Find a bass guitar instructor in Des Plaines, IL

Find bass guitar instructors in Des Plaines, IL

Find bass guitar instructors in Des Plaines, IL

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Find bass guitar instructors in Des Plaines, IL

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Top 10 bass guitar instructors in Des Plaines, IL

Students agree: these Des Plaines bass guitar instructors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Jesse Lear Bass Lessons

Jesse Lear Bass Lessons

5.0(4)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Des Plaines, IL
Veronica B. says, "Jesse is incredibly thoughtful and patient when it comes to being a musician and educator. He truly strives to make you feel welcome and supported no matter your level of experience or knowledge. Jesse takes the time to understand your needs and work with you to develop not only your skills but musical interests. He has a natural teaching ability that translates to feeling more comfortable and confident as a musician. Jesse is an incredible teacher that I wholeheartedly recommend!" Read more
Glines Guitar

Glines Guitar

5.0(3)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
Damian S. says, "John is a fantastic teacher. He's very knowledgeable in various styles and music theory. Geared lessons towards my personal interests and often provided an abundant amount of materials to help reinforce any concepts we went over and anything I was curious about. " Read more
Matthew Steiner Gutar Bass And Mandolin Instructor

Matthew Steiner Gutar Bass And Mandolin Instructor

5.0Exceptional(6)
8 hires on Lessons
36+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
David S. says, "Matt definitely has the knowledge and experience with the guitar, but in addition to that he is a good teacher, which makes all the difference. I look forward to more lessons." Read more
BLUE GUITAR ZONE

BLUE GUITAR ZONE

5.0Exceptional(9)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
Kevin F. says, "My instructor, Kevin started with me 6 months ago as a beginner and I cannot believe how quickly I progressed with his gentle, yet well informed teaching method. It feels wonderful to be able to play songs you enjoy!" Read more
Brad Conroy Music

Brad Conroy Music

5.0Exceptional(28)
Offers online services
8 hires on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
Daniel C. says, "Brad is awesome. He is really funny and passionate about the music he teaches, and is really skilled too. It's been an absolute pleasure learning from him for so long! He is really understanding and pushes you as a musician to play difficult classical pieces, but his fun demeanor makes practice not feel like a "chore". He is overall just a great guy and really easy to talk to. "Put 'er in D" :)" Read more
School Of Rock Arlington Heights

School Of Rock Arlington Heights

New on Lessons
26+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
At School of Rock Arlington Heights, we teach kids how to rock audiences, melting faces with stellar performances and technical ability. One-on-one instruction is just the beginning, because we get kids playing on stage as quickly as possible. Our immersive method motivates them, speeds up the learning process, and has benefits beyond learning an instrument. Not only do kids collaborate with students of similar interests at School of Rock Arlington Heights, they get to work with an amazing network of artists and perform at legendary concert venues. Examples include CBGB's, The Trocadero, The Knitting Factory, The Whiskey, The Roxy, The Experi...
Personal Progress

Personal Progress

5.0(2)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
Ian G. says, "Improves my technique and always gets me into better shape for the season. It is also a great way for me to get an intense workout without losing much time in my schedule. " Read more
1827 Studios

1827 Studios

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
Hands on experience with live performance as well as studio sessions. Over twenty years working within the music industry and over fifteen years of touring experience. I am well versed in percussion/drums, bass guitar, turntables, and music production. I enjoy the look on someones face when they learn something musically and get excited about that moment of the experience.
Claire Arias-Kim 🎻VIOLIN🎻

Claire Arias-Kim 🎻VIOLIN🎻

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
Hi there! Offering ONLINE LESSONS: I take beginners and violinists with all levels of experience!! I approach the violin holistically and will help you find different ways to tap into and support your own unique voice. I am passionate about the different techniques that can be acquired in order to best express yourself and will use an intuitive and intellectual approach to best help my students unlock their abilities. ABOUT ME : I graduated from the Juilliard school this spring and have been playing the violin for 19 years. I’ve made multiple solo appearances with orchestra and have worked with students over the summers. I am dedicated to
Protege Arts, LLC

Protege Arts, LLC

New on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
We offer high quality music lessons in Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison & surrounding suburbs and you need not leave the house-we come to you! We try to impart our love of music to students. We try to design lessons around student needs and goals, there's so much reward in passing on the passion for music.

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 Des Plaines bass guitar instructors

Recent success stories from people in the Des Plaines area.
Erin M.
Jesse is an extremely talented musician and a wonderful teacher. He has an excitement around music that is infectious for his students. He is patient and kind with his students, while still pushing them to reach their potential. I can’t recommend him highly enough!
Jesse Lear Bass Lessons
Jeffrey G.
Very impressive and affordable lessons. John shares his deep knowledge of music theory at an understandable pace while making it enjoyable and informative. Would highly recommend!
Glines Guitar
Frank M.
Matt is a wonderful guitar instructor. He understands that everyone learns differently and works to make sure he's using techniques that work best for the individual. He's able to break down complex theories and/or techniques into easily digestible chunks that allow you as a player to progress faster than you ever could on your own. Highly recommend Matt for anyone looking for a great guitar teacher!
Matthew Steiner Gutar Bass and Mandolin instructor
Iram S.
Great teacher with patience and skill. Learning with him is easy
BLUE GUITAR ZONE
Xavier B.
He's the best.
Brad Conroy Music
Becca A.
Coach Joshua has been outstanding with our family! Started with general fitness for my husband and I but ended up teaching our son boxing aswell. It's been such encouraging experience and coach has really surpassed expectations.
Personal Progress
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