* Eddy Khaimovich's mission statement regarding mentorship:

"My ultimate goal as an educator is to share my knowledge and experience, inspiring beginning students with a sense of what they can achieve and guiding more advanced pupils in their quest for mastery. Music can be a spiritually enriching part of life, and no one should have to go without the opportunity to experience, appreciate, and, hopefully, practice it."

** Eddy Khaimovich, an award-winning New York/Israeli bass artist and educator, has been teaching music students on different levels, beginners to advanced. His teaching activities range from private and group lessons to clinics, masterclasses and lectures. Many of his students went on to have professional music performance careers, having won top awards and scholarships to top musical institutions world wide. He now accepts a limited amount of students. He is also available to teach lessons via Skype® or FaceTime™.

*** Download a printable .PDF formatted copy of Mr. Khaimovich's teaching credentials resume at the right bottom corner of this page.

**** For booking private lessons, group lessons, ensemble coaching, clinics, workshops, masterclasses or any other information regarding Eddy's services as a music educator, please email edinjazz@gmail.com. For more detailed info on various educational aspects and topics that Mr. Khaimovich concentrates his mentorship on, please read on.

***** When teaching, depending on the needs of a particular student, ensemble or class, the lesson is custom fit and tailored to meet the educational needs of that particular student, group of students, class or lecture. Mr. Khaimovich concentrates his mentorship on various topics including, but not limiting to:

- Basic playing skills for beginners (Double Bass and Electric Bass);
- Various Double Bass/Electric Bass playing techniques (time, sound, dexterity, agility, intonation, dynamics, nuancing, bowing and pizzicato techniques for upright bass, tone, fingerboard harmony, various right hand fingering (plucking) techniques for electric bass and much more);
- Musical phrasing and playing in a musical way as a default approach from the start, development of a musical taste and esthetics, etc. (all instruments);
- Basic and Advanced Classical music theory for individuals and groups (all instruments);
- Basic and Advanced Jazz and Contemporary music theory for individuals and groups (all instruments);
- Classical music repertoire for individuals and groups - solo, chamber and orchestral works (Double Bass);
- Jazz music repertoire for individuals and groups (all instruments);
- Contemporary music styles and music from around the world for individuals and groups (all instruments);
- Improvisation (beginners to advanced levels) (all instruments);
- Ear Training for individuals and groups (all instruments);
- Accompanying singers and front line players as a part of a rhythm section (all rhythm section instruments);
- Interactive playing as part of a Jazz trio (all instruments);
- Instructing and Coaching ensembles (Classical (chamber and large ensembles), Jazz (small and large ensembles), Contemporary genres and World music groups) (all instruments);
- Communication, Interaction and Listening skills for ensembles (all instruments);
- Advanced (harmonic) improvisation - harmonic substitution, polytonality, intervalic, motivic, linear, modal, arpeggiating and other kinds of improvisation tools for building a musical solo (all instruments);
- Soloing and improvising, as if "composing in the moment" - musical storytelling through improvisation: development of a musical solo (all instruments);
- Mixed and Odd meter applications in Jazz and Contemporary music (for beginners/intermediate students) (all instruments);
- Mixed and Odd meter applications in Jazz and Contemporary music (for advanced students) (all instruments);
- The rhythms and music of South and Central America, Africa and the Caribbean and their application on upright or electric basses;
- The rhythms and music of Middle East and Balkan and their application on upright or electric basses;
- Music appreciation for individuals and groups (all instruments);
- Music history for individuals and groups (all instruments).

****** For booking private lessons, group lessons, ensemble coaching, clinics, workshops, masterclasses or any other information regarding Eddy's services as a music educator, please email edinjazz@gmail.com