Travis Schilling (born December 7, 1977) is an upright and electric bassist and music educator, born in northern Michigan and based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He holds a BA in performance from Mcnally Smith College of music and has studied with world-renowned bassist and bass educator Joe Hubbard, as well as Anthony Cox (Joe Lavano, John Scofield), James Anton (Johnny Lang), Terry Burns and Gary Raynor (Prairie Home Companion). He is accomplished on double bass, 4 and 5 string electric bass and is known for his ability to perform in a multitude of musical styles including, but not exclusive to jazz, rock, country and musical theater.
As an educator Travis provides over 20 years of performance knowledge coupled with the experience of over 30,000 private lessons taught to create a clear cut, no nonsense approach to learning the bass guitar.
Travis currently resides in Stillwater Minnesota with his wife Andrea and son Miles where he currently performs an average of 200 shows per year as a freelance bassist in the twin cities area. Travis was on staff as a bass instructor at Mcnally Smith College of Music for 11 years and currently teaches at both Western Wyoming Community College and Carleton College in Northfield Minnesota.
I truly value teaching the bass! I don't simply teach because of my exeperience and education, but rather have made teaching an equal part of my musical Identity.
My lessons with Travis always rank as a high point during my week. Whether we are reviewing old material, or learning something new, Travis makes it interesting and fun. He gives you the tools you need to practice in fundamental, and practical ways to take your playing to the next level.
Discover what level the student is at and formulate a lesson course that is comprised of the course material that I have written.