Bass Guitar

Learning to play the bass guitar can be a very rewarding process. We offer private bass lessons, sheet music for bass, affordable basses, bass accessories, bass strings, and more. If there’s anything we don’t have, we can usually order it and have it for you pretty quickly.

About our Bass Lessons
You work with you teacher to learn what YOU want to learn — whether it involves learning to read sheet music, play better with bass tabs, playing solos, jamming, or playing in a certain genre, like rock, jazz, or blues. Students should be at least 9 years old, due to the finger strength required to properly press down the strings on the fretboard. Lessons are typically 30 minutes, at a set-time each week for $20 (click here for more options). For more about our lessons, view our Lesson Info page and our FAQ.

About our Bass Guitar Teachers

Ed Jimenez minored in Music theory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he also majored in both English and Rhetoric. He also studied under the tutelage of Wes Howard in his TexWest guitar school, focusing on Jazz Guitar performance. He has been playing guitar for over twelve years, has been teaching for close to a year, and is currently performing solo guitar arrangements. Although Jazz in his main focus, he has experience with Rock, Blues, and classical.

Bass Guitars in-stock!About our Bass Guitars
We like sell great intermediate-level basses at entry-level prices. With basses starting at just $129, we are proud to sell Crafter, J. Reynolds, and Kay guitars. Come in and try one of our more than 25 guitars! Since we’re in downtown Waukegan, you should check out our selection of affordable guitars if you live in Gurnee, Zion, North Chicago, Lake Forest/Lake Bluff, Libertyville, Kenosha, or even Chicago.

About our Guitar Strings and Accessories
We are proud to offer Alice brand merchandise! We offer bass guitar strings, plus cables, bass guitar straps, hooks for hanging basses,  capos, string winders, and more. Plus, through our Alice Cares program, your purchase helps support a local charity.

About our Guitar Sheet Music
We can order almost any sheet music in existence and typically it arrives within a few days. We also have some bass guitar sheet music in stock, including Hal Leonard Bass Guitar Method (Complete Edition), Hal Leonard’s Blues Bass Methods, Mel Bay’s Modern Guitar Method, Progressive Guitar Method, Pumping Nylon, and a dozen other titles including Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, and Pop Metal.