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Sedat
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Desire G.
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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
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Jamillah L.
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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.

  • 7 years in business
Bob K.
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Private lessons are the most direct / proven method of learning to play / master a musical instrument. Mark's education and long time teaching background gives him an advantage in helping students progress. I'm coming up on 3 years studying under Mark and I am very happy with the results. He helps you practice, which he does a nice job of emphasizing, by keeping assignments fun yet focusing on good fundamentals - which are key long term improvement.

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Pearce M.
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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.

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

Mirco Melone
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gazelle J.
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Great bass lessons, wonderful teacher for my son!

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Everett S.
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I learned more about playing the bass in one hour with Dave then years of playing around with a guitar. extremely professional and a wonderful teacher I highly recommend lessons with Dave.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alice L.
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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.

Trevor O'Loughlin
5.0
from 1 review
    Sofie H.
    Verified review

    He gave me lessons on how to better myself as a bass player. I've shown a significant improvement since he started working with me. His friendly attitude always made for a comfortable learning environment. I've had many bass tutors in my life, but he was by far the best.

    Gavin Plays Music
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Benjamin L.
    Verified review

    I've really enjoyed drum lessons with Gavin. He is a great drummer and funny guy! I don't have a drum kit and he is still able to give me assignments that help me progress each week. He is very clear and lessons have been focused. He teaches out of a space that has two drum kits which is really helpful since we can both play at the same time. I'm learning a lot!

    Steven Husted Music
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    JUDE H.
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    Steven Husted is teaching me how to play the electric bass. I am learning from Steven at a good pace and enjoying it. He has vast musical knowledge and skill with the bass and really knows how to convey what's essential at my skill level. [Note: My 6th lesson with Steven is next week; I plan to take as many lessons with him as it takes to attain competence through, at least, Hal Leonard's Bass Method Book 2.]

    Bass Teacher David
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Steve J.
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      Best Bass Teacher and Bassist Inna The Bay

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Gena K.
      Verified review

      My teenage son has been taking bass lessons (upright and electric) with Schuyler for the past 3 months. Schuyler is an enthusiastic instructor who has tailored the lessons to fit what my son needs, choosing songs to practice that he connects with. Schuyler has been flexible with lesson days and times to fit our busy schedule. Very happy with the lessons!

      Small Steps Music
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 8 years in business
      William I.
      Verified review

      Fabulous teacher! Since the last time I had any instrumental lessons were back in elementary school, I was a bit nervous about learning how to play an instrument, but that nervous all disappeared because of Simon's very accommodating, welcoming, friendly teaching style. He accommodates to your current skills and have taught me numerous songs and drills to help me become more agile with the guitar. Being a beginner (2 months since I first started playing), I always can't wait to learn new songs and drills in my weekly private lessons. To any beginners out there wanting to learn how to play the guitar, I DEFINITELY recommend you to him. You won't regret it!!

      • 23 years in business
      About

      I'm a professional bassist with over 30 years of experience. I'm accepting new electric bass students of any level. Learn from a seasoned veteran who has performed with John Doe, Link Wray, The Tubes, Richard Thompson, The New Cars, Todd Rundgren, Linda Perry, and many others. Whether you'd like to improve your technique, theory, or both, we will build a custom course to fit your goals.

      About

      Learn a Solid Foundation for Your Music and Master Your Creativity with 15-year Bass Pro, Sean McCandless. As a bass and guitar teacher, Sean combines his lifelong passion for music with a specialty in arts education and one-on-one tutoring. You will learn everything you need to know to get started and grow in your creativity for years to come. You will love the results you see, and your audiences will love what they hear! Lessons are held in a professional teaching studio located on the borders between Concord, Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill in the SF East Bay.

      About

      USF graduate, experienced multi-instrumentalist music teacher with special emphasis on guitar - available for in-home or skype lessons. Cello and bass guitar lessons available upon request. Over 10 years experience playing in a wide range of styles, including rock, folk, jazz, classical, and flamenco. Will teach any age, beginner to advanced. Lots of experience with kids to make learning music fun. Flexible lesson plans can be developed and tailored to your level of ability and personal goals. Well versed and able to teach in depth methods to improve improvisation, rhythm guitar, and composition. We can also explore music reading and theory together - as much or as little as you'd like. Will work with you to develop a repertoire of pieces that you actually want to learn and that will lead to your success as a musician.

      About

      I provide private guitar/bass/ukulele lessons -- from beginner through advanced. Not only have I participated in countless session recordings for television commercials for companies like Microsoft, Lincoln-Mercury, T-Mobile, and Salesforce, but I have also recorded several songs used for television programs and movies. I have performed at Live 105’s BFD at Shorline Ampitheater, Not So Silent Night at the Bill Grahm Civic Center, and Napa’s Bottle Rock Music Festival. Finally, I have performed in bands that have supported/opened for acts such as The Killers, Modest Mouse, Filter, The Shins, Silversun Pickups, Alien Ant Farm, Dredg and have toured nationally and internationally. I specialize in rock, jazz, blues, country, and fingerpicking styles. I teach Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at Danville Music.

      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

      About

      Interested in learning Double Bass or Electric Bass in a fun and encouraging environment? Look no further! Whether you are a total beginner who wants to learn the basics or a seasoned player looking for some direction, this is the place for you. (Lessons in drums, piano, guitar, and ukulele also available) Lessons are catered specifically towards the interests of each student, and will include constructing a detailed lesson plan that maps out goals and helps you reach them promptly. My aim is to provide a solid foundation of technique, theory, practical application, and most importantly, fun! We can also work on improvisation, reading, walking bass, learning songs, or anything else you'd like. I can confidently say that my biggest strength as a teacher is a high level of dedication towards the success of each student. I spend a lot of time outside of lessons preparing unique materials for each person and always strive hard to see them improve, enjoying the process as they go along. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Lessons are held mainly at my home studio, which is located in the Jingletown artist community of Oakland (near the Fruitvale Bart station). The studio is a part of the Chthonic Theater, a family friendly event space where concerts, open art studios, parades, and variety shows are held, in addition to music lessons. Feel free to contact me with any questions; I look forward to hearing from you soon!

      About

      I share my musical experience to help you be a better bass player. You choose the style, and set the expectations. I'll take care of the rest.

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