As you look into buying an instrument for bass lessons, you will want to keep in mind what your goals are. If you are a beginner who is going to be starting off with the basics, a standard 4 string bass will be what you need for lessons. You can choose from brands such as Gibson, Fender, or Ibanez. If you are usuing the bass for a specific purpose such as heavy metal, or hard rock music, you may want to look into purchasing a 5 string bass, which will give you access to lower notes used in these genres.
In home lessons are the most convenient way to bring music into your life. By not having to add another destination to your busy schedule, your are maximizing your time, not to mention your budget, by not having to pay for travel expenses. You will receive the same custom lessons as our in studio lessons, in the the comfort of your own home.
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!
The bass is a really fun instrument for adults who have no prior experience with music. Students of any age can learn to listen for the bass lines in their favorite songs and learn how to play along.
We recommend starting bass lessons around age 10, and usually no earlier than age 8. Bass strings are thicker and heavier than guitar strings, so the student's hands must be strong enough to fret the notes, and be able to carry the bass comfortably. The bass is a great instrument for teens, and skills learned during lessons can lead students to playing in school Jazz band.