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Top Pro
  • 15 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Teona D.
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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.

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.

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Judy Malings Voice Studio
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Chara B.
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After having six 30 minutes singing lessons with Judy, my singing abilities have markedly improved! I've noticed the change audibly when I sing and when I listen to old recordings. From the start, we hit the ground running, diving into my problem areas, but of course never without a proper warm up! She uses her perceptiveness and expertise to diagnose issues quickly as well as prescribe exercises that address them. The improvement in my skills are very much worth the investment and saved me lots of time and vocal damage which I would have experienced had I tried to figure things out on my own. I'm truly grateful for what she has enabled me to do with my voice and look forward to working with her in the future.

Top Pro
  • 35 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Clyde and Kim E.
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Phil was absolutely amazing to work with. He used his experience to help us with song choices that was perfect for our day. The music was outstanding and the sound great. I would highly recommend Phil for anyone.

Mad Shaman Studios
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle B.
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I have been taking singing lessons with Alisdair and he is great! I've made significant progress in my singing, and his teaching technique is extremely effective, and is different to other vocal coaching I've received in the past. He is reliable, on-time, and was willing to start lessons right away.

Bel Canto Music
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Magdalena G.
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Amazing teacher and amazing woman. Singing lessons with Sofia were an amazing journey - to vocal and personal freedom. The teaching method Sofia uses was a revolution, changing almost all I was taught about singin so far - and it brought wonderful, unexpected results! If you are lucky enough to have a chance to learn from her - wow!

Kris's Keys Piano Academy
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth B.
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I am so happy to have found Kris as my daughter's piano teacher! She is 8 years old, had some introductory, minimal piano lessons at a summer camp last year so basically a beginner student. We started once-a-week lessons in January and 4 months later...L loves playing the piano! She plays when she is getting ready for school, she plays when she gets home from school. I have to remind her about the week's lesson but more importantly, she is experimenting and enjoying making music and this is encouraged by Kris as well as the fundamentals. I have seen her confidence grow, be proud of her development, and practice towards a goal. Since the lessons, when she listens to music she sometimes tries to play the chords or mimic playing it while we are in the car. I can tell she is thinking about how she could play songs she enjoys. Wow! Kris is patient, focused on the student, provides clear guidance and tailors the lessons to her level. For example, if she needs more time to practice a newer concept, he understands this. He also challenges L to stretch her ability a bit each week which is perfect for her personality. He has a calm, positive, and encouraging presence. I am so appreciative of his dependability and flexibility to make up a lesson the two times we weren't able to make our scheduled lesson due to scheduled events. It's clear he cares about the consistency of her lessons/practice and is reasonable about the occasional scheduling hiccups in families. I highly recommend Kris!

Portland Guitar Academy
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Addison B.
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Despite my love of music, I could never commit to music lessons. I'd always feel like it drained me of my passion instead of allowing me to hone it. This time around was made a lot easier by having a teacher who is patient, understanding, funny and quite simply just really easy to learn from and with. Sam has a ton of experience with music and is very talented. You'll see this, but all the while she'll strike you as humble. This was very important to me because I feel super vulnerable learning music. On top of her being an excellent teacher personality-wise, she also offers equipment to record, and will teach you the ins-and-outs of GuitarPro so that you can play around with it at home. Beyond Sam though, the space itself, the Portland Guitar Academy, is very comfortable, it's a nice studio with lots of equipment, is easy to access via Trimet(the 10&14 get me there,) and has lots of parking. ((I'm pretty sure there's another location, but I go to the one in Southeast.)) Anyways, if you're looking for a humble, yet talented individual to help you out with guitar, by all means consider Sam. If you'd like to know anything else about my experience, feel free to reach out. Best, Addison

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Foundation Guitar
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Les Y.
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Patient, intelligent, talented… Those are just three of the qualities that Maxime displays as a guitar teacher. I started taking guitar lessons from him last year and to be honest, at first I was somewhat concerned about taking music lessons over the Internet. But it’s worked out quite well. And although I am a beginning guitar player, I’m not an inexperienced music student. After undergraduate studies in music. I went to Juilliard on scholarship before going on to perform all over the world. Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, recording contract with Sony. Recorded at Abbey Rd. Studios with the London Philharmonic, PBS radio and TV performances with leading orchestras and opera companies and along the way more voice lessons than I can remember…. 😬 so if there’s one thing I’ve done a lot of it’s take private music lessons. From a lot of people. Some good, some bad, and some great. And I have no qualms about recommending Max to either a beginning or advanced guitar student. He does a great job and is very organized in his teaching. So if you’re thinking of taking lessons give him a try. I think you’ll be very happy. Did I mention that is also a really nice guy…? 😎 Les young

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True Voice PDX
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Olivia W.
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I have had 2 singing lessons so far from Eleni. I feel that I am improving already! She is very skilled and observant and can see quickly where I am holding tension and help guide me how to relax both physically and mentally in ways that instantly effect my voice in positive ways. I am very excited to continue working with her and I highly recommend her as a teacher. She is experienced, highly knowledgeable, friendly and comfortable to be around and effective!!

  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Becky H.
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Does a great job teaching voice lessons to my 14 year old daughter and 17 year old son with Aspergers.

Kyle Shipp's Music Studio
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Vasudev L.
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My wife and I have been taking music lessons with Kyle for over a year. He is a very versatile musician being proficient on the piano, guitar and vocals. Because of this he is able explain many different aspects of music. He is also extremely patient. Kyle is the best.

Maestro Music School
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Loletta L.
Verified review

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
Joanna O.
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My son is learning so much more than the basics of piano from Shannon and developing the love of music and creativity besides just playing notes. He's 8 and just starting lessons.

  • 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.

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Confident Voice Studio
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 20 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!

ALF's
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Dan N.
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Alfonso is a terrific teacher and has been very helpful in getting me started. I am a complete beginner and Alfonso has been wonderful in answering my questions and helping me pick out my first guitar. His lessons are fun and packed with things to practice on during the week. After each lesson he sends a detailed email reviewing what we covered and what to practice on. He is very responsive to questions via email and offers helpful advice and encouragement. I would highly recommend Alfonso!

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!

  • 27 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Megan P.
Verified review

Today was my first day working with Darin, and I must say I was more than impressed by his knowledge in music, skills in pedagogy, and his overall passion and enthusiasm for music and teaching! I could truly sense his excitement for me to learn and how much he cared to provide me with all the resources needed for me to succeed. He is not only an excellent pianist, but truly has incredible talent and knowledge in teaching. He truly spends his time generously in teaching and makes the learning experience so exciting. Darin spend extra time outside of the lesson planning out the lesson and then typing up all the things we covered in the lesson so I would have a summary and point of reference. I highly recommend him and am looking forward to working with him as my teacher!

  • 15 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Megan D.
Verified review

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.

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Need a Guitar Instructor

Portland, OR

  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Experience
    Beginner
  • Music or instrument type
    Guitar
  • Details
    like fingerpicking, have taylor acoustic i play most of the time, and just got a strat, learning to play on that
  • $78.75
    Average price
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