Barry Green

Barry Green served as Principal Bassist of the Cincinnati Symphony for 28 years. As former Executive Director of the International Society of Bassists, he is currently directing a young bassist program for the San Francisco Symphony Education Department, teaches privately at Campolindo High School in Moraga and at University of California Santa Cruz, and is organizer of the Northern California Bass Club.

Green has been performing for young audiences in schools in the Bay Area as well as performing bass workshops and concerts on tour. He has studied with the legendary bassist François Rabbath.

Green wrote The Popular Bass Method (3 volumes) in collaboration with Bay Area jazz bassist Jeff Neighbor. He has also written Advanced Techniques of Double Bass Playing (2 volumes), a college-level addendum to existing methods. Green is author of The Inner Game of Music (Doubleday) with W. Timothy Gallwey, which deals with musicians reaching their potential in performance and learning. He has written several Inner Game of Music Workbooks (GIA Publications) for keyboard, voice, various instruments and ensembles. His The Mastery of Music: Ten Pathways to True Artistry (Broadway) is based on interviews with over 120 world-famous musicians on topics of courage, passion, creativity, discipline, humility, and more. It deals with qualities of greatness from the human spirit that transcend all professions. Artists interviewed include Dave Brubeck, Bobby McFerrin, Joshua Bell, Frederica von Stade, Christopher Parkening, Evelyn Glennie, Jeffrey Kahane, and more.

Additional information about Barry Green, his activities, calendar of appearances, and more is available at his website.