Ryan Haines

Ryan H.

Flushing, NY

Lesson Details

Music Theory

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I will teach you all the essentials of music theory, which can be applied to any instrument. You'll learn scales, key signatures, time signatures, modes, intervals, chords (triads, seven chords, extensions, and beyond!), harmony, melody, composition, and so much more!
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Ryan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I'm a seasoned bass player who spent five years actively gigging, recording, and writing music with various bands while completing a Bachelors degree in Commercial Music with an emphasis in Electric Bass performance. Now I enjoy using my education and experience to help other bass players develop their skills. I also developed a music education program at a NYC non-profit organization. Teaching music is my great delight!

I am aptly prepared to coach bass players in just about any style of music, including Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Funk, Fusion, Soul, R&B, Pop, and even Solo Bass playing!

I believe music is fascinating and fun, and that's how I teach it.

Whether you're a beginner or more advanced, I am here to help you reach the next level. Let's get started!

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Music Director and Music Teacher
Jun 2013 - Aug 2017
Street LIFE Ministries

I created a comprehensive music teaching program at Street LIFE Ministries from scratch. I taught beginners to intermediate level students on bass, guitar, drums, and piano, and helped them excel and develop new skills that they thought were unobtainable!


Commercial Music with an Emphasis in Electric Bass Performance
Aug 2009 - May 2013
Greenville University


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

"Star Spangled Banner", arranged for electric bass. 

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"Humility" - an original by Ryan Haines

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A showcase of multiple techniques being utilized. 

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A classic jazz standard with a little little flavor. 

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Funky bass groove. If you want to learn to play bass like this, let's get started with lessons!
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3 Reviews

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Jessica Jul 23, 2018
Music Theory · In studio

"Ryan helped instill confidence in me as a musician, always challenging me to play with greater precision while encouraging me in my own creativity. He taught with enthusiasm, excellence, and patience, making every lesson enjoyable and enlightening. I highly recommend Ryan Haines as a music instructor!"

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Stephen Jul 18, 2018
Bass Guitar · In studio

Ryan not only is a great guy who cares about my musical abilities, but with that being said he as a teacher does everything in his power to help me understand music. I've known him for a while and he constantly is helping me improve and see what I need to do to get better.

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Nicole Jul 17, 2018

I would highly recommend Ryan Haines as a music teacher. As an instructor, Ryan is caring and competent. He draws from a wealth of professional and experiential knowledge, and he is very personable with each student. Ryan helped me outline my specific goals, develop strategies to overcome my challenges, and stretch my understanding and appreciation of music as a whole. I benefited significantly from Ryan's instruction, and I believe you will as well!

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