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Jesse is a great instructor with a prestigious background and education in singing and music in general. He knows what he's talking about. He's easy to get along and communicate with, and knows when to push you and how hard to push reach your goals. I had no music background at all and after A few lessons and his teachings, I already know I can go far in the music world. This guy is the real deal
Despite my love of music, I could never commit to music lessons. I'd always feel like it drained me of my passion instead of allowing me to hone it. This time around was made a lot easier by having a teacher who is patient, understanding, funny and quite simply just really easy to learn from and with. Sam has a ton of experience with music and is very talented. You'll see this, but all the while she'll strike you as humble. This was very important to me because I feel super vulnerable learning music. On top of her being an excellent teacher personality-wise, she also offers equipment to record, and will teach you the ins-and-outs of GuitarPro so that you can play around with it at home. Beyond Sam though, the space itself, the Portland Guitar Academy, is very comfortable, it's a nice studio with lots of equipment, is easy to access via Trimet(the 10&14 get me there,) and has lots of parking. ((I'm pretty sure there's another location, but I go to the one in Southeast.)) Anyways, if you're looking for a humble, yet talented individual to help you out with guitar, by all means consider Sam. If you'd like to know anything else about my experience, feel free to reach out. Best, Addison
Our daughter wanted singng lessons for a birthday present and we had been referred to Judy. We did not know what to expect at the first recital and were blown away by the talent and range of her students. She brings out the confidence to be themselves when performing. Judy is also so professional and on time. Very importatant to a mom of three!
I am so happy to have found Kris as my daughter's piano teacher! She is 8 years old, had some introductory, minimal piano lessons at a summer camp last year so basically a beginner student. We started once-a-week lessons in January and 4 months later...L loves playing the piano! She plays when she is getting ready for school, she plays when she gets home from school. I have to remind her about the week's lesson but more importantly, she is experimenting and enjoying making music and this is encouraged by Kris as well as the fundamentals. I have seen her confidence grow, be proud of her development, and practice towards a goal. Since the lessons, when she listens to music she sometimes tries to play the chords or mimic playing it while we are in the car. I can tell she is thinking about how she could play songs she enjoys. Wow! Kris is patient, focused on the student, provides clear guidance and tailors the lessons to her level. For example, if she needs more time to practice a newer concept, he understands this. He also challenges L to stretch her ability a bit each week which is perfect for her personality. He has a calm, positive, and encouraging presence. I am so appreciative of his dependability and flexibility to make up a lesson the two times we weren't able to make our scheduled lesson due to scheduled events. It's clear he cares about the consistency of her lessons/practice and is reasonable about the occasional scheduling hiccups in families. I highly recommend Kris!
Amazing teacher and amazing woman. Singing lessons with Sofia were an amazing journey - to vocal and personal freedom. The teaching method Sofia uses was a revolution, changing almost all I was taught about singin so far - and it brought wonderful, unexpected results! If you are lucky enough to have a chance to learn from her - wow!
Patient, intelligent, talented… Those are just three of the qualities that Maxime displays as a guitar teacher. I started taking guitar lessons from him last year and to be honest, at first I was somewhat concerned about taking music lessons over the Internet. But it’s worked out quite well. And although I am a beginning guitar player, I’m not an inexperienced music student. After undergraduate studies in music. I went to Juilliard on scholarship before going on to perform all over the world. Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, recording contract with Sony. Recorded at Abbey Rd. Studios with the London Philharmonic, PBS radio and TV performances with leading orchestras and opera companies and along the way more voice lessons than I can remember…. 😬 so if there’s one thing I’ve done a lot of it’s take private music lessons. From a lot of people. Some good, some bad, and some great. And I have no qualms about recommending Max to either a beginning or advanced guitar student. He does a great job and is very organized in his teaching. So if you’re thinking of taking lessons give him a try. I think you’ll be very happy. Did I mention that is also a really nice guy…? 😎 Les young
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.
I have been taking lessons with top piano players all over the world and there is a reason that I train with Shannon from across the country. Great guy and great with kids!
🎵On the recommendation from a friend, my teenage daughter has been taking drumming lessons with Nick for the past couple of years. He has been a fantastic teacher, mentor and coach for my daughter. He is an extremely talented and seasoned musician who is a very good teacher, that package doesn't always come together but it does with Nick. He uses visual, auditory, lots of encouragement, lively conversation and patience to help her hear and feel the nuances of music. They have discussions about other artists and music she is interested in,as well as teaching to her level. I like this personal approach because she feels his interest in her, what else could a teenager ask for! He has also peaked her interested in watching how other artists create and has invited us to his performances and gigs, if you get a chance to catch him in action go see him play, a true artist . Nick also extends himself by taking the time to make sure her set is fitted to her and has helped us find good equipment. His studio is set up nicely as well. Nick has also been flexible with scheduling lessons and fitting her in when we have a time constrain. Nick Saume has been a great teacher and a wonderful person to work with 🎵🎵🎵🎵🎵.
My 10 year old son started taking piano lessons with Deanna Maio at Confident Voice Studios a couple of months ago, and she has done a terrific job connecting with him and helping him advance his piano practice. We highly recommend Deanna!
We just started with Brenda, but so far things are going great! She is very patient and excellent at explaining things to my son, who is always full of questions. He is really enjoying lessons and learning the piano! We would definitely recommend her to others!
I have had 2 singing lessons so far from Eleni. I feel that I am improving already! She is very skilled and observant and can see quickly where I am holding tension and help guide me how to relax both physically and mentally in ways that instantly effect my voice in positive ways. I am very excited to continue working with her and I highly recommend her as a teacher. She is experienced, highly knowledgeable, friendly and comfortable to be around and effective!!
When we arrived for the initial consultation for singing lessons and my daughter saw the piano, she asked if she could take piano lessons first. So, we're now taking piano lessons from Bonnie. I find her to work very well with kids, my daughter is 8, and my daughter likes her and is happy too. She explains things clearly, gives praise when earned, and is helpful and pleasant to work with.
Andrew has been helping my 5-year old daughter learn how to play violin and he's been an awesome teacher for her. Andrew has been the perfect combination of a highly-skilled professional violinist and a patient/ fun/ understanding teacher for my daughter. He has an easy-to-understand/follow teaching style and makes sure that she is following his instruction every step of the way. He provides my daughter with easy-to-follow homework assignments at the end of each lesson and appropriately encourages her to practice in between lessons. His studio is very spacious and easy to access. I highly recommend him as a teacher.
I've been taking bass lessons with Zach Rizer since I was about 14. I have learned an immense amount of material and knowledge over the years from Zach, and I wouldn't be the player I am today, or the one I will be tomorrow if it wasn't for him. Zach plays at an extremely high level and was able to teach me anything and everything I needed to know about the bass (upright and electric), as well as every music theory question I ever needed answered. I am now 22, a senior in college studying Jazz with an emphasis in performance, and I still ask him questions as he always has the answers. Zach was the only private teacher that I could make sense of when I was younger. He was very patient, but also knew how to push my technical ability. Taking lessons from him while in college for music was the exact same, as his knowledge base, playing level, and teaching ability exceed way beyond the undergraduate level. I've not only learned my technical ability from Zach, but I have also discovered how to become a better musician on my own as well. If you need bass/theory lessons of any kind, at any age, he's your guy!
Jeff has given our son drum lessons for 7 years. Jeff is encouraging, understanding and very fun. He is excited and enthusiastic about our son's progress and passionate about music. He strives to teach what is necessary to learn and the type of music the student is interested in. Our "likes to sleep in" son has no problem getting up on a Saturday morning to go to his lesson!
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. :)
Today was my first day working with Darin, and I must say I was more than impressed by his knowledge in music, skills in pedagogy, and his overall passion and enthusiasm for music and teaching! I could truly sense his excitement for me to learn and how much he cared to provide me with all the resources needed for me to succeed. He is not only an excellent pianist, but truly has incredible talent and knowledge in teaching. He truly spends his time generously in teaching and makes the learning experience so exciting. Darin spend extra time outside of the lesson planning out the lesson and then typing up all the things we covered in the lesson so I would have a summary and point of reference. I highly recommend him and am looking forward to working with him as my teacher!
I've been taking lessons with Justin for nearly two years. I am a retired USPS employee and throughout my life I have always wanted to learn about music theory, how to read music etc. Yet, I lacked the confidence necessary to believe I was capable. With Justin 's instruction, I am now reading music and making progress in saxophone play. Not only is he knowledgeable in music theory, he is very patient in his teaching methods. Anyone who uses Justin 's service will not be disappointed.
I'm a beginning guitarist and have thoroughly enjoyed Rick as a teacher. He has a straightforward and relaxed teaching style. Rick willingly incorporates any song, artist, or style I mention in the lessons. One particular element of his teaching that benefits my progression a lot is music theory. Even though I don't immediately understand all he teaches, the gradual addition of these theory lessons is paying off.
We had a wonderful time with Music camp and private piano lessons. Excellent location and nice people.