About Geena Spigarelli
Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Geena Spigarelli is a seasoned bassist and music instructor who holds a degree in Music Performance and Sound Recording from Texas State University. Throughout her career spanning close to two decades, Geena has shared the stage, toured and recorded with numerous renowned local and international artists, including Emma Elizabeth (Germany), Hayes Carll, Sweet Spirit, A Giant Dog, Jack Ingram, Bruce Robison, S.L Houser, Jon Anderson (YES), and more.
As an educator, Geena has almost 10 years of experience teaching privately, coaching young bands, and developing music camps and classes for various schools and non-profits. Geena’s initial love for the rich, low-pitched sounds of the bass guitar was soon complemented by teaching other instruments, including the guitar and ukulele, which have expanded her perspective on music as a whole. She believes that different instruments can inspire unique musical perspectives, and that the beauty of music comes from the countless combinations that these different perspectives can bring. Because of this approach Geena loves exploring song crafting, improvisation and ear training in her private lessons.
In 2023 Geena won the Austin Music Award for “Best Bassist.” She still calls Austin her home and continues to teach as well as perform live, tour and record with various artists. Geena is very excited to begin her journey at Northwest School of Music and can’t wait to hear all of the great music we’ll create together.