestions?
  2. Ben Joella is in Boca Raton. I'm not sure if he sells basses or teaches but he might be able to point you in the right direction. He was around Michigan State while I was at school there. He's a great player and does good work on instruments.
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Central Florida blows for upright bass. If someone wants to invest in it, I will start and run an upright store here. I figure I can get shop space and an inventory going for a couple million, and I think I can make your money back in about 30 years ;)
  4. I promise to drive in from Lakeland twice a year to buy a set of strings, or something. That oughta help.:)

  5. larry


    Apr 11, 2004
    I'll shop in your store and take up your time, then order over the web from someone cheaper. Will that help? :p

    Central FL is not all bad. There is a great luthier here; I'll PM the details to antinym. I know a few good players who may teach as well.

    antinym: PM sent.
  6. kherber - who are you? do you currently live in lakeland? pm please?

    larry - Could you name the luthier publicly?
  7. PM sent

    Yes, a name and location would be nice. Thanks.

  8. larry


    Apr 11, 2004
    Sure, Sol Cornell. He's in the Longwood / Altamonte area. I've used him several times. I've had nothing but great experience with him.
  9. Jake


    Dec 11, 1999
    I did not know there was a good luthier in Central Florida. I need some set up work done so I might give him a call. What's his number?

    Here are the name and locations of four bass teachers that I know in Central Florida.

    Mark Nuenschwander, Really good jazz player & Prof. @ USF
    USF School of Music Phone: (813) 974-2311

    John Miller, Florida West Coast Symphony,
    [email protected]
    John lives in Bradenton

    Kevin Casseday, Jacksonville Symphony & Prof. @ UF
    [email protected]
    Kevin lives in Jax but he teaches at UF in Gainesville

    Mike Hill, Orlando Symphony, Prof. @ UCF and Rollins College
    Mike lives in Orlando.

  10. I'm studying with Mark. There's also Dee Moses, Principal of the Florida Orchestra. I am studying with him as well.