Bass Guitar Lessons in the Southampton, Portsmouth, Winchester & Salisbury areas

I am an experienced teacher of both the electric and double bass.

I teach students of all ages and abilities and in many styles including Rock, Pop, Funk, Metal, Soul, Blues, Jazz, Reggae, Ska and R&B.

Bass Guitar Lessons including how to play your favourite songs, bass techniques and music theory – I tailor each lesson to whatever my students would like to learn.

From absolute beginners that want to learn the basics, all the way to seasoned players who wish to learn new techniques and theory skills, PorterBass have it covered.

Advanced techniques such as slap bass, tapping and 3 finger picking, as well as putting music theory into practise to inspire more creative basslines is all part of the package.

Where is PorterBass based?

I teach in Woodley, Romsey, which has free parking. I am also able to travel to any student in Hampshire and the surrounding areas for a small amount extra. These include Southampton, Portsmouth, Salisbury, Bournemouth, Brighton and Winchester. I can travel further for lessons if requested to Dorset, London, West Sussex, Wiltshire and Surrey and the Isle of Wight.

Bass Guitar Lessons start from:

  • £20 for an hour
  • £12 for half an hour

Degree Qualified

I have a BA (Hons) Degree in Popular Music Performance from Southampton Solent University and have also studied at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London and the Academy of Music and Sound.

Name Dropping!

I have worked with musical names such as Shayne Ward and Mike Stock, recorded in Abbey Road Studios, and worked with many bands on the Hampshire music scene such as The Beautiful Secret, Great Scott, Standard Street, OJ’s Soul Band, The Spitfires, Standard Street, ’til Dusk, The Inklings and GrooveRoom.

Find my details on the contact page if you’re interested or have any questions!

Adam is an awesome bass tutor and honestly one of the only people who I've improved with. I had an assessment recently for university and I wouldn't have gotten through it if it wasn't for his patience and fun way of learning.

Chevelle Frazer-Rose / Bass Guitar Student

Adam is a fun tutor to have, being attentive in the sense that he will make sure everything he teaches you will be understood, and if it isn't he will re-direct his approach to better suit the student . He also keeps a strong structure to the lesson as to make progress as steady as possible, but above all else he is a relaxed and fun musician to learn from.

Kain Foley / Bass Guitar Student

Adam has been my bass teacher for nearly 9 months now and I've constantly been impressed with his tuition. He has made lessons fun and varied by teaching me songs I want to learn, whilst also teaching me the theory behind the songs I'm learning. A great balance of teaching theory and technique. Adam has been very patient with me throughout the time he's been my teacher, and always reassures me that if I'm stuck with anything I can just give him a call or a message. A very supportive, hard working musician who is also very passionate about what he does and has a genuine love for teaching.

Chris Davis / Bass Guitar Student