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Sebastian A.

17 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $55
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Sebastian A.

17 Reviews
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Bass is a key part in a song which helps the grove and pace. It could be as simple as playing the root notes and as intricate as playing arpeggios, modes, and sometimes soloing. I will teach you the fundamentals of playing bass either by yourself or with a band. We will work on drills, scales and learn other songs that are related to the genre you are interested in.

About Sebastian

Playing and learning an instrument is beneficial to ones being because it is a great way to express ones self and it's an excellent stress reliever. It's also an amazing feeling playing an instrument you love to listen to. Learning any instrument could be daunting at first because there is so m

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Skylar A.
1st lesson. Sebastian made my 2 kids very comfortable!
Amanda K.
Wonderful, reliable teacher! Very patient and has a clear and consistent pedagogy. Very highly recommended!
Domink S.
Very nice, patient teacher! I m so happy we started lessons with Sebastian.
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Oliver H.

16 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors in Upright Bass and Vocal Performance from Knox College
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Oliver H.

16 Reviews
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I am here to demystify the music world--with my teaching methods any student can accomplish their dreams! First, we will start with simple techniques to embark on your musical journey and work our way towards our lofty musical goals together.

I focus heavily on time, attitude, technique and determination in my lessons. Being a bass player is arguably one of the most important parts of a band without taking the spotlight. I'll be sure to make sure you sound good in any situation!

About Oliver

I specialize in upright bass, jazz bass, funk bass, bass technique, and rhythm. I will inspire a positive attitude and good practice habits that will help any student succeed. I’ve extensively studied jazz, latin jazz, funk, rock music, hip hop, bluegrass, folk, and composition. I can also teac

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Travis B.
I definitely have the right guy for a teacher,, i'm on my way to learning how to play,,,
Parke
Going to be fun
Megan
Oliver is a wonderful teacher. This is my daughter's second guitar teacher and what a difference from the first. He is enthusiastic, talented, patient and a lovely person. All qualities that truly make him the best instructor. She is learning quickly and really looks forward to her guitar lessons each week. So happy that we found him!
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Hannah F.

8 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Awarded Jazz Critic's Poll 2015 from NPR
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Hannah F.

8 Reviews
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Hey there – I am so glad that you want to study bass guitar! I would love to help you find and hone your unique personality as a bassist. Whether that is through developing good instincts for constructing parts and grooves, building healthy technique that works for your body and prevents injuries, or even working on your original music, I'm here to be your ally for all things bass. A little bit about me: I am a graduate of the world-renowned jazz program at the Jacobs School of Music and have been teaching for 8 years. I have experience with many styles and genres and have been fortunate to play with artists from over 20 countries. My work has been featured in NPR’s Jazz Critic’s Poll, Jazziz Magazine, and All About Jazz, and I was recently chosen to be a cultural ambassador for the U.S. State Department’s global music fellowship (OneBeat). In other words, we can work together on whatever music really lights you up, no matter the style! Hip-hop, metal, samba, punk...nothing is off the

About Hannah

I hold a degree in Jazz Studies from the Jacobs School of Music, where I focused especially on Afro-Cuban music, thanks to the tutelage of Latin Jazz giants Michael Spiro and Wayne Wallace! My jazz background also gave me rigorous training in music theory and history. My performance career is high

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Cody
Hannah is fantastic! She adeptly engages and teaches my two kiddos (7 and 10) and husband (40ish :)
Huxley Charles P.
Hannah has a rare ability to combine an incredible warmth with a wealth of exercises for improvement. The exercises were truly specifically directed toward the student. In my son’s case, he said this first lesson was also the first time he felt emotionally connected to the upright bass the same was he has in the past with piano and voice. He’s truly an emotionally connected person when it comes to music, yet he’s also a very quick thinker and Hannah could tell when he was able to hold multiple ideas at once. She also acknowledged his joy when it did come. There was a lot of technical knowledge he needed that were holes in instruction and Hannah sussed them out and somehow knew - even though the lesson was online - she knew his cues where it was time to move on or switch things up, or perhaps to add something. I cannot wait to hear the improved sound coming from my son’s right hand technique, now possessing depth and lovely tone that I knew he had in him, but knew also he needed the right instructor to draw out. We are so grateful Hannah is now in our lives in the role of a teacher and hopefully will become a mentor and another adult to look toward for balancing the discipline and enthusiasm music can bring to human beings.
Samantha
At first I was skeptical about taking online lessons, but I love taking lessons with Hannah. I'm a classical bassist starting to learn jazz, and Hannah is providing exactly what I was hoping for in starting my jazz career. The first lesson we went over what my goals are, and she is providing me with exactly the tools that I need to progress. Every week she sends me a personalized document of what we went over in lessons, what I should focus on in the coming week, and music resources (exercises, jazz charts, etc) to utilize! She is patient, kind, knowledgeable in both technique and theory, and pushes me every lesson.

Meet Online Bass Guitar Teachers Serving Near West Side

Eric S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Eric S.

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I have been playing bass for 23 out of my 35 years of life.

I can teach anything from playing your favorite songs to explaining the theory behind the music. Ultimately, this will teach how to adapt to any style by knowing scales (specifically blues scales in popular music) while also focusing on the different modes (or scales) respective to the style(s) of music structured around each mode.

Though I’m specialized in metal, funk (slap bass), Jazz (finger picking), and Rock, I can appreciate or teach nearly any style to provide the student with an overall solid foundation rendering them able to comfortably adapt to any musical genre.

Welcome to beginners, intermediate, and advanced students!

About Eric

Hello, my name is Eric. I live in the Tri-Cities (East) Tennessee. I’ve been very active in music since a very early age and also in middle school and high school band, which helped me to read music (mostly bass clef, but I also know treble). I have been both playing bass and in bands since I was

Fabrizio S.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor Degree in Performance from Berklee College of Music
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Fabrizio S.

8 Reviews
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Online Bass Guitar Teacher

The lessons will be focused on: reading (notation and charts); improvisation; bass lines; technique; learning tunes; ear training; music theory.

About Fabrizio

Fabrizio S. was born on May 25, 1990 in Catania, Italy. His interest in music began at a young age, when his father would play him his favorite records. At 14 years old, Fabrizio started playing electric bass, studying with a local teacher in his hometown. After graduating high school, he began h

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Lewis
I've been taking lessons with Fabrizio since April 2019 and I feel my playing has reached a whole new level. Thank you Fabrizio!
Mickey
The bomb! Even stayed over the hour time to help me understand something I was struggling with. Very patient and focused teacher.
Chris
The material he gives out is always interesting and made me improve a lot. Book a lesson... you won't regret it!
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Claire A.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BBA Music Business from Belmont University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Claire A.

16 Reviews
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Bass is the backbone of all your favorite tunes! As a professional bassist, I've played, performed and recorded with a variety of groups, and toured nationally and internationally, and had my bass lines featured on TV, Video Games and even a Royals commercial. In lessons, we'll go over the fundamentals of technique and improvisation, and how to construct effective bass lines.

About Claire

I am a professional bassist, guitarist, singer, songwriter and recording artist. I graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelors of Music Business, with an emphasis on Recording and Audio Production. I've performed in and written for a variety of ensembles, and toured nationally and internat

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Jordan
i had a lot of fun learning ode to joy
nora S.
My 6 year old had a great first lesson. Learned to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in first lesson and let everyone know.
Jordan
I had a lot of fun and I am so happy that I had learned how to strum with my thumb up and down.

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"Wonderful instructor

I chose John because of his extensive experience as a professional musician and recommend him highly if you are looking for a great instructor. If his patience with this 44 year old starting musician is any indication, I'm certain he's good with anyone at any age!"
Cliff
Took Bass Guitar lessons from John N.
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"My son has been taking lessons for 9 months with Jordan. He is a great teacher. He has an exceptional gift for music and sharing it with others. He has the students select the songs they want to learn which excites and encourages them. Highly recommend!"
Kim Phelan
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Jordan D.
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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!!"
John
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Kimberly A.
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"Very good instructor. Continually brings new material and assigns follow up work that helps my son improve and learn bass guitar."
Nicolas
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Farrokh S.
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"Greg has the ability to understand and know where any musician is at in their quest for knowledge about how to play their instruments with more confidence. He listens and is very intent on the students needs and not trying to overwhelm them with too much. Greg has helped me with a better understanding of how to play my bass better along with encouraging me to step out a little more to learn the whys and how comes we all wonder about music at times. He also enjoys learning from our own joirneys in music. I would recommend Greg to anyone, every time it is worth it. I have found new levels of playing the bass that i did not know that existed in me. He is just a great all around Christian man who loves to serve the Lord with those who God has put in his path."
Antonio
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Jered was very patient and very clear. Also very methodical. The perfect teacher."
Kurt
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Jered J.
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"Earl Carter is extremely knowledgeable, and very patience. You will find that each session is enjoyable yet challenging. I would recommend Him to anyone from the beginner all the way to the more advanced student. If you have the desire to learn the art of music then you will enjoy His instruction. I couldn't ask for a better instructor."
Ken
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Earl C.
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"Best word to describe Joe, is PROFESSIONAL! Joe has a great plan for me at my skill level, which is a beginner. My gut already is telling me that Joe can help me meet my goals but also take my playing further than I expect."
Angelo
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Joe A.
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"Devin is great! He is incredibly knowledgeable and patient. As someone learning an instrument the first time, I've found my lessons with him to be a tremendous help in learning both the fundamentals and critical areas of music theory."
Bill McAllister
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Devin A.
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"We went over a lot of stuff. Im a cellist who has had bass lessons but was getting difficult for the simple reason that it wasnt methodical in any way. My goel is to transition to upright and Wes has enough musical knowledge to prepare toward that goel."
Monica
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Wes F.
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