We are excited to announce the offering of double bass lessons at our school with bassist Karim Yengsep!
Karim, who first joined WSSTE in August 2016 as Administrative Director, studied double bass at Western Oregon University (BA in Music ‘05) with Portland bassist, Dan Schulte, as a recipient of International Cultural Service Program Scholarship.
In 2007, he was awarded full tuition-waiver to attend University of Illinois School of Music, where he continued studying double bass in the studio of Professor Michael Cameron. After successfully completing Master of Music in Double Bass Performance and String Literature degree in 2009, he continued his education at UIUC this time in the studio of the legendary Chicago double bassist and composer, Lawrence Gray. Karim was awarded Doctor of Musical Arts degree in May 2012.
You can read his full bio on the Faculty page of our website.