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Alex L.

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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Associates of Music from Ohlone College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alex L.

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I am a long time teacher, and student of Music at San Jose State University. I want to help you become a better player, and a better musician! I will teach you theory, technique, how to learn your favorite songs by ear, and how to write your own! I want to be the teacher that I always wished I had when I was learning. Send me a message and let's get started!

About Alex

I was passionate about music when I was younger, but I never had the tools to get where I wanted. Music was always a mystery to me and I got stuck learning from tabs and not stepping out of my circle of knowledge. It wasn't until I pursued music seriously that my love for the art really took off. I

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Alex C.
My first lesson with Alex couldn't have gone better! He was patient and thoughtful in explaining Music Theory / Guitar 101, I'm really excited to see what comes of my next lessons.
Nicholas C.
Alex is very personable. Has good energy and it seems obvious he is passionate about his work. Good communication skills and tries to offer as much direction as possible in the time allotted. Am excited to continue working with Alex, advancing my education and skills.
Hailey Anne O.
Great with kids and thorough with his lesson.
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Brian C.

21 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelor of Music from New York University
  • Teaches students 8 to 65
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Brian C.

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Electric bass lessons cover Pick & Finger style bass. Different styles and feels are worked on with a drum machine during lessons. Student picks
The songs they would like play.

About Brian

I graduated Cum Laude from New York University, where I received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Guitar Performance. I have performed all styles of music on club dates, college shows, concerts, and recording dates. I have also released a full length commercial recording of my original pop/rock musi

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Sean L.
Outstanding vocal instruction from Brian. He has an abundance of vocal experience and exercises that really helped me approach singing and technique in a new way. Brian is a great instructor for vocal instruction of all levels, beginner to advanced! Would highly recommend!!!
Serena
My teenage son is enjoying his lessons. Brian is a very knowledgeable teacher and obviously wants his students to enjoy playing (chooses songs that interest them). He also gives a good amount of material for my son to learn throughout the week. Fun to hear him practicing!
Samuel
Brian is a wonderful teacher, our son has been learning and enjoying the classes. Would definitely recommend Brian.
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Oliver H.

22 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelors in Upright Bass and Vocal Performance from Knox College
  • Teaching since 2012
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Oliver H.

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I am here to demystify the music world--with my teaching methods any student can accomplish their dreams! First, we will start with simple techniques to embark on your musical journey and work our way towards our lofty musical goals together.

I focus heavily on time, attitude, technique and determination in my lessons. Being a bass player is arguably one of the most important parts of a band without taking the spotlight. I'll be sure to make sure you sound good in any situation!

About Oliver

I specialize in upright bass, jazz bass, funk bass, bass technique, and rhythm. I will inspire a positive attitude and good practice habits that will help any student succeed. I’ve extensively studied jazz, latin jazz, funk, rock music, hip hop, bluegrass, folk, and composition. I can also teac

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Nate
My son loved his first lesson. Can’t wait to keep going.
Miles
Super patient and friendly!
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Judy G.

16 Reviews
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  • Teaches students Male: 8 and up; Female: 7 and up
  • BS Radio & TV Broadcasting from San Francisco State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Judy G.

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Greetings!
These are beginning bass lessons. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to tune the instrument and play easy songs.

My lessons tailored to the student. We’ll create a Lesson plan with goals and a have live performance opportunity quarterly.

I typically use Hal Leonard books, as well as various other books and songs. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels. I can't wait to meet you!

About Judy

Greetings! Thanks for checking out my lessons. My name is Judy aka Groovy Judy. I'm a guitarist, singer, songwriter and performer. I've been playing guitar for 40 years and teaching private and group lessons for 16 years. I teach guitar, ukulele, beginning electric bass, beginning piano and songwr

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Rebekah M.
very patient and allowed me to mess up.
I am excited about the next lesson.
Reed G.
Michael
Judy was great dealing with an admittedly difficult student. I expect to learn a lot from her.
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Damontae S.

6 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Leland
I had my first session with Damontae today. After a introducing oursleves and getting to know each other a little we went straight into playing the Saxophone and I learned my first scale. I am very pleased and happy I got to play some. I look forward to learning more with Damontae.
Conor
Very patient and skilled instructor!
Brad L.
Enjoyed it.
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jesse M.

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Beginners
I'm not currently taking beginner bass students. Please refer to my studio partner Melissa:
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Intermediate
Expand use of arpeggios and look into common variations in traditional harmony. Also begin to look into the applications of polyrhythms in bass playing.

Advanced
Break out of basic arpeggios through use of modes and chromaticism. Really push your rhythm to the limit through more advanced polyrhythms and use of asymmetrical meters. Also exploring different types of tone and methods of making sound.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students on bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Brenden R.
Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.

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The average cost of 60-minute bass guitar lessons is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"Gabriel is an amazing music teacher not only is he helping me with bass guitar but also understanding a bit of music theory. He shows me ways to to help maximize the amount of learning I can get out of practicing. Overall he is a great teacher with knowledge of a multitude of instruments and music in general."
Yishay
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Gabriel H.
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"Cole is a teacher that excels in diving in on personal goals and being able to lead a student in the direction that they desire with useful exercises and information. Plan to take lessons from him again in the future."
Brenden
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Cole P.
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"Peter has been teaching bass to our son for several years and our son has become quite proficient. It's a bonus that Peter is unfailingly upbeat, professional, and a pleasure to have around. He truly loves music and conveys his appreciation to his students - so much so that now my husband is taking cello lessons from Peter, too."
KC
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Peter B.
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"Not being a complete beginner, I sought David's instruction to improve my skill set. I really enjoyed the way David breaks down complicated topics into manageable components that I can drill in between lessons. I was mostly a metal head but through exploration, David also opened me up to the idea of Jazz and improvisation. As a bonus, we had some really good functional programming conversations as well. He is also a talented Scala engineer."
Lewis
Took Bass Guitar lessons from David S.
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"David is very together and great for an adult student."
Emmett
Took Bass Guitar lessons from David L.
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"Great instructor, patient, and willing to work at your pace."
Tony
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Rick P.
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"Great at making sure you understand the basics of music theory before proceeding to the instrument itself. Helping me become a more confident and smarter musician."
Farreen
Took Bass Guitar lessons from James R.
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"Very knowledgeable and patient. Fun to work with and a super nice guy! Stayed with him leaning multiple instruments I highly recommend him."
Gregg
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"If you’re interested in improving your bass playing and learning more about music in general, taking lessons with Ian is an excellent choice. His impressive amount of experience in both performing and teaching truly lend him the insight into what each of his students need.

I have had the pleasure of taking bass lessons from Ian while learning a variety of different styles of playing the instrument, and he has my highest recommendation!"
Ken
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Ian S.
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"Eric is A proficient Ax slinger

Erick Jayk is a kind..considerate instructor indivual..He has sent me videos..after our lessons to reinforce what I have learned from him..Which I found to be very handy..He has sent me support and advice via text..Often going out of his limits of the norm.I strongly recommend him for serious aspiring students who want to learn electric guitar or bass"
Vince
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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Are you ready for the big strings? The bass guitar is your ticket to limitless musical enjoyment. Whether you’re looking to hold down the groove in a local band or collaborate with musicians from around the globe, a bass player is every music lovers’ best friend. TakeLessons is your source for bass guitar lessons online so that you can learn most effectively and conveniently.

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The bass plays a critical role in virtually every music style, from straight-ahead jazz to hip-hop and rock. It may not always have the spotlight center-stage, but the bass provides essential richness and depth to the ensemble. Occasionally, bass heroes emerge as composers, bandleaders, and soloists, inspiring generations of budding bassists.

When it comes to learning the bass, it’s critical to get the fundamentals down. Since the bass is primarily a rhythm instrument, putting the right bass note in the right place is particularly important. The best way to strengthen your grasp of the fundamentals is to work with a private bass instructor. Thanks to TakeLessons, it’s easier than ever to get started with online bass lessons – just search for a teacher, check out a few profiles, and find the one who’s best for you!

As a bassist who has studied with the pros, you’ll have no shortage of musical opportunities. Everyone needs a good bass player to take their music to the next level. Working with a private teacher can help you reach your bass potential in the fastest possible way, so you can play along with your favorite songs and collaborate with others. From your very first lesson, you’ll be well on your way to achieving your musical goals.

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Aspiring musicians of every age can appreciate the convenience of online bass lessons. The scheduling flexibility makes online lessons a favorite for busy parents and kids alike, and everyone can appreciate rocking out from the comfort of home. The best part is that it’s easy to stay connected with your bass instructor, no matter where they are. Search for your bass teacher today!

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