Chicago Bass Teachers
Kim Mason is a Music Education major at Elmhurst College. She started with the clarinet in 5th grade and has playing through her college career. She really fell in love with music when she picked up the electric bass in 8th grade. In high school she learned how to play jazz and received a scholarship for her playing before she graduated.
Since then, Kim has studied electric bass with numerous professors in both jazz and classical genres. She has played professionally across the Chicagoland area. A few years she picked up the double bass and has continued into her college career and currently plays in the Elmhurst College Orchestra. In addition, she has played in the Elmhurst College Symphonic Band, Jazz combos, Late Night Blues vocal jazz ensemble, Electric Guitar Ensemble, Pit Orchestra, Women's Choir and Varsity String. Kim has picked up piano and studied under professional jazz and classical professors. She has also started learning the viola and teaches it to beginner students.
Presently, Kim teaches voice and piano lessons through Northwest Special Recreation Association. She works extensively with children and adults with disabilities of all kinds. While music has opened Kim up to many amazing opportunities in life, she has discovered that teaching music is her true passion.