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Avi B.

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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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. My

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David N.
Avi has been teaching me for four months and somehow he has turned me into a semi-decent guitar player. I didn’t think it was possible to make so much progress so fast but it’s all due to Avi. I cannot imagine a better teacher. Knowledgeable, patient, kind and just has a way to take music from a page to the student’s hands. If I could give Avi six stars, I would.
Clay B.
Awesome first lesson with Avi! Natural ability to connect with kids!
Cody
Really great teacher, explains really well.
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Andrew C.

42 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Jack L.
Easy to talk to and understand. Gave specific tips and practice instructions. I'm looking forward to next lesson.
Joseph
Ive had several instructors in the past for very short amounts of time. Never finding one I truly felt was a good fit for me. Andrew is the first instructor that I feel truly listens to what I wanted to learn and the songs that inspire me. He doesn't come off dogmatic. Instead, while still focusing on basic principles that are essential for a beginner like myself, his approach is fresh, fun and modern. Eliminating the intimidating blocks that can come with learning a new instrument. What blew me away the most was that we are doing our lessons online. And their is no hindrance what can be achieved in the lesson through this format . I would say its been even better for me as I can go back and look at what we've worked on throughout the week. A tool that has been truly essential. We've only had two lessons and I'm already playing along to a Tom Petty song. I look forward to what's next. Hands down best Teacher I've ever had. Highly recommend.
Thomas A.
Andrew is very patient and took the time to listen/understand my interests and playing level before designing his lesson for me. Off to a great start!
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Robert M.

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  • Teaching since 1989
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Blake
Blake really enjoyed it & Robert was patient & very informative.
Mikhaela
Although I'm a fairly new learner, I chose Robert as a teacher because he teaches everything from beginner to advanced. I'm glad I did -- his depth of knowledge is clear and he understands my questions quickly and can answer from different angles to make sure I understand. After just two lessons I feel like I've gained a lot already and am excited to continue learning.
Michael
Robert is a super nice guy, great teacher, and extremely knowledgeable about the guitar.
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Damontae S.

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  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Music Performance conc. Jazz Saxophone from Kennesaw State University
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Damontae S.

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A full understanding of the bass guitar, including:
-Technique
-Role in a band
-Being comfortable with the instrument
-Much More!

About Damontae

I strive to create a comfortable inviting environment for students to learn in. I have played the saxophone for 10 years, starting in middle school and now playing in college. I am currently getting my degree for Saxophone Performance. I look forward to passing on my knowledge and expertise!

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Brad L.
Enjoyed it.
Tracy H.
Another good lesson. you don't have to keep asking.
Tracy H.
Damontae is a good teacher, I can tell from my first lesson. He is calm and knows how to show you what important skills to practice, and build upon during your next class. He knows what he is doing.
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Chris B.

37 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Business Administration from William Paterson University
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Chris B.

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Slap technique in the style of Red Hot Chili Peppers

About Chris

My name is Chris B. and I've been playing music for most of my life. The best lesson that I've personally learned is that a musician is never done learning. Once you start believing that you know everything there is to know about your instrument then you've stopped growing musically. Personall

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Marley
Awesome first lesson for our 14 year old daughter! She’s pumped to continue with Chris, and we’re pleased with the entire process so far.
Ron
I have been taking lessons from Chris for 5 years. He is very open to learn and teach all styles of music. in turn, allowing me learn and play music I though i never would. His guidance in "the technology" of music is also greatly appreciated.
The learning experience with Chris is top notch, never an issue with communication or punctuality.Always able to move around his busy schedule for the "adult" student.
I want to thank Chris for allowing to find my "Soul Mustard" He is the best you can find

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Jay
Chris is an awesome instructor! He was patient and professional. I was truly a beginner and Chris helped me every step of the way. I would recommend him to anyone looking to pick up a guitar or further enhance your skills. Thanks for all the help!
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Akos F.

26 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Hungarian, Serbian
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Akos F.

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I am an experienced bass guitar teacher with 10+ years of professional career behind me.

I'm looking for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of good playing habits (learning the right songs that you makes you a better musician!). I specialize in rock, jazz and funk. I focus on playing by memory but sheet music and cheat sheets are also available upon request.
I also have the following tools available to use during lessons: sound recordings, sheet music, and more upon request.

Let's plug in that guitar and play some smooth bass lines :)

About Akos

Hi there and thanks for stopping by. I'm an electric bass player with a history of touring around the world playing rock, funk and jazz styles. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with Bachelor's of Music in Professional Music. I am currently teaching and playing music professionally. I ha

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Bryce S.
Akos is patient, explains well and teaches mostly with songs instead of exercises. Definitely worth it!

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"I'm having fun learning the bass!"
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Alexander A.
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"I have been taking lessons from Rob for several years. He is a terrific instructor and very personable. I know have an excellent knowledge of my instrument, some music theory, and can play music with other musicians. I highly recommend him"
Allan
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Robert D.
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"The best lesson I have taken! I look forward to future lessons because I am learning so much!"
Aaron
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Stephen L.
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"This guy is great. He is making things simple and understandable."
Gregory
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Ronald 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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"My son has been taking lessons for a few weeks and loves it. Greg is personable, relatable and patient. We look forward to continuing the lessons."
Alex
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Greg is the funkiest teacher I have ever had the pleasure to be taught and mentored by. Definitely NOT a waste of my family’s time or money."
Sawyer
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Jason has been teaching my son for about 6 weeks now. My son head dyslexia and other special needs that make learning difficult. Jason has done a wonderful job teaching and sparking my child's joy in music! Excellent teacher. Highly recommended."
Beth
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Jason M.
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"Great experience, very very easy to work with! A+ Highly recommenced!"
Robbie
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Edward E.
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"Greg has taught myself, my son and my daughter all guitar and has done a fantastic job! He is always encouraging and full of knowledge."
Bridget
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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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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