Testimonials – Acoustic Bass Students
Students Who Studied Double Bass With Scott Lee
Learning from Professor Lee is a fantastic experience! Under his guidance, there are no limitations to the level of repertoire that you will be able to play. Throughout 4 years of lessons, I learned everything from basic to extended techniques, including advanced harmonics and bending harmonic notes in the upper register to change the pitch. I learned how to construct both basic and melodic bass lines, and learned improvisational techniques such as construction of melodies and bebop phrasing. Professor Lee’s warm-up and cool down methods are revolutionary, and have been a critical part of preventing injury, especially during heavier playing periods. Professor Lee’s philosophy that everyone is capable of learning to play the bass ensures the highest quality education, with a strong support system during times of struggle. I would highly recommend taking lessons from Professor Lee to anyone who is looking to take their playing to the next level. No matter what your current playing level is, Professor Lee will be able to help you reach your playing goals.
My time with Scott Lee has been nothing but extraordinary. Not only can he help build a solid understanding of the Bass’s role within any medium of ensemble, but also a melodic voice for one’s own musical discoveries and endeavors. On top of digging into some intriguing pieces-Classical and Jazz alike- he can show you how to tap into your own imagination to discover one’s inner threshold of musical creativity while adhering to the framework of the music. This shows how he is an A-grade professional bassist that is deserving of praise amongst other musicians in New York.
My Skype lessons with Scott have been great and make it possible for me to have top quality instruction that fits my busy schedule. Its great having an internet lesson from a real person!
Within our first month of study together, Scott Lee had me feeling ready to succeed in a number of imminent, professional performances. Scott’s strengths include tireless patience, versatile practice techniques, general enthusiasm, and an attitude of personal & musical freedom. He continues to endow both my playing and professionalism with enough confidence for any musical situation (or life in general!).
Scott conveys the true essence of music, which at its heart is communication. He goes beyond notes on a page to encompass the entirety of life and how we may bring our own unique experiences, personalities and musical histories to how and what we play. Scott has been instrumental in guiding me to find my own musical voice. Studying with Scott makes playing music a joy!
An extraordinarily well-rounded musician, he is completely at home in any musical context. His ability to breakdown and simplify the building blocks of music has allowed me to gain a firm command over the language, and prepared me for working as a professional bass player in NYC.
Taking lessons with Scott has been a great experience for me. Not only did he teach me how to play upright bass with solid technique, he helped me delve into the realm of open improvisation, strengthened my jazz chops, taught me how to play with the bow, and gave me great tips on how to make it as a working musician! And above all else he’s a great guy and knows how to laugh! It’s probably a combination of all of this that puts a big smile on my face after every lesson.
My lesson with Scott Lee is one of the things i look forward to most. Every lesson gives me a chance to grow as both a musician and a human being. It’s never a drag to practice for his lessons because he approaches teaching with such a positive energy which really inspires and motivates me to improve.
Throughout my time of studying jazz bass with Scott Lee, he has shown me how to be a good musician and a good person. Scott Lee does not just teach music, he teaches life lessons.
Anyone can teach music, but only a Scott Lee can help you comprehend life as a professional musician.
Professor Lee has given me invaluable ways to look at music on a molecular level. His sensibility for instruction and inspiration has helped rewire my understanding of music and potential.
Studying with Scott was a life changing privilege. His expertise on music, the acoustic bass, and on life would make anyone a better musician, and person.
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