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Bass Lessons Pasadena,

Bass Lessons in
Pasadena, CA

Musika has been offering Pasadena Bass Lessons since 2001. Our bass teachers create customized lesson plans for each student, and help you bring music alive one note at a time!

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Featured Pasadena Bass Teachers

Andrew B

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I am passionate about introducing music to young students as well as opening new doors to more experienced players. After studying Piano Performance at Biola University I went on the road as the guitar player for the rock band Fastball. I spent the next 12 years touring and recording in bands, honing my craft as a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer. In addition to teaching piano and guitar I now compose for television and film out of my home studio in North Hollywood, CA.

Cliff D

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I am a guitar instructor based in Los Angeles. I have more musical instruments than furniture in my house. I regularly perform in a number of ensembles in the area. I'm involved with a local gamelan ensemble (Indonesian percussion music), the Elizabeth Waldo Orchestra, and the Music Center of Los Angeles as an artist educator.

Gabriel W

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Gabriel is a guitar player, musician, composer, producer and educator who has been teaching music for over 15 years. He has an undergraduate degree in music composition and theory, a Masters degree in Jazz Guitar, a Masters in Musicology, and he was a Doctoral Candidate in music at the University of Southern California.   Gabriel is originally from Maryland, in the Washington, D.C. suburbs and began his musical explorations on the piano as a child, before teaching himself guitar as a teenager. While attending Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, Gabriel began formal lessons in jazz guitar with Tom Kozic (a student of Joe Pass, Howard Roberts, Tal Farlow, and Kenny Burrell) and Dr. Theodore Conner, as well as classical music theory and composition with Douglas Ovens. During his education, Gabriel was a member of several jazz improvisational groups, a big band orchestra, and he also played in the pit orchestra for musical productions. After graduating cum laude with a degree in Music, Gabriel made his way to Chicago to work on a Masters in Jazz Studies at DePaul University, studying with Bob Palmieri (a student of John Scofield) Dr. Robert Lark, and Peter Ballin. While at DePaul he continued to play and record in several jazz combos and big bands, while also finding the time to jam at some of the great blues bars in the city.   Leaving Chicago behind in 2003, Gabriel traveled to Los Angeles to pursue his Doctorate in Musicology at the University of Southern California, where he studied Indian classical music, Jazz History, and 20th century Western art music, receiving a Masters in Musicology along the way and becoming a Doctoral Candidate. As part of his coursework, he continued his guitar studies with David Becker and Tim Kobza, while also sitting in on master classes with Joe Diorio, Sid Jacobs, Pat Martino, Steve Trovato, and Pat Metheny. For his Ethnomusicology studies, Gabriel learned to play the tabla, a set of hand drums from India. He learned even more about Indian culture and music while abroad in India for 6 months in the fall/winter of 2006/2007, researching for his dissertation. Gabriel's fascination with Indian music has influenced not only his compositional writing and improvisational style, but also his teaching approach. In 2010, Gabriel decided to leave his academic studies to pursue his performance and teaching career full time.   Aside from his academic studies, Gabriel has performed and recorded throughout California, the Southwest, East Coast, MidWest and India with several bands and artists.   Currently, Gabriel is performing with the prog-rock/jam band Quactus, singer-songwriter Malynda Hale, and singer-songwriter Dee Dee Pickard, in addition to doing studio work with several local artists, and composing at his home studio.   Some of his favorite guitar players include: Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King, Albert King, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Scott Henderson, Jimmy Herring, Trey Anastasio, Carlos Santana, Jerry Garcia, Al Di Meola, Pat Martino, Joe Pass, Grant Green, Mike Stern, John Scofield, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Steve Morse, Marty Friedman, Yngwie Malmsteem, Rusty Cooley, and many more.    

Matthew H

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I am a music teacher who loves music! I have studied music at California State University Dominguez Hills and Long Beach City College where I have completed Audio Engineering, Music Theory, History, Literature courses as well as played in numerous ensumbles. I have played as a part of everything from jazz orchestras to punk rock bands. I know how to read music as well as play it loud! My love of music is my number one guide in my teaching style. 

Max K

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I'm a driven and versatile music instructor who loves to foster growth in students interest and abilities in music. In 2009, I graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor's in Music Performance. In 2011, I graduated from the prestigous California Institute of the Arts with Master's in Guitar Performance. My strongest teaching and performance trait is my versatility in styles. I have had the pleasure of performing in nearly 40 countries all of the world and have done so in rock, jazz, pop, funk, world, metal, classical and many other contexts. I have also participated in several U.S. premiere performances in Los Angeles at REDCAT and lead/compose for several ensembles in the greater Los Angeles area.
 
 

Why Choose Musika

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Convenient

People are busy these days, we get that. So we work around your schedule, giving you the option of taking lessons right in the comfort of your own home.

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Risk-Free Trial Lesson

We stand behind our teachers. If you are not 100% satisfied with your trial lesson, the lesson is FREE. Go ahead give it a try, you really have nothing to lose.

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Musika Qualified Teachers

Our instructors have been hand-picked for their high standard of musical excellence & love of teaching.

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No Hidden Fees

We are straightforward folks here at Musika. You pay for lessons, that's it. Choose from our pay as you go monthly billing or opt for a set of lessons.

 

More Information About Bass Lessons

Beginners usually choose to go with a 4 string bass. This is the standard size and will serve you well in your lessons. There are many reliable brands to look at as you start to shop for instruments. THese inclus Gibson, Ibanez, and Fender. A Musika bass teacher will also be able to guide you in your selection. If you have a special interest in heavy rock or metal music, you may want to look at a 5 string bass, which will give you access to lower 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 create a customized lesson plan for every student. Many teachers will recommend a commercial method book or two full of exercises and techniques for practice, and may also bring in many supplemental materials for you to study as well. Topics covered during Musika's bass lessons may include, but are not limited to: learning the notes of the bass, proper fretting, fingering, and plucking technique, how to read music, how to create solid bass lines for rock, pop, jazz, and blues, and most importantly, how to have fun playing the bass!
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 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.

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