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Bass Lessons


Learn about our terrific bass instructors! We offer private electric bass lessons (4 and 5 string), and upright (acoustic) bass lessons to folks of all ages and skill levels. In-home, teacher’s studio, and Skype options available.

Jazz, rock, folk, pop, bluegrass, blues, funk, r&b, classical and more!

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Chris is a diverse and multi-talented professional bassist, and a hard-working guy, juggling 8 + bands alongside session work and teaching. Chris has a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from USC’s prestigious Thornton School of Music, where he had the privilege of studying with one of the most in-demand jazz bassists on the west coast (and former student of the great jazz legend Charlie Haden), Darek “Oles” Oleszkiewicz. While at…

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Scott’s gentle and organized style works equally well with complete beginners, or folks working on advanced concepts – from jazz theory to metal guitar techniques (sweep picking arpeggios, etc). As Scott says,  “If I can hear it, I can play it.”  Scott is an adept rock, progressive metal, blues, jazz, country and classical guitarist.  He enjoys teaching students of all ages on both conventional 6-string, and 7-string instruments, and also beginning bass and…

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Zack is terrific multi-instrumentalist.  He teaches bass (electric and acoustic) at Musician’s Institute, and just so happens to be an outstanding mandolin and pedal steel instructor.   Zack is adept with a broad range of styles – rock, jazz, r&b, country, bluegrass – even hip-hop! – his recent recording credits include a track on the upcoming Lupe Fiasco album! Zack teaches with a focus on technique and universal musical concepts, such as…

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William is a super-fun Berklee-trained multi-instrumentalist, who loves working with piano, guitar and bass students (upright and electric bass, 4 string and 5 string). William’s teaching style is focused and organized, with the layers of fun beneath all the learning. Lessons are tailored to each student, with each learner’s age, goals and musical taste in mind, making Will a great fit for ambitious students, and hobbyists too! Some of William’s favorite musicians…