We offer bass lessons for all playing levels, ages 6 and up. Whether you are a complete beginner, an intermediate player or a an advanced bassist looking to go pro, we can help you become the bass player you always wanted to be!

Our instructors are professional bass players who play in bands, perform, and record. Our lessons are tailored to your unique goals, musical taste and the amount of time you have to practice every week. We are fluent in music theory and have tons of experience in creating a personalized bass curriculum that will take you where you want to go.

Bass lessons take place at our newly renovated studios in Lafayette, CA right off the freeway. We have a private parking lot, and street parking is plentiful. We are less than a mile away from Lafayette BART, and the way over is perfect for walking or cycling.

Welcome to the exciting world of bass playing! We will start things off by getting you familiarized with the bass, learn a few basic musical terms and quickly move on to actual playing. By the end of your first bass lesson, you will be able to play a few simple bass lines, get to know a couple of notes and probably even learn how to play your first song. We will help you develop correct bass playing technique and gradually walk you through the different stages of getting to be a better bassist. We will also help you build confidence and make sure you have loads of fun because that’s what music is all about!

Are you feeling stuck? You can play some bass, but don’t know how to get to the next level? Do you want to know what you’re doing instead of just winging it? You’ve come to the right place! We will show you how to move forward and help you establish better practice routines, as well as work on some theory, advanced chord voicings and even soloing. Whether you taught yourself how to play using YouTube videos, or you had a bass teacher before – we can take you to the next level and help you be the bass player you always wanted to be.

Are you tired of playing those same licks and bass lines over and over again? Do you want to play faster, but not sure how to develop better technique? Are you frustrated by not being able to play as well as you know you can? We are here to help!

First, we’ll make sure you have the basics figured out and bridge any gaps you may have in your bass knowledge and music education. Next, we will work our way up from your current bass playing level and focus on the subjects that matter the most to you.

We will show you how to combine and superimpose scales to add some flavor to your bass playing, introduce you to some super helpful technique building exercises and teach you how to develop an original bass sound. We will also explore some different comping and soloing ideas and show you how to use the music theory you already know in your everyday playing.


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Our studios are located in the heart of downtown Lafayette, right off the freeway. We have a private parking lot and street parking is easy and plentiful. The address is 1018-B Almanor Ln, Lafayette, CA 94549.

Lessons are $60 for a full hour. We recommend weekly lessons, but you are free to set the lesson frequency as you wish. We also offer monthly lesson plans designed for committed students who take lessons regularly. We respectfully request at least 24 hours notice for cancellations. No-shows and lessons cancelled less than 24 hours in advance will be charged in full.

Music is our love, our passion, and our trade. We have spent decades studying, practicing, and mastering this craft, eventually turning it into our livelihood. We rehearse regularly to stay on top of our game, follow industry trends and fashions, exchange ideas with other musicians constantly and strive to get better every single day.

  • We believe in pushing our students to their full potential, but doing so in a positive, nurturing and encouraging way
  • We believe that matching students with the right instructors help to form a better human connection between them and leads to better, happier students
  • We believe that music should be learned in a soulful, inspiring, and comfortable environment
  • We believe in using high-quality musical instruments and equipment

Our teaching and recording studios have been built from the ground up with acoustics and soundproofing in mind. We designed the spaces to be ideal for music teaching and recording. We handpick all of our amps, instruments, and accessories, and pride ourselves with using high-quality equipment that is made in the USA.

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While the studios are open every day of the week, we can’t all be there all the time. However, most of us are available for lessons on multiple days throughout the week. Our quick online booking process matches your schedule with your instructor’s availability and helps you find the best day and time for your lesson. Want to reserve that day and time every week? Click the “recurring” tab after choosing a day and time. Prefer to book a different date every time? Be our guest. You can even book multiple lessons in advance, each at a different day and time.

Your instrument, a notebook, and a will to rock and roll! A list of songs you like is also a great idea.

We sure can! Introducing you to new ideas, techniques, methods, scales and musical concepts, will help you break out of your rut and regain your long lost enthusiasm. In addition to that, we will make sure you improve gradually from week to week and help you establish a proper practicing regimen. We’ll teach you how to be meticulous about your playing and maybe even show you a secret trick or two ;)

You can definitely borrow, just make sure that you are free to keep it for a while because you will need it to practice at home between lessons. However, in the long run, it’s probably best to own your instrument.