Online Double Bass Lessons In USA

Learn to play with a professional

I’m Emilse Ríos, a professional double bassist with over 20 years of experience in orchestras and teaching. My teaching philosophy revolves around recognizing each student’s unique strengths. My goal is to make learning easy, develop the necessary technical tools for smooth playing in a friendly and relaxed manner, and ultimately enhance musicality. Regardless of the level or musical project, the purpose remains the same: to enjoy.

I work with a 100% personalized program based on your level (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and goals with the instrument (classical, orchestral, popular, hobby). Every student is different and deserves a study plan that fits their needs, availability, and double bass techniques.


Broaden your musical knowledge.

As a complement to each piece, we can delve into the general concepts you need to understand and approach it, whether it's musical language or the history of each style.

Study at your own pace.

We schedule classes based on your availability and progress according to your goals and the time you have to dedicate to the instrument.

Enjoy music in your own way.

I propose a study plan tailored to your needs, covering the musical style you want to explore. Every student is different and requires a personalized study plan.

The best way to learn to play the double bass is with an experienced teacher. Studying on our own often leads to developing bad posture, unknowingly repeating the same mistakes, and ultimately feeling stuck in progress.

Let's study together!

Enroll in online double bass classes and discover your musical potential.

online Double Bass course in usa

Discover my exceptional double bass classes in Spanish in the United States. Let’s study together! I’ll design a personalized program based on your needs and goals with the instrument, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced player. Let’s start today.


My classes are aimed at double bassists of any level, whether you have previous knowledge or not. I’m also available to teach students preparing for music exams or auditions. So, feel free to inquire about my double bass lessons for beginners or advanced players.

Student Testimonials

Ms Rios is an amazing, kind, and patient teacher. She is able to work in a manner that is easy to understand and she communicates very well. My progress has been astounding.

Zsofi Zoè Zeta Amata

Emilse is a wonderful, encouraging teacher who is very attentive to the details while always keeping the larger goals of the music in view. I’ve worked with her on Bach for a year and I’ve improved hugely due to her instruction!

Aaron Garrett

During the pandemic, I decided to venture into the world of double bass with no previous musical experience. Finding Emilse and her online lessons from Buenos Aires was a treasure trove! Emilse is an exceptional teacher, she is extremely kind and an understanding guide in my musical journey, helping me to advance at my own pace. I would recommend her a thousand times

Juanjo Gutierrez

Studying with Emilse Rios has given me new horizons to my bass technique and musicianship all around. I was able to extend my range on the fingerboard, improve my intonation and my dexterity using the bow. Miss Rio's enthusiasm to teach double bass is engaging and borderline infectious that I always look forward to the next lesson. Her methodology to double bass teaching is always objective, relatable, and professional. Emilse Rios is the best teacher I’ve ever had and presumably the best teacher anybody can get. I highly recommend this teacher!

Mario Rodriguez - New York based bassist Alicia Keys, Al Di Meola, Gato Barbieri, Dr Doolittle 2, Eat Drink Men Women.

I have had the privilege of studying under Emilse for 2 years now, and I can confidently say she is an amazing music instructor. Her dynamic approach to music teaching not only cultivates growth and development, but she also keeps the classes fun and enjoyable, yet all the while maintaining the demanding level of challenge that I needed to progress. She consistently pushes me towards goals well beyond my skill level and I have improved significantly while studying with her. As a beginning double bass player starting later in life, she has inspired me to continue my journey with confidence and positivity.

Ángel Rodríguez

La Sra. Ríos es una maestra increíble, amable y paciente. Es capaz de trabajar de una manera que es fácil de entender y se comunica muy bien. Mi progreso ha sido asombroso

Zsofi Zoè Zeta Amata

Emilse es una maestra maravillosa y alentadora que es muy atenta a los detalles, pero siempre teniendo en cuenta los objetivos más amplios de la música. He trabajado con ella en Bach durante un año y he mejorado mucho gracias a su instrucción

Aaron Garrett

Durante la pandemia, decidí aventurarme en el mundo del contrabajo sin tener experiencia musical previa. Encontrar a Emilse y sus clases online desde Buenos Aires, ¡fue encontrar un tesoro! Emilse es una profesora excepcional, es extremadamente amable y una guía comprensiva en mi viaje musical, ayudándome a avanzar a mi propio ritmo. La recomendaría una y mil veces

Juanjo Gutierrez

Estudiar con Emilse Ríos me ha dado nuevas perspectivas en mi técnica de contrabajo y mi musicalidad en general. Pude extender mi rango en el diapasón, mejorar mi afinación y mi destreza con el arco. El entusiasmo de la señorita Ríos por enseñar contrabajo es contagioso y siempre espero con ansias la siguiente lección. Su metodología de enseñanza de contrabajo es siempre objetiva, comprensible y profesional. Emilse Ríos es la mejor maestra que he tenido y, presumiblemente, la mejor maestra que cualquiera puede tener. Recomiendo encarecidamente a esta maestra.

Mario Rodríguez - Bajista de Nueva York Alicia Keys, Al Di Meola, Gato Barbieri, Dr Doolittle 2, Eat Drink Men Women

He tenido el privilegio de estudiar con Emilse durante 2 años, y puedo decir con confianza que es una instructora de música increíble. Su enfoque dinámico en la enseñanza de la música no solo cultiva el crecimiento y el desarrollo, sino que también hace que las clases sean divertidas y agradables, pero al mismo tiempo mantiene el nivel de desafío exigente que necesitaba para progresar. Ella me empuja constantemente hacia metas que están mucho más allá de mi nivel de habilidad y he mejorado significativamente mientras estudio con ella. Como bajista principiante que comienza más tarde en la vida, me ha inspirado a continuar mi viaje con confianza y positividad.

Ángel Rodríguez

HOW TO ENROLL IN online DOUBLE BASS lessons IN THE UNITed states?


Learning double bass online in the United States is as easy as this:


  • On the calendar, choose the day you’d like the online session.
  • Select a convenient time, keeping in mind that this calendar is in GMT-3.
  • Afterward, you’ll receive an email with the invoice for the scheduled class, each priced at $60 USD. If you’re in Latin America, reach out to me; I have a discount coupon for you.
  • If you need assistance or have a query, contact me via WhatsApp or Email.

Paid classes are automatically reserved and never expire. If it’s necessary to modify the schedule, you can do so by mutual agreement.

Contact me

Do you want to learn how to play the double bass?

If you’re interested in learning to play, there’s no better place to start. With my experience, dedication, and passion for teaching, I’ll help you develop your skills and enjoy the music.

Enroll in classes today and discover your musical potential!

For more information, visit my website or send me an email.


I also offer a variety of downloadable videos and lessons. These resources are perfect for double bassists of all levels looking to improve technique. I invite you to check them out. Let’s study together!

2023 Emilse Ríos | Double Bass Player

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