Bass Lessons Unlimited is dedicated to providing the best private bass instruction in the world. 

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Bass Lessons Unlimited is made up of professional bassists looking to share their craft with eager and dedicated students.

We are not guitarists who teach bass on the side. We are professional bassists who collectively have decades of performance experience and decades of teaching experience. The two aren’t the same, effective teaching is its own skill set.

Our instructors specialize in The Riley Hagan Bass Method, an organized approach that’s tailored to the goals and abilities of each student. Specifically designed for Bass Guitar, Riley Hagan has refined the method with hundreds of students over the last 15 years.

If you’re a beginner, our instructors can help you form good habits from day one in order to build a solid foundation. If you’re an experienced bassist we can help you refine your technique and get to the next level in your playing. If you’ve been playing your whole life and find yourself stuck in a rut, we’ve been there and we know a way forward.

Our instructors each have unique expertise that they bring to their teaching. Using The Riley Hagan Bass Method as a foundation, our teachers customize each lesson plan to the goals and needs of the student. Creating a step be step program with you and developing an effective practice routine.

Student Testimonials

Our Instructors

Pat Abbott

Pat teaches both upright and electric bass. He has a bachelors and master degree in music education form Nazareth College of Rochester. Pat currently teaches orchestra for Colorado Springs District 11 and works as an adjunct for the jazz department of Pikes Peak Community College. While continuously striving to learn more and improve his own playing, Pat enjoys teaching students of all skill levels and helping them to achieve their musical goals.


Riley Hagan

Riley Hagan is a Berklee College of Music Alumni and has been teaching bass for over 10 years. He has been a featured artist at the Berklee College Of Music Five-Week Program. Riley's performances include the Berklee Bass Lines Concert and the New Hampshire Bass Fest. He has also been a guest teacher at the EM&T Music Institute in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  

Riley has performed and studied with: 

Michael Manring (World-renowned solo artist, “Bassist of the Year” Bass Player Magazine, 1994)  

Felix Pastorius (Macklemore, YellowJackets)

 Les Claypool (Primus)