Double Bass & Electric Bass

Education

Bachelor of Music Performance (Double Bass), Shenandoah Conservatory
Master of Music Performance (Double Bass), The Hartt School

Performance Experience

Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, Principal Double Bass (2014-2018)
The Hartt Orchestra, Principal Double Bass (2019)
Ottava Bassa Duo (8vb Duo) (2017-current)

In 2017, Harris performed as the double bass soloist in Alberto Ginastera’s “Variaciones Concertantes” during the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra’s tour of Argentina!

Teaching Experience

Harris has been teaching 1-on-1 and group lessons since 2014. At Levine Music, he will be teaching Chamber Music, Contemporary Ensemble, and Double Bass Ensemble.

Teaching Philosophy

To me, teaching is all about doing what’s best for the student in the moment. Whether that means having an easy lesson on a frustrating day, giving them an extra push when they’re preparing for an audition, or even just sitting down and talking to them when they need it, I make sure that my students get exactly what they need out of their lessons each and every week.

I teach my students all about effective practice techniques, and how to utilize them in their own practice sessions. Being able to efficiently practice what you’ve learned in a lesson is crucial to growing over time, and it’s something all my students have success with!

For each of my students, I hand-select music based on not only their current skill level, but also their goals and musical interests. No two students will have the same path forward, and I believe that honing in on everyone’s specific interests makes lessons more fun, rewarding, and personable!

Above all, music should be about enjoyment and personal growth. I always treat my students with the utmost respect, and all I ask for in return is eagerness and a commitment to learning!

Website

Website: hfgbass.weebly.com
Teaching Example Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bVRIjw5i9E

Fun Fact

“I’m a huge New York Mets fan! I also love cooking tons of different foods with my partner Elizabeth (a wonderful violist!) and playing video games between practice sessions.”