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Hillsboro Guitar Lessons

Learn Guitar PDX

Learn Guitar PDX

5.0 21 Reviews
My teaching approach: I provide a customized, balanced guitar curriculum that will help you learn the things you're interested in without neglecting important fundamentals. I make learning the guitar fun and easy for my students. I have been playing guitar for 20 years, and teaching for 15. My influences are: Like many guitarists, I love classic rock such as Pink Floyd, Hendrix, Jethro Tull, David Bowie, and Led Zeppelin. Lately, I've been listening to Son Lux, Michael Nyman, Timber Timbre, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Tubeway Army, and Tame Impala. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the fo ... View Profile
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Eric Phillips Music

Eric Phillips Music

5.0 9 Reviews
My name is Eric and I'm a musician and teacher here in Portland, Oregon. I studied theory and composition at New York University under Pedro Da Silva and moved out to Portland afterwards. I am primarily a guitarist, but I play a variety of instruments including piano and bass, and I am also a film composer, recording artist and producer. I teach classical, rock, jazz, folk guitar and much more as well as music theory, piano, songwriting, bass and electronic music. I've taught private lessons independently for about 5 years now, and have also taught lessons through Rose City Music Academy, Keys to Life Music School, after school at Catlin Gabe ... View Profile
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Emily Aldridge Music

Emily Aldridge Music

5.0 7 Reviews
I elevate students to see their full potential, build confidence and help them identify goals and a FUN plan of action. Lessons are individualized and curriculum is based on the student's goals. All ages and skill levels welcome. I offer flexible scheduling and family discounts for online lessons in voice, guitar, piano & singer-songwriter coaching.
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Alfs

Alfs

5.0 5 Reviews
Patience and having fun.  Music teachers can be rigid and not flexible.  Learn at your own pace in music you enjoy.
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Attila's Guitar Studio

Attila's Guitar Studio

5.0 5 Reviews
I offer customized guitar lessons tailored to your needs e.g. technique, repertoire, performance. I am an experienced, enthusiastic, patient and friendly teacher. I work well with people of various ages, temperaments, and abilities in a way that each of them feels special, valued and encouraged. I also can teach how to read music, rhythms, ear training, music theory, orchestration/arranging (from small combos to big band) and Kodaly-method. ... View Profile
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Rosman Music

Rosman Music

5.0 5 Reviews
I have been teaching in person and online music lessons for 4 years. I teach piano, guitar, bass, ukulele, drums and voice. I also teach music technology and composition.  I have been performing and recording music for over 20 years. I also produce music for video and advertising.  My teaching style is very flexible, but I try to emphasize ear training, music appreciation, improvisation and composition with all my students.  I am rapidly adapting my style to accommodate online lessons and would like to continue perusing this new frontier. Music is my life, and I love sharing my passion with students of all ages and abilities.&n ... View Profile
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KhovyMusic.com

KhovyMusic.com

4.8 4 Reviews
I am a dedicated professional instructor and musician located on NE 22nd & NE Davis who combines a love of music with a desire to help others who want to achieve their highest musical potential. That passion shows in all I do! Contact me! I would love to discuss what musical training you've already had and your goals--whether they're to turn pro or just enjoy music for the rest of your life.
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Kyle Shipp's Music Studio

Kyle Shipp's Music Studio

5.0 4 Reviews
Over twenty years of playing all my taught instruments has shown me there is not one specific way to teach music to every person, so I change my curriculum for every student and completely customize what you learn to how you learn, and what you're interested in! I started teaching music lessons in after school programs when I was eleven and fell totally in love. I continued to do this for many years driving to neighboring towns, volunteering at church youth groups and local Boys and Girls Club all around my hometown.  In Portland I've been gigging, playing on records, recording music for films, and volunteering every week at Nonprofit Mu ... View Profile
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Inward Dive Guitar Lessons

Inward Dive Guitar Lessons

5.0 4 Reviews
I teach my students how to understand all facets of guitar playing. I also teach them how to access their creativity and have their own voice. In addition to teaching, I am a mindfulness coach and hypnotherapist. I bring aspects of these practices to help my students learn to be in the "flow state" that is optimal for performing. I have been playing guitar, singing, and songwriting for over thirty years. I am the most accomplished in music that focuses on improvisation. I have shared the stage with Widespread Panic, The Samples and Max Creek. ... View Profile
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Forest Bailey Guitar Lessons

Forest Bailey Guitar Lessons

5.0 3 Reviews
Forest has been teaching all styles and levels of music professinally since 2012. While his lessons are custom tailored to each student, he addresses topics on Electric and Acoustic guitar such as Technique, Music Theory, Ear Training, Notation, Performance and Composition. Encouragement being the primary focus of his lesson plans, Forest is confident that he can help you reach any level of playing you wish to achieve!  He is available for lessons through Zoom. Lessons are scheduled in half hour to hour long weekly intervals and paid for by the month at time of booking.    Background: Studied Music at American River College und ... View Profile
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Ethan Higginbotham

Ethan Higginbotham

5.0 2 Reviews
I have a wide range of experience teaching different genres of guitar and have taught in music schools such as Oregon Music Academy, Bach to Rock, and for a period of time rented a studio from Vic's Guitar Cave in Forest Grove to teach my lessons. My lessons are heavily based on the ability to create songs yourself and apply music theory with the goal of being able to improvise, create, and understand the songs you want to learn. I teach online free material on YouTube that covers some things. Here is a link to my YouTube Channel. This video is me teaching people how to play like a specific guitarist: how to play guitar like estas tonnehttps: ... View Profile
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Adrian's Music

Adrian's Music

5.0 2 Reviews
My teaching approach: instruction is my forte. We talk. We play. I work w/ you to recommend a path to follow that will lead you to your musical destinations. I have group classes available as well. I love bringing music into people's lives. Sometimes it's through performance (I play professionally) but I'm particularly passionate about teaching. I enjoy working with beginners as well as advanced players (and everyone inbetween). I have two studios (NE and SE Portland, OR). One teachings space is at 5511 N. Albina Ave. the other is at 3130 SE. Hawthorne. I have a sliding scale for lessons. We can discuss this.  ... View Profile
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AW Lessons

AW Lessons

5.0 1 Review
Andrew earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music from California State University, Fullerton. He has over 15 years of private teaching experience and 20 years of performance experience. He has performed in many settings including rock bands, funk groups, large and small jazz ensembles and as a solo guitarist. 
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RockStar Guitar

RockStar Guitar

5.0 1 Review
Our hand-selected instructors and time-tested curriculum will have you playing iconic rock riffs, chord progressions, and creative solos! We help you blow past the growing pains of learning by pairing you with a real-life Guitar God dedicated to your playing goals.
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Cole Sounds

Cole Sounds

5.0 1 Review
I have written and played music for over 20 years. I began teaching in high school and have developed an outstanding lesson plan that focuses on the students strengths and is highly customizable.
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Guitar, Drums, And Bass Lessons

Guitar, Drums, And Bass Lessons

5.0 1 Review
What is unique about me is my experience at a young age. I have been in several bands of different genres and I play 6 instruments as well as sing. Having a multi Instrumentalist teacher is an advantage because not only can I teach your instrument of choice but I can teach how your instrument relates and fits in with other instruments. I also have a home studio where I do my lessons. In my studio I have all the instruments of a band. I consider myself a one stop shop. I can help anyone from beginners learning their first chord to the garage band looking for advice on how to take the next step and get out of the garage. I pride myself in my ab ... View Profile
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Guitar & Song Writing Lessons

Guitar & Song Writing Lessons

Learn to play the guitar in a fun and simple way with help from this local guitar teacher in Portland. This local music teacher is passionate in teaching local guitar lessons to all students who are interested.
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Kenny Lavitz Guitar Lessons

Kenny Lavitz Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have been playing professionally & teaching for many years. I have toured all over the world with different acts & now make my living playing & teaching here in Portland, OR. Lessons are at three different locations. I bring a lifetime of experience & enthusiasm to every lesson & will help you play what You want to play! My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Producti ... View Profile
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Justin Price Guitar Lessons

Justin Price Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: In addition to performing and touring ins everal acts over the years, I am also a music instructor. I tend to be laid back, but, do insist on fairly consistent practice schedules. I am more then happy to allow students to choose certain songs to work on, as long as they are willing to do the excercises needed to attain the skill level to play those songs. My guitar lessons take place in: Either location Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Beaveron Music Services in beaverton, my house in Milwaukie, or your house/office Guitar Techniques: Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Readi ... View Profile
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Dan Cooke Guitar Lessons

Dan Cooke Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: The instrument is just that, an instrument you use to create music. But to really be able to play it well you need to understand music, styles, techniques used to produce certain sounds and effects. I teach on both electric and acoustic guitars. I play on Stat, tele, LP's, semi hollow and full hollow body guitars for electrics. Acoustics I teach on steel strings and nylon strings. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Areas of Portland, Tigard, Beaverton, Aloha, Sherwood, Newberg, and Hillsboro Guitar Techniques: Guidan ... View Profile
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Tim Mackey's Tigard String Studio

Tim Mackey's Tigard String Studio

My teaching approach: Please go to my webiste: http://www.bandmix.com/tim-mackey My influences are: Chet Atkins, George Benson, Earl Klugh, Charlie Byrd, Les Paul, Roy Clark, Tony Mottola My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: I own Tigard String Studio, where I teach Guitar, Mandolin, Violin, Banjo. 5 Min. SW of Portland. Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Performance, Vocal Accompaniment, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Rhythm guitar, Lead gui ... View Profile
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Rock Dojo

Rock Dojo

My teaching approach: The Ultimate Rock Guitar Dojo for Kids is a fun and systematic method for developing kids’ rock guitar playing skills. Here at the Dojo, students go through five levels of rock guitar ability ranging from the untested white belt all the way through the road worn black belt. My students master the fundamentals like: rhythm, rock history, improvisation, repertoire, ensemble playing, music theory, and ear training. My influences are: My influences are musicians like Steve Cropper, Jimi Hendrix, and Grant Green. In addition, I'm influenced by educators like Dr. Barbara Oakley, Carol Dweck, and Dr. Angela Duckworth. My g ... View Profile
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William Marsh Guitar Lessons

William Marsh Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Oregon. In my 15 years of performing, I have toured extensively throughout the United States, as well as performances in Europe, Australia and East Asia. I have been teaching privately for 9 years, during which I co-owned and co-directed Harmony Roadhouse Studios, a lesson school in Eugene. Lessons will take place in my safe, clean and comfortable studio at the Falcon Art Community at N. Albina and Killingsworth. My influences are: I enjoy listening to a wide variety of music, but my favorites include Bill Frisell, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, B ... View Profile
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Todd McNamee Guitar Lessons

Todd McNamee Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Lessons are based on what the student wants to learn. Some students are learning songwriting. Some are learning lead metal guitar ala Eddie Van Halen. Some are learning classical music and music theory. I also teach piano and have several students learning both instruments at once. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: I teach in my studio in Southeast Portland Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, ... View Profile
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Don Corey Guitar Lessons

Don Corey Guitar Lessons

My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: I teach @ my home, Uptown Music (8665 SW Canyon Rd Portland , Or ) , and Portland Music /south east Guitar Techniques: Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Performance, Fingerpicking, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitar
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Ethan Pierce Guitar Lessons

Ethan Pierce Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: It's always a good time to start learning. I can help you at any phase of your musical career, from the first time you touch an instrument to woodshedding those chops for the big gig. My influences are: Many influences from many different styles, backrounds and genres. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: all over PDX Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, ... View Profile
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Cadenza Academy

Cadenza Academy

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Learn Songs. Play Music. Have Fun. These words frame the Cadenza students experience. We believe that a contextual music education is essential; as music captivates each of our students in a unique way, part of their education shall encompass the music the students want to play. Although learning an instrument requires effort and practice, our instructors are dedicated to making the lessons fun. Academic Oppotunities: private lessons, group lessons, ensemble classes, recitals/performance, composition/songwriting, harmony, rhythm, ... View Profile
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David Richtenburg Guitar Lessons

David Richtenburg Guitar Lessons

I Am a young musician and teacher from Cornelius Oregon. I Play Guitar and have some experience singing. I have been playing in various bands and worship teams for about 10 years, and have taken lessons for most of that time. I also have recently started to record my own music and am excited to begin to share it. Next, I hope to record more music and begin to teach guitar. I'm also planning to minor in music at college and grow in my understanding of music theory. I will continue to play for worship at whatever church God leads me to. ... View Profile
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Tim Uecker Guitar Lessons

Tim Uecker Guitar Lessons

Hi, my name is Tim Uecker. I'm a professional performing musician and teacher. Music is my Life!! I've been playing music since I was in 3rd grade, and have been teaching music since 1972!! I'm also a recording artist with my music listed on www.musicbytim.com, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music and other digital outlets. I have a Bachelors degree in music education and a Masters degree in music composition. I teach all genres of music, beginning to advanced with all the instruments I've listed. My main instruments I teach are Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Electric and Acoustic Bass and Banjo. I teach both regular ... View Profile
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Danny Small Guitar Lessons

Danny Small Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I take a very personal approach with each individual student. First and foremost, I talk to them about their goals and what they want from playing guitar, or musically in general. Then, I develop a lesson plan based on what their goals and desires are. With each lesson, I give the student the opportunity to choose if they'd like to review a past lesson or lessons, or if they'd prefer to move on to new material. I've found this approach really helps students absorb material easier and tend to feel less overwhelmed. This approach also gives students direct control over their own progression. My influences are: Mostly what ... View Profile
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Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Want to learn how to play the guitar? Go from knowing nothing about the guitar and learn to play songs everbody loves with this free course.
12 lessons 1.5 hours All levels English
Guitar Chords

Guitar Chords

Learn the best guitar chords, how to read guitar chords, and how to play guitar chords. Easy step-by-step lessons for beginners. Want to check out the lessons?
33 lessons 6.5 hours All levels English
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Frequently asked questions

How much do guitar lessons cost?

The average cost for guitar lessons is $40 per hour. Available for all ages and all skill levels of guitar playing, the pricing of individual or group guitar lessons can start as low as $20/hour. Teachers charge based on their location, years of teaching, levels of knowledge and expertise, and travel time (if applicable). Lessons can last from half an hour to a full hour, and are priced accordingly.


How long does it take to learn guitar?

If you just want to learn a few chords to strum along to some songs, then learning to play the guitar really isn't that hard for most people. Many students are able to learn a few chords and get a decent strumming pattern going after a few weeks. If you've had prior experience playing an instrument, you can expect to pick it up after just a few lessons.


Should I take guitar lessons online or in person lessons?

Private in person guitar lessons with a skilled instructor that is focused on you, your interests, and your progress is the most sought after experience and hard to replicate online. Plus, you tend to learn faster in person. On the other hand, online guitar lessons are quickly becoming popular. The selection of teachers is not limited to those in your geographical area and you can communicate via video in real time with your teacher in the comfort of your home. When filling out your request on Lessons.com, we recommend you select both online and local options, then compare your options and see what works best for you.


How old should children be before starting guitar lessons?

A child as young as 4 can begin to learn if they are really motivated and have a patient, creative, and devoted teacher. However, we've found almost all kids under six are too young to benefit from formal guitar lessons, as they require dexterity and levels of concentration children their age can't provide. That being said, lessons do not need to be formal right off the bat, and can just provide a fun introduction. Also, your child may benefit from using a ukulele to start, as it's smaller and easier to learn, but very similar instrument.

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