Lessons / Education

I am committed to helping students of all ages and abilities develop their musical skills. If you are a budding electric bassist or string bass player, or if you are already well-versed in one genre and would like to develop in another, I have been down that road myself and I have helped numerous students achieve new goals.

I can help you develop as a solid jazz player, rock bassist or prepare your classical string bass solos and orchestral literature. I teach privately and I am very proud to be on the faculty at the Hartt School Pre-College division of the University of Hartford and also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut teaching Jazz Combos class and providing individual lessons.

In early 2020, I made this 20-minute video lesson for high school students who will be auditioning on jazz bass for the 2020-2021 regional festivals. I use the audition etude “Friends” – by Jim Snidero and apply the adjudication standards to elements of the piece, to help students prepare the best, and highest scoring, audition possible.

Feel free to check it out the lesson here:

How to interpret and audition using the etude “Friends” by Jim Snidero

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