Bass Lessons in Aurora, CO
At Neighborhood Music School, anyone can learn to play the bass
At Neighborhood 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 Philosophy for 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! Here at Neighborhood 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 Neighborhood Music School, 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 Neighborhood 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:
Guitar & Bass
Trained in jazz and raised on rock and country, Tucker can be heard on a variety of recordings in several genres, and currently plays guitar with jazz/funk fusion band Space Force, and bass with rock band The Salesmen and folk-rock band The Jackson Harkness Band.
Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, Voice, Mandolin, Banjo & Songwriting
As an educator, Drew has provided private lessons for over ten years to students of all ages and skill levels. He has taught at several private schools and arts academies and worked with the Walton Arts Center Jazz Education Initiative to develop their school outreach program and the NWA All-Star Jazz Youth Ensemble.
Voice, Piano, Bass, Violin, & Cello
Paloma is a multi-instrumentalist who believes music is for anyone and everyone! She has in-depth experience with multiple genres like rock, pop, folk, blues, classical, and jazz with instruments such as voice, piano, electric bass, upright bass, violin, and cello.
“We have been so happy with our lessons at Neighborhood Music. Skye and her staff do everything they can to help foster the love of music for all their students.”
“We love Neighborhood Music! My kiddo has taken Piano with two different teachers there, Makayla and Peder, both have been fantastic. They are supportive yet challenging and my son is always happy when he comes out of his lessons.”
“It’s a goofy place with lots of teachers teaching lots of instruments to lots of kids at different levels of skill/commitment. Our 6-year-old son has been doing Piano there for the last 6 months. He’s progressing, even though he rarely practices at home. ”
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 QuestionsGet Started
What is the Minimum Age to Start Bass Lessons at Neighborhood Music School?
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 Neighborhood 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. Neighborhood 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?
Neighborhood 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 Neighborhood Music School for Bass Lessons?
You have a unique reason for playing the bass, and your teacher at Neighborhood 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 Neighborhood Music School.
Neighborhood Music School offers 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!
Ready to Begin Bass Lessons?
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.