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Steven B.

23 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
  • AA Music Theory from Laney College
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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 fo

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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.

Greg D.

11 Reviews
Tracy, CA
Starting at $27
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1982
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Greg D.

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I started playing guitar in the 5th grade and in middle school began playing in rock groups. At the beginning of high school, I started teaching in some of the local music stores in the area. While wanting more from my playing, I started classical guitar lessons with an Andre Segovia student, Rani

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Robert
Greg was very thorough explaining the materials and helped me understand how the lessons build.
Juan D.
So far it's been a great experience with Greg. Looking forward to my next lesson.
richard
Worked with my next perfectly.
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Ahmad G.

177 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ahmad G.

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I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. and M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained with John Mayer, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, George Lynch and many others. I have performed hundreds of concerts in the U.S. as well in Europe and the Middle East with Artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Michael Angelo Batio, Ratt, Sammy Hagar, Dokken and many others. I ranked #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. I was in the "list of top 5 guitar players ever" according to The Examiner, also picked as one of the best guitarists of 2013 and 2014 consecutively in the Rockwell UnScene magazine, and ranked 3rd in the Steve Vai Sam Ash Best in Shred competition.

I find a student's strengths and weaknesses using various ways to encourage each student. I am very patient, ...

About Ahmad

I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. & M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained wit

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James
Super friendly!
Francisco S.
Ahmad is awesome. He's very patient and didactic. He easily picked up what was my playing level and what were my objectives. He then started with a plan adjusted to what I wanted to accomplish and in only 5 lessons I feel like I've learned a lot already. He wants you to have the foundations first, the building blocks from which you can improvise or create something new. Thanks a lot, Ahmad!
Brandy
If only this fit into my lifestyle better. I had lessons for several months with Ahmad and he proved to not only be an outstanding teacher but a gentleman and a scholar. He is flexible with schedules and can certainly accommodate if a weekly lesson isn't possible. If you want to do lessons with Ahmad, don't hesitate. Get as many as you can!

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George C.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Mandarin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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George C.

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Fingers or a pick? Why did you you choose electric bass over the guitar? I’ll help you understand the role of a bass guitar and show you basic techniques to those catchy fills that have been remembered for decades.

Beginner level: technique and positioning is paramount. I prefer to use fingers over a pick to begin with but it is purely your choice. I will start from one position (left hand) and work with the right amount of finger strength (both hands), timing of notes, and coordination. A plethora of popular songs can be played in just one spot on the fret!

Next, I will incorporate some simple theory and show you how to move around the fretboard comfortably by shifting or sliding and really emphasize cooperation with the right hand. You want to make those notes shine and “mean it”. You are the band’s “anchor” and you Must listen to your bandmates (even if you are just jamming to your favorite songs).

My goal is to make you feel comfortable in your role and get the ...

About George

Hi, my name is George. I am available to teach electric or acoustic guitar and bass either at my place or yours. I have played both electric and acoustic guitar for 18+ now and attended Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA where I played with many talented individuals and learned from some of the

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Norm W.
George was so patient with me. I knew absolutely nothing about playing guitar and I learned exactly what I needed. He gave me the confidence I needed to learn the guitar.George is an amazing guitar player and I feel fortunate to have him as my instructor. I loved my lesson and can't wait for the next.
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Kristian A.

4 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1999
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Kristian A.

4 Reviews
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I work with students from all levels and focus on all aspects of bass guitar including technique, scales, arpeggios, reading, time feel, groove, dexterity and soloing. I have worked with many high profile artists and I know what is needed to take students to pro level.

About Kristian

My name is Kristian Attard and I was born in Sydney Australia and now currently live in Los Angeles. I have been in the music industry for over 20 years and have worked with some of the following artists Heart, Jason Mraz, Boy George, Ceelo Green, Jessie J, Zedd, Meghan Trainor, Mike Posner, Sugar

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Alex
Kristian really Knows his music. Taught me how to pick up guitar in be playing basics in a few weeks, and then really started pulling it all apart for me to allow me to become a music lover and guitarist that I am today. I have carried his teachings throughout my life, even formed and recorded with my own originals band, and played a ton of shows...and now I listen to music like I never did before..learnt every style with K including punk, rock, grunge, classical, and funk! Wouldn’t be who I am today without K.. thanks for everything and all the memories man.. truly..
Wilson
Kristian is one of the best bass players and go-to guy in the industry in LA! Not only is a great teacher but he also gives you so much insight in to the industry and how to move about it to get to the next phase. A wealth of industry knowledge that's going to help you in the long term with your career in the music game!
Skeez
Kristian is the most patient and professional person I’ve ever dealt with! Do yourself a favor, spend the money and allow him to share his amazing talent with you!! I promise you, you will not be disappointed

Sam K.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1992
  • B.S. in Energy Technology Graduated 1985 from Penn State University
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Sam K.

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Sam K.

About Sam

I play and teach Guitar (Electric/Acoustic), Bass (Electric/Upright), 5-String Banjo (Bluegrass and Old-timey), Violin/Fiddle, Mandolin, Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar and Lap Steel Guitar, Ukulele, Piano and Piano Accordion. I have been teaching in the Pittsburgh area for over 20 years and owned my mus

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Catherine
Sam was awesome - is a wealth of knowledge and skill and had so much to share. I will definitely be going back for many more lessons!
Katharina K.
Sam is very patient with this novice student and has given great practice tips for improvement.
Marc S.
Great first lesson with Sam. Learned a lot the entire way through

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Average Cost of Bass Guitar Lessons in Pleasanton, CA

The average cost of 60-minute bass guitar lessons in Pleasanton 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 $276 per hour.
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"At 61 years old I wanted a challenge, and that was to learn how to play the bass guitar. Having had absolutely no previous training, and being quite terrified, James gave me the confidence that this was possible to achieve.

His knowledge to teach a simple approach in the theory of music, his patience, and ability to instruct in a way that makes sense, made learning exciting for me.

Highly recommend him to anyone who is interested in going beyond what they think they're capable of in a caring one on one environment. :)"
Marilou
Took Bass Guitar lessons from James R.
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"Rick is a wonderful teacher. I already have some previous music experience, so he is working with me at my level instead of starting me from the beginning. I would definitely recommend him as a teacher."
Leonard Sgarlata
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Rick P.
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"Gabriel's a great instructor!"
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Gabriel H.
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"Greg is friendly and fun and just a great person to be around, not even to mention how extremely talented and versatile his musical talents are. I can imagine taking any type of lessons from him would be a blast: zero pressure, filled with lots of laughter and sure to be full of lots of knowledge and learning."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Very passionate about his craft. Explains everything in practical application."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Vincent C.
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"Had a great experience. David is patient, explains things clearly, and really knows his stuff. Definitely recommended."
Adam
Took Bass Guitar lessons from David W.
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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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"Greg is very dynamic and a really fun teacher. He understands how to read our son’s musical ability and gear the lesson to him. He instructs and plays music with our son during lessons in a manner that seems very effective, and our son comes home after his lesson wanting to play more and wanting to practice to be able to play cool stuff with Greg in the next lesson. Our son definitely feels challenged every lesson. We feel very fortunate to have found Greg and look forward years of lessons to come, as playing music with Greg is one of our sons favorite things."
Emac Helena
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Rachel is one awesome teacher. There is no one else that I would take my lesson from. I plan on getting back to lesson in about 12 weeks."
Bob Jackson
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Rachel H.
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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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