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Andrew C.

75 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance/Jazz Studies/Music Education from University of the Arts
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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 o

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Andrew is fun, patient, knowledgeable and insightful. My skills and knowledge have grown vastly while enjoying every step along the way. Recommend him highly for anyone.
Philine
Andrew is a great teacher and person! I've really enjoyed taking lessons with him and have learned a lot! I would highly recommend Andrew to anyone learning to improve their guitar skills.
Antonio
I can't say enough about working with Andrew. He is able to work on whatever level you are at and also take you to the level you want to get to. I was hesitant to choose a teacher because there are so many here. From the first meeting I got so much from working with Andrew.
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Avi B.

17 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • BA in Music from CUNY City College of New York
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Avi B.

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The bass guitar doesn't get a lot of love. That's unfortunate, because playing bass is an incredible feeling. It's a foundational instrument and bringing that sense of stability to a song can make it go from sounding okay to sounding like real music you hear on the radio.

My bass students are taught the foundational skills and techniques, but also the rhythm and feel of playing bass. An instrument with a fairly low barrier to entry, bass is one of the best ways to get playing quickly. Will you pick up the bass today?

About Avi

***COVID-19 UPDATE: Until authorities have deemed it safe, all of my lessons will take place online. Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this strange and important time.*** Greetings! My name’s Avi and I’m committed to getting you to rock your heart out as quickly as possible.

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Taking lessons with Avi has been a great experience. He has been more than willing to work with my complicated schedule and very obviously cares about teaching. I tried learning guitar off of youtube for a little while but eventually hit a block. Learning with an actual teacher has been a world of difference.
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Kevin T.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $90
  • Speaks English, Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Teaching since 1990
  • B.A. Songwriting and Performance from Berklee College of Music
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Kevin T.

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Electric Bass Lessons

From Beginner to Advanced - All Ages

Well structured lesson plan covering all aspects of music, and specifically designed to help you reach your individual goals.

Styles taught: Rock, funk, jazz, country, blues, fusion, folk, R&B.

About Kevin

Kevin T. is a music professor at MUM, Vice president of the San Diego Songwriters guild, and CEO of Songwriting Planet. He is an instructor of guitar, bass, voice, piano, songwriting, composition, orchestration, jazz arranging, music theory, ear training, production and engineering, and music busine

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Keith
I’ve been taking lessons from Kevin for about 2 months. Before that I’d been kind of aimlessly playing around with guitar. I was playing by myself for about 20 years and basically had no timing and rhythm. I’m not a funk master yet but Kevin has given me tools that have greatly improved my timing and for the first time actually believing that I’m going to do this. Thanks
Asam
I started taking lessons with Kevin about a month ago I took lessons when I was a kid, and remember some things, but my hands do not yet so what my head is telling them. Kevin has been great, adjusting to what I already know and adding a lot of music theory, which I never had learned before. Highly recommend Kevin.
Jo
I started learning Ukulele with Kevin and then picked up Guitar lately, Kevin has a systematic way of teaching, instead of covering each and every chords, he summarizes them by different shapes, and also their variations, so you can memorize the basics and find their "relative" chords easier. He also taught music theories, how each chord is formed, and if you want to play a specific song, he's also glad to help on finding the exact chord and transfer them into different notes that suits you. Definitely have your notebook ready since there's a lot to learn. The harder thing for myself is with the online class, it's not as efficient as a face-to-face one, I also tend to be less motivated to practise but you ought to just find your own motivation!
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Trevor H.

20 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, German, Latin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music from University of the Pacific
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Trevor H.

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Learn how to play bass guitar. Right-hand technique, including slap bass. Standard notation when desired.

About Trevor

Every musician was first and foremost a fan of music. My love of music began when my mother took me to a performance of Beethoven's fifth symphony when, coincidentally, I was five. From that point, I started fervently listening to my mother's records (those are the huge, black monstrosities th

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Alex G.

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  • Speaks English, Ukranian, Russian
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Guitar Performance & Music Education from Music Conservatory of Brooklyn College
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Alex G.

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Any levels from the beginner to advanced students would be able to learn how to play the bass from scratch or learn new techniques of playing on bass, from jazz style to funk and rock bass playing,

About Alex

Hi, my name is Alex and I'm a Professional Guitar / Music Teacher with B.A. and M.A. in Guitar / Music Education. I have over 25 years of experience giving private lessons and teaching in schools in the Tri-state area to students of all ages and levels, from a complete beginner to advanced. I cove

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Wilson
Alex is a very patient and down to earth teacher. I've had teachers before but none have helped me progress as fast as Alex. He is very knowledgeable and shows me what a wonderful instrument the guitar is. I'm always excited to play more after our lessons. Would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to pick up the guitar.
Edward
I've been Alex's student for over 3 years and I've definitely noticed how much of a great teacher he is. He is very resourceful and knowledgeable so he can teach a lot of different genres from classical to the pop songs we hear today. His ability to teach makes it easy for me to learn and understand songs and pieces. Not only that, Alex cares about my progress and makes sure that I'm not confused or lost about any of the material he teaches me. In my time with Alex, I've noticed how much progress I've made and definitely recommend him for anyone who's looking to learn how to play the guitar.
Calum
Very patient with our 9-year-old
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Judy G.

25 Reviews
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  • Teaches students Male: 8 and up; Female: 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Judy G.

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Greetings!
These are beginning bass lessons. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to tune the instrument and play easy songs.

My lessons tailored to the student. We’ll create a Lesson plan with goals and a have live performance opportunity quarterly.

I typically use Hal Leonard books, as well as various other books and songs. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels. I can't wait to meet you!

About Judy

Greetings! Thanks for checking out my lessons. My name is Judy aka Groovy Judy. I'm a guitarist, singer, songwriter and performer. I've been playing music for 45 years and teaching private and group lessons for 17 years. I teach guitar, ukulele, beginning electric bass, beginning piano and songwrit

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Megan
Judy is fantastic and super nice!!!!
Michael
I'm a reasonably advanced bass player who needs to pick up some other instruments including guitar. This puts me in the awkward position of knowing too much for my own good when it comes to learning.

Judy has been great about reigning in my tendency to expect to "get it" immediately. At the same time, she's helped me make real, concrete progress in becoming competent on guitar. In the short time I've been taking lessons from her I've gone from being able to noodle a bit with random blues licks to being able to play actual songs and recognize and play chords.

I went into this knowing I would be a difficult student no matter how hard I tried not to be. Judy has not only coped, she has excelled.
McKenzie H.
This was my daughter's first lesson. She loved working with Judy. Said she makes learning to play the Ukulele fun and easy.

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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 $35 and $300 per hour.
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"I am a 28 year old bass player. Mirco is a fantastic bass instructor who is skilled across all genres and tailors his lessons specifically to my needs. I am an intermediate bass player that has been seeking to raise my skills to a more professional level for gigging and recording. Mirco has been instrumental in providing me with engaging material that challenges me to continue expanding my bass knowledge and proficiency on the instrument.

I would HIGHLY recommend Mirco as a bass instructor to players of all ages as well as skill levels."
Mitch
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Mirco M.
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"Known Greg for many years and have attended multiple clinics of his .
He is a fine teacher that is able to make things click in your head as he's teaching.
Great experience .."
David
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Knows his stuff able to break down so it can be understood very accommodating with schedule cancellations etc"
BRIAN
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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"Noah gave good exercises that help with familiarity with the fretboard/technique, and it was nice to practice on songs that I chose"
Serge-Olivier Amega
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Noah D.
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"Ed is an effective teacher that is patient and talented. He plays the bass effortlessly and has awesome taste in music! If you're a rock or metal fan and want to learn guitar or bass, you found your teacher. Thanks Ed!"
Jessie
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Edward E.
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"Greg is an absolute master of his craft! Greg makes learning fun & will make you a better musician. I highly recommend him for bass as well as his other instruments! Plus, he’s just a good dude 😁"
Dave
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Very good instructor. I was able to learn from him."
Gigi & Adam
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Andrew A.
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"Simply the Best or one of the Best Bass Teacher I ever had in my whole life !!!!
I've never learned so much from him, Thank you Akos ! !"
Miguel
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Akos F.
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"My grandkids took guitar lessons from Greg. They totally enjoyed the experience! Greg is a great teacher!!"
Gilda
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Knows his stuff, easy going and fun to work with."
Max
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Vince T.
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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 circle

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s 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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If you’ve ever seen or heard an MTV Unplugged concert, you’ve probably seen and heard an acoustic bass guitar. This is a hollow body instrument that is the size of an acoustic guitar, but has the sound of a bass. In the 1980s and 1990s, rock bands would perform their electric guitar songs with acoustic guitars, and bassists could be heard or seen playing these instruments that are not too common in the world of music.  But if they made it all the way to the MTV screens for decades, why h …

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How to Read & Find Bass Guitar Tabs For Your Favorite Songs

Want to play all of your favorite songs on bass? Learn where to find the tabs you need in this guest post by San Diego teacher Justine D...   Bass guitar tabs can help you sharpen your listening skills, try out new skills and techniques, and — of course — learn your favorite songs’ bass lines! In this blog post, we’ll cover where you can find bass guitar tabs and how to decide which one you want to use. What is a bass guitar tab and how do you read it? Did you know that “ …

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5 Best Bass Guitar Brands on a Budget

In the market for a bass guitar? Here, Orange, CA teacher Miller W. explores the best bass guitar brands to consider if you're on a budget...   This list of the best bass guitar brands will give you a good frame of reference for finding a quality instrument while on a budget. While not always the cheapest options available, these basses are built to a reliably high standard for the price and can always be found for at least under $1000, if not much less. 1) Squier by Fender (Range: $27 …

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