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Welcome to Cork Bass Lessons

Private Music Lessons based in Cork, Ireland
In Person and Online

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I came to Ben looking for advice on using certain techniques and cleaning up my playing.  Having found the bass lessons available on YouTube confusing,  Ben helped me to go from where I was at and see what needed work to move forward.  He also helped me to be more confident with the things I was good at.  I felt like our lessons were really tailored to me and now feel more confident in my musicianship.


We worked on the modes, ear training and finger positioning and I now feel like I have a really clear understanding of these concepts and can use them in real world situations.


I sent my son Jacob to Ben for guitar lessons and we are absolutely delighted with the progress he has made.  He loves the lessons and looks forward to them every week.  Would highly recommend Ben!


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About Cork Bass Lessons

Hello, and thanks for visiting my page!

My name is Ben Janning.  Originally from Dingle Co. Kerry I moved to Dublin to study at BIMM, where I received my Bachelors in Commercial Modern Music.  I have since obtained a Masters Degree with a First Class Honours in Music Performance from the Cork School of Music. 

I have played and recorded with artists such as Sharon Shannon, Ryan O Shaughnessy, Ronan O Snodaigh (Kila), Oscar Blue, Clare Sands, as well as my original bands Naked Animals and Dreimire.

I work as a Music Educator with Music Generation Cork City

I believe in a student centered approach, with our lessons designed to give students the most benefit and enjoyment, whilst following a curriculum and plan. 

Some topics we cover:

Techniques - Slap Bass, Fingerstyle Funk, Playing with a Pick.

Styles of Music - Pop, Rock, Funk, Reggae etc.

Music Theory - Scales, Triads, Arpeggios, Reading Music, Circle of Fifths, Modes.

Learning Songs - Focusing on YOUR favorite songs.

Ear Training - Intervals, Chord Recognition, Scale Recognition, Rhythm Reconition

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In Person Lessons

Empowering Students

Our curriculum and educational sessions revolve around the abilities and experiences of each student.  Tailored to the goals and focus of the student we make sure they learn as much as possible in the most enjoyable and satisfying manner.

Music Theory Grinds

Support and Clarification

For those who want support for exams, as well as those just looking to understand music theory more clearly.  Our goal is make the topic as clear and uncomplicated as possible.  We take a comprehensive and collaborative approach in creating a plan and program that is right for every student.

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Online Lessons

From the Comfort of Your Home

Due to various factors many people prefer to take lessons online.  Having taught primarily online throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic we are confident in delivering high quality lessons in this manner.

Guitar and Ukelele Lessons

Fun for everyone!

These lessons are perfect for all ages, for those looking to learn their first songs, as well as those looking to develop their skills.  Having taught both instruments over years in 1-on-1 and group setting we deliver a highly enjoyable and engaging class.

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