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Bass Lessons

We offer bass lessons for all skill levels, ages 7 and up. Our standardized curriculum covers key elements of bass instruction, from hand positioning, finger and pick technique to scales, slapping and improvisation.

Our Instructors
Instructor

Our dedicated instructors are fully screened and certified, with multiple years of experience in music instruction. They are truly experts in the instruments they teach, often with credentials from highly esteemed schools of music. With a positive, nurturing attitude, they motivate and inspire students to reach their goals.

For more information about our instructors, contact your local store.

standardized curriculum

The Guitar Center Lessons curriculum is based on a progressive advancement model. This proven method provides a well-defined roadmap of the material covered and skills taught so you can easily track your past and future progress. Since we use the same curriculum in all locations, students have the flexibility to take lessons from any instructor at any of our locations and progress through the same content. Our program is fun but challenging–both for beginners and serious musicians who want to improve their existing chops.

Additional Learning Resources

Take advantage of open office hours.

Any time you need extra help with your musical performance or are looking for inspiration, feel free to consult with an instructor during store hours. There is no charge for this service and no appointment is necessary.


Attend workshops and clinics.

No matter what your style or instrument, chances are we have a free workshop or clinic to help you learn more about it. Contact your local store for upcoming dates.


Be a part of Jam Night.

Our Jam Nights are a fun, casual way to meet and play with others. We match musicians of similar skill level together so you can easily swap great musical ideas. Jam Nights are free for Guitar Center Lessons students.


Perform in your own Rockshow.

Rockshow is a unique Guitar Center program where you are placed in a band with other musicians, learn three to five songs and ultimately perform a concert for your friends and family.


In the Rockshow program, you are matched with other musicians at similar skill levels. With the help of an experienced band coach, your band will learn a few songs and get tips on performance techniques. After practicing two hours per week in one of our rehearsal rooms, your group will perform a concert on the last Saturday of the month.

FAQs

Have additional questions about lessons? Contact your local store.

Learn Bass with our Qualified Instructors at Guitar Center

So you want to learn how to play the bass? That's great news! Bassists play an extremely important role on today's music scene in genres ranging from punk and metal to country, blues and funk. Whatever style of music you prefer, you'll find Guitar Center bass lessons to be a blast from start to finish. Through your choice of private or group lessons, our easy-going bass instructors will guide you through everything you need to know to hold down the groove. Whether you're into Flea's funky intricate scales or Lemmy's chest-crushing power chords, GC has a bass lesson with your name on it.

At Guitar Center, we understand that everyone learns differently: some prefer to sit down with a teacher for a one-on-one instruction, while others like to share their passion with a class filled with like-minded musicians at a similar level. For this reason, we offer both private and group bass lessons, and both have their upsides. For example, we're very flexible with our one-on-one lessons, so if your week is busier than you planned, you can always reschedule. On the other hand, our classes are a great way to network and share thoughts and interests with other aspiring bassists. Whichever class you choose, we'll do our best to make sure you leave every lesson with a stronger knowledge of the bass and more confidence in your abilities.

As you can see, learning the bass with Guitar Center is definitely something you should consider. And don't forget, we not only offer classes for beginners - bass lessons are also available for experienced musicians who would like to take their skills to a higher level. Our friendly team of instructors can't wait to hear from you, so don't hesitate to contact us! We can be reached by phone or email (details can be found on the GC Lessons homepage) and we'll gladly fill you in on anything you're curious about.

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