Megan Hughes Piano Lessons

Megan Hughes Piano Lessons

39 years in business

About this pro

I offer piano lessons for all ages, young and old, and all levels of experience. I teach a flexible, adaptable curriculum, which focuses on the needs and interests of each student. 

In my lineage of teachers and performers I am only 5 generations from Beethoven. My training emphasized beauty and range of tonal color, teachnical freedom and deep immersion in the music. I also have spent many years under the mentors hip of Don Lehmann, mastering the arts of teaching, with a special emphasis on teaching adults. 

I enjoy working with a range of ages and skills in my studio, as well as a range of musical genres. I get to help beginners learn their first songs and more experienced players find the deepest expression of their music. It never gets old. 

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Portland, OR 97239
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The most important thing is to get some music going. As we go along we can get to know each other and fine-tune the lessons. I start where the student is and go from there. I don't use a set curriculum but adapt available materials to each student's needs and skills. 

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

I'm a classical pianist with skills and familiarity throughout the literature. I love playing the music of the great pianist/composers such as Rachmaninof, Chopin, Liszt, but also lots of 20th century composers, such as Poulenc. But I teach a whole range of music because my students have broad interests.

i am constantly studying new literature and new developments in education. I have extensive, post graduate education in both subjects. 

How did you get started teaching?

I charge $75.00/hour, but bill tuition by the term in order to simplify accounting. Other arrangements are available. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with 4 year olds and 80 year olds and everyone in between. I have started newbies of 65 and helped coach professionals. I mentor other teachers and I teach lots of kids just starting out. I particularly like adults and transfer students, partly because my training emphasized this area and partly just because I do. 

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