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Popular Bass Guitar Teachers Near Aurora

Kevin Z.

Aurora, CO
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Evan K.

Arvada, CO
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Greg B.

Denver, CO
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Kevin Z. Aurora, CO

Regular lessons are half an hour long. An hour per week is usually required for the student that is studying for competitions or performance. Day times and evenings are available.

Our instruction area is spot on. The bright and large studio provides an exceptional learning environment and contains amplifiers, acoustic, electric and bass guitars. We have the latest technology in keyboards, and the use of drum machines makes the lesson more fun utilizing the feel of being in a band. We are conveniently located just off Hampden Ave. and Tower Rd.

The teaching style is laid back and comfortable. Focus is on teaching students how to teach themselves
The basics: music theory, music reading, chords, chord progressions, melody, harmony, technique etc...

Don't look too hard for a teacher now, you've already found him. So what are you waiting for? Stop reading this and contact TakeLessons already. It's all about having fun with music, so come on over, and let's rock.

About Kevin

* Are you a person who wants to rock the guitar, but only gains approval from your dog? * Do you already have a nice foundation and now want to strengthen your basic skills as a musician? * Are you a professional guitarist that needs that "added touch" to take your playing from brilliant to virtuoso? If you fall into any of these categories, let me introduce myself... My name is Kevin. I am a very energetic, friendly, understanding and passionate music coach who has worked with students and clientele from many different regions around the world. Possessing more than 25 years of music training and industry experience, I've been able to take people's playing to amazing levels. I love getting to know people and challenging my students to view music more than just a ...

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Mark A. July 11, 2014
Electric Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Kevin is not only a virtuoso performer, he is an excellent teacher, presenting challenging yet achievable material at the appropriate level for the learner.
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AltheaB May 30, 2012
This is my grandson's first 3 months with Kevin.Kevin is very laid-back and his cool looks makes my pre-teen grandson want to learn from him, which is important. Sometimes, Kevin's critique is unclear and his verbal follow up instructions don't match his written instructions. All and all, he might be prefect for my grandson, who is also very laid-back. Two laid-back peolple might not be a good combination. It could be that my grandson would learn more from someone who is a little more structured. I thought about trying a different teacher but my grandson seems to like Kevin and he is learning to play, which is the bottom line. So, we will stick with Kevin for now.
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JohnL1 November 23, 2011
Excellent!!!

Kevin is an amazing instructor and is very patient with the students. I have only taken a couple lessons so far but I have learned so much within that time it shocks me that I could even learn that much. Before I started taking lessons with him I would try and pluck away at the strings of the guitar but I'm gradually getting better thanks to him. Thank you!
Evan K. Arvada, CO

About Evan

I have been playing lead guitar since 2004 (bass guitar and drums since 2006) and have invested my life into the creative process. Over the said amount of time, I have been applying my technique to genres such as heavy metal, jazz, blues, funk, classical, and anything in between. I have written over 30 original works which include guitar, bass, drum, and vocal scores. Once the work is completed, I would proceed to creatively construct in a one-on-one or group scenario. I have also been student teacher and guitarist for the Standley Lake High School jazz band. The jazz band at Standley Lake regularly played clinics in which professional jazz musician's would critique the group on a particular set. This would include breaking it down to the single musician's parts and pin pointing strengths

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Amy L. October 22, 2014
Bass Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Evan is doing a fantastic job with my 9-year old son. He loves his lessons.
Greg B. Denver, CO

I've been teaching bass for 10 years. I let the student chose whether they'd like to focus on pick, finger, or both use. Chart playing, and arpeggios are key to my curriculum.

About Greg

Hey everyone, my name is Greg. Some of you may know me as the lead guitar player from the metal band Allegaeon. What most of your don't know is I love teaching!! Here's a little bit more about myself: I graduated from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, with a Bachelors degree in classical guitar performance. I have a passion for a wide range of music including fingerstyle acoustic, classical, jazz, heavy metal and funk. I'm currently in the internationally known metal band Allegaeon, on Metal Blade records. I've been called accomplished composer, some songs of which have been released on Fragments of Form and Function€ (2010), a record some critics have hailed as one of the best metal records of 2010, and one inews called "one of the greatest debut albums of all time". Our ...

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Becky W. January 9, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My 12 year old sons have had 4 lessons with Greg so far and are having a blast! They're improving daily and are excited to practice because they work on songs that they know and love. Greg does a great job of connecting with the kids, is very patient, and is clearly passionate about music and teaching. We're excited to continue working with him this year.
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denis F. December 13, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Greg is very knowledgeable about both guitar and bass and it has been a pleasure to learn from.
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Connee E. July 14, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My 12 year old is loving her lessons! Greg's interaction with her excites her to practice and do better at each lesson. He is very supportive of all the small accomplishments! Great teacher!

TJ W.

Denver, CO
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Steve B.

Denver, CO
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John T.

Westminster, CO
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TJ W. Denver, CO

Bass guitar is all about the rhythm! I teach all styles of Bass, from finger plucked, to pick plucked and slap bass.

About TJ

Born in Rapid City, South Dakota, I started taking piano lessons at the age of 6. Since that time, my love for music has grown with each passing day. I graduated from The Entertainment Career Connection in 2010 with a certification in Audio Engineering and Production. There I studied audio mixing, recording, production and mastering. I currently study music performance and non profit administration at Denver Metropolitan University. I am very active in the community working with my non profit, Wealth In Community Knowledge. In addition, I keep myself busy musically playing in my bands, Sleeping Giants, and The Free Electric Band. I continue to follow my life-long passion for music by educating others. I believe that music lessons should be a fun and rewarding experience, and ...

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Chuck L. December 2, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
TJ is a great teacher. I have learned allot in a short amount of time.
He caters the lesson to what I wish to learn while still making sure I learn to actually play not just learn the song. I have enjoyed learning from him and am still a student.
He does like coldplay but I will try not to hold that against him lol.
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Kristin S. May 1, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Great teaching approach

My goal was to be able to play songs around a campfire and TJ has been fantastic at tailoring our lessons to this goal. Every week I learn something a little new, but I also learn a song that is simple enough for me to play and which incorporates whatever new chord or technique he's introduced. I much prefer practicing actual songs vs. excercises and he always leaves me with a new song to play. He is also instantly likeable and lessons feel more like hanging out with a friend than a teacher. I would highly recommend him as a guitar teacher.
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Steve B. April 8, 2014
Music Performance
Fun and inspiring teacher!

If you are looking for a fun, optimistic, and talented teacher TJ is your guy. Every time we get together to make music TJ is full of life and always has a smile on his face. His knowledge about music theory and history is amazing and he can back up that knowledge when he picks up any instrument whether it be guitar, piano, bass, or even mandolin. The great thing about TJ is he inspires you to want to get better at whatever it is you want to get better at. He is patient and understands everyone learns in different ways and at different paces. He can get along with anyone of any age. I highly recommend TJ as your teacher no matter what level you are at.
Steve B. Denver, CO

Bass lessons consist of proper technique, classic rock bass lines, and sight reading.

About Steve

When I was growing up I thought music was like magic and that only special people with super-human powers could play. I would think to myself, "How are they doing that? I would never be able to play music in a million years!" It wasn't until I was 14 I discovered guitar magazines and a method of reading called guitar tablature that I realized anybody can learn guitar! With determination, patience, and practice I learned as many songs and techniques from my heroes (The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin) as I could. I realized there is so much to learn about music that I could learn something new everyday. This still holds true to this day. I keep digging to find that magic place to which music can take you. It is my goal as a musician and a teacher to help other aspiring musicians (YOU!)

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Cameron S. November 21, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Steve has been great so far. His skills are up-to-snuff and his manner is perfect for a young child with a wild imagination. But more importantly, Steve communicates very well and is on time. This may seem like small stuff but it's uncommon in the private music instruction realm.
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Shannon M. April 21, 2014
Guitar
Older than your average student

Steve was very patient and helpful. I learned a lot in a short time before he moved. I was loking for a new hobby in playing some guitar and he was a great choice for getting me started.
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Kerry R. March 26, 2014
Piano
Great Teacher!

Steve has been a great piano teacher. He has an easy going personality and is very calm and relaxed. He assessed what I knew immediately and where I needed work and designed his style around my needs. He has given me self confidence and showed me how to make piano playing fun!
John T. Westminster, CO

I'm a heavy handed bass player having mimicked my style after Steve Harris of Iron Maiden. Rock and Metal styled bass is what I focus on, because that's my passion.

The lessons are always about what you wish to learn. I want to help you reach your goals and will create a specific lesson plan just for you.

Here is a quick overview of what can/will be covered in lessons:

Basics such as how to hold your bass, how to properly fret a note, how to do hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, and even finger-tapping.
Scales, chords, arpeggios, the names of strings, the names of your notes, how and why certain scales and chords go together, rhythm, strumming, chord theory, etc. Any time you wish to learn a song you enjoy we will cover that as well.

The most important thing to me in giving you lessons is that you are enjoying the time learning the instrument.

About John

You, the student, are always the priority in my lessons. Every student receives material specifically designed to fit their interests, needs, skill level, and pace. We are all different, and learn in different ways. You deserve a lesson plan that is built just for you. John T.studied with a private guitar instructor, and bass instructor. Two times he broke the Guinness Record for Fastest Guitar Player. John T.'s school, Dr. Hot Licks' School of Rock and Metal has been awarded the title of "Best in Instrumental Music Instruction" two years in a row by the Westminster Award Program. Volkswagen hired T. to take part in an internet ad campaign called "Fast Vs. Fast." Currently, John T.plays in three bands here in Denver. Rock and metal are what John grew up on. This music is his ...

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Dakota L. September 15, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
I have been taking bass lessons here for while and I would recommend to anyone who is interested in playing Rock and Metal music. Both John and Brent are fantastic teachers who have a lot of talent and a lot of knowledge to share. Both are willing to teach not only theory but any song that the student wants to learn. They show that they care about whether or not students learn. I have never seen two people more passionate about music. I wouldn't recommend going anywhere else.
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Desiree S. May 25, 2014
Guitar · In studio
I have been taking lessons here for over a year and find Dr. John to be extremely knowledgeable, reliable/professional (has never been late or asked me to reschedule), and fun. I did not have much experience coming in; the process for me has been that Dr. J creates multiple lessons (usu. 4-12 measures long before repeats) on the spot that we go over to reinforce a skill or technique that I need to work on, or we work on a rock song that I pick out. This approach is very tailored to my questions, trouble spots, and schedule.
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Mark T. May 11, 2014
Acoustic Guitar
John Taylor

John Dr. Hot Licks Taylor has proven to be a great instructor for me. I had developed some bad habits from poor instruction in the past, and John showed me how to correct them, and as a result, my playing has improved. I would recommend John Taylor to anyone looking for a great and knowledgeable guitar teacher.

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