Cody Quakenbush

Cody Q.

Fair Oaks, CA

Lesson Details

Bass Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Do you wanna groove like the legends? Do you want to be the glue that holds any band together? Are 6 strings too many? Then Bass if for you! And if you want to play bass, then look no further than here because I can teach you how to play like a pro! From Funk, to Jazz. Metal, to Indie. I know how to get you ready to play along to your favorite songs, or play along with your own band! Let me help you get there, with over 11 years playing guitar and 9 years playing bass, I’m more than prepared to teach you how to play bass like a champ. Let’s groove together! Shoot me a message!
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Cody delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Voice, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Piano, Drums, and More. I've spent my entire life dedicated to exploring all that music has to offer! And nothing in this world makes me happier than seeing people exited about music! Rock, Metal, Jazz, Funk, Reggae, Alternative, Indie, and even classical. I'll teach you to be proficient at any of these styles and have a truly deep understanding of your instrument! I currently am going to school for music with emphasis in Jazz and Voice at American River College and have been singing in the school's Advanced Vocal Jazz Ensemble for 3 years now. And while being in the ensemble we were awarded by Downbeat Magazine to be the best Community College Vocal Jazz Ensemble in the nation. Earning me my first ever Downbeat Award. Before that I had also received an award at the Reno Jazz festival for my outstanding guitar playing and I hope to add more awards as I progress even more as a musician. I'm in love with songwriting! I've been writing music since I picked up my first guitar 11 years ago. I'm currently writing for my successful local band Lucid, and I've been the primary song writer for almost all my past bands. I love deep lyrics with meaning and a "fire" that people can see and I promise I can help teach you or your loved one the importance of deep meaningful lyrics and help them write beautiful songs. Education wise I currently have a Studio Jazz/Pop Voice Instructor Certificate from American River College. And I'm finishing up my second certificate that has emphasis in classical voice training this semester. Along with finishing my Jazz Studies Degree with an Emphasis on Voice by the end of next year, which after that I plan to get my Masters Degree at Sac State. Anyways shoot me a message to see if we're a good match! I look forward to working with you or your loved one!

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Advanced Vocal Jazz
Aug 2016 - Present
American River College

Named Best Undergraduate College Vocal Jazz Ensemble in the nation by Downbeat Magazine.


Jazz Studies
Aug 2015 - Present
American River College


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Studio Jazz/Pop Voice Instructor Certificate
Dec 2017
American River College


Jun 2016
Downbeat Magazine

Photos & Videos

Playing at Concerts in the Park with my band Lucid.

Singing at the Monterrey Jazz Festival.

My Band Lucid at Folsom Live.

Downbeat Award.

Lucid at Boardwalk, Orangevale. I sing lead vocals on this song titled “Get Along”
My last solo performance at American River College for the December Concert. 2017.

3 Reviews

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Angel Jan 9, 2018
Singing · In studio

Cody is such a good instructor. He is very patient and knows exactly what steps to take to better his students from every level. He is very resourceful when it comes to knowledge of music. I would definitely recommend him for vocals and guitar.

Kiernan Jan 7, 2018
Guitar · In home

Very helpful teacher and a fantastic person. Definately dedicates all his time and effort into what he does.

Colin Jan 6, 2018
Guitar · In studio

He's a great teachet! He's super talented and works super hard to fit your needs. I highly recommend him.

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