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In this session we will cover basics of bass playing such as playing position, developing different styles of bow hold, tone production, left hand setup, basic exercises, how to develop fingerings and scales to get your bass players thinking across the fingerboard. There will also be opportunities to answer questions related to teaching bass in the school setting.

Joe Dyvig PortraitJoe Dyvig is the orchestra teacher at Olympia High School in Washington State, as well as the district coordinator and conducts the Tacoma Junior Youth Symphony of the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association. He is currently President-Elect of the Northwest Division of NAfME. For 20 years Joe taught bass pedagogy at the Birch Bay String Teachers’ Workshop. He is an active freelancer around the Northwest region, including membership in the Tacoma Symphony bass section. Undergraduate bass studies at the University of Washington were with Barry Lieberman, while graduate work was at the University of North Texas with Jeff Bradetich.

NAfME presents this live virtual event at no charge to all as a service to the music education profession. To register, you must enter your NAfME member information or create a nonmember account. After registering, check your email for instructions. A recording of this program will be available to all registrants for one week following the live event. Members can also view archived NAfME webinars in the NAfME Academy. The views expressed are those of the presenter; they do not necessarily reflect the views of NAfME.

April 2024 Teaching Music

Start Date

May 22, 2024

End Date

May 22, 2024

Start and End Time

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (ET)

Event Category

  • Live Virtual
  • Webinar


  • Orchestra

Teaching Levels

  • Elementary
  • Junior/Middle School

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