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 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.
Our teachers understand that each student is different, so each lesson will be different. With customized lesson plans you will get as much out of the lessons as possible, as the teacher will work with you on your own strengths and weaknesses. You will learn how to read music, play with correct technique, and advance your musicianship, not to mention you will be able to work on any skills that may be personal goals.
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.
Around age 10 is an appropriate to begin playing bass. Younger children typically are not comfortable working with the instrument, as it is larger and the student must have strong hands to deal with the heavier, thicker strings. Playing the bass allows the student to play with all different types of ensembles, specifically jazz and rock styled groups.