Online Bass Lessons


I teach all levels, from beginner to advanced.

I specialize in Pizzicato and Bowing techniques; improvisation, from Be Bop to Free-Form; concept; and repertoire.

I have a strong focus on the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of playing the bass.

My instruction includes special approaches to body awareness: relaxation through the use of Chinese exercises and the practice of Qi Gong.

I also teach a methodology of improvising form called The Game.

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About Scott

As a college student in Chapel Hill, N.C., Scott Lee switched from a tennis career to a commitment to jazz. Upon finishing college, he dove into music by studying from books, band stand training, and taking lessons from the likes of Charlie Banacas, Dave Holland and Homer Mensch.

Arriving in New York in the late 70’s, one of Lee’s first gigs was touring and recording with Chet Baker. He went on to work with Lee Konitz, Zoot Simms, Al Cohn, Red Rodney, Freddie Hubbard, Kenny Werner, and Joe Lovano. Also, he accompanied many singers such as Nancy Wilson, Chris Conner, Morgana King, Betty Buckley, Helen Merrill, Susannah McCorkle, and Anita O’Day.

In the orchestral world, Scott has shown his versatility by being part of the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s performance of Puchini’s “Gianni Schicci”, to the World Premiere of Charles Ives’ “Universe Symphony.” He has also toured and recorded with the Andy Statman Quartet playing the music of the Jewish Mystics.

Latest Records

Streaming, by Scott Lee

Scott Lee, Yago Vazquez, and Jeff Hirshfield

Stream, by Scott Lee

Scott Lee, Yago Vazquez, and Jeff Hirshfield

Second Stream, by Scott Lee

Scott Lee, Yago Vazquez, and Jeff Hirshfield


Scott Lee, Billy Drewes, Gary Versace, and Jeff Hirshfield
Sunnyside Records

Cloning Americana

Scott Lee, Billy Drewes, Gary Versace and Jeff Hirshfield
SteepleChase Records


My Skype lessons with Scott have been great and make it possible for me to have top quality instruction that fits my busy schedule

Kevin Lampson

Working Bassist in Asheville, NC

Scott conveys the true essence of music. Studying with him has been a joy!

James Mohamdein

Working Bassist in NYC/Bucks County, PA

Scott’s strengths include tireless patience, versatile practice techniques, general enthusiasm

Tynan Hooker-Haring

Working Bassist in NYC/ Lehigh Valley, PA