Brian Vinson

Brian V.

Brooklyn, NY

Lesson Details

Bass Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
If your into bass. Look no farther. From Flea to Jaco let's start today turning you into the groove foundation of the band.
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Brian teaches



Brian delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
June 2004

Brian has been teaching music lessons since earning a Bachelor of Music in 2004 in Classical performance. He has had success with students of all ages and demographics. Brian's number one focus is on making learning to play an instrument fun. He does not focus on rigorous practice but rather on habits that makes advancing on your instrument fun and entertaining in a way that is easy to incorporate the study of music into the student's lifestyle.

Brian teaches: Guitar, Piano, Electric Bass and Upright Bass. His performance experience ranges from Bach to Hendrix. With over thirteen years of teaching experience Brian has the ability and desire to help you reach your musical i goals.

Whether just for fun at home, or if you dream of being a professional musician on stage, sign up today and start your journey to success.

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Music Teacher
May 2004 - Present
Mr Brian Music Lessons

Dedicated to making the world a better place through creating musicians, It has been my extreme pleasure to teach many talented and inspiring musicians for over a decade. Come on board and let's have some fun while you add music to your list of contributions to the world around you..

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Bachelor of Music
Aug 1999 - Dec 2004
Univeristy of Louisville

Photos & Videos

Here's one of my smaller students playing "Waltz for Elephants". We always have  great time in lessons. Let's start today.
Photo by Brian V.

Photo by Brian V.


31 Reviews

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Sam Feb 24, 2017
Piano · In studio

Brian is a great guy and a very knowledgable musician. He was very patient with my 12 yr old daughter during the piano lessons and she enjoyed spending her time with her. He's encouraging and supportive.

Carolina M. Nov 4, 2016
Piano · In home

Brian has been teaching my 9 year old son to play the piano for nearly 1 year. He is enthusiastic, patient and knowledgeable. Brian methods to teach children are outstanding. He is able to hold my son's attention for the entire length of the class and tailor his lecture to my son learning needs. My son absolutely loves his lessons and looks forward to it every week!

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Greg Jul 2, 2016
Bass Guitar · In home

Great teacher! Helped me extensively with my playing

Lauren Jun 19, 2016
Bass Guitar · In home

Great first class!

Joshua Apr 30, 2016
Piano · In studio

Brian was very patient and good with children
It was my son's first lesson and he really enjoyed it

Arya S. Mar 9, 2016
Piano · In home

He gets kids interested in learning piano and I think that is important.

Igor Mar 2, 2016
Guitar · In home

Brian is an awesome and patient teacher who is always on time and has a vaast knowledge of music!

Nazaret W. Feb 21, 2016
Piano · In studio

Great teacher, took his time with my daughter. Made her eager to go home and practice some more, on her toy piano.

Landin King Feb 12, 2016
Piano · In studio

Brian's cool - he bought a book for me to get going and has an unstructured, but approachable way of teaching. Looking forward to more.

Mihir P. Feb 11, 2016
Piano · In home

He is great with getting the child interested in learning the piano and that I thought was. Erg important

Cree Jan 9, 2016
Guitar · In home

Brian is awesome.

Nate Dec 12, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio

I found Brian to be a very good instructor. He was always on time, very patient, and was very knowledgable about all the different types of music styles. I was a slow learner and he was able to work with my difficulties and he found a way that worked for me. He is very personable and easy to get along with. I'd highly recommend him.

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Michelle Turnbull Dec 11, 2015
Piano · In studio

Brian is a great teacher! My first lesson was at Fastlane Studio and I felt immediately comfortable. Brian is professional and extremely knowledgable. I'm looking forward to future lessons!

Karl Nov 24, 2015
Guitar ·

My two sons both took guitar lessons from Mr. Vinson. One took bass and the other guitar.
He was very professional, friendly and patient with my boys.
I recommend him as a teacher.

Kolja Nov 19, 2015
Bass Guitar · In home

Brian showed me foundation on bass and has thought me about composing and rhythm!! Marvelous teacher and a human being!!

Dorothy Nov 19, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Brian is a very talented musician and instructor. He is great with kids & they learn so much from him. He's a great motivator!

Carlton P. Nov 19, 2015
Piano · In studio

My daughter and I has taken piano and bass guitar lessons with Brian for several months. Brian is professional, knowledgeable, and very patient. He engages and encourages us in such a way that keeps us interested and looking forward to our lessons.

Kellise Nov 19, 2015
Upright Bass · In home

Made it where I could understand and follow everything

Renato Nov 18, 2015
Upright Bass · In home

Brian's knowledge and passion for teaching make him a valuable music instructor. His professional life as a Jazz musician in New York displays his high level of performance and his proficiency in different styles. I strongly recommend him as a teacher for you and for your kids.

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Brian V. Nov 17, 2015

I wasn't the most serious student, but I really enjoyed studying with Mr. Brian. He exposed me to all kinds of music and eventually I could play some of it. I recommend him highly if you or someone you know is curious about being a musician. He made a musician out of me!

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Morris T. Nov 17, 2015
Bass Guitar · In home

Brian is a very talented Bass musician and an excellent instructor. He has been teaching our son the bass guitar for several years, and we are very happy with the results. Now, our daughter is taking piano lessons with Brian as well!

Andrew Nov 17, 2015
Guitar · In studio

Brian is a great teacher, he broke difficult topics down to make them very understandable. He taught songs and explained the harmonies that took place. For the parts that i had trouble learning he was very patient and able to understand what I needed help in. I enjoyed learning with him!

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Hawk Nov 16, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio

Brian is a talented bassist who spans genres from classic jazz through funk and rock. He is down-to-earth, which makes the expereince fun and accessible. He is definitely someone that can help you take your skills to the next level.

justin H. Nov 16, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio

Brian is a caring, and nurturing teacher, who has a lot of experience as a teacher and performer. I and several or my peers have studied with him and have excelled greatly from his instruction. Highly recommend for students of all levels and ability.

Steve Nov 15, 2015
Upright Bass · In home

Brian is one of the finest bass players I've had the pleasure of knowing. He has played bass at jazz sessions at my home and I have learned a tremendous amount from playing with him.

Greg Nov 15, 2015
Bass Guitar · In home

Great teacher, inciteful and inspired. I left my lessons excited and knowing I was making lots of progress. I can't wait until the next lesson!!

Jon Nov 15, 2015
Upright Bass · In home

Brian first and foremost is a fantastic bassist. I heard live at a local club and asked if he gave lessons. Fortunately he did and I started studying with him soon thereafter. I was a beginner/ intermediate player at the time and over the course of the next two years not only did my playing greatly improve so did my knowledge of music theory. Brian has been a wonderful source of information. I couldn't ask for someone better. I still get an occasion lesson in with him and he reminds me how much there still is to learn. I highly recommend Brian for anyone interested in learning the upright bass or, as was the case with me, someone with the basics who wants to get better.

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Ryan Nov 15, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio

What a true professional! Brian has a passion for music and the art of teaching.

Robert S. Nov 15, 2015
Upright Bass · Online

I'm a professional trombone and wanted to take lessons from Brian to learn the bass. He was very professional, thorough and a fantastic instructor definitely recommended. I'm a professional trombonist and wanted to take bass lessons from Brian. He was very professional and a fantastic instructor definitely recommend

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Thersa Nov 15, 2015
· In home

I would recommend Brian to everyone. He taught my 8 and 11 year old boys. They always had a great time and always looked forward to the lessons.

Greg Nov 15, 2015
Guitar · In home

I really had a good time studying with Brian. He always kept me entertained and laughing during the lessons. I was amazed at how quickly I improved. In my opinion Brian is the Greatest!

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