Bill Noertker

Bassist/composer Bill Noertker has been active in the Bay Area jazz and avant-garde scene since the late 1980s. Since 2001, he has lead his own ensemble, Noertker's Moxie, as a forum for his compositions inspired by visual artists such as Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, Salvador Dalí, and Joan Miró, architect Antoni Gaudí, poet Rainer Maria Rilke, sculptor David Beck, and others

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”The arrangements are definitely on the “austerely linear” side while maintaining the necessary technical finesse, not privileging egotism (although solo spots are featured), rather looking for a delicate textural balance. Intriguing contrapuntal combinations and disguised virtuosity help to find the way to an instant comprehension of Noertker's intention. Truly great music, independent from genres.” from TOUCHING EXTREMES selected writings of Massimo Ricci
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Advanced students only.


$60/hour for lessons lesson times now available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 2pm until 10pm Located in San Francisco's Inner Richmond district My teaching system begins with a rigorous diagnostic test of your abilities in eleven categories. After testing we will have a collaborative consultation where we will discuss your results and formulate a lesson plan, tailored specifically to you, that will increase your skills in each of the categories where you need improvement. We will work together to choose a repertoire of music for the application of the skills you will be learning. You will need to commit to a program of practicing and studying.


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