Learn Bass Guitar in Leeds

Bass guitar lessons to motivate your child to practice and improve

Learning Quickly

School of Rock & Pop works because music makes more sense when you’re playing with other people, even more so when you’re young and or just starting out.

Student’s learning bass guitar in Leeds range from ages 10 to 16 yrs and everything they learn fits together with the rest of the band to sound great and motivate them to practice.

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Trying us out is risk free

The only real way to find out more about how to learn bass guitar in Leeds is to book your child a free taster session and we’ll invite you to have a nosy around, meet other students and parents and watch your child perform what they’ve learned that evening.

All we ask is that you are serious about your interest.

And if you like it…

Our classes last for two and a half hours and cost £22.50, a little less than the average one hour private lesson.

If you’re considering investing in one to one lessons this might save you a little money and have a more lasting effect.



Punk band

“I’m thoroughly enjoying my time at the School of Rock & Pop. I’ve met some amazing people, gained confidence and musical knowledge and also learned the guitar. Thank you.”

Jade T – Student

Learn Great Bass Guitar Techniques in Leeds

Play different styles: Rock, Blues, Pop & Punk.

Perform at The Cockpit, Leeds.

Play the music you really love.

Centre Details

Leeds Centre

West Park Centre,
Spen Lane,
LS16 5BE

Monday 6:00pm to 8:30pm


Jo Montague

BMus (Hons) Popular Music.

Andy Gallagher

BMus (Hons) Popular Music.

Eirik Svelar

BMus (Hons) Music.


In every session your child learns the bass guitar in Leeds, we will work towards the following targets, in instrumental technique and general musicianship. We encourage parents to discuss the targets with tutors before, or after sessions.

The criteria are designed to add structure to and support our student’s musical development. They can help identify general areas for improvement in instrumental skill and highlight specific issues raised by the demands of a particular song.

Where a very specific technique is not contained, but with which a student would like to receive support, we encourage discussion with a student’s band tutor.


  1. Following basic position numbers.
    Carrying out basic amplifier set up.
    Playing with one finger or pick.
    Generally being able to play in time within a bar.
  2. Playing with two or more fingers.
    Keeping time within a section.
    Naming notes and not just positions.
    Playing simple riffs without fret buzz.
    Tuning bass with a tuner.
    Setting up desired sound with level and eq.
  3. Tuning the bass by ear.
    Playing major, minor and blues scales.
    Having a good understanding of fingering and voicing.
  4. Demonstrating a sophisticated understanding of fingering and voicing.
    Performing fluently with agility and flexibility.
    Having a wide vocabulary of patterns, positions & scales.


When learning to play the bass guitar in Leeds the School Of Rock And Pop uniquely offers the opportunity to develop the discipline of working with other musicians.

Once learned, the skills of being able to make music with others can last a lifetime.

These skills fit broadly into the following categories:

  • Be ready to work quickly.
  • Retain song information such as structure and arrangement.
  • Move between sections accurately.
  • Refocus & re-enter after an error.
  • Move between sections smoothly.
  • Be able to give and recieve constructive criticism.
  • Understand & demonstrate degrees of leadership.
  • Play with a variety of appropriate dynamics and texture.
  • Recognise & perform frequently used musical patterns.

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