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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing 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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Average Cost of Bass Guitar Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute bass guitar lessons is $59. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $25 and $207 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$34 average
$108
45-min $20
 
$46 average
$100
60-min $25
 
$59 average
$207

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute bass guitar lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute bass guitar lessons are 23% less expensive at $46, and 30-minute lessons cost 43% less at $34.

Curious how much bass guitar lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best bass guitar teachers .

Bass Guitar Lesson Reviews from Students

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Popular Bass Guitar teachers

Eric J.

Brooklyn, NY
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Trevor H.

El Cajon, CA
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Joe R.

Glen Rock, PA
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About Eric J.

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Brooklyn, NY

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Right hand: finger style, pick & slapping/popping
Groove, rhythms and playing time
Time signatures, walking bass lines, arpeggios, chords
Double stops, chords & improvising.

Chord/Music theory and bass line construction/development

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Austin W. February 12, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
Eric has been the most patient, well-prepared teacher I have ever had. Very concise and a great player himself. Jumped right into lessons that pertain to my playing style and my musical interests. Looking forward to continuing to grow as a player with Eric
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Laura February 5, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Eric is an excellent voice coach. He can hear the tiniest fluctuations in your voice and knows exactly what is going on and will help you achieve correct placement to produce the sound you want. Working with him has made singing way less stressful for me and he is really encouraging. I’ve only had a handful of lessons and I’m already hearing major improvements in my range and singing all my favorite songs has become easier as well. He really is a godsend.
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Karena R. January 26, 2019
· Logic Pro Software · In studio
Eric is a great teacher. Because he is in a working band (Google: Wildstreet) he has firsthand knowledge of what works in the trenches of ClubLand. As you might notice, he possesses a breadth of knowledge of all things musical. I started out taking Logic Pro X lessons with Eric but segued into bass lessons. You might say that he is the Amazon of sound lessons, electronic and acoustic. The studio that he teaches out of is really cool and right near the Grand Sreet stop on the L train. I recommend Eric without hesitation.

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El Cajon, CA

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

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Will January 11, 2019
· Music Theory · In home
Trevor is wonderful and sensitive to special learning needs.
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Randy W. November 20, 2018
· Bass Guitar · Online
I would think the first lesson is always the hardest to start since as an instructor you don’t know what skill level you will be teaching. Trevor started the class asking what I wanted to accomplish and ended with lots of practice lessons for me to complete. Looking forward to more classes with him.
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Mike M. March 9, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Trevor is great, he has patience for us beginners, explains things well and answers all my questions. The rest is up to me.

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Glen Rock, PA

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I play bass guitar as a member of "The Morris Oakley Band", a 5 piece classic rock cover band. My knowledge of music theory translates perfectly to the bass.

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kasey D. January 17, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Very good lesson
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Tess B. March 8, 2018
· Musical Theater · In studio
After only two lessons, I can tell he's an awesome guy with a ton of enthusiasm for music and teaching. He definitely knows what he's doing, wants to share that with his students, and took the time to learn about my goals and history with performing. Went above and beyond by sending recordings of exercises to work on at home. So excited to keep working with him.
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Michael January 15, 2018
· Singing · In studio
I had never had one-on-one singing lessons before, but Joe put me at ease immediately. He was able to pick up on my abilities within the course of the first lesson, and I appreciate how he took the time to get to know me and my singing interests.

Rachel C.

Nashville, TN
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Brett L.

Lima, NY
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Stephen B.

Irvine, CA
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About Rachel C.

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Nashville, TN
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I have taught bass for 10 years and believe students should get to play what they want to play! Students are asked to come up with a list of songs and/or artists they would love to play. Through teaching chords, note reading and theory, the song possibilities are endless! I also can help the aspiring singer/bass player to be able to both play and sing simultaneously.

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Madison January 31, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · Online
Rachel was my first ever guitar teacher. But after about a year and a half with her I just got way to busy. To anyone that is looking for a teacher for any instrument I would defiantly recommend Rachel. She is such an amazing artist and just an amazing person.
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Jessica R. June 5, 2018
· Fiddle · Online
Rachel is amazing! I’ve been playing violin my whole life and have still learned a ton just from the first few lessons. Also love that it’s online so I can take lessons without driving anywhere, very convenient.
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Polly J. May 29, 2018
· Fiddle · Online
Rachel is patient and listened to me... I think it is a good match...

About Brett L.

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Child or adult if you are serious about bass guitar I will customize your lessons to maximize your potential. What ever style you want to learn I can help you achieve your goals will by providing to you my 20 years of real-world experience as a gigging musician.

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Vic V. October 1, 2017
· Guitar · In home
A great start. I think he knows what I want, and how I want to learn guitar
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Hunter A. August 28, 2016
· Bass Guitar · In studio
First lesson went very well. Looking forward to the next.
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Deborah Dickson Jones December 7, 2015
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I just had my first lesson with Brett and he customized it according to my individual needs and circumstance. I am passionate about guitar and folk music but have no musical experience. Bretts plan is to start with the very basics and move forward from there. He was very patient with me and his directions were easy to follow. Though I am a senior I feel like I am 20 years old again and learning a new skill. Thanks Brett
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About Stephen B.

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Each lesson is designed on the level of the student's ability from beginner to advanced. Rock, R&B, funk, jazz, blues, POP and country music. I like to use song learning as a vehicle to sharpen your skills. Learning skills through songs is more fun for beginners. More advanced students will work on everything from theory, reading, harmony; and how you can use scales and arpeggios in a number of ways over several different styles of music.

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Katherine December 6, 2018
· Electric Guitar · In studio
Lesson was fun!!!!

I can play the basic chords before I met him. Stephen can oversee the problems and fix it when in the first lesson. I was like....WoW!!! He is a experienced guitar instructor. Impressed!!!
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Rob T. June 4, 2018
· Electric Guitar · In home
Stephen is a brilliant and experienced guitar instructor. My wife signed me up the electric guitar lesson with Stephen after my retirement about a year ago. I told him that I had no music background and just wanted to be able to play the 70’s songs I like. The lesson plan is based on my level and my goal. I started the fundamentals and now I can play most my favorite 70’s songs. I enjoy every lesson with him. What I learn in one hour class can fill out the rest of the week. Thank you for making my retired life so meaningful. “It’s never too old to play guitar! “ I would highly recommend Stephen to anyone who wants to learn to play the guitar!
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Emma M. May 21, 2018
· Electric Guitar · In studio
Amazing guitar learning experience with Stephen!!!
Stephen is a very knowledgeable and professional music instructor. I have been taking lesson at his studio for about 8 months. I go there once a week for my 45 min class and practice 15 min every other days at home. Now I can play the musics I like. Also, during the lesson, he always put the me in the live band situation so I can react to the beats and rhythm from different instruments. Fun!!!!!!!!!

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Bass Guitar Lessons

Do you want to learn how to play the bass guitar? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Private bass guitar lessons and classes with a TakeLessons Certified™ teacher near you or online accelerates progress, increases enjoyment, and improves every beginner's chances of becoming an expert player.

One of the most constructive activities young people can engage in is to learn how to play a musical instrument. If rock, blues or jazz music are your style, bass guitar lessons are a great choice. Although guitar or drums tend to the most popular options, bass is a cool instrument because it helps to keep the rhythm going in the music with its low end rumble.

As you begin to learn bass or bass electric guitars, you’ll notice that it is not a difficult musical instrument to learn. After a few months of bass guitar lessons - whether in-home, studio, or online classes - you should be able to play certain riffs or even full songs by ear. You’ll also find your senses heightened as a result of your instruction and ongoing practice sessions.

Based on how you’re progressing, our bass guitar teachers can also suggest which supplemental journals or ‘how to play guitar’ books to use between your scheduled lessons. This will ensure you continue to improve and you keep your bass playing skills sharp.

Still not convinced you need private bass guitar lessons? Check out the top benefits of our lessons:

• Lessons are fully customized for your age, experience level and interests. • Extensive roster of certified, friendly electric bass guitar teachers. • Access to an online lesson journal to keep you on track and motivated. • 100% Money Back Guarantee.

Our bass guitar instructors work with students of all ages: kids, teenagers, adults, and even seniors. We guarantee a customized experience that will exceed your expectations. In fact, we are so committed to your happiness that we offer all new customers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on your first lesson.

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