Upright and Electric Bass Lessons

For lesson inquiries email Robin.Betton@gmail.com

All the knowledge I teach is based off of the materials and lessons I've learned from my time at New England Conservatory, lessons with Richard Davis, Eddie Gomez, John Lockwood, John Mcneil, Ran Blake and Joe Morris as well as first hand experience being immersed in the jazz scene in Boston.  Below you can find a sample of topics covered in lessons that I teach online and in person.  


Right and Left Hand coordination w/ technical exercises and etudes

Developing an accurate sense of Time and good Sound with references and analysis of recordings of famous jazz bass players 

Accurate intonation

Jazz Scales, Modes and Chords

Best ways to learn and memorize forms

Soloing and Improvisation

Strategies for playing with groups and preparing for jam sessions



Billy M.

"I have only taken one lesson with Robin and have been learning bass on and off for 2 years. In just our first meeting Robin not only pointed out ways I could increase technical ease on the bass, but also explained methods to facilitate finding my own sound. I couldn't have had a better experience. He answered every question I had, was very easy to work with and left me feeling inspired!"

Ben T.

"Robin has taught me to try and play music in much the same way that one should try to live life.  To be in the moment, thoughtful, and aware.  His ability as a musician is surpassed only by his ability to be a compassionate human being"