Attila's Guitar Studio, Portland, OR
Attila's Guitar Studio, Portland, OR

Attila's Guitar Studio, Portland, OR

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Exceptional 5.0(21)
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Introduction: I offer customized guitar lessons tailored to your needs, e.g., technique, repertoire, performance. I am an experienced, enthusiastic, patient and friendly teacher. I work well with people of various ages, temperaments, and abilities in a way that each of them feels special, valued and encouraged. I also can teach how to read music, rhythms, ear training, music theory, orchestration/arranging (from small combos to big band) and Kodaly-method. I am seasoned both in teaching and performing, with plenty of routines on stage from the smallest pubs to the largest arenas, in multiple styles like jazz, musical, rock, pop, gospel. I recently played the 1st guitar in Jesus Christ Superstar with Stumptown Stages Musical Company at Brunish Theater. My motto shares the thoughts of Joe Diorio - he is one of my favorite guitarist and educator: "Teaching is the highest thing you can do - helping people to help themselves or maybe fulfill their dreams." My home studio is next to Jackson Middles School in SW Portland, on 35th Ave, close to Lake Oswego/Tigard/Tualatin and Beaverton.
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27 years in business

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2021

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

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Robert R.
Oct 1, 2021
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I owned a guitar for years, but was always afraid to try. I reached out to just learn one song. However, Attila was great helping me understand it was better to start from the basics. I’m so thankful for the journey we started. I would recommend everyone to learn from Attila. He is the best!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Country • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Tyler S.
Aug 13, 2020
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I was initially nervous about giving remote video lessons a shot, but Attila's been really great. While video will always be an imperfect substitute for in-person lessons, Attila has been able to creatively work around the constraints of video lessons by assigning little recording projects, so skills above and beyond just my live guitar playing are being exercised. Attila's teaching is rigorous and structured, but he frequently offers creative exercises and always recommends taking what is learned via my scale, arpeggio, and other technical exercises and applying them creatively by improvising with them.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read music staff • Electric • Jazz • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Becca M.
Apr 27, 2020
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Attila brings a wealth of professional experience, musicianship and music theory, as well as his masterful guitar skills. I've really appreciated how he tailors the lessons and content to my specific interests and desires. Additionally, the transition to online lessons has been seamless and I still feel like I'm receiving a quality lesson and instruction.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read music staff • Acoustic • Folk • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • I travel to the guitar teacher

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Richard T.
Mar 31, 2020
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I have been taking jazz guitar lessons from Attila for a little more than a month now. I too have noticed what some other reviewers have mentioned - unlike some other guitar teachers, he has a serious commitment to teaching, and is not just another performer working a side job. I leave every lesson with homework and a focus to work on. He challenges me every lesson and I have made great progress in the short time I've started lessons.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Electric • Blues • Jazz • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location

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Laurel V.
Sep 4, 2017
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Attila is an experienced and trained musician, and his teaching of the guitar is interesting. He brings standard techniques at the beginning and branches out using various interests and goals that I have set coming into the lessons. Due to his teaching, a short-range goal has grown into a deeper satisfaction for continuing to pursue the guitar at a higher level. I highly recommend Attila to every level of guitar player.
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    - Free trial lesson - $65/60 minutes - $50/45 minutes - $35/30 minutes - Cancellation: - a make-up lesson is initiated if cancellation happens earlier than 24 hours - no make-up lesson or refund within 24 hours

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I usually provide a trial lesson because a familiar atmosphere and mutual sympathy are essential at private lessons. We talk about the student's goals. I outline how (s)he could reach his goals. I try to pay respect to his/her musical preference. We plan the curriculum for the first couple of months.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Education: - Master's Degree in Contemporary Music with an emphasis on guitar at Western Oregon University Monmouth, OR - Bachelor Degree with Honors as Jazz Guitar Performer and Teacher at 'The Liszt Academy of Music' Budapest, Hungary. Workshops with Garrison Fewell, Peter O'Mara, Dusko Gojkovic ************************************************************ Teaching experience: I have been teaching the guitar for more than 20 years, every age and style except classical. I am an Adjunct Professor at the Multnomah University in Portland, OR and at another College in Budapest via Skype. I was a guitar teacher at the Nadasdy Kalman Art School in Budapest (age: from 6 to 18) for more than 20 years. I taught at Summer Workshops overall in Hungary. ************************************************************ Performing: Jazz artist (solo/band leader/session musician) at International Jazz Festivals, Clubs overall in Hungary and Europe. Musical Theater: I have been playing the guitar in some big musicals at the Madach Theater in Budapest - Mamma Mia (current), Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and Technicolor Dream Coat, Webber Gala etc. since 2008. *********************************************************** Studio work: as a session guitarist, arranger, music director at different music recording

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