Bass Lessons in Tampa, FL

Our Approach

At Tampa Music School, anyone can learn to play the bass

Tampa Music School bass teachers use a well-balanced style of instruction. We firmly believe that lesson time should be fun and engaging but also rich in substance and technical instruction.

Our instructors’ experience in different bass musical styles is extensive. Bass performance goes far beyond merely strumming a few chords. Instructors at Tampa Music School focus on the quality of the whole musician. To accomplish this quality of performance, your bass teacher will first assist you in establishing a strong base on which to build further musicianship

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Our Approach to Bass Lessons

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We Make Bass Lessons 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 bass! 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 Paul McCartney. or simply want 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 bass 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

Take ownership of your own musical style and grow your talents! Our dedicated instructors are committed to hearing your goals and helping you reach them. We pride ourselves on equipping each student with the tools they need to reach their fullest musical potential.

Creativity, self-discovery, and passion come to life at Tampa Music School. Whether your goal is to pursue the bass professionally in an orchestra as a soloist, or just to play for your own personal enjoyment, your bass teacher will support you throughout your musical journey.

Our Bass Teachers:

Our instructors are well equipped to work with students of any age or performance level.

Emma

Emma

Bass & Voice

Classically trained since age six, Emma has had a passion for music for as long as she can remember. She has over seven years of on-stage performance experience. Emma is currently studying classical vocal performance at Hillsborough Community College under Stephanie Sager and jazz vocals with Valerie Gillespie.

Alberto

Alberto

Guitar, Bass, Ukulele

From 2007 to 2013, he worked as a classical guitar teacher at Emil Friedman Primary School. In September 2013, he flew to New York, to play at CBGB’s Music Festival as the titular bassist of the southern rock band Greasy Grapes, with whom he recorded the albums At the back of the hill (2009), Headed South (2012) and Lengua Madre (2013).

Seth

Seth

Piano, Guitar & Bass

Seth has toured nationally on the Bass with Jazz fusion and rock groups, and performs regularly all over Florida for all kinds of concerts and events. Teaching and sharing the joy of music is his utmost passion and he tailors each lesson to the students needs and desires, focusing on making music an exciting discovery of oneself and life.

Elliot

Elliot

Guitar & Bass

Elliot Dickinson grew up in a musical household where writing songs and recording diddies on a four track tape machine was a common weekend activity. As a child he expressed minimal interest but eventually the roots took hold.

Jeff

Jeff

Guitar, Ukulele & Bass

Jeff has always had music at the forefront of his life, since age 7. He started taking lessons at the local music store and progressed over the years with the best teachers that he could find in his hometown of Bristol, Connecticut.

We Offer Simple Pricing to Fit Your Schedule & Budget

Weekly Lessons

30 min

$160

per month

Great for learning the basics and building strong foundations.

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Weekly Lessons

60 min

$290

per month

Longer sessions, great for motivated, intermediate or advanced musicians.

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“I love absolutely love Tampa Music Academy! The Instructors are very knowledgeable and skilled at their craft.”

— Eddie

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 Questions

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What Age Should My Child Start bass Lessons?

The minimum age recommended for starting bass lessons is 7 years old. Due to the thickness of the strings and fine motor skills needed to play the instrument, we do not recommend starting bass any younger. For younger students, we recommend learning the bass.

The minimum age we recommend a student start bass lessons is 5 years old. For younger students, we recommend an intro to music program. Starting age will largely depend on the student, some may need to wait longer than others depending on factors such as fine motor skills, attention span and overall interest in music.

Do I Need a Bass to Start the Lessons?

Yes, you will need a bass to start the lessons. Without an instrument, you won’t be able to practice between lessons and make weekly progress. If cost is a concern, good beginner bass are inexpensive and most music stores have a 30-day return policy if it’s not for you.

The #1 Reason to Study Bass at Tampa Music School?

Our instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with you, or your child, to craft a lesson plan that fits individual needs and the student’s favorite type of music.
Whether you’re playing in local bands, a seven year old taking their first lesson, or a fifty year old returning to the bass after many years, we’ll set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.

We balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson you are challenged with a new technical or theory concept, but always end with something fun such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of bass method books to accomplish this and encourage students to bring CDs or their iPod, or iphone to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes. If you have an interest in bass, banjo, bass or mandolin lessons – we got you covered!

How Qualified are Your Bass Instructors?

Our bass teachers have received their education from prestigious institutions all over the country. Each is highly qualified to teach and create personalized lesson plans for their students.

What Will I Learn from Bass Lessons with Tampa Music School Teachers?

Beginner bass students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory.

Our instructors balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson presents a new technical challenges or theory concept, and ends with something fun, such as your favorite riff or song.

We use a variety of bass method books, and encourage students to bring their smartphone or CDs to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes.

Our bass teachers teach rock, blues, metal, country and classical bass lessons on electric and acoustic bass. Beginner students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory.

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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!


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