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Melissa M.

38 Reviews
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  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • History from University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
  • Teaches Beginner
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Melissa M.

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Beginning bass guitar students will be taught the basics in a fun but productive way. I will teach a strong foundation so a student can move forward with confidence. Lessons would be individualized to focus on areas that need the most guidance.

About Melissa

I have been teaching since 2006 on a variety of topics. I graduated with an BA from the University of Wisconsin. My degree is in History with and emphasis on East Asian history. I've taught all age groups from age 2 up to retirees. My teaching experience includes one-on-one and group classes i

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My 14 y/o daughter enjoyed her lessons.
Violet H.
Wonderful drawing lesson with my 4 year old daughter. My daughter looks forward to her next set of lessons with Melissa. I am grateful and I highly recommend!
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Andrew C.

87 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance/Jazz Studies/Music Education from University of the Arts
  • 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 o

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Dante
If you’re trying to decide whether to book a lesson with Andrew- do it. Seriously, you will not regret it. Finding a good music teacher is hard- just because someone can play doesn’t mean they can teach. Andrew is that rare combination of great musician and great teacher, and anyone would be lucky to learn from him. He’s knowledgeable, committed, prepared, and invested- I came to him with the goal of becoming a professional musician, and everything in my lessons has been structured with that goal in mind. He has a wealth of knowledge on everything from music theory to gear to life as a working musician, which he is always happy to share. I can’t begin to express how satisfied I am as a student and how grateful I am to be able to be taught by him. Plus, he’s just a really awesome guy. So really, go ahead and click the “book lesson” button. It’ll be the best decision you make in your musical journey- it’s definitely been mine.
tom
Awesome teacher! Very cool and welcoming. Learning to improv
Matt
Awesome lesson.
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Avi B.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded The Mark Brunswick Composition Award from CUNY City College of New York
  • BA in Music from CUNY City College of New York
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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.

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Absolutely amazing teacher. Helped me work out some fundamental issues I had and then moved on to more of theory and workshopping.
Very knowledgeable and very helpful.
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Kevin T.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $90
  • Speaks Chinese (Mandarin), English
  • B.A. Songwriting and Performance from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 1990
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Kevin T.

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From Beginner to Advanced - All Ages

Well structured lesson plan covering all aspects of music, and specifically designed to help you reach your individual goals.

Styles taught: Rock, funk, jazz, country, blues, fusion, folk, R&B.

About Kevin

Kevin T. is a music professor at MUM, Vice president of the San Diego Songwriters guild, and CEO of Songwriting Planet. He is an instructor of guitar, bass, voice, piano, songwriting, composition, orchestration, jazz arranging, music theory, ear training, production and engineering, and music busine

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Keith
I’ve been taking lessons from Kevin for about 2 months. Before that I’d been kind of aimlessly playing around with guitar. I was playing by myself for about 20 years and basically had no timing and rhythm. I’m not a funk master yet but Kevin has given me tools that have greatly improved my timing and for the first time actually believing that I’m going to do this. Thanks
Asam
I started taking lessons with Kevin about a month ago I took lessons when I was a kid, and remember some things, but my hands do not yet so what my head is telling them. Kevin has been great, adjusting to what I already know and adding a lot of music theory, which I never had learned before. Highly recommend Kevin.
Jo
I started learning Ukulele with Kevin and then picked up Guitar lately, Kevin has a systematic way of teaching, instead of covering each and every chords, he summarizes them by different shapes, and also their variations, so you can memorize the basics and find their "relative" chords easier. He also taught music theories, how each chord is formed, and if you want to play a specific song, he's also glad to help on finding the exact chord and transfer them into different notes that suits you. Definitely have your notebook ready since there's a lot to learn. The harder thing for myself is with the online class, it's not as efficient as a face-to-face one, I also tend to be less motivated to practise but you ought to just find your own motivation!
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Mark B.

29 Reviews
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  • No degree from University Of The Pacific
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded King Of The Blues from Guitar Center
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Mark B.

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I custom build a lesson plan for each individual student's needs and goals.

About Mark

I have played on tour with several professional bands, playing rock, pop, blues, African, metal, and country. Now I am a bandleader and perform live in various bands and record original music as often as possible. My music has gotten airplay in many countries. I started taking guitar lessons a

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Amit Dubey
Mark is a great instructor. Chill dude and lots of fun to work with. Loads of musical knowledge, and a ton on handy tips. If you ask nicely, he'll even teach you to play the uke behind your back or with your teeth.
Serena C.
Mark is an awesome instructor who makes learning the ukulele fun. I feel like I've already learned so much in the 7 classes I've taken. He is patient, creative, and easy to learn from.
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Elias S.

5 Reviews
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  • Speaks Portugese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2014
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Elias S.

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In teaching lessons, it is my great pleasure to share with students of all ages and skill levels the knowledge that I've gained over 27 years of playing. I firmly believe that anyone can learn anything at any time, given the proper tools!

In our first lesson, we will determine your musical goals and create a realistic path to achieving them. It's my job to help you along this path while keeping things fun.

To maintain focus and week-to-week continuity, I always provide lesson notes to take home. I can also provide recordings of lessons and transcriptions of pieces, if desired.

**Studio Equipment**
violins, viola, mandolin, guitar, bass, ukulele, piano, recording equipment

About Elias

At 5 years old I was struck by the incredible beauty of Vivaldi's music, and ever since I've been playing violin. I hold a BA from Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences, won a scholarship to the Baroque Performance Institute in 2005 and attended the BPI again in 2006. Apart from teaching, as a profes

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Ryan
I've been taking lessons with Elias for over 6 months now and it has been a great experience. I started taking lessons as an adult who previously studied a little violin and wanted to learn Fiddle. He is knowledgeable, patient and has come up with lessons that were perfect for my background. I'm thrilled about the progress I've made so far and taking lessons from someone who loves music as much as Elias has added a real highlight to my week.
Sara
Elias is the best! Such a knowledge and passion of music. He has been my sons guitar instructor going on 5 months. My son has learned so much and always enjoys and looks forward to his lessons. My son is is not only learning guitar but violin as well from him. Fantastic instructor A+
Joni
I am very impressed with Elias! He listened well, offered helpful suggestions, laughed and was very congenial to work with. We discussed how to hold a bow and, since I have some arthritis in my hands, he was very open to other possible options that might work better for me. Taking lessons from him will be a bright spot in my week. I would recommend him in a heart beat!

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing bass guitar teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream bass guitar teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Online Bass Guitar Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute online bass guitar lessons is $58. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $160 per hour.
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"Greg has the ability to understand and know where any musician is at in their quest for knowledge about how to play their instruments with more confidence. He listens and is very intent on the students needs and not trying to overwhelm them with too much. Greg has helped me with a better understanding of how to play my bass better along with encouraging me to step out a little more to learn the whys and how comes we all wonder about music at times. He also enjoys learning from our own joirneys in music. I would recommend Greg to anyone, every time it is worth it. I have found new levels of playing the bass that i did not know that existed in me. He is just a great all around Christian man who loves to serve the Lord with those who God has put in his path."
Antonio
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Just my initial lesson, and enjoyed it thoroughly. Tommy is an extremely knowledgeable instructor. Seems my first pick for bass instructor was dead on. :-)"
dusty
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Tommy W.
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"Very good teacher, patient, helpful, great communication and knows what he is doing. Definitely recommend!!!!"
Nick
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Benjamin E.
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"Wonderful first lesson with Steven. Steven shows a real interest in teaching. My success is his sucess. I learned a lot at the first lesson. He’s very knowledgeable, informative and has an easy going and fun teaching style. Looking forward to future lessons!"
Debora
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Steven B.
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I took bass lessons with Jeff in my formative years as a musician (as did many of my friends). He is the perfect teacher: Highly skilled, informative, patient, friendly, challenging and a lot of fun!

Jeff was more than willing to teach me things I wanted to know but more importantly, he set me straight on developing good technique, note and chord chart reading, understanding theory, ear training and improvising. He also turned me on to tons of great life changing music that was not yet on my young radar! He is a walking encyclopedia of musical knowledge.

Lastly, he has remained a friend throughout my whole life. I've even had the honor of playing many gigs with him, something I would have never imagined as a young beginner!

From beginners to advanced students, Jeff is your man.

Thank you for everything, Master Stetson!"
Jason
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Jeff S.
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"SHon Morgan is one of the finest music teachers in North America. SHON is well versed to teach every instrument - however for bass, SHON is considered a bass guru -"
Vic
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Shon M.
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"Had a great experience. David is patient, explains things clearly, and really knows his stuff. Definitely recommended."
Adam
Took Bass Guitar lessons from David W.
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"speedy is an amazing teacher! Very patient man .
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Evan
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Speedy B.
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"I have taken two lessons on my bass guitar. Greg has been great at helping me learn. He is patient and a very good teacher. I am enjoying my lessons."
Brad
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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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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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.

The Best Online Bass Lessons

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.

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ning 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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