Douglas Nestler, double bass instructor,
is an active bass player and teacher in the Chicago area. He also performs with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and also has a contract with the Illinois Philharmonic. Through this south-suburban ensemble, he has taught lessons in the Lincoln-Way public schools. He has also taught lessons in north-suburban Northbrook and Glenview. Doug’s many performing engagements in Chicagoland have included regular appearances with the Rockford Symphony, as well as the Elgin and West Michigan Symphonies, the Moody Bible Church, and guest principal of the Northbrook Symphony. Prior to moving to Chicago, he played in the Amazonas Filarmonica during the Amazonas Festival de Opera in Manaus, Brazil. Originally from Norwalk, CT, Mr. Nestler earned a Bachelors of Music degree from New England Conservatory of Music and a Masters of Music degree from Carnegie Mellon University, with further graduate study at Indiana University. In addition, he has been a fellowship student at the Aspen Music Festival.