Find a bass guitar instructor in Washington, DC

Find bass guitar instructors in Washington, DC

Find bass guitar instructors in Washington, DC

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Find bass guitar instructors in Washington, DC

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Top 10 bass guitar instructors in Washington, DC

Students agree: these Washington bass guitar instructors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
David Lester Music

David Lester Music

5.0Exceptional(12)
Offers online services
11 hires on Lessons
18+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Richard P. says, "David has helped me improve in a short amount of time by noticing all the things I’m doing wrong and helping me correct them. I was stuck in the mud with my progress prior to starting lessons with David. I look forward to learning more from him and continuing this progress. " Read more
Ottley Music School, Inc.

Ottley Music School, Inc.

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
10 hires on Lessons
51+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Charlotte .. says, " I think Ann started around the holiday season, she’s had about one academic semester of once per week classes. She was still 2 years old when she started at Ottley’s Music School. Now she can find middle C, identify A, B or C anywhere on the keyboard, read notations like piano meaning play softly, fortissimo meaning play loudly, and quarter rest. She has been introduced to half and full notes and rests, but doesn’t yet consistently apply them. She can play simple 3-note sequences with either the left or right hand but sometimes prefers to play all notes with either her thumb or index finger rather than following the assigned fingers for each key. It’s really an extraordinary amount of progress for her age. I’ve been surprised" Read more
Apex Music

Apex Music

5.0(3)
4 hires on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Shawn C. says, "Ken is a consummate professional and has taken the time to teach me music theory as well as the mechanics of how to actually play guitar. This is incredibly important to me as I hope to someday compose music. Ken is consistent in his approach and really "gets" how to teach. He knows how to communicate technique in a supportive yet disciplined manner so the student truly gets the most from the session. Cannot recommend more highly! SCG Alexandria, VA" Read more
Julie Starling  Music Lessons - Piano, Guitar, Uke, Bass

Julie Starling Music Lessons - Piano, Guitar, Uke, Bass

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
Serves Washington, DC
I offer Online lessons via Zoom Learn the Music YOU want to play! I teach piano and guitar, ukulele, and electric bass. Pop, rock, classical, blues, folk, jazz, improvising, arranging, composing, and music theory. Relaxed and fun! 20+ years experience. I started teaching music lessons at age 15. BPS in Guitar Berklee College of Music 2022. BA in Drama/Music CUA 1988. AFA in Studio Art MC 2010. I believe private lessons are the best environment for learning. It is a dynamic trade back and forth of ideas. I really enjoy that each student brings something different to the music and challenges me to personalize the material for them. I lo...
GuitarTrain

GuitarTrain

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
The Guitar Train provides quality guitar lessons for students interested in group lessons or private instruction, while accommodating all age groups and levels. We offer group/class lessons in the elementary level and up for kids interested in learning the guitar in a fun-filled atmosphere with children of the same age group and level. Private Instruction- The Guitar Train offers private instruction in many styles of playing including Rock, Jazz, Classical, Blues, Suzuki and Country guitar styles. Study with a degreed, qualified, and professional guitarist and musician for all of your musical interests. ProGroup/Class lessons- The Guitar...
Terry's World Of Music

Terry's World Of Music

New on Lessons
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
I wanna show my students how to use their music/gift in a positive way that will Enhance and Encourage their daily lives, also everyone they encounter.... I've taught many people how to play instruments, and three of them are the most skilled musicians in the Metropolitan Area. I play 6 instruments fluently and Sing better than I play, also I don't plan on stopping until I'm layed to rest.. I've always played and sang Christian/Gospel music, and WILL always do the same.. Thanks in advance for your support......
David Nassau

David Nassau

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Washington, DC
Are you or your children interested in learning music, guitar or even how to write a song? Then look no further. My name is David Nassau. I have played guitar and drums for 10 years, am an experienced musician and have written over 60 songs. I have also played in many countries. Music has been my passion, writing songs is the best therapy and I’m ready to pass this knowledge to you at a good price. My lessons plans are adjustable according to the student’s needs and skill level. I have taught from young beginners as well as adults who are picking up their instrument again. In my songwriting classes, I encourage my students to analyse exis
Jim Steed Music

Jim Steed Music

5.0Exceptional(10)
Top Pro
Offers online services
39+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Edmund T. says, "I have worked with Jim for six years, in that time I have gone from a child who did not know how to hold a guitar to a young man who has become an exceptional guitar player. Jim is a very patient teacher and he would never give up on any of his students. If you need someone to teach you how to play the guitar Jim will make you into a great guitar player." Read more
Brian White Guitar Lessons

Brian White Guitar Lessons

5.0(1)
Offers online services
Serves Washington, DC
Randy S. says, "This guitar guru can teach you anything. Im 64, never played the guitar but always wanted to. Brian has you playing a song on the first lesson and from there it just gets better. and just keeps getting better, and better. I was told Brian White is an incredible teacher. He is. Period, hats off my brother " Read more
Beleo Music Group

Beleo Music Group

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Washington, DC
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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 Washington bass guitar instructors

Recent success stories from people in the Washington area.
Daysha M.
He’s awesome! I feel like i’m actually learning when we have a session. Any questions that i have he’s has an answer, even if it’s not directly about the bass, like music theory or anything about music in general. He also talked time to learn what I want out of being a musician and curates our lessons to that while still teaching me fundamentals. #1 things is that he’s patient. If he knows that pure trying and your not getting it he’s will to got over a section again and again until you get it right. Very thankful for David.
David Lester Music
Laura M.
The Ottley Music School has been instrumental in helping my daughter learn to read music and perform appropriate but challenging pieces. The teachers encourage each child to reach their potential while providing top notch instruction. We are happy with the quality of instruction and performance opportunities our child has received at Ottley Music School.
Ottley Music School, Inc.
Chris H.
Ken is very knowledgable about the guitar. He can be fairly patient.
Apex Music
A. R.
So thrilled to have Jim as my daughter’s instructor! He’s incredibly friendly, kind & patient. He has an obvious love for all music & is a wonderful teacher. In just two lessons my daughter is already playing one of her favorite songs & she’s so excited about her lessons! Couldn’t ask for more!
Jim Steed Music
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