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Popular Bass Guitar Teachers Near Emeryville

Anthony S.

Oakland, CA
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Swen H.

Oakland, CA
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Thomas K.

San Francisco, CA
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Anthony S. Oakland, CA

I played bass for the indie rock band Kerbivore for 6 years. Check out the latest album!

About Anthony

I have a BA in Music from CUNY College of Staten Island and a MM in Composition from CUNY Brooklyn College. I have been teaching Music in NYC Public Schools since 2005 where I have taught thousands of students ages 5 through 14; General Music and Instrumental studies. I have taught private lessons as young as 4 and as mature as 65. The best part of my week is when I get to work with my IS 192 Wind Band, we are working on my latest arrangements of Rock n' Roll and Punk Rock tunes which range from Blue Suede Shoes to Blitzkreig Bop. In addition to my work as an educator, I am a working musician and composer. I have just completed a full length musical titled Work, a short comedic film for NYU titled Goosey's Big Movie, and a video game for the iPhone, iPad and iPod titled Tin Man Can ...

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Renate K. December 12, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Our (then) 8 years old daughter took guitar lessons by Anthony last year. Anthony is a great teacher with a lot of humor, patience and expertise. It worked perfectly for our daughter and she loved the lessons and learned a lot. We would highly recommend Anthony to others.
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Katie M. November 22, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Anthony is a fantastic guitar instructor for our 7 year old son. He is patient and clear, kind and fun-loving. My son is learning quickly and looks forward to his lesson time with Anthony. Anthony is always punctual and professional. We highly recommend Anthony as a guitar teacher.
Swen H. Oakland, CA

I teach electric bass and upright bass. Bass is my main instrument that I studied through college (jazz studies) and the instrument that I mainly gig professionally on in various bands and ensembles. I can teach brand new beginners the basics of playing bass and playing music, as well as work with intermediate and advanced students on playing in bands, creating your own bass parts, improvising, writing music, and more!

About Swen

Hello! I am Swen, a musician, producer/engineer, and songwriter. I gig professionally around the Bay Area in various bands and jazz groups. I mainly gig on bass (upright and electric), but I now play drums in a garage rock/surf rock band. In addition to bass and drums, I also play and teach piano and guitar, as well as music recording/producing/engineering and music software. I can travel to your location to teach, or you can come take lessons at my studio in Oakland. Feel free to contact me to discuss your musical goals!

Thomas K. San Francisco, CA

Teaching and playing bass brings a joy different from guitar. It is quite easy to understand fundamentals of music theory and rhythm on that particular instrument. In lessons I stress how it is physically easy to play leaving all the hard work to be done on rhythm and feel. FEEL THE FUNK

About Thomas

I've been teaching for over 10 years and I have never had more fun with it. I studied classical guitar for ten years earning a bachelor's and a master's degree in music. During my formal education I not only learned music theory, music history, ensemble playing, and composing, but more importantly I learned how to REALLY learn new things. This ability I try to pass on to my students.I love sharing the things I've learned from all of my various experiences whether it be from my classical guitar background or from one of my various pop/rock bands. I am a working musician and I still learn new things every time I go out to play. It could be classical music at weddings, Jazz at clubs, or Rock and Roll at rowdy venues. There's a lesson to be learned from each.   *** Lesson Details *** ...

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Tom D. November 27, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Absolutely perfect!

Tom is truly a great teacher. He has tailored his approach to my unique needs-as an accomplished musician learning his 6th instrument, his teaching approach reminds me of things I ought to remember while playing any instrument, and music in general. And my lessons are tons of fun! He has a great knowledge of all the different approaches to the guitar and other stringed instruments which really fits in to what I am most interested in- how to get a particular sound for any given piece of music for the guitar. I'm extremely happy about having found tom to be my teacher.
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Tessa L. September 25, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Great teacher for my 7yr old!

Thomas is great with my 7-year old son. He has been extremely patient with him. He balances out the session with teaching and getting to know him at the same time. He does not rush through the lesson and makes him feel at ease with the guitar. He was only practicing with Thomas for a year and built enough courage and experience playing the guitar that he performed at his school's end-of-the-year talent show and did an amazing job thanks to Thomas! I was impressed!
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Nivedita N. January 20, 2013
Verified Student
Enjoyable lessons, gives you the chance to learn tips you wouldn't find online

Thomas is a friendly and perceptive teacher- he tailors his classes to suit the needs of individual students really well. He did a great job encouraging me to develop a feeling for the instrument and helped me understand errors in a logical way.

Vir M.

Berkeley, CA
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Alan L.

Oakland, CA
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Sam S.

Berkeley, CA
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Vir M. Berkeley, CA

Have played bass for over 12 years. I played electric bass in the Mickey Hart Band.

About Vir

I am a graduate of U.C. Berkeley.;I have been teaching and performing music for over 15 years. I have toured the United States and other countries playing many types of music. I play Guitar and Bass and Sing   I teach in a fun style that emphasizes the students creativity.  Styles range from Rock, Folk, Electronic, Jazz,  African, World, Hip Hop to Country.  I can give you the skills to go to the next level.  From 5-99 years old! *** Lesson Details *** A typical lesson would look like this:  Depending on your level we would first work on some new chords and/or a new scale and how to play them.  We "jam" a little to get the feel.  I have a really great way of teaching theory that will get you playing what you want.  The second half we usually focus on learning a song of your choice or ...

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Alexander S. March 6, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
A Guru

Vir is beyond your typical vocal coach. He was a huge help on things like pitch accuracy and phrasing, but more than anything, his focus on getting me to tap into and harness my inner power has already paid huge dividends in my recordings and performances. Further, Vir is an amazing person to know and his home-studio in Berkeley is magnificent!
Alan L. Oakland, CA

The bass is the bridge and the glue between the melody instruments (guitars, vocals, keys) and the rhythm (drums). Learn how to groove along to your favorite songs, and how to make your playing interesting and melodic while keeping the rhythm solid.

About Alan

Hi! My name is Alan. I'm a 24 year old guitar teacher living in Northern California. I recently graduated from New York University's prestigious Gallatin School. I studied and majored in music and it's role in building communities. I have been living and breathing music since I was 13 years old - I've played in many ensembles, taught many students, and listened to way too much music. I love sharing new music with people, and I especially love giving people the ability to play music.

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Jeannie T. September 22, 2014
Guitar · In home
I cannot even begin to explain how much of an impact Alan had on not only my guitar playing ability, but also my approach to music and life in general. His free spirit is infectious and made learning a joy. I worked with him for a year and a half when I first moved to NY for school, and ended our experience with a confidence and skill level I had not previously thought possible. Before our lessons I never had success with music; I had a tendency to get frustrated with myself and quit very easily. He taught me that playing an instrument is not something that needs to be perfect. Even during our first sessions just learning the basics he showed that music comes from the heart and any mistakes aren't wrong, they are a sign of growth and sound beautiful in their own right. Although I am so sad that he left New York, I am also joyful that he can bring his music and teaching ability to the Bay Area. I can't recommend him enough! Five-year-old, eighty-year-old, anyone, he will bring a sense of musical freedom and joy to your life.
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Joseph L. September 22, 2014
Guitar · In home
Hired Alan to teach my son Mark how to play the guitar. I played when I was younger, but definitely not well enough to teach! Alan was patient, energetic, and downright fun! Mark was never bored and engaged with the material Alan presented. The lessons were well balanced between necessary essentials, theory, and introducing mark to great new music (as well as teaching him the music that he already enjoys).

Though Alan has sadly moved away from New York now, Mark is still playing daily, in no small part due to Alan's influence! He has improved greatly and I am thankful for Alan's inspiring instruction!
Sam S. Berkeley, CA

I primarily learned by ear, but I know and love to teach theory depending on interest. Wanna learn a cool bass line from a recording? I'd be happy to break it down and explain how to play.

I spent nearly 10 years playing bass in rock and punk bands, including 6 years with a rock band called The Goodnight that toured extensively for over two years, was signed by Japanese label Twilight Records, and I did session work with Melody Thornton of The Pussycat Dolls as well as various indie bands in the Los Angeles area.

About Sam

In the bay, I've studied jazz guitar with internationally renowned guitar guru Mimi Fox as well as Jeff Massanari. I currently play guitar as part of a UC Jazz combo. I formerly played bass and did a few years of US touring with a pop rock band called The Goodnight, currently based out of Los Angeles. We recorded an EP and began touring during my Junior year of high school. While living in LA, I recorded live performances with Melody Thornton of the Pussycat Dolls, and I did various session work as a freelance bassist. Since moving to Berkeley, I sang with a 12-piece acapella jazz vocal group, the Cal Jazz Choir for a year as well as a semester with the UC Berkeley Gospel Choir. I also privately studied jazz voice with Cecilia Engelhart for a year. I would love to work with

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