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Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro 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.

Mad Shaman Studios
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Leviticus W.
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Just like the five stars indicate - "outstanding"! Seriously, Alisdair is a complete package. When you enlist him for your project, at first you may be looking for a producer or vocal engineer, songwriter, guitarist, or teacher, but once you work with him, he's so darn likable and enjoyable to work with that you may end up having him be all of the above! Alisdair is extremely accommodating. He will either come to you or open up his home studio for sessions. He's a seasoned musician with a keen ear. So, from my experience he's exuded the capabilities of a producer, songwriter, career coach, vocalist, teacher (music theory and vocals), and confidante. As of late, we've been putting a primary focus on building my vocal ability. He's patient and doesn't give off an ounce of negative judgement, so there's no need to fret over making mistakes. Very adaptable to the learning style of his clients, and displays a great ability at communicating a desired result with an action plan of how you're going to get there - it gives you even more confidence. His directions and method for explaining music makes sense, and he does it with the intention so that you REALLY understand the music and the concepts. At the end of our first vocal lesson, he had me record the vocal exercises we worked on with his production gear (he goes to great lengths to provide quality, so his software and set up are up to date), all personalized for my own voice so I could plug it onto my iPod and practice at home or before a performance. I have never been mentored by someone who's so delicate and concise in how they personalize their interaction and services. I'm blown away nearly every session at the new traits that come out of this guy. All in all, what I can say is: If you're looking for someone who can record you, produce your track, teach you how to work on your craft, and some life lessons to boot ... it's really all in one place with him, and his rates are very economical. We've been working together for the past 4 and a half months, so all I can say is "This is only the beginning". :0)

Kris's Keys Piano Academy
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
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Kris is a truly wonderful teacher. I had zero musical experience when I started my piano lessons. He explains things in an understandable and approachable way, answers all of my questions and is super pleasant to work with. I could not be happier with my lessons and would highly recommend Kris to anyone looking for a teacher.

Portland Guitar Academy
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Mariko C.
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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.

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Foundation Guitar
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Marcus T.
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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
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 29 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!

Maestro Music School
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 34 hires 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.

Hobbit Piano Training
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy G.
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I have been taking lessons with top piano players all over the world and there is a reason that I train with Shannon from across the country. Great guy and great with kids!

  • 11 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Braden W.
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Great guitar teacher, not only gives great guitar lessons but also gives awesome insight on music and understanding it at a more complex level.

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

Dr. Helen Pevzner
4.3
from 10 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Sasha S.
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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. :)

Attila's Guitar Studio
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel M.
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Attila was great with my 8 year old. He is very patient, was able to teach some basic guitar concepts, and gave reasonable homework for the time between lessons. We've only had one lesson so far, but my son is excited to learn more!

  • 15 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Megan D.
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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.

Geoff Arnold
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Tabitha J.
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My son enjoyed having his piano lesson with geoff he said he is a great teach and cant wait to have another lesson

Private Music Lessons
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Edward V.
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I've been taking lessons with Justin for nearly two years. I am a retired USPS employee and throughout my life I have always wanted to learn about music theory, how to read music etc. Yet, I lacked the confidence necessary to believe I was capable. With Justin 's instruction, I am now reading music and making progress in saxophone play. Not only is he knowledgeable in music theory, he is very patient in his teaching methods. Anyone who uses Justin 's service will not be disappointed.

  • 29 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Ben G.
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Marcy has been a phenomenal teacher. I am an adult learner just starting on the piano and have been taking lessons from her for 6 months now. Marcy is very patient makes you feel very comfortable about being a beginner. She keeps the lessons interesting, engaging and relevant to your aspirations. She is very knowledgeable about music and about teaching piano. She includes as little or as much music theory as you want. Give her a call. You won't be disappointed. Highly recommended!!

Park Place Music Academy
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsey H.
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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.

Guitar & Bass Lessons
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanne K.
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I took bass lessons from Don for a couple of years and it really expanded my abilities and confidence. I chose him as a teacher when I heard him play at a jam session and I said that's what I want to sound like! He is a professional, focused and organized teacher. I could not read a chart at all when I started with him and now I can, and I've got great notes and records from all the lessons I can review anytime. Don is the best.

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

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About

Welcome to Destination Music Education! If you have been searching things online like guitar lessons in Portland, then you have found the right place. Our goal is to provide high-quality piano and guitar lessons with enthusiasm and encouragement. Music is in the heart of Portland, and expression and ideas are engraved on a musical scale. With over 30 years of musical performance, Destination Music Education strives to inspire students through our guitar and piano lessons.

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About

I give guitar lessons, specializing in rock, heavy rock and heavy metal. I will teach beginners to advanced students. I have played for 38 years, with 8 years of private lessons, and have given lessons in Las Vegas for years. I am patient and have a great deal of music theory education for those interested in learning that.

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