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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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Catharina's Clackamas Piano Lessons

Catharina's Clackamas Piano Lessons

5.0 10 Reviews
Rated as one of the Best Portland Piano Teachers by Expertise.com Catharina teaches classical piano to pop and improvisation online or in-person to all ages has a fun program for pre-school kids! Hi, I'm Catharina, and I want to thank you for taking the time to read this. Although I teach the entire syllabus to all ages, I specialize in teaching the little ones how to play the piano and use a variety of props and methods, including stuffed animals, rhythm instruments, and musical games to do this effectively. I teach ages 3.8-adults and seniors with patience and compassion. Because of my background working with children from pre-school throug ... View Profile
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Hancock Music Studio

Hancock Music Studio

4.9 8 Reviews
Hancock Music Studio was founded by Pollyanna Moody in 1996.  The studio offers individualized private instruction for ages 5-100 and beginning to advanced experience levels.  The initial lesson is a no risk, free 30 minute session.  This allows potential students determine if the instructor's teaching style and the students goals match.  Lessons provide a comprehensive education, developing musicianship, ear training, technique, creativity, performance opportunities and confidence building! Ms. Moody is part of the Marylhurst University voice faculty.  Hancock Music Studio offers voice and piano lessons in SE Portlan ... View Profile
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Drum Lessons With Adam Carlson

Drum Lessons With Adam Carlson

5.0 7 Reviews
 I am a fun, and energetic drum teacher with a bachelors degree in jazz studies. I am one of the first call drummers in Oregon, playing over 100 gigs a year. My top priority is to help you achieve YOUR goals, whether that's playing along to your favorite song, expanding your drumming technique, or discovering how to play any style of music on the drum set. I always provide a logical sequence of events to make playing drum set simple, and fun. ... View Profile
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Retha Palmer Piano Studio

Retha Palmer Piano Studio

5.0 6 Reviews
I have a Master's degree in Piano Teaching, and I have taught piano in the Portland, Oregon area since 1992.  My students ages are 5 to 80.  School age children play in 2 recitals per year: winter recital and June end-of-school year recital.
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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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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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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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Jay Eugene Fraley - SINGkraft

Jay Eugene Fraley - SINGkraft

5.0 4 Reviews
Greetings! Before I get Into the things that I believe makes my "service" stand out, I'd like to start with my mission statement(s), which is...  “Set free the artist within”     "Teach what I wish I would have been taught,             when I was in high school and college." I've a profound passion to help singers. It is something that I feel a very, very strong calling and know that this is something I was born to do. I've probably gone way overboard with the information supplied, here, but if you would like even more information, please visit my very outdated website, T ... View Profile
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Ryan Kwan Music Lessons

Ryan Kwan Music Lessons

5.0 4 Reviews
I am passionate and highly knowledgable musician and performer. I can offer a pure joy in learning music and finding a voice in your own expression. My teaching style is lax. I feel out what the student needs in the moment and give them assignments to work on every week. I am very creative to find resources that will help the student and guide where the lessons and goals head towards. I am a singer-songwriter who specializes in many instruments such as piano, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and singing. I am an active performer and songwriter and have performed and collaborated with many individual in many unique situations. I also went to school at ... View Profile
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Denise's Violin Lessons

Denise's Violin Lessons

5.0 3 Reviews
I offer reasonably priced lessons and i often give my students longer lessons than usual for one set price .With the coronavirus going around and the need for social distancing,  I am available for online violin lessons through facebook messenger.  I have found that using their video chat feature makes for a pretty decent online violin lesson     I can travel to my students or I can teach out of my home.  Parents are encouraged to stay.  I have a very open floor plan and plenty of room for the parents to be comfortable during the lesson. ... View Profile
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Portland Piano Company

Portland Piano Company

5.0 3 Reviews
I was trained & taught public school general music 4 years in Romania.  I've been teaching private piano & keyboard in the Portland, Oregon area more than 30 yrs.
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Nick Layton Guitar Lessons

Nick Layton Guitar Lessons

5.0 3 Reviews
I'm passionate about seeing my students get results. The joy of making progress towards ones musical goals is exciting for the student and for the teacher, and the positive energy created spills into many other areas of life.  My lessons focus on building a solid foundation in technique, harmony & theory and vocabulary. Once we determine what the students goals are I create a plan customized for each student that is fun, challenging and effective. I've been teaching for over 15 years in music stores and private studios in California and Washington state. Several of my students have gone on to play in bands and tour. Some have even be ... View Profile
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Joyful Music

Joyful Music

5.0 2 Reviews
I love music!  It is a true joy!  And learning music should be a joy as well. Yes, I teach how to play an instrument.  But we also learn about the instrument, how to understand and compose music,  music appreciation, and how to have fun while working hard. I have been playing piano and flute for over 35 years.  I have a degree in Education with a minor in music and have been teaching private lessons for over 8 years. Cherck out my website:  www.joyfulmusiclessons.weebly.com ... View Profile
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Piano Paul Music Lessons

Piano Paul Music Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
I offer real experience playing across genres in the PNW. This summer alone I played over 100 gigs with genres varying from hiphop, jazz, blues, funk, and pop. I am a full time musician, music student, and music teacher. This is what I do. 
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Wildwood Violin

Wildwood Violin

5.0 2 Reviews
A graduate of the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Andrew has spent over 10 years instructing beginning and intermediate students in every age range and in various styles. Utilizing honed techniques learned both in school and in the professional and live band setting, Andrew draws on classical foundation and a wide range of styles (including pop, jazz, blues and fiddle) to create lessons tailored to each students individual needs and goals. *** Lesson Details *** Students who study with Andrew receive a fresh experience of the violin. Unlike a "one-fits-all" model, Andrew creates a unique lesson plan tailored to each individu ... 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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Harmonious Relations ~ Artistic Creativity

Harmonious Relations ~ Artistic Creativity

5.0 2 Reviews
What differentiates us Primarily I stand out from other Artist/Art Teachers because of where my heart lies while amidst teaching or simply guiding the client to there own inner potentials, as well as where I am during a project. I Allow my clients and myself structure, but flexiblity to be whatever they desire. I give the support and space for creativity to flow from a pure place. Allowing the art to unfold effortlessly. I like to encourage my clients to tap into their own creative imaginations. In doing so the art is a astoundingly beautiful and authentic. It is such a personal internally therapeutic experience, a student can achieve ... 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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Lance Vallis Guitar Lessons

Lance Vallis Guitar Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
I have spent the past several years performing around the world on board various cruise ships for Princess, Celebrity, and Norwegian Cruise Lines.  Originally from Long Island, New York, I attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, where I lived until 2011. In June of 2015, I earned my Master of Music degree in jazz studies from Portland State University. I cater to what my student's interests are and am happy to take suggestions for material they'd like to learn in lessons. At the same time, I feel it's my responsibility to draw from my background as a music professional and show the student material they may ... View Profile
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Music Lessons Portland

Music Lessons Portland

5.0 1 Review
All instructors have a minimum of a BA in music in the instrument they teach and most have over ten years of teaching experience! Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring? All materials for first lesson (barring the students instrument) are included in this offer. What was the inspiration to start or run this business? The founding director of Music Lessons Portland recently relocated to the states following a ten year management position teaching English in Europe through musical modailties. What do you love most about your job? We operate on the principle that every child has a unique gift and music lessons ... View Profile
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Josh Taylor Guitar Lessons

Josh Taylor Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
You can sum up what I do like this: Music is just one more outlet for passion, creativity and discipline.  I help people find it. At Guitar Lessons Made Simple you'll get the patience you need to pursue the guitar whatever your pace.  I try to reiterate new concepts a few different ways to help you understand.  Here you get a combination of playing your own favorite songs in additional to foundational techniques which I bring. Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: I go through the basic chords, and ask if they've had any other musical background with note-reading or anything like that which can help. If ... 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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Judy Malings Voice Studio

Judy Malings Voice Studio

5.0 1 Review
I start with a complimentary online 30 minute trial lesson. Please contact me for availability so we can schedule your complimentary lesson! All lessons are taught online with Skype or FaceTime. I am currently teaching voice students from all regions ! I am strictly a teacher of voice..not a guitar or piano teacher who teaches voice on the side. I consider myself a 'vocal technician' who can quickly diagnose and analyze singers tendencies and flaws and who can design tools and exercises specifically tailored to each students vocal tendencies.I specialize in contemporary singing as opposed to classical and am trained to teach singers how to si ... View Profile
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Aaron Wolf Guitar Lessons

Aaron Wolf Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
Along with standard approaches, my lessons have a special focus on the psychology and science of music. Music making is about how the human mind processes things like rhythm and harmony, the way we form patterns and expectations, and the way emotions and social associations affect our experiences. I also emphasize creative exploration. I have a classical guitar degree and experience with lots of other styles. I spent a couple years in a full-time pop/rock/jam band. I've reviewed over 800 books on guitar and music education and known many other teachers, so I know what's out there otherwise. My broad perspective lets me adapt lessons for each ... View Profile
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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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The Piano Professor

The Piano Professor

5.0 1 Review
I come from a musical family, my father was music professor at the Denver University and my mother was harpist with the Denver Symphony . I have three degrees in music: B.Ed., B.M., M.M.  My master's degree is from the Manhattan School of Music in New York where I studied with the legendary pianist Robert Goldsand, and also jazz studies with John Mehegan of the Juilliard School. Three of my young students, ages 8-11 were winners in the Pinault International Piano competition in New York in 2000, subsequently I had an adult who was a winner three years later. The director of the competition, Dr Botacci sent me a letter exclaiming that it ... View Profile
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True Voice PDX

True Voice PDX

5.0 1 Review
Balance is key. That's my motto, and that's what I follow every step of the way. I am here to help you get out of your comfort zone and become a better version of you as a whole. Your instrument is a means of communication, and I will try to help you communicate with your inner self, understand your physical and emotional blocks and work in a wholistic way to overcome anxiety, stress, and stage fright. I will help you trust yourself to get cooky and creative and sing with an open mind, as well as with perfect technique. Whether it's opera or pop singing, I will always strive to help you understand the mechanics of your voice and how to perfor ... View Profile
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Celtic Rose Flute Instruction, Performance & Repair

Celtic Rose Flute Instruction, Performance & Repair

5.0 1 Review
Lesson instruction is available for silver flute, recorder and piccolo. Instruction is offered with a Classical music foundation that includes music theory and history content. Amanda Kanter is also a skilled Irish flutist and often includes traditional music within lesson design.Students are encouraged to become literate in reading music notation. Performance fluency is supported by ear training, daily practice schedules and ensemble opportunities with students of similar playing level. Annual recitals are presented each spring.Studio lessons are taught in duet style which encourages independent ‘voice’ development. Group lessons ... View Profile
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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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