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Multi-instrumentalist, performer, educator, arts administrator, arranger, contractor, organizer, and native New Yorker currently based in Philadelphia.
Experienced recording artist and performer in orchestral, musical theater, pop, rock, folk, and cabaret settings. Electric and upright bass private instructor of all ages and levels. Graduate of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College with a Music Performance degree in double bass, private study with Daniel Krekeler of the Metropolitan Opera.
I started taking private music lessons at age 7 and never stopped! From piano, to flute, and eventually to electric bass and upright bass. Supplemented by music programs through my schooling, I progressed rapidly on upright bass, starting at age 15, and graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance. Starting in high school I began teaching students as young as 6 and as old as 65, providing in-home guitar and bass lessons. Throughout college I maintained an upright bass studio on Long Island, New York. Teaching is an incredible passion of mine, and I enjoy meeting students of all ages and levels of competency.
Especially for upright bass, technique and proper muscle use is of utmost importance. Ensuring a student will not injure themselves immediately or with continued practice would be covered first especially for beginners. After proper technique and comfort is established, we learn scales, sight reading, solo or duet pieces selected by ability, as well as any thing the student shows interest in learning. Also important to me is instrument maintenance! Cleaning your bass, bow hair, and properly humidifying the instrument.
My approach to playing and teaching music is to never limit your options! Providing a well-rounded understanding of your instrument and its capacity to create art that you enjoy is first and foremost. When I began taking lessons, I put in time to learn technique, scales, arpeggios, but also had a teacher help me explore learning songs from recordings, aural transcriptions that transfer to your instrument. This not only helped me stay interested in music, but also broadened my taste in music, period!
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