General FAQs

Which music lessons does BassLine Music offer?

BassLine Music offers professional piano, guitar, bass, drums, ukulele, banjo, DJ, and music production lessons.

What sets BassLine Music apart from other music lesson providers in the Coachella Valley?

BassLine Music's exceptional reputation is cemented by its commitments to community, flexibility, and personalization. Mikael approaches every student with an open mind to facilitate the best learning experience.

What are some reasons to choose BassLine Music?

You or your child has the opportunity to play live shows at local venues while working with Mikael Jacobson–your music instructor–with over 25 years of experience and access to professional equipment and actual rehearsal and performance venues. Online lessons are also available for all services.

What genres of music does BassLine Music teach?

BassLine Music teaches a variety of genres, including rock, jazz, classical, country, hip-hop, and punk.

Who teaches the music lessons at BassLine Music?

The music lessons at BassLine Music are taught by Mikael Jacobson–a classically trained multi-instrumentalist with over 25 years of teaching experience.

What is the goal of BassLine Music?

BassLine Music aims to help aspiring musicians and casual lifelong learners alike explore their individual musical interests with a focus on making learning music fun for students of all ages.

Are BassLine Music lessons suitable for all ages and skill levels?

Yes! BassLine Music caters to students of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to advanced musicians.

Can students play together in a group setting?

Yes! Students at BassLine Music have the opportunity to jam together as a group and perform on stage in our annual concert series.

Does BassLine Music prioritize fun over strict traditions in its lessons?

Yes! BassLine Music believes in teaching its students the fundamentals of music while allowing them to learn the songs they want to play.

What is the process for getting started with music lessons at BassLine Music?

First, discuss your goals with Mikael. Then, get started with lessons to learn more. Finally, practice regularly during and outside lessons to advance in your instrument.

Does BassLine Music offer online lessons?

Yes! BassLine Music offers online lessons for all of its music lessons for students who are unable to make it in person.

Mikael FAQs

Who is Mikael Jacobson?

Mikael Jacobson is a classically trained bass player, music composer, and sound engineer. He has 25 years of experience in teaching and has taught over 250 happy students. Additionally, he has over 45 years of experience in playing music, having started at the age of 6.

What are Mikael Jacobson's qualifications?

Mikael Jacobson holds a Master's degree in Music Composition from UC Santa Cruz, a Bachelor's degree in Double Bass Performance from SF Conservatory of Music, a Certificate in Film Scoring from USC, and is a member of the Music Teachers Association of California.

What can I expect to learn from my music lessons with Mikael?

Depending on your goals, you can expect to learn a variety of skills from taking lessons with Mikael. With his extensive experience and solid theoretical background, he can help you develop your skills in playing bass, drums, guitar, or other instruments and provide real-world advice and guidance.

Additionally, he can help you with music composition and recording technology and coach you to become a successful sound engineer or film composer.

What is Mikael’s teaching style?

Mikael believes in teaching his students the fundamentals of music while allowing them to learn the songs they want to play.

BassLine Music students benefit from Mikael’s comprehensive credentials and solid theoretical background. Mikael is able to coach his students as individuals or in groups, with real-world common sense and wisdom.

Whether you want to play drums in a rock band, audition for college as a classical bass player, or become proficient on guitar for the couch or the campfire, Mikael can help you achieve your music goals.

How does Mikael tailor his lessons to each individual student's skill level?

Mikael tailors his lessons to each student's unique obstacles and advantages, using enthusiasm, encouragement, and a necessary amount of structure to facilitate a relaxed and intuitive learning experience.

How many students has Mikael taught?

Mikael has had the pleasure of teaching over 250 students to learn to play the songs they love in his 25 years of teaching.

What is Mikael Jacobson's experience in the music industry?

Mikael Jacobson has scored films and commercials, played in orchestras across Europe, and records music in his private studio. He has an extensive educational background with degrees in traditional music performance, composition, recording technology, and film scoring.

Is Mikael Jacobson affiliated with any music organizations?

Yes, Mikael is a member of the Music Teachers Association of California, a professional California music teacher organization. This affiliation demonstrates his commitment to the highest standards of teaching and professional development and provides his students with access to resources and opportunities within the music industry.

Does Mikael offer private music lessons?

Yes! Mikael offers private lessons either in person or online. He works with students of all ages and levels, from beginners to advanced musicians. He can also customize lessons based on your skill level and musical interests.

How can I get in touch with Mikael for lessons?

You can contact Mikael by visiting the contact page here, where you can contact him directly to discuss your specific needs and goals.