Genres: Teaches All Music Genres
Specialties: Electric, Acoustic, and Upright Bass
Clarence Stephens, B.A. Performing Arts
Classically Trained - Professional Performer
Electric - Acoustic - Fretless - All Styles
I will teach you what you need to know:
"To me, Clarence Stephens is more than a teacher. He is a mentor, an inspiration, and most importantly, a friend. In addition to teaching me the language of music, he has taught me to be proud of being an individual and to always follow my dreams and to do whatever it is that makes me happy. I can recall certain lessons when I was feeling down because of certain problems and Clarence used his unique perspective on life and the power of music to help me through my problems. I always walk out of my lessons in a cheerful mood.
Clarence teaches from a unique point of view. He teaches from the spiritual side of music. He gives his students the necessary tools in order to further express themselves through music. He always encourages creativity and helps his students to understand the infinite boundaries of music.
Clarence changed my life by introducing me to expression and music. he is a fabulous bass teacher and is someone I will never forget for as long as I live." ~Reed Bunnell - 2010 Graduate, Attending Lewis and Clark College (Music Major)
"I have been studying with Clarence Stephens for 7 years on electric bass and 5 years on acoustic bass. In addition to instilling in me a general joy for music, he has taught me sight reading, theory, improvisation, and how to play in almost every genre from jazz and classical to rock and funk. Whether I am jamming with him on some free jazz, reading tunes out of the Realbooks, or working my way through the Simandl, I have always taken something positive away from my lessons with him. I was recently accepted into the Double Degree program at John Hopkins University and the Peabody Conservatory of Music, and I am certain I would not have achieved this without Clarence as my instructor these past years. He is a wonderful teacher, mentor, and friend." ~Nate Charnas
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