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Popular Bass Guitar Teachers Near Dodgertown

Matt B.

Los Angeles, CA
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Jonathan S.

Los Angeles, CA
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Donato M.

Los Angeles, CA
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Matt B. Los Angeles, CA

About Matt

I have been teaching guitar to students on the East and West Coasts of the United States for over 20 years. I was always interested in music and made my first “recording” at the age of 2 and a half. I got serious about playing the guitar when I was 10 years old after hearing the legendary Randy Rhoads for the first time. I begged my parents for a guitar, which I received at Christmas, along with a parental demand that I take classical guitar lessons, and a warning that if I did not practice, my parents would sell the guitar. Six months later, I still had the guitar, and a brand new electric guitar. I never stopped practicing, and spent summers at the National Guitar Summer Workshop, where I even built a guitar at age 15. By the time I was in high school, I was regularly playing in ...

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Marilyn F. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Great teacher!

Matt has been friendly and encouraging, has considerable knowledge of his instrument, and has even inspired us to practice every day! He's a great teacher for younger children, has a passion for music, and is a source of inspiration.
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Peter S. March 26, 2013
Guitar
An excellent teacher

I started taking lessons with Matt when I was 16 and when we started up again this year (I'm now 31) we were able to pick right back up where we left off. That should tell you all you need to know about how much he cares about his students.

He's an especially excellent teacher because he's so passionate about music and his instrument. You'll never run out of new things to learn because he's always learning new things himself.

Nobody will teach you to love the guitar like this dude!
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Tyler M. March 13, 2013
Guitar
Incredible Guitar Teacher

The most inspiring, challenging, caring and charismatic guitar teacher you will ever have. He will take your playing to the next level and beyond. Matt's playing ceases to amaze and he is constantly producing pearls of guitar wisdom, along with some killer licks.
Jonathan S. Los Angeles, CA

About Jonathan

I am a graduate of the Wheaton Conservatory of Music with a B.Mus.degree in Piano and Composition, and have taught private piano and drum lessons for over 10 years. I have experience with children and adults of all ages. I've performed with many bands over the years (US and Europe) including Mavis Staples, Andrew Bird, Tim Booth, Mucca Pazza, Bobby Conn, The Detholz, and Paris Delane. My approach to teaching is fun and varied according to students needs and personalities. I teach reading, ear training, theory, technique, composition, song writing, performance, etc...and want to work with students on music that THEY want to learn. *** Studio Equipment *** Roland HP 1700 L full sized digital piano Micro Korg Nord Electro 2 Yamaha Manu Katche drumset Zilgian and Bospherus cymbals

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Suzanne E. January 21, 2014
Piano
A talented musician and teacher, who is genuinely responsive to his students' needs.

My son took piano lessons from Jon at a time when he wanted to experiment with different types of musical expression. Jon was extremely responsive to his needs, and worked with him on everything from improvisation, to jazz licks to a Brahms ballade. Jon understands that teaching music is not a "one-size-fits-all" endeavor, and draws on his wide range of musical experience to tailor a program that's right for your child. He is an extremely talented musician and a dedicated, caring teacher.
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Laura G. January 14, 2014
Drum
Jon is superb

My stepson took drum lessons with Jon for at least three years. I was impressed with my kid's progress on his drum set. Jon is so passionate about music, and I could see my son really connect to Jon easily. Jon was very available to discuss schedule changes and is a very nice down to earth guy. I highly recommend him.
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David Z. January 10, 2014
Piano
Amazing teacher and all around phenomenal artist!

I took lessons from Jon for over 8 years, twice a week, including Jazz/Blues piano, voice, theory, and even drums. Let me first say that Jon is an all-around amazing artist that can master many instrument or genre of music. Taking lessons with him was something I looked forward to every week. He was an expert in all things jazz and blues, and really explained the theory and techniques well. I learned so much from him over those years that I can never repay. Unfortunately, he moved away to Cali, and I have not yet found a replacement that even comes close. I highly recommend Jon for music lessons in any instrument.
Donato M. Los Angeles, CA

About Donato

It's a common misconception people have that when they take music lessons, they will end up with an awkward teacher who spends more time showing off than teaching them anything. This is actually true, but that's where I stand out. In addition to being an excellent instructor with 10 years experience at professional music schools, I am relevant. I keep up with new music, so you are guaranteed to learn more songs than Stairway to Heaven. I play in local bands, music is my life, and I love teaching it to anyone with the desire to learn. *** Lesson Details *** While I teach guitar, drums, piano, and bass, from beginner to professional levels, and I have tons of experience in songwriting, recording, social media, Protools, Logic, and Garageband, guitar is my forté. I've been playing ...

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Sarah H. July 10, 2013
Guitar
Excellent teacher for all ages!

Not every talented musician can be a good teacher. Donato is both. He is a professional musician who has a deep understanding of his instrument, music theory and songwriting. He is also an encouraging teacher who listens and connects well with his students and makes learning fun--playing music should be!

I started taking acoustic guitar lessons with Donato just before I turned 40--it was something I always wanted to do. With no previous experience, I knew it would be a challenge, but he proved that you can teach an old dog new tricks! I told him I wanted to play music that I love and can sing along to, and that is what he taught me to do.

Donato always adapted to my ability level, personal goals and preferred style of music. His encouragement gave me the confidence to learn something new and even play in front of friends and family. Childhood piano teachers instilled a sense of perfectionism which inevitably led to feelings of failure. Conversely, Donato helped me find the fun in making music, playing through mistakes in stride and singing aloud with joy. What a gift!

I highly recommend Donato for students of any age and any level. He has the experience and talent to hone the skills of advanced students and the adaptability and patience to draw out the skills of beginning students, all the while sharing his passion and enjoyment of playing music.
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Carol W. June 27, 2013
Guitar
Donato is a terrific guitar teacher!

I took lessons from Donato for about 3 years. He was a great guitar teacher - both electric and acoustic. Not only did he teach me the songs I wanted to learn, but he also taught me the fundamentals of guitar. He has an extensive knowledge of music theory and can easily communicate that to his students. Donato was always enthusiastic and supportive, and he made taking guitar lessons fun and interesting. He also plays drums, so sometimes he would accompany me on the drums while I played guitar, which was always cool. Any student, whether beginner or advanced would benefit from taking lessons from Donato.
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Allison J. June 12, 2013
Bass Guitar
terrific teacher!

Donato is a great teacher and a wonderfully talented and musical person. He's taught me bass and drums, and is knowledgeable about so many genres and styles of music, and adept at basically every instrument.

He has an amazing ear; he can listen to any piece of music and immediately identify and play the melody, harmony, and rhythms, no matter how complex. He is a terrific communicator and extremely patient and encouraging as a teacher.

He's also a fantastic singer/songwriter/performer -- you should take any opportunity to hear him live -- you will definitely be inspired. I recommend Donato wholeheartedly!

Marcus B.

Los Angeles, CA
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Bjorn E.

Los Angeles, CA
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Seth W.

Los Angeles, CA
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Marcus B. Los Angeles, CA

For those who want to groove.

Time, tone, voice-leading,and melody!
These are the four components to great bass playing.
I like to focus on learning how to be a great bass player by working through technique and learning great bass parts from recordings.
As students progress we can work on how to write your own bass lessons, and get into more advanced but crucial subjects, such as voice leading.

About Marcus

I love playing music, and I've spent my whole life doing it. I am very passionate about sharing my love and deep knowledge of music with others. Let's figure out how you can express your self and learn a great skill through the language of music! *** Specialties *** I specialize in Jazz and Classical Styles on the Upright Bass. Electric Bass (rock, funk, soul, pop, etc), and guitar. Long Version: Marcus B. is a performing and teaching artist specializing in acoustic upright bass, electric bass, guitar, and songwriting. Growing up in a musical family, Marcus’ entire life has been intertwined with music. Marcus began performing with his father at the age of four in churches and concert halls, singing and later picking up guitar at the age of 8 and then upright bass at the age of 13. ...

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Diana R. September 30, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I am so thankful to have found Marcus as my bass instructor; he is the exact type of teacher I was looking for. His training and love for music were evident upon first meeting him. I have learned so much in the short time I have been taking lessons. He is a very patient and passionate teacher.
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Tyler W. June 17, 2013
Bass Guitar
All around wonderful teacher

Marcus is quite the gifted teacher. By far the best I've had the pleasure to aspire under. He is very easy to understand, and doesn't overwhelm you, taking time on the little things (the most important). He creates an atmosphere that is encouraging to learn in. We all know those teachers that create a stressful environment that inhibits progressive learning, as well as frustration in yourself. Marcus is certainly the opposite. He is also quite easy to communicate with--Creating lesson plans, setting goals, etc... In summation, a professional and a friend I would recommend to anyone and everyone.
Bjorn E. Los Angeles, CA

I teach students of all ages & levels. Most styles. I have a lot of experience with teaching kids, beginners as well as pros. In Studio or In Home lessons. 4 string, 5 string or fretless. I have a very patient and friendly approach. You will learn the most common and useful techniques & theory the correct way from a real world touring / recording professional with over 30 years of experience incl. 24 years of teaching and 25 years of recording and touring with multi-platinum selling artists.

About Bjorn

- WORLD TOURING & RECORDING BASS PLAYER of: Yngwie Malmsteen (2007-2012) DIO Disciples (2012-present) Scorpions' Uli Jon Roth (2010-present) Tony MacAlpine (of Steve Vai & G3) (2011-present) Survivor/MSG vocalist Robin McAuley (2004-2006) Quiet Riot (1994-1995) etc - TEACHER & CLINICIAN for: L.A.M.A. (2012/2013) M.I. (1996-2011) Carvin Bass Guitars (2013-present) Privately (1990-present) School of Rock (2006-2007) Rock Nation (2007-2011) I have taught thousands of bass players and musicians, toured on all four continents since 1991 performing nearly 2000 concerts and played on nearly 50 albums. If you want real practical advice on how to become a much better bass player, regardless of your current level, I look forward to meeting you! *** Lesson Details *** I ...

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Nicole M. March 23, 2014
Bass Guitar
The best of the best!

I've been taking bass lessons from Bjorn for over a year. As a beginner, I struggled to play until I started taking lessons with Bjorn. As a skilled instructor, he knew how to take me several levels ahead. In a matter of a few lessons, I was able to understand theory, strengthen my hands with proper exercises, and play complete songs. Every lesson is structured and meaningful. Bjorn is a professional and dedicated instructor who knows how to bring out the very best in you. I would highly recommend him to both beginners and advanced players alike!
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Jennifer S. March 19, 2014
Bass Guitar
Seriously the best!

I've been taking lessons from Bjorn for nearly 7 years now (since I was 15) and I honestly could not have asked for a better experience so far! He is a phenomenal teacher that covers everything from theory and technique to improvisation and incorporates your own unique music preferences, influences, and interests into every lesson. He is a true rocker and a great friend. He is patient, but knows how to push you to be your best and that, among everything else I've listed and more, is what makes him so amazing.
If you want to learn from the best in a super chill environment with an amazing guy Bjorn really is the teacher for you :)
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Tom M. March 3, 2014
Bass Guitar
Bass Lessons - The RIGHT Way

I have been taking lessons from Bjorn on and off for some time now. I had already been playing bass for years, but Bjorn pushed me in the direction of experiencing a whole new skill level. Focusing on technique and muscle memory training, he showed me ways how to tackle any riff or song so I could have complete confidence while playing out. I play in several cover bands and even if I think I have all of my songs down pat, I get a lesson from Bjorn just before a show and he shows me a new world of possibilities. Bjorn's expertise allows him to train almost any bassist, aspiring or seasoned. I always look forward to my upcoming lessons and highly recommend Bjorn to take your playing to the next level.
Seth W. Los Angeles, CA

I can teach beginning bass lesssons. Fretboard knowledge, tuning, various techniques and following chord progressions as well as melodic concepts and unique ideas to give your playing an edge.

About Seth

I've taught students of all ages everything from popular songs to music theory, technique, all aspects of performing and bands, gear and equipment knowledge and much more. I approach every student differently and give them goals to reach that will help them in moving forward with their playing and musical knowledge. I make the lessons as enjoyable as possible, mixing taking the music seriously which is essential with a great sense of humor that is also essential. Playing music is supposed to be fun! I will help you reach your goals and have the best time doing so.

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Seth W. June 13, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Seth is a very patient and knowledgeable teacher. He uses his trained ear and skill in music theory to guide you through the instrument and constantly encourages you to try new things. He is very patient and is always willing to help you understand the lessons or techniques at hand. I thoroughly enjoyed having him as a teacher and would recommend anyone sign up with him - Seth is the best!

-Ed C., former student from TG School of Music, Goshen IN
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Seth W. June 13, 2014
Guitar · In studio
My name is Lenny W. and I am a guitar instructor at Musicians Institute. I have worked at the school for 15 years and seen many students come and go. Seth attended several of my classes for six months and also have seen him perform many times in the live performance workshop during his time at MI. Seth is a great person, and an accomplished guitarist. In his time at the school he was an exemplary student and developed greatly. I believe Seth would be a great teacher and endorse him for any position he applies for. Sincerely - Lenny W., MI Instructor

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