Discovering your ability to play music is important to the development and growth of more than just musical ability. Musical training helps develop brain areas involved in language and reasoning. Students of the arts learn to think creatively and to solve problems by imagining various solutions.
Private lessons at Arbutus Music are simply FUN! Our instructors are top-notch and our lessons are fun and effective. We love to watch and hear our students grow creatively and see them become confident musicians!
We are currently offering Virtual/Online and In-Person Lessons.
Bass & Standup Bass
An upright bass, also known as a double bass, contra bass, bass violin, bass fiddle, bull fiddle or just bass, is a string bass in violin form. The upright bass is commonly used for classical and jazz music.
The bass guitar, also known as electric bass or just bass,is an instrument shaped, constructed and held (or worn) like an electric guitar, that plays in a lower, bass range. The bass guitar is used in many styles of music including rock, metal, pop, punkrock, country, reggae, gospel, blues and jazz. It is used as a soloing instrument in jazz, fusion, Latin, funk and in some rock and metal styles.
How does a guitar make a sound? The sound of an acoustic guitar is created by the vibration of the strings. This vibration is then amplified by the body of the guitar, which acts as a resonating chamber. An electric guitar produces sound by using an electronic amplifier to amplify the vibration of the strings. The amplifier can also modify the guitars tone characteristics! At Arbutus Music, we have a teacher for every type of guitar and style of music!
Expert Guitar Lessons Also Available
Our roster of guitar experts have a great deal of teaching experience and have specialized in specific techniques and genres. These instructors specialize in teaching music theory as well as preparing students for auditions and University or College programs.
The ukulele, sometimes abbreviated to uke, is a member of the guitar family of instruments which originated in Hawaii. The ukulele was a Hawaiian interpretation of a machete which was introduced to Hawaiians by Portuguese immigrants in the late 19th century. Ukuleles come in various sizes including soprano, concert, tenor and baritone. Common tunings for ukuleles are C6 and D-tuning, however many other variations are frequently used.
Mandolin and Bluegrass Guitar
One on one private lessons are based on a half hour block for each lesson.
Drop in rates are $27 per half hour and regularly scheduled lessons are $25 per half hour.
All new students should confirm lesson time availability by phone or email.
Lesson Center Hours: 12:30pm-8:30pm Monday – Friday & 10am – 6pm Saturday