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Instruments Taught

Bass Guitar

Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00
Casual £40.00

Double Bass

Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00
Casual £40.00


Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00
Casual £40.00

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Personal Description:

I am a bassist and composer, originally from Montana, in the United States.

As a bassist, I have performed and recorded with many different groups and ensembles across a range of styles, from jazz, rock and folk, to symphonic to chamber music. To explore my work in depth, visit my **E-mail Address Removed** for information on available recordings.

As a composer, I have recently been featured in the ZEPPELIN Festival (Barcelona and Zaragoza), Adelaide Festival (AUS), Festival Neue Musik (Lüneburg), Insomnia Festival (Tromsø), KoMA ’6 Festival (Belgrade), as well as the Gaudeamus Music Week (Amsterdam & Utrecht), and the November Music Festival (Den Bosch).

Here are a few things people have said about me as a PERFORMER:

“Versatile groove…”
– Scott Prinzing, Montana Magazine

“La basse de Chad apporte une ossature solide à ces très belles mélodies…”
– Michel Bedin, Jazz Hot Magazine

“His bass is the raw soul – bouncing and gliding…”
– Erica Parfit, Missoulian

And as a COMPOSER:

“…remarkable imagination, fantasy, and an authentic musical language.”
– Richard Rijnvos, composer-in-residence Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

“He discards the straightforward path for the meandering one as a way of broadening our perspective of a given situation – of increasing the ambiguity inherent in the juxtaposition of media, instead of looking for easy metaphors…”
– Yannis Kyriakides

“…a strong line in reconciling the acoustic and electronic, with an active interest in deep compositional structures outlined over longer time spans.”
– Nick **Web Address Removed** of The SuperCollider Book, MIT Press

[on Untitled, for two pianos and electronics] “…a lovely piece by Montana-born Chad , incorporating a spoken text about whale calls…”
– Christopher Trapani, NewMusicBox

“È proprio Chad a fare la sua bella figura nel brano di apertura – il più bello del disco, a nostro avviso – quell’ “Invitation” di Bronislaw Kaper che tante volte è stata battuta e che qui riceve un bellissimo arrangiamento dal contrabbassista…”
– **Web Address Removed**

“I am confident that he will make an enduring contribution to our musical culture…”
– Gilius van Bergeijk

Tutoring Experience:

I have taught double bass and bass guitar for 20 years, having maintained a private studio in my home state of Montana, as well as during my years in the Netherlands (2007-2012), and here in the UK. From 2004-2007 I was instructor of double bass and string techniques at Montana State University, Bozeman (US). In addition, I taught Composition, Orchestration and Music Technology at the University of Durham from 2012-2017.

Tutoring Approach:

I love to teach all ages and ability levels in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Further, I love and respect all musics, thus all styles are offered and encouraged, from classical to jazz and beyond. Together, we explore the student's musical interests whilst providing solid fundamentals to last a lifetime.

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Native Language: English (American)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • University of Durham (2016) - Music Composition (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
  • Royal Conservatory of the Netherlands (2011) - Music (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Montana State University (2000) - Music Education (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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