Music instruction: Ken Fitzsimmons

Last updated: January 25, 2011

Ken Fitzsimmons | Madison | Near-South

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Teaching bass since 1996. All levels and ages.

Genres: Big Band/Swing, Blues, Classical, Country, Folk, Funk, Fusion, Indie Rock, Jazz, Latin, Modern "Alternative", Oldies: 50s-70s, Progressive, Punk/Hardcore, R&B, Reggae, Rock/Pop General, Rockabilly, Ska, World Beat/Ethnic

Since receiving a degree in bass performance from UW-Madison studying under jazz great Richard Davis, Ken has played with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Madison Symphony Orchestra, various big bands and smaller jazz groups along with countless blues, country, and rock bands. Also, Ken has toured the country a number of times both with rock/funk group Little Blue Crunchy Things and more recently with the Irish rock band The Kissers who were voted "Best Local Band" by the Isthmus Readers poll six times from 2001 to 2008. In 2010 Ken completed an MBA in Arts Administration from UW-Madison where his thesis focused on providing services to artists of all talents and disciplines.
Since he began teaching in 1996, Ken’s students have successfully
auditioned into Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra (WYSO), WSMA
Honors Orchestra, various university music schools and conservatories. Many have gone on to tour, lead bands, play in the Madison Symphony Orchestra and in some cases even to teach lessons. One on one lessons are catered to your needs whether you play professionally or for fun. All ages and experience levels are welcome. You are never too old or too young. Styles include classical, jazz, rock, latin, country, and more. Ken also teaches music theory, ear training and sight singing.

Contact Information

Neighborhood: Near-South
Madison, WI 53713

Phone: 608-271-7454


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