Looking for an Electric Bass Teacher

I'm looking for a youngish, energetic electric bass teacher who is knowledgable re: current music.  Hopefully in the North Berkeley Area, my 12 year old daughter has taken lessons for about a year, and is looking forward to continuing.


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Luke Bace (yes-that's his real) name is exactly what you are looking for: North Berkeley, young, energetic and a great teacher. www.lukebace.com

My teenage son has been taking lessons for years with Lisa Zeiler (415) 377-8588 / lisazeilermusic [at] gmail.com. I can't recommend her highly enough. She meets the kids where they are, she encourages them to play music they love. And she is very up to speed on contemporary music. (She also co-leads a series of amazing week-long band camps every summer that start out practicing and learning music at Ashkenaz, record at Fantasy Studios in Emeryville, and then perform at Ashkenaz at the end of the week.) She teaches at her home studio on the Berkeley Albany border. She's the best

Hi there,

I know an excellent electric bass teacher named Jesse Strauss. From him:

"Electric bass lessons for all ages, genres, skill levels!I'm a professional working musician currently expanding my teaching work. I've taught electric bass to students ages 13-50, and have experience working in various contexts with middle and high school aged students - feel free to ask about it. I perform, play, and teach bass genres that range from jazz to funk, soul to rock, and most everything in between. I can teach lessons in my own space in West Oakland, or I can come to your East Bay home/location. I teach beginning to advanced levels, focusing on technique, music theory, ear training, improvisation, following chord charts, and I work to develop focus on whichever aspects are most motivating to the student musician.

I always offer lessons at a sliding scale. In my home, from $25-$60 per hour (you decide what you can afford, knowing that music is my work and it's how I pay rent!). If I come to you, I'd ask for a little more based on travel time."
You can call Jesse: 510-541-7361