Bass Guitar Lessons
Brilliant Bassist, teacher and able to think out of the box...really!
He plays with Zakir Hussain, and he works with my learning delayed troubled youth
in Oakland public schools. Text him, tell him Deb sent you - (510)207-5709 He's a genius, kind and sooo helpful!
Archived Q&A and Reviews
RE: Guitar Lessons for Adult
I am taking lessons from Kerry Yates. He is fantastic. He teaches out of Subway Guitars on Cedar and Grant on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. He will teach you anything and he is patient and fun. My 13 year- old is taking bass lessons from him also. 415-531-2595 Joan
I am looking for a bass guitar teacher for my 16 year old daughter who has played the cello for years and would like to switch to the bass. Recommendations most appreciated. Thanks. anon
You HAVE to talk with Jeremy Cohen (525-5232) in No. Berkeley, just off Gilman. My son (12) has been studying with him for a few months, and we know many other folks who have raved about him, including the bassists for the Albany High jazz and R band. Highly recommended. jeff
I can highly recommend Heather at Groovemasters. She taught my daughter the bass with ease, patience, and fun. She's located in a storefront on MLK in North Berkeley. Her number is (925) 768-1087. Nadja
We have been extremely satisfied with my 16 year old sons bass teacher Jeff Obee. Jeff has been coming to our home for lessons for well over a year now. He is very kind, dependable, and keeps the lessons interesting. He is a great teacher and a great bass player. He can be reached at 384-9049. onika
My 13 y/o boy is interested in playing the electric base. I have checked postings of professionals being recommended. Since I am not sure he will stick to this idea, I am reluctant to invest on a $60/hour instructor. Any young adult/teenager who is interested in tutoring this instrument in the Albany area ? Thanks for any recommendations. gladys
My daughter was going to Heather Kerrihard, who has a studio in Berkeley. It wasn't $60, more like $30 an hour. It was well worth it. She learned so much! Heather is a patient and learned teacher. And ''cool'' too. Her number is (925) 768-1087 nadja
My son the trumpet player wants to play bass (ala greenday, yellowcard, the matches and led zeppelin). He's eleven. We seek a bass teacher who reads music. We live in Montclair. Karen
Try Alameda School of Music on High St. 769-0195 wanna be strummer
I'd like to recommend Clark Suprynowicz, my daughter's bass guitar teacher, a composer and musician and all-around great guy. He's fluent in dozens of musical styles, from jazz through through rock classical and contemporary, he also teaches composition, and he's and a most inspiring musical influence for any teenager. My 15-year-old daughter, not too easy to impress, thinks the world of him: he's easy to get along with, patient and just all-around cool. Clark has worked as a bassist with John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Art Lande, Max Roach, and Tom Waits, and his operas are brilliant. You can reach him in Berkeley at clark AT famousbrandmusic.com, 1723 Stuart St., Berkeley Ca. 94703 tel: 510 649 9119. His Web site is www.famousbrandmusic.com
Electric Bass guitar for teens
For about a year my son has been taking bass guitar lessons from Jack Gates at Blue Note Music on Telegraph 644-2583 learning rock n roll. He seems to like him a lot.
I highly recommend Chris Solberg as an electric bass guitar and guitar teacher for teens. My son, 13, takes weekly lessons for 1/2 hour for $25/lesson. Chris really pushes him, yet imbues a love of music at the same time. Plus, my son thinks he is cool because he was the guitar player with Santana in the early 1980s. Chris teaches at Tupper & Reed in downtown Berkeley and also gives lessons in other locations. He's very flexible, fun, and devoted. He even came to the King Jr. High band performance a few months ago! His phone # is 510-547-8719. Maureen
My daughter and several of her friends take bass guitar lessons from Kerry Yates at a place next door to Subway Guitars on Cedar St. in Berkeley. They really like him alot; it's an easy walk from King or BHS; and he has a very reasonable sliding scale. I don't have his number on me, but I think it's posted on the window there, or e-mail me & I'll try to find it. randice