Bass Lessons in the Bristol area

In addition to performing, I am a highly experienced teacher of Bass Guitar, Double Bass and Music Theory. I offer one to one lessons at locations in Bristol, as well as in your own home.

With me, you will be learning from someone who is taking an active part in the music industry and more importantly is a specialised bass tutor rather than a guitarist who plays bass on the side. I can help you avoid falling into traps by learning good habits that support you as your playing advances. I have students of all ability levels, from complete beginners all the way up to professional musicians.


  • Former Head of Contemporary Music at CYM Taunton, a Division of Guildhall School of Music and Drama

  • Bass Guitar Tutor at Weston College and Richard Huish College

  • BA Music (hons) from Liverpool Insitutue for Performing Arts

  • 9+ Years of private tuition experience

  • Recent DBS check

Lesson Fees

30 minutes: £20

60 minutes: £30

Home Visit: +£5

Full Bass Setup: £20

Lesson Content

In my lessons we can look at anything from technical exercises, improvisation to theory, aural skills, transcription, grooving, sight reading or grade exams. We can study jazz standard charts, popular bass lines, walking bass, etc. learned from notation or by ear.

The lessons will be focused on becoming a useful and musical player who has a strong sense of time and can apply skills to a variety of situations. I will also advise on how to maintain equipment and about purchases of new instruments, amplifiers or accessories. We can also touch on confidence and issues related to stage fright if desired.

I am a Musician's Union member, insured for public liability and have an up to date DBS check. All ages are welcome.


Kieron Cheek:

"I've been studying with Sean for about three years now, and my playing has made more progress in those years than in the previous ten. Sean has taught me loads about basslines, solos, harmony, chord theory and technique, introduced me to some amazing music, and is a thoroughly lovely guy. I look forward to trying his patience for some time to come!"

Connor Judge:

"Sean is a great musician with experience, talent and fervor for the bass. If you want to progress as a musician you must understand how to adapt the fretboard to your needs instantaneously! Although such information is widely available, I've never had it explained as clearly as with Sean. He's a stickler about essential technique but designs his lessons to cater to player's individual needs and is thorough in doing so. I highly recommend him as a premier bass specialist."

Peter Locke:

"I have had Double Bass lessons with Sean and found him to be an enthusiastic and informative music teacher. He helped me not just with technique but could also advise on instrument choice and helped set up my Double Bass for me. For anyone wishing to learn bass, I thoroughly recommend Sean Davey."

Tom Marshall:

"I've been playing bass guitar for 30+ years and things have changed, but not me. I needed a hip, kool young dude to drag my ancient techniques into the 21st century. Sean's obvious passion and understanding of the instrument, plus his patience, are helping me get to grips with modern writing and technique."

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