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Adam C.

9 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Adam C.

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I will break down the nuances of learning the bass in a friendly, clear, and articulate manner. We will discuss various concepts of the bass guitar in the styles and songs you enjoy most.

About Adam

A graduate of the University of Rochester with a B.A. in Music and Psychology and trained at renowned National Guitar Workshop, Adam is an experienced teacher and performer on the guitar, piano, ukulele, and bass in a variety of styles, including rock, pop, jazz, classical, and folk. Adam loves to s

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Joe Z.
Adam has been an incredible instructor. I've been playing the guitar for 15 years, but haven't improved in a long time, so I decided to go back for lessons. Adam immediately identified some areas to work on to help me meet my goals, and I've already made noticeable improvements after just a few months of working with him. I would highly recommend him, even if you're a more advanced player. There's always more to learn, and Adam has a lot of different perspectives to offer with his vast knowledge of music theory and proficiency with multiple instruments and musical genres.
David
David, 8yo, just started his guitar lessons with Adam and he is extremely happy with what he already knows after only one lesson! We cannot wait for the next one!
Vincent
Adam is awesome! Thank you so much!
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David S.

14 Reviews
Rutherford, NJ
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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David S.

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My goal as a teacher is to give you the facility to express yourself through music. The key parts to developing this facility are:

1. theory -- notice i say theory, not rules. learning music theory is not about learning rigid rules that will stifle your creativity. when you learn theory, you learn to identify patterns and give them names so you can remember and reuse them. the more you know your theory, the more ways you know to express your ideas
2. technique -- the last thing you want is for your technique to hinder your ability to express your idea. Having good technique lets your ideas flow naturally. and really, why would you not want to be the best you can be?

When you take lessons with me, you get out of it what you put in. Your job as student is to be honest with what you expect to achieve and my job as teacher is to give you the tools to achieve it

About David

I have been playing music almost my entire life. I first started on trombone in 4th grade then switched to guitar in 6th. I picked up the electric bass in my later teenage years and learned the upright bass (both jazz and classical) in college. My students get the benefit of my education, as well

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Sean I.
David is very thorough and professional. He insists on building a strong technical foundation--getting the fundamentals right before moving you forward.
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Greyson
5 lessons in and David has gotten me to break through some of my bad techniques and has also given me completely different ways to think about my instrument. We're just getting started and I couldn't be more excited to see where this journey is going to take my skills.
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Ben R.

11 Reviews
Jersey City, NJ
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Ben R.

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I have been playing the bass guitar as my primary instrument since 2000. I have performed, recorded and written with a number of successful bands in the past. I am happy to take students at any skill level, and for any style. I believe strongly in integrating music theory and ultimately moving students toward musical self-suffiency, rather than focusing exclusively on learning particular pieces.

About Ben

Hi, I'm a lifelong musician and educator with 20+ years of experience writing, recording, performing and improvising across multiple instruments and genres. After years of teaching music on the side, I left my day job as a college history professor in 2018 to devote myself full time to building a co

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Andrew
A great present for my wife to learn the ukelele. She annoyingly (jk) brings it out at all gatherings now. Thanks Ben!
Christina
Peng D.
I'm a new learner in guitar, I barely read notes. Ben is very patient on me. The learning process is dense but smooth. Ben let me feel I can achieve my goal in near future. Thanks!
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Marcelo M.

13 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Awarded Berklee College of Music Scholarship Recipient from Berklee College of Music
  • Performance/Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music
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Marcelo M.

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My classes are very flexible when it comes to what the student wants. I can go from just teaching very basic bass playing to advanced harmonic concepts and jazz improvisation. On the first class, I give the student the choice of controlling our lessons materials about what they want to learn. Or the student can choose to let me control our classes, in which I will bring my own materials and ideas in which we should work and will go through the whole academic process of learning music.

About Marcelo

Established New York musician. Berklee College of Music Graduate. Have been teaching for many years and know that each student has their own mindset and we need to work around each person`s goals and interests. I teach mainly pop, rock, blues, jazz, classical, funk, RnB. All ages and levels are welc

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Anthony B.
My son just had his first lesson with Marcelo. It went really well. Looking forward to the next lessons.
Zion B.
Wonderful!
Rafael
Marcelo is great. He is very patient and flexible.
Recommended.
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Vladislav B.

11 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Polish, Russian, English, Lithuanian
  • Bachelor degree. Jazz and Pop Rock Department. from J.Tallat-Kelpsa Conservatory
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Vladislav B.

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A life-long learner myself I understand the need and satisfaction of continuous progress! Helping my students to learn and advance is one of the biggest rewards of lessons. Tutoring includes: Technique, music theory, reading, ear training, and more. All lessons are geared to the type of music you like to play, but what you'll learn can apply to all styles of music.
I'll set-up (adjust your instrument so that it plays as easily as possible) I’ll also teach you basic set-up and maintenance so you can keep your bass in top condition.

Contact me to discuss your interests, specific needs and to schedule lessons!
The lessons could be given at my home or yours, and any school/college rehearsal room or venue location in New York.
Serving Manhattan, Brooklyn

About Vladislav

Since 1986, Vladislav B. has regularly performed as a collaborator at leading Jazz festivals from Europe to Scandinavia to Asia. His ability to adapt to many different styles (jazz, avant-garde, rock, pop, folk, world music, fusion, soul, country, r&b, funk and blues) has allowed him to perform i

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Bob Franceschini
My name is Bob Franceschini. I am a well known and well respected touring musician and educator. I fully recommend Vlad as a teacher and musician. He is well studied and enthusiastic. We have been playing together and he is always well prepared and commited to excellence.
Chuck
Vlad is an excellent musician and a great teacher.His explanation of material is very precise. Hi makes it easy to understand.
Jack H.
I have learned so much from Vlad. He taught me how to improve my technique and read bass charts and is a very patient teacher.
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Noah D.

39 Reviews
Carteret, NJ
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English (North American), Spanish
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Noah D.

39 Reviews
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Whether you're a beginner, an intermediate or advanced, my bass guitar lessons cater to all!

All ages are welcome! We will definitely learn songs, but in order to truly become an amazing musician you must also focus on building strong technique. Taking lessons with me will ensure that you’ll be able to learn songs and parts by ear. No more tabs! Here’s what we’ll focus on:
- building technique
- transcribing songs and solos
- learning theory
- ear training
- learning to read

Feel free to message me at any time if you have any questions!

About Noah

*IMPORTANT: I am now offering in-person lessons again! However, you must provide proof of full Covid-19 vaccination before our first lesson together. If you do not send me a picture via text or email of your vaccination card, I will cancel the lessons and will not teach you. Thank you for your un

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Olivia
Great first lesson! he was fun and made me feel comfortable. He let me tell him what I liked about playing piano and what music I like.
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"After signing up for lessons with David L. I knew I made the right choice. Just after a couple of weeks I didn't see him as a teacher but as a best friend. There was always a relaxed atmosphere during the lessons. He was very easy to talk to and he really listen to you. If I ever had a question he would answer. He tailors to what ever you want to do in that lesson. David L. is a great teacher and a friend. I totally recommend him for anyone"
Cameron
Took Bass Guitar lessons from David L.
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"I have been working with Andy for almost 9 months and there's a reason for such longevity. He has proven to be a great mentor,encouraging me to try different songs and techniques which help me to go beyond what i think i'm able to do. He also shows great concern in teaching musical theory, which he explains with such passion and understanding of the craft that it's impossible not to be inspired by it.
Overall, Andy is a magnificent teacher. Reliable, inspiring, passionate and dedicated to what each individual student wants to learn."
Juan
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Andy M.
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"Jeff is the Man!

I took lessons from Jeff on and off for about 15yrs. I started off on the bass and then tried learning some guitar. I really had a great time learning how to play the bass from Jeff, he makes it really fun and relevant to your needs. Some days, I really wanted to learn a song I heard on the radio or from a favorite band, and he was instantly able to teach it to me. Jeff is a great guy and really knows how to teach guitar. I would definitely recommend taking lessons from Jeff. He will go at your pace, and you will have a blast learning how to play the guitar!"
David
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Jeff S.
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"Rachel is one awesome teacher. There is no one else that I would take my lesson from. I plan on getting back to lesson in about 12 weeks."
Bob Jackson
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Rachel H.
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"My favorite weekend activity is bass guitar lessons with Ben--he's been a huge key to where I stand now with my skills. Right from the first lesson, you're already given homework and expectations to meet and ONLY because Ben absolutely does his best to help and support your goals and what you intend to accomplish in the future. He wants you to succeed. :)"
Kayla
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Benjamin E.
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"Great lesson. Akos is a really good player and also a fantastic teacher! ! 100% recommended"
Adam
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Akos F.
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Gregory
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Alex M.
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"Peter is a great teacher. He finds what your level is and goes from there. Peter finds what kind of style of learning best fits you.
For me, when Peter is playing the drums or Piano after he has given me the structures/scales makes it very easy to learn. Very patient and encouraging. Ask yourself- Why aren’t YOU taking lessons with Peter?"
John
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Peter Q B.
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"Really nice and helpful."
Amber
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Zelda S.
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"Knows a lot on not only how to play the guitar but also the history of musicians. I not only learn more about the guitar but also history."
Ryan
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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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 i

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n 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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