Every musician will tell you: everyone needs bass players! Often an afterthought for students signing up for lessons, many students do not ever pick up the bass. But for those that do, opportunities will likely abound! And here's the thing: it's actually pretty easy to get started for the older student. Unlike guitar, it generally only requires playing one note at a time; often just one note for an entire measure! Bass may be a great way to go for a middle or high school student who sees themselves playing in pop/rock, country, or contemporary worship band and isn't sure where to start. It also may be a great and fairly easy pivot for a guitar student looking to make a change and find more opportunities to play in the community. It's also just really cool!