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Joseph M.

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Skokie, IL
Starting at $29
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches students 5 to 65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Joseph M.

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I teach electric bass guitar using the Hal Leonard method. Also get students into learning songs, bass patterns and scales early in their learning.

About Joseph

My Story: As a guitarist in my early years I spent much time reworking my technique and gaining insight in how guitar playing really works. My early struggles gave way to a solid knowledge of the guitar and music. This was gained through no small part through

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Ryan L.
Learning flamenco and classical guitar with Joe. He's got tons of knowledge and skill, and really pays attention to the musicality of things, which is something other teachers often miss.
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My daughter enjoyed lessons with Joe. He was patient and good at explaining to a beginner.
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Great teacher !!!

Matthew C.

1 Review
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Jazz and Contemporary Music on Upright Bass from Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2015
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Matthew C.

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I'll teach you fundamentals of grooving well and how to play in any and all style you desire! Writing bass lines, learning from the greats, and teaching you how to improvise in any situation.
I can teach basic to intermediate slapping techniques as well as bass tapping. I'll go over some useful scales and modes as well as basic to advanced music theory.

About Matthew

Matthew has been playing the upright bass for about 13 years, and although he has a strong classical foundation, he has been studying jazz for the past 6 years. Matt is currently in his last semester at Roosevelt University for Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance on the Upright Bass. At CCPA

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Emily B.

3 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Music Theory from Berklee Online
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Emily B.

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All ages welcome!

I teach music theory, note reading and playing by ear.

About Emily

As a performing musician, I enjoy sharing my love and knowledge of music with others. It's important for me to teach students everything they need to know in order to be able to sight read and play by ear. I can teach you to play all types of music - Rock, Pop, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Classical. Wit

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Marsha
Emily is a great teacher. This is my son's first time playing guitar and he has gotten really good. She teaches him music theory too. And, he gets to play all kinds of songs including classical.
Mark
Miss Brown is an awesome piano and guitar teacher. When I retired a few years ago I took piano with her. Now she's teaching me how to play guitar. Since I know how to play piano, it's so much easier to learn guitar. She's teaching me how to play in a band too. We jam together me playing guitar and she plays piano. Miss Brown makes everything easy to learn. I'm having so much fun learning to play music!
Tony
Piano and guitar lessons. Emily is a great teacher. She teach my son piano and now she teach him guitar. He learn a lot and can play any song with sheet music and by ear. Now she teach me and my wife to play guitar. Makes everything easy to understand and play. She's awesome!

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Mark C.

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  • Awarded Best Short Film - "Grand Scheme" from Long Beach Indie International Film Festival
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • High School Diploma from Boardman High School, Boardman, Ohio
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Mark C.

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"Mark is a fantastic instructor, he is super patient and understanding with my complete lack of knowledge about anything guitar related. Would recommend Mark to anybody starting out, or anybody experienced. He has a wealth of knowledge about music, music history and guitars. He keeps the lessons interesting and fun, while also challenging."

"Mark is an amazing guitar teacher! He is really patient when it comes to teaching me but he is also an amazing guitarist and is always teaching me new stuff. I would definitely recommend him as a teacher. As a beginner, I was slightly hesitant to take up the guitar but I'm really glad I found him as a teacher because I see how much I'm improving each week - only because of his guidance and expertise!"

About Mark

Mark is an American composer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer. I started teaching private music lessons my senior year of high school, in 2006. Since then I've taught over 50 different students of all ages from 3 years old to 61 years old. While still living in Ohi

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Mark is a patient, friendly, experience and pleasant teacher. I enjoyed working with him very much. I learned a lot of new things during his classes. I need to practice all. I am very happy to recommend him to anyone else who is looking for a great teacher .
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Lucian W.

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  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lucian W.

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- defining rhythmic and harmonic functionality of the bass
- learning notes on fret board
- constructing walking bass lines
- R&B syncopation

About Lucian

Lucian W is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music in Boston and former faculty member of the Hartford Conservatory. His vocal studies have been with Jacqueline Jarrett and David Baker in Connecticut, Jane Ellison at Loyola University in Montreal, noted operatic tenor Carmine Gagliardi in New York

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Matt
Lucian is a great guy and very knowledgeable about all things jazz. Enjoyed my lessons with him and can recommend for those wanting to get into jazz.
Carol
First lesson so far and took in just enough info so as to not be overloaded but enough to practice st home and keep interested. He was patient as I'm a true beginner.
Salvatore D.
Has a lot of experience and knowledge, and puts in the effort to show it.
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Willie M.

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Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 13 to 65
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Willie M.

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My lessons vary from tips to get gigs, how to do solo bass, and how to be more of a musician rather than a bass player.

About Willie

I am a professional Bass guitarist with plenty of experience. My personal passion is jazz fusion but have plenty of experience in Gospel, R&B, Jazz, and plenty of other genres. i firmly believe technique can help bridge the gap in any style of music you want to learn/play. Very excited to help you

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Average Cost of Bass Guitar Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute bass guitar lessons in Chicago is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $276 per hour.
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"Lyle provided a great first experience in my bass guitar lessons. He is very knowledgeable and created a custom lesson plan to what I am looking for."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Lyle R.
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"When I started taking lessons with Greg I didn’t know a thing about playing an instrument now a few years later I can play classic rock, Christian, Contemporary, and bluegrass. I also feel much more confident in my ability to play in front of people and with others."
Sarah
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Peter has been a great instructor. He really knows his theory, practical applications, and is easy to work with. I've been taking lessons with him for about a year, and my playing has really gone to the next level by taking lessons with Peter. I had taken lessons from various instructors for years and haven't made as much progress as I have with a year with Peter. Highly, Highly recommended."
Brian
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Peter B.
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"Paul 's positive attitude and excitement for making music is a major factor in a good instructor. His encouragement and wanting you to learn makes the lessons challenging. If you listen to his expert musical advise, practice what he teaches, you will see a vast improvement in your playing ability and understanding of music. He is patient and has a good temperament that makes learning fun. I know I have challenged him with my rhythm issues but I have progressed to a level in a short time that I am confident in playing with others and enjoy making music. Thanks Paul!"
Drew
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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"I've been taking lessons with Kim, off and on as finances allowed, for 10+ years. Kim has a brilliant knack for being able to quickly assess what is needed to keep me moving forward in my study of music. We have primarily focused on bass with some guitar thrown in. That speaks to the flexibility and patience that this instructor possesses. She will keep lessons focused and moving forward,challenging me when it's called for, all in a gentle, affirming manner. I cannot speak highly enough about Kim's abilities both as a performing musician or as a music instructor. Nobody could go wrong with Kim as a teacher, she's been great!!"
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Kimberly A.
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"Eric is a wonderful teacher! He is very understanding and was even comforting me in the middle of a panic attack which I (and any one with depression or anxiety) greatly appreciated. Would recommend to anyone and especially to people who have anxiety or are nervous form any reason ."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Very good! Akos is very patient and helpful. Recommend."
Jie
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Akos F.
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"Mike has great enthusiasm and energy when it comes to imparting his knowledge to those of us less enlightened. Very easy demeanor too. Thanks Mike."
jerome
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Mike S.
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"absolutely brilliant bass player. he's great at breaking things down in a way that you'll understand and he's extremely supportive."
Jeffrey
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Paul S.
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Stevie Hagel has been an excellent instructor for my son who is taking bass guitar lessons from him. Mr. Hagel is patient, friendly, and very knowledgeable of many music styles. I would highly recommend Stevie Hagel for musicians of all ages and styles."
Jeff
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Stevie H.
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Bass Guitar Lessons in Chicago

The bass guitar is often referred to as the heartbeat and the backbone of a group—two life giving aspects every band needs. If you want to fill that role in a group in the heart of Chi-Town, learning the fundamentals from an experienced bass instructor can help you achieve your musical goals.

Envision yourself taking the stage and becoming the life-giver of the show. TakeLessons makes it easy to find affordable, electric bass lessons near you so you can learn new skills and showcase your hidden talents to the world.

The Benefits of Learning Bass Guitar in Chicago

This vibrant city is not only a great place to live, but it’s also a great place to learn a musical instrument. As one of the nation’s largest cities, Chicago is famed for producing fantastic musicians. Plenty of famous bassists took advantage of the many musical “flavors” that Chicago exudes, including Milt Hinton, Malachi Favors, Wilber Ware and Eddie Calhoun.

These players crossed many genre lines such as jazz, blues, rock, swing, gospel and soul, which are still popular in the city today. Regardless of which type of music you want to play, private bass instruction in Chicago can help you tap into your deeper talents.

Bass lessons in Chicago might even be a stepping stone for you to realize higher goals and aspirations. Perhaps you want to gain entry into a music program at one of the local universities such as Loyola, Columbia College or the prestigious University of Chicago. Many of our bass teachers have attended these fine institutions, so they know what it takes.

Finding a Teacher to Learn Bass Guitar in Chicago

If you’re a beginner, private bass instruction in Chicago will help you learn the fundamentals of music and the instrument from an experienced player. Our teachers also work with more experienced players, to pick up where they left off and progress in more advanced-level studies.

We have more than 200 qualified teachers available both online and in-person, so you can take bass lessons near you, or from the comfort of your home. With our simple directory, you’ll find teachers in Skokie, Alsip, Forest Park, Palos Heights and other neighboring Chicago communities.

You can also view each teacher’s credentials, experience, and areas of expertise. For example, Dave K. in Palos Heights has a Master’s in Music Education and specializes in style variation, improvisation and harmonic analysis.

Music theory is essential to becoming a stronger, more versatile player and if that’s what you’re hoping to focus on, Paul W. in Chicago has a strong background in instrumental performance theory.

Where to Take Bass Lessons in Chicago

The choice is yours whether to take lessons in your home or your teacher’s studio. You also get to choose what time works best for your schedule, taking your desired teacher’s availability into consideration. It’s no secret that it can be challenging to navigate this sprawling city and its traffic. Essentially, you might want to avoid peak morning and afternoon rush hours.

Because traffic in Chi-Town is ranked as some of the worst in the US, there are numerous areas to avoid during rush hour. For example, various stretches of the Dan Ryan and Kennedy Expressways should be sidestepped whenever possible.

Fortunately, Chicago has one of the largest public transportation systems in the nation. The Chicago Transit Authority services the city and 40 neighboring communities with reliable train, bus, and rail services. There are also bike sharing stations and taxis citywide if your lessons are nearby.

You’ve Booked Bass Lessons in Chicago - Now What?

Most first-time students will need to obtain a bass guitar and a few accessories. You can rent or buy gear through reputable Chicago dealers such as Tommy’s Guitar and Trading Post, Avenue N Guitars and the Chicago Music Exchange.

If you would like to find some free resources to supplement your lessons, check out the Sulzer Regional Library or the Chicago Public Library. They offer music books, sheet music, tapes and other materials.

When it comes time to practice, there are countless groups in town to consider joining, including the Logan Square Open Jam Session. These groups offer the chance to meet other players, make connections, and of course, jam with new friends. When you’re ready, check out the open mic nights at Lizard’s Liquid Lounge, Gallery Cabaret and Cole’s Bar.

If you haven’t booked your bass guitar lessons in Chicago yet, what are you waiting for? Start learning the fundamentals, theory, better techniques and more with one of our experienced bass instructors today!

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