Bass Lessons at The Musicians Woodshed

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Our Approach to Bass Guitar Lessons at The Musicians Woodshed

At The Musicians Woodshed, 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.

Student learning to play the guitar with notes all over the couch

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 The Musicians Woodshed, 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 The Musicians Woodshed, coupling technical instruction with elements of music theory and music history in each lesson.

We Care About Your Musical Interests

Your unique interests and background will help guide your experience at The Musicians Woodshed. 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.

“My daughter started singing and piano lessons here. In a few months since, she’s singing everywhere we go, like a little songbird. Before her lessons, she had stage fright. Within a month, she performs at the Woodshed Live for family and friends in front of over 100 people!”

— Lisa Ashcroft

“I enjoyed participating at ribbon cutting ceremony today. This place looks awesome! Everyone needs to come and check them out. Manager was super nice and offered a free lesson. I will be bringing my step daughter who is looking to up up her game.”

— Dauren Asrymbetov

“We have been here for just over 6ms and I have already seen an improvement in her performance skills as well as her creativity in both piano and vocals. I love the fact that you can walk in and start playing anything they have available. There are bands, open mic, etc”

— Elisha Cianci-Gorder

“The Musicians Woodshed is a total gem for the Lakeway/Bee Cave/Austin communities! The staff is super professional, the store is well-stocked, and the opportunities they have for their students are one-of-a-kind. ”

— Emily Scott Robinson

“This place ROCKS! My children take guitar & vocal lessons at this hip music school and LOVE it! They are highly motivated to practice due to the “Woodshed Live!” performances where students and teachers showcase their talent on a stage in front of an enthusiastic crowd. ”

— Alison Hellmund

students playing in a band

We Offer Simple Pricing to Fit Your Schedule & Budget

Weekly

30 mins

$200

Monthly

Music Production

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Weekly

50 mins

$300

Monthly

Music Production

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What you can expect

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Minimum Age to Start Bass Lessons at The Musicians Woodshed?

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 at The Musicians Woodshed. 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. The Musicians Woodshed 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?

The Musicians Woodshed 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 The Musicians Woodshed for Bass Lessons?

You have a unique reason for playing the bass, and your teacher at The Musicians Woodshed 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 The Musicians Woodshed.