The influential double bass pedagogue George Vance passed away last year after a bout with pancreatic cancer. Influenced by Suzuki, George codified an approach to teaching younger bassists that has influenced countless players and teachers (myself included–I use his materials with all of my younger students). Here’s some information about the workshop:
George Vance Memorial Summer Bass Workshop 2010
Silver Spring, MD, 301-588-9275, email@example.com
July 6-10 2010
Day workshop for bassists desiring an intense study of the bass with master teachers. Workshop under direction of Martha and Sam Vance in cooperation with Institut International Francois Rabbath.
Francois Rabbath in recital Friday July 9, 2010
All ages are welcome; parents must attend with children younger than 16.
Daily schedule includes: master class, bass choir, group lesson, participatory lecture/demo, improvisation, evening faculty concert.
Faculty includes: Francois Rabbath, David Young,Ted Botsford, Tracy Rowell, Etienne LaFrance, Hans Sturm, John Hamil, Lloyd Goldstein, Nicholas Walker, Ira Gold, Christian Laborie, Gilles Duhaut.