Forrest Merrill

Forrest M.

Pleasant Hill, CA

Lesson Details

Bass Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I like to teach each student based on what they're interested in - I design your lesson plan entirely around you! Whether it be learning your favorite song or recording your own music, I can help you reach your goals. I have 10 years of experience in writing, recording, and performing original work as well as covers. I have 6 years experience teaching individuals and groups of all ages. Feel free to reach out and we can talk about what you want to learn.
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Forrest delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

Hi there,

I'm a Bay Area native who started playing guitar when I entered middle school. I remember feeling intimidated by the strings on my first guitar and how much my fingers hurt after the first few times I tried playing it. But my love for music was strong, and the joy I find in playing has developed into my most prized asset. Playing music is exciting, fun, and sometimes frustrating. Your playing will evolve and grow with you, and you'll learn more than you ever thought possible!

I've written and recorded much of my own music over the past 10 years. I've also performed numerous times through high school, college, and beyond. I want to share my knowledge with you and help you grow into the musician you want to be, whether it be slamming power cords or navigating Jazz scales.

Feel free to reach out to me for a chat and we can see how you can reach your goals!

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Sound Engineer
Jun 2017 - Present

I work as a Sound Engineer on our Sound Design team.


B.S. Computer Science, Music minor
Sep 2011 - Jun 2015
UC San Diego

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Megan Jan 10, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Amazing teacher, super talented. Also very patient and knowledgeable.

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