Book lessons with professional bass teacher Ben Dyer
Hello! I'm Ben Dyer, a professional bass teacher based in Liverpool. I offer tuition for both bass guitar and double bass, and my lessons are available for all ages and abilities.
I have been playing music professionally since 2015, and have played functions & gigs all over the country with many different bands.
My lessons are available for anyone aged 6 upwards. You do not need any prior knowledge or playing experience.
I loved learning music growing up, and I want the same for my students. You will learn playing music you love.
I take lessons at my home teaching space in the L8 postcode area but am more than happy to offer mobile teaching in Liverpool.
Professional bass lessons catered to the student for all ages & abilities, with mobile teaching available.
Half-hour lessons are available to everyone but are most suitable for younger students or beginners who may find learning music in bite sized amounts a little easier.
One-hour lessons are the best way to see progress in your learning. An hour slot provides a good amount of time for both teaching and supervised practice.
'Enthusiastic teacher, who's great at explaining theory at a much-needed beginner level.'
'I struggled to find a teacher who was suitable for adults, but Ben has been perfect. He's flexible to my schedule and isn't reliant on teaching from a book like other teachers!'
'He got me gigs. Can't argue with that.'
I have been involved in music for almost 18 years, and have experience playing in bands & ensembles on piano, bass guitar, and double bass. I have played professionally since 2015 and have performed all over the country.
My lessons are designed to suit your specific needs. We will work on all aspects of playing bass, through playing music genres you love, and learning at a pace you feel comfortable with.
I grew up with music, and I look back fondly on my journey: studying piano from a young age and discovering a love for both electric and upright bass. It is my mission to ensure you find enjoyment in your learning as I did.
Ultimately, I want to support you to achieve whatever goals you set yourself in music. Whether your goal is just to play at a decent level casually or to attain grade/performance standard, I am excited to play a part in your journey.
I take the majority of my lessons from my teaching space in the Toxteth area near Liverpool docks (Postcode L8 3TX). You can reach my address easily from LiverpooI One Bus Station taking the 82 Bus and alighting at Upper Park Street bus stop.
A lot of students feel more comfortable learning in their own home however, and I am more than happy to offer mobile lessons, so if this is the case for you, please don't hesitate to let me know.
Music Shops in Liverpool:
Liverpool's music-rich history leaves it with plenty of music shops. This is a blessing for anyone looking to get in to music here as you can easily get your hands on anything you need. Here's a brief list of some of my favourite locations:
Rimmers Music Liverpool is a relatively new store having opened in 2014, but is one of their largest in the UK. The store space is modern and decorated with musical instruments at a good range of prices, from cheaper equipment ideal for beginners all the way up to top of the range instruments with a professional sound. They are located on the way in to Liverpool city centre at Savoy House, West Derby Road, L6 1AE.
A trip to Dawsons Music Liverpool usually leaves you feeling like a kid in a candy shop. They have an impressive store floor full of kit, with stacks of shelves of impressive instruments and their accessories. Dawsons Music often have discounts on ex-display stock so are worth a visit on 14-16 Williamson Street, L1 1EB to see what you can get your hands on.
Protone Music specialise in selling pre-owned instruments, as well as offering a repairs and set-up service. For those strapped for cash, shops like these can be a great way of picking up an instrument at lower prices. They are located at 38 Renshaw Street, L1 4EF.
Music Courses in Liverpool:
For students who have a passion for music beyond playing and performing with an instrument, it is worth considering a course in music. Liverpool has a whole host of institutions that offer music courses. Here are a few you might be interested in:
The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts is a university founded by Sir Paul McCartney, and offers a whole host of courses in music particularly in regard to songwriting, performance and production. The courses also look to provide business skills to help graduates navigate the music industry as a professional.
Liverpool Media Academy is a media and performing arts university that offers a course in Music Performance & industry. LMA aims to develop their students in to artists and performers who are fully prepared for work in the music industry.
The City of Liverpool College offers courses in music and music production. Their courses are aimed at singers and instrumentalists from all styles of music and have a balance between both practical and academic subject matters, such as songwriting, rehearsing, performing, recording and creative use of music technology.
I would be delighted to help you to learn to play the bass. Get in touch to find out more about my bass lessons in Liverpool.