Hans Hibbard Bass

Hans Hibbard Bass

4.0 (1)
1 employee
13 years in business

About this pro

Since graduating from Chestnut Hill College, Hans has worked as an Orchestra teacher for Neshaminy School District, Foundation Academies, and Pennsville School District. During his tenure at Neshaminy, Hans taught a large middle school double bass section that earned an Excellent Rating and Best Overall Double Bass Section at The Music Showcase Competition in 2015. Students in Hans’ studio have earned placements in PMEA District Orchestra, and Youth Orchestra of Bucks County.

Hans started his career as a musician at the age of 5 studying with Suzuki violin teachers. Hans has completed training and certification for Book 1 with Virginia Dixon at the Milt Hinton Bass Institute at Oberlin Conservatory. As a musician that has dedicated his life to urban education, he is always excited to accept new students of all ages in the Philadelphia area.

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Credentials

Philadelphia, PA 19125
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1 Review

4.0

  • Phillip McGonagle

    Patient and encouraging



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FAQs


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

Upon meeting a student, it is best to ask about their musical goals with the instrument. Hans enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities.


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

Since graduating from Chestnut Hill College with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Hans has worked extensively as a teacher, performer, director, and educator. He has taught Orchestra in Neshaminy School District, Foundation Academies, and Pennsville School District. 


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

$50 per hour

$40 for 45 minutes

$30 for half hour


How did you get started teaching?

Hans started his career as a musician at the age of 5 studying with Suzuki violin teachers in Harleysville, PA. Hans has completed training and certification for Book 1 with Virginia Dixon at the Milt Hinton Bass Institute at Oberlin Conservatory. As a musician that has dedicated his life to urban education, he is always excited to accept new students of all ages.


What types of students have you worked with?

Hans has working with students of all ages and abilities. Child beginners to advanced adults. During his tenure at Neshaminy School District, Hans taught a large middle school double bass section that earned an Excellent Rating and Best Overall Double Bass Section at The Music Showcase Competition in 2015. Students in Hans’ studio have earned placements in PMEA District Orchestra, and Youth Orchestra of Bucks County.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Hans has always gone above and beyond for his students. He is most passionate about seeing students succeed and ask questions. He loves seeing his students become their own teachers.


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

When looking for a private teacher, always consider looking for someone that is sensitive to your needs and is familiar with many forms of pedagogy.


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

What are your goals as a musician?

Do you want to play for fun? 

Would you like to play at school?

Are you looking to perform in a community orchestra?

Would you like to apply to college as a music major?


Lessons offered

Double Bass Lessons Bass Guitar Lessons