Find a classical guitar lessons in Portland, OR

Find classical guitar lessons in Portland, OR

Find classical guitar lessons in Portland, OR

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Top 10 classical guitar lessons in Portland, OR

Students agree: these instructors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Dillon Nadler Music Lessons

Dillon Nadler Music Lessons

Offers online services
20 hires on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Portland, OR
Lindsey S. says, "Dillon is so knowledgeable and patient. He's entertaining and makes our lessons fun!" Read more


Offers online services
16 hires on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Portland, OR
Steve F. says, "Alf is a great teacher and a nice guy. He has a very professional teaching setup with videos and customized lessons. He's helped me get back my excitement for playing guitar and I've already learned more music theory than I expected to learn. Very happy with these lessons!" Read more
Bass Lessons With Ross

Bass Lessons With Ross

Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
18+ years in business
Serves Portland, OR
William T S. says, "He's a great teacher, keeps me focused & helps guide me on the path I am interested in going down. A+ !!" Read more
The Gift Of Music, Guitar And PC Mastery

The Gift Of Music, Guitar And PC Mastery

New on Lessons
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Portland, OR
I don't just teach music and computer skills, I teach my students what they really want to know: how to become great at what they do. In my almost 20 years of playing guitar and 15 years in technology I've learned many things I wish someone would have told me when I was starting out. My goal is to fast track my students to greatness by making sure the knowledge and skills they gain in every lesson will serve them for the long term and have a lasting impact as they continue to improve their abilities....

Your classical guitar questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do classical guitar lessons cost near me?

Most classical guitar lessons cost $35 to $70 per session for durations of 30 to 60 minutes. One-on-one lessons typically cost between $45 and $70 per hour, whereas group sessions are a more affordable option at $25 to $35 per class.

For those who prefer a digital classroom, online lessons cost $35 to $55 per hour. Monthly ongoing instruction costs $170 to $315 with a prepaid discount.

Why should I take classical guitar lessons?

You should take classical guitar lessons if you have an acoustic guitar and want to learn how to play classical concertos or Spanish-style music with fingerpicking.

Classical guitar lessons teach you how to:

  • Use nylon-string guitars and strum with the fingers instead of a pick
  • Develop your fingers to focus on complex fingerpicking techniques
  • Understand classical music theory and sight-reading

At what age should I start classical guitar lessons?

Children generally begin their classical guitar journey between the ages of 6 to 10, or as soon as they can hold the instrument well with enough hand strength to press the strings. Adults of all ages can master the instrument with the correct guidance and consistent practice.

How many classical guitar lessons do I need?

The number of weekly classical guitar lessons you need will depend on your personal goals and dedication to practice. A beginner might grasp a simple song within 2 to 6 months, but acquiring proficiency like a professional requires 4 to 10 years on average.

How do I find the best classical guitar lessons near me?

You can find proficient classical guitar tutors nearby by looking at the listings here on the Lessons platform. Sometimes teachers ara available through local music stores too.

Before hiring your tutor, always:

  • Obtain quotes from a minimum of 3 teachers and clarify what they teach.
  • Review feedback about them on Google and the Lessons site.
  • Request a reference list of their past students.
  • Ask fellow parents about their children's experiences with the tutor.
  • Secure a written agreement and schedule prior to the first session.
  • Make small initial payments to gauge the tutor's compatibility before committing to a full month.

What questions do I ask when choosing a classical guitar teacher?

Ask these pertinent questions to help you pick a classical guitar teacher:

  • Did you study music formally, and what qualifications do you have?
  • How many years have you been teaching classical guitar?
  • Could I have a trial lesson to see if your teaching method works for me?
  • What is the typical age range of your students?
  • Which model of acoustic guitar should I purchase?
  • Will you assign homework, and how much practice is required?
  • What type of strings are best for beginners?
  • Which books should I buy for learning classical guitar?
  • Can you accommodate different learning styles?
  • What essentials should I bring to class, and how long is each session?
  • Can I have a written copy of our class schedule?
  • What is your policy for missed classes?
  • Am I allowed to suggest songs that I would like to learn?

Reviews for Portland classical guitar lessons

Recent success stories from people in the Portland area.
Sean G.
He helped guide me to my abilities, didn’t push things I had issues with, worked with me to work at my pace and comfort levels. Showed me ways to strengthen the things I could do and use them as building blocks to other areas
Dillon Nadler Music Lessons
Jan K.
Very smart, experienced, and engaged. He’s going to be a great teacher.
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