A standard 4-string bass is a good choice for beginners. Popular brands include Fender, Gibson, and Ibanez. Students who may be interested in hard rock or heavy metal may consider a 5-string bass, which grants access to lower, deeper tones.
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!
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.
Adult students of all skill levels begin lessons with us every day. Our adult students, no matter the skill level, will work with their teacher on customizing their lesson plan so they are able to get the most out of each lesson. All students will work on reading music, advancing their technical playing ability, and their musicianship as a whole.
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.