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Average Cost of Upright Bass Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons is $59. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $30 and $120 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$34 average
$90
45-min $20
 
$47 average
$95
60-min $30
 
$59 average
$120

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute upright bass lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute upright bass lessons are 21% less expensive at $47, and 30-minute lessons cost 43% less at $34.

Curious how much upright bass lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best upright bass teachers .

Upright Bass Lesson Reviews from Students

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Jeremy A.

Winter Garden, FL
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Thomas V.

Massapequa, NY
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Nathan R.

Hanover, MD
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About Jeremy A.

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Winter Garden, FL
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I teach arco and pizzicato techniques in various genres ranging from jazz, to rock, to Latin/world music.

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Dan M. January 26, 2018
· Bass Guitar · In home
Jeremy is a great instructor and he certainly knows what he is talking about. I play in a local band so we spend time going over the songs I am working on and he creates lessons and exercises based upon what I am having trouble with. He also always throws in some thoughts or ideas for me to think about to help me to become better. Having taken piano lessons with several different instructors for 5 years, I can confidently say he is indeed the best instructor ever.
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Geraldine October 14, 2017
· Banjo · In home
Great lesson !!! Jeremy adjusted the lesson to meet my skills and music goals!!!
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Austin B. August 9, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Jeremy is very knowledgeable and he relates well to my son. He is very laid back and makes the lessons enjoyable by finding songs for my son to learn that are his style.

About Thomas V.

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Massapequa, NY

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All styles, all levels- Classical, jazz, rock, blues, you name it! Emphasis on developing a good technique for playing in tune with ease!

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Laura January 11, 2018
· Piano · In home
Great teacher! Both my kids love him. He's patient, great with kids, prepared and talented. Can't say enough great things!
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Dylan November 18, 2017
· Piano · In home
My experience with Thomas has been great! My son can get distracted easily and Thomas keeps his attention and demonstrates the right balance of patience and firmness to keep my son engaged while letting him know the importance of practice and proper technique. He was definitely the right choice for my son:)
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John November 13, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Thomas is great at helping you get to your goal

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Hanover, MD
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The main focus is on technique (bowing, fingerings) while covering any classical repertoire. I can also cover jazz, rock/pop if the student wishes.

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Leo February 6, 2018
· Drum · Online
Awesome teacher
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Matty February 4, 2018
· Piano · In home
My son has really been enjoying the lessons. Nathan is very patient and encouraging with my son.
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Madyson R. February 4, 2018
· Guitar · In home
Both of our teenage daughters are taking guitar/piano/electric guitar lessons with Nathan and love his teaching style!

Darren S.

Boston, MA
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Marcelo M.

New York, NY
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Oliver H.

Chicago, IL
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About Darren S.

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Boston, MA

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Students can expect a teacher that addresses every single aspect of learning orchestral upright bass: from proper bow technique, to left-hand formation and fingering choices, to reading musical notation, interpreting music and learning rhythm.

My goal is to help students develop a technical foundation on the bass for playing just about any kind of music that they are interested in, and to support students with practicing tips for areas in their playing where they want to improve. My specialty is symphony orchestra training, so I primarily use basic technique books by Sevcik and Simandl at the beginning, and then later as students make progress, I begin to introduce orchestral repertoire and solos written for the bass. I have been teaching since August 2016 and so far two of my student have won auditions into undergraduate music colleges to pursue music performance and music education degrees.

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Polly February 4, 2018
· Upright Bass · In home
My son does hybrid in person and online lessons with Darren. Darren is very enthusiastic, encouraging and articulate. After every lesson, my son is energized. For the first time, he advanced to state level after intensive lessons with Darren. Darren also teaches HOW to practice and clearly points out what he needs to do so my son can focus his practice. Highly recommend him.
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Kalena June 16, 2017
· Upright Bass · In home
Darren has been great to work with. He is highly motivated and passionate about teaching. I would highly recommend him.
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Emily June 16, 2017
· Upright Bass · In studio
Darren is enthusiastic and always looking for ways to "get through" to a student. He has a contagious passion.

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New York, NY

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My classes are very flexible when it comes to what the student wants. I can go from just teaching very basic bass playing to advanced harmonic concepts and jazz improvisation. On the first class, I give the student the choice of controlling our lessons materials about what they want to learn. Or the student can choose to let me control our classes, in which I will bring my own materials and ideas in which we should work and will go through the whole academic process of learning music.

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Peter January 6, 2018
· Bass Guitar · In studio
Marcelo is a great instructor. He very quickly found my "level" and by the end of the first lesson had a plan for me which has been just perfect so far. He will challenge and train your brain along with your technique, and gently push you beyond your comfort zone. I'm extremely happy to be studying with Marcel and would recommend him to anyone.
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Clarice B. November 9, 2017
· Upright Bass · Online
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Sarah August 28, 2017
· Bass Guitar · In studio
Great teacher! Marcelo has been teaching me for the past 2 months and the progress I had during this time was bigger then I had with any other teacher before, highly recommended.

About Oliver H.

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Chicago, IL

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My students can expect a loving, supportive, and encouraging atmosphere to learn a difficult instrument. We will go through the basics of hand shapes, learn how to navigate the neck with scales, and tunes that make the upright bass approachable.

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Erica December 27, 2017
· Upright Bass · Online
Oliver was patient with my slow internet connection and willing to try different things to make it work. He gave me great tips to help me develop better technique, and was very encouraging. I really appreciated his perspective and skill and am so excited to be progressing with my playing!
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Lindsey July 19, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
I worked with Oliver for over a year and saw his students blossom with both skill and confidence after just a few lessons. Oliver has a naturally calming presence and kids absolutely adore him. I could not recommend him enough. His multi instrumental talent and sweet personality make him a one of a kind, wonderful teacher.
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Karla July 19, 2017
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Oliver Horton os a naturally gifted teacher, passionate about sharing his love of music. Lovely person, talented musician, gracious and good humored teacher.

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Upright Bass Lessons

Used in classical, rockabilly, bluegrass, jazz and “unplugged” acoustic rock, the double bass is also referred to as the contra bass or upright bass. Upright bass lessons can be taught by electric bass guitar instructors, however make note that the electric bass is very different from the upright bass. If you really want to learn to this instrument, you want to take lessons specifically designed for upright bass. Fortunately, our lessons, taught by certified music instructors, can make you into a skilled upright bass player in no time at all. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an advanced student because our classes cater to students of all ages and experience levels. Our instructors are friendly and highly professional, and despite the subject’s intricacies they can help make your learning easier and faster. Our teachers are extremely approachable so you will have no problems in getting a helping hand in case you’re having a hard time grasping concepts or techniques. When selecting an upright bass teacher for upright bass lessons, you should make sure the instructor has experience playing the type of music you want to learn. Additionally, you’ll want to find a teacher capable of teaching you the double bass fundamentals of finger picking, using of the bass bow and how to properly hold the bass. Don't worry we have you covered. So enroll in upright bass lessons today!


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