Become a Better Bassist with Esom School

To put it simply, learning to play the bass guitar is a lot of enjoyable. Learn how to rock out to your favorite songs and perform various techniques when you take bass guitar classes with qualified instructors.

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Have you ever wanted to learn how to play bass guitar but didn't know where to start? Not everyone imagines themselves plucking and pounding away at the bass or serving as the driving force behind an ensemble, but you are not alone. Bass guitars are becoming increasingly popular among aspiring musicians who are interested in genres such as rock, metal, funk, jazz, blues, and experimental music due to the instrument's versatility.

The good news is that learning how to play the bass guitar is totally doable for everyone who has a desire to do so! Even if you have no prior experience playing an instrument, our bass guitar classes are designed to assist you in learning the basics of the instrument. Esom School provides lessons to students of various skill levels and ages, and we have great value for money. Whether you're brand new to the instrument or haven't picked up a bass guitar in years, our private bass guitar instructors will offer you with the education you need to become proficient on this instrument in no time at all.

Reasons to Take Bass Guitar Lessons

To put it simply, learning to play the bass guitar is a lot of fun! Learn how to rock out to your favorite songs and perform various techniques when you take bass guitar classes with a professional instructor. As you learn to grasp different rhythms, you'll be able to connect with your creative and musical side, and you might even start writing your own rifts. It is possible to participate in musical ensembles, start your own garage band, or perform solo gigs as a hobby or a profession.

Yes, learning this instrument might be challenging at times, but it's good to push oneself to learn new things. In fact, learning to play an instrument can have a significant positive impact on your overall health. According to research, it can help you improve your cognitive abilities, lessen your stress levels, improve your memory, and increase your confidence.

The Benefits of Bass Lessons

If you've ever had to share a class with a group of other students, you're probably aware of how frustrating it can be. At times, the class does not go at the appropriate pace for you, while at others, you are concerned about getting all of your concerns answered. When you enroll in bass guitar individual lessons, on the other hand, you won't have to worry about any of those things.

Private bass guitar lessons are available at Esom School, which means you will be working one-on-one with a private bass guitar instructor. You will receive your instructor's complete and undivided attention, allowing you to concentrate on what interests you the most. Furthermore, your individual teacher will personalize your sessions to ensure that they meet your specific requirements. Do you want to learn how to play a specific bass guitar rift? Alternatively, do you have any queries concerning musical theory? Every step of the way, your teacher will be there to support you.

The following are some of the topics that are frequently addressed in bass guitar lessons for beginners:

  • Memorizing fretboard notes (Beginners Level)
  • Introduction to harmony, keys, chords and scale patterns (Beginners Level)
  • Diatonic chord introduction (Beginners Level)
  • Diminished chord patterns (Beginners Level)
  • How to read music (Beginners Level)
  • Slap bass (Intermediate Level)
  • Improving solo speed (Intermediate Level)
  • Double stops (Intermediate Level)
  • Melodic sequences (Intermediate Level)
  • Picking and fretting techniques (Intermediate Level)
  • Ghost note (Intermediate Level)
  • Super bass solos (Advanced Level)
  • Triplet slap bass (Advanced Level)
  • Mastering the entire fretboard (Advanced Level)
  • Style and groove breakdowns (Advanced Level)


  • No Prerequisite

Entry Requirements

Our Bass Guitar Program does not have any requirements for enrollment. Your educational background is not a concern for us.

“We strive to cultivate and maintain an inclusive environment at Esom School that actively affirms and is respectful of the identities of all people, regardless of gender, ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or ideological perspective – and one in which self-reflection, honesty, and accountability are practiced and modeled.”

— Agatha Nansubuga, Academic Registrar, Esom School of Music


Course Duration 9 Months (3 Terms)
Duration Per Term 3 Months
Lesson Frequency Once a Week
Free Guided Practice Once a week
Personal Practice Mon – Sun
Private Intake Open

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Private Tuition Per Term (30 Minutes Lesson) UGX 288,000
Private Tuition Per Term (45 Minutes Lesson) UGX 354,000
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Term of Payment: Full Payment or First installment – 60% of Tuition
Payment Modes: Bank, Mobile Money, Cash


Looking for a place to stay while attending Esom School of Music? It may appear difficult, but it is not as difficult as you might think, especially with our experienced accommodation partners on hand, as well as Esom staff and fellow students who are available to assist you by providing advice, contacts, and information to help you find your perfect place to live as quickly and easily as possible. While we do not organize your accommodation, if you have any queries about the location to choose, the cost of living in Kampala, or any other questions regarding to accommodation, please do feel free to contact us by phone (+256706530317) or email ([email protected])

Frequently Asked Questions – Bass Guitar

The answer is no, you can never be too old to begin a new endeavor. The process of learning a new instrument is a highly satisfying one. Esom's Music Lessons trains students from the ages of six and up; the bass guitar is a large instrument that may be better suited to adults; however, short-scale basses are available for younger pupils. One thing to note is that playing the bass guitar requires flexibility in the fingers, so if you have stiffness in your hands, try playing a guitar first to see whether it aches before committing to the bass guitar.
Among the many benefits of learning music is the fact that there's always something new to discover. The world's greatest musicians will tell you that they are still learning new things every day. Keep moving forward at your own pace, learn to appreciate the music you enjoy, and be open to other people's viewpoints. Musical performance is not a competition; rather, it is an art form. Even though it's an old cliché, the more you learn about music, the more you realize how much you don't understand about it.
Despite the fact that they look identical, the bass and the guitar are performed in a completely distinct way. To some extent, the bass is similar to musical drums in that rhythm is the most important element, but in order to create melodic bass lines, you must also possess all of the scale and harmony knowledge that guitarists possess. The bass is also a larger instrument than the guitar, therefore it takes more time to feel in control of it than with the guitar. On the other hand, picking up the bass and being able to play something is far easier for a novice than picking up the guitar and being able to play something.
Basses are typically equipped with maple (blonde in color) or rosewood (dark brown in color) fingerboards; the tones of maple and rosewood are distinct. Maple has a bright and powerful sound, whereas rosewood has a delicate and mellow tone. It all depends on the type of music you're looking for.
Active pickups are powered by a battery to provide additional power. Active pickups are louder and have a fuller tone than passive pickups. Active pickups are more expensive than passive pickups. Problem is, if the battery is completely depleted, the active electronics will not function. Fortunately, most basses are equipped with an active/passive switch. When determining whether a bass is active or passive, it is usually easy to tell because active basses will have battery chambers on the back of the bass.
It is the height of the strings from the fretboard that determines the action of a bass. The action should be as low as possible since the higher the strings are set, the more difficult it will be to play the bass.
Ideally, you'd like to be able to do both at the same time because they produce distinct noises. Slap bass and palm muting are two other techniques for playing the bass.
They'll do it with the bass. The strings on a bass are really thick, and you will have blisters on your fingers at first. Your fingers, on the other hand, will become tougher over time. If your fingers start to pain while you're playing, take a short pause, wash your hands, prepare a cup of tea, and give them some time to heal. You should not pop a blister since the skin behind the blister is still growing and it will be extremely painful if you try to play on this newly formed skin. The blister bubble will disappear within a day, and your fingers will be stronger as a result. If you have a lot of blisters on your fingertips, you should consider stringing your bass with flatwound strings, which are much nicer to the touch than roundwounds and will not rub as much on your fingers.
Yes. Loud noises that are repeated over an extended period of time will harm your hearing. Always wear earplugs when performing alongside drummers in a live setting. When it comes to playing and reacting to music, hearing is the most important sense. Utilize earplugs to protect your ears from damage.
The lowest four strings on a guitar can be used to learn bass lines and bass theory, but you will not be able to learn good playing technique, and the result will be a poor-sounding piece of music.
It is sufficient to phone or text the individuals in charge of academics if you have a lesson scheduled but are unable to attend it for whatever reason. Due to the fact that you will have already paid for the class in advance, your payment will simply roll over to the following week, and you will not incur any financial loss.


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A major attraction for bass guitar students at Esom is that they can obtain a more in-depth understanding of the instrument through hands-on experience.

As a result of their involvement in the bass guitar program at ESOM, students adapt the abilities they have obtained to their future activities and find new things that they were previously unaware of.

Every one of the bass guitar classes that we produce at Esom is specifically designed to meet the specific needs and interests of the students who enroll in them.

Students get a huge amount of self-confidence as a consequence of their bass guitar education at ESOM.

When you attend Esom, you will get a multitude of important information and skills, and your ability to play bass guitar will improve dramatically as a result of your enrollment.

Lessons in bass guitar are provided at Esom by skilled instructors who make the process of learning to play the bass guitar a delightful and enjoyable experience.

Esom Graduation

At the Esom School of Music, we believe that music should be a part of every student’s life. The Esom courses are extensive and cater to a diverse range of interests and abilities. At the beginning of August, you can enroll in our Music education Programs. Why not join us so that you can participate in our next graduation ceremony?

Don't Miss out! Now is the time to enroll in our Music Education Programs, which will give you a head start on enjoying the future of music with Esom. Our programs provides graduates with a competitive edge in the growing music industry.

At Esom, we are most thrilled to see our students succeed, and there is no better way to prove your success than graduating. We congratulate all of our students who graduated in previous years and wish you nothing but the best for your music career path.


Mungu Jakisa

Certified Piano & Guitar player and Audio Producer. Esom is the ultimate best at anything musical and I encourage anyone with a dream of pursuing a career in music to join Esom. You'll be grateful you did.

Mungu Jakisa / Guitar Student
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14:55 04 Mar 22
I am by the name of Basiima Edward Collins and would like to share a few things I know in Esom School Of Music. I am a term one student but what I have had in this wonderful school is mind blowing because I am learning so fast more than I was before joining Esom School Of Music. The courses I offered are; Audio production and Piano, this is giving me an easy and quicker way to make beats since my desire is to become a best producer in the world and trust me, I am achieving that as I am talking. There are also a variety of other courses you can take e.g Video production, sound engineering, vocal training, saxophone playing, Violin, Guitars (acoustic, solo and bass) Drums, to mention but a few. So if anyone out there is looking for a best music school, simply come to Esom School Of Music because all your music desire will be fully achieved. Thank you and may God bless you.
Johnny KJohnny K
14:22 23 Feb 22
ESOM School of music is a dream come true institution. I enrolled for Audio production and piano lessons and I found the school awesome with qualified and friendly instructos who are ready to deliver at your convenient time.It becomes more easier for you as a student to inculcate ample time for personal practice since all it takes to practice on is readily available as the saying goes "practice makes perfect" whether you're studying in a group or private classesPRACTICE!!
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11:25 23 Feb 22
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A-alvin LegaceA-alvin Legace
09:12 22 Feb 22
Am a student in a video editing class at Esom School of Music and this is my first term there. We've so far covered a few lessons because the term has just started but as far as I had known about video editing, my skills have developed so fast and am grateful for that. Can't wait to graduate 😁👍👍
Hannah MunarHannah Munar
16:40 21 Feb 22
I Personally believe n have had great experience at the school.Teachers and staff are amazing.Thank you. Keep Up the great Work.
Maria A. LarsenMaria A. Larsen
09:38 05 Feb 22
It's a good school with brilliant teachers. However, most of the active teaching focuses on the practical side of music, while the theory side of things is largely left to the student as self-study. A structure for the teaching, assessment and feedback regarding music theory as its own subject should be developed and then the school will really shine and produce knowledgeable musicians with a true mastery of their art. The location is a bit inconvenient, being in the middle of town, but the classes are worth the journey. In general, yes to Esom.
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