I have studied a variety of types of music during my first years in music, Classical Double Bass, Jazz Double Bass, Classical and Jazz Composition and also Popular Music. I've played in many different projects, from Classical Orchestras to Big Bands, from Chamber Music to Jazz ensembles, from Contemporary Music to Pop groups. I studied Classical Music in Vienna and Jazz in New York.
I truly believe that all these aspects made me a better person and of course, a better musician. Therefore, my aim as a teacher is, not only to give the student all the necessary and fundamental tools, but also to help in his pursuit for his happiness in and thought music.
For the past couple of years, I have been involved in several teaching projects, both in schools (Academia de Amadores de Música in Lisbon, ESTAL in Lisbon and Curso de Jazz do Conservatório de Angra do Heroísmo, Azores), private teaching as well as workshops and masterclasses.
My lessons may focus on different topics, depending on the student's needs and goals:
- Double Bass technique;
- Music Theory;
- Classical and Jazz repertoire;
I'm currently based in New York and free for teaching. I'm also traveling to my home country, Portugal, where I'm available. Skype is also a possibility.