• 0422 835 857
  • Bentleigh East

    627 Centre Rd, VIC 3165

Bass Guitar Lessons For Children & Adults That Inspire Bentleigh East, Melbourne

Looking to learn bass guitar in Melbourne to play professionally or just for fun? Alla's Music Studio can set you on a path of musical mastery. Our teachers can take you from beginner to your preferred ability level or beyond, providing you with a solid foundation for ongoing musical development.

Learn rhythm, groove, bass playing technique, and more with a trial lesson from Alla's Music Studio!

  • Bass Guitar Lessons & Tutoring

  • Learn how to play the bass guitar

  • Beginners to advanced bass guitar tutoring

  • Children & Adults bass guitar lessons

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Personalised Lesson Plans

While all our lessons follow a standard curriculum overall, we tailor your lessons to ensure you can learn in a way that works for you and helps you reach your goals. When you start with us, your teacher will sit down with you to work out what your goals are and how to best reach them. We also offer flexible lesson options, with in-person and lessons online lessons available in both private and group formats.

Our Bass Guitar Teachers

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Stewart Thompson
Stewart started as a guitarist but shifted to drums due to his passion for rhythm. He's pursuing a Bachelor's in music performance on the drums at Boxhill Tafe while gigging locally with the Jade Temper band.

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Stewart has been playing the guitar for 15 years and has a range of experience playing different styles in different bands. He is currently studying for a Bachelor’s degree in music performance at Boxhill Tafe. Stewart’s primary goal as a teacher is to motivate his students to play, and he encourages them to take an active role in directing their learning. He likes to get new students to play some simple songs before diving into the more technical aspects of the instrument. He enjoys teaching people at any level on their journey with their instruments.


  • Diploma of Music Industry (Specialising in Performance), Boxhill Tafe

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Ned Dempsey
Ned, a young and diverse musician, is studying a Bachelor of Music Performance in Contemporary guitar at The University of Melbourne. With valuable performance and teaching experience, he is eager to share his knowledge with students of all ages. Ned's unique understanding of young learners allows him to guide them through exams and casual musical interests.

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Ned Is currently studying for a Bachelor of Music Performance in Contemporary guitar at The University of Melbourne. Ned is a young and diverse musician with valuable experience in music performance, as well as education, that he is keen to share with students of all ages.


Falling in love with music when he first picked up the trombone at age 12, Ned has since progressed through multiple instruments, such as guitar, trumpet, ukulele, drums, folk instruments, as well as traversing genres including Jazz, classical, folk, blues, and rock.

Ned successfully combines studying, teaching, and playing in funk and blues bands on the weekends.

Teaching Style

Ned’s approach to teaching focuses on building relationships through communication that allows him to work with his students to tailor lessons to their musical goals and interests, with the balance between technical focus and personal ambition to maximize engagement and improvement.

His experience teaching freelance as well as at primary schools has cultivated and refined such a style.

Ned has a unique and genuine understanding of young students’ situations, and an enhanced capacity to guide students through VCE and AMEB exams, as well as casual musical interests.

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Liam Bradford
Liam Bradford, a friendly and fun guitarist with nearly ten years' experience and a Bachelor of Applied Music (Performance), offers classes covering various genres. He emphasizes both method and theory, ensuring students leave with a good grasp of sheet music. Liam's personalized and rewarding approach aims to instill joy and passion for music in his students.

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Liam Bradford is a fun and friendly guitarist with nearly ten years of experience, and a Bachelor of Applied Music (Performance) through Box Hill Institute. Starting his musical journey at 14, Liam immediately found himself swayed with passion for the instrument, having not put his guitar down since. That passion has led him to develop a taste for a multitude of genres, varying from rock and metal to the blues, jazz and, even pop!


He boasts a wide stretch of musical endeavours. Liam started supporting local bands, before studying at Box Hill Institute, where he was a part of the afrobeat and soul lab ensembles there. Nowadays, Liam works with the Adrenaline Music Group, where he composes entrance music for local professional wrestlers.

Everything he does comes with passion, and he brings that vibrancy with him to his teaching.

Teaching Style

Liam’s classes include teaching both the method and the theory, assuring that his students can leave the class with a good grasp on how to read sheet music too. He’s a very dedicated educator, assuring that each lesson is curated specifically for his students’ needs. As each class is curated around fun, Liam takes a more personal approach, taking onboard their interests to deliver a class that is both a lesson and an experience. He strives to make sure his students leave class feeling rewarded.

To him, music is joy – and he wants to teach that and encourage it in his students.

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Jack McNamara
Bachelor of Applied Music Composition Jack McNamara, a music teacher with a Bachelor's in Music, excels in Trumpet, Piano, Double Bass, and Bass Guitar. His approach is to enrich students' lives through music, aiming to create an inspiring environment. Jack's main goal is to help students become their best selves, teaching for AMEB exams and leisure.

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Jack McNamara is a teacher who has obtained his Bachelor in Music from Box Hill Institute.

Jack have been performing since age 10 on Trumpet, and through the years picked up Piano, Double Bass and Bass Guitar. His main interests are in Jazz, Classical and Electronic music.

Jack’s approach to teaching is entirely focused on helping students turn music into something that enriches their lives. He believes that music can bring such a great sense of fulfilment to a person, it can help you learn more about yourself and can allow you to develop genuine confidence.

Jack aims to create an inspiring, exciting environment in all his lessons.

Jack’s main goal in teaching is to use music as a vehicle to allow students to become the best version of themselves, not just in music but in every aspect of their lives.

Jack teaches for AMEB exams and for leisure according to students’ needs.

Bass Guitar Lesson Curriculum

All our bass guitar lessons follow a general path set out by one of four main streams of musical education, based on the student's needs. These are classical grading, leisure grading, professional preparation, and leisure only.

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Bass Guitar Mastery

Music isn't something you can break down into formulas and absolutes. It's felt intuitively, and mastery only comes through experience and enjoyment. Whatever your goals are, we can set you up with lessons and a curriculum that will help you achieve your goals, whether that's to enjoy playing at home, joining a band, or even playing the bass guitar on the world stage. Read more about lessons and our full curriculum.

Bass Guitar Purchase And Hire

Don't be stressed out if you don't have a bass guitar! Through our music studio, we provide rental and sales options for a variety of instruments at affordable rates. Talk to us today for more information.

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What We Can Do For You And Your Kids

  • We offer face-to-face and online individual and group lessons.

  • We provide preparation for AMEB, ABRSM, VCE and other examinations.

  • We organize student performances several times a year.

  • We can book music lessons for all of your children on the same day and time.

  • We can sell and hire musical instruments and books for you from our studio.

  • Discounts are available for families with multiple children enrolled, as well as for multiple lessons booked in a week.

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Private Music Lessons

We offer individual music lessons of 30, 45 or 60 mins for Piano, Violin, Guitar, Voice and other musical instruments

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Student Concerts

We run student concerts in Melbourne's Kingston Town Hall

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Qualified and Experienced Music Teachers

Alla's Music Studio is filled with friendly and talented teachers who share their love for music with students
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See what our clients saying about our music lessons

12:58 03 Apr 24
have been learning piano with Michael for three years at Alla studio. i have now achieved a grade 6 in my second year which i have never dreamed of as an adult learner.. throughout my three years experience, the teachers are all very qualified and passionate at their jobs. the studio accormodatesto our needs and timetable requirement
John Nikolaou
John Nikolaou
03:30 15 Dec 23
Ned is an amazing guitar teacher to our two boys, who knows how to motivate and challenge his students. He has a lot of experience and knowledge in different genres and techniques. Alla’s Music Studio is a wonderful place to learn music, with a friendly and supportive environment, reasonable prices, and a convenient location. I highly recommend them!
Kanni MS
Kanni MS
02:04 23 Oct 23
Great music school with excellent teachers. My son enjoys his piano lessons here with Samuel, a kind and talented pianist. Thanks Samuel! Alex inspires to be like you!
Karen Utomo
Karen Utomo
07:26 19 Jul 23
The studio is very comfortable for students. And Teachers are very knowledgeable and very considerate in setting achievable goals. We could see progress and development in our son’s piano skills.The teacher we had is Gabe and some subtitute teachers such as Samuel, Alex, Adele.Note to the admin who always give reminders and care for the student’s timetable, and making sure we are happy and taken care of.
Simon Zandberg
Simon Zandberg
00:51 28 Apr 23
Although mostly servicing school-age music students, Alla's Music Studio caters for all ages and is a really well-operated music school.Jack McNamara has been giving me trumpet lessons there since mid December 2022 and I could not expect to have a better teacher.Jack is incredibly passionate not just about playing trumpet, but in imparting his knowledge and experience to others.Jack is beyond his years in maturity and ability to connect with his students.For over four months so far, he has kept me engaged and excited in learning this most difficult of instruments.The more I improve, the more he feeds my hunger for greater challenges with clever tips, tricks and things to practice between lessons.
Ping Yang
Ping Yang
04:42 22 Feb 23
Alla and her team are amazing. My little one and myself have both enjoyed the piano lessons with the teacher, Agnes, not only because she focuses on the accuracy of the notes, but the theories by showing and asking my little one to write the notes. This is something, I know, my little girl will benefit forever. Agnes is a super star, with clear instructions and encouraging tones. Thank you. Also thank you to Rita - the best assistant you can ever find in Australia!
sushma tata
sushma tata
00:15 17 Feb 23
Alla’s music team is very welcoming & professional. This music studio has a very friendly atmosphere & Liam is very patient with my son. He is very skilled and focused on my son’s learning. I see my son growing in confidence in his guitar skills. Liam understands my child’s interests & not only teaches him how to play guitar with good technique, but he also encourages my child to enjoy it! Liam also emails recordings for practice. Highly recommend Liam for guitar learning.
03:55 24 Dec 22
Alla and her team have always been great at running the studio and music lessons!The teachers are top-notch and the atmosphere and presentation in the studio is always relaxed and welcoming.Margarita the receptionist is always on-point and keeps on top of things whilst Alex the IT assistant keeps tabs on the website side of things, ensuring things operate smoothly behind the scenes.Would recommend everyone in the area who has kids interested in learning to play instruments to contact this school as they're the best around!
Liyan Du
Liyan Du
11:44 17 Dec 22
Highly recommend Alla’s music studio! Alla and Rita and amazing, very professional and super friendly. Piano teacher Samuel is an awesome teacher, he is extremely good with teaching young children with his kindness, patience and great sense of humor. My 5-year-old loves coming every week.
Michael Weisman
Michael Weisman
08:51 14 Dec 22
Alla and staff are incredibly nice to deal with and very prompt when I have to reschedule or cancel my daughter’s piano lesson, which has happened a few times during 2022. Another good thing about the studio is that lessons continue throughout the school term breaks, unlike most other extracurricular activities. My daughter has progressed so much in the short time she’s been learning piano at the studio. It’s a testament to the expertise and professionalism of Alla and staff members. Highly recommend sending your kids to this studio!
Shai Lavi
Shai Lavi
05:17 09 Dec 22
The teachers here are incredibly patient. My 7 year old loves coming every week!
Dr Anushi rajapaksa
Dr Anushi rajapaksa
23:48 08 Dec 22
Highly recommend Alla's studio for music lessons for kids! We have been attending for a year and are so impressed with the student's achievements and teachers' dedication. Their bi-yearly concert is a culmination of this and tastement to their outstanding performance!
Odille Barry
Odille Barry
05:54 08 Dec 22
Samuel is very a talented artist and knows how to convey his passion to his students. My daughter progressed a lot and loves to play and put up her own show. Alla and Rita are very welcoming as well. Thank you for the beautiful concert and all the students played amazingly.
Amanda Peterson
Amanda Peterson
06:19 06 Dec 22
Wonderful music school. My daughter enjoys attending her lessons and has progressed so much since we started. Alla is great with her and so patient. Will definitely be continuing in 2023!
11:27 11 Oct 22
Love this school. Great teachers, and the owners are amazing. Thank you for the chats before my lesson Rita… Harry is an incredible violinist, and an awesome teacher. Alla, keep doing what you’re doing I wish you all the success!
Alex V
Alex V
04:10 14 Sep 22
My children started music lessons with Alla’s Music Studio at the beginning of 2022. All my children enjoy their music lessons and love their teachers. The teachers are very professional and friendly. The admin team is always helpful with rescheduling or arranging all make up lessons if my children are sick. The director Alla is very friendly and constantly updates me on my children's progress and is always there to help if there are any issuesOverall - great service and awesome team!!!
My son has been attending guitar lessons at Alla's for over an year by now. Great teachers and wonderful staff.Thank you Zach and Andy for guiding my son through the beginner and intermediate levels.
Joanne Chuang
Joanne Chuang
23:57 05 Sep 21
My kids are learning the flute and cello at Alla. Lovely teachers. Alla and the receptionist are absolutely wonderful. Excellent follow up and class reminders and ever so prompt to answer my questions. Thank you!!
08:15 15 May 21
Alla and her team are amazing. The service and communication are always efficient, considerate, and more importantly, super friendly and warm. Highly recommend Alla Studio to all!!
09:45 29 Apr 21
Highly recommend Alla’s music studio for kids learning instrument, always feel welcome and professional to deal with. The violin teacher Alexandra is fantastic, patient and very talented. My kid is very excited to come every week to learn the violin.
Anshul Bhargava
Anshul Bhargava
08:13 25 Apr 21
Alla is very talented and experienced teacher. We saw our son’s inclination towards music and were able to expose him to music at Alla’s.She guided us on how to setup a routine for him and get the best out of him.
03:12 13 Apr 19
Very professional. Great communication between Alla, teachers and parents. Very happy we have found a music school where you know your children will learn from the best.
Tim Deller
Tim Deller
05:51 30 Oct 18
Wonderful teachers and welcoming school for all age groups and skill levels.
Warren Everitt
Warren Everitt
07:23 25 Oct 18
Have been taking my son to Alla's for piano lessons over the last 2 years. He has really progressed. Our teacher is extremely experienced and super friendly. Boris who manages everything out front is really helpful and extremely nice on all occasions. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for lessons for their kids.
Andrew Dobrowolski
Andrew Dobrowolski
07:23 27 Sep 18
Fantastic music school, the kids love having a concert at the end of each year to look forward to!
Denis Frolow
Denis Frolow
10:36 10 Jan 18
Very good music studio for kids and adults. Works 6 days a week. Experienced teachers and kind and friendly staff.
Oliver Menhennitt
Oliver Menhennitt
02:04 30 Nov 16
Amazing! The staff were fantastic, they held an amazing concert at the end of the year. Definitely recommend.
Rawin Takshak
Rawin Takshak
04:21 10 Apr 16
Plenty of options, highly experienced staff, conveniently located and run by someone who live and breathe music.
Sally Smith
Sally Smith
02:50 08 Jun 12
One of the parents asked me to wright a review about Alla’s Music Sudio, so here it is. I have 3 kids who are all into music. My daughter, the oldest, plays violin both the traditional and Suzuki method. My oldest son plays acoustic piano, keyboard and every other musical instrument which has keys on it, and my little son plays drums. Many years ago when my kids were just starting to take music lessons, finding a good music teacher for each instrument was not easy, and then driving the kids to different places for their music lessons was like having a full-time job. Fortunately, this has changed after we found Alla’s Music Studio. The studio provides musical education for all ages, all instruments and all methods. The teachers are all experienced musicians. I was able to book music lessons for my kids so that they all have it on the same day at the similar time. I leave my kids at the music school and then pick them up after the lesson; I have more free time now to do whatever I need. The school is in the short driving distance from Ormond, where we currently live. I’ve met some parents who are based in Balaclava, Malvern and Caulfield, and a happy to drive the kids which is still only 15 mins drive from where they are. If you are living in one of the below suburbs and looking for a music teacher for private or group lessons, I think that Alla’s music school would be one stop for all your child’s music education. Brighton, Highett, Murrumbeena, Clayton, Cheltenham, Hughesdale and Oakleigh. They also have a website with the pricing info, holiday program, etc..
Tanya Fel
Tanya Fel
04:48 10 Apr 12
Alla’s Music Studio was recommended to me by a friend. I was looking for a good and affordable piano teacher in Bentleigh, and when I met Alla I felt confident that my son will receive the music education on the professional level. We have been attending Alla’s Music Studio for about 4 months now and my son’s piano skills have certainly improved. I would recommend this service to any parent who is currently looking for a professional music school around Bentleigh area in Melbourne
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Bass Guitar Lessons FAQ

Is the bass guitar the easiest instrument to learn?

The bass instrument calls for a unique set of skills and expertise. In this sense, the bass is not always simpler to learn than the electric guitar. Just stick to bass if you're not guitar-talented. There is some overlap between this and the previous urban legend.

Is bass guitar easier than piano?

Unlike the piano, guitar, or drums, learning an instrument and being proficient at playing it takes a lot less time. This is because, while pianists and guitarists typically play three-note chords simultaneously, bassists typically only play the root notes individually.

Can a guitarist play bass easily?

Is it difficult to switch from guitar to bass? Switching from guitar to bass isn't difficult because many of the same techniques and skills are used. Most guitarists don't have much trouble switching to bass once they've mastered the guitar.

What makes a good bassist?

A good bass player usually acts as a link between the drummer and the rest of the band to achieve this goal. Time, tone, and emotion are more important than anything else. They produce an appropriate tone, and their volume either matches or complements that of the drummer and kick drum.

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