vancouver bass lessons with Kaitie

Bass guitar Instructor

  • Teaching: 10+ yrs
  • Studio: Burnaby
  • Intersection: Production Way and Lougheed Hwy.
  • Subway: Production Way/Lougheed Skytrain
  • Bus: 136, 143, 144 
  • Languages: EN
  • Lessons options: in-studio, online, at-home

Price per lesson

Level Taught:  beginner, intermediate, advanced

As an author of my own bass curriculum method books, I have had the opportunity to design a learning path for bassists that takes them through beginner to an intermediate level.

I like to make music fun and accessible for students of all ages and playing abilities but to also incorporate bits of music theory and technique along the way. An example of how I do this is by giving my students sheet music that includes both tab and standard notation, so that they can use the tab to learn the material quickly and easily, but they have the notation there to cross reference and to absorb at a slower pace over time.

Together I would work with students to eventually transition from tab to standard notation when I feel they are ready. I also always like to make sure that students are having fun and learning material that they are passionate about. That is why I tend to make custom transcriptions of songs that students are interested in learning that are catered to the level of their playing ability, so that they can learn the songs they want at a pace that works for them.  

My bass books are available to check out at Amazon.

Piano Lessons:


Music Theory / Songwriting:

beginner / intermediate / advanced.

Masters in Music, Music TechnologyUniversity of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada Sept 2017- April 2019
Highlights – Teaching Assistant Fundamentals Certificate (2018); L.E. Frances Druce Student Travel Award (2018); Dr. Peter Montgomery Graduate Scholarship (2018); UVIC Graduate Award (2017 & 2018); M.A. & D.E. Breckenridge Graduate Awards (2017); Kutzschan Graduate Scholarship in Music (2017); Donald Wagg Graduate Scholarship (2017);

Bachelor of Arts, Digital MediaVancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC, Canada Jan 2013 – June 2015
Highlights – Graduated with Distinction; 2012-2015 Dean’s Honor List; Recipient of Vancouver Island University Student’s Union Bursary (2014)

Associate of Arts Degree, MusicMusicians Institure, Hollywood, CA, USA Oct 2009 – Apr 2011
Highlights – Outstanding Student Award (2011);

Kaitie offers at-home lessons in the following locations:

  • Burnaby
  • Coquitlam
  • Port Moody
  • Port Coquitlam
  • East Vancouver
  • New West


* an additional 10$/per lesson add-on is charged for transportation. 

Online video lessons available

  • Zoom