The most popular instrument with beginning bass students is your standard 4-string bass. This will be more than sufficient for you to learn and develop your skills on as you begin and continue on with lessons. Most all music stores will have a variety to choose from such as instruments made by Ibanez, Fender, or Gibson. If you are going into lessons with the goal to play heavy metal, or rock music, you may want to look into a 5 string bass. This extra string allows the student access to lower notes, which are used in those genres.
In home lessons are great for both adults and children alike. Everyone has a busy schedule, and by choosing in home lessons you are making learning an instrument extremely convenient. There is no need to spend time and money traveling to a studio, when you can have the teacher come right to your home. Not to mention, you are then able to learn your instrument in the comfort and security of familiar surroundings, adding to your enjoyment of the lessons!
Each lesson is tailored to the students individual needs. No one teaching method is used by all teachers, and while some instructors will recommend certain method books, the lessons will be taught depending on the needs of the student. All lessons will cover aspects of how to technically play the instrument, how to work on overall musicianship skills, and how to read music. If the student has any personal goals, the teacher will work with them on that as the lessons progress!
Bass is an instrument used in many popular genres, and is a great instrument for any adult to play. Whether you are a beginner, or an advanced student, bass lessons can be successful at any level. Advanced students will be able to work with their teacher to develope existing skills, and learn new ones. While beginners will be able to start learning the basics, and play along to their favorite songs!
We recommend that children 10 and older begin bass lessons. The bass is a large instrument that has heavy, thick strings. Hand strength is required to be able to play the isntrument successfully, and many of the youngest students will have difficulty with this. By playing bass, older students will also have the opportunity to participate in contemporary playing ensembles such as school jazz bands, and more rock styled groups.