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Popular Online Bass Guitar Teachers

Rob R.

Austin, TX
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Mark S.

Las Vegas, NV
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Swen H.

Oakland, CA
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Rob R. Austin, TX

I work with beginning, intermediate, and advanced bass players, helping them to understand how music works, how to get the sounds they want from the bass guitar, and how all of it relates to music they like.

About Rob

I'm a professional bass player in Austin Texas, the Live Music Capital of the World. At one time or another I've played just about every style of music, and I have more than a decade of teaching experience. I love 'opening doors' for students, helping them understand how music works and how they can sound better than ever. I graduated from B.I.T. in Los Angeles and I have thousands of hours of teaching, gigging, and recording experience. I'll share that experience with you! *** Lesson Details *** I like to use real music to show how technical concepts work. Once I've gotten to know you and your musical goals and preferences, I'll point you towards the knowledge you need, and show you how that knowledge works in the music you like. *** Studio Equipment *** Music room: recording ...

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John C. August 1, 2014
Bass Guitar · In home
Verified Student
I have been studying bass playing techniques and music theory with Rob for several months now. Short story: he's great.

Rob's lesson format is pretty open. If you have specific questions/goals, Rob makes sure that they are addressed. He's been able to give me some great information on various techniques and styles, and I've picked up a good bit of general practical bass knowledge this way.

Rob is VERY knowledgeable about music theory, and its evolution over the centuries. That being said, discussions on music theory are always made relevant to bass playing. This makes learning the theory and patterns very practical, and for me, more approachable.

Thanks Rob!
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John O. April 3, 2014
Bass Guitar
Verified Student
Gave me excellent instruction and direction for my future bass guitar practicing and development

After only five lessons last summer, I was not able to continue with Rob due to personal time constraints and lack of practice time, but during those lessons Rob gave me invaluable instruction, fixed my hand positions, took me in the direction I wanted to go, and as my last request from him, developed a very comprehensive long term development plan I could follow on my own, as time permitted. Rob was very patient and seemed extremely knowledgeable regarding the specifics of bass guitar technique and theory. Thanks, Rob, for giving me a direction and helping me get started the right way.
Mark S. Las Vegas, NV

I've been playing electric bass for over 35 years and teaching for over 30, using the proven CAGED system, and my own innovations/contributions to the system.

About Mark

I just turned 49, and have been playing electric bass and guitar since I was 14, and took up flute a few years, later, and eventually saxophone as well. I graduated from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 1985 with a Bachelors degree in classical guitar, and have been teaching guitar and electric bass for over 25 years. I'm an eclectic player who has studied and integrated many concepts from varying styles including classical, flamenco, jazz, blues, and rock, and I've developed a unique and highly effective teaching method that draws from and builds upon the CAGED system and other established successful methods. My approach to teaching emphasizes simultaneously learning musical concepts, knowledge and skills, and is a highly analytical approach that stresses simplifying, understanding, ...

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Scott A. February 26, 2014
Bass Guitar
Verified Student
Fantastic Teacher

Mark is a musical genius in my opinion. His patience level is far beyond any teachers in any learning environment I have encountered. He is very connected with my progress and puts 100 percent into every session with me. I feel very fortunate to have crossed paths with Mark and appreciate his time and knowledge he shares with me in a craft he is very passionate about. Fantastic straight forward honest individual. Won't find a better teacher in my opinion!
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Kelly K. June 6, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
great teacher

Mark is a great teacher and is easy to work with. I have been a musician for many years(different)instrument and Mark has made it easy to make the transition from drums to guitar.

Rock on
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Gregg N. September 27, 2012
Verified Student
Great Teacher, Great Teaching Methods, I Highly Recommend Mark

Mark S. is a great teacher that understands his students and knows exactly what to teach based on the students ability and goals. He is patient and encouraging. I have learned a lot in a short time.
Swen H. Oakland, CA

I teach electric bass and upright bass. Bass is my main instrument that I studied through college (jazz studies) and the instrument that I mainly gig professionally on in various bands and ensembles. I can teach brand new beginners the basics of playing bass and playing music, as well as work with intermediate and advanced students on playing in bands, creating your own bass parts, improvising, writing music, and more!

About Swen

Hello! I am Swen, a musician, producer/engineer, and songwriter. I gig professionally around the Bay Area in various bands and jazz groups. I mainly gig on bass (upright and electric), but I now play drums in a garage rock/surf rock band. In addition to bass and drums, I also play and teach piano and guitar, as well as music recording/producing/engineering and music software. I can travel to your location to teach, or you can come take lessons at my studio in Oakland. Feel free to contact me to discuss your musical goals!

Jordan M.

San Diego, CA
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Robert D.

Annapolis, MD
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Felipe G.

San Antonio, TX
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Jordan M. San Diego, CA

-Over 5 years of teaching experience
-Lessons include ear training, rhythm work, performance techniques, and a personalized tune list, in addition to common bass practices.

About Jordan

Do you want a teacher who keeps you motivated and focused, who can show you all the skills of a well-rounded musician in a relaxed, friendly environment? I am the teacher for you! With a solid foundation in classical technique and experience as a jazz performer, we will tailor a plan for you to achieve your dreams in any style. Jordan was born and raised in the El Centro, California where he began playing the alto sax in the elementary band program. At the age of 12, he began his study of guitar and drums, performing in several rock and ska bands around his home town and San Diego. At age 14, is where he found his love for brass instruments when he took up the trombone. While in high school he became a featured soloist with the Imperial Valley College Jazz Orchestra, under the ...

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Danielle M. January 27, 2015
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
Ian is enjoying the lessons so far! Thank you!
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Diane M. January 27, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Jordan is a great teacher. He is patient but also catches my mistakes so I can fix them. I'm excited about getting better at piano.
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Kathy H. January 26, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Wow. Just, wow. Take lessons from this guy. Seriously, he's awesome.
Robert D. Annapolis, MD

We're gonna play some grooves and HAVE FUN! I'm a professional musician and have been a performing bassist for over 20 years, and I hope to pass along some of my knowledge and expertise to you. I customize your lessons to your needs and what you want to do with your ability to play bass. I can prepare you for any genre as I include fundamentals (for example, scales and arpeggios) in your practice. I use these books for reference and/or lesson work:
- Hal Leonard's Bass Method-Books 1, 2 & 3 (Ed Friedland)
- Mel Bay's Deluxe Jazz & Rock Bass Method (Vincent Bredice)
I can help you learn how to play with a pick, how to "slap & pluck," how to sing and play simultaneously, and even how to sightread.

About Robert

Hey there! I've been performing music for as long as I remember. (I used to give concerts for all the family gatherings!) I've been formally performing in music for over 30 years. I have formal training and 8 years of teaching experience. I teach with positivity, patience, and perseverance and help you express the music in you! *** Lesson Details *** All of my lessons are customized to your needs, preferences and goals. No matter what instrument or skill level, I'll take you through the basics and help you build solid practicing fundamentals. I'll also help you develop your performance and, depending on how serious you'd like to get, I can also teach you to read music and learn music theory as well! I balance learning and technical skill with fun and self-expression. *** ...

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Cyn T. February 4, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Robert is really great! Very attentive and thoughtful. Awesome teacher for my daughter.
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jason R. February 25, 2014
Singing
Patient, kind and effective teacher

I've had nothing but positive experiences with Robert! We've worked together for over a year and I can say my voice has improved as well as secondary benefits like my breathing. What I love about Robert is how he teaches, he helps my confidence, courage and faith in my abilities. In my work I use my voice everyday, often I am speaking in front of a large crowd. The lessons have really helped with speech, volume and enunciation. BTW I do all my lesson with Skype, which I believe is a great way to do it.
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Julie N. February 25, 2014
Guitar
Great teacher!

I took guitar lessons from Rob for 3 1/2 years when he lived in Atlanta. I learned a lot from him and really enjoyed our lessons. He's a great teacher and I would still be taking lessons with him if he lived here!
Felipe G. San Antonio, TX

Bass is the foundation of every band as well as its unsung hero. I can help you be the best bass player you can be! Lessons are based on Hal Leonard publications such as Bass Method books 1, 2, & 3, Building Walking Bass Lines, and Bass Aerobics.

About Felipe

Hello and thank you for viewing my profile. My name is Felipe Garcia and I am a self-taught music teacher. I began teaching music in 2010 and have loved it ever since. I believe learning to play music can be fun and easy, and I work hard to make sure your experience with music is one that will inspire you to keep playing for the rest of your life, for as Friedrich Nietzsche said, “without music, life would be a mistake.” My experience with music began long ago when I begged my parents to buy me a drumset and they finally gave in and bought me one when I was 14. Prior to that, I had no real experience with music except as a listener. I taught myself how to play by playing along with CDs of my favorite bands and eventually I felt like the drums wasn't enough, so I talked my parents into ...

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Carolyn E. January 25, 2015
Banjo · In home
Verified Student
Felipe has been great. I am learning a challenging new instrument - a 6-string banjo (aka a Banjitar) - which is a banjo/guitar blend. In less than a month I am feeling more confident and comfortable with the instrument. I am looking forward to learning more!
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Amanda M. December 2, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Felipe has been a fantastic instructor! My son is 4, nearing 5, and like most his age, has a limited attention span. Felipe has been able to keep him engaged and has been extremely flexible and easy to work with. He has introduced my son to not only drums, but also any other instrument he shows an interest in. I highly recommend him.
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Ruth V. November 12, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Felipe has such a wonderful talent in teaching music to those who seek musical enlightenment. Felipe specializes in finding the method that works best for your learning environment. With Felipe, the learning will never stop!

About Bass Guitar

One of the most constructive activities young people can engage in is to learn how to play a musical instrument. If rock, blues or jazz music are your style, bass guitar lessons are a great choice. Although guitar or drums tend to the most popular options, bass is a cool instrument because it helps to keep the rhythm going in the music with its low end rumble.

As you begin to learn bass guitar, you’ll notice that it is not a difficult musical instrument to learn. After a few months of bass guitar lessons with a TakeLessons Certified™ teacher, you should be able to play certain riffs or even full songs by ear. You’ll also find your senses heightened as a result of your instruction and ongoing practice sessions.

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