Kyle Olmstead is classical, jazz, and electric bass teacher and performer. His bass studio has over a dozen students and he performs throughout the Boston area.
As an educator, Kyle has 9 years of private teaching experience, and has held the position of double bass instructor for the Wellesley Public School system. He has studied under bass pedagogues Nicholas Walker, Bruce Gertz, and Steve Skop. While actively seeking to develop his curriculum, Kyle has observed and played in master classes by world-renowned bass educators such as Hal Robinson, Paul Ellison, and Francois Rabbath, and lectured at the New York State School of Music Association conference on the unique challenges of beginning double bass repertoire.
While performing, Kyle has given solo recitals, played in orchestral, jazz, and rock ensembles, and played for musicals. He has performed orchestral works by Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Dvorak, Mahler, Penderecki, Sibelius, and Tchaikovsky under directors that include Yoichi Udagawa, Bruce Hangen, Ronald Knudsen, Max Hobart, and Jeffery Meyer. He has performed in Boston's Symphony Hall, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Jordan Hall, The Berklee Performance Center, The Barnstormers Theatre, and the Casey Theatre at Regis College. Lastly, he has performed musicals that include Songs For A New World, Next to Normal, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, I Love You Because, Curtains, The Wiz, Ernest in Love, Cabaret, Hello Dolly, Into the Woods, and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.
Kyle received a Bachelor of Music from the Ithaca College School of Music. While there, he performed in more than 40 concerts and learned from some of the best music educators in the country. This enabled him to excel as both a bassist and teacher. He also earned a minor in Marketing from the Ithaca College School of Business.