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Short Bio:

Brittany Frompovich is an in demand and highly regarded teacher, clinician, multi-instrumentalist, and musician who currently resides in the Northern Virginia region. 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. She is often called for pit work for choral and music theater productions. She has shared the stage with Ron Holloway, Jason Everett, Ashleigh Chevalier, Tyler Reese, Bruce Middle, Michael Dimin, Stewart McKinsey, Darren Michaels, Aaron Gibson, Edo Castro, Scott Varney, Scott Fernandes, Bill Clements, Trip Wamsley, and Kent Beatty, and Toby Fairchild. As a solo bassist and solo artist she has opened for UK solo bassist Steve Lawson.

She has performed and given clinics at Musicians Institute, NAMM, Gerald Veasley’s Bass BootCamp, BassBreak Live, Adam Nitti’s Music Dojo, The Bass Coalition’s Summer Workshop, LoHio, the Washington Music Bass Day Summit, DeepGroove Bass Day, The Virginia Bass Forum, and numerous 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. Her clinics inspire professional and novice musicians alike.

Ms. Frompovich is a exceptional and gifted private teacher; her students wholeheartedly recommending her to potential students without reservation. As a multi-instrumentalist, she teaches lessons on cello, double bass, electric bass, and guitar. 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

“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 student and solo artist

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, and Guardian Pro cables.

 

Long Bio:

Brittany Frompovich is an in demand and highly regarded teacher, clinician, and musician who currently resides in the Northern Virginia region. 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, and R&B. She is often called for pit work for choral and music 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 songwriter), Tyler Reese (emerging jazz fusion artist), Bruce Middle (eleven time WAMMIE nominee) and Toby Fairchild (Keller Williams band).

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.

She has performed and given clinics at Musicians Institute, NAMM, Gerald Veasley’s Bass BootCamp, BassBreak Live, Adam Nitti’s Music Dojo, The Bass Coalition’s Summer Workshop, The Rappahannock Music Summer Camp, BassUp!, LoHio, 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 along with artists like Bryan Beller, Adam Nitti, David Dyson, Steve Jenkins, Anthony Wellington, Norm Stockton, Donovan Stokes, and Rufus Reid.

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 Stuart Hamm (Joe Satriani band, solo artist), Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Steve Vai band, Joe Satriani), Adam Nitti (solo artist, Kenny Loggins), 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

“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/guitarist/composer now attending music school

“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 student and solo artist

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, and Guardian Pro cables.



The Gear

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The Basses:

Spector Euro6LX

Spector Legend 5 NT

Willcox Guitars Lightwave Saber Bass VL5 fretless

NS CR5 Radius Bass

4 string DIY Fretless Build

Ibanez SR2010ASC Ashula Bass – Fretted/Fretless Hybrid 6-String Electric Bass
with custom paint by Maiven McKnight and custom pickups by Watson Guitars

Ibanez SR656NTF

Syme 5 string fretless bass with Lightwave pickups

The String Instruments:

NS Design CR5M Double Bass

Czech Built Solid Carved Double bass

Instruments Used in Rock For Strings Classes, Lessons and Camps, courtesy of NS Design:

NS Design NXT 4 String Cello

NS Design NXT 4 string Double Bass

NS Design NXT 4 String Violin



The Amps:

Warwick WA600

Hellborg HiCab 212

Warwick BC80

Essential Sound Products Music Cord


Strings:

Kalium Strings are on the majority of my basses

DR Black Beauties are on the Syme 5 string fretless and the Spector Legend 5 NT

The Saber VL5, the DIY Fretless use GHS flatwound strings

The Ibanez Ashula currently has GHS Infinity Steels

The Czech double bass currently has Thomastik Infeld Spirocores



The Pedalboard:

Furman Pluglock

Boss RC-300 Loopstation

Boss TU-2 Tuner

Boss Oc-2 Octaver

Locustom Overbass Jr.

Electro-Harmonix Bass Soul Food with the JHS “Bread and Butter” mod

DOD 240 Mixer

Soundblox Bass Envelope Filter

Carl Martin Bass Drive

DOD FX62 Bass Chorus Pedal

Morley Dual Bass Wah

Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Delay


Rackmount Gear:

Furman PL-Plus

Zoom 9150 Valve DSP Processor

Lexicon MX200

Alesis Nanocompressor

The Guitars:

2002 Gibson SG Faded Limited Edition with Ebony Fingerboard and

Crescent Moon Inlays

Tacoma JK50CE4

Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty

Gibson Melody Maker, unknown year due to fire damage and poor restoration work

1993 Ovation 12 String Acoustic Electric

70’s Ovation Preacher Deluxe 1285 Electric 12 string

Schecter Jazz Elite Diamond Series Hollowbody in Wine. Customized with Guild Starfire pickups, coil taps on both pickups.



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