Now you can choose Google Meet or in-person lessons.

Click to learn more

How we safeguard our students.

Click to learn more
ages five and up


Our bass instructors teach rock, blues, metal, country and classical styles on both electric and acoustic basses. Beginners work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory. Each lesson will challenge you with a new technique or music theory, and ends with something fun – such as your favorite riff or song. We employ a variety of bass method books based on student needs and preferences, and encourage students to bring smartphones or CDs to their lessons to learn their favorite tunes.

What’s the #1 reason to study bass at Providence School of Music?

Our bass instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with you to craft a lesson plan that fits your individual needs and the student's favorite type of music. Whether you're playing in local bands, a seven year old taking their first lesson, or a fifty year old returning to the bass after many years, we’ll set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.

What styles of bass do you teach?

We teach all styles, from rock, pop, jazz, and blues to metal, country and classical bass – on electric and acoustic basses. 

How qualified are your bass instructors?

Our bass instructors have many years of extensive teaching and performance experience, with bachelor and masters degrees in music. In addition to their teaching credentials, our voice teachers have warm and friendly personalities. We are dedicated and passionate about teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your voice lesson.

What will I learn from bass lessons at Providence School of Music?

That question is often asked by prospective students. We make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal musical needs and goals. Beginner bass students can expect to work on bass lines, arpeggios, approach note techniques, bass chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory. Our instructors balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson presents a new technical challenges or theory concept, and ends with something fun, such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of bass method books, and encourage students to bring their smartphone or streaming device to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes. 

Do I need to purchase a bass to learn the instrument?

Providence School of Music provides acoustic and electric basses that students can use at their first lesson. But to practice at home, you will need your own bass. We recommend purchasing your bass from our friends at Empire Guitars in Providence.

Take the next step call 401-563-7030 now to grab a great lesson time as space is limited.

take the first step.

Ready to start? You have nothing to lose.

Sign up is easy and parent-friendly, with helpful staff at the front desk six days a week to serve you. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material or performance fees, and no semester minimums.

Lessons are first come, first serve, so contact us
today to arrange your first lesson!

$37.50 / 30 minutes

Lessons are available six days a week, and scheduled once a week. A one-time registration fee of $25 is due at time of registration.

Request Info

Interested in a different instrument?

We offer a wide variety of instruments to choose from