Riley Hagan is a bass guitar instructor located in Boston Massachusetts. He is a Berklee College of Music Alumni, and started teaching electric bass at the age of 14. Riley is a featured artist at the Berklee College Of Music Five-Week Program. His performances include the Berklee Bass Lines Concert and the New Hampshire Bass Fest. 


Riley has performed and studied with world-renowned solo artist Michael Manring (“Bassist of the Year” Bass Player Magazine 1994), Felix Pastorius (YellowJackets, Maclemore), Les Claypool (Primus), Berklee professor Jim Stinnett (Instructor of Mike Gordon from Phish), Steve Bailey (Chair of the Berklee School of Music BassDept., Dizzy Gillespie, Victor Wooten) touring bassist Marshall Wood (Tony Bennett), Joe Hunt (Stan Getz, Bill Evans), Jeff Haas and many others.


Often invited to perform for Berklee classes and events, Riley is an accomplished instructor and performer who offers both bass lessons in Boston and online bass lessons. His goal is to make the learning of music as enjoyable as possible!



located 10 minutes from Central Sq. Station on the Red Line.  



Metered Parking is available on Main St. 

Riley is a great music teacher, and also just a really nice guy. Friendly and easy to get along with, he knows how to instruct and he knows his stuff, both technique and theory. He’s always happy to answer questions, and to work with you and your interests. As a beginning bass player, I’m sure I would not have progressed as quickly as I did without his lessons. Its always up to the individual player to put in the time, but working with Riley will give you the tools, direction, and fundamentals to get you playing bass well.
— Jon R.
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!
— Peter M.