VOICE, PIANO, GUITAR, SAXOPHONE, FLUTE;
sing and play multiple instruments - Saxophones, Flute, Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Piano.
Musicians reside on both sides of my family, but my father was my primary musical influence;
With voice and instruments, I teach proper fundamental techniques first:
To top it off, I teach from my Professional Recording Room, which includes:
- Soprano, alto, tenor, bari
$50/hr. Sliding scale available for financially challenged students.
I also teach group lessons, but generally like to keep my class size
small for two reasons:
History of Jazz
Art of Song and Lyric Writing
love your energy and inspiration you give to our students!"
trying out several saxophone instructors for my daughter over a period
of months, I finally found one I am thrilled about in Dave Bass. What
struck me first is his intimate knowledge of the instrument itself.
He examined my daughter’s instrument carefully and pointed out
areas in need repair or adjustment (and referred me to an excellent
repair shop, with which I am very pleased). He observed how my daughter
held the instrument and offered suggestions for improvement, such as
adjusting the length of the neck strap and proper posture. He also suggested
replacing the mouthpiece with one with characteristics more suited to
her present size and ability. My daughter was delighted with the improvement
in tone resulting from these various “tweaks” and the new
ease with which the instrument now played.
have known Dave for nearly a year as a friend, student and musical admirer.
As a teacher he takes time prior to lessons to think through the points
he wants to make and comes up with original ways to get those points
across, often through the use of unique metaphors or exercises that
convey an idea clearly, making it easier for someone to comprehend and
son and I have been taking Saxophone lessons with Dave Bass for the
past 3 months. My son just turned 9 and we committed to a 6 months of
lessons to learn our favorite instrument - the Saxophone! Dave has been
fantastic. He not only helped us purchase two saxophones, he got the
saxes repaired for us and purchased all of the accessories
actors we believe that we can honestly portray any character. And we
can…but sometimes we need a little bit of help in getting to that
point. I was cast in a feature film that required me to know how to
play the bass guitar. I had touched a bass guitar twice in my life before
being cast. I somehow fooled casting into believing I was capable.
Created 3/16/10, rev. 8/11/10, 7/15/16