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Dave M.

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Woodside, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dave M.

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Bass Guitar is the sweet spot between rhythm and melody. Learning that bass is not just a low-end guitar, but a pivot between the drummer and guitarist(s) in the band, you'll find yourself listening to and playing music from an all new, entirely unique perspective. I've been playing bass for 15 years, and have found of my session work as a bass player. Being able to keep the beat while enhancing and shaping the melody of a song is key, and on top of various techniques, that will be the focus of our lessons.

About Dave

Hi, my name is Dave, and I've been teaching guitar & bass for almost 15 years. Working as a professional musician, I've made the time to teach students of all ages. Teaching has been my passion alongside performing since I first picked up an instrument, and I look forward to meeting and working wit

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Julian
Dave is a great teacher and has helped me for 2 years whenever I have a problem he takes time out of the lesson to help me on a specific instruction. He pushes me to do better but we still go at a place we’re I am comfortable.
Adam
My kids loved Dave and can’t wait for him to come back!
Van
As highly as Dave's previous reviews spoke of him, he still managed to exceed any expectations I had. He was calm, reassuring, and it was immediately apparent just how comfortable he is teaching small children. Dave managed to hold the attention of my 5 year old for the entire lesson, and left my son excited about learning and confident that he can do it! I feel very fortunate to have found such a great teacher for my child.
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Patrick A.

1 Review
New York, NY
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Awarded GA Hall of Fame Talent Search Scholarship recipient from GA Music Hall of Fame
  • Teaching since 2013
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Patrick A.

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I have been playing electric bass since 2014, mainly as a studio musician! I have a unique approach to the instrument and to understanding the fretboard because of my experience as a guitarist as well!

About Patrick

I am a professional guitarist, composer, and educator living in the Greater Atlanta Area. I started playing guitar while in high school at Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School. I owe a lot of my success to my time spent here as this school is consistently ranked one of the top schools in the nation. I

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Drew
He’s great! 1 lesson in and already learned some new tricks!

Albert M.

21 Reviews
Highlands, NJ
Starting at $40
  • Speaks english, English
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Awarded Honors Award from SUNY Fredonia
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Albert M.

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I've been teaching Bass for blues and rock for 15 years. My style is to give you what is needed in technique and scale work to get you to play all the songs you want as soon as possible. Its a fun hands on way to go, and to ear train you so that you can figure out song on your own.

About Albert

Thirty three years of performing and teaching experience. Specialty in Rock, Blues, Finger Style, Country, Folk, Classical, Funk and Punk. Bachelor of Arts in Classical Performance from Fredonia University. Proficient in theory, reading, composition and arranging, songwriting. Recording artist for

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Lynn
I would recommend Albert for anyone looking to give guitar a try. I am 40 and had ZERO musical background, and always wanted to play guitar. I was attracted to the way a guitar would light up a room. Albert is the perfect guide to help unlock the mysteries of the guitar. Albert has created an extremely positive learning environment for me both during a lesson and at home. I feel like I take home another piece of the puzzle after each lesson.

Albert as a teacher.
The most notable quality to me is that he truly wants to see you learn guitar and enjoy playing. His attention to detail is great and is completely engaged in the lesson. He introduces music theory in just the right dose, and then shows you how it applies to what and how you are playing. He makes theory fun leaving you excited to unlock the next level. His depth of music knowledge is impressive, and an incredible asset for his students. Albert has a bright positive energy and I always look forward to my lessons with him. Alberts house is at the end of a quiet road across from the water and a marina. His Jam space is very Zen and his lovely wife is one of the nicest people I have ever met. Good vibes for sure. Sometimes I feel like I just left a yoga class lol. Albert is flexible with lesson times and very accommadating. I play the guitar every day and enjoy every moment of it. I have two guitars now (acoustic and electric) I am having fun learning and look forward to my next lesson. If your looking for a guitar guru Albert is a home run!
Chuck
I agree with everything everyone else says about Albert so I don't want to repeat. I started with him when I retired (bucket list litem) and Albert is very patient and helpful ( as well as accommodating my uneven scheduling). You get into songs you like right away and learn technique within the songs as you go. He'll give you as much theory as you want. Shortly after you start with Albert you'll feel like your learning/ playing with a friend... I highly recommend him!
Jaye
The reason Albert is the best instructor ever is that he is really gifted at his craft and at teaching. So many people can do one or the other. Albert makes it fun and instills a desire to practice, and balances theory/performance goals. He is college educated in music and will teach the fundamentals-having said that, he would make a great teacher for the advanced player as well.

Finally, he is the most patient teacher I know, a plus for you and/or your child. I would be pleased to talk personally to anyone considering Albert for lessons.

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Jason W.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Jason W.

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I've been teaching bass guitar for over 12 years now in a variety of different styles. Some styles include, but not limited to: rock, metal, funk, blues, pop and more. I like to work on various techniques and playing styles so that my students develop their own unique approach and can incorporate many different styles into their own playing.

About Jason

I've been playing and studying guitar for 17 years as well as teaching for 14. I grew up in Minnesota and started playing guitar when I was 13 years old. Self-taught for three years, I developed a passion and love for music. Upon turning 16, I expanded my knowledge studying with a local guitarist,

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Josh
Jason is an AMAZING TEACHER!!! He is so fun and knowledgeable. I found him on Instagram. I was always admiring his guitar playing whenever I saw his videos. I reached out to him and I took my first lesson last week via Skype since I'm living in a different state. I'm looking forward to what he is gonna teach me next! Thank you so much Jason!
Jimmy
I took several lessons with Jason and he is a very knowledgeable guitar teacher and he makes the learning experience a good one. He breaks down the teaching experience so even the most beginning student can understand it and he caters to his students individual needs.
Lauren M.
Jason is awesome. He is intelligent, prepared, cool, kind, and patient. I'm really looking forward to getting better at this guitar thing with him. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND HIM YOU LOVERS, ARTISTS, FRIENDS, AND STRANGERS.
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Fabian D.

21 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Fabian D.

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*Learning bass grooves and techniques
*Working on timing
*Learning rhythmic/percussive bass patterns
*Learning any song you would like to learn

About Fabian

My goal as a teacher is to direct my students to a more extensive use of their instrument without losing that special quality that sets each individual apart. I will help you establish a solid foundation of technique so you can meet any musical challenge squarely and with confidence. I love working

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Tom
Great teacher, very patient with my son.
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Steven Friedman
Fabian is a great and patient teacher. He is very knowledgeable and helpful. Not sure if it’s my computer or internet connection, but there were several problems staying connected with him during the session.
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Nicole C.

64 Reviews
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Starting at $28
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Master's from Dowling College
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Nicole C.

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Students will learn how to read music notation, hand warm-ups, and how to maintain your bass.

About Nicole

Nicole began her musical journey on Long Island, New York when she began piano lessons at age five. While receiving training on piano, she joined her elementary school orchestra in the 3rd grade and quickly soared with violin. During this period, Nicole began learning music theory and the art of

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Cory H.
Nicole was awesome, She's really knowledgeable and worked with me at a pace that was good for me. I would recommend her to anyone.
Emilio T.
Our son is new to the bass guitar. Nicole has been so patient and kind. He is learning a lot. We couldn't be more appreciative of her services.
Kenneth C.
Nicole was very patient for a new and beginner, took her time and explained everything in detail outstanding job Nicole looking forward to my next lesson. KC/ USMC Retired.

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The average cost of 60-minute bass guitar lessons in New York is $64. 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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"Andrew is a fantastic teacher!
He will go at your pace and make sure he is focusing on what you really want to accomplish. not to mention he is an actual gigging musician so he plays a lot. If you want to play in a band or play with a group he has feedback on that information for you as well!
I personally don't think you could go wrong with a teacher like Andrew."
Jared
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Andrew C.
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"I've had a good experience with Alex. He has a very thoughtful approach and is very knowledgeable. I think he is a great teacher and would fully recommend him."
jeff
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Alexander A.
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"I got a lot more out of the lesson than I anticipated. Great teacher. Looking forward to becoming a better bass player with his knowledge and expertise."
Ken
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Damien S.
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"Joe is awesome

I came to Joe with some basic knowledge and skills on bass, he recognized this and built on it very quickly. I feel my skilled has tripled in the short time I've taken lessons with Joe. Our lessons are never boring an he does so much more than tell me to play a set of notes, he challenges me to make my own way and improvise. I would definitely recommend him for anyone wanting to learn an instrument."
Peter
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Joe M.
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"Matt was great! Made the experience enjoyable and applicable."
Jennifer
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Matt B.
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"I am a 53 year old student learning how to play bass guitar. John is an excellent instructor & teacher! I began playing "Louie Louie"& "The eye of the Tiger" in the 1st session. Awesome!!!!"
Sharon
Took Bass Guitar lessons from John B.
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"Jeff Stetson is & has been my #1 recommendation to learn to play music for 20+ years!

Jeff was probably the best thing to happen to me as a teenager. I took bass lessons from Jeff for 5 years & in that time, my world of music expanded as did my skills in playing music. My lessons with Jeff prepared me well enough to enter into college level music courses. If I had an audition, Jeff zeroed in on what I needed to know & helped me get the gig. His study techniques work, if you work em'! He will show you what you want & you will get a whole lot more. Ask him about the Louie Louie/Wild Thing thread & you will get the history & learn to play R-n-R, the Blues, R.n.B, Funk. & the foundations of Jazz. All levels, all styles, Jeff Stetson is my #1 recommendation for learning music. Thanks Jeff, I am positive you helped keep me out of trouble & possibly jail too."
Matt
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Jeff S.
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"For this first lesson things went very well and looking forward to more."
Jorge
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Joe A.
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"Dave is the best teacher I have had! He is patient, knowledgeable, and just an overall friendly guy. He teaches to your speed and makes the experience fun. I would definitely suggest booking a lessen with Dave - you wont regret it."
Lauren
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Dave M.
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"At 67 years old I was a little nervous picking up a new instrument. I chose Edward and am glad that I did. He is patient and listens to each request that I make. He's teaching me in a way that is comfortable and to my liking. He goes the extra mile to teach me only songs that I wish to learn along with hints that make it easier. I couldn't ask for a better instructor and would highly recommend Edward. if you choose him, you will be glad that you did."
Gerald
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Edward E.
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Bass Guitar Lessons in NYC

People travel from all around the world to chase their artistic dreams in The Big Apple. Musicians, singers and actors flock here not only to study with top instructors but to have ample job opportunities to complement their training. Are you ready to start pursuing your dream with bass lessons in NYC?

If you’ve considered bass lessons in New York City, why wait? There are hundreds of experienced teachers available to help you learn in-person or online with professional lessons. Whether you want to play rock, blues, pop, classical or new wave bass grooves, TakeLessons the right teacher for you.

The Benefits of Bass Guitar Lessons in New York City

Besides the wide array of entertainment and famous artists that live in this exciting city, those taking bass lessons in NYC are sure to be inspired by their surroundings. Lovely Central Park, the glorious skyline and the grand Statue of Liberty are just a few of the landmarks that make this city an inspirational setting. And let’s not forget, it’s the home of Electric Lady Studios and the famous Strawberry Fields.

If you’re ready to learn the basic techniques of bass guitar, become familiar with the fretboard or feel ready to take your studies to the next level, New York bass lessons are the solution. We have more than 200 dedicated teachers offering both online and in-person instruction in a studio setting, both in the city and in communities such as the Bronx, Harlem, Queens and Manhattan.

Some of our instructors offering bass guitar classes in New York City have completed prestigious musical programs and degrees from Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music. Under their guidance, you’ll quickly become the bass player you dream of being. You’ll be able to develop skills in the style you choose, so you can play along with your favorite songs.

Finding a Teacher for Bass Guitar Classes in NYC

Do you want to be able to jam out on the bass as a hobby? Perhaps, you want to be highlighted on a big stage someday, or remotely tucked into the pit at a Broadway show. Whatever your goals are, bass guitar lessons in NYC are sure to help launch you into the realm of musical success.

Among the experienced teachers in our directory, you’ll find many at the professional level. For example, Ahmad G.’s profile boasts 100 positive reviews from former students and he’s been listed as one of the top guitar players of all time by “The Examiner.” Ahmad has won numerous global guitar competitions in the rock-and-roll category.

Those seeking a more classical sound might enjoy someone like Eric J. in Brooklyn—much like the 300+ students who sing rave reviews about his bass lessons in New York City. Eric offers online and in-studio lessons. He teaches numerous performance techniques, music theory and composition, and even sight-reading skills. Ready to sign up? Learn more about the next step below.

Where to Take Bass Guitar Lessons in New York City

Getting to New York bass lessons can propose a challenge, even for those with flexible schedules. It’s no secret that traffic congestion and construction delays in the City of Dreams are far from dreamy, regardless of the time of day. So, when scheduling bass guitar lessons in New York City, be sure to keep in mind how you will get there.

The good news is that the city has a diverse public transit system that includes buses, trains, the subway system and even a free ferry for those traveling to one of the nearby island communities, like Staten Island. The famous NYC cab is also a good option, as are walking and biking if your chosen lesson location isn’t too far away.

One idea to consider is taking online lessons with your instructor, to ease the traffic and travel burden. These sessions would be ideal for refining your sound and skills, or following up on previous in-person lessons.

Where to Practice Bass in New York

There are dozens of groups across the city that bass players looking to gain some practice can join. Check out Jazz in the Afternoon in the Local 802 Clubroom and their other weekly events. If you’re serious about playing, consider supporting #MusiciansofNY, which keeps the spirit of music alive and well in the cultural capital of the world.

Additionally, many opt to gather at open mic nights such as the Village Underground, Pete’s Candy Store and Prohibition. Street musicians are all the rage in NYC, but to play a bass guitar with an amplifier, you must obtain a Street Musician or Performers Permit from the city.

Simply put, there’s no better place to take bass guitar lessons and jumpstart a new career than the Big Apple, and TakeLessons makes it easy to start bass guitar lessons in NYC through our simple-to-use directory. Take a look at our instructors today! You’re sure to find one you love.

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