Finding An Instructor

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by bluescorpion, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. bluescorpion


    Dec 18, 2013
    Hi All

    I've been trying to find a good bass guitar instructor but I'm having a hard time. I live in North Carolina. Does anybody know where to find a good instructor, OR, is there an alternative way to learn to play bass guitar. I tried using different books, but I still need to have someone show me the things that I may be doing wrong.

    Thanks for any input guys.... :help:
  2. alfoders


    Nov 14, 2012
    Orlando, FL
    If you have a camera and a Skype account, you can take lessons online from many instructors.
  3. bluescorpion


    Dec 18, 2013
    I've heard about this. But, how good are these online training classes? Can you really interact with the instructors enough to really get a good foundation?
  4. tbear1776


    Apr 8, 2013
    Knowing where in NC you live would help.
  5. mdr0430


    Mar 10, 2012
    New Orleans, LA
    I lived in Raleigh, NC for a while and found the Raleigh Music Academy to brush up on some theory. It has a great roster teachers and each month they combine students to play together to gain that experience, as well. Highly recommended.
  6. ChessTiger


    Oct 26, 2012
    If you live in or near Winston-Salem you can go to the B String...that is where I take my lessons.
  7. bluescorpion


    Dec 18, 2013
    I work in Winston so I'll go by B string and see what they have to offer. Thanks guys. :D
  8. If there's a college or university near you with a music program, see if they have a bass instructor on the faculty. Contact this person and ask if they take on students from outside the school. Even if they don't, they could probably recommend someone who could.

    Online lessons can be great, but all other things being equal there's no substitute for one-on-one interaction with a teacher.
  9. davidhilton

    davidhilton Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 13, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    Hey man,
    I live in LA but I have a lot of Skype students all over the country.
    Here's my website:
    Lemme know if ur interested. -david
  10. enricogaletta


    May 21, 2011
    Hey there,
    Skype Lessons are good too, especially if you find the instructor that does match your needs. I have several Skype/iChat/Messages students from different geographic areas and all of them are pretty happy with this new kind of lessons.
    If you wanna more info and talk about it just let me know. Below all my informations.
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  11. lyla1953


    Jul 18, 2012