Find a bass guitar instructor in Paterson, NJ

Find bass guitar instructors in Paterson, NJ

Find bass guitar instructors in Paterson, NJ

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Find bass guitar instructors in Paterson, NJ

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Top 10 bass guitar instructors in Paterson, NJ

Students agree: these Paterson bass guitar instructors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Philip J Mateo Music

Philip J Mateo Music

New on Lessons
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
Hello there! My name is Phil and I am a professionally trained and licensed music teacher! I received my degree in 2020 from NJCU. I am specialized in Classical and Pop Guitar and Music Theory/Composition up to the Undergraduate level. I also have experience music production! I am dedicated, flexible, and always available! Please do not hesitate to ask a question!
Junichi's Bass Lesson

Junichi's Bass Lesson

Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
David M. says, "I can't give Junichi enough praise! I would add value and punctuality if they let me. Junichi is the teacher you are looking for! He is patient but he pushes me to be the best bass player I can be. In the last few months I've seen marked improvement in all areas of musicianship in reading ability, ear training and physical dexterity on the bass. Junichi is always prepared for class and communicates well during the class. Definitely check him out! You'll love it!" Read more
Joe Solomon - Jazz Improvisation Workshop

Joe Solomon - Jazz Improvisation Workshop

2 hires on Lessons
49+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
Maia S. says, "He's a great teacher: encouraging, but also knows when and how to critique and not discourage a beginner. Makes sure it is challenging, but not overwhelming. Encyclopedic knowledge of jazz and music theory. Definitely recommend!" Read more
BJB Music

BJB Music

Offers online services
15 hires on Lessons
26+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
Nina N. says, "Bryan is very thorough and patient. I highly recommend him " Read more
Nat Janoff Guitar Lessons

Nat Janoff Guitar Lessons

Offers online services
35+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
Kabir B. says, "Great collaboration. Cool choice of songs. The practice tabs and audio. The best part was my guitar playing got so much better and I didn’t even realize it until I stepped back to see how far I had come. Grea coach !!!!" Read more
Will Reyes Music Lessons

Will Reyes Music Lessons

Offers online services
8 hires on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
Bob C. says, "Will has all the attributes of a great teacher. He is knowledgeable, patient and passionate about music. I look forward to the lessons. I always feel like I’m getting better. I take guitar lessons, but Will plays about 6 instruments in total and I think his musical acumen brings and added intangible to the lessons." Read more
Blue Kazoo Music Productions

Blue Kazoo Music Productions

Offers online services
26 hires on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
Binyamin L. says, "The teacher was really experienced,I am very pleased I will continue having lessons." 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 Paterson bass guitar instructors

Recent success stories from people in the Paterson area.
Marzo R.
I am a graduate from Berklee school of music with a master in jazz studies. I studied music in an academic setting my entire life. But then, I discovered that I was thought the fast way. The way to just get a gig. I then through a friend discovered joe Solomon. Joe’s teaching is the way to internalize the language of music. It’s the way to have a voice and a vocabulary. Not only to get a gig but to feel and experience music. Joe changed my way of seen music forever. He is an amazing musician as well as an amazing human been. If you are serious about Music you must have lessons with Mr. Solomon. He will change your life.
joe solomon - jazz improvisation workshop
Beverly T.
Bryan was great to work with, he was kind and very patient.
BJB music
Bryan A.
I have studied with Nat for over a decade at this point. Within music education, a teacher like Nat Janoff is an absolute rarity, and it is an blessing that I stumbled upon his business card so many years ago. Nat's ability to connect with students and focus on developing their own unique sound is unmatched. He allowed me to work on what I wanted to, while also showing me various paths one can visit within music; leaving me inspired to continue playing throughout the years. I truly believe Nat has given me on guitar is far greater than years of study at any University. I've watched my skills and knowledge surpass graduating music students. Private lessons are the best way to advance on guitar, and there is no better teacher than Nat. Teaching aside, Nat's positive personality is an absolute asset within his lessons. I can truly say with over a decade of lessons I've always left each and every lesson feeling better than when I went in. I can't emphasize how important that is while learning an instrument. Nat Janoff triumphs as an incredible guitar player, teacher and person, and I couldn't recommend anyone more! I am forever grateful for having such an incredible guitar teacher.
Nat Janoff guitar lessons
Marty O.
Patient. Carefully explains and suggests ways to improve. Always easily accessible.
Will Reyes Music Lessons
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