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Popular Bass Guitar Teachers Near Boulder

Ricardo P.

Broomfield, CO
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Julian Y.

Boulder, CO
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Lee J.

Boulder, CO
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Ricardo P. Broomfield, CO

beginner and intermediate bass lessons

About Ricardo

I have been a professional musician and teacher all my adult life. Music is my passion and has always been how I make a living. I teach piano/keyboards, guitar, voice, bass and ukulele. I studied classical piano at SUNY at Buffalo and I initially learned to play guitar and singing on my own. Years later I studied voice and guitar with great professional instructors. I am familiar with different ways of learning music: from very structured and traditional methods (that we use in classical music) to more improvisational and "by ear" approaches as we often do in popular music. This helps me tailor my music teaching specifically to each student based on his/her musical preferences, abilities and learning style. I can teach all styles of music including: Pop, Rock, Blues, Country, ...

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Mike S. November 24, 2014
Singing · In studio
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I have been very impressed with Ricardo's knowledge and skill as a teacher. He is a very talented musician, plays guitar, piano and is a very good singer. His passion for music shines through and I am very happy to have him as my teacher. I feel like I have made very good improvement with my lessons.
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Shelley M. November 3, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I continue to be amazed with Ricardo's skill as an instructor. He continue's to teach my son new skills and stretch his learning. He is very thoughtful and patient.
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Shelley M. August 10, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Ricardo is giving my son voice lessons. He definitely knows his stuff. He is very patient and encouraging. He also does an excellent job of tailoring his lessons to suit the needs and abilities of his students.
Julian Y. Boulder, CO

I treat the bass as a rhythmic instrument first, and then a melodic instrument. Learning to lock in with a drummer is essential for a bassist and I can literally accompany that process. If you'd like to learn to play danceable music on the bass guitar, I'm your man. I can also teach you to read charts (ie:jazz real book charts).

About Julian

I just completed my Music BA at CU Boulder. I have played in several different ensembles on a variety of instuments including Bass, Drums, Guitar, Piano, Ukulele and Voice. My classical training in combination with my experience as a song writer, multi-instrumentalist and band leader gives me a uniquely well-rounded teaching style. I aim to teach and inspire students to use music as a platform for learning important skills such as diligent practice, cognitive flexibilty, and creative expression.

I grew up in Boulder and Hawaii where I gained a love for island music, Reggae, Highlife Music, Jazz and Funk. I am currently in a band called "Isa and Joe Alan" which plays original music in all these styles. I am also a professional face painter, juggler and balloon twister, and ...

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Brenda T. November 16, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Julian has been wonderful to teach Music Theory as well as Piano. He has interesting methods and uses very solid music theory, to create a larger picture which leads to a full understanding of how piano works, and of the music you play on it.

Lessons are interesting and fun. Also I find them very well-rounded. Julian is a positive instructor and I find him very respectful and simply fun to learn from.

I highly recommend Julian Y.
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Niel R. July 26, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
It's difficult to find an instructor and I feel extremely lucky that I ended up studying with Julian. I was a beginning piano player but very interested in a strong music theory base for my studies. Julian has an extremely deep knowledge of music theory and application across many styles. We have probably spent as much time on theory as on playing (my choice/naturally where our lessons have gone). He is also an excellent guitar player and i have paired relearning guitar with the piano so our lessons can range widely from piano practice to theory to guitar and back.

I find Julian extremely easy to get a long with, very good at explaining theory and leading me to my own epiphanies and conclusions that have made learning continually exciting. He is a good communicator about lessons times and has been probably more flexible than i deserve in accommodating my schedule.

As we have progressed we are now working on song writing, music notation, jazz/staff notation, working through the REAL BOOK, ear training, etc..

My greatest fear was ending up with a very parochial or didactic instructor. Julian is anything but that. I look forward to my lessons every week and have increased my time with him to twice a week.
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Nicki H. June 26, 2014
Drum · In home
My son has been taking drum lessons from Julian for about six months now. Julian is fantastic with him. He seems very knowledgeable and his demeanor is perfect for kids (and adults!). He likes to incorporate other instruments into the lesson as well, since my son can also play piano. He has a nice energy during lessons, keeping a good balance of having fun and learning. He also just led my son in his first group experience, where he played drums while others played guitar and keyboard. Julian was amazing at keeping everyone on task, while having fun at the same time! I would recommend Julian as a music instructor for anyone and everyone. :)
Lee J. Boulder, CO

All levels and styles, beginner to advanced, ages 6 and up. Custom program combines techniques, fundamentals, theory etc€¦and students favorite songs and styles.

About Lee

Lee J. is an award winning songwriter, with 18 yrs of FT music instruction experience! Lee studied formally at UCD Denver, for BA in Music and Sound Technology. Lee has the benefit of real world experience in the music business, including past national touring as an indie artist, and currently working with Music Supervisors in LA for Film/TV placements, as well as songs with Major Label Publishers in Nashville! Lee designs custom programs to suit individual ability, goals, and more by giving YOU the skills, techniques, knowledge you need to become proficient at YOUR favorite songs and styles!

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Lee J. October 24, 2013
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"Awesome teacher" 5/5 stars Boulder Guitar Studio Review
I wouldn't consider getting instruction from anybody but Lee. From his lifetime devotion to music, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of musical styles and playing techniques, which he uses to customize lessons to the student's particular goals. Besides guitar and bass, I spent a lot of time with Lee studying songwriting -- he's an awesome writer himself and completely open about sharing all the things he has learned over the years.
That willingness to adapt to my particular needs and desires, along with his true passion for all types of music, makes Lee an outstanding teacher.
Pros: Helpful, Engaging, Encouraging, Smart, Patient, Funny, Fun, Good communicator- Derek Zahn, Boulder, CO, Oct 11, 2010

Evan K.

Arvada, CO
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Coire G.

Boulder, CO
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Fernando B.

Thornton, CO
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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 ...

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Amy L. October 22, 2014
Bass Guitar · In home
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Evan is doing a fantastic job with my 9-year old son. He loves his lessons.
Coire G. Boulder, CO

I've played electric bass since I was in 7th grade in just about every setting you can think of. I can help you with just about anything you'd like to do, from walking bass lines to groove and advanced techniques such as sweeping and tapping. For beginning students I focus on getting good tone, practical knowledge of the fretboard in lower positions, and learning basic basslines for music of the student's preference. At the intermediate level I incorporate a little music theory, jazz chord symbol nomenclature, and technically we focus on improvising, writing basslines, and working on more advanced pieces in the student's prefered style of music. At advanced levels the direction depends on which direction the student wants to go in, whether that be deeper studies in improvisation and theory or more technical things such as rock, metal, or solo-style bass playing with techniques such as slap, tap, and chords. As always, however, I believe that the student's musical interests should ...

About Coire

Hi! I'm currently a Music Education Student at CU Boulder specializing in strings. My primary instruments are double bass and electric bass and I gig often in many different ensembles from Jazz combos to rock and experimental electronic groups. I live for music, and I've been teaching since I was a sophomore in high school. I believe deeply in the power of music to enrich and fulfill lives and that participating in the creation of it is not only fun but can allow us to express our innermost selves. I look forward to helping you on your path, whether you are a high school student preparing All-State and College auditions, have a young child that could benefit from learning an instrument, or are an adult who always wanted--yet were never quite able--to learn how to play ...

Fernando B. Thornton, CO

I enjoy teaching students how to take one single chord progression and teach them all the techniques and styles possible within this framework. It makes my bass students invaluable and highly-sought-after working musicians.

About Fernando

I have experience teaching kindergarden through high school. I have taught Music, Math, and Science at the Elementary level; Special Education at the middle school level; and Guitar at the high school level.

Bass Guitar With TakeLessons

TakeLessons offers private in-studio and in-home Bass Guitar in Boulder and nearby areas. Learn how to play bass guitar by working with a qualified TakeLessons instructor. Review Boulder Bass guitar teacher profiles and contact a friendly TakeLessons student counselor by phone or email for assistance with scheduling your Bass guitar lessons.

Whether you are a beginner Bass guitar student, intermediate Bass guitar student, or advanced Bass guitar student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Bass guitar skills. Your choices for a Boulder Bass guitar instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Bass guitar instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details ...

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