Hi all, I've just started giving bass lessons, and as I've never taught before, I don't really know where to start. I will mainly be working with beginners, so I was thinking that I'd have them give me a few songs they'd like to learn, then we would break them down into their rhythmic and melodic elements and introduce basic music theory that way. At the same time, this would provide practice and we would be working on rebuilding the bass line from the bottom up. I know that theory can be complex, and it's intimidating to a lot of beginning players, so integrating it into the song and building it right into their concept of music as they learn seems like a fairly good idea. Does anyone have any tips, ideas, or stories they could share about teaching? I'd really appreciate any help. Thanks!