Bass Lessons, Upright And Bass Guitar

Bass Lessons, Upright And Bass Guitar

5.0 (1)
1 hire on
1 employee
18 years in business

About this pro

I teach double bass and bass guitar lessons. I have been teaching for 18 years now. I teach all styles of music classical, jazz, and pop music. Past students hace recieved scholarships to Interlochen Arts Academy and have gone on to play professionally.

A little bit more about me:

Doug Drewes is a freelance bassist, composer and educator in Philadelphia. He has over 20 album credits and his playing can be heard on tv shows for NBC, MTV, IFC and USA.  Doug has performed throughout the US and Canada including performances at Carnegie Hall, CMJ Music Festival, and the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.  He has performed/recorded with Robert Randolph, Alexis Cole, indie rock band Hurrah! A Bolt of LIght!, producer John Fields, and NYC hip hop artists DXA. Doug was also formerly the Associate Director and a faculty member at Settlement Music School in Willow Grove, PA and faculty at the New York Jazz Academy in New York City. Mr. Drewes received his bachelors of music at the State University of New York at Purchase College. He has studied bass with Dennis Irwin, Todd Coolman, Mark Helias, and Scott Colley.

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Philadelphia, PA 19125
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1 Review


  • Gabrielle

    Doug is an excellent musician and teacher. He is very knowledgeable and patient with my kids. He’s also really positive which helps motivate them to learn more and practice. Sometimes he will accompany them with his upright bass while they play piano and it makes it really fun for them. They feel proud that they can play a song together. Highly recommended Doug - excellent teacher for beginners


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

Bachelors in Music, Jazz Performance, SUNY Purchase 2001

25 years experience playing bass

Performances all over the US and Canada including performances at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, and several major universities.

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

$55 for 45 mins

$75 for an hour

How did you get started teaching?

My first teaching job was during college at a summer camp that I had attended as a student. I love to work with kids and share my passion for music with them. Since that first teaching job I've just never stopped.

What types of students have you worked with?

I work with any student that has an interest in the instrument. They don't have to be pursuing it as a profession, it just has to be something they want to do. If they are willing to put in a little time to practice between lessons, and have a good attitude during the lesson, then I am happy to teach them.

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

Look for a teacher who specializes in what you are looking to do. If you want to play double bass, look for someone who plays that as their main instrument, not a cello teacher who will also teach bass.

Second look for someone who specializes in the style you want to learn. If you are a beginner and haven't figured that out yet, then look for a teacher with a background in classical or jazz music. That teacher will be able to set you up with solid fundamentals so that you can go anywhere from there.

Lessons offered

Double Bass Lessons Bass Guitar Lessons Music Theory Lessons Piano Lessons Upright Bass Lessons