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Alone with a large lump of wood

At times, learning an instrument like the double bass can seem like a thankless, wearisome task....
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Double Bass: Overcoming difficulties as a Beginner

The double bass can be quite a daunting instrument to start learning, for adults and children,...
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Playing a Stringed Instrument

Playing a Stringed Instrument To play a stringed Instrument well is dependent on one very...
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Multifaceted Double Bass

Once you have chosen to learn how to play the double bass, the next step is figuring out which...

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    I am a passionate qualified double bass and music theory teacher with an MA and BMus from the Royal Academy of Music. I love being able to share my knowledge of the double bass with others and and am happy to teach all ages and abilities.
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    Aside my orchestral job at RSNO I enjoy teaching all ages and levels and have previous teaching experience. I have taught adult students who just wanted to have some fun and gain knowledge, and also students who wanted to prepare for exams.
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    I am an experienced professional bassist, teaching both classical and beginner jazz and my core belief is that learning should always be fun!
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    I am a professional Double Bass and Bass Guitar player and teacher, a versatile freelance musician, regularly performing with an wide range of ensembles, from Orchestras to pop bands. I also teach beginner Piano and 'cello.
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    Welcome! My name is Jamie Benzies, living in London I am a dedicated musician and tutor, music has taken me around the world and led to performances on BBC radio, recording sessions, countless music festivals and gigs.
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  • Learn To Shift On The Bass, Not Where Each Note Is

    Stephen Street Classical Double Bass Teacher (South East London) Picture One of the most difficult parts of being a double bass player is the constant necessity to shift and shifting in tune! Many double bass players think it is necessary to individually learn where each note is by itself (that's at least 96 notes on 4 strings in two octaves), hoping that you can...
  • Viennese Tuning On The Double Bass

    Lewis Reid Classical Double Bass Teacher (Uxbridge) Picture The tuning we use today on the double bass hasn't always been the standard tuning. With the bass being so versatile with the amount of strings used, sometimes 3, 4 or 5 on an instrument it's no wonder that the tuning of the bass has changed so drastically compared to the rest of the violin...
  • Teaching Music As A New Language

    Oliver Simpson Classical Double Bass Teacher (Manchester) Picture I feel very lucky that I began learning about music from a young age. Starting on the double bass around age eleven, and playing in the string orchestra at my primary school, allowed me to build a foundation in reading, listening to, and understanding music, and to learn about things like...

 

  • Practice and well-being

    Classical Double Bass Teacher (South East London) Picture Nowadays, the musician’s quality and standard levels of performance have highly increased. As an instrumentalist and performer musician, it is quite important to have some clear objectives in order to be productive in practice. Although some objectives can be general and apply to every...
  • The job of a teacher

    Giuseppe Ciraso Calì Classical Double Bass Teacher (North London) Picture As a teacher I firmly believe that it is my job to develop students as individuals rather than just teaching musical skills. In a supportive and comprehensive environment, I believe that whilst learning an instrument, a pupil can develop many skills which can be used in everyday life. I always...
  • Heathy Body and Mind for String Playing

    Margarida Castro Classical Double Bass Teacher (Glasgow) Picture Beginning to play such a big instrument is undoubtedly fun but it can also be hard on your body. It is important to incorporate posture and relaxation techniques in your lessons as much as focusing on the playing itself. I always start my lessons with a little physical warm up: your back,...