Nuno Torres Marques - Contrabasles Den Haag - Basles klassiek, jazz, folk en meer!

Nuno Torres Marques Bass Lessons in Den Haag

Double Bass Lessons The Hague

Hi, I'm Nuno Torres, experienced bass player and bass teacher in The Hague. Want to polish your technique and become a steady bass player with an impeccable intonation? Wish to know more about chords and bass lines? Learn to improvise the best bowed or plucked Jazz solos? Yes, of course you do!

Private teacher

You've come to the right place when you're looking for motivating bass lessons, personalised exercises and motivating instructions in classical, folk or jazz. The material covered during your lessons is tailored to your musical taste and needs. 


You'll learn a solid musical and technical basis, some music theory, bowing and pizzicato technique, reading music. We use the modern teaching method Bass is Best by Caroline Emery (UK). In no time you'll play some easy songs in the music style you like best!

    Bowing for All

    All double bassists will be required to practise (even if just a little) with the bow. Experience has taught that this is essential for achieving good intonation


    Step by step you'll learn to play in the 12 positions of the double bass (without using your thumb!) with the Michael Moore Bass method. Develop your playing with 12 bars of Blues bass lines, Blues melodies in different keys and Rhythm Changes. Discover the basic repertoire of more than 100 Jazz Standards. Played in Jam Sessions by jazz musicians all over the world! You will master the thumb position with a.o. the Comprehensive Bass Method For Jazz Players by Hein van de Geyn (my teacher, when I obtained my master's degree at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague)

    What can you expect?

    • Plucking ( pizzicato)
    • bowing
    • music theory
    • walking bass, latin styles
    • improvisation, solos
    • scales, pentatonic scales
    • Real Book
    • Classical, jazz, Latin, Folk


    Master all 12 positions of the double bass (without using the thumb!) by practising the Simandl or Montag double bass method (German bow). You'll learn a solid and virtuoso bowing technique by using the Method - Mastering The Bow (Gaelen McCormick)  Learn detaché, legato, martelé, spiccato and staccato. Enjoy the practical application of all this in Melody, Solo and Orchestral repertoire. You will develop playing in the thumb position with specifique exercises and the Ludwig Streicher Double Bass Method.

    Switch to electric Bass?

    My Bass guitar lessons will focus mainly on Pop, Funk/R&B, World and Latin music. Sign up today for a trial lesson!

    Trial Bass Lesson

    The trial lesson allows us to meet in person, have a chat about your favourite music styles and goals. Of course I'm looking forward to hearing you play some notes! You get an impression of my teaching style, location and lesson prices.

    No Instrument yet?

    I will gladly help you to find an affordable and good instrument (any size).

    Mini Bass - Children

    New techniques in the violinmaking branch have made it possible for extremely small (¼ or even 1/8 size) double basses to be built. Best choice for younger children to start on a small instrument.

    Playing in a Band ?

    Playing together with other musicians is a must, especially for bass players. I can help you find a group and give band coaching if desired.

    Musician Nuno Torres

    Hi, I graduated as Master of Music at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and I have several projects as a composer / arranger and bassist. In addition to an active life as a musician, I also teach the following subjects to to all levels and ages: Double bass, music theory / composition & harmony at the piano: In English, Spanish, Catalan or Portuguese. I'm an all-round Jazz bass player and perform in international Jazz festivals with various groups. These and other new musical experiences inspire me to continue to develop as a musician, and to continue to pass on my musical knowledge to others.


    Master of Music - Jazz Composition - Het Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag. Postgraduate - Orchestration/Film Scoring - Taller de Musics/UPC Barcelona. Bachelor of Music - Composing/Arranging - Taller de Musics/UPC BCN. Classical Contrabass - Academia de Musica Lisboa. Jazz Bass - HCP Escola de Jazz Luiz Villas-Boas Lisboa.

    Just because you’re not a drummer doesn’t mean you don’t have to keep time. ∞Thelonius Monk

    Located in

    • Den Haag

    Lesson location

    • At your home
    • Den Haag centrum
    • At teacher's location
    • Online


    • Children
    • Adults


    • English
    • Dutch
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish

    Follow Your Passion!

    Music lifts you up, enlightens your mood and gives positive energy. Our music lessons cater to all styles, levels and ages and are entirely focussed around helping you achieve your musical goals in a fun, safe and stimulating environment. Be nice to yourself, book your trial lesson today!

    Your future, full of music, passion and joy begins now! Just take the first step!