CJ Heart Music

CJ Heart Music

5.0Exceptional(5 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


I personalize my lessons to each individual students needs and goals. No cookie cutter lessons here

I really love working with students and seeing them grow and discover the amazing world of music.


Hired 8 times
2 employees
8 years in business
Serves Portland , OR
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal, Square, Apple Pay, Zelle


Musical styles

Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Recommendations available

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Recommendations available

Has instrument

Student who have a guitar, Student who don't have a guitar, but are planning to purchase one

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Students who can read music staff, Students who can read guitar tabs, Students who cannot read music

Lesson length

45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old

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  • Reviews

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    Jacob W.

    He’s cool
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    August 07, 2022
    Hired on Lessons

    Reuben G.

    Chris is a great Teacher and very accommodating
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    January 17, 2021
    Hired on Lessons

    Craig W.

    Very knowledgeable and great and explaining!!
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    February 24, 2020
    Hired on Lessons

    Tim W.

    Chris is an amazing guitar teacher. I am a total beginner, and was unsure if I could play a musical instrument. Chris has given me the confidence and knowledge to keep practicing and moving forward with my new hobby. Thanks Chris!!
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    February 15, 2020
    Hired on Lessons

    Michael W.

    Chris is very capable of assessing a students exact needs and helping the student work on those.
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    November 21, 2019
    Hired on Lessons

    Frequently asked questions

    I offer a free first lesson, much like an interview so that I can explain my process in detail, learn your goals and ambitions with music, and help you set benchmarks for yourself.

    I then personalize a lesson plan for you that shifts with your learning style and speed.

    I have an Associates in Arts and Music, and am currently furthering my education towards a bachelor's degree in music composition. That is coupled with over 10 years of musical performance.

    Normal Rates are as follows: 

    $40 for a half-hour lesson 

    $50 for a forty-five minute lesson 

    $60 for an hour lesson

    pricing varies based on frequency, duration, and difficulty of lessons

    Discounts are offered to students who are genuinely serious, have consistent and good attendance, and/or buy lessons in bulk.

    If you work with me, I'll work with you!

    I began learning music when I was the age of 9, ever since I have had a desire to learn and have aspired to teach in a professional capacity. 

    I have worked with students of all ages and skill levels, ranging from 4-78 years of age to 0-35 years of guitar experience. 

    Day 1 beginners are just as welcome as an expert trying to sharpen skills. 

    I've recently concluded lessons with a teenage student who has been studying under my guidance for 7 months, (roughly 25 lessons). She can now play any song that she wants with ease and it warms my heart any time that I hear her playing what she wants without needing me to hold her hand. 

    Make certain that you have a personal instrument that you care about and are excited to learn on. (I can provide recommendations free of charge)

    What should I be looking for out of my lessons; what are my goals? Also, how long am I able to realistically practice daily? Practice is key and will do more for you than any tutor or teacher could on their own. 

    Services offered

    Bass Guitar
    Music Theory