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  • 8 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Laurel B.
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It's hard to find the right piano teacher. But when I found Emily I knew I needed to look no further. I have been taking piano lessons on and off 20 years and within the first few lessons she taught me elements of theory and artistry that I had never seen from a teacher. She is patient, thoughtful and an expert in her craft. She listens and selects pieces that are inspirational to my taste and builds a curriculum to my skill level (intermediate) and pushes me just enough to help me feel confident while still learning new skills.

Foundation Guitar
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Omar H.
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My experience with Max has made me question why I have waited this long to begin taking formal guitar lessons. I have been playing guitar for over 10 years, but I lacked the fundamental understanding of the fretboard, scales/chord progressions, and basic music theory. Max was able to immediately diagnose what my skills and knowledge were lacking and diagnose a lesson plan accordingly. He is incredibly passionate about teaching and it shows. He is patient but also pushes my limits and challenges me to become a better polished guitarist. I look forward to my meetings with him, and his flexibility works very well with my inconsistent schedule.

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Confident Voice Studio
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Carissa H.
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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!

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Maestro Music School
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Loletta L.
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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.

Jonathan Sherrill
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Martin D.
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Jonathan Sherrill is an incredibly talented and professional guitar player and singer. Amazing vibe and positive attitude to accompany his shredding level skills. Jonathan is a 10/10!

Don't Give Up Guitar Lessons
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Don M.
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I am a 75 y/o individual with very limited musical skills and arthritis in my left hand. Who would take on such a challenging project.....Tim Bischof. Very patient, very knowledgeable, very skilled guitarist. I was having difficulty with the classical guitar when Tim put me in touch with Hawaiian slack key tuning which has re-energized my approach to learning the guitar. I can recommend Tim enthusiastically.

Attila's Guitar Studio
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Balazs G.
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Well trained, experienced, friendly. Makes the guitar learning fun.

Kenner Music
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Steve S.
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I'm a senior learner that has used several instructors in my years of learning guitar. Rory is the latest and the best so far. He has an easy style that has taught me more in a year than I've learned from all the others. From basic fingering exercises to understanding scales to learning to jam, I've learned both the how and the why to do things. He has tied more pieces together for me but helping me understand the big picture. I would highly recommend Rory as a guitar instructor for learners of all ages.

Beginning Piano Lessons
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Christine M.
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I took piano lessons from Geoff 2 years ago and unfortunately due to financial issues had to quit. For the months that I was able to be taught by him, I loved how patient he was with me as well as the materials he gave me. I would definitely return to him if I was able to do so in the future

The Murvihill Music Studio
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rina D.
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Mr.Murvihill is an amazing piano teacher! He is very encouraging and motivating. My daughter likes his style of teaching and he is very knowledgeable about the subject matter. A few times she has missed her classes because of other activities and getting make-up lessons has never been an issue. Apart from piano he also teaches guitar. When we were considering buying an used piano, he volunteered to come with us to evaluate it. That was very thoughtful of him. Beginning of the school year he sends the schedule of piano lessons to parents which shows how well organized he is. Every winter and spring he hosts recitals at his place for which he bakes chocolate chip cookies and makes other yummy snacks! He is an awesome teacher and above all a wonderful person!

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. :)

SongSmith Music
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Alice B.
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I highly recommend Tim Smith as a teacher in many areas of music. I am so elated to be taking cello lessons with this fine teacher! Tim is multi-talented and able to challenge me through every level of musical growth. I appreciate his individual teaching style which allows each student to progress at their own personal rate. He is flexible and accommodating with lesson times and his rates are right in line with the local teaching market.

Versatile Guitar Education
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron G.
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Austin is very professional, but fun also. He has made learning the guitar fun for my 12 year old son. Couldn't be happier with him.

  • 33 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
LeAnn M.
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Mr K is experienced and extremely knowledgeable in piano instruction. He brings an emphasis to technique for early learners, including scales and chords that builds a thorough knowledge base for students. As a former piano teacher, I have greatly valued having Mr K instruct my daughters. They have become proficient very quickly and love the piano!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kevin G.
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I have taken lessons with guitar instructor Manny Martinez. He is very knowledgeable, friendly and very encouraging. He makes learning fun. Northwest School of Music is great!

Geoff Arnold
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jack D.
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My guitar lessons are the highlight of my week. Geoff is an amazing teacher who makes learning the guitar enjoyable and accessible .

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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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At 14 years of age, I picked up my first guitar; having no idea what to try first, I took to the Internet to find the right path. I quickly learned that while the Internet can be a very useful tool to learn a large abundance of things, there is nothing like having someone sit in front of you and show you the ropes. At 24 years of age now, I commit most of my time to my job as a race timing technician, but on the side, I love getting the chance to open the instrumental eyes of a new musician. I've played in several bands, taken several music courses in college, and still take pride in all of my instruments. My lessons generally start off with an acoustic guitar; if you do not have one, I can provide one for rent. I go into types of guitars (12 strings, bass, electric, etc.), and I provide various scales and chord diagrams to work on, on your own.

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Please see my website for complete description and other info regarding my teaching and music in general.

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I offer full-service recording and music lessons. I teach anywhere, from beginner to advanced, and all styles, focused on playing by ear.

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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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