Register of bass teachers - where to find a decent teacher?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by arther daily, Feb 11, 2002.

  1. I think I'm gonna start having bass lessons.

    I've been playing 11 years and although I'm no virtuoso I'd have to be deaf to still be playing after this long if I was no good!
    So I want someone who's really damned good - someone who can teach me theory, probably more than technique.

    Thing is I dont want to have to pay someone for an hours lesson to find out they're not much better than I am!

    Is there any UK national register of music or bass teachers?

    ...or any teachers on talkbass in the Berkshire area who fancy earning a bit of extra cash?
  2. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    Mr Dailey,

    there is a national registry of guitar teachers, which includes bass, but judging by the number of students that I've got who started out with RGT teachers and ended up coming to me, they aren't that reliable... :oops:)

    FWIW, I've got quite a few students who come from Reading/Southampton/Oxford/Guildford/other places at least as far away as you are for a two-hour lesson once a month, or every three weeks or whatever... if you're interested, drop me an email ( ) and we can talk specifics...