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Bass Lessons Bristol

Hi, I'm Ross, a professional bass teacher located in Bristol. I offer high-quality bass lessons to students of all ages and abilities, welcoming complete beginners up to advanced bassists to attend individually tailored lessons.

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Ross Millar - Professional Bass Teacher

Bass Lessons Bristol Teacher - Ross Millar
My Mission

Tailored Bass Lessons

I focus my lessons on helping my students learn by playing the music that inspired them to pick up the bass in the first place. By carefully building a course of lessons that draw upon the songs, bands and genres a student is inspired by my students rapidly improve on the bass.

I blend this student lead approach, with technical exercises aimed to improve core bass playing skills. As a teacher, I believe that the only thing more important than having good, foundational instrumental technique is that you use that technique to explore and enjoy your instrument!


Hartcliffe Road, Bristol, BS4 1EZ

Bass Teacher

Ross Millar
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My Lessons

All Styles Taught

I cover a wide array of different musical genres and styles, including pop, rock, jazz, funk, blues and more. I play both the bass and upright bass, enabling us to explore both instruments should you be interested.

I am keen to help my students learn a group of core techniques that will help them to master the bass, from explore rhythmic playing and chord progressions to developing solos and improvisation. I welcome bass players of all levels, including those new to playing the bass.


£12.50 per 1/2 hour
£25 per hour

Lessons are pay-as-you-go, weekly, fortnightly or as suits you.

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

I welcome both beginners and advanced students in a wide range of genres and styles. I will make a lesson plan that suits you.

Lesson Focus

Beginners Welcome

Learn the fundamentals of how to play the bass

My Experience as a Teacher

After completing my Grade 8 Classical Guitar and starting to play my first paid bass guitar and upright bass gigs in Cornwall, I moved up to Southampton to study BA Music and Philosophy. During this degree I specialised in Spanish Guitar and bass guitar performance, learning an array of skills and techniques that I am proud to be able to pass onto my students.

Alongside my academic studying, I spent a year studying Music Education at the Charles University of Prague. This and enjoying teaching bass, classical guitar and ukulele led me to Bristol, where I am currently studying towards Qualified Teacher Status as a music teacher.

I bring all of these experiences to my lessons, drawing on my academic studies of music, along with hundreds of performance and recording hours, to help bass students of all levels to progress their playing ability.

Lessons Focus

Intermediate & Advanced

Progress your bass playing, learn to improvise and solo.

More About My Lessons

I welcome students from the ages of 6 years old any upwards, including many adult learners. I help students who are complete beginners on the bass to rapidly develop their skills to enable them to play music that inspired them to pick up the bass in the first place.

I have developed a course of lessons ideally suited for younger learners, helping them to build the finger strength and co-oridination required to play their chosen bass riffs.

I am also keen to help more advanced players to perform onstage, giving them the stagecraft tools required to hold down bass riffs in a live environment. No matter what your current level is on bass I know that my lessons will help you to push forward, honing your current skills and developing new ones.

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Bass Lessons Bristol Teacher - Ross Millar
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I'm a professional bassist and teacher who can help you supercharge your playing through individually tailored bass lessons in Bristol. I carefully plan a course of bass lessons that helps you build on your strengths, explore weaknesses and learn new skills.

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Frequently Asked Questions

My lessons are charged at £12.50 per half hour and £25 per hour for all students.

I take the most of my lessons at my home teaching space on Hartcliffe Road in Bristol, BS4 1EZ

I teach students of all ages in a wide range of genres. I would recommend starting no younger than age 6.

The frequency of lessons is entirely up to you as the student. I would recommend weekly or fortnightly lessons, combined with plenty of practice to enable you to develop your skills over time.

Bass Lessons Bristol operates 48-hour cancellation policy. Lessons cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will still be charged full price.

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Bass Lessons Bristol Music Studio Address


Hartcliffe Road, Bristol, BS4 1EZ
Teaching Space
I currently teach in a home teaching space on Hartcliffe Road, Bristol, BS4 1EZ. This room has been designed to be a relaxing and comfortable environment perfect for learning. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking.
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Bass Teacher

Ross Millar
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