Ross Kratter

Bass Player, Composer, Arranger

Bass Lessons

Ross Kratter is a highly experienced teacher of both string bass and electric bass. Lessons are custom-tailored to each student, but topics often include fundamental technique, sightreading, ear training, time, rhythm, walking bass lines, classical solo repertoire, and improvisation. Students are accepted at all levels.


Theory and Improvisation for all instruments

While Ross Kratter is a bass player, he teaches traditional and jazz theory and improvisation for all instruments, at all levels.


Composition and arranging

Ross Kratter is a very highly regarded composer and arranger on the New York scene. His specialty as an arranger is for big band, and he also composes and arranges for groups of all sizes. He is very passionate about spreading his knowledge of these topics.


Lessons are available in person or via Skype.

Please email Ross at the address on the contact page for details and to schedule lessons.