Perry Thoorsell Music

Perry Thoorsell Music

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About this pro

I am passionate about music, about how it can improve your life, and how you can grow and improve your musical skills.

I've been an active performer and teacher for over forty years. I have performed nationally and internationally with leading names in the music business. I have many recording credits. I have a master's degree in music.

Music is a service to people. I like making people happy, making them smile and feel better. I like helping students break through their obstacles and reaching the next plateau.

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Portland, OR 97225
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

A quick assessment of the current level yeilds the action plan for moving forward. A set of tools is given the student that propels understanding of the interconnectedness of various musical ideas.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

A Master's degree in Music on top of over forty years of experience as a performing and teaching musician.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$50 per hour.

How did you get started teaching?

It started with people hearing me perform and feeling that I had something which they liked and wanted to know more about.

What types of students have you worked with?

Children through adults.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I'm even more passionate about performing than ever - every show I do has something special about it.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

A really effective teacher gives direction. The student must do work but the teacher can suggest where that work can be done to yeild the best results with maximum efficiency.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

The student will get the most out of lessons if they bring specific questions to the lessons. The student who merely says "Alright, teach me something" has not given the process enough thought to acheive the most optimal results.