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Bill I.

8 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1991
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Bill I.

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I'm a rhythm and lead guitarist, bassist, ukulele, & songwriter for for multiple projects with worldwide social recognition. I graduated from San Jose State with a Bachelor's of Music in jazz guitar, and am currently teaching around 40 lessons a week to students ranging in ability from beginner to professional. My versatility, experience and formal training helps me to make the learning experience easy, stress free and fun.

Currently, I play in a number of performing groups gigging regularly & produce artists for their own projects. I spent much of the past 20 years touring with a blues gospel artist, EC Scott, in which I have played with and rubbed elbows with a number of well known musician celebrities.

Since 2001, I have released 5 Albums which have received airplay worldwide on various digital platforms and radio stations. I am currently endorsed by Blade guitars by Gary Levinson.
I teach my clients in my creative and comfortable home teaching studio in Gilroy, California. I ...

About Bill

I'm a rhythm and lead guitarist & songwriter for for multiple projects with worldwide social recognition. I graduated from San Jose State with a Bachelor's of Music in jazz guitar, and am currently teaching around 40 lessons a week to students ranging in ability from beginner to professional. My ve

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Amy
Excellent teacher!! Very patient, very knowledgeable. I really enjoy my lessons with him, and would highly recommend him.
michael rivest
Bill is the best. GREAT player. GREAT teacher. I couldn't be happier. - Michael
Peter
I've been studying with Bill for years, and I benefit from him tremendously! As a teacher myself, I love how he strikes a balance between letting me set the direction for a lesson with my questions and goals but also how he is sure to focus on things that all guitar players must know to get better. I feel like I leave every lesson with lots more tools for my toolbox. Highly recommend!
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Elias S.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Portugese
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Oberlin College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Elias S.

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In teaching lessons, it is my great pleasure to share with students of all ages and skill levels the knowledge that I've gained over 27 years of playing. I firmly believe that anyone can learn anything at any time, given the proper tools!

In our first lesson, we will determine your musical goals and create a realistic path to achieving them. It's my job to help you along this path while keeping things fun.

To maintain focus and week-to-week continuity, I always provide lesson notes to take home. I can also provide recordings of lessons and transcriptions of pieces, if desired.

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violins, viola, mandolin, guitar, bass, ukulele, piano, recording equipment

About Elias

At 5 years old I was struck by the incredible beauty of Vivaldi's music, and ever since I've been playing violin. I hold a BA from Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences, won a scholarship to the Baroque Performance Institute in 2005 and attended the BPI again in 2006. Apart from teaching, as a profes

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Elias is a GREAT teacher! I'm an adult learning mandolin as a beginner while working on original songs with friends. He does an excellent job tailoring lessons to my specific needs and current level of proficiency, instead of imposing his own rigid constructs for me to learn. He's professional, punctual, articulate, a font of resources, matches drills and technique activities for my learning levels, and corrects errors in technique as objectively as he recognizes improvements. His demeanor is calm, and professional but warm and supportive. I highly recommend Elias to anyone learning mandolin or violin!
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Paul M.

30 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • B.S. Business Management from St. John's University
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Paul M.

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I am an experienced bass guitar teacher for over 20 years. I teach students of all levels and ages. I structure your lesson around what the student wants to learn while also building a solid foundation in music theory. I usually use Mel Bay instruction books.

About Paul

I have been teaching music for about 30 years mostly on the guitar but I also give lessons on the bass, piano, and ukulele. I give lessons to beginner and intermediate students of all ages. If you want to learn and have fun I am ready for your lesson. In addition to teaching I have played in vari

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James
Paul has been great in structuring my lesson plan and helping me to develop areas to work on throughout the week. He is enjoyable to talk to and never rushes the lessons. Whatever your goals are for your instrument he will tailor the plan for that so that you stay interested and motivated to stick with it. Highly recommend.
Fred
Paul is an excellent music teacher . I learned so much from his knowledge of music . I definitely wouldn’t hesitate recommending him for music instructions !
Aurora
I purchased these lessons as a gift for my nephew, and although they are only a few sessions in, my nephew is learning how to play the piano beautifully. Paul is patient and good with children. We are delighted with his progress thus far.
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Kevin T.

27 Reviews
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Starting at $190
  • Speaks Chinese (Mandarin), English
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kevin T.

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From Beginner to Advanced - All Ages

Well structured lesson plan covering all aspects of music, and specifically designed to help you reach your individual goals.

Styles taught: Rock, funk, jazz, country, blues, fusion, folk, R&B.

About Kevin

Kevin T. is a music professor at MIU, Vice president of the San Diego Songwriters guild, and CEO of Songwriting Planet. He is an instructor of guitar, bass, voice, piano, songwriting, composition, orchestration, jazz arranging, music theory, ear training, production and engineering, and music busine

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Catherine
So I usually don’t leave reviews. But God has used Kevin to help improve my skills in keyboard playing. In less than 3 months with and average of an hour lesson a week. I went from only feeling comfortable in playing in 2 scales to playing in 5 of the 7 scales. Also I didn’t realize how bad my rhythm was but once Kevin began working with me I made major improvements. I’ve also learned to play fundamental chord progressions on the major scale. Kevin listens to what you want to accomplish and works alongside you to accomplish this. He is also kind and very well skilled. Needless to say God has used Kevin to help me and will continue to use him to help me. So what are you waiting for? Please book worth every penny
Cordelia B.
I have been taking singing lessons from Kevin for 5 weeks. He appears to possess a legitimate love for music as well as the understanding that I am looking for someone who can teach me the fundamental elements of music. I don’t just want someone to tell me how to rearrange a song. I am looking for someone who will offer me the “how to” from the bottom up. I suspect I am one of his more difficult students. I am older, never done anything musical but have always wanted to sing without frightening people off. He is patient, an excellent communicator and seems to understand my quest. I always enjoy my hour with him and walk away wishing I could afford more lessons. I highly recommend you give him a shot.
Cory
Keith
I’ve been taking lessons from Kevin for about 2 months. Before that I’d been kind of aimlessly playing around with guitar. I was playing by myself for about 20 years and basically had no timing and rhythm. I’m not a funk master yet but Kevin has given me tools that have greatly improved my timing and for the first time actually believing that I’m going to do this. Thanks
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Spiros S.

30 Reviews
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  • Speaks Greek, English, Swedish, Swedish.
  • Music Theory from Athens Conservatory,
  • Teaching since 1990
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Spiros S.

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Have been teaching bass guitar for the past ten years with lots of happy and satisfied students!

My experience as a teacher, performer and recording artist guarantee your progress !

About Spiros

Hello and welcome to my lessons! I teach Guitar, Bass, Bouzouki ,Ukulele and Music Theory lessons and classes and I also teach Modern Greek language! All of my students find my lessons very pleasant and informative, they benefit greatly from them, and it makes me happy to watch them progre

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Christina A.
My daughters and I take lessons with Spiros and are learning a lot! He is very friendly and makes learning fun.
Wayne
Great work with my 6th grader!
Flexibility when needed to accommodate schedule changes. Builds an excellent relationship and keeps him motivated.
Anthony K.
Does exactly what he says he will in a straight forward and fun manner.
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Adam F.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Guitar Performance from University Of North
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Adam F.

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Beginner to intermediate.

About Adam

ABOUT HIGHLAND PARK GUITAR LESSONS DFW My name is Adam, and I have been playing for 15 years and teaching for 10 years. I have had the privilege to perform and tour the US in acts that range from Folk, Indie, Modern Country, and Metal. Though performing and touring is an amazing experience I real

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Juan P.
He explained everything well
Chris Hayes
Adam is a fantastic teacher and player! After not playing guitar for decades, Adam has instilled a passion in me to get back to playing guitar regularly and take my playing to the next level. Adam is that rare individual that possesses phenomenal chops along with the ability to teach. Anyone serious about playing guitar would benefit from Adam's instruction. Thank you Adam!
Sue
Adam has truly helped me approach the instrument in such a economical and efficient way! I am now able to properly build and create music from a greater perspective.

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing bass guitar teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream bass guitar teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Online Bass Guitar Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute online bass guitar lessons is $60. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $300 per hour.
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"I don't' want to be redundant, but Greg is the best instructor of any stringed instrument he plays. He's patient, understanding and always goes above and beyond. He has a methodology that just works but is still unique to him."
Ravi
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Greg is a great teacher! He's very knowledgeable, patient, and friendly. He is also very flexible with scheduling."
Joseph
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg D.
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Bill
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Our first lesson was very good, Akos showed me several important techniques to help make me a better bass player. He has a great combination of positive attitude, patience and professionalism — I’m looking forward to taking more lessons!"
Joseph
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Akos F.
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"Great instructor ! He knows to shift focus towards what you need to work on. As soon as the instructions are given or the questions he asks you feel relief because the energy is going towards what you already feel you need to work on and not just moving on to the next lesson. The tailored lessons make for a low pressure learning environment to fit your needs. As long as your consistant with receiving his lessons you will get where you want to be with your talents and be jammin out soon."
Andrew
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Alexander A.
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"Analysis of your technique is made swift in a non-judgmental manner of speaking."
Sara Ann
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Joe A.
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"Cool guy, seems to know a lot and is adaptable to the students needs"
Jeff
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Omar G.
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"My lessons with Mr. Akers were awesome' He made learning the bass fun and interesting, but was very professional at the same time. Lesson material was clear and concise and easy to understand, because he taught at a pace that was manageable for me. Mr. Akers is an excellent instructor'"
Ciane F.
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Raymond A.
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"Very good teacher! I love how he works with people."
Jerry Huseby
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Great experience, very very easy to work with! A+ Highly recommenced!"
Robbie
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Edward E.
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Online Bass Lessons for All

Are you ready for the big strings? The bass guitar is your ticket to limitless musical enjoyment. Whether you’re looking to hold down the groove in a local band or collaborate with musicians from around the globe, a bass player is every music lovers’ best friend. TakeLessons is your source for bass guitar lessons online so that you can learn most effectively and conveniently.

The Best Online Bass Lessons

The bass plays a critical role in virtually every music style, from straight-ahead jazz to hip-hop and rock. It may not always have the spotlight center-stage, but the bass provides essential richness and depth to the ensemble. Occasionally, bass heroes emerge as composers, bandleaders, and soloists, inspiring generations of budding bassists.

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ning the bass, it’s critical to get the fundamentals down. Since the bass is primarily a rhythm instrument, putting the right bass note in the right place is particularly important. The best way to strengthen your grasp of the fundamentals is to work with a private bass instructor. Thanks to TakeLessons, it’s easier than ever to get started with online bass lessons – just search for a teacher, check out a few profiles, and find the one who’s best for you!

As a bassist who has studied with the pros, you’ll have no shortage of musical opportunities. Everyone needs a good bass player to take their music to the next level. Working with a private teacher can help you reach your bass potential in the fastest possible way, so you can play along with your favorite songs and collaborate with others. From your very first lesson, you’ll be well on your way to achieving your musical goals.

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Aspiring musicians of every age can appreciate the convenience of online bass lessons. The scheduling flexibility makes online lessons a favorite for busy parents and kids alike, and everyone can appreciate rocking out from the comfort of home. The best part is that it’s easy to stay connected with your bass instructor, no matter where they are. Search for your bass teacher today!

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If you’ve ever seen or heard an MTV Unplugged concert, you’ve probably seen and heard an acoustic bass guitar. This is a hollow body instrument that is the size of an acoustic guitar, but has the sound of a bass. In the 1980s and 1990s, rock bands would perform their electric guitar songs with acoustic guitars, and bassists could be heard or seen playing these instruments that are not too common in the world of music.  But if they made it all the way to the MTV screens for decades, why h …

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Interested in online bass guitar lessons? Here, online teacher Justine D. shares what to expect in your bass guitar lessons, how to prepare, and more:   If you’re curious about playing bass but can’t find a teacher in your area, online bass guitar lessons may be right for you! Video-chatting technology like Skype and Google Hangouts make it easy to connect with a teacher and start making music from your own home. You may be wondering what to expect from online lessons, whethe …

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10 Problems Only Bass Players Will Understand

Don't let anyone tell you the bass is easier than a regular guitar just because it has less strings! Bass guitar teacher Kevin S. shares the unique challenges you face as you learn bass guitar... 1) Capos are Misleading Any bassist who has regularly played with a guitarist who uses a capo has discovered that this simple tool can be confusing to deal with at first. This is a where good transposing skills come in handy, especially if the guitarist is referring to the chords they are play …

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