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Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro 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.

Mad Shaman Studios
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 43 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.

Portland Guitar Academy
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Mariko C.
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I have been taking electric guitar lessons for a 18 months and Samantha is an excellent teacher for players from any level. She has a depth of technical knowledge, different styles of playing and most importantly, she makes it fun and interesting. It is rare to find a skilled guitar player who is also a skilled teacher, and Samantha is both.

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Foundation Guitar
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Les Y.
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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

Kyle Shipp's Music Studio
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Vasudev L.
Verified review

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.

  • 11 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Braden W.
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Great guitar teacher, not only gives great guitar lessons but also gives awesome insight on music and understanding it at a more complex level.

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

Dr. Helen Pevzner
4.3
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. :)

Attila's Guitar Studio
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Akos F.
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Attila has taught my son in the last 6,5 years. They spent lot of memorable lessons together starting with simple children's songs ending with Blue bossa jazz standard. He is patient and has good sense of humor, wide range of music styles. Thanks to his work my son plays the guitar very well and he is the guitar player of the Big Band at the Music School. Highly recommended teacher.

  • 15 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Megan D.
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I have had three guitar lessons with Cameron and have found him to be extremely knowledgeable, patient, encouraging, and positive. As a beginner guitar student I would highly recommend him if you've toyed with the idea of learning but have been intimidated or put it off for any other reason. Cameron presents the information/exercises in just the right amounts for me thereby preventing frustration with the material and instead increasing my confidence and enjoyment.

Geoff Arnold
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly J.
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Bass lessons from a man who does it from a fundemental starting point. Straight forward and knowledgeable. Love it!

Park Place Music Academy
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsey H.
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When I was 16 I took guitar beginner guitar lessons with Elisa and absolutely loved it! I definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a music teacher. She was and is very supportive of my dream in music.

Versatile Guitar Education
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire 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!

Pozzi's Piano
2.0
from 4 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Phoebe L.
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I've been with Tamara for the past 11 years and I've had such an amazing musical experience. Starting with piano and then extending my class time to fit in guitar and ukelele lessons, she's one of the most talented and versatile musicians I know. In addition, class times were flexible. The teaching environment was always very comfortable and supportive. Allowing her students to play what they were interested in and giving them a chance to explore different genres of music really enhanced my understanding and interest for music.

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I can teach skills for guitar and bass that will allow one to play music, bridging many genres. I can help people learn songs but specialize in teaching improvisational/computational skills.

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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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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.

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Hello, I profess lessons for guitar as a classical instrument. If interested, we will approach through technique and etudes while applying them to repertoire. This approach helps the player develop the skills that it takes to play with virtuosic ease, avoiding tension in the hand. I teach students of all ages and levels of progress. A large part of playing guitar is to expose yourself to the community and to other guitarists through chamber music. If you wish to explore these areas of music, I can help you succeed. I, Francisco Armenta, have studied at SFCM and PSU, and am currently studying in my undergraduate. I've taught at OCHSA, a famous high school of the arts, and I've also held many private students. Some of the materials you will need: - A classical guitar (nylon strings) - Pumping Nylon by Scott Tennant - A foot stool or an A-Frame of some sort - Files to shape the nails - A metronome/tuner Sincerely, Francisco Armenta

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For the past 20 years, I have been developing my craft as a musician. I have been formally trained in voice, piano, drums, and guitar. During college, many people approached me and asked if I would teach their daughter or son guitar. I naturally became a guitar teacher. Many of my guitar students have gone on to create their own original songs. With my experience of writing over 100 songs for many different genres, I am able to draw out the songwriting abilities of my students. Outside of teaching, I have been the music director of a church, written music for film producers, and performed all around North America. I look forward to helping you or your child learn guitar.

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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!

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Music lessons for all ages in classical, blues, jazz, and popular music styles are offered by professional musicians with degrees in music and teaching experience. We have lessons for guitar, ukelele, piano, bass, and drums. Students have the opportunity to perform in student recitals, which are great for students to showcase their skills and gain confidence in themselves. Parents really love it!

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