BASS GUITAR COLLEGE AND SCHOOL COURSES

The MI Bass Program, led by a world-class staff of professional bassists, combines intensive technical training with applied performances. Our bass guitar college will equip you to handle any style from funk to rock, jazz, R&B, and more.

BASS GUITAR COLLEGE AND SCHOOL COURSES

The MI Bass Program, led by a world-class staff of professional bassists, combines intensive technical training with applied performances. Our bass guitar college will equip you to handle any style from funk to rock, jazz, R&B, and more.

READY TO ROCK?

The first step in applying to any MI program is to complete an Application for Admission. Apply to our bass guitar school today.

QUESTIONS?

Have questions about our bass guitar degree program or bass guitar courses? Our admissions department is available to answer your questions, give us a call!

COURSE CATALOG

Program requirements to top bass guitar courses, as well as tuition for individual programs, and course information.

SSETTING THE STANDARD FOR TOP BASS GUITAR PROGRAMS

Enroll in the best bass guitar classes in the country! MI’s Bass programs have been setting the standard for contemporary bass education in bass guitar colleges for over three decades. Under the direction of a world-class teaching staff of professional bassists, you’ll develop the techniques, musicianship and technological expertise in our bass guitar college program. At our bass guitar college, you’ll get playing experience to handle any style from funk to rock, jazz, Latin, R&B and more, while you also unlock your unique playing style.

Aside from the best bass guitar classes, MI’s performing opportunities are unmatched by any bass school in the world, and graduates are performing, recording, producing, composing and anchoring rhythm sections around the world.

 

DEGREE OPTIONS

Bachelor of Music

Associate of Arts

Certificate in Music Performance

Non-Certificate

CAREER OPTIONS

In addition to the many general music-related classes and electives offered at our bass guitar college, our bass guitar college program provides grads with the essential knowledge and skills that lead to such career options as:

PERFORMER
ACCOMPANIST (STUDIO OR LIVE)
ARRANGER
BAND MEMBER
PRODUCT REP

SONGWRITER
MUSIC DIRECTOR
TRANSCRIBER
COPYIST
MUSIC SUPERVISOR
BASS TEACHER

CURRICULUM

  • All aspects of theory and musicianship for the electric and upright bass
  • Playing techniques for finger and slap styles
  • Exposure to various grooves like rock, funk, shuffles, swing, odd- meter, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, country, and jam-band
  • Performance classes to fine-tune listening skills and stage presence
  • Experience with chart reading and band interaction
  • Fretboard basics covering triads, chords, scales, harmonies and arpeggios
  • Includes music theory, ear training, music history, and understanding of different styles
  • Reading fundamentals for the bass clef, with rhythmic subdivisions, pitch identification, and string positions
  • A choice of elective classes for topics like upright acoustic bass as well as genres like metal, R&B and jazz

FEATURED FACULTY

Our faculty pool is comprised of dedicated, working processionals in the competitive Los Angeles music scene. These passionate masters offer clear guidance and nurturing designed to make the students get the most out of their time at MI.

ALEXIS SKLAREVSKI
CREDITS: CROSBY, STILLS & NASH, MANHATTAN TRANSFER, JACKSON BROWNE, DWEEZIL & AHMET ZAPPA, ALBERT LEE, CAROLE KING

MICHAEL MENNELL
CREDITS: JIMMY BUFFETT, MICK TAYLOR, TOM JONES

DAVE KEIF
CREDITS: MARK LINDSAY, RITA COOLIDGE, ETTA JAMES; AND TV SHOWS AND MOVIES INCLUDING “SMALLVILLE” AND “THE HORSE WHISPERER”

FACILITIES

  • Full production sound stages and recording studios
  • Fully equipped 24/7 practice facilities and computer labs with the latest industry standard equipment
  • Concert Hall access, with full audio/video recording capabilities
  • Multiple performance and recording studios available for student practice
  • Security on campus 24/7

SUCCESS STORIES

MATT MCJUNKINS
30 SECONDS TO MARS, ASHES DIVIDE ON ISLAND/DEFJAM

JK KLEUTGENS
MUSIC DIRECTOR FOR CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

FRANCIS DICOSMO
EVANESCENCE, JASON BONHAM BAND

BRYCE SODERBERG
LIFEHOUSE

BRIAN ALLEN
RICH RICHARDSON, ROBBEN FORD BAND

JACK GIBSON
EXODUS

TRAVIS CARLTON
SARA BAREILLIES, ROBBEN FORD BAND

WHY MI?

New Technology

MI offers a digital-based BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) curriculum, providing a comprehensive music education with exclusive downloadable eBooks available on any mobile platform.

Professional

Instructors are working professionals, touring and recording with top artists, who bring their experiences back to the classroom.

24-7 Access

Over 75 Private practice labs, 12 performance rehearsal rooms and 30 project recording studios are available for all your needs.

Hollywood Campus

MI’s state-of-the-art campus in the heart of the entertainment industry has a Concert Hall, computer labs, classrooms with full backline and a fully-equipped Music Library.

Personalized

Small class sizes, private lessons and Open Counseling sessions mean you get personalized attention and guidance from a variety of instructors.

All Music

500+ courses are offered every academic Quarter, covering a wide variety of core & elective subjects in music and the entertainment industry.