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Tommy W.

8 Reviews
Falls Church, VA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tommy W.

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I've been playing bass since I was 11. I have a degree in jazz performance so improvisation plays a key role in my lessons, but am fully capable of teaching any style. If you take lessons with me, we will certainly cover the basics of two finger style grooves, but can easily dive into advanced techniques like two hand tapping, artificial harmonics, chordal playing, three finger techniques, and slapping and popping.

About Tommy

My name is Tommy. I've been playing bass and guitar since I was 11 years old. When I was in high school, I won my school's Duke Ellington Jazz Performance Award my junior year. Around this time I began to work at my neighborhood's local lesson shop Let's Play Music! off of W Broad Street in Falls C

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Julia
Tom is a good teacher with solid knowledge which he is able to pass on in a clear and understandable way.
Matthew F.
Tommy is a solid bass guitar teacher. My lesson was better than expected!
Anne P.
Just had my first guitar lesson. Tommy was very patient and supportive and explained clearly what I needed to do.
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John N.

12 Reviews
Chantilly, VA
Starting at $39
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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John N.

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Finger or pick styles

About John

I have been playing guitar and bass for over 35 years and traveled the world playing concerts in Clubs and Stadiums. My band ESTUS was signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis, I played with the Eddie Kirkland Blues Band, formed Fat City in Woodstock NY, and played toured nationally with Quicksil

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Gregory M.
fun interesting & helpful. good start.
Matt
John is great to work with. Very laid back and has a natural feel for just what you need to learn.
Robert
John is extremely knowledgeable and the lessons are enjoyable.
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Earl C.

10 Reviews
Greenbelt, MD
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Awarded 2005 Smooth Jazz #1 Artist of the Year from Smooth Jazz and More
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Earl C.

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Offering bass lessons to beginners.

About Earl

This International guitarist is now offering online music lessons. With more than forty years of experience, he has performed with many well-known artists including grammy-nominated celebrities and others such as Freddie Jackson, Regina Belle, EU, Angela Bofill, Alyson Williams, Mya, Syleena Johnso

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Gray Williams
Great learning experience with Eric.
David
I can't say enough good things about Earl's instruction. He's extremely knowledgeable and talented and yet responsive, inspiring, and kind. Rather than applying a narrow and rigid approach to teaching, lessons are built around my abilities and interests and he has taught me new ways of looking at music and playing guitar. I feel very fortunate to be one of his students.
Kevin P.
Great experience! Looking forward to more.

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Christian R.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Music, Audio Engineering, Culinary Arts, and Photography from TCC, OSU, NYIP
  • Teaches students Male: 7 and up; Female: 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
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Christian R.

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I've been teaching bass since 2009.
Some of my favorite bassists are Flea from RHCP's, Les from Primus, Cliff Burton from Metallica, Victor Wooten, John Deacon from Queen, and many more.
I use Fender, Ibanez, Flea bass, Tech 21 SansAmp, JBL, and Ampeg.
There is not just one book that will give you everything you need so I teach from a number of books by different companies like Alfred, KJOS, Hal Leonard, song books, to individual pieces from music notes. I also create, print, and email custom lessons created on a program in my Mac.
It usually takes around 2 - 3 months for beginner to start catching on and be able to play well. It really depends on how much the student practices. Some people catch on faster because they are naturals and others have to work a little harder. It's my goal to help each student become the musician they desire to be. My philosophy is to teach my students to be smart musicians. What I mean by that is, it does you no good if you can play a song but ...

About Christian

Music is my passion. I've been playing music since I was a child but didn't get serious with it until I was 14, that's when I got my first electric guitar. So, from then on I've been playing and studying music for over 16 years. I play and teach guitar, piano, drums, and bass guitar. Aside from tak

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Charlie S.
Christian was very careful as I knew nothing about music. He explained the guitar’s basic function in language that I can understand. I am more enthusiastic about playing than I thought possible.
Braylon C.
A great instructor. Very patient with my son who has never touched a piano before. Very knowledgeable about all types of music and different instruments. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for lessons.
Emmett S.
My son Emmett is always excited to spend time with Christian! Each lesson is well organized and they cover a lot of material focusing both on skills and fun items. Technology part of things can be challenging but Christian each weeks puts the time in to make the experience better for all of us. We are having a wonderful time and learning a lot.
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Sam K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • BFA from Tulane University
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sam K.

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Years of professional experience in New Orleans, played weekly on Frenchman Street and in most venues around town. Have studied jazz with Kent Jordan and Jesse McBride, bass with Jim Markway and Joshua Crumbly. Former bassist for Jank Setup and Skeptic Moon.

About Sam

Sam Kohler is a composer, educator, and multi-instrumentalist living in Baltimore, MD. A lifelong musician from a family of dedicated musicians, as a composer he has established an innovative harmonic voice and a uniquely evocative body of work. His music conveys scenes such as shards of rainbow li

Jonathan E.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jonathan E.

6 Reviews
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Coming from 15+ years' experience learning, interpreting, & performing music; 7+ years recording, & 6+ years teaching, you can expect from me an enjoyable, streamlined lesson to help strengthen your musical understanding & ability to further utilize your love for music. I specialize in classical, jazz fundamentals, rock/pop, recording, composition, & live performance. I'm fairly well versed in many other genres, so I can easily meet your preferences across the board. Cultivate a deeper relationship with your instrument & unlock your potential! :)

About Jonathan

Coming from 15+ years' experience learning, interpreting, & performing music; 7+ years recording, & 6+ years teaching, you can expect from me an enjoyable, streamlined lesson to help strengthen your musical understanding & ability to further utilize your love for music. I specialize in classical, j

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Michelle
My two middle school sons absolutely love Jonathan. He is really good at connecting with them and knows how to teach. He is patient, very knowledgeable, and highly professional. We highly recommend Jonathan for anyone wanting to learn how to play an instrument. My boys love what they have learned so far on their guitars.
Christopher - Nicholas L.
He is really good at teaching my 11 and 12 year old kids... They really like Jonathan,!
Tina S.
My son enjoyed lessons with Jonathan. He is very knowledgable and friendly. I recommend him for lessons.

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Average Cost of Bass Guitar Lessons in Alexandria, VA

The average cost of 60-minute bass guitar lessons in Alexandria is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"We feel very lucky finding a teacher like Dave. He teaches my 11 yrs old Bass at our home. We trust him completely with our child, he's always pleasant, smiles and on-time. He's knowledgeable in his trade and our son likes working with him. We would and will recommend him to anyone that's looking for a music teacher."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Dave M.
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"Known Greg for years & played in a few bands with him. Extremely knowledgeable and proficient with all things about music. Highly recommend!"
Izzy
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"I am enjoying spending this time with Ryan and learning from him."
Chuck
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Ryan B.
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"Patient and clear directions to accommodate learning disability. Courteous, encouraging."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Matthew H.
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"Really great teacher, having fun learning."
aleena
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Barbara L.
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"Greg is an absolute master of his craft! Greg makes learning fun & will make you a better musician. I highly recommend him for bass as well as his other instruments! Plus, he’s just a good dude 😁"
Dave
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Very knowledgeable and patient. Fun to work with and a super nice guy! Stayed with him leaning multiple instruments I highly recommend him."
Gregg
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Rachel's hands-on approach is great!! I'm super excited and looking forward to my future lessons."
Robert
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Rachel H.
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"Ahmad is an excellent teacher and finally got me serious about playing the bass and guitar. If you've your on the fence about who to learn from, I suggest you jump off that fence now. Ahmad will have you jamming in no time."
Christophe
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Greg is a very gifted musician and easily translates his talents to teaching his students. I appreciated his willingness to cater to my needs as an adult student with very little musical instruction/training. I highly recommend Greg for developing your new musical talents."
Ryan
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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