Jazz Performance - Bass
Students can choose to play double bass or electric bass or even both in this course. The teachers are dedicated and supportive and all are experienced performers in the field of jazz. In addition to the one-hour individual lesson, a weekly ‘master class’ reinforces instrumental technique, serves to deepen knowledge of style and repertoire, and increases awareness of the role of the jazz bass player. It also gives students a chance to exchange information and tips with fellow bass players.
Jazz Lecturer, Bass
Bass Teaching Staff
Meet a Current Student
Anna began the flute at the age of seven, and switched to the double bass during her first year at Marryatville High School. Leaving Marryatville after Year 11 to pursue her musical studies at the Elder Conservatorium, she completed her Certificate IV in Music (Jazz) before being accelerated into 2nd Year. In 2008 and 2009 Anna won Elder Conservatorium Director’s Awards and in 2009 she received the Southern Jazz Club’s Jarvis Payne Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Young Musician. Anna is currently in the 3rd Year of her Bachelor of Music (jazz performance), and will be spending her final semester studying in the US, at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana.
'I’ve really developed as a musician while I’ve been at the Conservatorium. The lecturers and instrumental teachers are outstanding, and have always motivated me to improve my playing. My favourite part of the jazz course is the ensemble program: it’s great to play with a variety of different people every day. Once I began studying at the Con, I started getting involved in the jazz community in Adelaide - playing and seeing lots of gigs around town, often with the friends I’ve made here. Every year I have had opportunities to work with visiting artists from around the world, which is exciting and inspiring.'
Bachelor of Music student (Jazz Performance - Bass)
How to Apply
Applying is easy, visit our Future Students page for all the information you need.