Find a piano teacher in Portland, OR

Find piano lessons in Portland, OR

Find piano lessons in Portland, OR

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Top 10 piano teachers in Portland, OR

Students agree: these Portland piano lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Adam King Piano

Adam King Piano

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Portland, OR
I have been teaching private lessons for over a decade, and my love for bringing music into people's lives is a regular gift unto myself. As a professional musician, I have toured the country playing everything from rock to jazz to blues to hip-hop to classical to indie to electronica. I pride myself on a vast wealth of musical knowledge and the ability to create individualized lessons that allow my students to play the music they want to play. One of the greatest honors of my job is becoming a part of family's lives. Not only do i get to watch my students' knowledge and abilities increase, I get to see their lives grow and expand. I don't wo...
Rebecca Ewing Music

Rebecca Ewing Music

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Portland, OR
I am a passionate and invested teacher, with great enthusiasm for connecting with students and celebrating their growth.
DeAnna Howe Piano Lessons

DeAnna Howe Piano Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
42+ years in business
Serves Portland, OR
I have a Doctoral Degree in piano performance. My students excel in competitive and non-competitive events. I teach students of all levels and ages. They make progress very quickly - and, they have fun! I am qualified to help you set up a great foundation from the very beginning, so you don't spend years fixing bad habits! Let me help you with a great foundation. I love seeing my students excel! They are excited about the practice suggestions they learn with me, and I see a lot of progress because of these suggestions. This is very rewarding. After just a few short months, my students play confidently, with dynamics, articulation, and...
Piano Lessons

Piano Lessons

5.0Exceptional(5)
2 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Portland, OR
Nancy M. says, "It is absolute pleasure that I write a letter of recommendation for Irina Kasatkina. Irina has been my children's piano and for the past 7 years. My 17 year old (presently) and my 13 year old girls loved her from the very beginning, connecting with her warmth and enthusiasm as well as her consistently positive approach. Irina is a patient teacher and treats each child with love for their individuality. Never-the-less, she has standards and expectations that she makes clear to them and they have learned the benefits of self discipline as it regards to music and other aspects of their lives. My children have progressed as both piano and harp players, gaining self- confidence and skill that will help them socially and for enjoyment, their entire lives. Irina's true vocation for music and teaching is obvious. I highly recommend Irinaas a music teacher for any adult or child who wishes to learn. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to recommend someone I truly believe in! Sincerely, Nancy Muggoch, NP, MS, ACHPN " Read more

Your Piano Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much are piano lessons?

Piano lessons cost $40 to $80 per hour, depending on the location, their experience level, and session length. A piano lesson package costs $180 to $350 for five 1-hour lessons. Children's piano lessons and online lessons often cost less than average.

Piano lessons are available for all ages in most cities in the country. Music instructors teach:

  • Music theory
  • Sight-reading
  • Improvisation
  • How to improve playing or technique

At what age should you start piano lessons?

The best age to start piano lessons is 5 to 9 years, though learning how to play the piano doesn't have an age limit. Playing the piano strengthens fine motor skills, increases flexibility, and improves your memory no matter how old you are.

Are piano lessons worth it?

Piano lessons are worth the money and effort invested over time. Playing an instrument can be beneficial for mental health, and cognitive strength. For smaller budgets, book just a few lessons to get the basics down and continue on your own.

How long are piano lessons?

Piano lessons for beginners or children are typically 30 to 45 minutes per session. Intermediate or advanced lessons are 45 to 60+ minutes per session. Most people have 1 to 2 lessons per week.

Can you learn to play piano online?

Yes, you can learn to play piano online through a webcam or virtual tutorials. Search our list of online piano teacher near you to find an instructor. Online piano lessons are often more convenient than in-person lessons and cost 20% less on average.

How do I select a piano teacher?

Start by searching our list of piano teachers, then:

  • Get at least three free estimates to compare.
  • Read reviews on Lessons and Google if possible.
  • Ask for references from current or recent students.
  • Make sure they are kind and personable, especially when with children.
  • Get a written estimate and schedule before the first lesson.
  • Avoid making a large payment up front. Follow a payment plan instead.

After asking questions and browsing reviews, hire the best piano instructor in your area.

What questions should I ask piano instructors?

When hiring piano teachers near you, ask the following questions:

  • How long have you been teaching piano?
  • Do you have a degree in music?
  • What age do you typically teach?
  • What genre of piano do you specialize in?
  • Will you give me a contract or payment arrangement in writing?
  • Will you allow me to choose some or all of the songs we practice?

Reviews for Portland piano teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Portland area.
Paul P.
Irina Kasatkina has been teaching piano to my 11-year old son for two years. He has developed both an ability to play and an enjoyment of music because of Irina's thoughtful guidance. Her love of music and teaching is quite evident, whether she's teaching how to play, how to read music, or other music fundamentals. I am impressed with her kind and clear manner that encourages my son to explore the music. She incorporates his interests into the lessons, including helping him write his own compositions at age 10! She has won my son's heart and imagination, and he has this to say about Irina: "She helps me change what I"m doing wrong, she picks out the right books and songs for me, and she does it all very nicely." Perhaps the best recommendation is that he enjoys coming back every week for his lesson, and wants to practice so that he can improve every week! I would be happy to talk to parents about Irina's abilities as a piano teacher. Paul R. Peterzell
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