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.
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 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.