Our Approach to Bass Guitar Lessons
There are as many approaches to teaching music as there are music studios. Not every approach is right for every student. At Your Door Music seeks to develop well-rounded musicians with solid fundamental skills, in a context that’s also fun and inspiring.
Below are three principles that guide our approach.
Bass Lessons Should Be Fun!
We all know the feeling: you hear your favorite song come on and you can’t resist the urge to play along on your air bass! Here at At Your Door Music, we can help you convert your musical fantasies into reality – while preserving that irresistible sense of joy you feel when playing along. We want each of our students to LOVE their musical experience with us!
Whether you come to us planning on becoming the next Flea or simply wanting to play songs around the campfire with your friends, our top-notch instructors will help you progress quickly toward your goals while ensuring you have fun along the way.
We Emphasize Healthy Technique
Regardless of your ultimate goals, our teachers will prioritize strong fundamentals including proper posture, hand positioning, chords, fretting, picking, and strumming. As students progress, these basics will become second nature – and serve as the foundation from which students can apply their skills across a variety of genres and styles.
We want our bass students to be literate, well-rounded musicians. Beginners and seasoned performers alike will find value in our approach at At Your Door Music, coupling technical instruction with elements of music theory and music history in each lesson.
We Care About Your Musical Interests & Goals
Your unique interests and background will help guide your experience at At Your Door Music. We teach beginners, intermediate, and advanced students who are interested in a variety of styles – including rock, jazz, classical, pop, blues, and more. Whether you’re inspired by modern day singer-songwriters or the rockers of the 1970s, we can’t wait to get started with you!
Our seasoned instructors will draw upon years of playing, performing, and teaching experience to guide you in improving your skills and exploring the many possibilities of your instrument, and advancing toward your goals at a pace that works for you.
Bass Guitar Lessons Provided in the Convenience of Your Own Home
Bass guitar is an instrument that’s foundational to just about every band, whether it’s rock, pop, jazz or gospel. That makes it an indispensable ensemble instrument that many desire to learn. For those looking to learn bass guitar in the western suburbs of Wellesley, Weston, Newton and Needham, At Your Door Music is your convenient way to learn bass guitar.
Our staff has a breadth of experience that lets them teach effectively in whatever style you’re hoping to learn. No matter what your goals are, we can help.
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Our Bass Guitar Teachers
All At Your Door Music teachers exemplify patience, kindness and enthusiasm with their students. Additionally, they come to you! Don’t worry about traffic or scheduling issues. We’ll come to you for in-home bass lessons. You’ll enjoy great instruction in the comfort of your own home.
What’s the Right Age to Start Bass Guitar Lessons?
We often hear from parents who want to know what age a child should be before starting bass guitar lessons. Great question! We generally are happy to start students in music instruction around age 6, but the bass has some special considerations.
Playing the bass guitar is not especially complicated, but the physical dimensions of the instrument are a factor. Bass guitars are big and fairly heavy. Additionally, the heavy gauge of the strings (compared to smaller instruments like guitars or ukuleles) poses a challenge for small fingers with less developed muscles. And a student needs to be able to reach the end of the bass’s neck without straining.
For these reasons, we generally don’t recommend starting bass lessons until at least age eight or nine. It’s going to depend on a child’s physical development, too. If you’re not sure, we are happy to consult with you and help determine if your child is ready to start.
Ready to Get Started?
If you’re ready to start bass guitar instruction in suburbs of Wellesley, Weston, Newton, and Needham, At Your Door Music is here to serve you. Contact us today to get started.
Praise for At Your Door Music
Our instructor is really energetic and positive. He has an easy going manner and such a nice demeanor.L.S.
We are all really lucky to have such a talented musician for our teacher. He is so good with the kids and makes guitar lessons fun.M.C.
Elizabeth is very much enjoying her lessons. After a couple years of piano lessons at [another music school] she finds this so refreshingly fun and she really looks forward to her lessons. Consequently, she practices more and is having more fun. Dave has just the right combination of kindness and seriousness to teach her.E.P.
Your instructors really are friendly and enthusiastic. They’ve been great about working with my kids to find out what kind of music they want to play.A.A.
Aidan has gained a new lease on his musical life since enrolling with AYDM. I never have to remind him to practice. He just does it on his own without any prompting. In this busy household with four kids, that’s huge. His teacher has figured out Aidan’s music interests and taken it from there and that seems to have helped keep Aidan’s interest going. We’re very pleased.A.J.
Both my husband and I are in a service business and we continue to be very impressed with how you run AYDM. You are so attentive to detail and provide excellent service. Very impressive!B.K.
You guys are making music really fun for David. It brings our whole family so much joy to see the music flowing through him with such happiness. Thank you for doing what you do so well.L.D.
I can’t say enough good things about my teacher! He customizes the lessons just for me. I really appreciate his time and his talent. It is a joy studying with him!S.K. | Adult Student
Todd is officially the “coolest and best” piano teacher EVER and I think my kids would prefer he just move in. The amount of practicing without an argument has increased ten-fold and everyone is quite happy!K.J.
Our guitar teacher and drum teacher both have been so inspiring for my children. We feel lucky that teachers of this caliber come to the house. They’re professional yet the lessons are still so fun. Worth every penny.L.O.
Ben is charming and respectful and the luxury of having him come to us is just amazing. I can continue with my own work while listening to the lesson. He’s relaxed, cheerful and playful – it’s great.J.L.
I’m amazed at how organized you all are. As a single working mom I really appreciate that you provide information in a direct, concise and thorough way. At Your Door Music should be a candidate for a small business award.A.D.
Rachel just loves Yuval. He is very approachable, encouraging and professional. You set me up with high expectations and he’s exceeded everything you promised.C.L.
Luke loves his lessons. He told me recently, “Dave is the best teacher I have ever had in anything… he just makes me want to learn more and more.” Thank you.N.E.
We have taken music lessons elsewhere and this has truly been a superior experience.M.A.G.
Liz always comes out of her lesson smiling!J.C.
My kids are enjoying their lessons tremendously. The teachers are wonderful – instructive, fun, and patient.J.M.
At Your Door Music is simply the best music lesson option, bar none, in metro Boston. You have met and exceeded our expectations over the years with both of our children. On top of that you are perhaps the most professional organization I have ever dealt with for children’s activities & lessons. We will continue to recommend you and wish you every success!M.M.