String Bass Studio

string bass
Where words fails, music speaks

Private instruction in string bass consists of one private lesson per week, either one-half hour or one hour depending on how many credits the student signs up for. All students are welcome, beginners (MUS 151 Class Lessons), non-music majors and degree seeking music majors. 

Lessons in my studio provide students with the fundamental skills of instrumental playing and musicianship, the development of a clear, precise musical sound and experience with a variety of musical styles, periods, and genres. With weekly guidance, the student will achieve certain mastery of bass performance, demonstrate music performance at their highest level, and gain a deeper understanding of music teaching and skills related to pedagogy. 

Students are expected to practice regularly between lessons and prepare weekly assignments. Ninety (90) minutes a day is the minimum recommended. While you are preparing for your lessons, you are also preparing for large ensemble, Northern Lights String Ensemble or Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, and chamber music rehearsals. The student will also have many other performing opportunities: weekly masterclasses, weekly Music at One performances, and end of semester juries, to mention just a few. 

String Bass Studio – Bob Olsen


Robert Olson

Adjunct Professor