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Popular Bass Guitar Teachers in New York, NY

Rodrigo D.

4 Reviews
Jersey City, NJ
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Portuguese, English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rodrigo D.

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I teach bass guitar to students of all levels and ages. My lessons are customized to the student's needs and goals as well with the support of methods that I consider specially important to the learning of the bass technique, such as: "Hal Leonard Electric Bass Method Book I, II, III", followed by uncountable songs that will be suggested either by the student or me.

About Rodrigo

Rodrigo Moreira is a guitarist/bassist and music educator born in Brazil, Florianopolis/SC, and has resided in NYC area since 2019 where he works with students of all ages and teaches courses focused on Harmony, Improvisation, Guitar/Bass Proficiency, and Musical Beginning to kids and adults. He gr

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Joao
Great teacher! I've learned a lot of cool songs and it was nice how Rodrigo pays attention to details that I wasn't aware of.
Hugo
Rodrigo is a very inspiring guitar teacher! He made me love music even more by helping me overcome every obstacle that came up along the way. Truly recommend having him as a teacher!
Lucas
Rodrigo is an amazing guitar player and teacher. Classes are always fun and informative, I feel like I learn something new every week. I went from not being able to play a single chord to playing my favorites songs on guitar! Highly recommend him!
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Juan C.

9 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, Spanish, Japanese
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Juan C.

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I teach all guitar levels, all ages, with many years of experience. My students have earned the highest scores on the NYSSMA (New York Music Association) yearly evaluation. Aside from that, the relationship with my students is always very respectful, friendly and patient.

About Juan

Originally from Colombia, Juan Calderon has been a resident of New York City since 2008. His music blends classical, modern, and avant-garde elements. He draws from his experience as a recording and touring rock guitarist in Colombia and Miami, his studies of East Asian music, inspired by interacti

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Dawn G.
Juan is wonderful and very knowledgeable in music. He is very patient and makes you feel comfortable. I leave a lesson feeling like I am accomplished and relaxed. It nice to see progress in such a little time. I go home with enthusiasm to learn more and want practice to do so.
Chrystine R.
With a patient and intuitive approach, Juan tailors each lesson to fit not only the student’s skill level, but also desire for depth of understanding. When I first began taking lessons, I was only able to plunk a few chords and play along with a few basic songs. However, over the course of a year and a half with Juan, I gained a foundational knowledge of the classical guitar, as well as the confidence to site read and play a range of other styles of guitar music. He seamlessly integrated music theory concepts into song studies, helping me learn major/minor scales and chord shapes, and then apply this knowledge to better understand song structures and composition. It has been such a great experience learning from Juan, especially because he is both an exemplary teacher and guitar player!
Dionne T.
Juan is awesome. He makes learning guitar easy and never complicates it .. and makes it fun. He's a great teacher.

John L.

16 Reviews
Hastings on Hudson, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, spanish, french
  • Awarded Most Valuable Soloist from Berkely Jazz Fest 1995
  • Jazz Performance from San Diego State University
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John L.

16 Reviews
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College Performance Degree in Bass
Diploma from Grove School of Music in Bass
20 years professional experience of Bass Playing

About John

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to inquire about studying music with me. Music and studying music has always been a passionate experience for me. I have been so blessed with the teachers and fellow musicians in my life. You should realize that your study of music may start with me

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Emily C.
The first lesson was great. John is a great communicator .
Jeremiah
John is good teacher, I completely satisfied.
Aidan
Very comfortable atmosphere. John asked my son what his goals were and tgen taylored instruction to help him meet those goals..We were very pleased! We highly recommend him.

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Alexander A.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Sign Language
  • Bachelor's of Music in Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alexander A.

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Bass is my primary instrument - I love playing bass! I also love to teach it.

As a bassist, my primary concern is with your technique. I will show you proven strategies to help you play with power, control, and minimal effort. These principals set the foundations from which all world-class players are built. Every single lesson is designed just for you. We focus on your goals while having fun playing music together. We talk about good practice habits and how to achieve new heights with your abilities. You learn to play songs that you recognize as well as improvising basslines of your own.

Bass is a fabulous instrument because it has the biggest influence on harmony. We will see exactly WHY the bass controls the music and HOW to get the results your ear is searching for. By helping you understand the fundamental principles of music we can take the guess work out of your playing, enabling you to make solid choices with consistent results.

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Alex

About Alexander

My name is Alex, and my passion is teaching music. I offer clients a unique learning experience with customized lesson plans and personalized attention to fit your exact goals and needs. These aren’t just words to me…they are a commitment I make to everyone that I have the pleasure of working wit

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Goudjor
Good afternoon sir, my name is Goudjor messanvi Chris& I just read about you but I'm just starting my guitar lesson & I think your explanation is far better & please can we chart so I can be your student? Thank.
Andrew
Great instructor ! He knows to shift focus towards what you need to work on. As soon as the instructions are given or the questions he asks you feel relief because the energy is going towards what you already feel you need to work on and not just moving on to the next lesson. The tailored lessons make for a low pressure learning environment to fit your needs. As long as your consistant with receiving his lessons you will get where you want to be with your talents and be jammin out soon.
Sandy F.
Very knowledgeable, tailored the lesson to my level and very open to anything that I want to learn.

Peter A.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $100
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Peter A.

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Get in the groove!

About Peter

I have been composing and producing music for 20+ years. Since I got my first guitar at 13, I've been playing in bands, writing, recording & mixing songs. Touring with bands throughout the U.S. And personally learning from my network of industry veterans who have worked with bands such as: The Roll

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Timothy ..
Peter seems like at nice guy with a true passion for music. In a short amount of time, he was able to share a good place to start with in guitar. Thanks Peter!
George
I had a great time learning how to play guitar and am on my way to playing my favorite songs! Would highly recommend!!
Joseph
I learned everything I know about guitar from Peter, because of him I have an excellent understanding of not only how to play guitar, but how to structure and write music. This has led me to play live music and jam with musicians on a regular basis. He is an amazing guitar instructor, and can teach you whatever you want to learn — I highly recommend him.
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Gio A.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2005
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Gio A.

25 Reviews
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I've played guitar and bass guitar for many years and am happy to share my experience and skills with novice players. I play and enjoy all genres of music - rock, pop, jazz, hip-hop, country. You name it!

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is wh

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Ron M.
Sure had fun and Gio gave me a lot of homework. This is good. I'm starting to get a good understanding of the Harmonica.
Ron M.
A great introduction to a Harmonica. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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"He is so friendly and professional. I really enjoy his lesson."
Josh
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Gabriel H.
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"Eric is great! My teenage daughter has really enjoyed learning guitar and bass from him. He is very patient and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend working with him."
Rachel
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Most Excellent Teacher

I feel very grateful to have found and now be taught by Jesse. Despite my considerable age beyond his, he treats me as a peer and has kept me on my toes with learning tasks. Further, lessons are actually fun as well as challenging and about once a quarter, we have "band night" where many of his active students come together to socialize and to "jam" together.
I've had other teachers in my life (I'm in my 60's) and Jesse is by far the most intelligent, skillful and enthusiastic.
My only regret is that I didn't find him sooner."
Robert
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Jesse M.
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"Jenn was patient, thoughtful, and flexible. We are definitely coming back!"
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Jennifer P.
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"Great first lesson, will definitely be back!"
Andrew
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"This is the guy you are looking for.

At 42 I finally got around to buying my first guitar (no musical background other than fan) and set about teaching myself with books and videos. 10 months later I realized that in spite of working at it every day I was going to get to the 1-year mark and not be able to play a single song all the way through (of the 70's and 80's hard rock that I love, I could play "Twinkle-Twinkle Little Star" pretty well). I was rapidly becoming "that guy" who can play sloppy intros to 300 songs, but nothing else.

I looked around the web, and settled on Ahmad because of his credentials and reviews, and I could not be happier with my choice.

The thing that makes Ahmad special is that he put as much effort into becoming a great guitar teacher as he did in becoming a great guitar player. Every lesson is tailored exactly to my ability at that time. If ever I have had particular trouble with something Ahmad is ready with additional material, alternate ways to learn it, different ways to explain it. No matter what the technique or concept, Ahmad has seen this mistake before and knows just what to do. Some days I leave with many pages of material to master, and some days just one or two. It is all about how slowly or quickly I am picking up the new thing, and all about learning things the right way so that the foundation is solid when I am ready to advance to the next level. There is no schedule or competition (except with myself) and the only objective is to learn more and get better.

To show examples in action Ahmad routinely finds 70s and 80s hard rock for me (not every single note is from Guns-n-Roses of course, but if a particular concept relates to something in a familiar song from the genre, that's the one Ahmad will pick for me to master). You do not have to learn jazz! (I mean if jazz is your thing I am certain that Ahmad can teach you that.)

I really doubt that there is a player at any level (or in any style) who would not learn a lot from Ahmad (that is if you are prepared to be humble and possibly review some foundational material you think you know already... if you knew it, Ahmad would not be teaching it to you... he can hear that your timing is off, or if you didn't hit all of the strings in that chord, and so can your audience). (Once, while I was performing an exercise from the previous lesson, Ahmad had his back to me digging in his filing cabinet for my next materials and said "Did you play the fifth note with an upstroke?"... He heard that, it was supposed to be a down stroke and he heard a difference so slight I didn't even know I was doing it.)

If you are a beginner as I was, my advice is to commit to four lessons with Ahmad. By the end of that time you will hear that you are advancing, and more importantly you will understand where you were and where you are going. It might seem kind of basic at first (which is why I say to go with at least four) but it does not take very long to understand how much better you will be with strong fundamentals. If, instead, you learn to play badly, and you practice regularly, eventually your speed will improve... and then you will play badly fast which actually sounds worse than playing badly slow... all that work for less than nothing.

I have been taking lessons for about a year and half. I can play some Lead Guitar now. And I can play some real songs now. Even those 300 intros are getting tight, that is to say I now play them with the right timing, technique, phrasing and feel!

PS - If Ahmad says "it's time for the Harmony Classes", do it! Like most things Ahmad has taught me, I have resisted it in some way at first, and the harmony lessons are no different. Like everything Ahmad has taught me, the harmony classes have immediately made me better at playing guitar, and have provided a foundation that makes the next thing and the next thing and the next thing easier, faster, and better."
Richard
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Before taking lessons with Fabrizio, I wasn't a big fan of online lessons. He really made me change my mind about it. Super clear and helpful. Absolutely great!"
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Fabrizio S.
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"Paul is awesome. Paul created a really fun and inspiring environment. He was able to tailor lessons based on my interests. His experience and knowledge of classical, jazz and rock/contemporary music allows him to be versatile. I highly recommend Paul for kids and adults."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Paul S.
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"Honestly , these classes has help me tremendously in the sense , I get to play what I want when I want and how I want. Isn’t that what everyone wants ?!?"
Luis
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Caleb F.
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"Five stars, he was great!"
Carey
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Devin A.
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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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