Ethan Bear grew up in a large family of musicians and artists. His passion for rock, funk, and jazz led to his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Jazz Performance from Lewis & Clark College. Ethan’s dedication to teaching stems from a diverse history of teaching experiences ranging from outdoor survival programs to special education classrooms. In every teaching experience, Ethan’s students benefit from his patient, enthusiastic, and disarming demeanor in helping each of them reach their highest potential. Ethan currently performs in multiple groups in New York spanning genres like jazz, punk, and bluegrass. He also maintains music collaborations and freelance projects with musicians from his old stomping grounds in the Pacific Northwest.
Watch Ethan play bass on “Sleep On It” and “Blue in Green”!