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  • 15 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Portland, OR 97219

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I have been taking lessons with Jesse for two years and my vocal skills have improved dramatically! Instructors like Jesse are hard to come by. I know this because I recently moved and cannot find anyone like him. He's patient with his students and will find a way to improve your skills with or without any previous training. I would highly recommend Jesse Cromer to anyone in search of vocal and piano lessons because he's outstanding and experienced in both categories.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Portland, OR 97209

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Rare is a teacher so dedicated, so experienced, so capable and who so far exceeds the boundaries of brilliance I could ever have imagined. Blessed are those who are able to call her their teacher. I am beyond grateful to be in Emily's presence for lessons and also to have witnessed her talent at one of her performances. Just Wow!

  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Portland, OR 97214

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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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Portland, OR 97202

Mika P.

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Kris Savitski is an amazing teacher and listener. I was nervous about the little knowledge and experience I had with playing piano being 35 years old. As I took a music theory class in college I used to know a bit more but it had been so long and wanted to finally learn to really play. Kris was able to quickly see where I was at and took the time in our first session to see what my strengths and (many) weaknesses were lol. He was able to immediately give me a couple of drills to practice at home or anywhere to build dexterity strength. Every lesson I have been taking with Kris is enjoyable as we practice pieces recommended by him to get me up to speed and improve music theory skills but ALSO pieces that I am interested in learning. I used to think that taking piano lessons would be boring and dreadful to go to, but Kris TRULY ADAPTED TO HOW I LEARN and mostly uses genres that appeal to me! His INNOVATIVE TEACHING is what has kept me coming back and continuing to take lessons from him. Some of our sessions include him playing a melody while I improvise the harmony which allows me to really learn the type of sound(s) I feel sound amazing together in order to write my own pieces. He will also video what I'm playing via my phone so that I can remember the improvised sounds and notes, along with finger placement for me to refer to when practicing at home. Of course he provides classic learning pieces to practice which are key for me to improve my music reading skills and muscle memory for finger placements as well. I mentioned to Kris in one of my later lessons that I wanted to write AND SING songs and he has now incorporated voice lessons with our practices. I never thought I would have enough courage to sing seriously in front of someone but Kris has a way of being professional yet truly helpful in a way that allows you to be comfortable as it can be scary opening your creativity up to anyone. Therefore I now have the the courage and ease to sing in front of him and have learned so many breathing and vocal techniques since we've started incorporating vocal too! I would highly recommend Kris to anyone at any skill set level as he is a true teacher and listener with extreme talent.

  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Portland, OR 97215

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Evan has been teaching my son for over a year now, and I'm grateful for the progress my son has made with his help. He couldn't play a song after two years of private lessons and another year of group lessons before I found him, but now he can play a lot of songs. He is confident and comfortable playing solo (without accompanying a CD). I only wish I found him sooner.

  • 16 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Portland, OR 97219

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Chris, my instructor for violin lessons, is great! It is clear he typically works with children, but is personable and, as an adult, has escalated the learning process to save time. I fully intend to continue getting lessons through Chris, and the owner (Brian I believe), was very responsive to emails.

  • 20 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oregon City, OR 97045

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.

  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Beaverton, OR 97005

Richard And Donna F.

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We are fortunate to have Jessica Lindsey to guide our developing yoga practice. We benefit, both physically and mentally, from her instruction; and we credit her with our ability to enjoy an active senior lifestyle. Jessica provides an excellent yoga program to build strength and flexibility through her classes. It feels great to experience confidence in poses that were difficult just a few months ago. Jessica is skilled at making adjustments in her class program to accommodate age-related issues, injuries, and new aches and pains related to over-indulging in hobbies or home/yard improvements. We both look forward to our yoga classes with Jessica. Not only is she an amazing yoga instructor, but she has facilitated a wonderful collegial atmosphere in her classes where we can enjoy and learn from each other.

  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • West Linn, OR 97068

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Greta has been teaching my 13 year old daughter voice lessons for over 6 months. She is a natural, enthusiastic teacher that easily puts my daughter at ease, helps her to feel confident and challenges her every lesson. Greta has great communication both with me and my daughter. She is always open to new ideas While maintaining a focus on the goals they have set. Every week i see how dedicated Greta is to my daughters growth, not just as a vocalist but as a young woman. It makes me so happy to know my daughter has another adult in her life that believes in her! It easily makes the hour drive back and forth every week worth the trip! And it should be noted Greta made the drive to see my daughter perform in her middle school play, and helped her prepare for her girls choir audition, which she she joined this fall!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Portland, OR 97223

Ardeshir T.

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Throughout my 8 years as a student Jason Moore's, he has helped me grow as a guitarist and get rid of habits that would prevent me from doing so. At the same time, he gives his students a lot of freedom and allows them to choose what music they want to work on, and he'll help them based on that. His annual concert-style recitals give his students something to look forward to and practice for. Not only is Jason an excellent teacher but a great mentor and person overall. I often feel like I can go to him for advice over almost anybody because he really understands his students. Jason has taught me that practice and efficiency are important for guitar, and those sorts of morals have moved into other aspects of my life. I have no regrets about taking lessons from Jason and intend to continue doing so for a long time.

Instepmusic

4.6

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  • 23 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Portland, OR 97239

About

Our services include: * Recording: Bring in your Pro Tools project and track your vocals or instrumentals in our live room. *Piano Lessons and general music theory lessons. * Mixing: We can mix your Pro Tools project. Bring in other projects as consolidated audio files. * Mastering: Affordable mastering in an accurate room is available. * WordPress: We offer website development and consulting to help you launch your own WordPress site. We also can create custom PHP/MySQL applications for your website or blog. *Custom sound tracks. Amazing realistic orchestral arrangements to match your video. *Record on a Yamaha s6 grand piano. The choice piano of many professional pianists. *A new addition to our studio includes a Universal Audio Apollo Quad. with thunderbolt option card. I also am an expert Arduino developer. I have created several arduino projects including robots, interactive art projects, and customized midi devices for musical instruments.

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Portland, OR 97206

Sonny B.

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Grant was my teacher earlier this year for about 12 classes. Even though my primary instrument is guitar, I got plenty of great advice. I was very satisfied right from the first class. I liked that his approach was more about phrasing, swing, time-feel, and making the most out of transcriptions, as opposed to straight-up theory based instruction. I loved the fact that he honed in on my weaknesses without me even mentioning them. Another thing that I really appreciated was that our line of communication was very clear right from the start. He would always get back to my queries via email. Apart from being a great teacher, Grant is also a very talented musician. This is of course very inspiring for any serious student. If at all I could make a complaint, I'd have to say that I wish the lessons were a bit longer. But then again, you always feel that way when you're enjoying the classes.

  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Beaverton, OR 97005

About

I believe in possibility. The possibility of you feeling whole, nurtured, held, and loved. I believe in filling up on high vibration food, in physical and emotional transformation. I believe in being of service to others and moving through life mindfully. I believe that when we embrace those parts of ourselves we deem ugly, annoying, or bad, we are liberated and come into alignment with our truest self. My services include: Private Integrative Health Coaching (mindfulness, nutrition guidance, emotional wellbeing) Healthy Lifestyle Coaching Meditation Guidance Private Yoga Instruction (up to 3 people in one lesson) Private and Small Group Cooking Lessons (Vegetable Forward/Plant-Based) Nutrition Consulting Plant-Based Diet Transition Support Kitchen Restructuring to encourage success with healthy habits Recipe + Menu Development Ghostwriting Cookbook Writing and Recipe Development Wellness and Yoga Workshops Cleanse and Detoxification Coaching With respect to my Integrative Health Coaching services, they are not about counting calories, losing weight, or hammering it out at the gym. Rather, I provide practical and approachable tools to help you truly access the highest version of yourself. These tools come in the way of yoga, mindfulness, clean eating, and meditation.

Gene Greer

4.9

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  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Beaverton, OR 97008

Tim C.

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Wow, I have to sit down and write this review of Gene Greer and his band, Back Porch Revival, who played this past Sunday at my daughter's wedding reception. We wanted something that was not your run-of-the-mill wedding reception band, and boy, did they deliver. They started the reception with traditional bluegrass and original songs (more "new grassy"), then when we asked them to they stopped and let us get some toasts in. After that, they played two songs that they learned especially for us. Their rendition of "Annual Waltz" for the father-daughter dance was so good that dozens of people got up and waltzed with us. Since everyone was up and dancing they then started in on some up-tempo bluesy, bluegrass and country stuff. They played that second set for 3.5 hours, without a break, and were clearly having as much fun as the 100 or so guests who were dancing and cheering. One of our friends is a pretty good stand-up base player, and they let him play several songs with them. My niece is a club-singer and they let her take the mic and sing a couple of John Prine songs while they backed her up. It was a magical night, and the band was a big part of making the wedding so memorable. So many people came up to me later and complimented us on the great party, and our selection of Gene and his group. Well done, Gene!! I would hire you again in a heartbeat.

  • 43 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Portland, OR 97267

Dean W.

Verified review

Gay gave me a piano lesson. She is funny!! She quickly assessed my skill level and potential, and set about giving me pointers in a manner that was encouraging without being patronizing or harsh. She is great!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Portland, OR 97216

Cara M.

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Found Neil and the Montavilla Guitar Studio through a neighborhood Facebook page. He has been giving our 8 year old daughter private guitar lessons for 3 months now, with great patience and so many fun, innovative teaching techniques! His studio/teaching space is cozy and welcoming, he clearly enjoys teaching lessons, and has a natural knack for working with children (which is no small feat). We have been incredibly pleased with the caliber of teacher we've found in Neil. (If you are just beginning lessons - he also offers a complimentary "find a guitar" session where he meets you at a local guitar shop to pick an instrument that'll work well. Great way get a newbie musician excited about what's to come!)

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Canby, OR 97013

Dean C.

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I enjoy Davids approach. I am looking forward to working with him more.

Jennifer Rinde

New To Thumbtack

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Portland, OR 97239

About

Yoga: Jennifer Rinde completed her 200 hour RYT Yoga Alliance certification training and is completing an additional 300 hours in Yoga Therapy. She supports her students offering private lessons in a safe and accessible environment by providing a truly unique yoga experience. She is passionate about empowering you to achieve your desired level of results in this caring and supportive setting. To complement her yoga studies, Jennifer studied holistic nutrition and health coaching and was also a professional ballet dancer with Pacific Ballet Theatre (now Oregon Ballet Theatre) and American Festival Ballet. Because of her dance experience she has a unique understanding of the body, movement, and alignment to help reduce injury. Yoga has had profound benefits on her quality of life and has helped regain strength, flexibility, and balance as a result of significant nerve damage that occurred to one side of her body when she was a dancer. Her classes are designed to meet you where you are in your practice. Outside the studio Jennifer is an avid dog lover, interior designer, gardener and likes to travel. I look forward to having you in class! Health Coaching: I received my training as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition's cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program. During my training, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world's top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities. My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results. Lifestyle: I have a B.S. in Business/Marketing and also an A.A.S. in Interior Design. I've helped with full kitchen and bath redesign projects, space planning, furniture selection and paint color consultations. While I'm not doing full redesign projects anymore, I do believe that we are greatly affected by both the aesthetics and functionality of a room. It can have a profound impact on whether you feel peaceful or chaotic at home. If you need a consultation on the space you live in, give me a call.

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