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Jesse M.

101 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jesse M.

101 Reviews
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Learn basics about rhythm, harmony, and melody, and how they apply to the upright bass.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students on voice/singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with classic

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Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
Dulcenea
Super kind, patient and teaches a lot in each session!
Alex
Jesse is very friendly and a fun teacher to be around.
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Jonathan L.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Science, Music from Northern Michigan University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jonathan L.

3 Reviews
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I provide lessons in all styles of music including jazz, classical, rhythm & blues, hip-hop, and others. My students have won top awards in their respective school music programs including orchestra, band, and jazz band. I emphasize having fun, and allowing the student to discover and choose what music they want to learn, while still challenging them to get better each day.

About Jonathan

I have been a professional bassist for over 10 years. I specialize in upright bass, electric bass, and some keyboard. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Music from Northern Michigan University, and studied with bassists Richard Davis, David Friesen, David Ziegner, and violinist Barbara Rhyneer. I h

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Lance T.
Jonathan did a great job. I’m starting from scratch! Patient and very understanding. Loved it.
Hope
John is a very effective teacher. I took bass lessons and I have improved so much. John is an amazing teacher and I would recommend him to anyone looking to learn the bass guitar or upright bass.
Steve
Jonathan taught me when I was around middle school age and has left a lasting impression on how I approach the bass and music 10-ish years later. Under his tutelage I learned music theory, techniques, and all sorts of different genres and styles.

His lessons were always very professional. I always felt challenged, but not overwhelmed, by the material being taught. He also made it easy to be interested in the lessons; he would always ask if there's any song or genre that I wanted to learn and that sort of thing.

Overall, definitely a 5/5 top shelf educator and musician.

Victoria C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Arts in Musicology from Arizona State University
  • Teaching since 2016
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Victoria C.

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I have been teaching professionally for 4 years, and playing for 20. I believe that music lessons should not be a stressful experience, because music is fun! While the lessons will build on technique, music theory, and music history, we will play songs that the students are interested in so that they want to continue playing. I teach all types of genres, and I also can help with audition preparation.

About Victoria

I have a Bachelor's Degree from Central Michigan University in Music. At CMU, I played both piano and upright bass. I received a Master's Degree from Arizona State University in Musicology. I have played piano for 20 years, upright bass for 15 years, and French Horn for 12 years. I also play violin

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David S.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David S.

7 Reviews
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Online Upright Bass Teacher

My goal as a teacher is to give you the facility to express yourself through music. The key parts to developing this facility are:

1. theory -- if you know your theory, you know the best way to express your idea without having to think about it
2. technique -- the last thing you want is for your technique to hinder your ability to express your idea. Having good technique lets your ideas flow naturally

When you take lessons with me, you get out of it what you put in. Your job as student is to be honest with what you expect to achieve and my job as teacher is to give you the tools to achieve it

About David

I am a bass player first, not a guitarist who also teaches bass. Students will learn technique, theory and groove from a teacher who understands that as bass players, we are in a unique position. Since bass is both a harmony and rhythm instrument we have the opportunity to develop into leaders in

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Chris H.
David went over basic music theory and rhythm with me, and corrected some technique issues. He explained things clearly and when we put some of it into practice in the final minutes I saw instant results. Absolutely excited to do my homework and for my next lesson.
Robert F.
As a beginning, self-taught bass player of four months, I wanted to find a teacher who could analyze and critique my playing. I scheduled five lessons with David over a time period of three months. David was instrumental in analyzing and critiquing bad techniques and habits I acquired. He very thoroughly emphasized proper fretting technique and finger positioning; exercises were given that helped me obtain full tonal quality and efficient fretboard navigation skills. We also reviewed basic theory, scale modes, rhythmic weight, pentatonics and arpeggios; seminal knowledge for the beginner.

A technical type player, David has excellent playing skills as well as a comprehensive knowledge of theory and its practical application. He is a good listener and showed a genuine interest in helping me achieve my goals. I definitely can see an improvement in my playing skills....playing more confidently and efficiently.

Highly recommended.......
Ben
David has really tailored our lessons for what I was interested in doing. We are working on technique, musicianship and jazz. He was able to assess quickly where I was at with my skill set and pin point ideas and exercises to help me improve. I'm eager to keep on studying with him!

Evan C.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English
  • Awarded May 2008 Nota Bene Recipient from RVCC
  • Teaching since 2005
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Evan C.

8 Reviews
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Online Upright Bass Teacher

I work with all students from beginner to advanced.
The goal is to have fun and play music.

About Evan

Evan graduated from Berklee in 2011 and Evan has split the last several years between studio gigs and touring with renown international acts. Evan has worked as the live and studio bassist for Jazz/Pop vocalist Nikki Yanofsky, the touring bassist for Country singer Nicole Frechette, the bassist and

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Sahar ..
Kept missing class without any heads up so I had to just wait around and hope he'll show up, ignored my calls and messages to reschedule, so I had to just get a refund from TakeLessons. As a teacher he is good, but very unprofessional behavior in terms of accountability and respect for students' time.
Whitney
I’m a super beginner. So far so good! He starts from the beginning and doesn’t make you feel dumb.
Billy
Evan was a great Bass teacher. I had fun every lesson and got significantly better at the instrument.
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Matthew F.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Awarded Regional Nash Next Competition from Big Machine
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Matthew F.

6 Reviews
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Want to learn how to play the upright as well as the electric bass! I can gladly assist with both! I love each instrument equally and would be more than willing to teach you the ways around the upright bass.

About Matthew

Hello! My name is Matthew and I am a student at Belmont University studying everything that has to do with Bass. I am 22 years old and have extensive experience teaching people of all ages both music and sports! I am very relaxed and understand the desire to learn songs and things you enjoy hea

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Syd
Matthew is very dedicated to his craft and an excellent instructor.
Ryan
I’ve been taking lessons with Matthew for the past six months and he is a very knowledgeable instructor and all around good guy. 10/10 would recommend.
John
Matt's a great teacher, musician and person all around. I've played guitar for years now but I always leave feeling like I've learned something useful and its never a dull time! I feel much more confident in my ability to pluck a bass and would recommend him to anyone at any level of playing ability.

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Average Cost of Upright Bass Lessons in San Jose, CA

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in San Jose is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $130 per hour.
30 min
$42 average
45 min
$54 average
60 min
$72 average

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"Geoff is a great teacher who has exceptional skills and experience. Geoff is a very patient teacher who takes the time to work on every detail of the piece. His focus on technique made me into a much better player."
- Tim
Took Upright Bass lessons from Geoff B.
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"Darren has been a great instructor to my son Terrill. He's learning a lot and getting much better thanks to Darren. I wasn't sure how online sessions would work but they are going great. I'm glad I chose Darren."
- Ms. Turner
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"My 13 year old upright bass player absolutely loves working with Hannah. She is wonderful and I highly recommend her!"
- Sean
Took Upright Bass lessons from Hannah F.
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"Paul is a very knowledgeable, experienced bass player (upright & electric)and composer who is able to transfer those skill to his students."
- jack
Took Upright Bass lessons from Paul S.
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"Super intelligent guy, very patient and easy to work with."
- Fred
Took Upright Bass lessons from Steven F.
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"Darren is enthusiastic and always looking for ways to "get through" to a student. He has a contagious passion."
- Emily
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"He is a good teacher with great attention to detail."
- Daniel
Took Upright Bass lessons from Geoff B.
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"Matthew is very dedicated to his craft and an excellent instructor."
- Syd
Took Upright Bass lessons from Matthew F.
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"I’ve been taking lessons with Matthew for the past six months and he is a very knowledgeable instructor and all around good guy. 10/10 would recommend."
- Ryan
Took Upright Bass lessons from Matthew F.
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"Mark is a great teacher, not only for his knowledge in music but for the instrument as well. He is a patient and kind but will also encourage you to break out of your comfort zone to guide you towards the goals you want to achieve on your instrument. I really enjoy my lessons because not only am I getting better on the upright bass, I feel the lessons have helped me become a better musician."
- JD
Took Upright Bass lessons from Mark L.
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