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Benjamin K.

11 Reviews
Glenside, PA
Starting at $35
  • Bachelors of the Arts in Jazz Studies from Carnegie Mellon University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
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Benjamin K.

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from keeping time, to finding the thirds, to walking the bass to slapping

About Benjamin

I grew up in Glenside moved to Pittsburgh for school and came back because I love it here...I've been playing for 17 years and have a smorgasbord of influences from Zeppelin to the Beatles to Phish to Radiohead to the dirty projectors to Jay Z to Kurt Rosenwinkel & John Scofield. I have been compos

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Brian
Great. Knowledgable teacher
William
Seemed a little disorganized. It might have been part of the "getting to know me" process and what I wanted to accomplish. The hour went by very fast!
Frederick
I have taken lessons from Benjamin, and found him to be an excellent teacher. If you are looking for someone to teach you bass, or guitar you can't find a more patient teacher. I would recommend him to anyone seeking lessons.

Sandy E.

Philadelphia, PA
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Sandy E.

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Learn from a full time professional bassist!
Bass guitar technique
Learning songs!
Groove concepts
Improvisation
Soloing
Unique exercises
Sight reading
Stylistic playing (various genres)

About Sandy

Sandy Eldred is an internationally acclaimed bassist, improviser, recording artist, composer, and music educator currently living in Philadelphia, PA. Eldred is known for his inventiveness and command across music genres. He is proud to be represented by Ukrainian record label, LabelWhoAble. Eld

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Andrew C.

42 Reviews
Mount Laurel, NJ
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Andrew C.

42 Reviews
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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

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Christian D.
Andrew is awesome! Super nice, eager to help in any way he can. Learned a lot in just the first lesson. Excited for many more weeks.
Andrew P.
Andrew is the coolest, most easy-going professional out there. He teaches you at your own pace, guiding you effectively through techniques, music theory, or simply learning your favorite songs (I gave him a challenging song to teach me and he was not only prepared, but excited and enthusiastic). A fantastic teacher through and through!
John H.
My first lesson was great. Andrew is patient and professional and clearly very experienced.

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Scott K.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Bachelors of Music (Cum Laude) from Belmont University
  • Teaching since 1989
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Scott K.

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Scott started playing bass guitar in Jr. High with the Orchestra at school. Such a fun instrument to just sit down and groove. Great instrument to start on and bands are always in need of a Bass player.

About Scott

Scott has been teaching music for over 30 years. His method has evolved over time to meet the demands of changing musical styles and he has developed plenty of material to help students achieve their musical goals. His ambitions for each student are simple- he wants them to enjoy music and experien

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Jaya
I appreciate Scott's relaxed style. He is able to make a realistic practice schedule for me to fit in to my work week. It is obvious he is very knowledgeable and has given me a lot of good tips so far. I would definitely recommend Scott.
Rush
I took weekly electric guitar lessons with Scott from 2004 to 2012. He is without a doubt an extremely talented, enthusiastic, and compassionate teacher. Whether he was helping me learn basic chords or teaching me complicated songs, Scott never wavered in his dedication to teaching. Over the eight years as his student, Scott gave constructive criticism in a courteous manner. He was on time, inquisitive about the songs and music I was listening to, and ended lesson with new material for me to practice. I wholeheartedly recommend Scott to any aspiring guitar student.

Tim M.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music: Classical Guitar Performance from Hartt School - University of Hartford
  • Teaching since 1990
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Tim M.

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Classical fingerstyle lends itself well to teaching bass.

About Tim

I am a Hartt School of Music trained classical guitarist raised on the electric guitar. With over 20 years of teaching experience, I have helped students of all ages achieve their musical goals. Whether it's getting into the school jazz band, a college degree program or simply playing for friends,

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Cullen
I have been a student of Tim’s for a little over a year now. I started playing guitar at age 52 and when I started with Tim I was very close to giving up or settling on just being able to strum a few chords. I have had many hand injuries in the past that have resulted in arthritis and lack of dexterity in my wrists and some of my fingers and I started doubting I would ever be able to progress in my ability to play. From the very first lesson where I told Tim about my hand issues and my frustrations, he told me he was sure we could work around any physical limitations I had, and he was right. Tim has been able to work with me on alternative ways to play the chords I was having trouble with and has shown me that these alternate techniques along with the bit of music theory he sprinkles into lessons can really expand my ability to play.

In the time I have been studying with Tim, I have done more than I thought I ever could. I went from a frustrated beginner guitar player to having enough confidence to play on stage with some of Tim’s other students and I am now looking forward to what I will be able to do on the guitar instead of being frustrated with what I can’t do.

Tim is a talented and passionate musician as well as a knowledgeable and very relatable instructor which is a rare combination and he's also a really great guy and any student of any age or ability will benefit from studying with him.
Sam
Tim is an excellent guitar teacher and an overall great guy. He provided me with structure and support, enabling me to make the most out of my practice and ultimately progress as a player. His warm personality and contagious enthusiasm for music kept me looking forward to our time together each week. He was also very flexible when it came to scheduling to accommodate for my dynamic schedule.
Brad
Tim is an excellent teacher, providing excellent advice, practice techniques, and insights. He makes learning and improving easy and enjoyable.
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Fabian D.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recognition from California State Assembly
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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.
Devon D.
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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"Set Me Up For My Career

Andrew was my first bass teacher and I think that he's still one of the best teachers I've had. I had already been playing for a few years, but I felt like I was missing some of the knowledge that all musicians should have.

Andrew was extremely patient and very knowledgable. When we were learning things I was unfamiliar with (I.e. Modes, syncopation, reading, etc.), not only did he explain these things completely, but he then showed me how to use them in the real world. He taught me effective practicing routines, helped me with my horrible left and right hand technique, and showed me that theory really isn't as scary as it sounds.

I'm now living in Nashville pursuing the whole music thing. I don't think I would have been as successful down here without Andrew's help. Loved our lessons! Thanks, dude!"
Lisa
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Andrew C.
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"To play off what Chaz said, I'm a recovering trumpet player who initially tried my hand at the guitar about 5 years ago. Corey quickly figured out that my talent and background were better suited to the bass. There's been no turning back. Corey's a great teacher! He's always patient, he makes you work, and you enjoy the process. I'd give him more than 5 stars if I could!!"
Dana
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Corey C.
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"Joe is great instructor and a great bass player. He brings a lot of experience and wisdom to his lessons. you can learn music theory from and music instructor but Joe can teach all of that and the techniques that are specific to the bass. If you truly want to learn the bass, then look no further than Joe."
Wesley
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Joe A.
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"Greg helped me start playing bass and to progress to the level where I'm playing on my church's worship team 2x per month with comfort and fun! He's very knowledgeable and easy to learn from."
Audrey
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"I am enjoying spending this time with Ryan and learning from him."
Chuck
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Ryan B.
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"Whether you are someone that is looking for a music instructor for your child or yourself, Greg Campbell is a great choice! I've known Greg for 22 years and I can say that he is a great guy that only wants the best for the people around him. Not only is he a wonderful musician himself but a great role model for an aspiring musician. He is motivated and dedicates his professional life to promoting musicianship in a positive and fun environment."
Ryan
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Greg is a great person, an amazing musician and patient instructor. Not to mention the funkiest bass player in Montana. Five Stars."
Malachai
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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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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"I had my first lesson with Benjamin last night, and I’m already playing better!! Clear, concise, and you can tell he really loves to teach - can’t wait for my next lesson!!"
Robert
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Benjamin Y.
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"Rachel's hands-on approach is great!! I'm super excited and looking forward to my future lessons."
Robert
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Rachel H.
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