Double Bass Lessons in Wheaton

The Jerry Evans School of Music seeks to be one of the top Strings Programs in all of Chicagoland, and provides excellent Double Bass instruction to students of any skill level from Aaron Policastro. Whether playing in school orchestra, solo, in an audition orchestra, in a rock band, or just for fun at home, students will receive a thorough Double Bass education in environment of excellence and fun.

Aaron Policastro has strong symphony experience and regularly performs for symphony and pit orchestras as a professional.  Aaron has very strong technique and wonderful musicality, and is phenomenal at making difficult music attainable for his students.  Aaron’s interpretation of music and the quality of his tone is incredible and extremely beautiful.  Aaron brings his extensive Double Bass expertise to help students succeed while also bringing a kind spirit, energy, friendliness, experience, and patience to work with all students, whether their pace of progress is quick or slow.  Aaron helps students foster a love for music that helps them work through any obstacle they might face. Students will believe they can do great things and will be taught in a safe environment where they feel free to take on exciting challenges.

The JESM strings program empowers musicians using proper fundamentals, a core curriculum designed to fit each student’s needs, and helping students connect to music where they can also play music that they choose. From J.S. Bach, to Antonio Vivaldi, to Ludwig Van Beethoven, to Jazz Band Music, to the Suzuki method, to Movie themes, to Pop/Rock music, or even Bluegrass, a student can learn it at the JESM. Your student will excel in their school’s orchestra and Jazz Band program as Aaron will work hand in hand with the music of your student’s school teacher.  Aaron can utilize multiple string method programs in his teaching, and can also utilize the Suzuki method if the parent/student desires.

Double Bass Lessons cover all or part of the following information based on the students’ level, needs, and goals:

Music Fundamentals: Reading music/sight reading, basic music theory, playing by ear, tone development.

Technique: Instrument position, fingering, posture, bowing technique, etc.

Musicality: Understanding the dynamics and interpretation of music, etc.

Style: Developing Double Bass skills in classical and any contemporary style.

Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to show off their musical skills and play their favorite music in concerts, recitals, or live gigs!

The JESM has students that travel from the surrounding suburbs, including Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Lisle, West Chicago, and Naperville. For more information regarding double bass lessons please get in touch.