Bass Lessons in Geneva, IL
Our Approach to Bass Guitar Lessons at Hix Brothers Music School
At Hix Brothers Music School, the bass is more than an instrument with a wooden body and metal strings. It’s a tool you can use to express your emotions, share your musical talent, and connect with others.
That’s why we offer personalized bass lessons taught by qualified instructors in an engaging and fun environment. Each lesson is designed to support your development as a musician and individual.
Our Approach to Bass Guitar LessonsGET STARTED
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 guitar! Here at Hix Brothers Music School, 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 guitar students to be literate, well-rounded musicians. Beginners and seasoned performers alike will find value in our approach at Hix Brothers Music School, 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 Hix Brothers Music School. 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.
Our Bass Teachers
Every teacher at Hix Brothers Music School is committed to your growth and provides a positive, engaging environment for bass lessons. With our personal, private instruction, you learn from a qualified, skilled and understanding musician who specializes in the bass and creates a customized curriculum just for you. While you will learn techniques, fundamentals, and expression, we also support your talent development and help you reach your individual musical goals.
Piano, Bass, Guitar & Ukulele
Aaron Levy taught guitar, piano, performance and songwriting in the Charleston, SC area from 2002-2015 and owned a vintage record store from 2015-2018. He has coached multiple American Idol and X-Factor contestants…
Guitar, Bass, Mandolin & Ukulele
Brian’s musical journey began at the age of 10 playing trumpet in the grade school band. However, it wasn’t long before the trumpet was put down in favor of the guitar, which proved a much better fit for a 13-year-old Brian.
Guitar & Bass
From growing up playing music all day in the basement with his brothers, to teaching and playing professionally as an adult, Jeremy Schmidt’s passion has always been music. It is an escape, a hobby, a skill, a career, and a meditation.
Guitar & Bass
Ken has over 15 years of experience as a guitar teacher at Hix Brothers Music School. He started playing guitar at the age of 8 years old, and took 10 years of private instruction. He also studied music and guitar performance at Triton College and Musician’s Institute in California.
How it works
Together we explore student musical goals.
We match students with one of our expert instructors.
Start attending lessons! Parents can receive progress reports each week.
“Hix bros has been an exceptional experience. My instructors have been great at allowing me to get a great broad understanding of guitar, and a feeling of overall confidence with it. Shoutout to Brian and Sam, two Awesome instructors.”
“Extremely happy with the quality of lessons and the flexibility and ease of scheduling. Very happy to see my son back into his saxophone and practicing without being asked!”
“We have been going to Hix Bros. for several years now and the teachers have been great. My daughter plays guitar and now bass, and Ken has really helped her become a better musician. The Rock School program is so much fun! Would recommend them to anyone”
“My daughter has been taking beginner guitar lessons with Brian for a few months now and has been really loving her sessions. He keeps her interested by considering her personal music taste. Definitely recommend!”
“TMMA is awesome! What a great place for kids and adults to learn music! Larissa is the best! Such a talented vocalist and teacher. You should go there!”
Frequently GET STARTED
What is the Minimum Age to Start Bass Lessons at Hix Brothers?
Playing the bass requires physical dexterity, muscular development and coordination as you hold the instrument, pluck strings, and create chord patterns.
For this reason, we prefer to start bass lessons after a child turns 5. Of course, older students and adults are also welcome to take lessons and gain the confidence, self-discipline, and other benefits that result from playing the bass.
Do I Need Any Prior Experience?
Students of all skill levels may take bass lessons at Hix Brothers Music School. We’re here to support you whether you’ve never picked up a bass before, have played casually for a while or hope to become a professional soon.
Your first few lessons may be easier if you’re familiar with the bass and can read music, but you will receive a solid foundation of knowledge, technique, and understanding that helps you master the bass.
What Styles of Bass Can I Learn?
The bass definitely features prominently in a variety of musical styles, including rock, pop, country, bluegrass, folk, R&B, blues, and classical.
Hix Brothers Music School offers lessons in all of these styles and more, which means you can learn to play your favorite songs or type of music.
Your teacher will also introduce various musical styles during lessons and encourage you to expand your capabilities and develop new skills.
What Books Will I Need?
Hix Brothers Music School instructors create a unique curriculum for every bass student, so you will not receive a standard list of books to buy.
Instead, you’ll spend time at your first lesson discussing your goals, interests, and needs. Your teacher will then recommend the books that fit your needs.
Is Bass the Right Fit for Me?
With so many different types of instruments available, you may question if the bass is the right fit for you.
We suggest you listen to music that features the bass and try a lesson!
You may also consider why you want to play the bass and ensure you’re motivated enough to practice regularly in order to support your ongoing learning. These strategies help you decide if this instrument is one you want to invest in and will enjoy playing.
Why Come to Hix Brothers Music School for Bass Lessons?
You have a unique reason for playing the bass, and your teacher at Hix Brothers Music School will help you reach your goals.
We cultivate a fun, engaging, and student-focused environment that promotes curiosity, creativity, and talent. You’ll appreciate the personalized curriculum and individual attention you receive during bass lessons at Hix Brothers Music School.
Ready to Begin Bass Lessons?
Contact Hix Brothers Music School today and schedule your first bass lesson. Discover how our student-focused approach creates a learning environment that’s engaging and fun. We’re here to help you achieve your bass playing goals, and we look forward to hearing from you.