BASS GUITAR

Ages 8 to Adult

Bass Guitar

In the Bass Guitar Program you will begin your studies using Mel Bay's Electric Bass Method. Using this thorough and carefully graded approach to the Electric Bass you will learn important playing skills such as proper hand position, how to tune your bass and how to read bass note music on all four strings.

You will also learn Electric Bass playing techniques such as "Walking the bass" and "Alternating 5ths" and bass patterns such as Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues and Boogie.

Aptitude Program: Highlights, Fees & Lesson Details


Lesson Fees & Details

  • Suitability – this program is appropriate for students age 8 to adult.
  • Duration – 30, 45 or 60 minute lesson once per week; average 4 lessons per month.
  • Regular Term – 40 weeks; from September to June; follows the public school calendar; Summer lessons available (please enquire for scheduling)
  • Registration Deposit – At registration a fee of $20.00 is payable to reserve a student's place on the schedule. This fee is refunded in the form of a monthly lesson discount when your account is paid by post-dated cheque or pre-authorized chequing.
  • Lesson Fee* – tuition is $98.00 per month (based on four 30 minute private lessons per month). All lessons are month to month with NO contract. Tuition is GST and PST exempt and qualifies for the Manitoba Children's Arts and Cultural Activity Credit. Bi-weekly, 45 minute and 60 minute lessons are available when required. Please call or email for rates.
  • Book Fee – course books are not included and are purchased as required. Average cost is approximately $20.00 per year but will vary depending on the program and grade level.
  • Practice Instrument – a suitable practice instrument is required at home.
  • Family Lesson Discount – when 2 or more immediate family members are registered for lessons, a monthly lesson discount will be applied to each student. Please ask for details.


-- all prices subject to change without notice --

*A monthly lesson discount will apply when you arrange to pay your account with post-dated cheques or by pre-authorized chequing. Does not apply to Apple Course, Aptitude Music Program, RCM Theory or playLOUD programs.