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Double Bass Lessons Southampton

Hi everyone, My name is Marilyn & I'm a professional double bass teacher located in Southampton offering high quality double bass lessons for students of all ages in a wide range of styles and genres. My lessons are always built around what my students want to learn and what they need to improve. If you want to learn to improve a particular style or technique then please remember to let me know.

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Marilyn Nielsen - Professional Double Bass Teacher

Double Bass Lessons Southampton Teacher - Marilyn Nielsen
My Mission

Multi Instrumentalist

I am currently studying music at the University of Southampton. My primary instrument is double bass on which I enjoy playing both classical and jazz music. As well as that I play the piano, bass guitar and have tried my hand at many instruments.

I believe that learning should always be an enjoyable experience for all and I like to make sure my lessons are always as enjoyable as possible ofr all of my students. I like to make sure we improve on what you want to improve on and that we focus on the songs and styles that you like to listen to in your spare time. If you don't know where to start then I'm more than happy to make suggestions.


Bar St,, Southampton, SO14 7LE,

Double Bass Teacher

Marilyn Nielsen
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My Lessons

Interesting Lessons

I like to make sure my lessons are always interesting and easy to follow for all of my students. I like to have a big focus on moulding my teaching style to the individual. I understand that everyone learns at different speeds and that I can make sure my lessons are built around your ability level and age as well as a number of other factors.

I am currently studying at the University of Southampton. I will use my experience learning and playing to make sure your lessons are always of a high standard. I know many good ways to learn and like to adjust my teaching style accordingly. If students ever have any questions, I'm always happy to answer and can talk through anything as many times as you might need.


£15 per 1/2 hour
£30 per hour

Lessons are pay-as-you-go, weekly, fortnightly or as suits you.

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

I welcome both beginners and advanced players to take my lessons. I wil always make sure that I make a lesson plan that suits your learning level and style.

Lesson Focus
Beginners Welcome

I welcome beginner students to take my lessons.

My Experience as a Teacher

Having grown up with music at the centre of our household I was encouraged to engage with music from a young age and cannot imagine it ever not being a key aspect of my life. I started piano at age 5 and haven't looked back ever since. I love to share my love of music with everyone I teach and hope to inspire you as well.

Studying jazz piano really opened my eyes to the volume of music out there and how diverse it could be. The love of jazz that came out of this experience was a key factor in the decision to swap my violin in for double bass! In the sixth form, my interest in music expanded further and I was lucky enough to be in several orchestras, a big band and a jazz band. This expanded my personal repertoire massively and my knowledge of different genres and music history really developed. This encouraged me to complete an EPQ (Extended Personal Qualification) on the history of tonality in my final year at school.

My experience in so many different musical settings has really inspired me to take a more holistic view of music, seeing it as all linked together even when genres could not be further apart. I would love to be able to inspire and help aspiring musicians in the same way that I have been throughout my life.

Lessons Focus
Advanced Players Welcome

I also welcome advanced players.

More About My Lessons

Prior to my degree, I have achieved grade 8 in both piano and double bass. Because of this I can offer graded lessons to my students and can help you also go through grades if you wish.

As and artist I have toured all over the UK and like to draw upon my experience as a touring musician to help make sure your lessons are of the highest quality as well as helping you build confidence in yourself and your playing.

I have been in a variety of ensembles including symphony orchestras, string orchestras, chamber string groups, big bands, jazz trios and pop bands meaning I have a vast knowledge of different musical settings. I also completed an EPQ (Extended Personal Qualification) on the history of tonality which was awarded an A*.

Teacher Tips
Music Shops

Music stores in Southampton.

Music Shops in Southampton

We are lucky enough to have a good range of music shops in the area. Here are a few I would recommend.

Becketts Music , is the best place in town to go if you're a brass or woodwind player. They are located at 56 Commercial Rd, Southampton SO15 1GD.

The Guitar Store, is the place you want to go if you're a guitar player. They have an awesome selection of acoustics and electrics. They are located at 62-64 Commercial Rd, Southampton SO15 1GD.

The Music Shop, is the best option if you want to pick up second hand instruments for a fair price. You can find them at 1 Brook Rd, Southampton SO18 6AZ.

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I can help you to

I'm a double bass teacher in Southampton who can help you rapidly improve your playing through high quality lessons that are built around the styles and genres that you love. My lessons are always easy going and easy to understand and I pride myself on moulding my teaching style to fit every student. I understand that everyone has different goals and works at different speeds. If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email at any time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

My lessons are currently charged at £15 per half hour and £30 per hour for all students.

I take most of my lessons from my home teaching space in Southampton. This is a great place to learn to play the double bass.

I teach both adults and children how to play and will make sure the lessons suit your ability level.

I think that weekly lessons are the best way to improve. Some students also take fortnightly lessons as well.

Lessons cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will be charged at full price.

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Double Bass Lessons Southampton Music Studio Address


Bar St,, Southampton, SO14 7LE,
Teaching Space
I offer lessons from my home teaching space and mobile music lessons (subject to my availability and your location). For more information about my double bass and piano lessons simply get in touch.
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Double Bass Teacher

Marilyn Nielsen
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