Upright Bass & Electric Bass
Lessons for all Ages & Levels

At Washington Heights Studio or In Your Home
Reasonable Rates / Flexible Times / All Styles of Music

e-mail: bengallina(at)gmail(dot)com
phone: (631) 338-2307

Teaching Style:

My strengths as a teacher come from the different aspects of my playing.
As a classical bassist, I can teach technique, reading music, playing with an ensemble and following a conductor.
As a jazz-bassist I have a deep sense of rhythm, harmony, and theory, and a wide range of experience with improvisation.
And as an active performer, I help students with playing in a band, learning songs, and performing all kinds of music.
Also, as a composer, I can help students with song-writing ideas, music theory, and different composition techniques.
Furthermore, I consider each student's goals to design a program that reflects what they want to learn.
I also teach song-writing and composition, elementary-to-intermediate guitar, and elementary piano.

Experience:

Graduate of Eastman School of Music / Jazz Performance
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes
Astoria Symphony
National Tours with Rock Bands and Theatre Companies
Years of Jazz Experience