Brett Armstrong

Performer, Teacher, Composer


I am a classically trained Double Bassist, who uses technology to create unique soundscapes using the sounds of my instrument. Using software programs such as Ableton Live, I am able to alter the sound of my bass as well as compose music in real time. This allows me to create in a very organic process, and often inspires new ideas as the piece unfolds. You can find my music on Bandcamp.

The deep tones of the bass lend themselves well for ethereal, and contemplative soundscapes. Please enjoy this track I made that is designed to be meditated to, which you can download for free by clicking the link below.



Every week at 3 pm ET I am live on Twitch and Youtube. I love playing live for others, and sharing what I have been working on that week. Subscribe to my Twitch channel to be notified of live concerts!




In addition to making music, I also am very passionate about teaching. My specialty is teaching orchestral bass students. I received my B.M. from Western Michigan University and my M.M. from University of Colorado. While in Colorado I played prolifically across the state as Principal Bass of the Fort Collins Symphony, Greeley Symphony Orchestra, and Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, as well as a section Bassist of the Boulder Philharmonic and the Colorado Ballet Orchestra and a frequent substitute musician of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. I was a Teaching Assistant at University of Colorado for three years, and I have taught at the Denver School of the Arts as a Guest Artist Teacher. The orchestra world is important to me, without it I wouldn't be a musician. As my career has progressed I have learned about many types of music, and my teaching philosophy is to meet the student where they are and help them get to where they want to go. If you are interested in taking lessons, please email me to set up a free online consultation meeting where we can discuss a lesson plan that is right for you.