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Thumbtack Customer
Jana is a fantastic and enthusiastic teacher. She is innovative and always coming up with new ideas to help my 5 year old learn piano. We miss having her come to our house for lessons, but she has a fantastic music room and my daughter loves discovering all the instruments. Jana uses a variety of instruments in her instruction, so lessons are more than just piano, they also create an in depth understanding of music theory.
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Thumbtack Customer
We have had our first lesson and it was great! My son had to be pulled away from the piano each day or he will do nothing else. He is inspired!
Grant Richards Piano LessonsGrant Richards Piano Lessons
Mike N.
My daughter loves going to piano. I can hear her progress at home after going to a lesson and I know her love of music is being developed in good hands.
Oregon Octave AcademyOregon Octave Academy
Joanna O.
My son is learning so much more than the basics of piano from Shannon and developing the love of music and creativity besides just playing notes. He's 8 and just starting lessons.
The Fellowship Music & Arts AcademyThe Fellowship Music & Arts Academy
Thumbtack Customer
Jana has a really creative approach to teaching piano. My 6 yr old has only had a few lessons so far but already he's done some improv and learned some theory. I'm really pleased!
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Jim V.
Natalia has been an exceptional piano teacher for my 13 yearly son. After only two months he has gone from knowing almost nothing about piano to playing pretty well. He is also working on composing songs of his own. He is excited to play and we don’t have to remind him to practice. He always leaves his lessons excited to talk about what he did and what he’s going to work on for the next lesson. We are very grateful to Natalia for her encouraging and relaxed teaching style.
New Melody ProjectNew Melody Project
Thumbtack Customer
Jana does an amazing job with our 6 yr now 7 yr old boy who can have issues focusing. He is flourishing playing the piano. I rarely hear him say he doesn't want to practice. He always loves his lessons. My mom is a very accomplished pianist and taught piano for years I find Jana to be just as effective!
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Thumbtack Customer
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!
Kris' Keys Piano AcademyKris' Keys Piano Academy
Thumbtack Customer
Jana started teaching my family piano five months ago, she's an amazing teacher. She's combined me and our four and eight year old children into a single lesson and seamlessly transitions between our personalities and learning styles. She is a sweet and encouraging, using empowering and supportive language when our children struggle through their lesson. She is always on time and always smiling!
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Tony L.
Natalia provides a great personalized lesson plan for my current piano level. Her summaries and things to work on allow me to refine my abilities. She is also great with working remotely and flexible with schedules. She will be my primary instructor for the foreseeable future.
New Melody ProjectNew Melody Project
Thumbtack Customer
Having Jana as a teacher has been a wonderful experience. I used to hate piano, but now I am excited for my lesson every week. Instead of teachers that make you do what they want, Jana gives me options. We tried jazz, baroque, pop music and more. She lets me use her own piano books and gives specific tips. Jana has taught me so many different areas of music. We also have fun. She always comes with a smile on her face. She always comes when we need her to(even on short notice.) Jana teaches piano theory, technique and music (of course!) When we did pop music, she bought the song I was playing on I-Tunes just so that she could help me with it even better. Jana has without a doubt, been my favorite piano teacher ever!
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Sasha S.
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. :)
Dr. Helen PevznerDr. Helen Pevzner
Beau M.
I’ve been taking piano lessons with Shannon at the Fellowship Music & Arts Academy once a week for 3 months now and everything has been fantastic. Shannon uses his decades of experience in the music industry to help teach you things you can use right away to play songs, understand music theory, or anything else you want to learn. He has adapted his teaching style to fit me specifically and I’m learning way faster then I thought I would have. If you want to learn an instrument. This is the place you should go. Easily the best music teaching in the Portland area.
The Fellowship Music & Arts AcademyThe Fellowship Music & Arts Academy
Thumbtack Customer
I found Jana after sending out an APB for a piano instructor with experience teaching brain-damaged students. Run-of-the-mill lessons just weren't cutting it for my daughter, who has mild cerebral palsy. I'd been heartbroken to see the spark go out of my kid, who has so much music in her heart but but was burning out on the old routine of drilling scales and following the dancing elves. Though well intentioned, our previous teachers seemed to feel they weren't giving us our money's worth unless they nagged us to practice every day and perform in a recital every term. (Not that I have anything against daily practice and recitals, but they were just the wrong approach for this physically tentative child, who was already overloaded with special ed and physical therapy.) Thankfully, things began to look up when I read Jana's proposal. Not only was it clear that Jana had a working knowledge of neuromuscular disorders, but more importantly she "got" that I was trying to enrich my kid's artistic soul without adding to her stress level. I must confess that, even in spite of the wonderful written proposal, I was nervous leading up to the first lesson; and, given our previous experience, so was my daughter. But within minutes of Jana's arrival the house was ringing with music and laughter. Of course, Jana's enthusiasm and easy nature won my daughter over instantly. But behind the fun it was clear to me that a great deal of preparation and thought had gone into the lesson. Jana had combed my daughter's Walkman playlist for a catchy song with a straight-forward chord progression that my daughter could play along with on an electronic keyboard that a musician friend has been storing in our basement. Jana brought a portable boom box and a list of program codes for our keyboard. Within minutes my child was producing genuine, "cool" music. No more dancing elves! At the risk of sounding maudlin, my daughter and I actually wept for joy after her first lesson with Jana. It was such a relief, after a year of tedious school bureaucracy and occupational therapy, for this child to once again feel that she was creative, talented and in control. We are now two months in, and my daughter still looks forward to every lesson. I've even begun to catch her practicing on her own, without prodding, just for the sheer pleasure of it. When Jana submitted her original proposal to me, she had suggested that at some point my daughter might like to jam with school friends. As lovely as that sounded, I was skeptical at the time, because my daughter's friends are fairly experienced musicians, and when they had invited her to play in the past she'd expressed terror at the thought. So you can imagine my surprise and joy when, out of the blue, my giggling kid bragged to me the other day that she was working on a tune to play for her friends AND (the ultimate sign of kid confidence) mulling over potential band names! I wish you and/or your child the same joy. Hire Jana--she is one in a million!
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