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Popular Bass Guitar Teachers Near Seattle

Jeremy S.

Seattle, WA
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Tim C.

Seattle, WA
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Evan G.

Seattle, WA
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Jeremy S. Seattle, WA

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About Jeremy

A Berklee College of Music graduate and a professional music instructor for over ten years, I can help you to reach your musical goals. I tailor lessons to suit your needs covering everything from skill development, music theory and musicianship, to expanding your repertoire and composing original work. I play and teach drums, piano, bass and guitar. I am new to Seattle, having just moved from San Francisco where I performed regularly at a wide array of venues such as Great American Music Hall, Freight and Salvage, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Bimbos, Bottom of the Hill, Savanna Jazz, Amnesia, Ashkenaz, Mystic Theater and Cafe Du Nord. I play many styles of music. Jazz, rock, funk, punk, blue-grass... you name it. I can show you how to play what you want to play.

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SusieM May 6, 2011
Knowledgeable and fun

I'm taking beginning guitar with Jeremy and feel like I'm learning a lot. He introduces many different concepts and exercises to teach me about music but also finds fun songs for me to play.
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BrianK December 13, 2010
Great instructor. Is terrific with my 8 year old son. Teaches him keyboard, drums, and guitar. Very flexible and fun. Keeps it interesting for him. I highly recommend Jeremy!
Tim C. Seattle, WA

20+ years experience playing 10+ years teaching. Electric bass is my primary instrument and I love to teach it.

About Tim

One unique thing about me is that I've have experience in MANY different musical situations ranging from performance and education to arranging, band leading, touring, recording, and writing. I began as a punk rocker as so many people my age did. Learning the songs of the bands I listened to. As I got older and more proficient at my instrument, I began playing for the high school jazz bands and choirs in the area I grew up, beautiful Bremerton WA. When I was 16 I began my formal training at Olympic College where I played bass in several of the school ensembles as well as studied Theory, ear training, and history courses. At 18 I graduated with an AAS degree, took a year off to tour with a vocal jazz group called Jazz line, then applied to Cornish College of the Arts the following ...

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Amy F. October 13, 2014
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I'm only a few weeks in but so far it's been a great experience.
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DaynaC July 18, 2012
Learning so much!

Tim provides a great combination of theory and playing. I really feel like Tim tailors the lessons and practice work to what I need and want to learn. He has a lot of patience, but also high expectations that keep me improving!
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louism April 29, 2012
Tim is the cat's pajamas!

No matter what style of music you're into he's probably got experience with it. He's a great teacher for any age or level of playing: he explains things well, is very patient, enthusiastic, & extremely encouraging. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Evan G. Seattle, WA

Whether you're a beginning bass student or a guitarist looking to explore the lower frequencies, I can guide you through the murky waters of beginner/intermediate bass guitar.
First we will focus on proper technique by learning scales and arpeggios. We will learn songs and study different bass players and what makes a good bass line.

About Evan

Hello Students!

My name is Evan G. and I've been teaching for nearly 15 years. I was raised by music educators and began playing guitar at age six. I do it all; performing, writing, recording, building and teaching (guitar, voice, ukulele, music theory, live performance, etc). I have a Bachelors in Music from Cornish College of the Arts (2003-2007) and I've studied and performed with many great musicians from all over the world. My teaching methods begin with your goals and your needs as a musician. I will get you there.
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Evan G.

My main areas of expertise are Jazz, Latin, Blues, Funk and Rock. Guitar and bass students will begin with a fundamental foundation of scales, chords, rhythms and theory that will fully prepare them for whichever direction they ...

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McKayla H. September 13, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
I'm brand new to guitar, and Evan was recommended by a friend. He came out to my house and gave me my very first lessons and they were great! I'm a slow learner, and he has been super supportive! I think I'm getting the hang of this...thanks Evan!!!
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Michael B. September 13, 2014
Guitar · In studio
I'm an intermediate guitar player looking to move forward, and with Evan, even after just a handful of lessons, I made serious strides with my playing. A very talented guitar player, an acute listener, and a very patient teacher. I highly recommend him.
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Hal S. August 22, 2014
Singing · In studio
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I have found /Evan to be very easy to relate to. He listens to what you have to say, and tailors his instruction to your level and your goals. He very obviously knows what he is doing and is able to relate that to his instruction.

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Seattle, WA
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James R. Seattle, WA

Come learn about the different kinds of bass playing.. two-feel, walking, bossa and more!

About James

I've been exploring music since age 13 when I started with bass and guitar. I've gigged around the Puget Sound area with different types of bands, I've been playing classic-rock, blues, folk, big band, r&b, punk rock, reggae and alternative styles. I've also played in jazz and blues ensembles while studying music in Boston and Seattle. I currently play in a band Wax Orchards in Seattle and perform on my own as well!

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I provide my own student binder that is divided into two main sections: Songs and Fundamentals.

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I will write up any song for you that you'd like to learn, assuming it's within your skill level. If you have no particular recommendations, I bring in songs regularly of my own choosing as well. Student ...

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Gabrielle B. September 19, 2014
Guitar · In home
I had a wonderful experience learning from James! He was very attentive to my learning style and pace, and I felt supported and encouraged.
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RachealA October 3, 2011
Mother of 12 Year Old Student

James is a fantastic teacher. He totally resonates with my 12 year old son. He's patient, kind and enthusiastic. Ricky and I both feel lucky to have him as his teacher. Thank you, James!
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LeisaW September 2, 2011
Knowledgeable, Relevant, Friendly

James has expertise, talent and a genuine desire to see our son truly learn guitar. He meets our son at his level and makes learning enjoyable and effectual.
Kay E. Seattle, WA

Whether the bass is played by: Victor Wooten, Chris Squire, Charlie Haden, Geddy Lee, Charles Mingus or Gary Karr, one thing is for sure, the Bass can be personalized.

One central thing I do when teaching bass, is work towards having my students find their voice (electric or acoustic Bass). Unfortunately, I do not offer lessons for upright/double Bass students. Fortunately, I can refer perspective upright and double bass students to local qualified instructors.

Another thing I do when teaching Bass, is broadly teach various techniques that include: slapping, string crossing, using the pick vs. finger, muting, legato, staccato. This in addition to assigning and learning a wide range of genre pieces. I also use various technique and theory books in educating.

About Kay

I fell in love with music at a very young age. Perhaps occurring while seated in the very back of my moms Datsun 510 station wagon during a mildly warm and smoggy Los Angeles afternoon. While my mom ran a quick errand, I vividly remember being consumed by a radio pop tune left on for us kids to enjoy. It was during this moment that I recall consciously thinking - "I want to do that". Whatever "that" was remained to be seen....

Despite "wanting to do that", I wasn't taken serious when my mom arrived back in the car. Arriving to a son yelling "I wanna do that", "make it louder", I wanna do that". She laughed. This while probably reflecting back on those other occasions in which I insisted on being a ...

Eric W. Redmond, WA

I have been teaching bass guitar for over 11 years and have played in bands and recorded for over 30 years.I provide a core curriculum of bass technique and music theory combined with customizing to the student's interest. From rock and funk to jazz and blues,

About Eric

Music lessons for all ages and levels on guitar, bass, violin, cello, ukulele, banjo and voice/singing. Private studio in downtown Redmond. I have been teaching for over 10 years, performing and recording as a singer/songwriter/guitarist for over 25 years. Berklee College of Music alumnus. All styles of guitar, classical, jazz, blues, rock, acoustic, electric. Suzuki method violin and cello as well as fiddle and folk styles. Lessons at comfortable retail location in downtown Redmond, Allegro Music Lessons.

Bass Guitar With TakeLessons

TakeLessons offers private in-studio and in-home Bass Guitar in Seattle and nearby areas. Learn how to play bass guitar by working with a qualified TakeLessons instructor. Review Seattle 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 Seattle 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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