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Gresham Bass Guitar Lessons

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Mad Shaman Studios
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Kivett B.
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I have a degree in audio engineering from Berklee, magna cum laude 2005, and this guy knows what he's doing! He's a gear head's gear head who lets his ears do the decision making. I really, really enjoyed working with this guru. He got some of the best sounds on guitar that I've ever heard. Really comfortable and great sounding room. He made my bassist sound huge! I still don't know how he made the drums sound as good as they do on the recording as well. Alisdair is the real deal. A mad shaman of soundcraft. I'd definitely recommend this studio experience to anyone.

Kyle Shipp's Music Studio
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Vasudev L.
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My wife and I have been taking music lessons with Kyle for over a year. He is a very versatile musician being proficient on the piano, guitar and vocals. Because of this he is able explain many different aspects of music. He is also extremely patient. Kyle is the best.

Reverb Lessons - Portland
4.5
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
Josh C.
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I took lessons with Kyle for about a year. My goal was develop a solid foundation so that I could learn on my own without picking up any bad habits. Matt definitely helped me reach that goal and then some. I feel pretty confident that I can learn new, challenging songs on my own now. If guitar lessons weren't so expensive, I would definitely have kept going. Kyle is an awesome teacher!

Dr. Helen Pevzner
4.4
from 10 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Sasha S.
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Helen, was AMAZING, she taught my 6 yr daughter her first piano lesson. We were going to try out a few different teachers, but after meeting her, I have no interest going anywhere else. Thank you for being so friendly and so talented! <3 A few things that were important to me were, 1. She could connect with my 6 year old. 2. That she could teach syllabus. 3. That she has opportunities for her students to perform during the year. She met all three of those. :)

Versatile Guitar Education
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Deanna R.
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The amount of time and effort Austin dedicates to his music is truly inspiring! Just watching him talk and teach others about the guitar is amazing. He’s patience and truly enjoys explaining the different techniques and notes. Regardless of the amount of experience you have with guitar, I can bet after working with him you’ll have a greater appreciation for music in general!

Guitar & Bass Lessons
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanne K.
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I took bass lessons from Don for a couple of years and it really expanded my abilities and confidence. I chose him as a teacher when I heard him play at a jam session and I said that's what I want to sound like! He is a professional, focused and organized teacher. I could not read a chart at all when I started with him and now I can, and I've got great notes and records from all the lessons I can review anytime. Don is the best.

Alex Koehler
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Richard F.
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Alex is a terrific instructor in bass guitar. He is knowledgeable, patient, friendly, and willing to be flexible with scheduling lessons.

  • 3 years in business
Emily M.
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I originally went to Ky for harmonica lessons in Flagstaff after playing around with the instrument by myself for a couple of years. I wanted to learn how to play music with others. Ky tailored my lessons to me and taught me the basics. He played guitar along with me so I could get used to playing with people. Soon after, I picked up guitar and decided to see him for that as well. He was a great instructor for guitar too! Even for a complete beginner like me. He was very patient and helped me pick songs to master and skills to work on in areas where I needed improvement. Most of all, the lessons were fun and not frustrating! I walked out of each lesson feeling challenged, but accomplished and excited by the music we played. Ky is a very talented musician, teacher, and just a really cool, down to earth guy. Check him out!

Alex Kaminstein
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kayliane B.
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Going into my first lesson with Alex, I was excited, but pretty nervous. I've played other instruments in the past, so came into it with some musical background, but had never touched a bass. Part of the uprights appeal to me is knowing how hard it is to master. However knowing myself and having taken lessons on other instruments in the past, I know those first couple lessons on any instrument (let alone a particularly difficult one) can be frustrating. Alex was super patient with me, and made me feel really comfortable. He was very encouraging, and made me feel good about what I was learning. On the other hand, Alex was just tough enough that it pushed me to keep trying until I got it right. I left knowing a couple scales (pretty cool), and with blisters on my fingers. I'd say my first lesson was a win, and I'm looking forward to the next.

  • 1 year in business
Evelina N.
Verified review

Hayden is the very best bass teacher you could want! He's fun, creative, knowledgeable and experienced!!! My son only agreed to take bass lessons for a phone. Now my son does not want to miss a lesson with Hayden!! I don't have to ask my son to practice either!! Because of Hayden my son began playing on a worship team in like 6 months or less(can't really remember bc it was so fast!) and then sometime with in that first year my son played the bass in a gig with Hayden's band and Daniel was Awesome!!!

Franklin St. Studios
5.0
from 1 review
    Matthew K.
    Verified review

    I really enjoyed the lesson I received from Owen, he was very knowledgeable about his instrument and I intend to take more lessons from him in the future, I highly recommend anyone looking for an introduction and beginning lessons on the Bass guitar to give him a shot. He has great rates that are very affordable, and from my experience, he's always developing to become a better educator every day.

    About

    I have a graduate background in the arts. I also have done graduate work in Art Therapy and painting. The guitar is a way I enable people to enjoy music and their creative spirit.I use efficacy and positive reinforcement to help people learn music. I like to watch people realize they can play music.It is great to fill the world with more music.

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    Welcome to Destination Music Education! If you have been searching things online like guitar lessons in Portland, then you have found the right place. Our goal is to provide high-quality piano and guitar lessons with enthusiasm and encouragement. Music is in the heart of Portland, and expression and ideas are engraved on a musical scale. With over 30 years of musical performance, Destination Music Education strives to inspire students through our guitar and piano lessons.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I have been playing guitar all my life. I love music and working with customers. I play many styles, including electric/acoustic/finger style/classical.

    • 5 years in business
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    I am a Portland based guitar instructor. My teaching career began in NY, where I am originally from. I have had students from ages 6-60. I specialize in classical guitar, but I have plenty of experience in teaching and performing various styles, including rock, jazz, and folk. I believe that a good technique is essential, and an understanding of music theory is essential. However, these things are only one side of the coin. In addition to teaching you what to practice, I will teach you how to practice and how it ties in to what you love.

    About

    I offer bass guitar and guitar lessons. I teach bass guitar lessons and beginning guitar. I try to teach in a very basic way to get students playing as soon as possible, or if I'm teaching a more advanced student on how to achieve their next level of playing. I'm nice and simple.

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    Enrich your life with music! We offer guitar lessons with Jesse Schmunk. * Toured and recorded with Curtis Salgado and Jimmie Vaughan * Toured and performed with Steve Miller and George Thorogood * Toured and performed with Ellen Whyte, Kathy Walker, Fred Stickley, Chris Mayther and Rodeo Rose * Multiple performances at the Waterfront Blues Festival, Rose Festival and additional heavy regional and national tours I am teaching all levels from beginner to intermediate. I am teaching all ages. I have toured and performed with the best, and will transfer all these great information and inspiration to you!

    About

    Are you looking for affordable guitar/bass lessons from a qualified, flexible, and fun teacher? Look no further! As a Berklee College of Music graduate with an extensive background in live performance, private lessons, studio recording, and songwriting; I'd love to help you achieve your musical goals. Are you a beginner or already playing proficiently? Students are met at their level with private lessons that are both informative and fun!

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    Lessons on upright bass or bass guitar. All ages, all styles. Beginners welcome. I'm good with kids, and have forty years of experience. Rock, jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass, country, swing. Flexible hours, reasonable rates.

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    I'm Doc Fleetwood, and I teach guitar, music theory, jazz, and music concepts and philosophy. I focus on my specialty: fingerstyle jazz, covering blues, and folk with some instruction in country, bluegrass, classical, pop, and rock guitar. I also teach skills and concepts of leading church and small group worship with guitar, and of playing as a member of a worship team. My Teaching Background: It's been my privilege to teach countless students for over 38 years. I am the senior guitar teacher at Uptown Music in Keizer, Oregon, having enjoyed a teaching relationship with the store for more than 20 years. A number of the current and past guitar teachers at Uptown Music were originally my students who have gone on to become excellent teachers themselves. With the obligatory introductory lessons, exposure, and apprenticeship to colleagues in various ensembles, 40 years playing, and 35 years of teaching experience, a tremendous amount of self-instruction and research, I offer a vast perspective of playing and performing experiences to share with my students. Performance Background: I have played in various ensembles and solo endeavors for over 40 years. I currently play in the unique violin, guitar, and trumpet jazz trio "Kilde, Fleetwood, and La Freniere" in the vocal and guitar duo BJAZZ, and various solo and sideman engagements. My Teaching Philosophy: I practice what I call "prescriptive teaching". The purpose is to determine your interests, background and learning style and build lessons that provide you with the tools and guidance to become the musician you want to be. I constantly remind my students that I can't magically turn someone into a guitarist in half to 1 hour a week, but I do provide the tools and guidance for them to turn themselves into the musician they are destined to be. I love introducing youngsters to the joy of making music and helping adults realize that lifelong dream of making music. Testimony: "Being a music teacher myself, I have really appreciated what Doc Fleetwood has to offer. He's a teacher of teachers and highly skilled on the guitar. I have learned so much from him the last 3 years. He never ceases to amaze me with his knowledge and expertise and goes out of his way to help his students. You can tell that he loves to teach and it has been fun playing some of his arrangements and original compositions. I have also enjoyed watching and listening to him as he plays in a professional Jazz Trio. (They have produced several excellent CD recordings). I am happy and honored to recommend Doc Fleetwood." - Darrell Robertson, Piano and Guitar Teacher, Guitar Instructor at Chemeketa Community College "I have been meeting with Doc Fleetwood for about six years now. I have enjoyed every moment of his instruction on the guitar. Doc uses a unique approach to teaching, in which he makes complex ideas easy to grasp. As result of this type of teaching, music theory has become simple and easy for me to apply to my music. I believe that music theory is of no use if it becomes a distant entity to playing music. Music theory should serve as a tool to take an individual’s creativity to another level. I have truly seen this take place over the years under the instruction of Doc Fleetwood. I have greatly enjoyed my time with Doc and would recommend his teaching approach to anyone who wishes to take their guitar playing further. As a result of his instruction and encouragement, I myself am now teaching and seeing others expand in their musical potential." - Ben Schott, Music Pastor, Champion Life Center, Keizer, OR ; Guitar Teacher, Uptown Music, Keizer, OR "I’ve been playing guitar for a long time, but recently, I had begun to feel that I hadn’t challenged myself to grow at it in years. Doc Fleetwood’s strengths as a teacher mesh beautifully with what I am looking for and need as a student. He’s a great listener and took the time to find out what I can already do well, using that as a resource upon which we can build. Deeply knowledgeable about music and music theory, he’s also very patient with me as I step out into uncharted territory. A great teacher makes a world of difference when learning a new skill. Doc has the chops as both a master teacher and musician to help students of all levels rise to the challenges they’ve set for themselves. I would recommend him without hesitation." - Loren Depping, guitar student, member of “Oregon Valley Boys” western swing band Rates and Availability: I teach from my primary studio in Keizer, OR, serving students from Portland to Corvallis, and I provide occasional consultations in the Portland area. I also now offer live online sessions using the Skype webcam technology for students who may live too far distant to travel for weekly lessons. I teach from beginning to advanced, and I also offer consultations for advanced students and professional musicians desiring to hone their skills and supplement their knowledge, particularly in the areas of fingerstyle technique and music/jazz theory. Please contact me regarding rates as they do vary depending on locations and technology used.

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    I offer guitar/piano lessons. I have 26 years of experience in the industry. I'm trained and perform in multiple styles of music. Referrals are available upon request.

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