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Helen Stevenson

  • Preparatory School Bass Studio
  • Bass Ensemble
  • Director, Bassketeers

Helen Stevenson taught in the NEC Preparatory School from 1988 through her retirement in 2011. Stevenson encouraged very young children to take up the double bass by making available a collection of child-sized instruments, child-oriented teaching methodologies for the instrument, and by forming the Bassketeers, an all-bass ensemble.

B.M. (New Zealand); post-graduate study, Sydney Conservatorium; member, Australian Broadcasting Commission Orchestras; extensive teaching and performing in the Boston area; faculty, Arlington Instrumental Music School, Intensive Community Program of the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra; frequent clinician at U.S. and international bass conventions; author of the American Colourstrings Double Bass books.

Photo by Andrew Hurlbut