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Jeremiah B.

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Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $40
  • Music Skills and Theory from Palomar College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Jeremiah B.

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Bass guitar is one of the most underrated roles in music. Many musicians, even bass players, keep bass too simplified by not exploring what it has to offer. I'm looking for that student who is a true beginner and has no identity in music yet or maybe the student who rocks out with his/her band and just wants a new edge. I teach bass players theory, how to play tight pocket grooves, and how to fly all over the fretboard to enjoy the simple but provocative instrument. I will teach you how to be the perfect compliment to your band, play solo and fill up space, as well as be the lead instrument if desired.

About Jeremiah

Hello, My name is Jeremiah and I'm excited to be your teacher. Music has been in my blood since birth. I come from a family of singers and performers. I started my musical journey as boy singing in choirs. In middle school I picked up the saxophone, in high school I started guitar, and I've been pl

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Daniz
Great experience!
Jeremiah has a unique teaching method and is hands down the best!
Very outgoing, down to earth, funny, helpful, and an awesome voice coach
Highly recommend! I learned so much from him.
Joshua
Jeremiah Brewer is a top notch instructor. He really cares that his students understand the material he uses. He's also the kind of teacher that really invests into each person he mentors. If you're looking to really improve on your craft then Jeremiah is the teacher for you.

Brian P.

27 Reviews
Culver City, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Bachelor of Arts, Music from California State University, Los Angeles
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from City of Los Angeles
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Brian P.

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Brian discovered his talent and passion for teaching while still in college, and has been teaching guitar and piano in Southern California for over 20 years. Gifted at teaching students of all ages and abilities, he combines patience, creativity, imagination and boundless enthusiasm with solid prof

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Diane W.
Although this was my first lesson with Brian, he is a perfect match for me. He has a gentle, docile personality, good humored and very patient. He's especially great with beginners, older students and special needs individuals. In close proximity so he didn't have to travel far. His teaching style, for me, is very effective and he's a very nice person.
Mike S.
Brian is the best! Highly encouraging - especially for me as a beginner.
Jack
Brian was fantastic and the lesson was fun! Really pumped about my next lesson! I have some things to practice and I already feel like I can play some guitar!!
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Zach P.

4 Reviews
Long Beach, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Bachelors of Arts in Music with a Minor in Mathematics from California State University: Long Beach
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Zach P.

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I started playing guitar & bass around the age of 8. I've studied with a jazz legend and toured around the US. I teach all skill levels. From music theory, basic concepts, learning songs to advanced techniques. I'm here to help you on your journey to becoming a fantastic bass player. Together we'll overcome the physical, mental and technical challenges. Are you ready PLAY?!

About Zach

“I have a passion for music and my greatest goal in life is to share that passion one way or another.” Zach P. started his musical journey before he could speak with his father starting his ear-training as a toddler. He’s taught all levels of guitar, piano and voice for several years. He gra

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Erica
Zach is awesome! My 15yo daughter has been loving her lessons and is excited to show us what she has learned after every lesson. She picked up the guitar herself about six months ago and after learning some basics from YouTube she asked if she could have lessons to get to the next level. She will definitely be continuing her weekly lessons with Zach for as long as she wants. We love hearing her practice every day and are excited that she is learning to play the music she listens to and has a passion for.
Hayley H.
Zac was a great instructor.
Renay F.
Zach is a great teacher! He has been teaching my son (HS Junior) piano since November and from the start, Zach has been very easy to work with, a good balance of encouragement while challenging Noah to improve his skill level. Definitely recommend :)

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James G.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Best Musical Direction from Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
  • Teaching since 2011
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James G.

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Learning how to play the bass is much like building a relationship with anything you believe, care, cherish, or love. With over ten years of professional experience playing bass in all styles and genres, I believe together we can set key learning outcomes and joyfully help build your confidence as a bassist. Whether it's learning your favorite bass line, or building upon new concepts, I will give you the tools you need to build a healthy relationship with your instrument in a safe and fun environment. My goal for you as my student is to reach your musical potential while having a wonderful time!

About James

I'm a bassist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and actor. I received my BA in Music (with a Classical Double Bass focus) from California Polytechnic State University in 2017 and I've been a professional freelance musician since 2010; primarily working in the state of California. My love for musi

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Chris C.
I took around 15 lessons for bass guitar with James and really enjoyed it. James was able to tailor the experience for what I wanted, which was heavy on music theory, but still made sure we applied the theory to the instrument. I had prior experience with some music theory and playing, but hadn't touched my bass in almost 10 years. James was able to figure out exactly where to pick up, provided great materials, and kept me engaged. James is very knowledgeable, a great player, and a cool cat.
Tom
James is a highly qualified instructor and was very thoughtful in answering my questions. I was impressed with the amount of resources he had on hand, such as worksheets, method books, sheet music, etc. I would definitely recommend James for anyone curious about learning music theory and/or the many instruments he plays.

Mage L.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $110
  • Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Vancouver Island University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mage L.

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From jazz to pop to metal to rock and even improvised avant-garde music (!) I can teach you how to play the electric bass and function as the bottom end in a band ensemble. I play finger style.

About Mage

Music flows through me like blood in my veins. Whether it be jazz, rock, metal, or more, I enjoy, perform, and write in a multitude of genres. I have been ambitious in writing and performing my whole life. In my early years, I studied classical piano in the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM). Th

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Mia M.
Mage is fantastic! I didn’t think the on line piano teaching would be that effective but with the right instructor it is great. I would highly recommend Mage.
Eleanor
Excellent teacher
London P.
Love Linda! She is great with our daughter, very patient and makes it fun to learn. Our daughter picked up on her 1st lesson well and is looking forward to seeing teacher Linda again.
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Chris B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance) from New York University
  • Teaching since 1998
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Chris B.

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My approach to teaching involves combining work on technical fundamentals and transcription. I find that starting with detailed technical practice makes the achievement of a player's goals quicker, and transcribing from recordings adds real playing experience and is invaluable for building musical vocabulary.

About Chris

I'm a bass player, educator, composer, arranger and band leader living in Brooklyn, NY, and am active in a diverse group of projects that include polka, jazz, classical, and commercial music. I've been teaching double bass and electric bass for 20 years, and have recently added synth bass to my le

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Tyrel L.
Chris is very knowledgeable and a great teacher.I have had only 3 lessons with him and I can already see an improvement in my playing and technique. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
Alex S.
He's very knowledgeable and able to adapt to the student's needs. I highly recommend him.
Andy O.
Chris is really knowledgeable and a great teacher. I’m excited to get to work with him on an instrument I’ve always wanted to play.

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Average Cost of Bass Guitar Lessons in Pasadena, CA

The average cost of 60-minute bass guitar lessons in Pasadena is $66. 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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"Patient, encouraging, extremely knowledgeable, and always there to answer questions. Everything you could want in a teacher."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from David M.
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"Greg continues to lead me to places unknown, like after I'd spent months working with modes and wondered what the next step was. Greg said i was ready for a looper but I didn't know what a looper was. Greg took time out from his busy day to demo how to operate it. Now I do know and the looper is an important part of
my practice routine. Thanks Greg."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE. ...AND PATIENT....look forward to all my remaining lessons with Nick"
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Nicholas C.
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"Benjamin was very perfessional, and patient. I would recommend him as a great teacher for anyone wanting to learn to play the bass."
Frederick
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Benjamin K.
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"Love that he cares a lot about his students and he passionate to help them improve and grow. He provides a very fun and loving environment to learn for all."
Sybile
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Mandel L.
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"Excellent teacher! Joe is so easy-going and knows how to tailor his lessons to your experience level. It felt like sitting with an old friend and learning how to play, even though we'd never met before. Looking forward to growing as a bassist!"
Abraham
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Joe A.
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"Joe is great instructor and a great bass player. He brings a lot of experience and wisdom to his lessons. you can learn music theory from and music instructor but Joe can teach all of that and the techniques that are specific to the bass. If you truly want to learn the bass, then look no further than Joe."
Wesley
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Joe A.
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"I've been working with David for a couple of months, and it has been a great experience. I'm new to bass, with a little guitar experience--he quickly sized up what I knew and had me working on exercises and a great bass line that got me playing right away. He has been very flexible and accommodating of my schedule needs, and he gives plenty of positive and constructive feedback. I've been working in education for nearly 30 years, and I know a great teacher when I see one. David fits the bill, and I'm lucky to be working with him."
Rudy
Took Bass Guitar lessons from David C.
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"Jordan is a nice guy, my son enjoys the lessons. So far seems like a good experience."
Steven
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Jordan D.
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"Jeff Stetson is & has been my #1 recommendation to learn to play music for 20+ years!

Jeff was probably the best thing to happen to me as a teenager. I took bass lessons from Jeff for 5 years & in that time, my world of music expanded as did my skills in playing music. My lessons with Jeff prepared me well enough to enter into college level music courses. If I had an audition, Jeff zeroed in on what I needed to know & helped me get the gig. His study techniques work, if you work em'! He will show you what you want & you will get a whole lot more. Ask him about the Louie Louie/Wild Thing thread & you will get the history & learn to play R-n-R, the Blues, R.n.B, Funk. & the foundations of Jazz. All levels, all styles, Jeff Stetson is my #1 recommendation for learning music. Thanks Jeff, I am positive you helped keep me out of trouble & possibly jail too."
Matt
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Jeff S.
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