Welcome to The Double Bass Bridge! Building this website has been quite the project and I have learned so much over these last few weeks. I am beyond excited to share this website with you!
Not only is this the first blog that I have ever written, but this is my first website as well. For many years, I have tried to build a website: annakjensen.com. Many, many years and it never felt right. What was I going to say? A whole website all about myself? I could not figure out what to say. I would look at other people's individual professional websites and think "that looks amazing - I am so going to finish my website this week." Which actually meant I am now going to stare at my computer screen and change my theme color at least a hundred times...if I could ONLY get the "right" font, this website would be up in no time! Then it occurred to me (waaaay longer than it should have) that the website didn't need to be about me and that it should be about the double bass, teaching, learning, community, and built specifically for students.
One of the most amazing aspects of teaching is getting to know all of the double bass students, their playing, and of course their personalities. Over the years, I have often wished that I could connect everyone together, however geographic challenges have always prevented this from happening. Most of us have or have had the same technical and musical challenges at one point or another and it is huge for students to share solutions, advice, and even empathy with each other. This is in the main inspiration of THE BRIDGE: to close the distance between us all and to connect in an online forum.
Please take a moment to introduce yourself in THE BRIDGE under the "Scroll Call". This website is a constant work in progress, so I invite you to make comments below for any additions that you would like to see.