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New York City Music Teachers

Isaac Said

Isaac Said

Instruments and Services

Bass Guitar Lessons | Cello Lessons, Double Bass Lessons, Guitar Lessons, Keyboard Lessons | Alexander Technique Lessons, Artist development, Aural Lessons, Ensemble Coaching, Theory Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons


Claremont Ave &, W 122nd St, New York, NY 10027

will travel to you please enquire.

BMus (Australian National University), MPhil (University of Adelaide), MMus (Manhattan School of Music)

Classical, Jazz, rock, pop



Born with a fervent passion for music, my journey began at the Conservatorium High School where I honed my skills alongside Australian jazz icons Judy Bailey and Craig Scott. This early exposure sparked a lifelong commitment to performance and exploration. Pursuing my academic endeavors at the Australian National University, I delved into jazz while nurturing a growing fascination with orchestral and chamber music.

In 2015, I co-founded “The Gravy ‘Trane” quartet, a venture that not only showcased my jazz prowess but also earned us accolades, including grants that funded a transformative tour of Japan in 2019. Despite my jazz roots, an invitation to tour with Foreigner ignited a passion for orchestral music, culminating in unforgettable performances at Carnegie Hall alongside luminaries like Dave Eggar and the American Modern Ensemble.

Transitioning to academia, I moved to Adelaide in pursuit of deeper understanding, where I found myself immersed in orchestral collaborations with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Baroque. As a freelance musician, I traversed the Australian music scene, collaborating with esteemed ensembles like the Australian Haydn Ensemble and participating in international masterclasses that broadened my horizons.

Through this venture into academia, I have also been able to lecture in jazz theory, music history and double bass at the University of Sydney, Australian National University and University of Adelaide.

Teaching Info

Beyond my accolades, I am deeply invested in nurturing the next generation of musicians, fostering a supportive and encouraging learning environment where students can explore their musical interests and unlock their full potential. Drawing from my academic background and extensive performance experience, I tailor lessons to suit each student’s individual needs and goals, whether they aspire to master a specific instrument, develop improvisational skills, or delve into music theory and composition. With a dynamic and engaging teaching style, I strive to instill not only technical proficiency but also a deep appreciation for the artistry and creativity inherent in music. By sharing my knowledge, passion, and love for music, I aim to empower students to embark on their own enriching musical journeys, equipped with the skills and confidence to excel both on and off the stage.

Isaac Said

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Claremont Ave &, W 122nd St, New York, NY 10027

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