The bass guitar and the drum set make up the band's "rhythm section". Bass players are often thought of as the backbone of the band.
» Electric bass guitar is similar to electric guitar, but it typically only plays single notes at a time, and is usually played with the right hand fingers instead of a pick.
» The electric bass guitar typically has 4 strings, but 5 string and even 6 string basses do exist!
» In music, the bass note (the lowers note) of each chord is very important — in a band, the bass guitar has the role of playing the bass note of each chord.
MEET THE TEACHER
Nick Bierman is an upbeat teacher whose passion for music is absolutely contagious. Nick spent most of his life picking up one instrument after another because he just couldn’t decide which was his favorite. After high school it seemed like the obvious choice for Nick to pursue a degree in music composition and continue his musical journey. During college he discovered a new passion for teaching music that he never knew he had. Now it’s Nick’s goal to spend all day teaching music and all night making music. If you’re looking for a die-hard music fan who will love music as much as you do, then Nick Bierman is your guy!
Yes! We have multiple school concerts every year and we love getting our students together to play together in groups for the performances! Our teachers are all multi-instrumentalists, so you'll get some experience playing with other instruments in your lesson as well.
WHAT STYLES OF MUSIC DO YOU TEACH?
Since the electric bass guitar can be found in almost any genre of music, you'll have your pick of your favorite songs and genres to choose from! Talk to your teacher about what style of music you're interested in learning and they'll help you choose the best songs for you to learn.
WILL I NEED TO BUY A BASS GUITAR?
Yes. We do not provide instruments for our students to take home, so you will need to purchase or rent an instrument.
If you don't have a bass guitar yet, don't worry! Go ahead and schedule your first lesson and your teacher will let you know what to look for and where to shop. You'll be able to play your teacher's bass guitar during the first lesson.
30-minute lessons are our most popular option at NOLA School of Music. They are ideal for beginners and children who don't have enough material (or the attention span) for a longer lesson.
60-minute weekly lessons are great for adults or intermediate/advanced students. An hour lesson gives your teacher plenty of time to focus on technique, sight-reading, improvisation, and other aspects of music without being rushed.
For many students, 45-minute weekly lessons are the perfect sweet spot. Since 45-minute lessons are difficult to schedule, they may only be available during early afternoon hours or late evening.