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Jered J.

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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jered J.

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Picture this....you get home after a long day of work or school, you feel a little stressed out by the world, wishing you had more time to get the endless list of things done and more energy to do them.....

Instead of turning on Netflix and zoning out, you pick up your guitar and play your favorite song.

Feels pretty great right?!

Learning to play an instrument is one of life's most rewarding endeavors, that just keeps getting better the longer you pursue it.

With playing an instrument, you will have something you love to do and look forward to doing every single day, enriching your life and those around you.

If you'd like to chat or have any questions just shoot me a message and I'll get back asap :)

Thanks for checking out my profile and I hope to hear from you soon.

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🤔Picture this....you get home after a long day of work or school, you feel a little stressed out by the world, wishing you had more time to get the endless list of things done and more energy to do them..... Instead of turning on Netflix and zoning out, you pick up your guitar and play your f

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Jered is very laid back, encouraging and helpful! Off to a great start.
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Jered was very patient and very clear. Also very methodical. The perfect teacher.
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Chris C.

75 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music from Belmont University
  • Teaches Beginner
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Chris C.

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Are you interested in being able to confidently play lead and rhythm parts in a band? Want to learn to write songs? Want to learn to just strum along to your favorite records by yourself?

I will teach you or your child all of the knowledge and tools needed to do whatever your dream is on your instrument. My aim is to help every student achieve their personal goals on their instrument within the context of a relaxed and patient environment that promotes a love of music!

I achieve this by:

1) Individualizing lesson plans so that each student stays engaged and learns in the style that is best for them as learners.

2) Ensuring that students learn BOTH how to play their instrument as well as the theory behind what they are playing. This creates a more well-rounded musician that is capable of problem solving on their instrument and being able to play in a variety of settings.

I have been playing music for over 10 years and teaching private lessons since 2014. I ...

About Chris

Are you interested in being able to confidently play lead and rhythm parts in a band? Want to learn to write songs? Want to learn to just strum along to your favorite records by yourself? I will teach you or your child all of the knowledge and tools needed to do whatever your dream is on your instru

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Scott N.
Having not had a guitar lesson in almost 50 years, Chris made it easy to talk bout my goals, and immediately show me some techniques and licks that will be helpful. Also really appreciate the recorded video of the lesson and extra materials he sent as follow up.
Patrick
Chris took the time to find out my goals and where I was at as far as skill level, then tailored the lessons to be fun yet challenging. Looking forward to more lessons.
John G.
Outstanding teacher. I have had literally 20 teachers in my 40 years of on and off guitar playing and Chris is by far the best. He works to you and your capabilities and not to his pre-planned lessons. You feel no guilt and want to learn and push yourself more. I have progressed more with him than any instructor so far. Hire him!
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Luis M.

5 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Dean's List Honor Award from Berklee School of Music
  • Teaches students 10 to 88
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Luis M.

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Our Bass Guitar lessons are geared for the beginner to intermediate student. We introduce tablature as well as reading music in bass clef. Beginner students start out with a flat pick then tend to move up to fingerstyle techniques.

About Luis

Hello, My Name is Luis I have been playing the guitar for some time now as a hobby. In 2017 I launched my new website TritoneMusic.net providing pre-owned guitars, lessons, and merchandise. I found teaching to be one of the most rewarding contributions I can make to an individual. I will travel

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FG
Awesome instructor. Easy to work with. My 14 year old son looks up to him.
John
I feel challenged with each lesson, because of this I think have advanced much faster then I was ever able to achieve on my own. His direction helps me me to stay focused on the weeks tasks.
Stephanie
Great teacher!

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Scotty P.

3 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Scotty P.

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"For every good bassist, there's a dozen great guitarists." Someone said this to me when I was a young wannabe rocker, I have found it to be true. The bass is the part of the song that everyone really hears. If lead guitar is the icing, bass guitar is the cake. Learn how chords work, and how to map them easily, and let your creativity take over from there.

About Scotty

I am an established performer having played in such bands as BigDamnCrazyWeight, Bring Back Dad and most recently, guitarist for Guadalupe Blue. I studied Music Theory at New Mexico State University with the amazing Dr. Don Hardisty and Composition with Dr. Warner Hutchison. I am passionate about mu

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Ginny S.
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Scotty is a excellent teacher.
I've been learning bass from him and he is very knowledgeable in everything from the history of music, theory, techniques and much more.
Corey S.
overall good teacher

I've been taking lessons from Scotty for over a year and have learned a lot about theory, form, and style. Had taken lessons from other instructors and felt that I should had been further along after 1 year. One hour lesson time is perfect for me and I always leave wishing I had more time.
nathan D.
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Great teacher takes time to cover theory of music, and does hour lessons unlike most teachers in town who do 30min lessons. Have taken lessons from other teachers in the past, and all they do is teach you songs without explaining the reasoning behind it. Have learned more in the last few months then I’ve learn in years with other teachers.
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Russell S.

22 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Music Theory from Las Vegas High School
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Russell S.

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If you are ready to take your music skills SERIOUSLY then stop wasting time and money on teachers who don't fully understand the instrument themselves. My name is Russell and I have been playing guitar professionally for 20 years and teaching music and producing records for over 10. I have worked with artists such as Mac Miller, Sean Kingston, Lifehouse, Disney's Caityln Taylor Love and have composed music to 100s of your favorite TV shows! Want to learn to shred? produce? write? dive into theory?

About Russell

Russell is an American Platinum-Selling record producer / songwriter / and guitarist based in Los Angeles, CA. With his first #1 Billboard record under his belt and previous clients such as Mac Miller, Sean Kingston, and Red Velvet, Russ has found endorsements and support from major music companies

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Max H.
Very skilled, helpful, and easy to work with! Highly recommend!
Joe
Russ is a straight up musical genius that has decades of experience playing the guitar. He will make you think of music in an entirely different way and his unique approach to the guitar makes learning so much easier. Definitely worth it!
Jera
Russ is such a wonderful teacher. He's so passionate and teaches in a way that's interesting, easy to grasp and fun! I've learned so much so quickly

Mark F.

3 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1983
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mark F.

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I teach walking bass, slapping, groove, chord theory, reading and ear training.

About Mark

I am a lifelong lover of music and education. I will use my 41years of performance experience to show students how to play guitar, bass, or sing, but more importantly, how to enjoy those things! I believe music is, first and foremost a source of joy, and my lessons are designed to bring that abou

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Joe G.
Mark was very informative can't wait to get going.got homework to practice should be fun
Eric S.
Mark teaches from different perspectives, excellent first lesson and I'm looking forward to being his student for future lessons!
Emily F.
Unfortunately, yesterday was my last lesson with Mark, as I am moving to Guam. I would definitely not be giving up my weekly lesson with him if that weren't the case! I've learned so much in the short couple months taking lessons from him. I would recommend him to anyone of any skill level. Very helpful and kind. :)

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"Knows his stuff able to break down so it can be understood very accommodating with schedule cancellations etc"
BRIAN
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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"If you are looking for someone to teach bass by reading of sheet music, stop now and get back some of your precocious tim.

Matt teaches how you how to play by ear. I have yet to see a chord chart or any sheet music. He emphasizes timing, counting and not getting in the way of the train. if you want to become a musician who can sit in with others, have a good time playing, be ready for the stage, this is the place."
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"Great Lessons! Really fun & keep you motivated. Lola is an awesome teacher!"
Mina Saremi
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Lola M.
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"David is always a joy to play with. His playing is sensitive, intuitive, and very musical. He brings a mastery of his instrument and adapts it to the material. He also happens to be a super nice guy, which makes him easy to work with."
Matthew
Took Bass Guitar lessons from David S.
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"My lessons with Mr. Akers were awesome' He made learning the bass fun and interesting, but was very professional at the same time. Lesson material was clear and concise and easy to understand, because he taught at a pace that was manageable for me. Mr. Akers is an excellent instructor'"
Ciane F.
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Raymond A.
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"I bought a bass guitar about two years ago, and now that I'm taking lessons, I can finally put it to use! Bill has been an wonderful instructor so far, and each lesson we work on what I want to improve on or learn about. He's very knowledgeable, talented, and all round fun to work with. I'd recommend him to anyone interested in playing bass!"
Kenneth
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Bill G.
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"So far I'm learning quite a bit from Devin!"
Carey
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Devin A.
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"I’ve been taking bass lessons from Kevin for about two months now. I’ve got to say I’ve never enjoyed learning a new instrument before till now. Kevin keeps it fun, fresh and efficient. I’ve even started producing lessons with him as well! All in all just a great teacher!"
Daniel
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Kevin C.
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"Andrew is down to earth, but amazing when it comes to understanding music and communicating it well. I look forward to each lesson."
Steven
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Andrew 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

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, 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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