Bass Guitar Lessons

Midcoast School Of Music offers personalized bass guitar lesson plans and one-on-one instruction at our campuses in Portland and Bath, Maine. Our instructors are some of the finest musicians in New England, focusing on mechanics, theory, and performance. Below, you’ll see who is available for bass guitar lessons and have a chance to learn more about them. For more information regarding available lesson times at either of our campuses, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Duane Edwards

Duane Edwards - bass guitar lessons in Portland, Maine at Midcoast School Of MusicBassist Duane Edwards is an accomplished musician from Rockland, Maine. He studied at the University of Maine at Augusta with Boston bassist Greg Loughman, Thelonious Monk Institute Award recipient Steve Grover, and composer Richard Nelson.  He graduated from UMA in 2007 with a Bachelor’s of Music in Jazz and Contemporary Music. Duane has also studied with jazz heavyweight Ben Allison. His music has been featured on All About Jazz Radio and across the United States.  Duane actively performs in many popular groups, freelancing across New England and Canada. He is proficient in multiple styles including jazz, rock, folk, R+B, and Cuban. The high demand for his playing confirms his experience, ability, and continual growth as a musician.

Duane is equally active in teaching private bass guitar lessons, as well as teaching in public schools and music conservatories. He focuses  lesson time on performance, using standards of bass playing throughout the popular era, and the student’s own musical interests. He builds his curriculum with the goal of making music and creating a great sound. Elements of the working musician are pillars to these lessons:  technique, improvisation, composition, and solid performance. He is enthusiastic in assisting his students in reaching their goals, while building a solid musical foundation.

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Contact Us For Bass Guitar Lessons

Interested in bass guitar lessons at our Portland or Bath campus? Please fill out the form so we can learn a bit more about you and then match you up with the best possible lesson plan. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

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