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Short Bio:

Brittany Frompovich is a multi-instrumentalist (double bass, electric bass, cello and guitar), clinician, performer, and music educator. Her DIY approach to her music career has taken her across the country to performances and clinics in seventeen states over the last three years alone. The venues have ranged from intimate house concert events all the way to appearances at NAMM shows, the Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles and Gerald Veasley’s Bass BootCamp in Philadelphia. She is an endorsing artist with Spector Basses, LightWave, NSDesign, Kalium Strings, and Warwick amps.

Brittany graduated from Bloomsburg University with a dual major in Bass and Audio Recording. One of her strengths is her versatility as a working musician, moving with ease from working in the pit of a musical to getting on stage with a rock band, conducting an orchestra, performing solo at a house concert, leading group classes, or giving a clinic.

Brittany is a exceptional and gifted teacher whose students wholeheartedly recommend her to potential students without reservation. She uses her versatile background and experience to help her students explore and tap into their potential, working with them to create individualized paths of study to help them identify and attain their goals. Brittany successfully teaches both recreational music makers and serious students who are pursuing their own careers in music.

 

Long Bio:

Brittany Frompovich is a highly regarded teacher, clinician, and musician who currently resides in the Northern Virginia region. She has performed and given clinics at Musicians Institute, NAMM, Gerald Veasley’s Bass BootCamp, Bass Break Live, Adam Nitti’s Music Dojo, The Bass Coalition’s Summer Workshop, The Rappahannock Music Summer Camp, BassUp!, LoHio, The RVA Girls Rock Camp, the Washington Music Bass Day Summit, DeepGroove Bass Day, The Virginia Bass Forum, house concerts, and numerous other private events. She has been featured as a clinician at bass community events alongside artists like Bryan Beller, Adam Nitti, David Dyson, Steve Jenkins, Anthony Wellington, Norm Stockton, Donovan Stokes, and Rufus Reid.

Jazz luminary Gerald Veasley introduced her to bassist Jimmy Haslip as “a beautiful player on both electric bass and double bass.” Her clients describe her as a consummate professional. Her band mates describe her playing as “highly creative”, “solid”, and “beautiful”. Her solo performances are unique, poignant, earthy, organic and highly creative. As a working bassist, she regularly does shows on double bass, electric bass, and guitar, covering a wide range of genres like orchestral music, Celtic rock, jazz, classic and contemporary rock, folk, folk rock, world music, blues, R&B, and pit work for choral and musical theater productions.

She has shared the stage with Ron Holloway (Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi), Jason Everett (solo artist), Ashleigh Chevalier (solo artist and singer-songwriter), and Toby Fairchild (Keller Williams, James Moody, Erin Marienthal). As a solo bassist and solo artist she has opened for UK solo bassist Steve Lawson. She has also shared the stage with solo bassists Michael Dimin, Stewart McKinsey, Darren Michaels, Aaron Gibson, Edo Castro, Scott Varney, Scott Fernandes, Bill Clements, Trip Wamsley, and Kent Beatty.

Brittany also has a gift for community building. She combined that talent with her love for bass, leading her to create the Virginia Bass Forum. The Forum is an organization that hosts events to build bass community and assist bass players in the NoVa/DC/MD areas in improving their craft. Through the Forum, she has had the privilege of hosting major artists such as Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani, Frank Gambale, solo artist), Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, The Aristocrats, solo artist), Adam Nitti (solo artist), Michael Dimin (solo artist, author), Kevin Walker (Kayne West, Wilson Picket band), Steve Lawson (solo artist), Trip Wamsley (solo artist), and Dr. Donovan Stokes (solo artist, bass instructor at Shenandoah University Conservatory).

Ms. Frompovich is a exceptional and gifted teacher; her students wholeheartedly recommending her to potential students without reservation. Her clinics inspire professional and novice musicians alike. She successfully teaches both recreational music makers and serious students who have started their own careers in music:

“Brittany is a consummate musician and educator. Her commitment to the art and her students is unparalleled! The dedication she shows to her students as well as the bass community has set an example for many others to follow.”

– Mike Dimin, bassist, educator and author of The Art of Solo Bass and The Chordal Approach

“Your clinic inspired me.”

– Adam Nitti, bassist, composer, producer, bass educator

“Words from experience that describe Lady Bass & her teaching? Professional, competent, friendly, civically minded, generous, astute, genuine, authentic, supportive, and good humored. No Bull, she’s the real deal. No side job here; as teacher and musician, music is her life! Lady Bass is a true and much needed representative of & for the arts & music professions. Those who know her & benefit from her teaching and friendship are lucky indeed.”

– Roger Munch, former guitar, bass and theory student

“She has the rare quality of patience and a desire and ability to take musical concepts, break them down and interpret them into components understandable to expert and novice alike, without making them into platitudes. These qualities make her a rare commodity among professional musicians who might otherwise show little patience for the musically challenged, and is the basis for her being an extraordinary teacher. I would recommend Brittany to both novice and journeyman musician alike without reservations.”

– Blaise Corbett, adult guitar student

“Brittany’s drive to develop aspiring musicians extends far beyond straight musical instruction, and explores areas such as instrument repair, stage craft, best practices for gigging and more. Brittany is one of a kind, and anyone working with her ought to consider him or herself very fortunate, indeed!”

– Eric Hennessey, parent of a bassist now attending music school

Ms. Frompovich is passionate about music, music community, and the bass; she is always advancing her creative journey as a musician and as an educator.

Brittany proudly uses and endorses Spector Basses, NS Designs, LightWave Basses, Warwick amps, Lathon Bass Wear, Kalium strings, Guardian Pro cables, Locustom pedals, and the CEntrance Axeport Pro.

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