Johannes Fend Bass Lessons in Rotterdam

Double Bass Lessons in Rotterdam - All Ages

Are you new to the Bass? Or do you already play and want to take your playing to the next level? You wouldn’t believe what’s possible and how much fun it can be! Sign up for a try out lesson !

Classical, Folk, Klezmer or Jazz

With the bass you’re the boss in the band and the double bass can fit into any genre. The bass has an astonishing pallet of possibilities! Enjoy the fun of being in charge for rhythm, harmony, structure, time keeping and groove!


A selection from best bass tuition methods (a.o. Simandl Method, Rabbath Method, and Real Book) offers you bowing and  pizzicato technique, reading music, basic music theory, scales and fun duo’s to play!


Good, we can get to work and I’ll teach you how to groove in your band or how to play the low notes in your orchestra. From studying classical and Jazz bass and exploring different genres, I know that a solid technique, body awareness, good sound and timing will enable you to go very far! Check me for a try-out bass lesson!

Improvisation and more!

Learn to improvise, play jazz solo’s, etudes, bowing technique, playing in tune, classical solo pieces and orchestral parts.  Personalised exercises and instructions tailored to your needs. Improve your understanding of harmony to get ready to improvise in any situation.

Busy at Work or School?

I’m flexible, use the 10 lessons ‘Strippenkaart’, no hassle!

No need to bring your Bass!

I’m teaching in my home studio in Rotterdam Zuid and have an instrument available for the lessons. Lessons at your place may occasionally be arranged.

Music first! Professional Mentoring

Are you about to enter a band but aren’t yet comfortable playing with people? Or playing together with others and sometimes don’t know what to do? Under pressure it's hard to  figure it out on your own? There’s good news, I will be offering professional mentoring in a relaxed setting.

Basic Course Band Playing

The basic course takes 5 lessons and covers the basic skills and most important things you want to know.

Audio Editing

Making your own recording and using audio editing software. If you want I’ll teach you how you can make your own recordings and will advise for finding affordable microphones.
You can learn the basics of working with audio editing software on PC & Mac as well.

About Johannes

Johannes moved to the Netherlands from Austria to study Jazz and classical Music at the Prins Claus conservatory and later do his masters degree in Rotterdam. During his studies he was fortunate to get to study and play with musicians out of the New York Jazz scene such as David Berkman, Paul Berner, Matt Wilson, Todd Coolman, Alex Sipiagin and many more.
He took classical Bass lessons and participated in master classes with Sorin Orcinschi, Francisco Obieta, Catalin Rotaru, Dorin Marc, Matthew Midgley and Wolfgang Güttler.
Johannes is a very active musician and part of various bands. For his solo Project, he won the 2nd Price at the “Il Sole In Cantina Award 2016”. Recently he won also 1st price at “Leiden Jazz Award 2017” with “Marco Apicella Trio”, the price for the best solist at “Erasmus Jazz Price 2017” and he was invited to play at the international Choro Festival in New York City.

Motivating Bass Teacher!

Taking part in Johannes course is a huge pleasure. He is very much able to inspire and motivate me in playing the double bass. The courses are matched to my preferred music. As a teacher he is patient, kind and precise. I hope there will be many more courses to follow in the future.
J. G.

Super bassist!

Fend heeft presence en een techniek om stil van te worden - Eddy Determeyer

Relaxte leraar!

Vriendelijke en relaxte leraar. Lessen worden goed afgestemd op je niveau en veel gelegenheid voor eigen inbreng!
M. V.

Private Music Teachers

Music moves and enriches the soul! Enjoy face to face music and singing lessons in a relaxed atmosphere. We offer also online music and singing lessons. Making music is about feelings, thoughts, connection, growth, joy, developing technical and physical skills, discovering new ways of learning and expressing yourself. Regular prices and maximum flexibility with a 10 Lesson Package. Book a trial lesson!

The best way to know your future is to create it - Joe Dispenza