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Popular Bass Guitar Teachers Near Boulder

Ricardo P.

Broomfield, CO
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Alex T.

Denver, CO
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Julian Y.

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, Bluegrass, ...

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Chris M. January 31, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Ricardo is a thoughtful, intelligent and patient instructor. I would highly recommend him to others.
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Mike S. November 25, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Ricardo has been a really great voice instructor. Along with being very talented, he is patient and has an honest concern to see that his students succeed. I would highly reccomend Ricardo.
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Mike S. November 24, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
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.
Alex T. Denver, CO

About Alex

Alex has been playing music for 10 years and teaching guitar for 6 years. He received his Bachelors Degree in Music from the University of Colorado. With over 8 years of touring and performing experience, Alex is capable of teaching all levels and styles from beginner through advanced. He provides lessons for all ages including children as young as 5 as well as adults on acoustic/electric guitar and electric bass. Available for private or group lessons, Alex teaches all styles of music including Rock, Country, Jazz, Experimental, Pop, Metal, Reggae, Blues, Folk, Classical as well as Theory, Improvisation, Composition, Notation, and Ear Training. Alex understands that every student is unique in their own way and caters his teaching style accordingly in order to keep each student ...

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Chad S. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
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Outstanding instructor of guitar. He goes above and beyond when it comes to teaching students how to play the guitar. He is very flexible, understanding, knowledgeable, and patient when he delivers his classes. Not only does he teach students how to play the guitar, he also does other things like teaching them how to tune their guitars, how to change keys when necessary to make a song sound better, and how to use a capo when playing the guitar. All of these are above and beyond what most teachers have taught me in the past. I really enjoy taking classes from my instructor.
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Chad S. February 13, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
This teacher has great potential.

Level of reliability is lacking somewhat with this teacher.
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 love yoga, ...

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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
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Evan K.

Arvada, CO
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John T.

Westminster, CO
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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! *** Lesson Details *** Custom Lesson Programs to suit individual abilities, needs, goals and more by balancing fundamentals, techniques, theory etc...that you need to become proficient at YOUR ...

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Lee J. October 24, 2013
Guitar
Excellent Instructor Overall

"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

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 strengths

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Amy L. October 22, 2014
Bass Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Evan is doing a fantastic job with my 9-year old son. He loves his lessons.
John T. Westminster, CO

I'm a heavy handed bass player having mimicked my style after Steve Harris of Iron Maiden. Rock and Metal styled bass is what I focus on, because that's my passion.

The lessons are always about what you wish to learn. I want to help you reach your goals and will create a specific lesson plan just for you.

Here is a quick overview of what can/will be covered in lessons:

Basics such as how to hold your bass, how to properly fret a note, how to do hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, and even finger-tapping.
Scales, chords, arpeggios, the names of strings, the names of your notes, how and why certain scales and chords go together, rhythm, strumming, chord theory, etc. Any time you wish to learn a song you enjoy we will cover that as well.

The most important thing to me in giving you lessons is that you are enjoying the time learning the instrument.

About John

You, the student, are always the priority in my lessons. Every student receives material specifically designed to fit their interests, needs, skill level, and pace. We are all different, and learn in different ways. You deserve a lesson plan that is built just for you. John T.studied with a private guitar instructor, and bass instructor. Two times he broke the Guinness Record for Fastest Guitar Player. John T.'s school, Dr. Hot Licks' School of Rock and Metal has been awarded the title of "Best in Instrumental Music Instruction" two years in a row by the Westminster Award Program. Volkswagen hired T. to take part in an internet ad campaign called "Fast Vs. Fast." Currently, John T.plays in three bands here in Denver. Rock and metal are what John grew up on. This music is his ...

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Dakota L. September 15, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
I have been taking bass lessons here for while and I would recommend to anyone who is interested in playing Rock and Metal music. Both John and Brent are fantastic teachers who have a lot of talent and a lot of knowledge to share. Both are willing to teach not only theory but any song that the student wants to learn. They show that they care about whether or not students learn. I have never seen two people more passionate about music. I wouldn't recommend going anywhere else.
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Desiree S. May 25, 2014
Guitar · In studio
I have been taking lessons here for over a year and find Dr. John to be extremely knowledgeable, reliable/professional (has never been late or asked me to reschedule), and fun. I did not have much experience coming in; the process for me has been that Dr. J creates multiple lessons (usu. 4-12 measures long before repeats) on the spot that we go over to reinforce a skill or technique that I need to work on, or we work on a rock song that I pick out. This approach is very tailored to my questions, trouble spots, and schedule.
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Mark T. May 11, 2014
Acoustic Guitar
John Taylor

John Dr. Hot Licks Taylor has proven to be a great instructor for me. I had developed some bad habits from poor instruction in the past, and John showed me how to correct them, and as a result, my playing has improved. I would recommend John Taylor to anyone looking for a great and knowledgeable guitar teacher.

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