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 DiscoverDoubleBass.com; 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 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 DiscoverDoubleBass.com 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 and Adam Ben Ezra. In addition, many of the world's best double bassists will join our faculty later in 2018.
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.
- Fishman 'Full Circle' pickup.
- Acoustic Image 'Clarus' amplifier (single channel).
- Euphonic Audio 'Wizzy 12” M-Line' speaker cabinet.
- Heil 'PR40' microphone for recording.