Professional Double Bassist

A San Francisco native, Mr. Cohen is a professional double bassist in the San Francisco Bay Area. A graduate of the Peabody Institute (B.M.) and San Francisco Conservatory of Music (M.M.). In 2018, Mr. Cohen won the Oakland Symphony Assistant Principal bass audition. In 2008, he won the Santa Cruz County Symphony principal bass audition. In 2004, Mr. Cohen won a spot on the San Francisco Symphony Double Bass substitute list. He is also a member of the Berkeley Symphony and Modesto Symphony and acting Principal Bass performances with the Berkeley Symphony, Fresno Symphony, Modesto Symphony, Symphony Napa Valley, Pacific Chamber Symphony, San Francisco Lyric Opera and West Bay Opera.

As a soloist, Mr. Cohen performed with Stephen Tramontozzi, San Francisco Symphony Bassist, at the San Francisco Bass Bash in 2016 & 2005. He has also performed with other double bassists for donor parties and other special events.


Mr. Cohen has two decades of experience teaching double bass and cello students. Many students have won auditions for the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra as well as other youth orchestras in the Bay Area. Mr. Cohen’s students develop daily routines, organizational, goal-oriented, and critical thinking skills on top of becoming an accomplished artist. He has a passion for helping children to adults learn how to play the music they love on a cello or double bass. Learn more here.

Publisher | Arranger | Engraver

Mr. Cohen is also an experienced musical arranger, publicist and music theory instructor. In 2021, he published his eBook, Mastering Double Bass Shifting. In 2020, he remastered nine parts of a reduced score of Tchikowsky’s Nutcracker for the Oakland Ballet. He has also helped arrange music for weddings.

Professional Double Bassist, Teacher, and Author

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