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Headshot of Leland Byrd with a Double Bass

I am a musician and an educator. I am an orchestra director who specializes in the upright and electric bass.  Teaching and playing are what I love best about music, but i know my students are what keep me motivated to be my best!

The double bass found me in my 5th grade Orchestra class, and I continue to stay true to my classical roots in local (semi-pro) orchestras and teaching string instruments to young people.  I also have experience with jazz, rock, fusion, world music, chamber/contemporary music, blues, bluegrass, wind bands, and (my favorite) baroque music!

The Electric bass was a gift from my father for my birthday when I was 14.  Electric bass has allowed me to travel overseas to perform, and I love the modern sounds of this instrument!  As my most frequent audience members, my family is an amazing inspiration and support for my musical career!

The Byrd Family

As a college student at Southern Methodist University, I have had many fortunate experiences with some great musicians that led me discover a love for teaching.  I truly believe music can be taught to anyone, and the teacher must take humble pride with everything their student plays; wrong notes and beautiful ones alike.


Please explore my site and contact me through  → byrdbass at gmail dot com 

Yo soy uno musico que toca el bajo acústico y eléctrico.  Me encanta enseñar música a todas las edades y clases en varias escuelas en el área metropolitana de Dallas-Fort Worth.  Aunque no tengo ningún estudiante de habla hispana en este momento, me gustaría empezar! Por favor, póngase en contacto conmigo a través de mi blog o correo electrónico → byrdbass at gmail dot com

Ho viaggiato in Italia 4 volte e ho imparato molti modi di comunicare di conversazione. Quindi, posso insegnare con alcuni limiti, ma aveva bisogno di Google Translate per aiutarmi a questo post!