Guitar & Bass Lessons

Private Guitar & Bass Lessons

One-on-one guitar and bass lesson instruction at Bach to Rock combines traditional methodology with modern teaching techniques, including interpretation of tablature, sight reading, rhythm and composition. Teachers at B2R use special arrangements of relevant popular music and innovative approaches, such as special tunings that accommodate small hands and growing muscles, to develop a student’s musical and instrumental skills right from the start. Our teachers work through each arrangement with their students, providing guidance and accompaniment.

Beginning guitar and bass students are taught first position chords, scales and arpeggios as well as the fundamentals of music theory. Intermediate and advanced students continue to perfect these skills and are guided in the development and performance of their own original material. B2R teachers frequently play together with the students during lessons, providing guidance and accompaniment.

Private lessons are designed to develop independent musical skills as well as to support the instruction received in Jam Sessions. Students are strongly encouraged to combine short private lessons with these small “jam band” ensembles because interacting with others of similar ability and age strongly reinforces the lesson material. Perhaps most importantly, ensemble playing enhances a student’s ability to hear and respond to music as it is most frequently played. The group setting also provides powerful social reinforcement for music appreciation and encourages practicing. Students in private lessons have the opportunity to learn and work with industry standard software such as Sibelius and Pro Tools.

Semi-Private Lessons

Small group (2 or 3-to-1) lessons in piano/keyboard, guitar, bass, voice, drums, woodwinds, brass and many more. Instruction is each week for 30 or 60 minutes. Recommended for children ages 6 and up. We also recommend registering two students for the same lesson type to ensure the lessons take place. Two students are required to schedule a semi-private lesson. We will make our best efforts to pair students that sign up individually but cannot guarantee the lessons will occur without a second student.

"From the friendly and knowledgeable staff to the full breadth of musical talent, Bach to Rock has something for everyone. My whole family has taken or currently takes lessons and everyone at Bach to Rock is amazing."
- K.F. from Port Washington

"The staff is wonderful. They are patient, knowledgeable, kind, and passionate about music!"
- J.L. from Manhasset

"Quality program, knowledgeable staff and my kids loved going!"
- M.D. from Great Neck

"Your teachers are enthusiastic, well trained and cater to the interests and strengths of the child."
- N.M. from Glen Cove

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B2R Curriculum

  • A well-balanced music education consists of Music Theory, Technique and Repertoire.
  • Students learn faster playing music they like.
  • Simplified versions of modern songs allow students to see results more quickly.
  • Audio recordings of each simplified arrangement are available to students. This allows them to hear how their part should sound.
  • Lessons are catered to the needs of each student's learning style.