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Online Double Bass Lessons

Hi everyone, My name is James & I'm a professional musician and double bass teacher offering high quality lessons via the comfort of your own home via Skype, Zoom & many more.

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James Banner - Professional Double Bass Teacher

Online Double Bass Lessons Teacher - James Banner
My Mission

Learn To Play In A Comfortable Environment

I'd like my students to really enjoy their lessons and I really feel that one fo the best ways to do this is by learning to play in a familiar environment. One of the best ways to do this is to learn from home & that is why I'm now offering my lessons via video chat for students of all ages. With the power of todays technology it really has never been easier to learn to play from home.

My lessons are built around both my students ability level and age. I will make a lesson plan that works around your individual needs as a player and learner of double bass. As a teacher, I like to ensure my lessons are always both enjoyable and informative for all, including both theory and song work as part of our learning journey. This not only helps you improve at your own instrument but also as an all round musician too.


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Double Bass Teacher

James Banner
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My Lessons

All Styles Taught

I believe that having a general understanding of all styles is very important when learning to play an instrument. Because of this, I will make sure we learn about different styles and how to play them. We will work through a wide variety of pieces from different artists ensuring your understanding of how to play and write music is very broad. Not only does this allow you to grow as a musician but you will also be getting to play some of your favorite songs by the artists that you love.

During our lessons together, we will also learn music that is familiar to you. I will help you break up songs and learn about specific techniques you will find in those songs and then eventually learn to play the songs you love. If you ever have any difficulties, we will break everything down and gradually build up your playing and ability level together. I like to always take a calm and well thought out approach to learning and this is reflected in my teaching style.


£32 per 3/4 hour
£38.50 per hour

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

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

I welcome students of all ability levels and will always make sure we make a lesson plan where you can really get the most out of your lessons.

Lesson Focus
Beginners Welcome

I have a wide range of experience teaching beginners to play online

My Experience as a Teacher

I was born in the Uk and have dedicated my life to understanding and playing music. I have studied in Birmingham, Paris & Berlin over the years and have gained valuable experience as a performer which I always use to make sure my students really get the most out of their lessons.

I'm really confident in the genres of Jazz, improvised and contemporary music as a soloist, sideman and bandleader and I employ a holistic and collaborative approach to music making. I can also teach other genres & I'm happy to go down a route that you feel comfortable with. I like to take time with every student and make sure they learn in a direction they both enjoy and want to learn in.

During my time as a performer I have had the pleasure of performing at a wide range of events including Proms at Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, London Jazz Festival, Konzerthaus Berlin. I've also featured on various recordings & broadcasts including BBC Radio 3, Kulturradio RBB, BR-Klassik, Deutschlandfunk Kultur – for discography please visit my website.

Lessons Focus
Relaxed Learning Environment

I want my students to feel comfortable whilst learning to play the double bass.

More About My Lessons

I will always tailor my lessons to your needs as a learner and our lessons together can go in various directions depending on what you want. I can teach theory, composition, improv & more. I will always make sure you learn in a direction that you enjoy.

I have been lucky enough to have some great experiences which have helped shape my lessons and my teaching style into what it is today. I'm currently Senior Lecturer at Leeds Conservatoire (double/electric bass, ensemble, improvisation, composition, across all genres). Saturday Music School at LCoM (group double bass lessons and ensemble, ages 9-13). I'm also the Composer in Residence with award-winning creative enterprise Make The Paint Dance Workshop leader for Jazzlines (THSH Birmingham, ages 8-18). 10 years of private tuition in double bass, electric bass and composition.

I believe that my performing experience and my current teaching level can allow me to really help mould and build a student until the musician that they want to be. With great attention to detail and a enjoyable approach to music, I truly believe that we can achieve your goals together, this may be learning a song, studying for and exam or building confidence but regardless of which it is, Ill try my best to put you on the right path.

Teacher Tips
Learning Online

Learning to play online is becoming increasingly more popular now.

How To Take An Online Lesson

Here is some information to help you get prepared to take your online double bass lessons.

Speed Test, is a very useful tool as having a stable internet connection is one of the most important parts to these lessons. Here you will be able to see what your speeds are and we will only need a speed of 3mbps to have a stable enough connection for the lessons.

As well as a stable internet connection you will need to have access to some kind of electronic device that has a camera on it. This could be things like a laptop, tablet or a smartphone. Many things have cameras on them nowadays so once we have access to one of these you are ready to go.

Once you have a device ready to go, there are many services we can use to connect for the actual lessons. The most common and reliable services tend to be Zoom, Skype or Facetime for Apple device users. There are other options too so if these don't work for you for any reason please just let me know and we can go through other possible options together.

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I'm a professional double bass teacher offering lessons via skype and zoom. I offer my tuition to students of all ages in a wide range of styles and genres. I will always make sure we work in a direction that you want to learn in & we will learn the music that you love. If you have any questions about my online double bass lessons, please send me an email.

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Frequently Asked Questions

My lessons are charged at £32 per 45 mins and £38.50 per hour for all students.

I teach my lessons from a teaching space located on Grange Road, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 1SZ, UK.

I'm an experience teacher and performer and currently offer my services to students of all ages.

Weekly lessons are the best way to improve but are not essential, you can take lessons as and when you like if you feel it suits your schedule better.

Lessons cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will still be charged full price for the lesson.

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Teaching Space
As all lessons are provided online, you never need to leave the comfort of your own home. This means no worrying about traffic, parking or having to find the location. I find learning from home is a great way to ensure progress being in a comfortable and relaxed learning environment no matter where you are in the world.
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Get in touch today and start learning to play the double bass online from the comfort of your own home.

Double Bass Teacher

James Banner
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