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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
Jan B.
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I used Thumbtack to locate guitar lessons for my husband. My inquiry was answered promptly. My husband has been very happy with his instructor.

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

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Confident Voice Studio
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

  • 11 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Bruce B.
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Evan was my classical and blues guitar teacher for over a year. He is knowledgable and patient. I would recommend him strongly for guitar lessons (for adults or children)

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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.

  • 20 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Jillian M.
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I had guitar lessons with Aaron for several years, and I highly recommend him as a teacher. He’s incredibly knowledgeable and very encouraging; he motivates you to do your best and takes a more creative, interesting approach to teach music (for example, I learned a lot about musical improvisation and composition, in addition to classical and spanish guitar techniques). He is one of the best teachers I have ever had—if you take lessons with him and are reasonably motivated, he will absolutely help you succeed in your musical goals.

Attila's Guitar Studio
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Balazs G.
Verified review

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!

ALF's
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Rathissh D.
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Alf is great teacher! I am very happy to have found him on Thumbtack. I started taking guitar lessons from him having no techinical knowledge in music or ability to play the guitar. He came to the store to help pick my first guitar! Barely 2 months into taking classes now, I can play several chords and maybe even a full song if I tried. He shows passion in teaching. His lessons are very clear for a beginner and he is genuinely interested in my progress. I high recommend Alf to anyone looking for guitar lessons.

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. :)

SongSmith Music
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Katrina M.
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I highly recommend Tim as a cello teacher! I've taken cello lessons from Tim for almost 3 years. I started at age 44 with more than a little apprehension having had less than ideal experiences as a kid with a few piano teachers. I wanted to learn to play a lot of tv/movie soundtrack music as well as the more standard classical tunes. Tim's sense of humor and easy-going demeanor combined with his vast knowledge of musical theory plus his skill as a cellist are the perfect combination to inspire and draw me forward in my learning. He knows how to apply enough challenge plus enough encouragement to help even the older student excel to the best of their ability.

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.
Verified review

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
Angela V.
Verified review

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.

Guitar & Bass Lessons
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mark B.
Verified review

Our son has been taking bass lessons with Don for a few months now (he is 14). He's making terrific progress and is very enthused with how it's going. We credit Don for being a terrific and patient teacher.

Geoff Arnold
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jack D.
Verified review

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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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
    Average price

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
    Average price

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.
  • $52.5
    Average price
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