Bass Lessons

About The Prindle School

The Prindle School is a music school in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts offering private music lessons, classes, and ensembles. We have three convenient locations:

123 Union St., Suite 301 in Easthampton, MA
31 Campus Plaza Rd. in Hadley, MA
221 Pine St., Suite 130 in Florence, MA

We also offer online REMOTE LESSONS to English-speaking students worldwide!  Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently only offering remote lessons, but we are still accepting new students to begin right away.  When we return to on-site in-person lessons, you would have the option to continue with remote lessons, switch to in-person lessons, or develop a blended approach that uses both types of lessons.

Our faculty have a wealth of experience delivering exactly the right program of lessons for each individual client: young children as they begin their music journey, highly dedicated professional musicians, adult learners who hope to bring more joy into their lives, and everything in between.

About the Instructors

Dan Prindle

Dan Prindle is an experienced performer and recording artist, having shared the stage and the studio with a diverse collection of commercially and critically successful artists. He began his career with Rane, an award-winning rock ensemble who, in addition to becoming a success in their own right, opened for such acts as The Allman Brothers Band, The Jerry Garcia Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Wilco, Rusted Root, and Santana. After working with Rane, Dan became a freelancer, playing bass and cello with artists like Simon Kirke (of Free, Bad Company, and Ringo Starr’s All-Star Band), Kurtis John (of The Last Goodnight), Jennifer Hartswick (of the Trey Anastasio Band), Sean Kelly (of the Samples), and Rex Fowler (of Aztec Two-Step). His innovative and tasteful cello playing can be heard on recordings from innumerable artists, notably Frank Black (of the Pixies) and Mark Mulcahy. Dan appears on several tracks on Mulcahy’s 2005 release, In Pursuit of Your Happiness, an album that Thom Yorke of Radiohead called the best of that year.

Nate Christy

Nate Christy is a music entrepreneur, producer, engineer composer and performer. He has been running his company, Nate Christy Music, for over ten years. Nate produces with four-time Grammy nominated musician, songwriter, and producer, Larry Dvoskin, whose songs have sold more than 27 million copies worldwide.

Jason Davis

Jason Davis has completed a Doctorate of Music from McGill University and a Master’s in Music from University of Massachusetts. He is a highly skilled teacher on electric bass, guitar, acoustic bass, and piano in jazz, classical, latin, and pop styles. Jason is extremely patient, encouraging, and supportive, and believes in always tailoring music lessons to fit individual student needs.

(PRICING NOTE: Jason Davis is in our Tier 2 pricing schedule.)

Karl Rausch

Karl Rausch has been teaching guitar for over 30 years and he loves watching his students grow and succeed as guitarists. Karl grew up in Hamden, Connecticut. After graduating from high school, we went on to study guitar at Berklee College of Music in Boston. After college, he lived in Germany playing music and meeting musicians. Later, he worked with New York jazz saxophonist Marion Brown and recorded on November Cotton Flower. He also worked with Hungarian singer and composer Agnes Zsigmondi, performing both original and traditional folk music. These days, Karl plays solo, small group, and big band gigs throughout Western Massachusetts.