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Gain bass skills at Point Blank

Bass Skills Summer Course

Master essential bass guitar techniques this summer

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Next Open Day 27th April 2024 - Book Your Place Now!

Meet our expert staff and find out more about our courses, industry connections, and state-of-the-art studios!

Overview

Dive into the groove this summer with our Bass Skills Summer School course and 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 5 day 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.

Course Start Dates

11 - 13 years: Monday 19th August '24

14 - 17 years: Monday 26th August '24

Key Info

Duration 1 Week
Available start dates 2024
Check the overview section above for course start dates, you may then select the appropriate option during the booking process. If you would like any more information or assistance with enrolment, please contact us.
Weekly timetable Monday to Friday. 10am – 4pm.
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

Fees (UK)
£445 payment in full
£100 reg fee + balance of £345
See details during the enrolment process for more information on fees and international student pricing.

Discounts

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

FAQs

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 practice your instrument and reinforce your new skills outside of class sessions.

I work full time. Can I enroll?

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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