Peter Tambroni received his Master of Music in Double Bass Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign and his Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the Crane School of Music. He has taught elementary, middle school, and high school strings and is a former faculty member of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Peter has been an orchestra director in Mannheim School District 83 since 2001.

From 1998 – 2005 he taught and coached at the Crane School of Music’s summer youth program. In 2006 he was the Mannheim Middle School’s PTA Teacher of the year.

Peter is an active double bassist performing throughout the Chicago area. He has performed with professional orchestras in New York and Illinois and in 2000 appeared on national television with the Bozo Super Sunday Show.

As a writer, he has been published several times in the international journal American String Teacher and on, the website of best-selling author, Jon Gordon. His book, An Introduction to Double Bass Playing, is available at and is also available as a multi-media experience for your iPad here: The text received received a positive review in the Double Bassist (now The Strad).

He also created and maintains the blogs and

Peter can reached via email at tambroni AT gmail DOT com

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My book, An Introduction to Double Bass Playing, is being used by many bassists and schools including the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and is recommended at DePaul University in Chicago and the College of DuPage.

Need a clinician for your school or music department? I’m available!

I was fortunate to work with local students this past winter in River Forest, IL. Mr. Wuersig, director says, “Peter participated in our string workshop at Roosevelt Middle School in River Forest. He came super-prepared to work with and motivate our students. Peter brought materials he had created just for our workshop and presented each kid with their own copy. His enthusiasm was motivating. He is very passionate about teaching and about stringed instruments, especially the string bass.”

“…[Peter] offered a full day of interesting insight, thoughtful analysis, and enjoyable music-making for the students in my program and myself.” – Mr. Michael D. Blostein , Averill Park High School, Averill Park, NY.

Need a guest for your class? I can also speak to college music /education classes.

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