271: George Amorim on building a double bass empire Nov. 4, 2016

from Contrabass Conversations - double bass life on the low end of the spectrum with Jason Heath· ·

What happens if you get hired to teach double bass... and there are zero students? That's what George Amorim faced when he joined the faculty of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. ### Where do you even begin? But George wasn't deterred. First, he visited high schools in the area. Lots of bass players, but lots of work to be done. More high school visits from George. People took notice. Slowly, things began to grow. Then George started ¡Viva el Bajo! The response was immediate, and it grew bigger over time. Students got better. Word began to spread. ### …

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