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Paul S.

8 Reviews
Novato, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
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Paul S.

8 Reviews
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I have been teaching bass and composition for the last 10 in many different styles of music such as: rock, jazz, funk and folk/americana. I am here to help you achieve your goals as a musician! We'll start with what you are currently interested in and expand outwards from there. Feel free to message me and we'll take it from there!

About Paul

I am a composer, professional musician and music educator. I have recorded and performed with many different artists, but am best known for my work with the Central Coast band Still Time. Starting in 2004, Still Time steadily expanded from a local college band to a national touring act and we succe

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Jeffrey
absolutely brilliant bass player. he's great at breaking things down in a way that you'll understand and he's extremely supportive.
Robyn
Inspirational! I love working with Paul. He is patient, fun, and incredibly talented and versatile.

I have improved so much working with him-- and he's also a really great person and all around cool guy.
jack
Paul is a very knowledgeable, experienced bass player (upright & electric)and composer who is able to transfer those skill to his students.

David W.

19 Reviews
Berkeley, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors of Science from Charter Oak State College
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David W.

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I played in a few bands as a bassist, here are some genres:
North Africa
Jazz
Funk/Soul
Gospel
Folk
Electronic
Latin

About David

Hi there, and thanks for viewing my TakeLessons profile! I am excited to be a part of the team in Berkeley, CA. I started teaching lessons while in music school for Classical Guitar in 1996. From 1998 onwards, I played with a variety of musicians from Africa and Latin America, as well the as gr

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Alec
David is a talented and extremely knowledgable musician. He has a deep love and respect for the music and imparts this love on his students. Always going above and beyond, he gives all of himself in his students, making sure they not only have proper technique, but a strong foundation of knowledge about the tradition of flamenco. He is able to breakdown and explain the complexities of this arcane art form in a way that is accessible to all levels of musicians. I couldn't recommend him more highly!
Aki M.
David is patient and enthusiastic about teaching how to play the guitar. He is also encouraging!
Adam R.
Had a great experience. David is patient, explains things clearly, and really knows his stuff. Definitely recommended.

Carl G.

12 Reviews
Santa Rosa, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1975
  • Awarded PEDAL STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD 1995 from California Country Music Association
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Carl G.

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Bass Guitar Lessons, Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced students by Professional Teacher and performer. 38 years of Teaching privately and performance. Lessons will focus on Basics, Picking technique, Chords, scales, Licks, Songs and performance. Lessons can be once a week, one every 2 weeks or once a month. Schedule of lessons are flexible to meet the needs of the student. Rates and location of lessons will be discussed and confirmed by e-mail contact.

About Carl

Private Music Instrument Lessons by Professional Player. Lessons for Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced students. Focus will be reading, Basics, Sound production and performing. 30 minute, 45 minute and 60 minute sessions. Lessons can be once a week, one every 2 weeks or once a month. 38 years exp

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Loren B.
Carl, is patient and a great teacher
Bruce
Finally, after years, I get feedback with a live, face-to-Face instruction! Looking forward to my next lesson!
Eric
Great start...now I just need to set aside time to practice, practice, practice!

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Jason M.

98 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Awarded Voyage Air Guitar VAD-06 from ASCAP
  • Teaching since 1996
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Jason M.

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As a bass player in a punk rock band I learned to apply the concepts I know on the guitar over to bass and slowly started introducing intervals and right and left hand techniques that are not as common on the guitar. A few of my bass students are professionals and have applied to big name music schools after taking my class.

About Jason

TakeLessons.com Instructor since 2005, Jason M. is now available for online lessons worldwide featuring multiple-camera angles and a share screen experience leaving no stone un-turned! Jason has been playing guitar for over 15 years and teaching music since 1996. Although trained in standard tea

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Samwise
He knows how to teach, but he taught from his iPad, iPhone, in his car. I kept asking him how to draw, and he kept showing me from his iPad. This didn't translate to a good experience. If he wants to teach, he needs to do it NOT from his car.
Ashley
Jason was very patient with me and very nice. I loved what I've learned so far and can't wait to learn more!
Beverly V.
Great lesson. Jason is working with my mom to tailor the lessons to her level. Mom enjoyed the lesson and is looking forward to more.
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Ryan H.

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Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ryan H.

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I’ve been playing bass live and on records for over ten years and studied classical upright bass. Although guitar is my principal instrument, bass is it’s own unique instrument that I’ve become more and more passionate about learning and teaching.

About Ryan

Hello! I have been a studio and touring musician for over a decade. Currently, I play guitar and pedal steel as well as background vocals for Amos Lee, Heather Maloney, Seth Glier and many more. I love to teach and share what I've learned with over 3,000 shows under my belt as well as hundreds of r

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Joshua H.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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Joshua H.

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My lessons come from an in depth perspective to prepare students for the stage, at any level. I have experience as a professional musician for 16 years, and a certified music teacher for 4 years.

About Joshua

I am a professional musician. I perform as a live bassist for approximately 200 shows a year, as well as working as a session musician on about 30 songs per year. I also work as a local marching band director. Students should expect to improve week to week in their fingering techniques and express

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Average Cost of Bass Guitar Lessons in American Canyon, CA

The average cost of 60-minute bass guitar lessons in American Canyon is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $276 per hour.
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"I am enjoying spending this time with Ryan and learning from him."
- Chuck
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Ryan B.
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"Greg helped me start playing bass and to progress to the level where I'm playing on my church's worship team 2x per month with comfort and fun! He's very knowledgeable and easy to learn from."
- Audrey
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Ahmad is an excellent teacher and finally got me serious about playing the bass and guitar. If you've your on the fence about who to learn from, I suggest you jump off that fence now. Ahmad will have you jamming in no time."
- Christophe
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"This is the guy you are looking for.

At 42 I finally got around to buying my first guitar (no musical background other than fan) and set about teaching myself with books and videos. 10 months later I realized that in spite of working at it every day I was going to get to the 1-year mark and not be able to play a single song all the way through (of the 70's and 80's hard rock that I love, I could play "Twinkle-Twinkle Little Star" pretty well). I was rapidly becoming "that guy" who can play sloppy intros to 300 songs, but nothing else.

I looked around the web, and settled on Ahmad because of his credentials and reviews, and I could not be happier with my choice.

The thing that makes Ahmad special is that he put as much effort into becoming a great guitar teacher as he did in becoming a great guitar player. Every lesson is tailored exactly to my ability at that time. If ever I have had particular trouble with something Ahmad is ready with additional material, alternate ways to learn it, different ways to explain it. No matter what the technique or concept, Ahmad has seen this mistake before and knows just what to do. Some days I leave with many pages of material to master, and some days just one or two. It is all about how slowly or quickly I am picking up the new thing, and all about learning things the right way so that the foundation is solid when I am ready to advance to the next level. There is no schedule or competition (except with myself) and the only objective is to learn more and get better.

To show examples in action Ahmad routinely finds 70s and 80s hard rock for me (not every single note is from Guns-n-Roses of course, but if a particular concept relates to something in a familiar song from the genre, that's the one Ahmad will pick for me to master). You do not have to learn jazz! (I mean if jazz is your thing I am certain that Ahmad can teach you that.)

I really doubt that there is a player at any level (or in any style) who would not learn a lot from Ahmad (that is if you are prepared to be humble and possibly review some foundational material you think you know already... if you knew it, Ahmad would not be teaching it to you... he can hear that your timing is off, or if you didn't hit all of the strings in that chord, and so can your audience). (Once, while I was performing an exercise from the previous lesson, Ahmad had his back to me digging in his filing cabinet for my next materials and said "Did you play the fifth note with an upstroke?"... He heard that, it was supposed to be a down stroke and he heard a difference so slight I didn't even know I was doing it.)

If you are a beginner as I was, my advice is to commit to four lessons with Ahmad. By the end of that time you will hear that you are advancing, and more importantly you will understand where you were and where you are going. It might seem kind of basic at first (which is why I say to go with at least four) but it does not take very long to understand how much better you will be with strong fundamentals. If, instead, you learn to play badly, and you practice regularly, eventually your speed will improve... and then you will play badly fast which actually sounds worse than playing badly slow... all that work for less than nothing.

I have been taking lessons for about a year and half. I can play some Lead Guitar now. And I can play some real songs now. Even those 300 intros are getting tight, that is to say I now play them with the right timing, technique, phrasing and feel!

PS - If Ahmad says "it's time for the Harmony Classes", do it! Like most things Ahmad has taught me, I have resisted it in some way at first, and the harmony lessons are no different. Like everything Ahmad has taught me, the harmony classes have immediately made me better at playing guitar, and have provided a foundation that makes the next thing and the next thing and the next thing easier, faster, and better."
- Richard
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"I had a week in Vegas set aside for a trade show, and wanted to also use the time to hunker down in my hotel room and work on my bass playing. I wanted to locate a teacher during that time to help me accelerate my playing over what I'd been able to figure out on my own, and I was extremely fortunate to be able to work in several lessons with Nick.

Nick's a terrific guy who's not only tremendously knowledgeable, but incredibly flexible in his teaching style and very quickly got me where I wanted to go. Thanks again, and my strongest possible recommendation!"
- Peter
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Nick B.
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"Oliver will take your bass playing to new worlds. He can teach you anything and everything you need to know about the instrument and beyond that. From fundamentals to showing you how to practice to music theory, he has it all covered. Ive been taking lessons with him since I was 12 and he has shaped my playing into something I never would have dreamed of."
- Jack Brereton
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Oliver H.
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"Alfred has an infectious enthusiasm for the bass guitar that carries over in his lessons. I wanted to learn the slap and pop techniques of my favorite bass players including Marcus Miller and others. Alfred is a skilled percussive bass player who is fluent in these techniques. He is a patient teacher who will introduce new techniques and concepts at your own pace, whether you are a beginner or more advanced player. The lessons always go over the time allotment and we often have to force ourselves to “call it a night” and put down our bass guitars. The bottom line is that I’m having fun and making good progress. Online lessons have their place, but you don’t get the feedback and accountability that comes from taking in-person lessons. I can highly recommend Alfred to anyone who is serious about learning how to properly play bass guitar."
- Chris
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Alfred S.
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"My daughter became interested in playing the bass guitar after seeing a friend perform in the Jazz Band concert at her school. After asking around, Shawn came highly recommended. He was nice, knowledgeable, dedicated to teaching and I was impressed with how kept my daughter engaged and motivated. He is someone I recommend highly."
- Karen
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Shawn G.
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"First lesson on bass (never played before) and have not played a musical instrument in decades. Prophet was patient and methodical in walking me through basics and exercises with explanations. Look forward to the next ..."
- Victor
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Prophet C.
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"Very good instructor. Continually brings new material and assigns follow up work that helps my son improve and learn bass guitar."
- Nicolas
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Farrokh S.
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