Bass Lessons in Sacramento, CA
At Natomas, anyone can learn to play the bass
At Natomas School of Music, 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 bass teachers
Each student’s musical tastes and aptitudes are unique, so we customize our lesson plans accordingly. Students will learn music reading, performance skills, improvisation skills, and theory skills.
Piano, Drums, Guitar, Brass, Woodwinds, Ukulele, Strings
I am Mark I directed high school music programs for 18 years. I retired from public school and have been teaching privately for over 5 years. I work with 70+ students each
Guitar, Bass, Mandolin
Erin has been a musician for 30 years, performing in bands and giving guitar lessons. It gives him absolute joy to help students reach a musical goal and make music. Though guitar
Piano, Drums, Guitar, Brass, Woodwinds, Ukulele, Strings
Norman Keown holds a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Music from the University of California, Sacramento with an emphasis on Music Education. He holds a California Teacher’s Credential as well. He has….
Piano, Voice, Guitar, Drums
Dimitri was born and raised in Palm Springs, CA. He taught himself how to play bass guitar in 9th grade from reading tabs and watching YouTube videos. He then joined his high school marching and symphonic band…
Piano, Drums, Bass & Voice
Skylar Manzanetti is a composer/musician based in Sacramento. He has had classical training in piano since age 8 and has been recording music for over a decade.
Guitar, Drums, Piano, Ukulele
Luke began his teaching career in 2004 and joined NSM in 2012. He is a guitarist, and singer/songwriter for the rock bands Ostrich Theory and Ear Kitty…
Guitar & Bass
Austin Blanchard has been teaching for 12 years, ten of which he’s taught at Natomas School of Music. He’s been a performer for 20 years to which he’s played car shows, sponsored events, etc.
Our Approach to Bass 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 Natomas School of 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 guitar students to be literate, well-rounded musicians. Beginners and seasoned performers alike will find value in our approach at Natomas School of Music, 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 Natomas School of 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.
“I love absolutely love NSM! The Instructors are very knowledgeable and skilled at their craft. Glenn matched my daughter with a great guitar Instructor. ”
“My son has been taking piano lessons at Natomas School of Music for about a year and a half so far. I really appreciate their organized approach and Mr. Philip is great with my son. I highly recommend Natomas School of Music.”
“Experience was short but sweet. Atmosphere was conducive for learning and very welcoming. Thank you Mr Ken.”
“This is a great place to learn an instrument or work on singing. The staff is friendly, supportive and understanding. No age limits. Great experience. My 7 and 9 year olds both loved the drums and my 9 year old enjoyed piano. They want to play guitar next year.”
What you can expect
Tell us about your musical goals.
Match with one of our expert instructors.
Play music! Parents get progress reports.
Frequently Asked QuestionsGet Started
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 at Natomas School of Music. 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. Natomas School of Music 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?
Natomas School of Music 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?
We are ready to partner with you to help you become a more accomplished musician. We truly believe that consistent, compassionate private instruction is the key to your musical growth. We are happy to evaluate and discuss your interests, goals and plans!