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Bass Coalition 2011 Summer Workshop

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Although the scholarship deadline has passed, you can still register for the 2011 Bass Coalition Workshop on July 9 and 10! Applications can be found Here.

The dates for the Bass Coalition Summer Workshop are July 9-10, 2011.  The event will be held once again at Shenandoah University-Conservatory in Winchester, VA. Faculty will include Dr. Donovan StokesInez WyrickMark Rubinstein,  Peter Dominguezof Oberlin Conservatory and several guest presenters, including Brittany Frompovich and Eric O. Hanson.

This year the workshop dovetails with the National Jazz Workshop. Full details on the workshop will be posted in the upcoming weeks. A few scholarships are still available for 2011.

Applications and other materials can be found Here.

Education Section and Alums page updated

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

I have updated the education section, so check out what I have to offer both here on the web and in person.

I also updated my students and alums page, so give that a read too!  If you are an alum and you are not on that page, then send me your stuff!  Let’s represent!

Yours in bass,


Expanding My Skype Music Studio

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Last month I had the good fortune to work with bass players in both Kansas City and Oakland, California at two great Bass Workshops. One was run by the fantastic Johnny Hamil, and the other by the unstoppable Barry Green. I had a great time seeing familiar faces and meeting a host of new bass players!  It was a fantastic month and I returned home inspired on many levels.

As you may know, I have been teaching bass and composition, as well as coaching string players, via Skype and iChat since 2009. It has been a great experience and has allowed me connect with musicians of various backgrounds, levels and ages. Maybe it was due to the success of the Skype masterclasses in Oakland, (Guests from Jerusalem, Brazil, China, and more!) but I had a number of people ask me about my teaching via Skype when I was traveling. It got me thinking about my Skype Studio and I got so excited that I have decided to expand!

So, if you are a bassist, composer, string player, or “alternative” string player, who is seeking lessons, or a single coaching, then check out the online education section or email me here. You can have access to a Conservatory Professor right in your own home.

Perhaps you already have a fine teacher, but need an outside coaching session. Maybe you  are preparing for an audition and want a new set of ears. Possibly, you have worked on the techniques in my Slap Bass Instructional Video and want individualized attention. If so,then check out the online education section, or contact me with specific questions.

Looking forward to hearing you!

Donovan Stokes, “Dr. D”