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Bass Guitar Tuition

Learn to play bass from scratch or improve your existing knowledge & technique

If you want to learn to play the bass guitar from scratch or improve your current ability and understanding, I offer bass guitar lessons for people of all ages and ability in the Truro and mid Cornwall areas*. Tuition is tailored to suit your preferred learning style and goals (play with mates, join a band, learn some specific songs, improve a specific aspect of your playing, grades etc.) and cover the style(s) of your choice.
(* Bass guitar tution based in Truro catering for Falmouth, Newquay, Hayle, St Austell, Redruth, Camborne, Cornwall, etc.)

Free Trial Bass Guitar Lesson!

Try a half-hour bass guitar lesson for free to see how it suits you.
(Offer limited to one free lesson per pupil and subject to time availability, please enquire.)

Get A Free Bass Guitar Lesson!

Book and pay for a block of ten lessons and only pay for nine lessons (this doesn't have to be ten consecutive weeks on the same day & time). Lessons can be 30 minutes (£16 per lesson), 45 minutes (£21 per lesson) or 1 hour (£26 per lesson).

For an informal chat about your requirements, lesson availability etc., please e-mail your name and number to and I will contact you as soon as I can.

A bit about me
I have been playing bass guitar for over 30 years and have been teaching for over 25 years. In that time I have played with original bands, cover bands, venue house bands (including the London Hippodrome), and done session and dep work in all sorts of styles and situations. Before moving to Cornwall I used to run two of the most well established and popular jam sessions in the south-west London and Surrey area, and regularly played with a number of top local artists playing a mixture of rock, pop, soul, funk, blues, reggae and ska.

Bass players I have listened to a lot and that have influenced my playing style are James Jamerson, Francis Rocco Prestia, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Bootsy Collins, Bernard Edwards, Jaco Pastorius, Pino Palladino, John Entwistle, Sting, Flea, Stuart Zender & Chris Wolstenholme amongst many others.

Here is an example of my playing, jamming some funky blues with a "scratch" band at a Jam-Pact "Take 2" night at The Elm Tree Pub in Surbiton. The other musicians are:
Vocals/Guitar: Rik Martin (Rik Martin Band)
Harp: Alan Glen (Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero)
Drums: Chris Nugent (Marcus Malone Band)

Bass guitar teacher, tuition & lessons in Truro & the mid Cornwall area

Styles Covered:


Topics Covered Include:

Correct hand positions
Left hand technique & exercises
Right hand technique & exercises
Rhythm & Groove
Feel & Dynamics
Music theory: intervals, keys, scales, modes, chords, etc.
Reading: chord charts, tabs, notation
Time signatures
Fretless bass
Slap bass
Song structure
The "Rhythm Section"
"Real-World" playing tips
And much more...
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Information about bass guitars, bass amplifiers, bass cabinets, bass guitar related equipment. Bass guitar tuition, lessons & teacher related information for Truro, Falmouth, Newquay, Hayle, St Austell, Redruth, Camborne, Cornwall, UK.
Information about bass guitar playing and tuition, lessons & teacher related information for Truro, Falmouth, Newquay, Hayle, St Austell, Redruth, Camborne, Cornwall, UK.