Bass Lessons Los Angeles
Bass Lessons Los Angeles

Bass Lessons Los Angeles

$75/hour
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Interested musical styles

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Introduction: I have been teaching for over 20 years. Many of my students have went on to graduate from prestigious music schools, Berklee, Cal Arts, Oberlin Conservatory , etc... Others have gone on to play professionally and some are enjoying playing the bass just for fun. I am also a Berklee Graduate and use many of the Berklee teaching methods and materials. I have performed and/or recorded throughout the States, and in Europe with players, Danny Carrey (Tool), Raymo, and Delacruz (Slightly Stoopid) Antonio Sanchez (Pat Metheny) Doug Webb (Freddie Hubbard) James Tartaglia etc... I teach all styles- Blues, Rock, Jazz, HipHop, etc.. and all levels from beginning to advanced. If you want to expand your playing to the next level, or you're a beginner looking to learn the bassics I can definitely help you, as I have with many other students on all levels. I teach from my fully equip LA air conditioned studio with capabilities to record audio/video lessons at your request. Check out my website for audio/video samples of my playing, and feel free to contact me if you have any other questions. - David Hilton I enjoy taking students to the next level in their playing. Watching and hearing a student progress to their enjoyment is very satisfying for me. I also enjoy taking a brand new beginning student through the bassics of holding their instrument to playing popular bass lines, to beyond. Feel free to contact me for any questions about my methods and approach to teaching. Thank you, David Hilton
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Hired 36 times

Serves Van Nuys, CA

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22 years in business

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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Kris G.
Sep 25, 2018
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Dave is very good about teaching skills and concepts that translate to functional use with the bass. Everything he shows me leads to a deeper understanding of the instrument, which I really enjoy.

Details: Adult (18 years or older) • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, the student can read music • Blues • Jazz • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • I travel to the bass guitar teacher

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Marina (Mom For Mara, Daughter) H.
Apr 28, 2016
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My 15-yo daughter started her electric bass lessons with David Hilton and loves them! David is extremely accommodating, passionate about what he does and an excellent instructor. I highly recommend him! Marina
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Dan L.
Mar 6, 2016
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David is awesome! His knowledge of bass and of music in general has really brought my playing and understanding of the bass's roll in music to a new level. His experience and education really make him a great teacher for players of all ability levels.
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Maddy F.
Mar 20, 2017
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he's been great teaching someone who's completely new to bass!
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Bill M.
Oct 15, 2013
I have been taking lessons with David on a weekly basis now for a couple of months and my experience has been stellar. David has taught me more in a month than I have learned over the past year. I have picked up a ton of very cool and useful knowledge that has me looking at music and the bass in a completely different way. He’s organized, patient and thoughtful; especially with someone like me who has only been playing for a short while and recently getting a deeper appreciation for Jazz. Right from the start David had me improvising melodies, studying chord structure, harmony and chart/sight reading. He is challenging and always inspiring me to be a better musician without being overbearing. In other words, he is a gifted teacher with the ability to extract what is in my head so I can transpose it to the fingerboard. I highly recommend that you give David a call today. You will not be disappointed.
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FAQs

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    First I have to hear the student play to understand where they are in their playing. Also we talk in detail to establish where they want to take their own playing and create a practice/performing/ plan to achieve their musical goals. With Beginning students we go from the very start of how to hold the bass, how it is tuned, right and left hand technique, learning to use your ear and how to read music ect...

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am a professiona bass player and a Berklee College of Music Graduate. I have been playing and performing music since I was 9 years old.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I feel the work actually chose me, and there never was a question I would be a musician/teacher

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