Jazz Bass study at The Music Academy is offered for all levels: beginner to advanced. Private lessons are offered for students age 13 to senior adults. Lesson lengths can be 30 minutes, 45 minutes or 60 minutes in length once per week. Jazz Bass students are required to attend all weekly lessons and to participate in the monthly studio classes and the annual recitals (one in the Fall and one in the Spring).
Mr. David Odegaard holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from The University of Central Florida and a Master’s degree in Music Theory from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Odegaard studied double bass with Lee Eubank, principle of the Florida Symphony and Tom Lederer, co-principle of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and is a lifetime member of the International Society of Bassists.
Mr. Odegaard offers instrumental training on classical double bass, jazz bass, electric bass in all styles, and instruction in music theory for ages 9 to adult. Lessons are tailored to foster success with all learning styles and to continually challenge each student to reach beyond their current ability using motivating repertoire. Mr. Odegaard has proven student success with numerous winners in the Texas All State competitions and high ranking placements in Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra where he served several seasons as bass section coach.
Mr. Odegaard performed as principle bassist with the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving and has also performed with the Dallas Wind Symphony, Plano Symphony, Plano Civic Chorus, Arlington Master Chorale, numerous church orchestras and contemporary Christian productions, and most recently at the Cumberland County Playhouse, and is currently the Principle bassist of the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra. Highlights also include performances with the national tours of Chicago, Titanic, Ragtime, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, and countless professional theater and special event productions.
The Music Academy is located at 2819 Highway 70 North, Crossville Tennessee 38571. Phone 931-484-6676.