Welcome to the home of musician and professor, Don Wilner. Don offers online lessons for musicians of any skill level, from beginners to doctoral candidates. He teaches double bass, electric bass and cello in both jazz and classical styles as well as jazz improvisation. Don is a patient and skilled instructor and tailors every lesson to your unique needs or goals, whether you are learning to play as a hobby or practicing for a scholarship audition. Learn more.
In addition to his many years of experience teaching students around the country, Don has also recorded nine albums with other talented and well-known music artists, including LeNard Rutledge, Eddie Higgins, Rose Max, Goetz Kujack, Mike Orta, Ramatis Moreas, Bob DeVos, Kenny Drew, Jr., Eric Alexander, Sammy Figueros, and many more. Be sure to visit our online store to download and listen to Don’s latest albums!
A talented musician and professor, Don Wilner received his Bachelor of Music- Studio Music and Jazz AND Applied Music (the first double major of its kind at the University of Miami), Master of Music in Jazz Composition, and Doctorate of Music- Applied Performance (combination of jazz and classical) all with complete scholarship/graduate teaching assistantship from the University of Miami. Don specializes in teaching double bass (classical and jazz), electric bass, cello and jazz keyboard harmony. The combining of classical technique and mastery of jazz improvisation is one of the advantages of studying with Don!
He has taught at several prestigious institutions, including the University of Miami, Nova Southeastern University, Florida Atlantic University, and has taught master’s classes around the Americas.
Don currently teaches at Miami Dade College in Florida. He has recorded nine of his own CDs with several well-known jazz musicians. Please listen to the samples below to hear Don play. He can teach at any level, from beginning to advanced, in both jazz and classical styles.