New Verse Guitar & Bass Studio
New Verse Guitar & Bass Studio

New Verse Guitar & Bass Studio

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Introduction: New Verse is a music studio located in the heart of SE Portland, owned and operated by Cameron Jones. Lessons revolve around playing & analyzing your favorite music, working through targeted exercises, and developing a deliberate and mindful approach to practice.
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Hired 9 times

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19 years in business

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Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo

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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, professionalism, and value.

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Kelly R.
Sep 6, 2017
If you’re looking for a unique approach to learning bass or guitar, then New Verse is where it’s at. Cameron is an excellent teacher through and through; professional, knowledgeable, articulate and always centered on the student having fun throughout their musical journey. The special thing about lessons with Cameron is that songs are decided based on the student’s choosing, meaning you can either request songs that you vibe to or you can select songs that are already in his collection, which is great for exposing you to music that might be outside of your normal realm. Through these songs you’ll learn everything from playing techniques to musical composition to tidbits on theory. Cameron does an amazing job at explaining why things are the way they are in music and if you’re keen on learning more about theory he’s a great conversationalist for doing so, which will 100% heighten your understanding. Aside from learning about music itself, he will also guide you on practicing methods so you can improve your performance on your own time. Although I began my initial bass lessons with a choppy background in reading music and comprehending theory - not to mention rusty on playing techniques - it’s thanks to Cameron’s distinctive teaching style that my world has been opened to music in a whole new way.
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Keri B.
May 30, 2017
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Cameron is a blast! He is really patient and a good instructor. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in learning the guitar. Very knowledgeable and really cared about the music I wanted to learn.
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Megan D.
Nov 11, 2016
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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.
Guitar Lessons (for adults)
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Ken s.
Apr 6, 2018
After playing for fun for almost 20 years, I decided to get some formal training to help my understanding of guitar. Cameron's education and style were a great match for my needs. I finally moved to reading sheet music with his help, and learned how to dissect a more challenging song into manageable pieces. I've learned far more in a year and a half in my previous years - this was an excellent experience.
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Joshua G.
Feb 25, 2016
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Great teacher, so far so good, very knowledgeable and structured in teaching approach. I'm excited about the progress that I hope and intend to make, I feel optimistic in my choice in working with Cameron.
Guitar Lessons (for adults)
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Cameron Jones

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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    $80/hour; $45/half hour (when purchasing 1-3 lessons) $75/hour; $40/half hour (when purchasing 4 or more lessons) I accept credit/debit, cash, check, Venmo, Cash app, and Paypal.

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

    During the introductory lesson I ask the student some questions about their musical experience and try to get a feel for what they want out of lessons, and I give them a chance to ask me any questions they may have. From there, we pick some music and exercises and get going. As we work together and I get a better idea of a student's strengths and weaknesses, the lesson plan changes accordingly.

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

    I have a Bachelor of Music in classical guitar & composition. I'm also a working musician, playing in various bands as well as performing regularly as a solo guitarist. I'm always studying new material and working to deepen my understanding of music.

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