Our Approach to Bass Guitar Lessons
At The Music Connection, 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 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 Music Connection, 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 Music Connection, coupling technical instruction with elements of music theory and music history in each lesson.
We Care About Your Musical Interests & Goals
Your unique interests and background will help guide your experience at The Music Connection. 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.
Around since the 1930s, the bass delivers a low-pitched sound. You can hear this instrument in almost every style of music. Whether you’re new to the bass or have played it for years, lessons at The Music Connection can improve your knowledge of the instrument, hone your playing skills and help you achieve your goals.
You’ll also want to take bass lessons at The Music Connection because our instructors are skilled bass players who care about you. Your teacher will listen to you and develop a personalized curriculum that teaches you technical skills and allows you to express your creativity. Each student-centered lesson is filled with plenty of fun as you make the bass sing.
Bass lessons at The Music Connection can prepare you to play the instrument properly, join a school or community band, or gain acceptance into a conservatory program. We’re here to help you become a well-rounded bass player and musician.
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Our Bass Guitar Teachers
Every teacher at The Music Connection is committed to your growth and provides a positive, engaging environment for bass lessons. With our personal, private instruction, you learn from a qualified, skilled and understanding musician who specializes in the bass and creates a customized curriculum just for you. While you will learn techniques, fundamentals and expression, we also support your talent development and help you reach your individual musical goals.
Frequently Asked Questions About Bass Lessons
What is the minimum age to start bass lessons at The Music Connection?
Playing the bass requires physical dexterity, muscular development and coordination as you hold the instrument, pluck strings, and create chord patterns. For this reason, we prefer to start bass lessons after a child turns 5. 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 Music Connection. 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 this instrument.
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 Music Connection 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 Music Connection 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 Music Connection for Bass Lessons?
You have a unique reason for playing the bass, and your teacher at The Music Connection 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 Music Connection.
Ready to Begin Bass Lessons in Orland Park?
Contact The Music Connection 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.
What Our Students and Parents Say
Hi Music Connection Friends,I just wanted to say thank you for all of those lessons you gave my children when they were younger. It’s truly a gift that lasts a lifetime. The best thing that has come out of this quarantine is that my kids remember they know how to play and they have been playing daily again. So lovely to hear them play and all that they learned. It is a gift they can enjoy forever.Miss you guysTrish S.
I just wanted to say thank you again for your help with Colin’s Solo and Ensemble Festival. It was such a great experience and your dedication to helping him be a better musician IS making him a better musician. He is so proud and he should be!!! Great Teachers make all the difference. I just wanted you and the staff at Music Connection to know that we think YOU ROCK!!
My three children wanted to play different instruments and there are so many instructors at the Music Connection, it was very easy for us to choose a time and date to fit our busy schedule. The teachers have always been very positive and encouraging to all of my children!Cindy
Ms. Ana is wonderful! She motivates Ellyse and is always positive! She is why we keep coming back!
The Music Connection is top notch for music education. We’ve been with The Music Connection since 2009. The teachers we’ve had all have a genuine interest in kids’ learning and are excellent musicians themselves. Mrs. K fosters an environment that makes music education important and fun. She always puts students FIRST and will go out of her way to make sure they have opportunities to express their love of music. It is a great studio with the best teachers. We are lucky to have The Music Connection in our community!
My daughter loves the preparation for IMA and guild. She starts planning soon after she finishes her competition