Private studies in classical bass with Royce Lewis and Jeff Bradetich, Robert Hladky at the University of Oregon, Edward Rainbow at North Texas State University, Larry Zagonc at Portland State University. Cello Studies with Hamilton Chefitz at Portland State. Studies in composition with Bryan Johansen and Thomas Svoboda at Portland State.
Damian Erskine-Bass Musician Magazine:
Portland's very own Kevin Deitz really shines here with the release of Skylines.
Kevin has had a wealth of experience playing bass everywhere from touring
Broadway productions to the stage with the likes of Mose allison, Art Blakey,
Dave Brubeck, Sheena Easton and everyone in between. Equally at home on
upright as he is on his 7-string Conklin, Kevin showcases his abilities on both
instruments with musicality, style and grace with Skylines.
Featuring all original tunes, the acoustic material is swinging hard and
features many of Portland's world class musicians (all of whom I know and
can tell you, these are some BAD cats!!)
Willing to teach
Advanced students only.
MST in teaching. Public school orchestra teacher, university classical/jazz bass
instructor. By appointment. $50 1 hr. lesson.
Work with high school/college rhythm sections on achieving appropriate feel for
various styles. Work with jazz choirs on achieving proper feel and phrasing.
Theory addressed as needed.