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Dave K.

22 Reviews
Palos Heights, IL
Starting at $24
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dave K.

22 Reviews
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When you sign up for bass guitar lessons, you will begin by learning the basics of the instrument including proper holding and playing position, tone production, rhythm, first position notes, and notation. Once you get the basics down, you will learn how to play your favorite songs regardless of style. All of this can happen within the first 4-6 months of playing.

About Dave

Dave K. began playing guitar at the age of 10. His influences include Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Guthrie Govan, Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny and Scott Henderson. At the age of 17 he began teaching private guitar and bass lessons to classmates

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Howard W.
I haven't played the violin since I was in middle school, and I wanted to re-learn to play it. I am so glad I picked Dave, he is very professional and made me feel very comfortable. I jumped in with both feet and Dave made the instructions at our first lesson easy for me to understand. Excellent location and studio is awesome.
Rushia Hendricks
Excellent lesson. Does a wonderful job at taking older students and gently holding their feet to the fire to bring out the best- even under the most challenging of circumstances. Kudos to being such a uniquely great teacher!
Tom L.
I realize it was the first lesson but I was a little disappointed that we spend nearly the entire time on housekeeping items, like canceling and re-scheduling appointments. I think that could have been covered with an e-mail or handout. I also thought we spent too much time going over the differences between acoustic and electric guitars - considering my age and background. Would have liked to see him demonstrate what I was asked to practice before the next lesson instead of just being told to refer to the workbook.

Matthew C.

1 Review
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Jazz and Contemporary Music on Upright Bass from Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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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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Ian M.

8 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
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Ian M.

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Funk, slap, walking, in-the-pocket. All strange terms that you'll need to know. Let me show you how to put down the foundation to most musical styles from rock to r&b or even metal!

About Ian

I started playing guitar originally in 1991. I picked up bass and ukulele (and then over the ensuing years, gradually a plethora of other instruments, such as voice, drums, piano, and harp). I started teaching in 2001 throughout the Chicagoland area. First in music stores, then schools, then people

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William Z.
First lesson was great. It took a little time setting up and getting to know each other. For a first lesson, I came away with some very useful information on a song I was having a problem with. I like the direction it is going. Looking forward to the next lesson.
Krista S.
Well hello there budding musician- I started taking ukulele lessons with nearly zero previous experience and little idea what to expect a few months ago. As a teacher, Ian is extremely patient, accommodating, and attentive, but remains very much human throughout the whole process. His years spent teaching across instruments, ages, and levels of expertise make for a trustworthy experience. Definitely recommend.
Savoy
I have taken guitar lessons in the past and wanted to revisit one of my passions again. I decided to take lessons with Ian since he is in my neighborhood and I’m really glad I did. Ian has been very patient and attentive to my learning style. As our lessons have progressed so has the direction of each class. It’s really cool to see how all the concepts we have gone over build on each other. I feel like Ian really goes above and beyond to learn about his students and what they are hoping to achieve. Ian has also been very flexible with my work schedule. After several months of lessons with Ian I can say I’ve learned several things from finger picking, timing, and reading notes. I can’t wait to continue my journey!

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Sean B.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Awarded John and Lucrecia Herr Award for Composition from University of South Carolina
  • BM In Music Composition from University of South Carolina
  • Teaching since 2011
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Sean B.

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I have played guitar for the past twenty years and bass guitar for the last fifteen. In this time, I have acquired experience in rock, pop, metal, and jazz genres.

In bass guitar lessons, we focus on technique, theory, sightreading, and how to write and play an effective bass line.

About Sean

Hello future students, My name is Sean. I am a composer living in Fort Mill, SC. I hold a Master's in Music Composition from the University of Redlands and a Bachelor's in Music from the University of SC. I have been teaching guitar, bass, keyboard, audio engineering, and songwriting/compositio

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Steven (Chip) Lewis
I am a new student -- and have never learned to play an instrument. I was encouraged by medical providers to learn an instrument as part of certain of my cognitive therapies. My instrument (the mandolin) was a gift from my son.
I have been fortunate to work with Sean O. G. Burns over the past few months. His style is perfect for my needs. He is patient, and leads with a gentle push -- no pressure! Sean is incredibly talented in his own right musically, and has talents - I'm sure, well beyond my needs -- I see him as an excellent teacher for all ages!
Sara J.
Sean is the music theory graduate assistant at the University of Redlands and is extremely knowledgeable about the subject. He is also a great composer and plays multiple instruments. I would highly recommend him as a music teacher or tutor.
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Adam W.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from Eastern Illinois University
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Adam W.

6 Reviews
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I've been playing for twenty years in a variety of styles and truly love the bass. I have a music degree for both jazz and classical music. I've played professionally as a freelance bassist for the last ten years. I have a wealth of lessons that are geared toward students individual needs and learning styles. My focus on fundamentals stretches across skill levels and ties technique to theory in easily understandable ways so that not only can my students play, but they understand what they're playing and how that interacts with the music they're playing to. Additionally, I'm a professionally trained Life Coach which means I have a particular set of skills that directly effect motivation and accountability.

About Adam

I've been playing and a teaching professional bassist for over 20 years and have a deep love for the bass. I enjoy working with all ages and focus on what brings my students the most joy. I'm classically trained, but have spent my career playing and teaching many styles and techniques. My goal is t

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Kate
My daughter began taking in-home lessons with Adam in the winter and we’ve continued with online lessons during the pandemic. He is professional, knowledgeable, warm, and makes it fun for my daughter. He’s engaging and has ignited a love of music in her and I’d recommend his services to kids and adults alike.
Jordan
Adam was a great tutor, he tailored our lessons to elements of bass playing that I was most interested in. He walked the tight line between helping me learn and pushing me to make discoveries for myself in my bass education with him.
Andy M.
Adam is my favorite teacher ever! In my experience many teachers out there are fantastic musicians but lacking when it comes to the actual teaching skill set to communicate knowledge and craft. Adam has the rare ability to listen to you, understand where you’re coming from, and help you get where you’re trying to go—in addition to being a fantastic musician! Highly recommended.

Dustin N.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, German
  • Awarded Magna Cum Laude Honors from Belmont University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Dustin N.

28 Reviews
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A true bassist is hard to find and most bands in the area are looking for one. With the proper skills and technique, being band ready is not that far away.

About Dustin

I hold music degrees from both Belmont and McKendree University. I've been teaching private lessons when I graduated high school and loved it. I decided to make teaching my career, I currently teach at Spring Woods Middle School teaching orchestra.

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Isaiah N.
Dustin was very patient and kind to my son. He was very pleased about his first lesson and said it’s a great fit.
Audra
Excellent instructor. I am a complete beginner, but felt very comfortable and am excited to learn more.
Joshua
I Actually understood an instructor for once, I did learn on the first day . Dustin explains to wear you can understand and I'm certain I'll learn from him.

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Average Cost of Bass Guitar Lessons in Oak Park, IL

The average cost of 60-minute bass guitar lessons in Oak Park 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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"Great teacher! Marcelo has been teaching me for the past 2 months and the progress I had during this time was bigger then I had with any other teacher before, highly recommended."
Sarah
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Marcelo M.
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"Great instruction. Lots of knowledge. Great guy."
Jamie
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Shon M.
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"Great teacher, cool guy, made me much better at playing my instrument and understanding music theory."
Lily
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Christopher G.
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"Omar is a one in 100 billion guy with amazing teaching skills and patience and kindness that speaks volume to his character! I was able to learn exactly what I wanted to learn with him and unlike other teachers that try to get you to slow down, Omar was always pushing me to get to the next level, building my confidence and encouraging me. If you work with Omar you will not be disappointed!"
Natalie
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Omar W.
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"Greg is very dynamic and a really fun teacher. He understands how to read our son’s musical ability and gear the lesson to him. He instructs and plays music with our son during lessons in a manner that seems very effective, and our son comes home after his lesson wanting to play more and wanting to practice to be able to play cool stuff with Greg in the next lesson. Our son definitely feels challenged every lesson. We feel very fortunate to have found Greg and look forward years of lessons to come, as playing music with Greg is one of our sons favorite things."
Emac Helena
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"SHon Morgan is one of the finest music teachers in North America. SHON is well versed to teach every instrument - however for bass, SHON is considered a bass guru -"
Vic
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Shon M.
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"Fantastic instructor. He seems to really know his stuff and the way he explained and demonstrated techniques was excellent. That coupled with his personality made the whole experience outstanding. As much as I learned in my 1st lesson it felt like just hanging out talking music."
David
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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"Taking Electric Bass Guitar lessons with Dan Brown, has been a great experience. Dan listened to my goals and tailored the lessons around my ability and musical influences. His classes are well structured, but also relaxed. Dan has incredible knowledge of the Bass and has encouraged me in all styles of play including slap Bass. I have no hesitation in recommending Dan to anyone interested in learning Bass."
Eric
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Daniel B.
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"I was nervous about a new instructor because I am learning bass as an adult, but Matthew totally made me feel comfortable right from the start. He's flexible and able to tailor lessons to my interest and to work on the things I would like to learn. I would definitely recommend Matthew as a teacher!"
Melissa
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Matthew H.
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"Before I met Corey, I was a recovering drummer, transitioned to Bass. All self taught. Little did i know, I was a ROOT NOTE player just getting by. After Just over a year being taught by Corey, my skills have advanced so drastically. It's a great experiance being taught by the BEST. I now have bands calling me to sub or wanting me to join. If you're looking to advance your chops, or maybe you're a beginner, Corey is THE ONE for you.
Thank You Corey, I appreciate all you do."
Chaz
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Corey C.
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