Bass Guitar Lessons in Huntington Beach

HB's Original Bass Guitar Lessons Program, Taught By A Real Bass Teacher

Since 2004, Van Tuyl Music Academy is Huntington Beach’s original school of rock, funk, slap, metal, pop, blues, jazz and live performance for bass guitar. Whether you have a child that wants to learn the bass or you’re looking for yourself, Van Tuyl Music Academy is the place for you. Our seasoned, professional bass instructors have experience with students of all ages and ability levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced.

 

VTMA is more than a music factory for bass lessons, we’re an immersive, one-of-a-kind school that allows real, pro bassists to connect with students to truly master the low end. Any YouTube video or weekend warrior musician can show a novice a few tricks on the bass or semi-accurate bassline, but our instructors will show you both how to play and why to play. Don’t let a guitarist show you how to play a four stringed guitar, let a VTMA Bassist show you how the instrument truly works.

Bass Lesson F.A.Q.’s

At what age is it appropriate to begin bass lessons?

Age 7 is when a child has developed enough physical size and dexterity to properly hold and play the bass.

Do I need to own a bass to take bass lessons?

Yes, it is very important to be able to practice the instrument at home in between lessons. 

Are private bass lessons the only thing offered at Van Tuyl Music Academy?

Not at all! We also have Band Workshops for musicians of any age and ability level in our Performance Academy. For more advanced players that have taken bass lessons before or currently have a bass instructor, we have the ultimate performance experience for young players! 

About our program:

In the Van Tuyl Music Academy Bass Guitar Program, there is one main rule: Guitar Teachers do not teach Bass Lessons; Bass Teachers teach Bass Lessons. We are one of the only schools in Orange County that follow this rule. Guitar and Bass are two vastly different instruments with different rules and roles they play in a band; this is why you should never take bass lessons from a guitar teacher. With our Bass Instructors, you learn more than just how to play along to the chords the guitarist is playing. Students learn about walking, creating bass lines, right hand technique using pick, fingers and slap, theory, and communicating with the drummer. All this is done not only by learning songs, but by analyzing them and applying them to your playing. Our teachers can teach any style you want to learn – Rock, Punk, Jazz, Blues, Motown, Funk, Salsa and Latin style bass can all be learned in your lessons.

Taking bass lessons at Van Tuyl Music Academy is an experience unlike any other. Our facilities have clean rooms, the latest technology and a large music library. Since 2004, Van Tuyl Music Academy is Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa and Orange County’s original school of rock, funk, slap, metal, pop, blues, jazz and live performance for bass guitar. We’re so much more than just a music factory of lessons in OC.