Double Bass


The course includes specific studies relating to the setting of the instrument and the use of the bow; starting from the basic technique and the reading in the bass clef, the first contents of a technical-theoretical nature will be gradually deepened. Particular emphasis will be given to the study of the most representative repertoire of the instrument and of the relative performance practices, also with the aim of developing technical knowledge and artistic skills such as to allow the student to realize his own compositional ideas. By examining some of the leaders of jazz double bass, such as Ray Brown and Ron Carter, the course includes the study and deepening of the blues, with particular attention to the “Parker blues” and accompaniment with the “walkin ‘bass”.

Teacher your instrument or singing teacher

Duration of the lesson, from 30 , 50 or 90 minutes weekly or fortnightly

Where Roma/Milan

Language Italian/English

Matteo Balani

Elio Rivagli

Roberta Montanari

Michele Braga



Free to attend, included in registration for personalized courses

  • Two-year course in Theory and Solfeggio This course covers all the topics corresponding to the annual Harmony 1 and Ear Training 1 courses in two years. At the end of the two years, therefore, it is possible to take the entrance exam for the pre-academic Jazz or Pop course. The course is structured in 2-hour lessons every fortnight, from January to June.
  • LabXChange. Ensemble music workshops reserved for students who attend personalized courses, directed by students of the three-year academic year and traditional diploma with periodic supervision by the Management or a teacher. Students of personalized courses can participate for free. Access to the laboratories is subject to the hearing and verification of available places.
  • Choir. Saint Louis offers students of personalized courses the opportunity to participate free of charge in one or more choirs: Gospel Choir, Jazz Choir, Pop Choir and other choral groups of various styles. It can only be accessed by audition.
  • Orchestras and Ensemble. Those enrolled in the most talented personalized courses will be able to actively participate in the Saint Louis orchestras. It is accessed by audition.
  • Concerts and rehearsal room. Subscribers to personalized courses can participate and perform in mid-year and end-of-year concerts to be agreed with their teacher and with the didactic secretariat. Free rehearsal room / study room – max 2 hours per day for a maximum of 6 hours per week.


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