Mr. Jarrett L. Bastow

Bass, Cello Teacher

Jarrett Bastow

SAA Member


Centerton, AR
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Jarrett Bastow is an active performer, teacher and arts administrator in Northwest Arkansas, and Northeast Oklahoma. His Suzuki training began at Northwestern University when he took Suzuki Pedagogy with Gilda Barston in 2013.  In 2018, he continued his training at the Ozark Suzuki Institute with Dr. Beth Cantrell for Cello Book I and plans to continue Books II/III the summer of 2019.  In addition, he is anxious and thrilled to begin his Suzuki Bass training concurrently with his cello training.  Other teaching experiences include working as Bass Teaching Artist for Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Bass Coach and Orchestra Assistant from Tulsa and Bartlesville Public School District respectively, Private Bass Instructor and Chamber Coach for the bART Conservatory of Music, and Guest Artist for a bass masterclass at Brigham Young University Idaho.

Jarrett is a professional bassist and cellist based in Tulsa.  He is Principal Bass for the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas and Section Bass for the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra.  He frequently performs with the Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Opera and Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestras. Jarrett has performed with Signature, Bartlesville, Arkansas, Texarkana and Shreveport Symphonies.

Jarrett received his Bachelor and Master of Music in Double Bass Performance from Ithaca College and Northwestern University respectively. His principal teachers include Erik Johnson, Nicholas Walker and Andrew Raciti. In 2018, Jarrett completed his second Masters in Arts Leadership & Cultural Management from Colorado State University.  He is a candidate for a Graduate Certificate in Business Strategy from Cornell University in the Spring of 2019.