Andrew Martelle Bass And Theory Lessons

Andrew Martelle Bass And Theory Lessons

5.0 (2)
1 employee
9 years in business

About this pro

I am an experienced upright and electric bass instructor and performer. I hold a B.M. in Jazz/Commercial Music performance from Cal State Fullerton. My current employment is as a bass intructor for 2 high schools and 2 middle schools, as well as my own private studio that caters to a similar age group. I perform regularly in Orange County and Los Angeles, and lead my own jazz big band based in Fullerton. My classical experience as an ensemble player allows me to teach both jazz and orchestral students. I encourage but do not require participation in both genres.

I enjoy helping students become passionate about the arts, and using bass to teach lessons that are applicable beyond participation in music. I emphasize work ethic, good study/practice habits, and the ability to work towards long and short term goals simultaneously.

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Fullerton, CA 92831
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2 Reviews


  • Cole Sainburg

    I took lessons from Andrew for two years to prepare for college and I couldn't recommend him more. He always showed up on time (early), was very patient and constructive in his teaching, and knew what he was talking about inside and out. The time I studied with him allowed me to have a solid foundation for studying and playing in various college ensembles. Again, I couldn't recommend Andrew more!

  • Cole Sainburg

    I had a very positive experience with Andrew. I spent around two years with him before going into a college music program, and as a result I was more than prepared to be successful in different jazz ensembles that were offered there. Andrew always came to lessons on time, prepared, and positive. I would definitely recommend him!


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I emphasize the creation of a good foundation of technique and musical knowledge to ensure long term growth.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a B.M. in Jazz/Commercial Performance from Cal State Fullerton, and am an experienced performer.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My pricing varies depending on location of student and travel time required. Fullerton and surrounding areas are $45 per hour lesson.

How did you get started teaching?

I was recommended to students by one of my former college bass teachers.

What types of students have you worked with?

High school, middle school, and adut learners.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

One of my first students is pursuing a degree in bass performance, and auditioned straight into the top ensembles for the college.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Have a clear idea of what your long and short term goals are so your teacher has an idea of what you want from lessons. I can tailor my approach to the needs/desires of a student, but only if I am aware of what those needs/desires are.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

I encourage my students to send me questions between lessons. I would rather answer a quick question ahead of time than spend lessons fixing problems that could have been easily resolved through good communication.

Lessons offered

Double Bass Lessons Ear Training Lessons Music Performance Lessons Music Theory Lessons Upright Bass Lessons