Riley is a fantastic instructor. If you want to learn bass or even refine your skills, I would definitely recommend him. He is very attentive of how well you are learning and will adapt to you to assist your learning experience. He is very personable and expects nothing but great things to come out of his students. His lessons thus far have improved my playing and his positive reinforcements during lesson make learning fun!
I am an amateur bass player having played a ton of gigs with all sorts of bands, from punk rock to jazz. I’ve also had 4 bass teachers in the last 4 years. Riley was the only one who had a method and a plan. He is very persistent and makes sure you have the technique down. He’s been the only teacher so far that has made a big difference in my playing.
I’m amazed at how effective Skype lessons have been. Riley will teach you the building blocks to make it so you’re not just playing music, but feeling music. By the time you’re done learning under Riley, the bass will be an extension of yourself.
Riley Hagan is a terrific instructor. He is extremely knowledgeable and obviously passionate about playing and teaching bass. He makes his students feel at ease, and he has a wonderful way of explaining concepts so that they make sense. He sets clear and reasonable expectations for his students, and sets them up for success.
Riley Hagan is professional, adept and proficient at his craft. It has been a pleasure learning with him.
Riley is a fantastic instructor. He will teach you the right way, by the fundamentals, and if you follow his lessons (and practice) you will learn. I have been taking lessons with Riley for a few years and have been making steady progress, which I fully credit to his talent and teaching style. He is also personable and accommodating to changes in your schedule. The best decision I made in learning to play the bass was signing up for lessons with Riley.
Riley is terrific. A gifted player, he is a knowledgeable, dedicated, and most importantly, encouraging and motivating teacher. Also, his affable and easy-going manner makes learning a pleasure. Through his expert guidance I have come a long way in a year after starting out as a complete beginner on the instrument.
Riley is an extremely talented bass player and is able to impart his knowledge to students very effectively. A big plus is he willingness to answer questions outside of class (via email, etc)