Bass Guitar Lessons in Denver, CO

My son Brayden has been taking bass with Nick for 3 years now, and he is not only participating in lessons and jams, but he also joined an MLD band and is approaching his second concert! I feel like he has really come into his own in the past year, and a lot of that has to do with the confidence he has found as a bass player. Kudos to MLD for helping him find his groove :) - Carly Parnell

In-person or online, whether you want to be like Paul McCartney or Flea,  Musical Life Denver offers both electric and acoustic bass lessons in Denver to everyone. Maybe you want to start a band, maybe you just want a fun hobby, either way, Musical Life Denver will help you with “slappin’ da bass”


Our custom, in-house teaching method involves a strong foundation in the fundamentals of the instrument, taught through music we all love. Variety is the spice of life, at Musical Life Denver, you or your child will be exposed to a wide range of music that will be sure to inspire growth and FUN.


Musical Life Denver bass students range from kids to adults, and beginner all the way through advanced. They all have one thing in common, they LOVE to practice and show up to their lessons with a smile on their face, ready to enjoy playing music!

How we are different from other bass lessons in Denver?

Most bass teachers and programs have been unchanged since the 1960s, literally. They follow a standard “method” book and lack vitality and relevance to what really moves and motivates students. At Musical Life, our curriculum combines the technical and foundational elements of method learning with MUSIC that students actually love and listen to. We believe variety is the spice of life, and at MLD, we use a well-rounded curriculum that touches on every style, genre, and era to make sure students can play and appreciate a wider scope of musical expression. However, that’s not all. We also have a HUGE focus on applied learning, aka, playing music with others. Whether it is the weekly jam sessions (included in all private lesson packages), our epic concert events, or one of our live bands, playing and sharing music-making with others is the KEY to longer-term enjoyment and fulfillment as a musician. This takes what happens in the lessons into the real world, and guides students into a life filled with musical activity and connection - isn’t that the whole point after all?

Musical Life Denver's Philosophy

We know through extensive experience that playing music with other people –either in our jam sessions (included with our private lesson packages) or in one of our live concerts– gives students the highest levels of improvement, enjoyment and a sense of accomplishment. This is so important for self-motivation when learning how to play. In addition to focusing on the individual instrument of your choice, we also focus on giving our students opportunities to play music with others, and ultimately express themselves on stage in one of our many performances. Our concerts are fun, rowdy, and real...none of this stodgy recital stuff from the past!

What you will learn in Bass Lessons?

Musical Life Denver bass students learn not only how to play the bass, but how to ENJOY playing music in their daily lives. Students will be guided through a structured foundation of bass, but more importantly, they will be shown how, what, and when to practice, and what being a fun-loving music maker looks like. Yes - they will learn technique and theory, but also, they will learn to play the songs and music they love; music that has become the soundtrack of all of our lives. Most importantly, however, they will gain a lifelong confidence that will permeate everything they do, and a sense of self-assuredness that they can learn and achieve whatever they set their minds to.

Who are the Bass Instructors

The bass teachers at MLD have all been through an extensive certification program and are constantly refining their skills on a weekly basis through ongoing training, teacher to teacher review, and owner to teacher evaluation. Our instructors actually LIVE "the musical life" and are all pursuing their own music, whether solo, in bands, or producing music online. The number one thing that separates our teachers is the commitment to excellence and GROWTH, and never being satisfied until the student is moving forward, with a smile!

Who Is the ideal Student

The MLD staff is great at teaching everyone from complete beginners all the way up to advanced level adults who truly want to pursue music as a career and everything in between. Students as young as 8 years old can start the private bass lessons program. (for students under 8 please check out our KIDZROCK program.)

Our Denver Bass Lesson Programs

At Musical Life Denver, bass learning is broken down into four main pillars that are easy to understand, fun and rewarding. This approach is accessible for students of all ages and ability levels, so there’s no need to worry about not being able to accomplish your goals. Students use a proven curriculum to learn technique and theory; they also use songs that they know and love so that they can actively apply what they have studied.