I've been playing the upright double bass since I was 12 year old. I started high school this year and my schedule has been kinda hectic so I haven't dedicated as much time to playing as I used to but I know I'll pick back up with it soon. I read music and play mostly classical and chamber music and only a little jazz. My first teacher was the accomplished jazz and classical bassist Mr. Devere pride of Huntsville, AL. I played bass in Symphonic and Concert Band throughout middle school in Alabama where my middle school band teacher, Mr. Hendrix also taught me conducting. When I moved to Seattle, WA I studied double bass in the Suzuki playing style with the incomparable Mrs. Anna Doak.