If you are interested in scheduling lessons with one of our upright bass teachers, please use the email link at the end of the teacher's biography, or call The Music Store at (480) 831-9691 and speak to a member of our staff.


Jon Murray

Jon Murray

Jon Murray returned to the Phoenix four years ago with his family after 19 years teaching and performing music in Southern California. Mr. Murray has held several teaching positions, including most recently as orchestra and jazz director at Arizona School for the Arts and Music Theory professor at Grand Canyon University. In addition Jon held the position of Jazz Director at Arizona Christian University, as orchestra and jazz director at Flintridge Prep School in the L.A. area, and other teaching positions at Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, California State University Northridge, the Masterís College, and the Colburn School of Performing Arts. Mr. Murray received both his bachelorís and masterís degrees at Arizona State University in Jazz Performance and Theory/Composition respectively. He performs regularly as a bassist in various jazz ensembles and orchestras in the Phoenix and Los Angeles music communities. Mr. Murray continues a busy touring and recording schedule with smooth jazz vocalist Bobby Caldwell.

Rates: Contact for Rates
Lesson Days: Wednesday
Instruments Taught: Upright Bass, Bass Guitar
Contact: jonmurraythe-music-store.com


Dominic Pedretti

Dominic Pedretti

Dominic Pedretti is a recognized bassist whose endeavors have propelled him into a world of collaborative musicianship. Born in Mesa, AZ, Pedretti began playing upright and electric bass at age 10. Since then he has explored musical settings such as orchestra and jazz performances, theater work, country venues, along with an array of local underground metal rock venues and historical venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Pedretti ran weekly bass sectionals with his high school orchestra Teaching experience includes a small studio of electric and upright bass students from 2019-2020

teaching philosophy:
My teaching goals include spreading awareness about healthy practice habits, establishing and maintaining mind-body connection in regards to physical health while playing instruments, and inspiring others to never stop learning about the extensive world of the bass and how bass serves different genres of music. Itís my job to get you to a comfortable point with your musical passion!

Rates: Contact for rates
Lesson Days: Mondays
Instruments Taught: Upright Bass, Bass Guitar
Contact: dominicpedrettithe-music-store.com


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