School of Rock Huntington Beach Bass Guitar Lessons

Van Tuyl Music Academy Is The Original School Of Rock In Huntington Beach

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

VTMA is more than a school of rock for bass guitar lessons, we’re an immersive, one-of-a-kind school that teaches you how to find your true voice and play your heart out. Learning to play modern funk, pop, rock, blues, jazz and R&B requires special training and technique. It isn’t just about playing the notes you hear, it’s about understanding what modern bassists have done to create that intoxicating tone we all crave to hear. Let our instructors show you the way.

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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! 

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More About The Original School Of Rock Huntington Beach Bass Lessons Program

In the Van Tuyl Music Academy School of Rock Bass Guitar Program in Huntington Beach, 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’s original school of rock, funk, slap, metal, pop, blues, jazz and live performance for bass guitar lessons.