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Joe B.

11 Reviews
Rockville, MD
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Portugues, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Joe B.

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Additional Bass Techniques:

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About Joe

My method is a fun, energy-packed and safe environment where kids are encouraged to love God, music, their band members, and their electric guitar or bass. My desire is to partner with parents to teach kids (6 and up) basic music skills using technology, rock, blues and worship, and this to serv

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Rishi A.
Kids liked Joe a lot!
Sophie D.
Joe continues to work with my 7-year-old daughter, she loves his technique and style.
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Joe is patient and is very flexible with schedule changes. My kids love his class.
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John N.

12 Reviews
Chantilly, VA
Starting at $39
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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John N.

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Finger or pick styles

About John

I have been playing guitar and bass for over 35 years and traveled the world playing concerts in Clubs and Stadiums. My band ESTUS was signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis, I played with the Eddie Kirkland Blues Band, formed Fat City in Woodstock NY, and played toured nationally with Quicksil

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Gregory M.
fun interesting & helpful. good start.
Matt
John is great to work with. Very laid back and has a natural feel for just what you need to learn.
Robert
John is extremely knowledgeable and the lessons are enjoyable.
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Nathan R.

24 Reviews
Hanover, MD
Starting at $35
  • Awarded Peabody Merit-based Scholarship from Peabody Institute
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Masters Degree from Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
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Nathan R.

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I can teach all genres as well as all the different techniques, such as slap and pop, two handed tapping, etc.

About Nathan

I have been teaching private lessons for close to 10 years and have been an active performer for even longer, playing in all different types of groups, from rock bands and jazz groups to orchestras and brass bands. I studied music at Frostburg State University (Bachelors) and the Peabody Conservat

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Joshua V.
Very pleasant teacher. First lesson went well. Thank you
Twila
Nathan is kind and encouraging. My son is enjoying the lessons and making progress towards playing tapas and reveille. He sounds good!! Online classes are convenient to add into a busy schedule.
Jonas L.
This is the first lesson I got to listen to of my son working with Nathan. Usually I'm not home from work. I am really impressed with how much he was able to help my son improve so quickly. I wish we had started this much sooner.

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Anthony D.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Anthony D.

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Beginner studies in Bass, learn to play bass lines, understand chord progressions and fundamental notes.

About Anthony

Having an ear for music of all styles and genres, I had an interest in playing music and instruments at a very young age. At just 5 years old, I took my first piano lesson. I studied with that piano teacher for another 10 years, working on technique, theory and classical music, including playing pi

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Kaoru S.
Anthony is an excellent teacher for audition preparation.
He is a sincere and wholehearted person. His teaching method is really easy to understand for my little daughter. She has improved a lot thanks to his great lessons. I do appreciate his hard work and patience.
Wolf
We've only had a few leasons so far but Anthony is great with our 5 year old. Very patient and great instruction and gentle disposition.
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Cristopher E.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts from UCSD
  • Teaching since 2004
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Cristopher E.

12 Reviews
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Learning the electric bass? I can help you learn how to play songs as well as how to come up with your own bass parts. I can help you with improvising or reading chord charts as well as how to play for different styles of music.

About Cristopher

If you feel like you're stuck or hit a wall, I can help take your skills to the next level; I can help you improve your technique, learn difficult songs, learn more about gear and gigs and performing, help you learn how to play any chord, key, or scale in any position, or help you learn how to solo

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Yuka O.
Chis was a great teacher - very patient, knowledgeable, and inspiring.
Caleb
Great teacher. Very helpful and patient
Ashlea
My boys (ages7 and 9) love Cris. They can’t wait for their next lesson! We highly recommend him!
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Akos F.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Hungarian, Serbian
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
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Akos F.

27 Reviews
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I am an experienced bass guitar teacher with 10+ years of professional career behind me.

I'm looking for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of good playing habits (learning the right songs that you makes you a better musician!). I specialize in rock, jazz and funk. I focus on playing by memory but sheet music and cheat sheets are also available upon request.
I also have the following tools available to use during lessons: sound recordings, sheet music, and more upon request.

Let's plug in that guitar and play some smooth bass lines :)

About Akos

Hi there and thanks for stopping by. I'm an electric bass player with a history of touring around the world playing rock, funk and jazz styles. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with Bachelor's of Music in Professional Music. I am currently teaching and playing music professionally. I ha

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Don
I am a complete novice and am grateful to have a patient teacher like Akos. So happy to have connected with a teacher who is patient with a complete novice
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"I had my first lesson with Benjamin last night, and I’m already playing better!! Clear, concise, and you can tell he really loves to teach - can’t wait for my next lesson!!"
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Benjamin Y.
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"My daughter became interested in playing the bass guitar after seeing a friend perform in the Jazz Band concert at her school. After asking around, Shawn came highly recommended. He was nice, knowledgeable, dedicated to teaching and I was impressed with how kept my daughter engaged and motivated. He is someone I recommend highly."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Shawn G.
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"At 67 years old I was a little nervous picking up a new instrument. I chose Edward and am glad that I did. He is patient and listens to each request that I make. He's teaching me in a way that is comfortable and to my liking. He goes the extra mile to teach me only songs that I wish to learn along with hints that make it easier. I couldn't ask for a better instructor and would highly recommend Edward. if you choose him, you will be glad that you did."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Edward E.
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"Cole is a teacher that excels in diving in on personal goals and being able to lead a student in the direction that they desire with useful exercises and information. Plan to take lessons from him again in the future."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Cole P.
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"Greg is an amazing teacher! His understanding of the bass and musical theory really helped me progress in my playing. Definitely recommend to anyone looking to be a better musician."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"I have known and worked with Shon Morgan for some time and I can 100% recommend him for lessons - whether bass, drums, music theory, whatever. Shon has the educational AND professional background to take any musician to the next level - even if you have your degree and have been playing for years. And of course he is ideal for beginners and intermediates with a patient and systematic approach. Give him a try, you won't regret it."
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"Uncle Dave T. Taught me how to play bass guitar as well as piano when I had no prior musical background. He is currently helping me with acoustic guitar and I hope to play as well as he does one day! He is patient, kind, and elaborate when he teaches. Highly recommended for anyone at any age with any skill level!"
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Uncle Dave T.
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"Paul's enthusiasm for the bass is infectious and a great motivator. I actually feel like I may be able to learn to play! In just one lesson I learned more than 5 hours of You Tube tutorials could have taught me."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Paul S.
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Bass Guitar Lessons in Washington, DC

Invented in the 1930s by Paul Tutmarc and Leo Fender, the bass guitar is a staple in all aspects of musical arts. Orchestras, chamber bands, musicals, and even choirs use bassists. This means the possibilities to play and practice your passion are endless.

The bass guitar is also a very versatile instrument that can play an array of styles. It’s often referred to as the heartbeat of a musical group, and you can become a part of that pulse with DC bass guitar lessons.

The Advantages of Taking Bass Lessons in Washington, DC

Situated near the Potomac River near Virginia and Maryland, this New England community is heavily steeped in both politics and music. Because of the vast diversity in the District of Columbia, many genres are popular in the city, including blues, jazz, folk, progressive, rock, opera and soul/funk. Regardless of which genre piques your interest, you will find a bass guitar teacher in DC that can help you succeed.

What Our Experienced Bass Guitar Teachers Offer Students

Whether you’re looking for introductory or intermediate bass lessons in Washington DC, or want to hone your professional skills, a quality instructor is easy to find. Each of our highly skilled instructors has a vast range of experience.

Many play multiple instruments both as hobbyists and professionally, and quite a few are instructors at local schools and universities. Our teachers can provide instruction on reading music, improvisation skills, theory and more, depending on your personal interests. Essentially, your DC bass guitar lessons will be designed to help you succeed fast.

Many of our instructors have graduated from schools such as American University, Howard University and the prestigious Catholic University of America’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music. While a degree isn't necessary to be a great music teacher, it’ll certainly benefit you as a beginner seeking foundational lessons with a bass guitar teacher in DC.

Furthermore, you will find that out of the hundreds of instructors that we have, many perform at top venues in Washington DC, including the Fillmore in Silver Spring, with top artists. Others have enjoyed positions in the music departments of the National Symphony Orchestra and the Washington National Opera.

Where to Take Bass Guitar Lessons Near You

There are many options for where to take bass guitar lessons near you, and in the surrounding communities of Potomac, MD, Arlington, VA, Falls Church, VA, Fairfax, VA and Silver Spring, MD. If you’re taking lessons in Downtown DC around the White House or the Lincoln Memorial area, biking is an excellent option for getting there.

However, if you’re traveling to other cities, you’ll have to consider time carefully. Avoid rush hours in the early morning and evening on I-95, I-70 and the 459 to prevent missing your lesson. For farther trips, you might want to consider the MetroRail system with multiple routes and 24-hour service. The Metro bus system is another viable alternative to driving.

You’ve Booked Bass Lessons in DC - Here are Some Ways to Get Started Musically

If you’ve decided to book bass guitar lessons in DC, you’ll want to get an instrument through a rental company or music store. Recommended outlets for basses include Music on the Hill, Middle C Music and Guitar Center.

Looking for some free resources to supplement your bass guitar lessons in Washington DC? Check out the DC Public Library - Library Express, DCPL Maker Camp or the Francis A. Gregory Library, where there are often many materials you can check out for free. These resources will be invaluable if you opt for online bass lessons in Washington DC.

Finally, there’s no shortage of places to enjoy great music around town, with favorites including the Historic Howard Theater and the Blues Alley 30s throwback joint that has regular open mic nights.

Want to meet up with like-minded bassists and musicians? Check out the DC Jazz Meetup Group or the DC Indie and Local Music Meetup, which supports local musicians at shows and hosts jam sessions.

As you can see, we make taking bass lessons in DC a breeze with more than 200 expert instructors to choose from. Sign up today and start playing your favorite songs after just a few lessons!

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