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Steven B.

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Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
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  • AA Music Theory from Laney College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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
  • Upright bass from Italian Conservatory Bruno Maderna
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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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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
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Jesse M.

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Beginners
I'm not currently taking beginner guitar students, but I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62

Intermediate
Expand use of arpeggios and look into common variations in traditional harmony. Also begin to look into the applications of polyrhythms in bass playing.

Advanced
Break out of basic arpeggios through use of modes and chromaticism. Really push your rhythm to the limit through more advanced polyrhythms and use of asymmetrical meters. Also exploring different types of tone and methods of making sound.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Brenden R.
Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
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.
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Phil J.

San Jose, CA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Phil J.

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Why just play music when you can play and UNDERSTAND music? Get all your important electric bass techniques along with a system for understanding what you're playing so you can teach yourself new things and communicate and play with other musicians easily.

About Phil

Have you been trying to self-teach with YouTube videos and scattered internet resources? Feeling like you're stuck and just don't know how to put it all together? WHAT you learn is important. But HOW you learn it is the real magic to become a better guitarist. I'll show you how to develop your

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Jennifer P.

20 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jennifer P.

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Do you want to learn the bass guitar? Have you ever loved that bottom end thump that seems to drive the music? Learn to be a versatile bassist building the lower end or stepping out and making your bass line the songs hook. I will take you through the basics to more advanced techniques that allow you to solo and stand out.

About Jennifer

My name is Jen P. and I have an extensive amount of education and experience within the music industry. I attended Minnesota State University for guitar performance and music industry. My experience includes touring, recording, teaching, writing, singing and playing various musical instruments.

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Yanelly S.
Jenn was a fantastic instructor! I had always wanted to learn an instrument and when I was gifted a ukulele I immediately started looking for a teacher. She was patient and kind with instruction. She gave me plenty of music sheet to practice our weekly songs which I could use as homework throughout the week. She also went over strengthening and dexterity exercises and fingerpicking exercises. I had to end our lesson due to schedule constraints at work but I know she also teaches guitar and I hope to work with her to learn this instrument in the future!
Kiko C.
Jennifer is awesome with my daughter.
Midi M.
Very patience. I picked up pretty quick than I expected.
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Erik M.

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Starting at $50
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Erik M.

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I have been playing music for most of my life. With an extensive background in jazz, classical, and commercial styles of music, I've been inspired to learn several instruments, each of which further inform my musicality and my ability to relate concepts to new and advanced players.

About Erik

I'm a multi-instrumentalist in Nashville. I'm very passionate about music and have experience and love for just about every kind of music one could think of. There is music in and around all of us and I look forward to helping you reach your musical goals whatever they may be.

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Average Cost of Bass Guitar Lessons in San Leandro, CA

The average cost of 60-minute bass guitar lessons in San Leandro 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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"I have known Gregory Bruce Campbell for over 25 years now. I have watched his progression from his early days as a glam rock, bass playing punk from Glendive MT, to the extraordinary, virtuoso musician he is today. I have literally traveled the world, seen and played with hundreds of bands, met hundreds of musicians, and can count on 1 hand, how many of those musicians were put on earth to play music. Greg is one of those musicians. Greg is the thumb. The anchor without which the hand would be useless. The other musicians on that hand have an ego to boot. Not the case with Greg. He is the kindest and most humble person I know. I'm proud to call him my friend."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Worth His Weight In Gold!!!

I've been taking lessons with John for over a year now and I've learned so much from his teachings. He has a way of making you feel at home and relaxed during the lesson. I'm partial to playing the Blues but, he has taught me how to relate the different scales to the different types of music.

At this time I'm learning how to read music and understand the theory behind it. The stage that I am at it comes down to practice. If I put in the practice I will be ready to play for that Jazz/Blues band that I so desire.

At the end of my lesson with John, he always find time for us to have a "jam session" be it Pink Floyd's "Money", Eric Clapton's "Sunshine of Your Love", or some good ole' down home "Blues", we get it done! John is a great teacher, musician, instructor and is as advertised!

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Took Bass Guitar lessons from John B.
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"Jered is a thoughtful and knowledgeable teacher. I look forward to continuing my work with him."
David
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Jered J.
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"Having played with Greg in the past, I can tell you he is extremely knowledgeable and proficient with the bass guitar. If you are looking for an instructor who is skilled with and passionate about bass guitar, look no further than Greg C."
Dan
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Greg midges me into doing stuff I thought I was incapable of doing, such as baring chords. Fantastic instructor!"
Ron
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."
Patricia
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Oliver H.
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"We were so lucky to have been referred to Tommy. Our middle school son wanted to branch out from playing the upright/classic bass, to electric bass and acoustic guitar. Tommy worked with our son for nearly 2 years. Tommy was always reliable, always prompt, always polite and 100% committed to the music and to our son's personal progress & improvement. He was always flexible, upbeat and easy to work with...with the patience of a saint...esp. for the parent who knows nothing about guitar. A huge talent!"
Jen
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Tommy W.
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"Great teacher! We went over the different chords and he picked out a song I liked to go over together and made me some sheet music with the fret positions labeled for each note. He was patient and gave me room to fix my own mistakes."
Sulley
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Rob 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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"Patient, encouraging, extremely knowledgeable, and always there to answer questions. Everything you could want in a teacher."
Brian O.
Took Bass Guitar lessons from David M.
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