Geoff Chalmers (Discover Double Bass Founder)

Geoff is the founder and CEO of Discover Double Bass Ltd. An experienced professional double bassist and educator he now works exclusively at; the world's largest online double bass school.

Based in the UK, Geoff has performed on numerous gigs, shows, tours and recording sessions. He has a degree in jazz bass, as well as a postgraduate diploma in classical music. Geoff is also an experienced teacher having taught bass at schools, colleges and universities, as well as to hundreds of private students. 

Geoff Chalmers

Geoff Chalmers

Geoff is fanatical about double bass education. He teaches concepts and methods that make playing the double bass as easy as possible, so the student can focus on playing their best music. He has studied classical and jazz double bass with many notable teachers including Zoltan Dekany, Roberto Carrillo-Garcia, Jiří Hudec Leon Bosch,  Božo Paradžik and Gjorgji Cincievski. 

In August 2013 Geoff founded with its online lessons library and step-by-step courses. He has published over a 100 free lessons and six courses. To get started check out this compilation of his five most popular lessons.

Geoff also produces courses by other tutors for Discover Double Bass including Lauren Pierce, Danny Ziemann, David Allen Moore and Adam Ben Ezra. In addition, many of the world's best double bassists will join our faculty in 2019. 

London Bass Guitar Show workshop (photo by Future Publishing)

London Bass Guitar Show workshop (photo by Future Publishing)


Check out Geoff's full length courses, exclusively available on Discover Double Bass.

Geoff Chalmers' Double Bass, Strings and Amplification

Geoff Chalmers plays a German double bass from the late 19th century. It has previously been re-varnished to match new wood that was used when the front was replaced. This accounts for it's darker than average colour.
Geoff uses the UK double bass luthier Martyn Bailey for all instrument set up and repairs. 

Geoff also uses the following double bass equipment:

  • Pirastro 'Evah Pirazzi Weich' strings.

  • Thomastik Spriocore Weich strings.

  • Fishman 'Full Circle' pickup.

  • Acoustic Image 'Clarus' amplifier (single channel).

  • Euphonic Audio 'Wizzy 12” M-Line' speaker cabinet.

  • Heil 'PR40' microphone for recording.

Hear GEoff Play

I’ve purchased 2 courses from Geoff and both have been extremely influential and helpful. I Wouldn’t be the bassist I am today without Discover Double Bass.
— Jimmy Brand
Geoff is not only a great bassist… he is also an awesome bass teacher

— Scott Devine (founder of Scott’s Bass Lessons)
I found Discover Double Bass to be a great way to learn. Geoffs style is informative and engaging, I recommend his classes to anyone looking to get started or brush up their skills on the Bass.
— Darryl Clark
Geoff Chalmers is an excellent bassist and educator. His lessons at Discover Double Bass are clear, concise, and certain to help bassists of all abilities!
— Steve Gregory (Staff Writer for Bass Musician Magazine)
Thanks Geoff for putting these courses together, they are inspiring and I am learning so much from them!
— Robert Ham
Geoff’s course is chock full of useful comments and tips. It’s like getting a full-time tutor at a fraction of the cost.
— Craig De Yong