“My boys have grown musically and really enjoy playing. Can't recommend them enough.”
- Ellen, Westwood

Bass is definitely one of the most (if not the most) important instrument in the contemporary music world! Though often neglected compared to the guitar and drums in a band, its function as a groove machine and harmonic foundation has made it one of the most unique and important instruments. Unfortunately, it is also one of the harder instruments to learn. Its unique design presents unique challenges and an unexpected longer learning curves for beginners comparing to other instruments. With our incredible depth of experience, we have developed a system that will help students enjoy learning without unnecessary frustration. From pushing a driving rock bass line to laying down a funky groove, our versatile, experienced and knowledgeable team of instructors know how to help the students and parents reach their goals.

Age Prerequisite
Generally bass is for students 9 and up. Adequate finger strength and arm span are required to start playing the bass. Starting lessons before they are physically ready will be frustrating for students. Please contact us to schedule a free trial lesson today and our experienced staff will be able to tell students if they are ready to start their lessons.

Enrollment & Registration
Enrollment is ongoing throughout the year. Students will be scheduled a free trial lesson initially for assessment purposes and they can register to sign up afterwards. Please contact us to set up your free trial lesson today!

Lessons & Instructors
Students will be scheduled for weekly lessons with an instructor who will work with them through the school year after the free trial lesson. Beginner students generally start with 30-minute lessons. 45-minute and 60-minute lessons are recommended for Intermediate and advanced students.

Lesson Plan
Merry Melody Music Academy has uniquely designed a well-rounded lesson plan and material that will ensure that students, regardless of their age and experience, have an enjoyable, encouraging and educational experience! Balancing students' interests and fundamentals, weekly lessons will contain the following components.

  • Technique
  • Note Reading
  • Songs of Student's Choice

Performance Opportunities
Students are encouraged and given a multitude of performance opportunities. Public performance helps to boost confidence, gives students goals to work toward, and is a fun way for students to receive affirmation of their progress. To accommodate their individual needs, there are various recitals with different sizes of audiences throughout the year.

  • End of the Year Recital
  • Winter Mall Concert
  • Charity Concert
  • Retirement Home Recitals

Home Visit
Regular home visits will be offered to students and parents through the year to meet with the program director at the students' homes to ensure students are enjoying and making progress with their lessons.

Join A Band
Merry Melody Music Academy also offers an exciting Rock Band Class program where students that are similar in age, interest and level would be grouped into bands that rehearse and perform regularly. This is a fun opportunity for students to learn how to play with others and to enjoy playing music at a whole different level. Bass students typically with 2 years of playing experience would be ready to join a band and enjoy themselves.

Students will need an electric bass and other supplementary equipment for their lessons. The list is as follows. We will provide complimentary assistance in helping you with the purchasing process. Please contact us before making your purchase to avoid costly mistakes!

  • Electric Bass
  • Bass Amplifier
  • Instrument Cable
  • Digital Tuner
  • Music Stand
  • Books