Upright, or Bass Guitar.
One-on-one music lessons with the pros, in-home and online.
Learn to Play Bass
Bass lessons, upright or electric, start with the basics: learning each and every student’s goals and aspirations. Who do you listen to? What are your favorite bands? Are you more into rock, or jazz? What attracts you to the bass? Once we understand a student’s goals and passion points, our expert bass teachers create a customized curriculum that has them looking forward to every lesson.
The Driving Engine
The SoundLife approach is to build on a student’s excitement. From the very first lesson, students will be playing the bass, quickly learning how to read bass tablature and the role the bass plays in the context of an ensemble. These skills are then applied to songs they love. Our primary goal is to sky-rocket engagement by showing students how to use what they learn in their lessons to navigate and interpret the wealth of musical information all around them every day. From social media to websites, apps, and YouTube, learning opportunities are everywhere. We empower and guide students as they problem solve, and we help accelerate their progress by giving them real-world applications for what they learn.
We’re a performance-driven school. We use songs, techniques, and projects to set personal goals with each student. This may lead to reading standard notation, understanding a variety of stylistic approaches to the instrument, learning how to walk through jazz standards, or creating slap bass patterns funky enough to make the ground shake. We meet students where they are and help them get to where they want to be. We connect with what they love in order to teach them how to find and confidently express their creative voice.
Whether you're a beginner or an accomplished player, we have a teacher for you!
We’ve worked with every level of student. Maybe you’ve been playing for years and want to kick it up a notch, or maybe this is the first time you’ve ever picked up a bass. Either way, we’ve got you! Our teachers have performed on arena stages around the world, and have experience, excitement, and skills to share.
Meet Our Featured Teachers
Electric and Upright Bass / Guitar Teacher, Band Coach
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Blake is a well established upright and electric session bassist. He works with some of the top artists in the city, including Ray Brown, TJ Wilkins, Wild Awake, and many more. Blake is a thoroughly dedicated teacher with a passion for educating and inspiring budding musicians, and especially enjoys diving in and helping advanced students bring their game to the next level.