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Popular Bass Guitar Teachers Near Hunt Valley

Jason F.

Baltimore, MD
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David S.

Halethorpe, MD
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Nathan R.

Windsor Mill, MD
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Jason F. Baltimore, MD

About Jason

I have been teaching and performing as a full time career since 1994. Over the years, I have developed an approach to teaching that is customized to the needs and interests of each of my students. I will help you set up musical goals, and then use your preferred learning style to help you achieve those goals.

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Musicians think, learn, and create in many different ways. Some are visual learners, preferring to learn by studying diagrams and reading notes. Others learn intuitively, simply by listening, imitating, and then creating. My objective is to find the learning style which works best for each of my students. I can help you set up musical goals, and then use your preferred learning style to help you achieve those goals.

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Tom H. August 26, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Jason is a phenomenal instructor. As an older student who is not musically inclined and is just picking up the instrument seriously for the first time, I was apprehensive about taking lessons. Jason has made the process interesting, fun, and informative.

I have only been taking lessons for a few months and beyond learning songs, Jason has given me instruction on guitar maintenance (beyond the everyday care of the instrument) and music theory. I think his holistic approach to playing the guitar really sets him apart from other instructors. I always come away from each lesson feeling that I learned something new and valuable.

Jason really caters to the individual learning styles of his students. I travel often for work and he has found ways for me to continue to learn, even if I don't have my instrument with me. He is also tremendously knowledgeable and patient. If a certain style of learning doesn't seem to be sticking, he will find new and creative ways to teach until the idea resonates with the student.

I feel very fortunate to have found Jason as an instructor. I unreservedly give him the highest of recommendations.
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April G. May 22, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
The location is great (right by my house), his scheduling is flexible, online payment takes no time at all and perhaps best of all Jason is a great guy, very professional yet very personable and down to earth.

There is no doubt that Jason is a phenomenal guitarist. Very inspiring and encouraging. His guitar abilities are one of the best I have seen in person. Lessons are fun, interesting, and helpful. I have only been taking lessons for a little more than a couple months now, but I already see improvement.

It is great to take lessons with somebody who is both patient and encouraging at the same time. He is especially good at recognizing if the pace is getting too fast/slow and adjusting for that. I consider myself fortunate to have found such a good teacher.
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Curtis Z. February 18, 2014
Guitar
Exceptionally Tallented Teacher and Musician

Jason is a gifted player, dynamic teacher, and he motivates me to play better and challenge myself.

I've been puttering around on the guitar since I was in my early 20's. I finally started taking lessons in my early 30's. Instructors I've had in the past were fine, but never challenged me. They were content to teach me to play whatever song I was interested in but never the theory behind it. They never seemed invested in my success. With Jason, it is completely different. He brings in a great mix of playing for fun while helping me play outside my ability and comfort zone.

First, he challenges me to play better. I'm not always happy while we are running chord drills with a stopwatch, but because of it, I am better, faster, and music is a lot more enjoyable to play when you are not thinking about where chords or scales are. He is quick to support what I do correctly, but also doesn't shy away from fixing things I do wrong or bad habits that I have developed. He also mixes in regular work on improvisation skills, reading TAB, and even writing your own music or solo work.

Next, he teaches me to be more accurate. If we are working on a song that is too fast or technical, he’ll slow it down either by using software or recording a quick backing track. Then we both play and focus on accuracy. It’s always a good feeling to play all the way through a song even if it’s at 80% speed.

Finally, Jason is simply a real standup sort of guy. He is punctual, communicates with his students regularly, organizes events where students can play, and takes a real interest in his students.

I wouldn’t hesitate at all to recommend Jason to anyone of any skill or ambition level.
David S. Halethorpe, MD

About David

David is a successful singer/songwriter/guitarist out of Baltimore, MD. He has a bachelor's degree in Music with a concentration in composition from Salisbury University, where he also studied jazz and classical guitar . In the 18 years he has been performing (13 of those professionally) and playing guitar, he has released 4 CDs and written over 200 original songs. He has opened for major national acts like Journey, Maroon 5, Toby Keith, My Chemical Romance, The Used, Thrice, Story of the Year, The Bouncing Souls, Eric Hutchinson, Virginia Coalition and Graham Colton. In the process, he has performed at such notable venues as FedEx Field, Nationals Park, Jiffy Lube Live/Nissan Pavilion, the 9:30 Club, Rams Head Live and the Recher Theatre.

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MichaelW3 July 20, 2011
Good Teacher

My son has really enjoyed his lessons with David.
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PadiA March 14, 2011
Excellent Teacher

I'm very pleased to have him as my daughter's teacher..very patient..nice personality....P.Asuncion March 14-11
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DawnG February 1, 2011
Dave is GREAT!

Dave has been a great guitar teacher! He is patient and teaches songs my son enjoys playing. Thanks Dave!
Nathan R. Windsor Mill, MD

I can teach all genres as well as all the different techniques, such as slap and pop, two handed tapping, etc.

About Nathan

I have been teaching private lessons for close to 10 years and have been an active performer for even longer, playing in all different types of groups, from rock bands and jazz groups to orchestras and brass bands. I studied music at Frostburg State University (Bachelors) and the Peabody Conservatory (Masters). I can teach just about any age and skill level and cover anything you are interested in learning; whether its a certain style, genre, technique or song.

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My lessons are laid back, with a focus on perfecting the basics. Most students work out of a method book appropriate to their skill level. Aside from that we'll also spend time learning songs and pieces of the students choice. With the right amount of effort, you'll know your way around your ...

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RichardW June 28, 2012
Bass Lessons

Patient, knowledgeable teacher. Very helpful in helping me attain my goals.
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NormanE1 February 29, 2012
Great Teacher

Nathan is a great teacher. I had always wanted to learn the bass guitar and had zero experience. He has a great feeling for music and teaches it very well. I really have enjoyed my lessons.

Eric S.

Rosedale, MD
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Ben S.

Owings Mills, MD
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Shannon F.

Gambrills, MD
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Eric S. Rosedale, MD

About Eric

My name is Eric and I have been playing guitar and singing since 1979, bass, flute and piano since 1983. I got my first teaching job at Erdman Card and Music store at 14, and started lessons and classes at Peabody at 16. by 20 I was teaching at Virginia Western Community College. Allow me to expand your musical horizons and fulfill your musical dreams...

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Lessons in guitar(all styles), bass, flute, voice, piano, composition, theory, ear-training, and studio production. Aside from ...

Ben S. Owings Mills, MD

About Ben

After receiving my Bachelors in music education from Towson university I taught for years for Baltimore County Public Schools. My classes included Guitar 1-4 and two sections of Choir. Aside from my classes, I also directed the spring musicals.

For the past three years, I've been a full time entertainer at a dueling piano bar. That's been the most fun because I get to play all kinds of music and I get to play my favorite instruments; piano, guitar, bass and drums.

I have also performed in a variety of bands over the years, from rock to Doo Wop. When I'm not performing music I'm usually writing or recording it in my studio. I have a variety of professional software and hardware tools that I use for recording.

Shannon F. Gambrills, MD

I have been a professional bassist for my entire adult life (and some of my childhood, too!) and I know what it takes to be successful. I like to understand my student's goals and their musical preferences so they get a lesson experience that is tailored to their specific needs and wants. We discuss technique, scales, song form, chord progressions, famous bassists, and more!

About Shannon

Hello! I'm Shannon, and I would love to teach you about music! I have an extensive musical background in both performance and education. I attended George Mason University and the world renowned College of Music at the University of North Texas. I am also an award winning bassist and singer, having performed at such venues as the Kennedy Center, Blues Alley, Rams Head Tavern, and more. I specialize in teaching contemporary styles (pop, rock, jazz, musical theater, etc.). I have taught many successful young vocalists and instrumentalists and believe in a positive, fun, confidence building approach. My students learn music theory, warm ups, and technique in conjunction with songs so they can apply musical concepts in a practical way.

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Brian L. November 14, 2014
Singing · In studio
Shannon,

I have tried to ask you a question through here multiple times about giving my daughter lessons but the site is not working. I have contacted takelessons.com as well trying to resolve this and haven't heard back. Can you please contact me at bleyda@msn.com?

(I apologize for posting this in the review section but I cant find any other way to contact you)

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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 Hunt Valley 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 ...

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