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André C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $59
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English
  • Master in Jazz Performance - Double Bass from Manhattan School of Music
  • Teaching since 2013
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André C.

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First of all, I want to know what are the students wills and objectives in music. Understand why they want to learn music and what are their interests. This is a major thing to me, to know the student. After that, I work my way by giving the student material that will improve their skills and knowledge. This can be done by several methods (classical, Jazz, etc) that I have or by assignments that I will create in order to solve specific problems. I also want to focus on specific music interests that the student have, by giving repertoire and musical examples that will motivated them.

About André

I'm a motivated and good listener teacher who loves to see his students accomplish their objectives. I have a Masters degree in Jazz from the Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor in Classical Double Bass from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria. I'm a active musician, bo

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Andrew C.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance/Jazz Studies/Music Education from University of the Arts
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Andrew C.

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Fun and personalized lessons for aspiring bassists of all ages. Whether you are a complete beginner or advanced, my years of experience can show you a practical approach to learning music and exploring the bass guitar. Enjoy learning your favorite songs in a relaxed environment at my studio or online from the comfort of your own home. My students have many different musical tastes and lessons are always unique from person to person. Learn at your own pace. I build my program around your interests and goals. Become the musician you've always wanted to be and have fun doing it!

About Andrew

Music has been a lifelong pursuit for me. I have played many instruments over the years while performing with various groups in and out of school. Eventually I decided that music was how I wanted to make my living. Since earning my degree in Instrumental Performance/Jazz Studies from University

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Jason S.
Andrew was nice and easy to understand.
Chris M.
Best Instructor ever! I learn something new every class! Andrew is a very patient and encouraging teacher. I highly highly recommend Andrew!
Chris
Andrew is the most amazing teacher ever! Very patient! Keeps the lessons fun with music I like. Offers tons of encouragement. I highly highly recommend him!!!
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Robert M.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Bachelor of Arts from University of North Carolina at Asheville
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Robert M.

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About Robert

Professional musician in the Asheville, NC. area offering private guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, and bass lessons. I am also available for studio recording and live performance. With over 28 years experience, I have been teaching all ages, styles, and levels. This is not a hobby or part-time

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Wolf L.
Patient and knowledgeable, good teacher! First lesson went great, I feel I have learned a lot already.
Margaret
Robert has been teaching my 11-year old son electric guitar for the last few months and has done a brilliant job. My son loves his lessons and is inspired to practice and learn more. Robert works with my son's song choices and is amazingly patient and supportive. He is also an outstanding mentor for a young musician!
Bob
Robert is amazing! He is remarkably patient, encouraging, thoughtful, and generous. He is also quick to think of all kinds of fixes to advance your progress. He wears his encyclopedic knowledge lightly, and his lessons are always fun. I would recommend him with great enthusiasm for any stringed instrument!
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Chris C.

20 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music from Belmont University
  • Teaching since 2014
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Chris C.

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It's all about the groove!
As a gigging musician in Nashville, I know how vital it is for a bass player to have great feel. I strive in my bass lessons to give students a foundation of technical skills and music theory, but to also encourage the growth of a student's ear in order to turn them into a functional musician that can play for enjoyment or have the knowledge to step into band or ensemble situations and fit into the groove.

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 instr

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Landon
Chris is a masterful teacher. He is a true professional having experience teaching a variety of different students. He makes learning the guitar fun and engaging. You will not be disappointed.
Jacob
I came to Chris with no knowledge on how to play guitar and he helped me develop great habits and start playing. He was very flexible with scheduling and even came to my place multiple times. I recommend Chris to anyone ready to get into guitar it was a fantastic experience.
Don
I really enjoy my lessons with Chris and find them to be a great help in developing my guitar skills as a beginner. Many people have talent but I feel few are also equipped to teach their talent, I feel Chris does a great job at both.
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Noah D.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English (North American)
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
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Noah D.

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Whether you're a beginner, an intermediate or advanced, my bass guitar lessons cater to all!

All ages are welcome! We will definitely learn songs, but in order to truly become an amazing musician you must also focus on building strong technique. Taking lessons with me will ensure that you’ll be able to learn songs and parts by ear. No more tabs! Here’s what we’ll focus on:
- building technique
- transcribing songs and solos
- learning theory
- ear training
- learning to read

Feel free to message me at any time if you have any questions!

About Noah

Hello and thank you for showing interest in lessons with me! My name is Noah and I’ve been a musician for 15 years. I graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts with a Bachelors degree in Jazz composition. When I first started playing the guitar I loved 80’s and classic ro

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Darian
Noah is the best guitar instructor I’ve ever had. As a self taught guitarist I needed some help with the basics, but was also ready to learn some more advanced topics. Noah ensured every lesson was interesting and engaging even when covering simple topics. He also made the more complex topics easy to understand. He was patient and helped me become a better guitarist and musician I ever would have become on my own.
James Michael
As an adult, I came to him as a complete novice, and since day one Noah has been very patient and encouraging- balancing music theory with songs that interest me. He's been willing to adapt to my needs in order to accommodate my goals and expectations. A few months later, I can confidently say that I've exceeded all of my goals, and constantly advancing past what I thought I was capable of.

Thanks Noah!
Colleen
I've only had my first lesson, and I'm a complete novice with the guitar (I'm an adult with some limited musical background). Noah asked me about my goals and musical interests so he could tailor the class to meet my needs. He taught me how to tune the guitar before getting into chords, finger placement, strumming technique, and reading the tabs. Throughout the class, he was incredibly patient, encouraging, and explained everything very clearly without over-complicating the topics. He gave me written "homework" to practice (which I now understand how to read!!). I'm really psyched for my next lesson and pleased that I chose Noah for my instructor.
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Rodrigo R.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Rodrigo R.

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Electric bass techniques, and guitarrón concepts.

About Rodrigo

With an associates degree from El Camino, and lots of musical studies in Mexico, I have been fortunate to tour through the States and through my country. My lessons include real working tips for the real life, keeping it fun as the material is created for your specific needs. I am a multi-instrumen

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Tui
My son is a BEGINNER beginner. Rodrigo is a very nice guy and seems to know his stuff very well. I would give him 5 stars but I don't think he realized that my son needed the basic, basic 1st lesson (i.e. how to hold the instrument). We've only attended one session so this is fully based on that one lesson. I'm sure he'll adjust his teaching from here on out.
Rosa Rodriguez
Mr. Rodrigo is a professional, respectful and super patient instructor. I could not made a better choice. I am looking forward to my next class @
Axel
Rodrigo is a great teacher, not only an expert musician, but he shares all his knowledge.

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing bass guitar teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream bass guitar teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Bass Guitar Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute bass guitar lessons is $66. 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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- Bob Jackson
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Rachel H.
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"Great first lesson! Look forward to the next very patient teacher."
- Chad
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Sasha V.
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"Patient and adaptive

Eric's a great teacher for first time musicians. I'm about a month in and he's been nothing but responsive and helpful. I came with a playlist of songs and he immediately picked up on my tastes and adjusted our lessons accordingly."
- Brandon
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Very experienced bass player and I highly recommend you take lessons."
- Jacob
Took Bass Guitar lessons from David R.
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"Greg helped me start playing bass and to progress to the level where I'm playing on my church's worship team 2x per month with comfort and fun! He's very knowledgeable and easy to learn from."
- Audrey
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg 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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"Vincent and I hit it off right from the beginning. He is very knowledgable about music and the bass in particular, which is what I wanted. He also is very comfortable to work with and has a very spacious studio to work in."
- Patrick
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Vincent C.
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"Brian is a talented bassist who spans genres from classic jazz through funk and rock. He is down-to-earth, which makes the expereince fun and accessible. He is definitely someone that can help you take your skills to the next level."
- Hawk
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Brian V.
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"Explains material and lessons clearly a great instructor."
- Doug
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Rob R.
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"Jon is awesome, fun, skilled, great personality. Highly recommend for all ages"
- Sherrie
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Jon A.
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Learn Bass Guitar

Have you ever wanted to learn to play bass guitar? If you’ve envisioned yourself plucking and slapping away at the bass, or being the heartbeat of an ensemble, you’re not alone. The versatility of the bass guitar has made it popular among many aspiring musicians who enjoy genres such as rock, metal, funk, jazz, blues and experimental.

The first electric bass guitar was created by Seattle inventor and musician Paul Tutamarc in the 1930s. However, it was George Fullerton and Leo Fender who ultimately developed the first electric bass to be mass-produced. This influenced many famous guitarists such as Carol Kaye and Paul McCartney to learn bass guitar.

These percussion instruments come in a variety of styles and designs, and Fender is still the most famous name in bass circles today. The most popular models are electric basses with four strings, but there are also five and six string bass guitars. 

Reasons to Take Bass Guitar Lessons Near You

There are many reasons you might be looking for bass lessons near you. Regardless of age, music stimulates the mind and body. While many people learn to play bass guitar just to jam out with friends, some students have higher aspirations. Want to be under the bright lights on stage before a live audience? 

The sky is the limit for those who put in the time and dedication to become a professional bassist. Being a serious musician requires more than just the ability to play songs though, and that’s where more advanced bass guitar lessons near you come into play. Let’s take a look at some more of the benefits of learning this versatile instrument in detail, below.  

The Benefits of Bass Lessons for Kids

Because it improves hand-eye coordination, motor skills, and memory, kids who play an instrument like the bass typically perform better in school. They also tend to interact better with others in social situations.

Because the bass guitar has a longer neck and is much heavier than an acoustic guitar, it can be quite cumbersome for small children. With that in mind, most instructors recommend beginning bass lessons around age eight or nine. 

The Benefits of Bass Lessons for Adults

Getting involved in the music scene is a great way to make new friends and keep yourself mentally sharp. Want to have greater dexterity, and enjoy better focus overall? Learning to play an instrument like the electric bass guitar has been shown to help individuals achieve all of these goals. 

How You’ll Learn to Play Bass Guitar

Whether you’re looking for beginner, intermediate, or advanced bass lessons near you, there are no limits to what some of our highly skilled instructors can help you learn. Even if you can already play by ear and have no formal training, it’s essential to understand the foundations of bass lines, melody, rhythm, technique, and harmony to truly master the instrument. 

Sample Curriculum in Bass Lessons for Beginners

Lessons at this level are designed to give new players a solid footing and get comfortable with the instrument. Students will begin with the basic fundamentals that will help them develop good playing habits. Topics that are often covered in bass lessons for beginners include:

  • Memorizing fretboard notes
  • Introduction to harmony, keys, chords and scale patterns
  • Diatonic chord introduction
  • Diminished chord patterns
  • How to read music

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Bass Guitar Lessons

After mastering the basics, it’s time to learn a few more challenging bass skills. Most students really begin making noticeable progress and gaining confidence during this stage. Some key skills that are commonly taught include:

  • Slap bass
  • Improving solo speed
  • Double stops
  • Melodic sequences
  • Picking and fretting techniques
  • Ghost notes

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Bass Guitar Lessons

At this stage, you’ll have the ability to perform impromptu, solo, or with a group. Once students arrive at this level, many bass guitar instructors include the following techniques in their lesson plans:

  • Super bass solos
  • Triplet slap bass
  • Mastering the entire fretboard
  • Style and groove breakdowns

Finding Bass Guitar Teachers Near You

Here at TakeLessons, we have hundreds of qualified and experienced bass guitar teachers near you. Local teachers offer lessons in-home or in-studio, and the average session ranges from thirty minutes to an hour. You can also sign up for convenient online lessons and learn from the comfort of your home. 

When using our directory, you’ll notice that our bass teachers have an array of experience and educational backgrounds, so you’re sure to find someone who is a good match for your interests. 

It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out or have been playing for years, one of our bass teachers near you can help improve your skills and confidence. So check out our teachers’ profiles and book your first lesson today! Need help? Don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our friendly student counselors for some extra assistance. 

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