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Popular Bass Guitar Teachers Near Los Angeles

Anthony G.

Pico Rivera, CA
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Marcus B.

Los Angeles, CA
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Kipp K.

Long Beach, CA
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Anthony G. Pico Rivera, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory

About Me

As a third generation musician, I've been playing professionally and teaching for over 25 years. I've had years of private lessons, graduated from GIT in Hollywood, taken college music courses and continue to perform, record, and teach music. YOU can have fun, learning songs that YOU like, or you can learn music theory (the explanation of music) or study different styles from rock to pop to hard core to blues, funk etc. All at YOUR pace. Many of my students, started from the point where they had never picked up an instrument and have gone on to tour or earn full music scholarships. It doesn't matter if it's a young girl wanting to learn some Disney Artist or some burly blue collar worker wanting to learn some Clapton: YOU can have fun learning guitar while improving at a rapid rate. Contact me, I'll make learning music and guitar a very painless process.

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm serious and passionate about my students learning their instrument and becoming great musicians, however, I also want it to be an enjoyable process. You should look forward to your lessons but know I'm going to expect you to practice as well. I use a combination of my own curriculum and books that are based on the fundamentals of music. We can learn to read tablature or read traditional music. A excellent way to pick music at a quick pace is by learning songs in the style you like, while learning about the keys, scales, arpeggios, and chord construction once you're able to play some songs. After 3 or 6 months you will be playing a basic repertoire of songs that interest you while continuing to progress at a steady pace in the understanding of music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
North County Rehearsal Studio is a rehearsal hall with private lesson room, we have the amps to plug into and audio equipment so we can listen and learn from the music YOU like!!!  I can also come to YOUR house if the rehearsal located in Brea is too far.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my students to have a guitar or bass so they can practice at home with. I could bring or provide a small practice amp and a music stand and some study materials. I teach in Orange County and I live in L.A County so If I need to come to your house I can cover a big area.

*** Specialties ***
During the course of my 20 plus years of teaching, I have had to teach individuals of all levels. I have had to teach little girls Hanna Montana, and blue collar workers--Eric Clapton. Styles include, Rock, Pop, Metal, Jazz, Rockabilly, Country, Spanish, Beginning Classical and ETC!

Marcus B. Los Angeles, CA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Ear Training, Guitar, Music Theory, Songwriting, Upright Bass

About Me

Marcus B. is a performing and teaching artist specializing in acoustic upright bass, electric bass, guitar, and songwriting. Growing up in a musical family, Marcus’ entire life has been intertwined with music. Marcus began performing with his father at the age of four in churches and concert halls, singing and later picking up guitar at the age of 8 and then upright bass at the age of 13. Marcus received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Jazz Bass from California Institute of the Arts. At Cal Arts Marcus had the honor of studying under world renowned jazz musicians Charlie Haden, Darek Oles, Joe LaBarbera, and Larry Koonse. He has also studied classical contrabass with Peter Rofe of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and participated in the Cal Arts orchestra under the direction of renowned contemporary violinist Mark Menzies. Marcus has had an extensive and eclectic professional performing career, performing in touring rock bands, contemporary jazz ensembles, jazz big bands, salsa bands, musical pit orchestras, and american folk and country bands. He currently performs around Los Angels in multiple bands in addition to freelance work. Marcus began teaching private lessons and ensemble coaching in 2010. He has taught ages 6-adult at schools, community centers, and music studios.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Jazz and Classical Styles on the Upright Bass.

Kipp K. Long Beach, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

I fell in love with the guitar when I was ten years old, and it’s been one of the most satisfying, long-lasting and healthiest romantic relationships of my entire life. I am still in love.

When I began to play AND sing, the magic multiplied. Through performing solo and with bands, I discovered that other people also enjoyed the magic that was being channeled through me musically.

Then I found that I could teach. This was a surprise to me. I found that I am the kind of person who can explain concepts and demonstrate technique in a way that makes the new information fun for a student. My students enjoy learning, and I enjoy the fact that they are enjoying it. It is SO MUCH FUN for me to see a student’s face light up because something suddenly makes sense to them, and they GET IT. I love adding one person after another to the club of people who love to play and/or sing.

If you want your child to have more balance and a way to soothe or express strong emotion in a healthy way – and in a way that pleases them – I would like to help you to give him or her that gift. As a child and a teenager, I spent countless hours in a room with my guitar, and it really helped me to stay on an even keel. It also taught me about discipline: practicing on a daily basis brings satisfying results. I was able to make music that was beautiful to listen to, and as long as I kept practicing, it got better and better. It proved to me that regular focus on something I wanted to be good at would bring results. That’s true of most things in life. I make a point of telling my young students that practicing an instrument is just like doing homework: you get out of it what you put into it. And the results can be joyous.

Perhaps YOU, an adult, are the musician or prospective musician. It’s never too late to fall in love with a musical instrument! It’s a joy, and a meditation, a sedative or an outlet, and it’s all YOURS. There is always a creative element to playing an instrument – when two different people play the same music, it never sounds exactly the same, because a person’s personality always shines through. The creation of music or the re-creation of music is, as I said before, magical. And I would like to give you a guided tour of that wonder-world.

If, by chance, you should find that you want to play with other people, I will prepare you to be able to do that and have a BLAST. There’s a reason that the word for what you do with an instrument and what children do with toys is “PLAY.” Fun is always the objective, and I’ve never had more fun in my life than when I was playing with other great musicians. The collaborative effort multiplies the creative results beyond all understanding. This is not just fun, it is BIG FUN! I love to give people the tools they need to be able to experience that. I’ll teach you how to play and sing easily and comfortably, and give you the foundation you need to play any style of music you desire, well. I've been privileged to have really amazing teachers as I learned and developed, and I've stolen from them all the best techniques for sharing musical knowledge. I’ve made music my life’s work, and I have so much to show you!

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I am very relaxed in my approach, and use humor to lighten up the situation. Most people are initially tense and self-conscious with a new instructor -- my job is to make a student relaxed and happy so that we can focus on the work at hand. There is a way to be disciplined and focused about learning how to play an instrument and about your practice time, but it should be enjoyable. Stress makes it harder to immerse yourself in the music, and that's what's necessary for satisfying development. I've got lots of helpful hints about how to relax and get the most out of your music time. Musicians NEVER STOP LEARNING, no matter what their level, so with music, it's doubly important to learn to enjoy the moment.

I like for my students to be able to read music, at least on a basic level. The ability to be able to decipher musical notation allows for so much more access to all kinds of music, that I really want my students to be able to learn any music they want to by looking at a piece of paper, or a post on the Internet. I use a beginning classical guitar book for my guitar students, and a generic basics book for bass students. I also like to use music of the student's choice for teaching. If they like the music they're learning, it's much easier to TEACH.

For guitar and bass students, I also teach tablature (or "Tab"), since that's become a popular and easy way of notating music.

I like to find out where a student is in his or her development, and then start their instruction from there. If it's a beginning student, we'll start with parts of the guitar, tuning the guitar, and explanations about rhythm and melody. We'll go on to basic chords, easy bass lines, keeping time, and easy melodies. If a student is more advanced, we might start with a song that the student wants to play, but is having difficulties learning. We may work on music theory so that the basic framework can help them to learn music faster, and remember it more easily. We may focus on playing technique so that the student plays more easily and efficiently. I like to identify the things that will take a student to the next level NOW, and then focus on those things until the student feels confident and comfortable with them.

Voice students get the same kind of personalized lessons, and we focus on creating sound easily and without strain, as well and pitch, timing, and tone quality. I want you to like your voice, and to feel good about singing. I want you to sing easily, and happily. The right technique allows a singer to do that, and also protects the voice from damage over time. We'll explore the ways that you can learn a healthy way of singing that sounds great to you and your listeners.

*** Studio Equipment ***
There are two Roland cube bass and guitar amplifiers available for use. Also, there is a drum room with a kit in it if I want a student to play along with a drum groove to help improve their rhythmic abilities.

*** Travel Equipment ***
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*** Specialties ***
Classical guitar, R&B, reggae

Jay V.

Woodland Hills, CA
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Jeff S.

Pasadena, CA
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Joshua S.

North Hollywood, CA
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Jay V. Woodland Hills, CA

Subjects Taught

ACT, ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Test Prep, Algebra, Algebra 1, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Bass Guitar, Bible Studies, Creative Writing, Elementary Math, Geometry, Guitar, Humanities, Language, Literature, Math, Music Theory, Piano, Poetry, PSAT, Reading, SAT, Singing, Social Studies, Songwriting, Spelling, Study Skills, Test Prep, Vocabulary, Writing

About Me

Hey guys! I'm Jay, and I'll make this short. I love teaching a variety of subjects because of my variety of experiences--Undergraduate and Graduate music degrees from USC, write music for the No. 1 kids' show "LEGO Ninjago," performed music all around the world. I've taught ages 4 to 72, and nothing is more rewarding than sharing what I've learned with the person who will do it next!

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Why do people want to play an instrument, or learn to sing? What is their ultimate goal? Well, to each answer to that question, there is a plan. If someone wants to be the world's greatest guitarist, pianist, bassist or singer? I'll put them on the treadmill of rudimentary exercises, music theory, and performances. If someone wants to play socially for other people, repertoire will consist of the Great American Party Songbook (including Dave Matthews, Sublime, and yes, even Journey) and the lessons will be geared toward big chords and memorization skills. Or if someone just wants to enjoy music in their life with no agenda...then it's all about the basics of the instrument, learning to play their absolute favorite songs, and understanding how pieces of wood, steel and our bodies can be used to express life's greatest secrets. Lessons are always fun, comfortable and relaxed, but never boring. I'm patient and good-humored, but I'll keep you on your toes. Because there's always more music to uncover. Is this note in tune? What's that rhythm again? How does my favorite band do it, and what's the reason behind it? The biggest thing I believe in: To play your favorite music on it. The easiest way to fall in love with a musical instrument, is to play. So bring your iPod and I'll show you the steps to be able to rock out along to that song you've got on repeat. Let's face it, playing an instrument and singing are awesome. In these lessons, that truth is preserved.

*** Studio Equipment ***
88 key Yamaha weighted keyboard with over 1,000 sounds perfect for performance simulation and education about the rock ensemble and orchestra

Taylor 614 Concert Edition Acoustic-Electric guitar

Aria Pro 4-string electric bass guitar

Rare Epiphone Sheraton I jazz electric guitar

Manifold percussion instruments

Extensive library of music of all genres, all available for teaching and instruction

*** Specialties ***
Styles/genres: Rock & Roll, Latin, Jazz, Funk, Southern, Eastern music, alternate tunings (open tunings for Southern music, drop tunings for hard rock) Methods: I employ a combination of physical technique, music theory, ear training (especially when tuning the instrument), and stylistic flexibility. Right away I get the student's mind thinking about the big musical picture (not just what they are doing with the guitar, but why). I also go out of my way to find out the things that would make the student enjoy music and guitar playing even more, and whatever that is we will incorporate that into the lesson plan.

Jeff S. Pasadena, CA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Theory

About Me

Hi, my name is Jeff. I received my Bachelors' in Music from Cal State Los Angeles and have taught music for over 30 years. I've played with the Drifters, Tower of Power, Brenda White, and Bobby Bradford. I have lead bands that have included alumni from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Jerry Lee Lewis, Count Basie, Chaka Khan, Smokey Robinson, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, the Temptations, Gladys Knight, Foreigner, Harry James, Joe Sample and the Jazz Crusaders, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Yanni and even Englebert Humperdink! I teach in a wide variety of styles and have the experience and knowledge from my years of teaching and performing to greatly increase your knowledge about music and greatly improve your technique.

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I cater my lessons to the want and needs of the individual student. From all my years of teaching I've become a human jukebox and if I don't know a song that you would like to learn, I can figure it out for you note for note if you bring in the song on CD, iPod or anything else. Some students just want to play for their friends, family, church etc. and others want to learn how to improvise solos and learn a wide variety of styles. Whether it's rock, pop, jazz, blues, gospel, country or folk music I can and will teach you every scale, mode and chord known to mankind if that's what you need! It all depends on what YOU want to learn!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a fender mandolin, yamaha electric bass, taylor acoustic guitar, a fender stratocaster and telecaster, a gibson blues-hawk, a guild hollow-body electric, a hohner classical-electric guitar a music man amp, and a wurlitzer electric piano. i will expect you to bring your instrument but everything else will be here at the studio.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Instrument and music stand.

*** Specialties ***
I cater my lessons to my students' needs. I mainly teach rock, blues, jazz, pop, folk, and country,

Joshua S. North Hollywood, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Cello, Composition, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Ukulele

About Me

I have been studying music for 16 years, I graduated with a Bachelor's in vocal performance from the prestigious Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA. Eight years of recording and live performance experience in a various disciplines including pop, rock, reggae, folk, indie/alternative, opera, musical theatre, and jazz.
I am a proficient group and private music instructor teaching voice, piano, ukulele, electric bass, flute, cello, music theory and composition. Experience focused on working with children in a therapy music program.

*** Lesson Details ***
My desire to share my passion for music is what drives me to teach it. My hope is to share the love and joy of music with people of all ages, and to instill an appreciation for music that will last a lifetime. I'm committed to the success of each of my students, and creating lesson plans that are designed to meet the specific needs and desires of each individual student. My teaching style ensures that my students not only learn the musicality of the instrument, but have fun while playing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Mac computer with Logic and Sibelius.
MBox recording interface.
Audio Technica condenser microphone.
Sennheiser dynamic microphone.
Fender precision bass.
Kala ukulele.
Gemeinhardt flute.

*** Specialties ***
My personal performance specialties are singing and playing in pop, rock, reggae, folk and indie/alternative. I have recording and live performance experience in a various disciplines and I am also proficient in opera, musical theatre, and jazz. I am an experienced group and private music instructor teaching voice, piano, ukulele, electric bass, flute, cello, music theory and composition.

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