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  • Portland Guitar Academy

    (31 reviews)

    Do you want to have fun learning to play guitar the way you've always wanted to? Are you looking to work with an instructor who takes your goals into account and makes a specific plan to help you accomplish them efficiently and effectively? Are you looking for an instructor who is trained to teach guitar rather than just play it? Are you tired of struggling through outdated or unproven guitar instruction methods? I understand what it takes to keep students motivated and inspired on the path to reaching their goals. I am a professional full time guitarist, singer and instructor. I have been trained to use many of the same methods used by many of the top guitar instructors in the world. These methods are proven to work well for thousands of students. I take teaching seriously. My studios are outfitted with top quality modern equipment that allows my students to have a one of a kind modern lesson experience.

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  • Eric Phillips Music Studio

    (12 reviews)

    My lessons are fun, casual and comfortable, caters to absolute beginners to advanced students, for children to adults, has a variety of styles, i.e., rock, folk, jazz, classical, etc. and are personalized to your needs! I am a professional music teacher based in Portland, Oregon. I teach private guitar lessons as well as group classes to high school and middle school students on electronic music and film scoring. I have years of experience in teaching a variety of students, from the most absolute beginner to the most ambitious and dedicated musicians, young children and fathers seeking to pick up a new hobby. Whether you're looking to studiously hone your craft to raise your level of playing or to casually learn to jam to your favorite songs, I can give you the tools your need, and we'll have a great time doing so! I'm comfortable and have experience in a wide variety of genres and disciplines, from folk, rock and jazz to classical, film scoring, electronic music, audio production and sound design. Really, beginners are super welcome!

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  • New Verse Guitar & Bass Studio

    (3 reviews)

    I offer hour and half-hour bass & guitar lessons, at my studio (in the Buckman neighborhood of SE Portland) or in your home.

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  • Guitar Lessons for Ladies, Women and Girls

    (1 reviews)

    Are you ready to rock? I am offering private rock guitar lessons for Ladies, Women and Girls. Pick up a guitar and change your life! I provide 30-min/1-hour lessons. The following are my credentials: * Experienced female instructor * More than 10 years' experience in playing/performing * More than six years in teaching: Rock'n'Roll Camp for Girls and Ladies' Rock Camp Learn the songs that you love! I teach the following: * Basic music theory * Tone/pedals/feedback * Performance and songwriting All ages / skill levels are welcome. I teach acoustic and electric guitar. My references are available upon request. All Gender Identities are welcome! I am just trying to fill the gap for all those women and girls who want an encouraging instructor.

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  • Guitar Lessons with Ben

    Hello! I've been teaching guitar since 2002 to a wide range of students, varying in age, level, and stylistic interests. Young or old, beginner or advanced, my goal as a teacher is to help the student acquire the skills necessary to become creative with music and to have fun doing so. I have a Bachelor of Music degree from North Carolina School of the Arts in classical guitar performance. In addition to teaching in North Carolina and California, I spent 2 years working at the St. Lucia School of Music in the South Caribbean, where I taught music theory and ensembles as well as private lessons. My performance and collaborative endeavors have included jazz, electronic rock, solo classical guitar, reggae, folk, old-time swing, performance installation, and accompaniment of modern dance. I try to draw from my own musical background of diversity and strong fundamentals to help my students accomplish their individual goals. I am currently offering lessons at the Music Studios on Harrison Hill in SE Portland. My fees are $50/60 mins, $40/45 mins, and $30/30 mins. I would be happy to answer any questions you have. Ben

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  • Blazer's Guitar Lessons

    Get affordable guitar lessons from someone who's walked the walk. I've performed, recorded and produced music for over 10 years. I've also been on tour and recorded in major label studios. The entire time, I've been honing my guitar craft, and now, I would like to impart it on others.

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  • Guitar Lessons with Dylan

    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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  • The Lesson Studio

    Brashear Music Studios offers private lessons in piano, guitar, bass guitar and violin. Lessons can be in your home or my home studio. Brashear Music Studios specializes in young children or adults learning an instrument for the first time or returning to lessons as an adult, and offers a creative and comprehensive approach, incorporating theory and creativity into your lesson. Lessons are catered to the individual's needs and goals. I teach anything from classical to rock, and Beethoven to The Beatles! Contact me.

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  • Ryan's Music Lessons

    I will give music lessons. I have 8 years of experience with the piano and 7 years with the guitar. I studied at Los Angeles Harbor College. I can read piano and guitar music. I play classical piano and guitar.

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  • Classical Guitar Lessons; Technique & Theory

    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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  • Blue Room Music Lessons

    Blue Room Music Lessons is a music lessons studio, offering private and group instruction in guitar, bass, piano, voice, and violin in SE Portland, Oregon. Blue Room Music Lessons is an extension of the popular recording studio, MastanMusic. Students are invited to become the best musicians they can be at Blue Room Music Lessons. Have fun studying popular, classical and folk styles. Work with knowledgeable, professional musicians in a convenient, safe and comfortable location. The Blue Room offers high quality private music lessons for all ages, styles and skill levels with instructors Julia Cramer, Don Beadling, Maia Dlugolecki and Aaron Summerfield. Learn Guitar, Piano, Voice, Violin, or Bass. Take it to the next level: get on stage and into the recording studio. Blue Room Music Lessons offers students special opportunities to perform and collaborate in ensemble groups (i.e. Rock n Roll band), recitals, recording sessions, workshops, classes and camps that cover music fundamentals, live performance, song writing, music recording and production techniques. Learn from skilled music producers, published songwriters and experienced performers. Participate in group music programs at the Blue Room! The Blue Room is located in the MastanMusic Recording Studio at the Water Avenue Commerce Center, 1028 SE Water Ave., Portland, OR. 97214 The staff at Blue Room Music lessons offers lessons at our private studio. In-home lessons are not available at this time.

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  • Channeling the Fun - Beginner Guitar Lessons, by Joe

    This instrument changed my life, but I wrestled with it for a long time, or rather, with my idea of where I "should be" with it. Imagine the fun we'd have without the "shoulds", the milestones we'd make! I'd like to give kids of all ages an opportunity to see it that way, with a little guidance to reassure you that it's okay to have fun and explore; hit as many wrong notes as you like just to feel the weight of it in your hands, and hear the sounds it makes, good, bad and ugly. In fact, it's the only way. Just because there's a million players out there doesn't mean you have to do it like they do. Do it like you do, and enjoy the process. Cheers.

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  • My name is Sai, I am offering guitar lessons for beginners and intermediate players. I am located in North West Portland. I have played guitar for over twenty years, and have played a wide range of other musical instruments along the way. I have taught guitar and drum lessons off and on for ten years. For more information feel free to contact me any time .

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  • Anthemtown

    We are located on historic North Mississippi Avenue in Portland. We offer guitar and ukulele lessons for beginner to intermediate players. We also offer high-quality recording and sound production in our studio space. We have an artist roster and management.

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  • The Doran School of Music

    (10 reviews)

    I'm a music teacher and a multi-instrumentalist available to help guide your practice and inspire you by showing how fast you can grow. Integrating technology, music theory, songwriting tips, and technique, I will push you to accomplish your goals. I'm classically trained in voice, piano, and guitar, so I know what it takes to build a strong musical foundation for your style. With over a decade of teaching and performing experience, I will design the best custom lessons for your needs. My students have ranged from 4 years old to 75 in the US and abroad. I offer in-home or lessons at my home studio at a reasonable price. Contact me for a free first lesson!

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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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  • Whether a student is 5 years old or 80, I believe everyone can benefit greatly from learning the fundamentals of music, coupled with even the most elementary music theory concepts. If you are a new student, the first thing you may want to ask yourself is whether you have a specific goal. Do you want to learn rock, jazz, classical, or blues, or all of them? We can do that! Do you want to learn to read music? Or, is tablature notation enough for your needs? We can do either or both. Are you interested in writing your own music and learning how different styles of music are constructed using music theory? We can do that too. It all depends on where you want to go as a musician. For more advanced students, we may work on anything from altered chords and jazz solos to advanced rock techniques (sweep arpeggios, exotic scales, etc.) and odd time signatures or advanced theory. For beginning students, I like to concentrate on technique during the first few lessons in order to develop good habits. This includes posture (how to properly sit and hold guitar), left-hand technique (how to best place fingers for chording as well as single notes), and right-hand technique (how to hold the pick and perform picking patterns). The student's technique will be honed through various picking exercises as well as basic chord progressions, scales, and songs. Of course, during this time, we will work together to find the best path to meet your music goals!

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  • Alert Alarm Company

    We offer the following services: - Ballroom dance lessons - Belly dance lessons - Dance lessons - Drum lessons - Guitar lessons - Hip-hop dance lessons - Piano lessons - Salsa dance lessons - Singing lessons - Violin lessons - Other music and dance lessons

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  • MusikHaus

    (1 reviews)

    At MusikHaus, we offer music lessons to beginners and advanced students of ukulele, guitar, Hawaiian steel guitar, piano, and voice. Reach your musical potential at MusikHaus! Chris Gabriel, MusikHaus' director and lead teacher, was born in Germany and while growing up in a military family that moved often, Chris discovered a strong foundation in the guitar. His love for the Hawaiian and country music are reflections of his summer visits to his grandparents in Hawaii and Bakersfield, California. Ever since Chris received a Bachelors degree in Music in Jazz from Portland State University, it has been his dream to open a space where he could use his unique experiences and abilities to help carry on these traditions. Stephanie Hays Gabriel, co-founder and administrative director or Musikhaus, has a background in business and arts planning. She has curated musical events such as an annual Jazz series featuring local Jazz artists as well as volunteered as a board member for a local nonprofit, PDX Pop Now!, for several years. It has long been Stephanie's dream to bring her talents to the local community, bringing more musical events and creating more spaces for people to gather and share experiences. Chris and Stephanie's shared experiences over 20 years have made Musikhaus the natural next step. They met in a performing arts class while at Hilo High School in Hawaii. After returning to Portland to complete school, they moved to Germany for two years and were very active in the musical Zeitgeist. After returning to Portland, they began writing, performing and recording in the band Super Zeitgeist, which released a children's CD in 2009. We look forward to welcoming you to Musikhaus and sharing music and community with your families! "Music is the magic wand that drives away care and worries." -anonymous "Hawaiian music lifts the latch of care, and makes the spirit free as passing air, and brings the light of light more near, more clear." -Peggy Reid "Music is the soul what exercise is to the body." -anonymous "Gently, as on the wings of a dove, Music, a gift of infinite Love, Wafts us to a happy land, Where love and peace command." -A.M. Anderson "The master key is music. It will open more doors than any other single accomplishment." -anonymous "The music of the Hawaiians, the most fascinating in the world, is still in my ears and haunts me sleeping and waking." -Mark Twain

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  • Portland Music Co-op

    Hi, my name is Trevor Giuliani and I would like to share in the gift of music with you and your children. I teach guitar, voice, composition/songwriting, and basic keyboard skills to students of all ages seeking to grow their technical ability, their intuitive ear, and their general understanding and appreciation of music. Our course of study will be tailored to your individual needs and desires, helping you to get in touch with that deep well or muse that is intrinsic to our being, regardless of experience or perceived "ability". Yes, everyone can sing. Yes, everyone is a poet. From basic scales to experimental exploration; from learning your favorite songs to discovering your own unique genre. Please look me up. I record and perform professionally in the Portland, OR area. I started my career in NYC where I made my first album shortly before moving out west. My customers love my personable and kind nature, my patience, and the dynamic awareness I use to help guide the student through the path of their highest potential.

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Accent on Music LLC

(4 reviews)

What do you love about your job?

I enjoy helping people more thoroughly enjoy their lives. There are many people who appreciate my understanding of finger-style guitar artistry, and they support my efforts at communicating it. For these people, I am grateful. Music is good for the soul and the brain. Through music - both teaching and performing - I am helping people live healthier and happier lives.

Who inspired you to start your own business?

Young Audiences' National Artist of the Year (2009) Greta Pedersen, who has supported my efforts from the beginning, and Fred Cummins, musical partner in college and first professional performance partner, inspired me. Two major music publishing companies, each of which rejected my first book manuscript, forced Greta and me to start Accent On Music LLC and self-publish. That first manuscript, Art of Contemporary Travis Picking, has been a best seller for 30 years, and it continues to add rave reviews on Amazon and elsewhere. We have since published over two dozen of my titles. These independent efforts led to a Grammy Award in 2005 for my contributions to Solid Air Records' "Henry Mancini-Pink Guitar" CD.

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  • Bass Guitar Lessons

    Alex Tomaino

    (8 reviews)

    Alex Tomaino is a bass guitar teacher who has been teaching music for more than 20 years. He provides classical, blues, rock and jazz guitar lessons as well as bass lessons for all ages and styles.

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  • Guitar Academy

    Friendly Guitar Instruction with Rory Kenner

    (8 reviews)

    Enroll in this academy if you want to become one of the best guitarists in your area. They specialize in helping students with desires to learn classical or contemporary styles of music.

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  • Instrument & Voice Lessons

    SongSmith Ministries

    (7 reviews)

    Learn a variety of instruments and voice lessons through SongSmith Ministries. They teach piano, keyboard, cello, voice and guitar lessons with quality service, at reasonable prices.

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    Don Corey

    (6 reviews)

    Learn to play guitar songs from Don Corey. He is a music performance degree holder who has been teaching Jazz, Classical, Reggae, Blues and other guitar music for over 10 years.

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  • Lessons for String Instruments

    Park Place Music Academy

    (6 reviews)

    Hone your talents by taking rock guitar lessons at Park Place Strings Music Academy. Aside from guitar lessons, they also teach violin, bass, electric guitar, cello, viola and more.

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  • Tutoring Services & Guitar Lessons

    Impact Learning Center

    (6 reviews)

    Does your child want to learn to play acoustic guitar, or does he need help with school? Impact Learning Center offers individual and group guitar lessons, as well as tutoring, art classes, and more.

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  • Grammy Award-Winning Guitarist

    Accent on Music LLC

    (4 reviews)

    Get professional acoustic guitar lessons online from Mark Hanson. This Grammy award-winning guitarist and performer offer workshops and private fingerstyle guitar lessons.

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  • Premier Guitar & Bass Lessons

    Geoff Arnold

    (3 reviews)

    Get private guitar lessons and bass instruction from Geoff Arnold. He has 22 years of teaching experience, and is well-versed in various styles including rock, R&B, funk, jazz, blues and more.

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    The Murvihill Music Studio

    (3 reviews)

    Be the next sought-after musician with guitar lessons for children from Ron Murvihill. He also teaches piano, brass, beginning woodwinds, jazz, composition and theory lessons.

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    Vintage Guitars International LLC

    (1 reviews)

    Try these master-degreed musicians and instructors for reliable and quality acoustic guitar lessons for beginners, intermediate, and advanced players. They also provide vintage and rare guitars, among others.

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    Guitar Lessons with Kenny Lavitz

    (1 reviews)

    Learn guitar from one of the best guitar instructors. Kenny Lavitz brings experience and enthusiasm to every lesson. He makes learning fun and affordable, and lets you play what you want.

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    Michael Hensley Music

    Play like your favorite artist with the help of Michael Hensley. This experienced instructor provides quality piano and guitar lessons at your own home.

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    SE Portland Guitar Lessons

    Check out Andrew Rivera if you're searching for rock, heavy rock and heavy metal guitar lessons. He has been providing private lessons for 8 years to beginner and advanced students.

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    Blue Room Music Lessons

    This company provides beginner to advanced guitar lessons in various styles to students of all ages. They also teach piano, bass and violin playing and voice instruction.

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    Ethan Pierce Presents

    Learn to play classical guitar from a professional player like Ethan Pierce. He also teaches other techniques, which include avant-garde, blues, double bass, jazz, funk and rock.

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  • Holistic Music Lessons

    Portland Music Co-op

    Trevor Giuliani offers customized voice, keyboard, songwriting, and guitar chord lessons that will improve your technical abilities, understanding of music and more. He has already recorded an album.

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    Destination Music Education

    Check out Destination Music Education if you're searching for enthusiastic and affordable piano and guitar lessons. They have 30 years of musical performance and experience.

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    I Love Music Lessons

    Learn to play a musical instrument while enjoying the comfort in your home with the help of Amanda Becker. She provides in-home music lessons for everyone from singers to guitar players and more.

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    Benjamin Copsey

    Friendly 21-year old Benjamin Copsey has a love for music and has been providing local guitar lessons for five years. He can give you or your child guitar lessons that are tailored to your goals.

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“Need a Guitar Instructor”

Portland, OR

Frequency of lessons
Once a week
Guitar type
Acoustic
Experience
Beginner
Details
needs to like working with kids
$25
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“Need a Guitar Instructor for an Intermediate”

Portland, OR

Frequency of lessons
Once or twice a month
Guitar type
Not sure
Experience
Advanced
Details
I want to learn to read music fluently.
$29
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“Need Guitar Lessons for my 8 year old Daughter”

Gresham, OR

Frequency of lessons
Once a week
Guitar type
Acoustic
Experience
No experience
Details
The Lessons are for our daughter Natalie who is 8 & has never played before. She would like the small group option if available.
$53
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