Christopher Rupp

Christopher R.

Lesson Details

Bass Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate

I taught bass guitar for many years while teaching electric and acoustic guitar. I love playing bass. It's such a fun instrument to play. I did play bass for a little while in a rock band. I usually will have a student go through the Hal Leonard Bass guitar book series while learning more basics on the side and playing a lot of songs. I'm big on music theory. So you will not only learn how to play bass you will understand what you're doing.

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Christopher delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+ and special needs

Teaching since:
February 2001

My name is Chris Rupp and I'm a guitar instructor and founder of the Guitar Training Camp and the Guitar Training Camp Online. I am currently teaching live Skype lessons to students all over the world. I'm a Berklee College of Music graduate and have been teaching guitar full time for over 19 years. I have taught more than 30,000 individual guitar lessons. 

*** Lesson Details ***
Your lesson plan will be tailor made for what you are interested in learning. I can teach you from books or you can create your own path by choosing things you need to improve upon. Below is a list of some things I teach my students.

scales: major, minor, modes, advanced scales, pentatonic scales, chord tones, arpeggios

music theory: understanding scales and how to use them to figure out your diatonic chords, improvise, write a melody, harmonize, etc.

sight reading: learning how to read music on the staff really helps you understand the vocabulary of music along with giving you the ability to read a piece of music

reading tablature: learn how to read guitar tablature and understand all of the symbols

rhythm studies: understanding how to strum properly and read rhythms

improvisation: learn how to solo like your favorite guitar players and create your own solos

chords: learning your open chords, barre chords, triads, seventh chords, other advanced chords.

songs: learn the songs you want to play

your choice: you can choose what you want to learn. you don't have to just learn the above topics. you can create your own areas of study so you get the most out of your lessons for your particular needs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Eric Johnson signature strat, Fender American strat, Gibson Les Paul, Epiphone Les Paul, Guild acoustic, Line 6 Variax bass, Lanakai ukulele, 2 custom guitars built by one of my students, I'm recording with Reaper and Bias Amp2 Pro and Bias FX Pro.

*** Specialties ***
I would say I specialize in rock, pop, blues, metal, and country but feel comfortable teaching any style of music.

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Sep 2018 - Present
Guitar Training Camp Online

Guitar Training Camp Online is my online business where I sell online guitar courses.

Online Course Instructor
Jun 2018 - Present

I have created many online guitar courses that are currently available on the Skillshare teaching platform. They put me in their "teachers to watch" program and I have hundreds of students on the platform.

Online Course Instructor
May 2018 - Present

I have created 3 online guitar courses that are currently for sale on Udemy. I have over 1000 students on Udemy and have sold my guitar courses in over 85 countries.

Jan 2014 - Present
Guitar Training Camp

Guitar Training Camp is my online business site for teaching Skype guitar lessons.

Guitar/Bass Instructor
Jul 2001 - Present
Menchey Music

I've been teaching guitar and bass at Menchey Music for 19 years. I've averaged between 40-50 students per week for the last 19 years.


Bachelors of Professional Music
Sep 1990 - May 1994
Berklee College of Music


Professional Proficiency


Bachelor of Music Degree
Jun 1994
Berklee College of Music

I have a degree in music from for Berklee which is arguable the best school in the world for music.

Photos & Videos

Photo by Christopher R.
How to Strum Guitar | Advanced Rhythm 2
How to Strum Guitar | Intermediate Rhythm 1
How to strum guitar | Beginner Rhythm 2
How to Strum Guitar Advanced | Rhythm 1
Country Guitar Lick #1 | Quick Licks | Guitar Lesson
How to strum guitar | Beginner Rhythm 1
How to strum guitar | Intermediate Rhythm 2
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3 Reviews

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Ben L. May 14, 2014


Christopher is a fantastic teacher. He is passionate and really knows how to make learning to play guitar or base interesting. I have been getting lessons from him for more than five years and i still look forward to coming every week. If you are looking for the best way to learn guitar, he is by far your best option. He teaches in a way that makes you want to learn more and practice.

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A T. Dec 2, 2013
Guitar ·

We are very pleased!

My 8-year-old daughter started taking guitar lessons with Chris about a year ago. Chris has made learning music a fun, yet effective, process. Our daughter is learning how to read music, play the notes across all of the strings / fret board, and build chords (and not just how to read guitar tabs). We have not had to encourage our daughter to practice - she loves to play. She even played for her music class at school!

Chris is prompt and professional with his communication.

We hope your experience will be as good as ours has been!

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Vamsee K. Nov 25, 2013
Guitar ·

Knowledgeable, Friendly, & Reliable

I'm a working professional, and have been taking guitar classes with Chris for over a year now. My understanding of the guitar, and ability to play have improved dramatically ever since I've taken classes with Chris. Chris is extremely knowledgeable about the instrument, and his accessible style of teaching make learning a true pleasure. Chris also works very hard to fit lessons into my schedule - which has been absolutely wonderful. I look forward to continuing my lessons with Chris for many years to come.

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