Find a bass guitar instructor in Nashville, TN

Find bass guitar instructors in Nashville, TN

Find bass guitar instructors in Nashville, TN

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Find bass guitar instructors in Nashville, TN

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Top 10 bass guitar instructors in Nashville, TN

Students agree: these Nashville bass guitar instructors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Frykin' Music

Frykin' Music

Offers online services
17+ years in business
Serves Nashville, TN
Reese P. says, "Erik was my guitar teacher growing up and through high school and taught music in such a fun and effective way. I remember he would always start the lessons off by asking what I wanted to learn and would somehow find ways to connect important elements of theory into whatever I wanted to learn that day. I am about to graduate Berklee College of Music and would have never even gotten in if it weren't for Erik! Absolutely the best guitar teacher out there." Read more
Marshall Biever Music

Marshall Biever Music

Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Nashville, TN
Mark C. says, "Marshalls an awesome teacher for multiple reasons. First, he's extremely talented and can play practically anything by ear. So when I tell him a song I want to learn, if he doesn't already know it, he can give it a quick listen and start breaking it down for me really quickly. This has been awesome for me because I used to waste a lot of time looking up different versions of tabs or watching a bunch of videos. Second, he is really good at breaking down new songs in a way that helps me learn them efficiently. I'm learning songs now that I would have given up on in 5 minutes if I tried to tackle them myself, but having Marhsall break them down into manageable parts has made it much easier and I can learn way quicker. Also, Marshall includes small lessons on relevant music theory while learning a song, which is very interesting when you can see how what he explains relates directly to what you're playing. Lastly, Marshall is just a very patient, kind, and fun person which makes our lessons even that much more enjoyable. I would very highly recommend Marshall if you have any interest in taking lessons. " Read more
DPV Music Lessons

DPV Music Lessons

Offers online services
9 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Nashville, TN
Lynne R. says, "The Best! I am so happy that lead me to DPV Music! Lael is the best teacher I could have ever imagined. My son and I are learning so much and love the lessons: the hands on experience, the expertise, the professional yet laid back atmosphere, and the engagement in the whole process! Lael is very encouraging and supportive of our efforts. He is enthusiastic for every lesson! It has been an amazing experience! The Best!" 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 Nashville bass guitar instructors

Recent success stories from people in the Nashville area.
S S.
I am an older middle-aged individual who recently took an interest in wanting to learn how to play a guitar. Attempting to learn on my own at my age is very limiting. However, finding an instructor who understands age as it relates to effective learning is also very challenging. Fortunately I was referred to Erik. He not only has decades of guitar playing and teaching experience, but he understands how to assess a student's learning ability and subsequently build a teaching methodology geared for that student. In other words, he uses a "student first" approach: listen to and understand what the student's particular guitar interests and abilities are. Then he'll use his own skills and knowledge to "shape" the student's guitar skills based on what the student is most interested in. Erik is very patient and has a great sense of humor. Both qualities are a must for my limited skill level. He provides the appropriate amount of the music theory to help me better understand the music that I'm attempting to play. To sum it up, whether you are a beginner, intermediate or more advanced, Erik can work with you to refine your guitar playing skills. At the very least, give him a call to discuss your particular guitar playing situation. -Steve
Frykin' Music
Matt C.
Marshall is an an excellent guitar teacher. He plays everything by ear which is impressive. He has extensive knowledge of music theory, which is challenging for me but I'm working on it and he is really patient with my slow learning process.
Marshall Biever Music
Art H.
Both my sons take drum lessons from Lael. He was recommended to us by a local music teacher. They absolutely love it. They have learned so much and look forward to their lesson each week. Lael makes it fun and engaging. I can’t say enough good things about what he gives to the experience of learning. I would highly recommend him.
DPV Music Lessons
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