Find a bass guitar instructor in San Rafael, CA

Find bass guitar instructors in San Rafael, CA

Find bass guitar instructors in San Rafael, CA

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Find bass guitar instructors in San Rafael, CA

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Top 10 bass guitar instructors in San Rafael, CA

Students agree: these San Rafael bass guitar instructors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Josh

Josh

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5 hires on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves San Rafael, 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 Rafael, 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
Guitar By Paul

Guitar By Paul

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
35+ years in business
Serves San Rafael, CA
Jonathan L. says, "Paul is an extremely nice guy who has a real passion for guitar. He is very experienced and seems to understand his student’s goals. Give him a try!" Read more
Josh Needleman: Electric And Upright Bass Lessons

Josh Needleman: Electric And Upright Bass Lessons

New on Lessons
33+ years in business
Serves San Rafael, CA
Custom Bass Lessons, located in San Rafael, California, is dedicated to teaching bass to all ages and skill levels. Founded in 1991 by Josh Needleman, a seasoned bassist and author of two bass instruction books, the business is renowned for its customized approach to learning. Lessons encompass a range of styles including rock, jazz, funk, and classical, and are tailored to each student's unique interests and learning style. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced player, Custom Bass Lessons provides the expert guidance to enhance your bass playing skills.
Mark Abdilla

Mark Abdilla

New on Lessons
42+ years in business
Serves San Rafael, CA
Mark Abdilla, based in Petaluma, CA, is a seasoned guitarist with more than 25 years of international performance experience. From Renaissance to Jazz, Flamenco, and even Stevie Ray Vaughn-style electric blues, Mark's repertoire is both extensive and impressive. He has been featured in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for a decade and offers a unique style of 12-string Celtic guitar. Beyond this, he is also an experienced music instructor, teaching various instruments for 32 years. Whether you're seeking live music for an event or lessons from a master, Mark Abdilla is the name to remember.
Patrick Long

Patrick Long

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves San Rafael, CA
I am an experienced bassist and guitarist who has performed live and in studio for nearly 20 years. I'm excited to teach beginner and intermediate lessons to people of all ages! I'm happy to let my students choose what they want to learn, whether it be fretboard basics, introductory music theory, or their favorite songs.
Ear Guitar

Ear Guitar

New on Lessons
Offers online services
23+ years in business
Serves San Rafael, CA
Practicing music is very important and it should be fun. And it is. If you make it fun. I believe music exercises and practicing scales, arpeggios etc. on an instrument should not be boring and all too often it is. My mission is to make the important stuff really really fun and addictive. And I'm good at it.
San Francisco Guitar Studio

San Francisco Guitar Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
40+ years in business
Serves San Rafael, CA
San Francisco Guitar Studio, founded in 1984 by Mark Simons, is renowned for world-class guitar instruction and performances. Located in San Francisco, California, they offer both in-person and online music lessons across various styles including classical, jazz, blues, and more. They cater to all ages and skill levels, providing individual and group sessions. Moreover, they assist in audition and competition preparation. Mark Simons, a member and co-director of the San Francisco Guitar Quartet since 1998, has a wide reach, having formerly taught in cities globally including Boston, Stuttgart, and Los Angeles.
Daniel Alvarenga's Music

Daniel Alvarenga's Music

New on Lessons
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves San Rafael, CA
I have over 30 years of playing and perfroming. I have a vast knowledge of both classical and flamenco styles as well as Latin, Afrocubana, Reggea, rock, among other styles. Some of my mentors and teachers include Larry Ferrara and Marc Teicholtz (from San francisco Conservatory of music) Candido Morales ( Agustin Barrios Mangore direct student) Angel Romero (Master class)Gopal Slavonic( Bay area Flamenco teacher). I enjoy seeing breakthrough in my students performance and technique from day one. I am very passionate as well as patient when teaching my lessons . I make my lessons fun, practical and relevant to my students' needs and skills. I...
Van Jackson-Weaver, Music Lessons

Van Jackson-Weaver, Music Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves San Rafael, CA
I am an independent musician with a diverse background in classical pedagogy and contemporary music in both the experimental and pop realms. I am interested in helping students of diverse musical backgrounds and proclivities develop skills that pertain to the modern musical landscape. My proficiencies include instrumental performance, audio engineering, Ableton Live, Max/MSP, analog and digital synthesis, music theory, and the history of Western Music. I have been performing music on stage since my early teens, from rock to pop to classical to experimental and electronic. I have maintained my own private teaching studio since 2010, and held a

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 Rafael bass guitar instructors

Recent success stories from people in the San Rafael area.
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
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