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Portland Guitar Academy
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Mariko C.
Verified review

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.

Foundation Guitar
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Marcus T.
Verified review

Max is an excellent teacher. He is patient and supportive and is able to tailor my guitar lessons to my interests. I had almost no experience with guitar, but I think I have progressed a lot in a short time with his help. I also really appreciate that he is able to come out to St. Johns for my lessons. If you are an adult looking for guitar lessons, I definitely recommend Max.

Kyle Shipp's Music Studio
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Seika K.
Verified review

I started taking his piano lessons only about a month ago, but it''s been such a great joy to work with him. He constantly assesses my weaknesses and strengths, and plans my lessons accordingly. He also listens carefully to what I like and what I want to do, too. I live a bit far from his studio, but it's totally worth it. I highly recommend him!

Kenner Music
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cassie C.
Verified review

I take bass lessons from Rory and he has great method of teaching with kids young and old. He dose not only teach me bass, but also a wide range of music theory and history. He is VERY knowledgeable in history, theory, and the science of music. He is a fun teacher and I always look forward to each lesson, knowing that one lesson wont be the same as another.

The Doran School of Music
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Hoa C.
Verified review

Would highly recommend. Cameron makes it enjoyable for my 5 year old and teaches in a way that keeps him engaged and willing to learn. The program is fun for my son and I even hear him singing the songs from piano lesson while he's playing with his toys. As a working parent, I also appreciate that Cameron is flexible when our schedule needs to change.

Dr. Helen Pevzner
4.4
from 10 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Sasha S.
Verified review

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. :)

Park Place Music Academy
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsey H.
Verified review

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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Angela V.
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My 10 year old son has been very interested in getting guitar lessons for about a year now, so I finally decided to do some research to find the best music school in the area. I asked some of his classmates for recommendations, and a few mentioned taking their children for lessons a Northwest School of Music, an that they really liked the instructors there. I read some reviews and went to visit one afternoon before my son got out of school. I spoke with Manny Martinez, the instructor who does the guitar lessons, and I could tell that he loves what he does. He has lots of experience and fantastic credentials and just seemed like a great teacher to learn from. My son has been going to him since January now. My son has been having a great time and has a real enthusiasm for it. Manny has done a great job in helping him to advance and develop his skills, and my son has been keeping up his end of the bargain (practice!) due in part to his instructors focus on making it really enjoyable. It's great to see my son devoting time to practicing because he loves impressing his instructor with his progress. Overall, I'm very happy I chose to sign my son up for lessons at the Northwest School of Music. The staff are fantastic, and they really motivate and encourage students. My daughter is interested in learning guitar as well now that her brother is having so much fun with it, and I'll be signing her up in the fall. The lessons are priced well, and the quality of instruction my child receives is worth every penny.

Versatile Guitar Education
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Deanna R.
Verified review

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!

Learn Guitar PDX
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Devon C.
Verified review

Learning from rick has been great. As a beginner adult with a full time job life can get busy. Rick helps me to stay on track and motivates me to keep learning. He attentive and detailed. I look forward to my weekly lessons. It's worth the drive across town. Thanks rick!

Hailstone Music
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Roman M.
Verified review

great guitar instructor! recommend!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mona L.
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I have been taking guitar lessons from Priscilla for about 1 1/2 years and could not be more pleased. She is a wonderful teacher and an extremely knowledgeable and talented musician. Her lesson plans are designed to be motivating and enjoyable for me while also moving me steadily forward in becoming a better musician. I love her enthusiasm! I believe she truly enjoys teaching.

Ryan Walsh Guitar
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Lalo F.
Verified review

Love hearing Ryan play at PDX, Andina, etc...... so much so that I had to hook up with him for lessons in Portland, excellent teacher as well. Check out his new album.

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Hey everyone! My name is Benjamin Copsey. I am 21 years old, very friendly and open to anyone with a passion for music. I have been a guitar instructor for 5 years now and would like to expand my clientele. In my classes, it's up to the student what they want to learn! For example, if you or your child wanted to learn guitar so you could play your favorite song and determined to learn it in a week, I would be the man to go to.

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I am an extremely patient player who loves to share the great gift of music to all those who wish to learn.

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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 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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Hi! I'm Matt. I am a full-time music instructor with over 10 years experience. I have a bachelors degree in music performance, play in several working bands and am the author of The Guitar Theory Workbook. I offer instruction in: * Blues, rock, country, folk, classical, and jazz styles * Rhythm and lead playing (Yes, even you can play guitar solos.) * Finger-picking or using a pick * Use of scales and arpeggios * Sight reading * Ear training, music theory and proper technique * Even ukulele and Bass Guitar My #1 rule: Guitar lessons are for the students. That means, I do my absolute best to make sure the students learn what they want to learn. If I don't know how to play something that you want to learn, I will learn it expressly, so I can pass it on to you.

  • 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.

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Need Guitar Lessons (for adults)

Portland, OR

  • Student age
    26-55
  • Guitar type
    Acoustic
  • Years of experience
    Other (A few months)
  • Last piece performed
    (Intentionally left blank)
  • Can read the following musical notation:
    Yes, I can read music staff, Yes, I can read guitar tabs
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Blues, Rock, Folk
  • Has instrument
    Yes, I have my own instrument
  • Short term goals
    Be able to accompany myself singing at gigs
  • Long term goals
    Accompany myself at gigs
  • Amount of time student is interested in taking lessons
    As recommended by teacher
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Day preference
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Time preference
    Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    I have an undergrad in jazz vocal performance so I have knowledge in reading music/theory, etc.
  • $47
    Average price

Need a Guitar Teacher

Portland, OR

  • Student age
    14-17
  • Guitar type
    Acoustic, Classical
  • Can read the following musical notation:
    No, I cannot read music
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Classical, Blues, Jazz
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Day preference
    Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference
    Early morning (before 9am), Morning (9am-noon)
  • Details
    don't have the best guitar
  • $32.5
    Average price
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