DHN Guitar Lessons

DHN Guitar Lessons

5.0 (5)
7 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
13 years in business

About this pro

I believe that playing music is possibly the most fun activity a person can engage in, and learning how to improve at an instrument is a valuable experience that crosses over to many aspects of one’s life, as well as being really exciting and rewarding. 

I have been playing guitar for over 10 years, and teaching almost as long. In California, I taught at the Santa Barbara Academy of Rock, Jensen’s Mainstage Summer Camp, The LOUD Program, Goleta Valley Jr. High, as well as many private lessons. Since moving to Portland in 2014, I have had many private students.

I enjoy playing guitar in a wide variety of scenarios, from rock, funk and soul bands, to accompanying singer songwriters, to playing in a variety of jazz small groups, as well as writing and arranging music.

I  have a Bachelors in Arts & Letters with an emphasis in music from Portland State University, as well as an Associates Degree in Music from Santa Barbara City College . I have studied with Chris Judge, Darrell Grant, Jeff Putterman, George Colligan, and Alan Jones. I continue to study music vigorously, and am constantly thankful that I get do what I love every day.

I’m available for private or group lessons for folk, rock, pop, blues, and jazz guitar. I have a wide variety of experience of with all age groups and experience levels. If you have any questions on my teaching style, don’t hesitate to ask!

My website is dhnguitar.com

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Portland, OR 97202
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5 Reviews


  • Lindsey Shearer

    Dillon is so knowledgeable and patient. He's entertaining and makes our lessons fun!

  • 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

  • Victoria Holl

    Excellent teacher! He is friendly and knowledgeable. Gives clear instructions and advise. I highly recommend DHN!

  • Hayden Rogers

    He is teaching style is very easy to follow along with and gives you a clear idea of were you need to improve.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I like to find out what their interests, goals and learning styles are, and help them build a good practice plan from there.

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

I have been teaching professional lessons and classes for 10 years. I also have an Associates degree, Bachelors degree, and countless hours of performance and private study with top notch teachers to inform my decisions.

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

$60 an hour, $30 for a half hour. If you purchase 10 lessons in advance, then I'll give a $5 discount per lesson.

How did you get started teaching?

younger guitar players wanted to take lessons with me, and I said yes!

What types of students have you worked with?

Almost all types...I’ve worked with 5 year olds all the way up to retired folks.

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

look for someone who is passionate about music, and will give you the individual attention you need!

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

Students should feel comfortable asking their teachers any music related question that pops into their head