Instruments: Bass (electric and upright)
Levels: Beginner to advanced
Raised in Needham, Louis Fram went on to study Bass on scholarship with a major in performance at the Berklee College of Music. He works as an accompanist at Berklee and teaches ensembles and instrumental lessons for Plugged In. He is an active member of the local jazz and folk music scenes. Louis has studied with bassists such as John Lockwood, Bruce Gertz, Paul Del Nero, Dave Hollender, Jim Guttman, and others.
Louis is a member of the Lonely Hearts String Band (formerly know as Beatlegrass), and the bluegrass outfit Granny’s Hot Sauce. He has preformed with the likes of Matt Savage, Stash Wyslouch, Mariel Vandersteel, The Thinking Big-Big Band, and many others.
He plays and teaches various genres of music ranging from Jazz, to Bluegrass, Folk, Rock, and Classical music. He gigs out regularly at local venues such as Club Passim, Wally’s, Ryle’s, The Lily Pad, The Cantab and plays at festivals around the northeast like the Joe Val Bluegrass festival. Louis has also been involved in music theatre, most recently playing the part of Ray Brown (Ella Fitzgerald’s husband and bassist) in a production of the ‘Ella’ the musical at the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company in Weston, VT.
In lessons, Louis specializes in teaching Bass at all levels as well as teaching instruction in music theory. He emphasizes a strong foundation in basic instrumental technique as well as learning songs, repertoire and theory. It is important that a student follows their own interests, while receiving instruction in the fundamentals of music that apply to all genres.