PO Box 556
Nederland, CO 80466
   Cell 303 324-0737

Dave Solzberg

Bass Player/Teacher

Objective: I was teaching an electric bass lesson around 16 years ago, and I had my student play along with a song we had worked out earlier in the lesson. After playing for about 30 seconds, the student stopped playing, turned bright red, and stared bashfully looking around the room. I asked her if everything was OK, and she simply replied, “Oh, yes, everything’s OK. I just can’t believe that I’m playing bass!”

Simply put, my objective is for every student that I teach to have the above level of excitement, as well as for me to have that type of personal satisfaction from every student that passes through my studio.


’01-’04 Master’s of Music Performance (MM) from Denver University

’99-’01 Bachelor’s of Music Performance (BM) from Denver University

’97-’99 Music theory study at University of Northern Colorado

’90-’92 Pre-Med study at S.U.N.Y. Albany in New York

Work Experience:

'07-present Director of Instrumental Music at New Vista High School in Boulder County, CO (Boulder Valley School District)

'06-'09 Director of Instrumental Music at George L. Bridge School in Boulder, CO (private school in Boulder County)

'05-'08 Musical director/Head Producer of Rock-N-Roll Camp for Teens and Rock-N-Roll Fantasy Camp for Adults at Dog House Music in Lafayette, CO

'98-present Owner/director of PumpWerks Productions, LLC (a full production studio – from recording to bookings, promotions, public relations, and management)

'05-present Music Producer for various musical projects

’92-present Professional bass instructor

'86-present Professional free-lance bassist (both upright and electric basses) playing all styles at a variety of venues and events from nightclubs to corporate functions

'06-'07 Music Staff at Chinook School (Boulder Valley School District) in Nederland, CO

’05 Bass chair at New Nations Church with New Nations Gospel Choir as independent contractor

’05 Bass Instructor at Boulder School of Music

’03-’04 Musical Director of Harry’s Lounge at The Magnolia Hotel

I have extensive experience with studio/session work, producing, arranging and composing, management and promotions, touring, and have appeared on many music productions and projects.


Dick Weeks (Principal, Head Administrator, and Founder of George L. Bridge School)                                                                               

Rona Wilensky (Principal, Head Administrator of New Vista High School)

Beto Hale (Producer, Los Angeles, CA)

Lyn Baker (Head of Jazz and Commercial Studies Dept, D.U.)

Ken Walker (Prof. of Jazz Bass, D.U.)

Eric Gunnison (Prof. of Theory, Composition, and Jazz Piano, D.U.)

Mike Torpie (Michigan Mike Presents (promotions Company))

Jarad Astin (founder/owner and Production Engineer of Cuzone Records)

Patrick Latella (founder/owner of Cage Free Records)

Gary Lennox  (Owner of Dog House Music)

Mom (…if I didn’t put this in, she’d kill me!!)
516 484-0442

Summary of

I have been a professional musician (bass player) for well over fifteen years, and a music educator for over 5 years.  I have many years of “real world” performance and music business experience, have directed numerous music programs, and produced many projects and musical groups.  I have had students of all ages, levels, and styles. I perform on, as well as teach, both electric and upright basses, and am well versed in all styles and facets of music. Added to this is an extensive music education, and musical background.

I feel I can complement any music education program I am a part of.


Dave Solzberg

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