LMS Diploma Course

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Intense 2 Days A Week Course

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Part Time Evening Course

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Bass Summer Course

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Bass Guitar Courses at the London Music School

At the London Music School we run a variety of unique and challenging bass guitar courses, from our one year BTEC National Award in Music Performance, to our own LMS Performance and Production Courses. We also offer a variety of part-time courses, and an intensive two-week Summer Course.

Our full time courses begin every year in April and October, with new part time courses starting each January, April, July and October. Enrolment is now open for our full time Diploma Courses commencing in April and October 2021. All of our courses are unique and flexible, placing emphasis on what each individual student needs in order to develop their technical ability and practical experience as a musician. We always place emphasis on the need to perform and our students gain varied experience in solo performance, session playing, accompaniment skills and playing in a band.

Course Subjects

All of our full time bass guitar courses cover the key areas of technical skill associated with playing the bass, such as use of the fingerboard, applied fingerboard harmony, time and groove, slap and dead note finger funk, walking bass, soloing, harmonics etc. The London Music School offers unrivalled one-to-one tuition, harmony and theory classes, and song-writing and sight-reading lessons.

Full time courses include frequent participation in group workshops, rhythm workshops and recording sessions, giving students the opportunity to widen their experience in live performance and recording settings, working with other musicians and accompanying vocalists.

Directed by experienced bass player and educator Derek Baxter, our courses aim to take students on a rewarding journey through contemporary music education as they develop their skill and confidence with their instrument. Derek’s years of experience as both a teacher and professional musician have given him skilful knowledge of diverse styles of playing – from rock through to Latin and blues. Our courses place emphasis on the need to perform and students will gain experience in live performance, session playing and playing as part of a band.