San Francisco, CA
17 Jazz Bass Instructors near you
Where do you need the jazz bass instructor?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

San Francisco Jazz Bass Instructors

Browse these jazz bass lessons with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Francisco.

SHREDLAB
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
E. B.
Verified review

Andi is a really awesome guitar instructor. I started guitar lessons with him with absolutely no experience playing an instrument or knowing how to read sheet music. But because he is really patient, knowledgeable, and at ease with teaching, I have been able to pick up how to play the guitar and reading the tab handouts he gives me after each lesson. He goes at the student’s pace and is willing to change his lessons to teach what new songs I want to learn. After each lesson I am always inspired and reminded why I wanted to take up guitar lessons in the first place. Andi was the very first instructor I met and I’m glad I did. I could not recommend him highly enough as an instructor.

Sedat
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Desire G.
Verified review

Sedat is a very patient teacher. He is enjoyable to work with. He is great at teaching no matter how much experience you have. He has great teaching skills and is incredibly talented. I have only taken 3 bass lessons and I have learned so much and can't wait to learn more. I highly recommend Sedat for anyone who wants to learn guitar.

  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Jamillah L.
Verified review

I purchased bass guitar lessons for my Dad with Dylan. Dylan was very thoughtful and responsive. My Dad has had 3 lessons so far and loves it. He had been learning on his own and says things make sense now and he also appreciates the music theory that Dylan incorporates into the lessons. He and I recommend Dylan.

Mobile Music Instruction
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew C.
Verified review

Rob is a great teacher, lots of experience, very patient and so approachable. He plays quite a few instruments, reads and write music. As a past student of Rob, I recommend him highly for anyone who is serious about learning to play the bass, guitar and piano.

  • 14 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Nir K.
Verified review

I am a bass player who has always played guitar here and there but nothing too serious, and about a year ago decided I really want to know the fundשmentals of guitar. A friend recommended Jacob Light, whom I've heard play before in local bands, and I decided to take the chance. I wasn't dissapointed to say the least. Jacob is a really down to earth guy who immediately understood my musical style and focused mainly on what I wanted to know, unlike other teachers I've had experience with. Even so, he knew what subjects to insist I learn, like improvisation. and scales. all this was done in a friendly, calm, cool yet persistent atmosphere which is just the right blend for learning, in my opinion.Soon enough I started feeling I really understand guitar, and this new kno'ledge even helped me with my bass guitar playing. Ive been taking guitar lessons with Jacon for 6 months and the only downdise I can think of is the fact he moved to California, otherwise I would have still take lessons from him, without a doubt.

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Pearce M.
Verified review

About Jerry: Jerry knows bass. He knows technique, he knows theory, he knows gear, he knows music history (past and present). Most importantly, he knows how students learn bass and thus he is able to tell you what you need to know and what to practice in oder to improve. My Experience: Jerry immediately found the holes in my technique and gave me a few lessons in bass theory that I hadn't already figured out by trial-and-error and applying theory from other instruments. He gave me exercises to work on to improve my chops and get my playing to a higher technical level. He taught me about the intricacies of the bass instrument and the gear associated in creating bass tone. He gave me songs and bass players to listen to and play along to in order to get the basslines I wrote sounding more mature and appropriate for the style/genre of their songs. And all the while he would immerse me in the culture of bass. Turning me on to the history of the instrument, the evolution of how it has been played through the years, the different styles of playing and how they fit into each genre, and of course the great players of the past and present. His body of knowledge around bass is just staggering. About Me: I'd been playing bass for fun for about 10 years at jams and also for about 6 months in an americana band. I'm also a serious keys player and know my music theory solid. Then I started playing bass in a funk/soul band with more technical players and realized I needed to develop some serious chops to keep up. I chose Jerry because he wasn't a guitar-player teaching bass, he's a died-in-the-wool bass player who had been teaching for years. I wanted a specialist, not someone who was going to teach me basic theory.

The Guitar Studio
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Fisher M.
Verified review

Chris is a fantastic teacher, very understanding and willing to teach at any pace. My sister and I took guitar and bass lessons, respectively, and were both stunned by his musical ability.

Paul's Bass Lessons
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jason M.
Verified review

Paul is my favorite bass player in the universe. The perfect balance of groove, chops and creativity. As a producer, the tracks he's done for me are stellar performances and he makes every project he participates in better with his attention to detail wether the music is ultra-complex or simple folk tune and everything in between. Can't go wrong with Sounder.

Ken Brown Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 52 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Adam D.
Verified review

I've been taking lessons from Ken for over a year and he's helped me enormously improve my improvisational technique, learn a variety of different styles, and gain confidence soloing. He's also a fantastic repository of musical knowledge, providing new and unusual charts from classical to Brazilian choro to gypsy jazz, or coming up with hip arrangements of familiar tunes. He also provides helpful practice aids such as audio backing tracks and written-out solo ideas. As an intermediate jazz musician that plays in a group, I have been focused on building a repertoire and becoming a better accompanist, soloist, and improviser. I recommend Ken as a great teacher for anyone trying to do the same.

  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Janet R.
Verified review

Cherie is a great instructor. Before I started lessons with her I was trying to teach myself and found that I’d hit a wall, just wasn’t getting where I wanted to be, she helped me out of that rut. She opened up my options by laying down the basics, then expanded my palette based on where I wanted to go with songs and guitar. She likes to balance what she calls the weigh-lifting of guitar and the fun stuff - exercises and songs. I never felt bored or very frustrated. She pays attention. I really felt she was teaching me what I needed to learn. She also teaches singing lessons and we worked a bit on my vocals during our guitar lessons. Was a nice add-on. She’s a pro and very easy to work with.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alice L.
Verified review

My daughter takes bass lessons from him and she seems to enjoy it quite a bit and that's saying a lot. She's an awkward turtle at best and the fact that she continues to willingly take lessons from him means that she's actually comfortable enough around him to productively learn. That's also a testament to his patience, since knowing my own daughter, she can be difficult to get through to at times. She's learned a lot in the short time that she's taken lessons from him and she tells me that he explains concepts in a way that makes it easy to understand and grasp. I plan to have her continue taking lessons from him throughout high school.

Mirco Melone
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gazelle J.
Verified review

Great bass lessons, wonderful teacher for my son!

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Susan N.
Verified review

Great bass guitar lessons. Very good at adapting to one’s skill level.

C's Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Warren B.
Verified review

Conrad was an incredible teacher for my son. Lessons were always fun and he was very patient, allowing my son to learn at his own pace. My son always looked forward to his lessons as the highlight of his week. Conrad is also very good at teaching a variety of styles from rock to jazz. Highest possible recommendation.

Bass Teacher David
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Steve J.
Verified review

Best Bass Teacher and Bassist Inna The Bay

Chrisp music
5.0
from 1 review
  • 28 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dennis H.
Verified review

Chris is a wonderful music teacher. I called him for Bass lessons, I started Lessons the same week. By the end of my first lesson I was playing a 12 Bar Blues rif. I would recommend him to anyone that wants to learn guitar. He also taught me to read music.

La Playa Music School
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alyse C.
Verified review

Alex is one in a million! He teaches music through a structural perspective rather than by the more traditional method of learn a note here, learn a note there (I haven't played the piano since I was a child, but I still cringe at the memory of the tedious and monotonous scales, finger exercises and simplified classical pieces I used to have to play). Alex's lessons are anything but tedious, and, even though I am essentially a beginner (having forgotten everything I learned as a child), I feel like I am well on my way to having a deeper understanding of what I am playing because I have a developing understanding how it works. I feel like I am learning the language of music through total immersion rather than by the textbook method of learning how to read the notes. I now listen to and hear music differently, and there is much I am learning on my own. I am especially pleased with the way Alex tailors my lessons around what I want to do rather than what he thinks I should do. As a result, I am learning to play jazz piano rather the stuff I was forced to play as a child (unless I want to, of course, in which case he would teach me that). And the best part (as if it could get better)? Alex is so enthusiastic about what he does that it is contagious and makes working with him a sheer joy. There is not much I look forward to and enjoy more than my lessons with Alex. Needless to say, I highly recommend Alex Balmaceda for anyone who is interested in learning more about music than simply reading and playing the notes.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

We offer guitar/bass lessons and music production with software. Learn how to navigate music software and increase your production value.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I teach jazz piano and its methods and theory. This approach develops reading skills for the lead sheet. Additionally, this will greatly enhance improvisational abilities.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I am a local professional electric and upright bassist seeking private students. I have fifteen years of experience in performing and teaching. I earned my Master's Degree from the SF Conservatory of Music in Double Bass Performance in 2006 and I perform regularly around the Bay Area. I specialize in classical technique/repertoire and jazz technique/theory. I would also be happy in helping electric bass students learn rock theory, songs, etc. This offer is for serious students only. Beginners are expected to practice fifteen minutes a day. I work primarily out of a home studio in SF, but I am willing to travel. I offer one free trial lesson to gauge student's ability. Pricing is set accordingly to the location of lessons. Other details to be worked out can be done via email or over the phone. Rob

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I provide private guitar and bass lessons. I am a professional, reliable, and patient Berklee College of Music alumni and Sonoma State Universtiy graduate. I have 20 years of experience in teaching and performing professionally.

Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.