Find a bass guitar instructor in San Francisco, CA

Find bass guitar instructors in San Francisco, CA

Find bass guitar instructors in San Francisco, CA

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Find bass guitar instructors in San Francisco, CA

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Top 10 bass guitar instructors in San Francisco, CA

Students agree: these San Francisco bass guitar instructors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Soul Graffiti Studios

Soul Graffiti Studios

5.0(4)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Erin P. says, "Justin is an amazing teacher. He plays all kinds of instruments and signs beautifully... He is a creative and passionate song writer....my daughter says he has a mathematical approach to teaching. Justin is Incredibly knowledgeable. Kind, considerate, and flexible.My daughter loves studying with him and is learning a lot." Read more
Josh

Josh

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5 hires on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
I have over 27 years experience teaching private lessons. I take a customized approach taylored to each students tastes and needs. I enjoy watching my students get better and better, as well as playing music with them.
Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons

Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons

4.9Exceptional(17)
Offers online services
22 hires on Lessons
Serves San Francisco, CA
Jeremy B. says, "Sean is a really patient and knowledgeable teacher. He is organized with his lessons and exercises which I found really helpful." Read more
Bruce Burger

Bruce Burger

4.8Excellent(6)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
Serves San Francisco, CA
Alessandra F. says, "Bruce is an amazing teacher. He teaches you what you need to know as well as what you want to learn. He’s a relaxed and patient teacher that makes learning guitar extremely fun. I absolutely recommend him." Read more
Music Lessons With David Lopez-White

Music Lessons With David Lopez-White

5.0Exceptional(10)
Offers online services
9 hires on Lessons
26+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Alan F. says, "I've been taking flamenco guitar lessons from David for the past year and a half. His knowledge of flamenco history and culture is amazing. He is both a flamenco singer and guitar player, deeply involved in the bay area flamenco community. He is a master musician, so if you want to learn theory as well as a playing repertoire and technique, he has you. He is incredibly open and friendly with a soft and caring personality. He is quick to understand where I am at with a piece or a problem and immediately provides solutions and suggestions. I expect to spend many years studying with him. I feel grateful and lucky to have him as a teacher and friend. " Read more

Your Bass Guitar Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do bass guitar lessons cost near me?

Bass guitar lessons cost $35 to $70 for sessions from 30 to 60 minutes long. Private classes have prices between $45 to $70 per hour to give you that personalized edge. Cheaper group lessons are $25 to $35 per session but give you less personal feedback.

  • Online lessons cost $35 to $55 per hour for remote learning at home.
  • Most monthly subscriptions for ongoing lessons range from $170 to $315.

Are bass guitar lessons worth it?

Bass guitar lessons are worth it to master those frets faster so that you can get confident enough to play for others.

A bass guitar teacher understands how to help you:

  • Focus on rhythm to set a solid foundation for other instruments in a band
  • Put less emphasis on chords and more on single notes and scales
  • Master your key genres like jazz, rock, pop, and funk

What age is good to start bass guitar lessons?

You can start bass guitar lessons for kids from the ages of 6 to 10 years old or whenever they can hold the instrument with enough hand strength to press on the strings. Any age is good for adults to start bass guitar with the right assistance and regular practice.

How many bass guitar lessons do I need?

The number of bass guitar lessons you need varies a lot according to what you want to achieve and how hard you practice. You could expect to play a simple song after 2 to 6 months. However, mastering the guitar professionally typically takes 4 to 10 years.

How do I find the best bass guitar lessons near me?

To find the best bass guitar lessons for you, look at the list of teachers nearby on the Lessons website. You might also find guitar lessons at local music stores.

Before choosing a guitar teacher, remember to:

  • Compare prices from 3 different teachers and ask what their lessons cover.
  • Look at what people have said about them on Google and Lessons.
  • Request a list of other students they've taught to check their experience.
  • Ask other parents how their children feel about the teacher.
  • Ensure you have a written schedule and agreement before the first lesson.
  • Pay in small amounts at first to make sure the teacher is right for you before committing to a full month.

What questions do I ask when choosing a bass guitar teacher?

To ensure you choose the best guitar teacher, consider asking these questions:

  • What's your educational background in music?
  • How many years of experience do you have in teaching bass guitar?
  • Do you offer a complimentary initial lesson?
  • What are the typical ages of your students?
  • Which model of bass guitar is best for my practice?
  • Do you know where I can rent equipment?
  • Will you assign finger workout exercises as homework?
  • How frequently should I practice on my own?
  • Which textbooks do I need?
  • How many genres of guitar music can you teach?
  • Can you modify your teaching approach if I'm finding it hard to grasp?
  • What items should I bring to each lesson, and how long does it last?
  • Can I have a written copy of our schedule, contract, and payment details?
  • What is your policy if I have to cancel a lesson suddenly?
  • Can I incorporate my favorite songs into the learning process?

Reviews for San Francisco bass guitar instructors

Recent success stories from people in the San Francisco area.
Paul S.
I've been working and playing with Justin and Soul Graffiti since 2010 and it's always been good vibes and great sounds!
Soul Graffiti Studios
Lisa Ramon C.
Sean isn't an excellent teacher. He covers everything. Theory and songs you want to learn. I am quite pleased and I have taken from a few instructors. He is one of the best!
Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons
Jim C.
Bruce is a very patient teacher who adapts lessons to the needs and interests of the student. He is extremely knowledgeable about music theory and practice.
Bruce Burger
Ethan R.
I took flamenco guitar lessons with David for about 3 years. He is a true educator— an excellent teacher! We focused on all aspects of flamenco, from falsetas (guitar solos) to cante y baile accompaniment, to the history and evolution of the art form. I cannot recommend working with him enough, as a true beginner or a more advanced student. Olé!
Music Lessons with David Lopez-White
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