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Gain bass skills at Point Blank

Bass Skills - Level 1

Master essential bass guitar techniques

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Point Blank's unique Bass Skills - Level 1 course is for those looking to learn the fundamentals of what it takes to play the bass guitar. Teach your fingers to play basslines, scales, grooves, and even chords before learning popular songs and writing your own walking basslines. This 3 month course is taught by professional bass instructors in small class sizes of 12 students or less. Unlock the bass techniques used by professional bassists and producers to help you take your music to the next level. No previous experience required. 

Join a global alumni community with the likes of PB London graduate Leona Lewis. Get exclusive masterclasses from the likes of Annie Mac, Nile Rodgers, Trevor Horn, DJ Spoony, Basement Jaxx and more. Our Course Advisors will support you through the enrolment process, so please contact us with any questions.


Key Info

Duration 3 Months
Available start dates 2024 2025
  • 30 September
  • 13 January
  • 14 April
  • 14 July
  • 29 September
Weekly timetable One 2-hour class each week for 10 weeks. Daytime, evening & weekend slots available. Contact us for details.
Have questions? Check the FAQ's for quick answers.

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Expert Lecturers

John Davies Bass

John has worked as a producer, musical director and bassist for numerous artists, including Freddie Dickson and Riot Jazz, as well as working for brands such as Sony, Warner, Universal and VEVO.

Ollie Hopkins Bass

Ollie has played bass with a number of bands, recorded on music featured in adverts such as Curzon and Uber, soundtracks such as the 2021 movie ‘Pieces of a woman’ and has been played on a number of national radio stations such as Radio 1, BBC6 Music and Radio X.

Career Opportunities

  • Session Bass Guitarist/Backing Bass Guitarist
  • Library/Sync Music Creator
  • Live artist
  • Recording artist
  • Bass Guitar teacher
  • Function/Tribute Band Member

I loved my first two classes at Point Blank. The teachers are amazing and it's so great to connect with other students.  - Mario, PBLA student

Global Alumni

Watch a showcase of some of our global alumni featuring Felix Jaehn, multi-platinum selling Aluna Francis, Paul Schulze, Patrick Topping (voted DJ Mag's 'Best of British'), Paula Fairfield who won an Emmy for 'Outstanding Sound  Editing' on Game of Thrones, Klingande, and BBC and Heart Radio presenters Dev and Gemma Cairney.

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Fees (UK) Saving over monthly instalments
£695 payment in full £45
£50 reg fee + balance of £645 £45
£50 reg fee + £230 per month
See details during the enrolment process for more information on fees and international student pricing.


Point Blank students enjoy a range of exclusive discounts including but not limited to:

  • 50% off NI Komplete, Ableton Live Suite & Roland Cloud
  • 30% off NI Kontrol & Maschine
  • 25% off Adam Audio & Focusrite


What equipment do I need to buy?

None at all! Although students are encouraged to bring their own guitars, we can supply one for your in-class lessons. If you're considering buying any equipment for your own home studio, don't forget to check out our student discounts.

When are the classes scheduled?

Classes will occur for 2 hours, once per week. Daytime, evening & weekend slots will be available.

Class schedules are confirmed and released one week before the start of each term. Please call 020 7729 4884 for the most up-to-date information on scheduling and class availability. Our facilities are also open for students to use seven days a week, giving you valuable time in the studio to practise your instrument and reinforce your new skills outside of class sessions.

I work full time. Can I enrol?

Yes. Classes are usually available in the evening and on weekends, and we will be happy to arrange a class schedule that works around your other professional commitments. Please check with an admissions advisor to see what scheduling options are available.


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