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Steven B.

24 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • AA Music Theory from Laney College
  • Teaching since 1978
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Steven B.

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I have been teaching electric bass guitar since 1982, and will show you techniques to improve your finger strength and dexterity, music theory and how it applies to bass, and ear training so you'll be able to play equally as well whether you have music in front of you or not.

About Steven

Have you always wanted to learn how to play the piano, guitar or electric bass? Or maybe you've just felt like brushing up your musical knowledge and playing skills? Now’s your chance to fulfill those dreams! About Me: San Francisco Bay area pianist/guitarist/bassist; I've been playing music f

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Debora H.
Wonderful first lesson with Steven. Steven shows a real interest in teaching. My success is his sucess. I learned a lot at the first lesson. He’s very knowledgeable, informative and has an easy going and fun teaching style. Looking forward to future lessons!
Sue M.
Great. He’s very talented I’m excited to begin working with him.
Lavernne
I've been taking lessons from Steven for I think two years now and he's helped me so much not only in reading music but also in ear training and in my song writing. He's incredibly patient and fun to work with. He also has a really nice cat.
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Mirco M.

2 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $32
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
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Mirco M.

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I moved to Alameda from Imola, near Bologna in Italy. I am an experienced and highly skilled bass guitar and upright bass teacher with in-depth knowledge of music theory and a knack for inspiring students. My thorough musical training includes a diploma from a classical Italian conservatory and numerous master classes and workshops.
In Italy I taught more than 100 students raging in age from seven to sixty years old for over 10 years. My bass guitar teaching curriculum includes rock, pop, blues, jazz, funk, Latin jazz and reggae. I have extensive experience teaching modern styles, for example slap and tap. My upright bass teaching subjects include both classical and modern techniques using both the bow and pizzicato. I have expert knowledge of music theory, harmony and composition.
I am really friendly and easy to get along with and talk to. Lessons with me are always fun and inspirational!

About Mirco

I am a bass and upright bass player and musical arranger from Bologna, Italy and currently live in Alameda, California. I began studying bass guitar at the age of fourteen in Imola, Italy with renowned teacher Pierluigi Mingotti. I have played in many tribute, cover, and local rock bands and have ad

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Sarah
Mirco is such an incredible teacher. My 15 year old son's confidence, and not just in playing the bass, has increased so much since starting lessons with Mirco a few months ago. His skills improve weekly, he looks forward to practicing playing everyday and he can't wait for his lessons. Mirco chooses awesome songs for them to play and assigns appropriate exercises. The lessons are a pure joy to listen to. I highly recommend Mirco as a teacher!
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Randall C.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Music from Gulf Coast College
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Randall C.

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Fretboard knowledge and principles

About Randall

My love of music and musical talent was discovered when I was just five years old. An uncle gave me a plastic recorder and, without lessons or help from anyone, I was playing melodies within days. Soon after I started taking private lessons on Saxophone and Clarinet. I played my first paying job

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Trevor
I have been Randall's student for a few years. Randall is very knowledgeable about music and an excellent teacher. Additionally, Randall is courteous, professional, and punctual. I highly recommend Randall as your new music instructor.
Tammy
Randall has been teaching my son clarinet for the past 2 years in his home and we couldn't be more pleased with my son's outcome. He knows how to work With students and get them to advance to their highest potential.
Philip
Randall has been teaching guitar to my 12 year-old son for about 3 years. He is very knowledgeable and patient. He knows and can teach many different styles of music on several different instruments. I highly recommend Randall for students of any age.
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Mike B.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Bachelor degree, Jazz performance from Hartt School of Music
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Mike B.

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Learn Parts and play with tracks, rhythm techniques etc...

About Mike

I teach all styles of music and all levels of ability. As I look back at my life, I see that music was my constant companion. My passion for music, and more specifically for the guitar, goes back to the time when, as a ten year old I received a guitar for my birthday. The sound of the instrument t

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Jenifer C
Mike is a great teacher!!! thank you so much for all your help.
John
Mike is a great guitar teacher!!!! He is really patient and organized.
Emmanuel P.
Really happy with Mike. He knows how to work with kids. My son feels confident on his first class. Thank you.
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Ryan B.

69 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ryan B.

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I teach electric bass guitar for all levels and styles. I cover the basics, how to read bass sheet music and tab, music theory, scales. I can also help you learn your favorite songs!

About Ryan

Fall is officially here! This is a perfect time to learn a new instrument! I provide personalized and affordable online lessons. Online lessons are convenient and effective! My name is Ryan B. I play and teach guitar, bass and drums, and piano and would love to teach you or help you improve

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My son is so excited and loved his first lesson with Ryan! Looking forward to next lesson! :)
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Kevin K.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kevin K.

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Do you love music? Great, me too!

I'm here to help you along your journey with music and guitar/bass. Whether you're just taking your first steps or you're already on your way, my goal is to provide you with information, direction, and clarity to help you grow.

Our lessons will be focused on your individual needs and goals. I don't believe in a cookie-cutter formula to lessons so we will work together to build a structure that is optimal for you and fits your needs.

About Kevin

In short, I'm a young professional musician from southern California working on a bachelors of commercial music and jazz performance at California State University Fullerton. For teaching I specialize in electric bass and acoustic guitar, but can also play/teach electric guitar and upright bass. Cu

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The average cost of 60-minute bass guitar lessons in Berkeley is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"Ahmad is a wonderful instructor and musician. He connects with people of all levels and is able to break down complicated ideas into more easily digestible pieces."
Lawrence
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"great patience and seeing actual results"
Marc
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Noah D.
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"My stepson has had two lessons thus far and his feedback regarding Joe is all positive. He said Joe is laid back and he likes Joe's teaching style."
Chris
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Joe A.
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"I've had the pleasure of taking lessons from Ahmad for a couple of years. He is a very knowledgeable and patient instructor with the ability to find minor technical flaws in my playing and easily correct them. I really enjoy his philosophy and musical understanding with a really high ability to dissect and explain elements of a song and relate it to music theory that's easily understandable. On top of that he is a super nice guy that exudes nothing but a positive attitude and gives one the impression that anything is possible in one's musical effort that is really infectious. Don't hesitate to give Ahmad a try."
Pat
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Jenn was patient, thoughtful, and flexible. We are definitely coming back!"
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Jennifer P.
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"So far I'm learning quite a bit from Devin!"
Carey
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Devin A.
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"You will never find a better bass teacher

Joel is a great teacher. He has patience, keeps on track, gives good feedback, and knows all kinds of music. He has taught me bass, and vocals. I am a lead in my school musical and I owe it all to what he has taught me! I would recommend Joel for anyone who wants to learn about music. He is a very good, reliable, professional... all the stuff you look for in a teacher."
Denine
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Joel M.
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"Rachael is excellent at recognizing my learning style and customizing her teaching method to best communicate key concepts to me."
Glenn
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Rachel C.
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"Noah gave good exercises that help with familiarity with the fretboard/technique, and it was nice to practice on songs that I chose"
Serge-Olivier Amega
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Noah D.
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"Mark is a terrific teacher. He knows and loves music. He is an awesome guitar player. He is patient and fits the lessons to your ability and tastes. He is also quite funny which helps make the lessons be enjoyable. His home studio is a great place to have the lessons."
Marc
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Mark B.
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