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Steven B.

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Alameda, CA
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  • AA Music Theory from Laney College
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
  • 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 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.

Paul S.

9 Reviews
Novato, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Paul S.

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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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Nadia S.
Paul has been an incredible teacher. He is helping me learn the guitar and I’m a lot further ahead then I thought Id be. He is also helping me with my song writing and composing. I highly recommend him.
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.

Mark B.

29 Reviews
Castro Valley, CA
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  • Teaching since 1978
  • Awarded King Of The Blues from Guitar Center
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Mark B.

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I custom build a lesson plan for each individual student's needs and goals.

About Mark

I have played on tour with several professional bands, playing rock, pop, blues, African, metal, and country. Now I am a bandleader and perform live in various bands and record original music as often as possible. My music has gotten airplay in many countries. I started taking guitar lessons

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Amit Dubey
Mark is a great instructor. Chill dude and lots of fun to work with. Loads of musical knowledge, and a ton on handy tips. If you ask nicely, he'll even teach you to play the uke behind your back or with your teeth.
Serena C.
Mark is an awesome instructor who makes learning the ukulele fun. I feel like I've already learned so much in the 7 classes I've taken. He is patient, creative, and easy to learn from.

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Blake P.

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  • Speaks spanish, English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Awarded Outstanding Artist Award from Musicians Institute
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Blake P.

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experienced touring world wide with artist like, DAYA, Chain Smokers, Yo Gotti, Meytal Cohen and many others performe in tv shows like “Jimmy Kimmel” bass and voice faculty at Musicians Institute.

About Blake

LETS HAVE SOME FUN! =) Touring and session Bass player, experience world wide with artist like DAYA, Meytal Cohen, Yo Gotti, performed in TV Shows like Jimmy Kimmel, Bass and Voice Faculty at Musicians Institute Hollywood. Electric Bass, Moog Sintetizer, Upright Bass, Violin, Voice, Piano.

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Geoff B.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, some Spanish
  • Awarded 4 Year Full Scholarship, Outstanding Musician Award from Manhattan School of Music, De Anza Community College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Geoff B.

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I began playing Bass Guitar in 1970 taking interest learning from recordings with Jack Bruce, John Entwistle, Stanley Clarke and Jaco Pastorius. In college Charlie Parker and John Coltrane doing their charts by myself and with combos. I still to this keep up with many Jazz Fusion Groups. I teach Technical Studies, Scales and Arps., Right and Left Hand Technique as well as ReadingSkills.Let' s get playing!

About Geoff

Hi, my name is Geoff and I play Double Bass, Bass Guitar, Cello and Piano. I played full time in a Symphony orchestra for 20 yrs., began playing Piano in 1963, Bass Guitar 1970, Double Bass 1977 and Cello 1982. I prescribe lessons complete with Solo, Ensemble, and Technical Playing and Reading Skil

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terri
Patient and Kind. Explains theory well!
Daria S.
My daughter had few lessons with Geoff, so far it seems like her skills has improved.
Kelly
Geoff is a very well rounded teacher with much experience in all areas of his feild. He is great at explaining exactly what he means, and exactly what you as a player must do to create the sound he is looking for. He is not only a phenominal musician, but also an outstanding teacher, who pushes his stufents to do better.

Luther B.

46 Reviews
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  • Awarded Father of the Year from New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Luther B.

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The student will be instructed on the basics of proper playing techniques, music theory, and musicianship. They will learn to read music and also play by ear which will make them a well rounded player

About Luther A.

Luther unique talents as educator, instrumentalist, conductor, vocal coach, cinematographer, composer and arranger make him a sought-after teacher. Currently, Luther is working with the Bridgeport Board of Education at Roosevelt Elementary School for President Obama's Arts and Humanities Turn-Arou

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Danni B.
Mr. Blackwell is very patient, especially when it comes to finding the right notes in songs! Every tip I have gotten from him has improved my music time and time again! He always knows how and where I can improve in our music. Thank you very much, Mr. Blackwell!
Kawanda W.
I was intimated to to even try to learn the cello Luther made me feel at ease and confident! I'm looking forward to the next lesson!
Brian Gee
I can't say enough good things about Mr. Blackwell. He is an incredible teacher that gives you what you need at your level. If you are looking for a knowledgeable and patient instructor, Mr. Blackwell is for you! Going on 3 years and I am looking forward to the next 3 years.

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Average Cost of Bass Guitar Lessons in San Francisco, CA

The average cost of 60-minute bass guitar lessons in San Francisco is $65. 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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"I play a few instruments and had music teachers for other instruments before, but Ahmad is the most passionate, helpful, and efficient teacher I've ever had. What I really like about him as a teacher is he customizes the lessons according to your level and need (what genre you are interested in, what techniques you need to learn for specific songs and bands you are interested in, what theory you need to learn, and etc.). So if you are at intermediate or even advanced level and like to excel further, he is the best teacher and wouldn't waste your time at all! Personality-wise he is also very chill and easy to get along with. I highly recommend him for any level!"
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Very knowledgeable and patient. Fun to work with and a super nice guy! Stayed with him leaning multiple instruments I highly recommend him."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Another good lesson. you don't have to keep asking."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Damontae S.
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"Alex provides very personalized lessons at a very reasonable price. He is patient and very knowledgeable as to the history and theory of music. He is passionate about his craft and it shows through his teaching. Highly recommend !"
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Alex S.
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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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"Listens, and hears where I am. Provides new material and practice for upcoming lessons."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"This was my first lesson with Oliver. He was very patient, positive, and willing to answer questions. We used a scale exercise to help me gain familiarity with note names and moving my fingers around the fretboard, and then learned a simple bass line for a popular rock song."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Oliver H.
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"Kevin was very knowledgeable and patient"
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Kevin T.
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"Great first lesson, will definitely be back!"
Andrew
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"We are so happy we found Al. My son really enjoys his lessons (bass, beginner), he is totally engaged & learning. Al is knowledgeable & easy to work with, very highly recommend!"
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Al P.
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Bass Guitar Lessons in San Francisco

The bass guitar is an incredibly versatile instrument that directs the style of a song. Without the unique sound of the bass guitar, there would be no funk or jazz. A bassist is an instrumental role in any band - and after taking some bass guitar lessons in SF, you might just be the best person for the job!

There is a rich history of bass guitar players in the “Golden City.” One great bass player, Vernon Alley (1915-2004), made his home in San Francisco and played with many famous musicians such as Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Charlie Parker. Vernon Alley is referred to as “the most distinguished jazz musician in San Francisco History,” and it’s no wonder that he played with nearly all the top jazz musicians of his time.

Never underestimate how far bass guitar lessons in San Francisco will take you! Maybe someday you will grace the stage at the Spreckels Temple of Music or play at the Music Concourse in Golden State Park. You can also further your study of the bass guitar and develop tonality at San Francisco State University’s School of Music, or improve your knowledge of bass history with courses offered at San Francisco City College.

Finding a Bass Guitar Teacher in San Francisco, CA

Our directory makes it easy to find the perfect bass guitar teacher in San Francisco, CA. Among the many music teachers in the Bay Area, our instructors have years of teaching experience under their belt, and most have impressive performance experience as well. No matter what genre you’re interested, you’re sure to find one that’s a good match for your goals.

For instance, Alex L. holds a Bachelor’s in music from San Jose State University and has taught bass for the last 12 years. One student had this to say about lessons with Alex, “Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, flexible, and fun. I'm an adult learner and intermediate musician and Alex provided me with exactly the kind of hands-on assistance I wanted. He really kick-started implementing music theory into my own playing.”

Getting to Bass Guitar Lessons in San Francisco

Navigating this busy city can be a challenge, so be sure to plan ahead to make it to your electric bass guitar lessons in San Francisco on time. If needed, take the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit). When commuting on the BART, the total ride cost will depend on the distance of travel.

Or, you might prefer to ride on the affordable Muni Bus/Train, which is even more convenient using the Muni Mobile App. The many public transportation options in this city make it easy to get to your electric bass lessons in San Francisco.

Choosing an Instrument for Bass Lessons in San Francisco

Shopping for your first instrument for electric bass lessons in San Francisco can be fun and exciting. At your local music store, you’ll learn all about brands, strings, wood and the other different attributes of bass guitars.

Keep in mind that the bass guitar comes in two variants: the solid-body electric bass and the hollow-body acoustic bass. Both are traditionally tuned like a double bass, with the same four lowest strings as a guitar (E-A-D-G), but an octave lower.

One shop to check out is Real Guitars, located on Lafayette Street. Real Guitars is San Francisco's oldest guitar shop. Opened in 1986, the store specializes in used and vintage equipment. It also sells amps, speakers, cables and all kinds of interesting instruments.

Looking for a pre-owned bass guitar? The local pawn shop is a great place to find terrific items at deep discounts. You can find gently used instruments at up to 50 percent off retail prices at pawn shops, such as Best Collateral Pawn Shop or Buy Sell Loan Pawn Shop, both located on Mission Street.

Practice Makes Perfect

In between bass guitar lessons in SF, there are a few fun ways you can practice your skills. Polish up your blues playing at local hotspot, Ed Ivey’s Blues Jam Session at Swig Bar. This jam session began in 1947 and is said to be the longest-running of its kind on the West Coast.

Or on Wednesday nights you can join the fun at the Bluegrass Country Jam, which takes place at a traditional Irish pub: The Plough and The Stars. There are also many local open mic nights, such as the one at The Bellevue Club’s Mural Lounge in Oakland on the second and fourth Mondays of every month.

Once you start getting bigger gigs, you might need a rehearsal space. Check out Lennon Rehearsal and Music on Dore Street. This is one one of San Francisco's largest rehearsal locations. Rooms are fully equipped with stages and sound systems. This can be very helpful when you need to prepare for an upcoming performance.

The possibilities for practicing and performing in and around San Francisco are endless! So what are you waiting for? Sign up for bass lessons today and become the bassist you’ve always wanted to be!

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