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Alexander A.

Tacoma, WA
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Jeremy A.

Casselberry, FL
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Brenton K.

Los Angeles, CA
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Alexander A.

Tacoma, WA

Bass is my primary instrument - I love playing bass! I also love to teach it.

As a bassist, my primary concern is with your technique. I will show you proven strategies to help you play with power, control, and minimal effort. These principals set the foundations from which all world-class players are built. Every single lesson is designed just for you. We focus on your goals while having fun playing music together. We talk about good practice habits and how to achieve new heights with your abilities. You learn to play songs that you recognize as well as improvising basslines of your own.

Bass is a fabulous instrument because it has the biggest influence on harmony. We will see exactly WHY the bass controls the music and HOW to get the results your ear is searching for. By helping you understand the fundamental principles of music we can take the guess work out of your playing, enabling you to make solid choices with consistent results.

Talk to you soon!
Alex

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jesse kulp December 20, 2015
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Excellent teacher, patient and attentive. really enjoying my lessons so far....
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Matt November 9, 2015
Bass Guitar · Online
I'm having fun learning the bass!
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GC L. October 9, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Alex was wonderful and my daughter enjoyed her lesson. He is very clear and responsive to questions. He helped her figure out what she needed and wanted from her lessons so no time was wasted. Alex has a good way about him when communicating with his students and my daughter is looking froward to her next lesson. Excellent teacher!!
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Jeremy A.

Casselberry, FL

I teach arco and pizzicato techniques in various genres ranging from jazz, to rock, to Latin/world music.

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Laura C. January 19, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Really nice, really patient instructor. Excited for my next lesson.
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Jonnie September 21, 2015
Guitar · In home
Jeremy is incredibly knowledgeable in every aspect of music, I find myself learning much more than just the guitar! His methods make me feel comfortable with his teaching style and he's extremely patient with me as I'm trying to learn new chords, shapes and scales. I highly recommend someone who is ready to learn any type of instrument as he teaches all different kinds and someone who has become my friend over time! Thanks for everything Jeremy, I look forward to continuing learning!
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Bruno September 21, 2015
Percussion · In home
So much knowledge and attention to detail, wouldn't want any other teacher.
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Brenton K.

Los Angeles, CA

This is my primary instrument. I can help students of all levels on any Upright Bass, Contrabass, Double Bass, Acoustic Bass, Bass Fiddle, Mud Bucket, Dog House, or piece of fire wood.

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Ben November 16, 2015
Violin · In studio
Brenton is an excellent music teacher. Our son really enjoys and has made good advances on the violin as a result of his amazing ability and adaptability to accommodate each individual student. He is super kind and patient.
If it weren't for us moving, we would be continuing lessons with him for a long time!
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Charles H. November 10, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Brenton is a fantastic instructor for any level of playing ability, as well as any age. As a bass player, it was very difficult to find a local instructor who played bass as their primary instrument, but it was refreshing to see instructors like Brenton out there. His passion for music is clear, and his versatility and knowledge seems infinite. He focuses on the areas that the student wants to improve in, and even provides great suggestions of his own if the student is feeling unsure of where they want to go. He simplifies difficult concepts and makes them accessible to people with any level of musical understanding. Strongly recommended.
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Perry A. June 23, 2015
Upright Bass · In home
Verified Student
Great introductory lesson. Very patient. Looking forward to lesson #2.

Michael C.

Philadelphia, PA
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Dan K.

Chicago, IL
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Brian V.

Brooklyn, NY
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Michael C.

Philadelphia, PA

Using your favorite bass lines, we will explore music theory on the bass. Learn to create your own bass part for songs. Be able to demonstrate proper technique and tonal production on the instrument. Learn musical vocabulary and alternate techniques necessary to perform songs on the bass.

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Gianluca M. January 21, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Able to teach age appropriately and skill level. Super engaging for our little one!! Professional. Our son is excited for his next lesson!!
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Erum A. January 6, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My kids lovedo him my younger ones will be taking guitar lessons from him again soon
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Thiago December 14, 2015
Drum · In studio
Michael has been very patient wiht my son from the very begining of classes, always trying to encourage him to improve and learn from his mistakes. I would definitely recommend Michael as a Teacher to anyone who is looking to start learning an instrument.
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Dan K.

Chicago, IL

Very comfortable with nearly all styles. Classical, jazz, bluegrass, pop, country, blues, etc.

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Parker S. February 2, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
It's only been a few lessons, but so far Dan has been great
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Precious O. February 1, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Dan is a great teacher. He is very patient and works very hard to help my daughter improve. She is 11 years old and was intermediate before starting with Dan and she is doing great so far. He is also super flexible when it comes to scheduling and I would recommend him to anybody
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Sheila January 4, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Dan teaches our 6 year old son piano. Our son very much enjoys his lessons. Dan conducts himself in a professional and energetic manner that is well suited for young children. We would highly recommend him as a music teacher.
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Brian V.

Brooklyn, NY

I teach classical, jazz and bluegrass on the upright bass, or pretty much any style you can imagine. i teach all levels and have a lot of fun with my students.

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Cree January 9, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Brian is awesome.
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Nate December 12, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
I found Brian to be a very good instructor. He was always on time, very patient, and was very knowledgable about all the different types of music styles. I was a slow learner and he was able to work with my difficulties and he found a way that worked for me. He is very personable and easy to get along with. I'd highly recommend him.
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Michelle Turnbull December 11, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Brian is a great teacher! My first lesson was at Fastlane Studio and I felt immediately comfortable. Brian is professional and extremely knowledgable. I'm looking forward to future lessons!

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Upright Bass Lessons

Used in classical, rockabilly, bluegrass, jazz and “unplugged” acoustic rock, the double bass is also referred to as the contra bass or upright bass. Upright bass lessons can be taught by electric bass guitar instructors, however make note that the electric bass is very different from the upright bass. If you really want to learn to this instrument, you want to take lessons specifically designed for upright bass. Fortunately, our lessons, taught by certified music instructors, can make you into a skilled upright bass player in no time at all. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an advanced student because our classes cater to students of all ages and experience levels. Our instructors are friendly and highly professional, and despite the subject’s intricacies they can help make your learning easier and faster. Our teachers are extremely approachable so you will have no problems in getting a helping hand in case you’re having a hard time grasping concepts or techniques. When selecting an upright bass teacher for upright bass lessons, you should make sure the instructor has experience playing the type of music you want to learn. Additionally, you’ll want to find a teacher capable of teaching you the double bass fundamentals of finger picking, using of the bass bow and how to properly hold the bass. Don't worry we have you covered. So enroll in upright bass lessons today!

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