Ryan Roberts (The Bass Shed)
Ryan Roberts (The Bass Shed)

Ryan Roberts (The Bass Shed)

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Offers remote services
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Introduction: I have over 20 years of teaching experience and have personally studied with some of the top bass players in the world including John Patitucci, Alphonso Johnson and Gary Willis. In addition, I manage a bass transcription website and host and produce a podcast where I interview bass players from around the world about artistry, career and culture. I began as a professional bass instructor at the age of 17 in Phoenix, AZ. When I was 18, I was adjunct faculty at South Mountain High School as a teacher for the music magnet program. Since Moving to Los Angeles in 2006, I have performed and toured with some of the best musicians in the world, composed for indie film, composed the orchestration for a short film/musical that won the Louisiana Film Prize and in 2021 I recorded my debut album as a band leader/composer. I'm very passionate about the electric and double bass, and thoroughly enjoy helping students set and reach goals to progress along their musical journey.
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Hired 2 times

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23 years in business

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Cash, Check, Square cash app, Stripe, Venmo, Zelle

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Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for value, work quality, and professionalism.

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Matthew W.
Nov 30, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Ryan is a world-class bassist out of LA, which should say enough. I've really enjoyed the time spent working with him. He's equally adept with acoustic and electric, and makes concepts easy to understand. I had concerns about online lessons, but Ryan's setup is seamless and often better than in-person.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • 2 - 4 yrs of formal training • Yes, the student can read music • Jazz • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location

Bass Guitar Lessons
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Wendy S.
Nov 12, 2015
I love working with Ryan! He's got a great vibe, a great groove, he makes my songs sound so much better, and I can count on him. I always call Ryan first for my bass work. - Wendy Sweetlove
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Corey L.
Nov 12, 2015
Ryan is a world-class, dedicated musician with a broad range of styles and an easy going professional attitude. Anybody hiring him for any music related job will be thankful they did.
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Scott v.
Jan 23, 2016
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Ryan was prompt, personable, knowledgable, and professional. I highly recommend him.
Bass Guitar Lessons (for adults)
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Diego R.
Nov 12, 2015
Ryan is a great musician. I'm a drummer and I felt really comfortable playing with him. Great playing, great sound, great guy!
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Ryan Roberts

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Pricing will depend on where the lessons are held. Different rates apply for when I travel to the student or when the student travels to my studio. All pricing is reasonable.

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

    I like to have a free consultation with a new student to understand their musical background and what they would like to accomplish.

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

    I have attended college for music but most of my training has come from the "real world" of being a freelance Bass player, Composer, Band Leader and Producer. I have also studied with several of the greatest Bass players in the world.

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