Bass Lessons in Loveland, CO

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Our Approach

At Loveland Academy, anyone can learn to play the bass 

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.

Bass Lesson , Loveland CO

Our Approach to Bass Lessons

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! 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, coupling technical instruction with elements of music theory and music history in each lesson.

We Care About Your Musical Interests

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:

Tristan Johnson

Tristan Johnson

Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar & Ukulele

Tristan is a jack of all trades! He recently relocated to Colorado from South Florida with the hopes of pursuing his education further, while studying jazz guitar at UNC. Tristan teaches guitar, piano, bass, guitar, ukulele, and drums at the Academy.

Tristan Boh

Tristan Boh

Piano, Bass, Guitar & Ukulele

Tristan teaches guitar, piano, ukulele, and bass and has been playing music for 15 years. Originally from Colorado, he is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree in Jazz Guitar. Currently in music, he is going to school, learning new things, and doing lots of music gigs. 

Liam Hughes

Liam Hughes

Guitar, Voice, Bass, Ukulele, Piano, Banjo, Mandolin

Liam Hughes is a Colorado Native who has been playing music for over a full decade, primarily focusing on Guitar, Voice, and Bass guitar. However, he also teaches Mandolin and Ukulele. 

Brayden Pappenfort

Brayden Pappenfort

Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Voice, Piano, Mandolin

Brayden is a Colorado Native that studied classical guitar, voice, and piano at SUNY ACC in New York, along with playing in a couple different bands. Before that, he grew up playing mostly rock, blues, and metal guitar.

Katie Folse

Katie Folse

Guitar, Bass, Voice, Piano

Katie Folse is a Fort Collins native who has been playing music for over 20 years. She received an Art History degree from Colorado State University and has been teaching guitar for over 10 years.

Cory Cordie

Cory Cordie

Piano, Drums, Voice, Violin, Bass, Guitar & Ukulele

Cory is a multi-instrumentalist who comes from South Dakota and has been playing music for 22 years. Cory obtained his Bachelors of K-12 Music Education from South Dakota State University, and has his Colorado K-12 Public Teaching License. 

Devyn Bullock

Devyn Bullock

Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Cello

Devyn, a recent transplant from San Marcos, Texas to Fort Collins, brings over a decade of playing and performing experience and two years of teaching with the Department of Labor.

Ryan McCurry

Ryan McCurry

Piano, Drums, Voice, Bass, Guitar & Ukulele

Ryan grew up in Boulder and fell in love with the piano at a young age. Inspired by great teachers, he decided to pursue music education and performance for a living. While at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, he earned a B.A.

Jason Hunt

Jason Hunt

Piano, Mandolin, Bass, Guitar & Ukulele

Jason Hunt is a recent transplant to Fort Collins from Chicago, Illinois. He is a graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in classical guitar. He Has been teaching around the Chicagoland area for the last 23 years prior to coming to Fort Collins.

“Loveland Academy of music has a professional and kind staff, with a wide range of lesson times that work with kids/parents schedules. ”

— Felicia

Student Playing Bass Guitar

We Offer Simple Pricing to Fit Your Schedule & Budget

Lesson

30 min

$140

Monthly

Great for building a strong foundation.

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Lesson

45 min

$210

Monthly

Fit for both beginners & intermediate students

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Lesson

60 min

$280

Monthly

Perfect for intermediate or advanced musicians.

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What you can expect

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What Age Should My Child Start Bass Lessons?

Playing the bass requires physical dexterity, muscular development and coordination as you hold the instrument, pluck strings, and create chord patterns. Contact us to find out if your child is ready for bass!
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. 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. We offer 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?

Our 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.

Ready to Get Started?

Contact us 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.

Why Come to Loveland Academy for Bass Lessons?

You have a unique reason for playing the bass, and your teacher 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.

We offer weekly guitar lessons and bass lessons to beginners and virtuosos alike in a variety of styles including rock, blues, jazz, funk, R&B, classical, and more.  Our increasingly popular ukulele lessons are a good fit for smaller kids and beginners of all sizes! 


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