Find a bass guitar instructor in Cambridge, MA

Find bass guitar instructors in Cambridge, MA

Find bass guitar instructors in Cambridge, MA

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Find bass guitar instructors in Cambridge, MA

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Top 10 bass guitar instructors in Cambridge, MA

Students agree: these Cambridge bass guitar instructors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Bob Wolfman Guitar/Bass/Voice

Bob Wolfman Guitar/Bass/Voice

5.0Exceptional(23)
Top Pro
Offers online services
39 hires on Lessons
41+ years in business
Serves Cambridge, MA
Joe C. says, "Reposting my review due to some grammar errors! My experience with Bob Wolfman has been fantastic. I’ve gotten so much better at playing the guitar and I’ve learned more in the past 3 months with Bob than all my previous years before studying with him. As an almost intermediate player, I didn’t have a lot of music theory knowledge, and couldn’t improvise very well. Learning music theory with Bob was actually fun, and he explains things that initially seem super complicated in a way that’s easy to understand. Not only that, but now I’m applying the theory I've learned from Bob in actual music, and being able to implement things he taught me on the fly. This has given me a ton of confidence as a player. In addition to the music theory, my chord vocabulary and licks I can play on the fly have astronomically increased as well. I can’t recommend Wolfman’s School of Music enough! If you’re at all serious about learning to play guitar, work with Bob!" Read more
Guitarsark Guitar Lessons

Guitarsark Guitar Lessons

5.0Exceptional(5)
2 hires on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Cambridge, MA
Steve M. says, "Great teacher. Karen is talented, patient and easy going. I look forward to my lessons! Highly recommend." Read more
GuitarWorx

GuitarWorx

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Cambridge, MA
I teach both acoustic and electric guitar. In addition I teach classical guitar I will provide excercises to get your hands in shape quicker than traditional lessons. We will work together to decide what type of music you want to play and learn.
Learning Bass In Boston

Learning Bass In Boston

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
39+ years in business
Serves Cambridge, MA
E.G., M. says, "Jim combines a deep understanding of music theory and structure with the flexibility to address an individual student's specific needs and desires. In doing so, he provides the foundation for learning, exploration and a passion for music. Jim is also a warm and genuine person who really seems to care about his students. I couldn't recommend him more highly!" " Read more
Needham Music And Dance

Needham Music And Dance

5.0(3)
Offers online services
9 hires on Lessons
Serves Cambridge, MA
Jenna R. says, "Excellent Service " Read more
Sax Lessons With Dennis!

Sax Lessons With Dennis!

New on Lessons
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves Cambridge, MA
The best saxophone lessons you'll get in Boston!
Horus Academy

Horus Academy

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
Serves Cambridge, MA
Mario K. says, "Great Teacher with willing to help. Peter is very great guy, talented and professional. he is very kind in terms of willing to help people understand more about what they are doing and what is the best way to do it." 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 Cambridge bass guitar instructors

Recent success stories from people in the Cambridge area.
Joe C.
My experience with Bob Wolfman has been fantastic. I’ve gotten so much better at playing the guitar and I’ve learned more in the past 3 months with Bob than all my previous years before studying with him. As an almost intermediate player, I didn’t have a lot of music theory knowledge, and couldn’t improvise very well. Learning music theory with Bob was actually fun, and he explains things that initially seem super complicated in a way that’s sleazy to understand. Not only that, but now I’m applying the theory I've learned from Bob in actual music, and being able to implement things he taught me on the fly. This has given me a ton of confidence as a player. In addition to the music theory, my chord vocabulary and licks I can play on the fly have astronomically increased as well. I can’t recommend Wolfman’s School of Music enough! If you’re at all serious about learning to play guitar, work with Bob!
Bob Wolfman Guitar/Bass/Voice
Linda B.
Karen Sarkisian was an excellent pedal steel guitar teacher for our teenage son. She provided terrific, high-quality instruction, offered a nice balance between challenging and supporting him, and also jammed together, making the lessons a lot of fun too! We were fortunate to find Karen, a highly sought steel player for local gigs, as it was not easy to find someone who not only plays but also teaches this instrument. We highly recommend Karen!
Guitarsark Guitar Lessons
I.C., M.
"Jim is the greatest. He taught our son bass for years, always keeping him interested and moving forward. Conscientious, creative, outstanding, Jim is the ideal teacher. He makes house calls too!"
Learning Bass in Boston
Eric D.
Needham Music and Dance
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