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Online Double Bass Lessons

I’m James Banner, a professional musician and double/electric bass teacher offering in person and online lessons via Skype, Zoom & more.

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James Banner - Professional Double Bass/Electric Bass Teacher

Online Double Bass Lessons Teacher - James Banner
My Mission

Learn To Play In A Comfortable Environment

Learning from home is a convenient and comfortable way to learn an instrument, whether beginner or pro - experience has shown me that students are still able to make a lot of progress even without person to person contact. I have high quality equipment such as a HD camera and studio quality microphone that means there is no detriment to the quality of sound and video.

I design a lesson plan in collaboration with each student and offer free audio/video feedback between lessons (upon request). Instrumental lessons are relaxed and include theory, composition and improvisation from the beginning to help build a well-rounded musician. Improvisation lessons are for all instruments and can be in specific contexts such as jazz, free improvisation, new music interpretation, etc. I also teach composition/music creation professionally at HE level, including sound design, Ableton, making scores and writing for a variety of instruments.


Online via Zoom, Skype & More

Double Bass Teacher

James Banner
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My Lessons

All Styles Taught

I have experience teaching many styles of music - we can also work together on your own original music or learning songs by your favourite artists.

We will explore the technical and theoretical foundations that underpin the music you are interested in learning so that you are able to develop the skills necessary to continue learning and developing outside of the lessons.


£39.00 per 3/4 hour
£51.50 per hour

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

Beginners to Advanced/Pro Students Welcome

Students of all ability levels will receive a personalised plan for the areas they wish to develop.

Lesson Focus
Beginners Welcome

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

About James

James Banner was born in Dudley, England and is now based in Berlin and the UK, working as an improvising musician and composer. He has studied in Birmingham, Paris and Berlin, holds a Masters in music performance/composition and is currently a Senior Lecturer in ensemble performance, improvisation and collaborative composition at Leeds Conservatoire.

He has been performing for over 10 years around Europe as a soloist, sideman and band leader, and is often part of collaborative projects at festivals or music series. His music and performances have been played on BBC Radio, Deutschlandfunk Kultur and BR-Klassik, and he is featured on more than 20 releases.

Lessons Focus
Relaxed Learning Environment

Students can feel relaxed whilst learning to play the double/electric bass.

More About My Lessons

Lessons are tailored to a student’s personal aims and needs and can focus on technique, posture, theory, composition, improvisation, learning pieces and songs and developing original basslines.

I have experience teaching a wide range of ages and abilities, from complete beginners to professionals working in the industry, ages 9-60 and beyond. 10+ years experience teaching allows me to quickly find areas to improve whilst recognising existing skills and building upon them in a positive and empowering way - this could be, for example, preparing for a grade exam, doing an audition for a band or college, wanting to improve scale and theory knowledge or being able to hear and create your own bass parts.

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Learning Online

Learning to play online is becoming increasingly more popular.

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 - this could be a laptop, tablet or a smartphone.

Once you have a device ready to go, there are a variety of services we can use to connect for the lessons. The most common and reliable services tend to be Zoom, Skype or Facetime for Apple users. There are other options too (such as WhatsApp) so there is always a solution to work with your preferred programme or device.

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I can help you to

I'm a professional double/electric bass teacher offering lessons via Skype, Zoom and more. Tuition is offered students of all ages in a wide range of styles and genres. Lessons are focused on the areas you want to develop, which we can explore together. If you have any questions about online double bass lessons, please contact me:

[email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

My lessons are charged at £39.00 per 45 mins and £51.50 per hour for all students.

I teach my lessons online to students based around the world.

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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Online via Zoom, Skype & More
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. 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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