About the Studio

The BassWorks Studio

“The Bassworks Studio is a truly exceptional venue with ample light and space within and around it, and is deeply imbued with the quintessence of music-making as well as the presence of the most glorious collection of instruments one is likely to encounter.” Jeff & Orielle

“I enjoy the drive up the hill to the trees and garden produce that surround the pretty music studio.” Sara

Peter McLachlan provides double bass tuition in various styles for all age groups. He also caters for AMEB exam preparation, has recording facilities, conducts regular studio recitals and concerts, and runs a 4-day annual double bass workshop with international guest teachers and performers.


The character timber and mud brick studio is located in Belair, in the Adelaide Hills, a 20-minute drive south from the city. It is on the 196 and 194 bus route, and near the Pinera train station on the Belair line.

Please click on one of the below links for further information on the age and class style to suit you:

Group Lessons for Children
Please click here for a blog that Peter McLachlan wrote on group classes.

Individual Lessons

Orchestral Experience for Adults



Double Bass Hire, All sizes –  $220 per school term (holidays free).

BassWorks hires instruments to students who have lessons at the Belair studio, at half the normal commercial rate.
Studio students pay $110 hire per term.