Doublebassblog.org contributor Peter Tambroni has written an excellent double bass method book titled An Introduction to String Playing, and he has been a guest on Contrabass Conversations as well. In addition to a career as an active double bass performer and teacher, Peter is a middle school orchestra director in the Chicago area, and he offers up the following observations about considerations when teaching beginner students.
You can check out all of Peter’s doublebassblog.org contributions here.
Peter has created a very interesting product for teaching students how to conceptualize rhythmic subdivisions. Putting musical notation into ruler form is a brilliant idea, and I use this device with my own students for teaching them how rhythmic values relate to each other. Learn more about the Rhythm Ruler at http://www.rhythmruler.com.