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Dave Carbonara performs and teaches both double bass and electric. He is equally at home with both classical and jazz styles. Dave has both Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Double Bass Performance from the Juilliard School.
Dave is currently a freelance bassist in the Twin Cities and teaches bass players of all ages/levels. He is a frequent coach for the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony bass sections and has been the bass instructor at the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Lutheran Summer Music Academy & Festival. Dave has experience teaching all levels of bass and currently teaches at several Twin Cities locations. He also has a background in Suzuki pedagogy on both bass and cello.
Dave performed full time for about 20 years with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans. He has also performed with orchestras such as Exultate Chamber Choir & Orchestra (principal bass), Duluth Symphony (principal bass), Rochester Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Virginia Symphony(principal bass), New World Symphony and Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra among others. Dave recently toured South Korea with three of the original Canadian tenors called "Romanza" and frequently plays around the Twin Cities with his wife in their wedding/event ensemble Arioso Strings.
Dave Carbonara teaches both Suzuki Method and traditional style cello lessons. His cello pedagogy background includes Suzuki Method teacher training/certification at:
The Preucil School (Every Child Can - 2011)
Ottawa Suzuki Institute (Cello Book 1- 2012)
Tanya Carey-Chicago (Cello Book 2 & 3 - 2016)
Tanya Carey-Chicago (Cello Book 4- 2017)
Tanya Carey-Chicago (Cello Book 5 & 6 - 2019)
Dave has played the cello for over 40 years and has been teaching it for 25. His cello teaching background includes teaching the low strings (cello and bass) methods course at Southeastern Louisiana State University, cello lessons in many public and private school programs as well as private cello lessons.
He currently teaches cello at several Twin Cities locations.