Lessons in Nashville?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by SRT80, Sep 26, 2010.


  1. I'm wantin' to learn the upright bass. I never really learned the electric bass....just mainly played around with it.

    I love bluegrass music though and just think the upright would be fun.

    Wonderin' if someone can point me in the right direction to a teacher in the Nashville area?

    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  2. You're in a great location.

    Several shops offer lessons--you might try Dustin Williams' shop or Nashville Violins.

    A couple of individuals come to mind also. Jim Ferguson is a great teacher. Ike Harris, who posts here on TB on occasion, also takes private students. There are lots of others but I thought about these first. Check the teacher forum below and you will probably find several other possibilities.
     
  3. Thanks for the info. I will look into those. I'm wantin' to get into bluegrass and wanna get started on the right track. I still need to find a descent double bass first though.

    Thanks again!
    Steve
     
  4. If I lived in Nashville and was wanting to play bluegrass bass, my first stop would be Missy Raines, seven-time IBMA bass player of the year. Don't know if she's taking students, but that's where I'd start.
     
  5. Thanks for tellin' me about her. I contacted her and she does lessons. So I gotta hurry up and get me a bass so I can get setup and started.

    Steve
     
  6. +1 on Jim Ferguson. No matter what music you want to play, taking classically from someone in the Nashville Symphony is a good idea.
     
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