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DKSM Double Bass Teacher


Eric Timperman has been a member of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra bass section since 2019. He completed graduate studies in music at Yale University as a student of Don Palma, and also holds undergraduate degrees in Music and Psychology from Indiana University, where he studied with Bruce Bransby. Eric was previously Assistant Principal Bass of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra in Indiana, and has performed as a guest musician with numerous ensembles including the Des Moines Metro Opera, New Haven Symphony, Owensboro Symphony, and A Far Cry- a Grammy-nominated, conductor-less string orchestra based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Festival appearances include fellowships at the Aspen and Texas Music Festivals, as well as playing Assistant Principal Bass with the Britten-Pears Orchestra as part of the Aldeburgh Festival in Suffolk, United Kingdom. He is also a published psychological researcher, with work featured in the popular performance psychology blog, Bulletproof Musician. An enthusiastic educator, he has worked with many young students as a teaching artist for both Yale’s Music in Schools initiative as well as the WSO Sistema Program.

Eric is accepting bass students for 2023/2024! To inquire about bass lessons, please send us an email at

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