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Portland Music Teachers

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  • 15 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniel L.
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I've had many voice teachers, but few who are in tune with everything from mechanics, to placement, and then most important, how that translates to the stage! I've always been good with mechanics but forget everything when I get on stage. Jesse worked with me so that technique was second nature and I could focus on performing. THANKS JESSE!!!

  • 35 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Eric W.
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Phil Greek was an excellent wedding dj. I found him last minute and everything worked flawlessly. have never hired a dj before but using Thumbtack saved our wedding day. Phil has an amazing music library and was able to find all of our songs. He was very flexible with schedule and kept to his word and more than delivered.

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Judy Malings Voice Studio
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tom D.
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My daughter is 12 years old and absolutely loves working with Judy Malings for her voice lessons. It's been over 1 year now and I've seen incredible singing improvement and on-stage confidence in her. Judy is talented, organized, and truly cares about maximizing the voice sessions for her students benefit. Judy's singing showcase events are very professional and fun. They're a wonderful display for parents to see the amazing progress in their kids singing talent. Judy Malings is a great mentor for music and voice!

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Kris's Keys Piano Academy
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lily E.
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So happy with these lessons! Kris is a very talented musician and teacher, and I'm very glad I selected him from Thumbtack. I'm just a beginner and I can't believe how much I have learned. Kris is very patient and always accommodating in regards to scheduling. I would definitely recommend Kris to others looking for a piano instructor.

Foundation Guitar
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Caitlin F.
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Maxime has a refreshing method to teaching music that makes all those seemingly convoluted concepts sink right into place. I've always been nervous to play and he provides a safe, judgment-free zone to ask questions, experiment, learn and improve. I wish I'd had a teacher like Maxime 15 years ago, but I'm just glad I found him at all!

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Sofia’s Music Room
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Timea H.
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Sofia was my vocal teacher for 5 years. During these years she was my giude to develope my knowledge of music and singing and to pushing out my limits. Every lessons were personalized, shaped to my needs challanging in a safe friendly and encouraging athmosphere. Sofia is a talented teacher and artist and experienced and inteligent singer as well. Encouraged by her from just a hobby singing became my life long pession and I was accepted to a huge choir. My selfconfidence matured and I was able to sing for the audience. I wish she would have been less students and I would have been more time to take more lessons because each hours of learning was fab' Thanks a mill" Timi, from Hungary

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Hobbit Music Studio
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Justin L.
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I am a music major on break for the summer. Shannon heard what i wanted from my lessons and helped create a customized lesson plan to fit my needs. He is very obviously passionate about teaching , and maintained an open dialogue such that I was able to ask questions and recieve fleshed out answers. I have had very unmotivated and non-personalized music teachers in the past and I was exstatic to find that Shannon was neither of those things.

Kyle Shipp's Music Studio
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Theresa H.
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Kyle has an approach to teaching music that is non-traditional, relevant and works well. My 15 year-old has learned a lot in a short period of time. Kyle’s optimism and directness really motivates my son.

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Confident Voice Studio
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimberley Y.
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Deanna is FANTASTIC! We honestly went to another piano teacher with our son previously and he was not engaged. She is patient, energetic and consistent - he is SO excited every time it is lesson day. Could not recommend her highly enough!

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Maestro Music School
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carolyn W.
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Bonnie is a skilled professional music teacher. I appreciate her warmth and talent.I enjoy working with her very much.

Jonathan Sherrill
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Max V.
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Very creative and thoughtful. He has a wide range of music knowledge that will help any artist. Would recommend.

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Brenda's Piano Lessons
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lee Ann D.
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Brenda has a true gift teaching piano students. Brenda has abundant knowledge and is able to combine that with a relaxed, joyful personality to make learning something complex that much more enjoyable. She has the ability to teach technique, theory, drills and scales, and yet combine all of that with "fun" music and making a joyful noise!

Grace Young
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jim K.
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Grace is an outstanding music teacher. My daughter was so excited to try Violin, and Grace was the perfect teacher for her. Grace was extra patient with my daughter, who is blind in one eye, and went out of her way to make my daughter feel comfortable and empowered her to believe she could play violin. She adjusted her lessons accordingly and found perfect ways to communicate complex music and violin lessons to a 7 year old. I highly recommend Grace to anyone looking to expand their musical talents. She is a very talented musician, super smart and an wonderful teacher.

Kenner Music
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cassie C.
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I take bass lessons from Rory and he has great method of teaching with kids young and old. He dose not only teach me bass, but also a wide range of music theory and history. He is VERY knowledgeable in history, theory, and the science of music. He is a fun teacher and I always look forward to each lesson, knowing that one lesson wont be the same as another.

Heidi Davis Voice Studio
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Lyn M.
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I used to work alongside Heidi at a dance and music education studio. She teaches with knowledge, professionalism, and enthusiasm. Heidi has a real passion for music and theater, and works hard to share and express that passion with her students. Not only is she able to share her expertise in music theory and performance, but she does so in a fun, innovative way. I have seen first-hand how beloved she is by her students and their parents!

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!

Fisher Piano Studio
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 22 years in business
Karen P.
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Anna is highly qualified and experienced as a piano teacher. She has a masters degree in piano from one of the top music schools in the country. In addition, she also works well with children. We have loved working with her.

Studio 88
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anita P.
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Liz is the kind of teacher I yearned for when I was taking music lessons as a child. She makes it possible to succeed by her encouragement, high expectations and the fact that she breaks each task down into manageable pieces. My 9 year-old daughter has been taking lessons from Liz for almost 5 years. During that time, she has grown so much in her love of music, her poise in performing and in her work ethic. My almost 7 year-old son has been taking lessons for 2 years. He is a bouncy, energetic boy and it took him a while to learn to pay attention to detail. Now he is so proud of himself that he can memorize music carefully and not have to correct mistakes later. My husband and I chose the Suzuki method because it trains the musical ear and focuses on developing good technique. We chose Liz because we knew several of her students and has seen their fabulous growth. We also really like the Group lessons (which many other teachers do not offer). They provide a chance to become comfortable with performing and the games make learning theory fun. Group also helps the families at Studio 88 be a chose-knit group. The students become friends and encourage each other. If you choose Liz as your piano teacher, she will expect you to practice with your child on a daily basis. She will give you a list of tasks to complete during the week. She will expect you to take notes during lessons. Her lessons continue year-round (with breaks for the major holidays). If you want to drop your child off at lessons and let your child practice by him/her self, then you should look elsewhere. On the other hand, if you are looking for the highest quality piano teacher who is willing to work extremely hard to turn your child into a topnotch musician, Liz is the teacher for you.

Lenox Studios
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Indiana A.
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My daughter 8 years old like very much her teacher Zachary Lenox.He listen her and she can understand him.Zachary knows how to deal with kids.Good job,Zachary.

Hailstone Music
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bill T.
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Picking the right teacher is a critical step in your development as a guitar player no matter what level you’re at. I’ve had several teachers over the years, some more helpful than others. Here are some reasons why Erick Hailstone is the right guitar teacher for me. • The biggest value-add for me is Erick’s ability to arrange a song, any song, from standard boring arrangement out of a book to a unbelievably cool song with a Jazz or Blues twist with alt-chords throughout. No other teach I’ve encountered in the Portland Metro area does this. And he’s fast at it. He uses great tools in the process, so we can share files and collaborate. The alt-chords are seriously a differentiator how a song sounds and come with a bit of a wow factor. • Erick has the ability to take any complex problem and break it down into smaller issues to work on. He completely gets it when it comes to figuring out “okay, I’m at this level of playing but I’d like to get over here.” He’s got the roadmap to take me there. • As a player, Erick has every single characteristic that I’ve dreamt of having since I was a kid. Great tone/sound. Flawless playing. Shreds when the song calls for it. Steely Dan to Wes Montgomery and everything in between. He makes it look so easy. From the first time I saw him play 20 years ago until today I walk away shaking my head thinking how I’d love to play like that. It’s absolutely incredible. • Some of my most valuable takeaways have been nuggets of advice that have nothing to do with guitar technique. I can’t stress how meaningful this has been at times. Things like “Rule #1 for a guitar player: Never get in the way of the singer.” • Studying with Erick has helped me build up a rich library of exercises to practice with. Arpeggios, Scales, and licks. Right hand technique (which is much more important and much more difficult than I ever imagined), tasty chords and of course, songs. • Erick truly understands the theory behind every bar in a song and can articulate what is going on there. His understanding of music theory is vast. • One of the things I’m into is recording and often times my lessons are around problem solving with the recording process. My recordings have improved dramatically since I started collaborating with Erick on them. By my own choice, I’ve spent entire lessons just learning the ins and outs of some of the tools like Pro Logic. I can’t tell you how much time this has save me from fishing around on you-tube. • Lastly, we’ve been collaborating remotely via a program called zoom so I never even leave the house. This has a huge convenience factor and saves a bunch of commute time. It works pretty well to use zoom plus I have the added benefit of being able to record the sessions and review them later on. As I said earlier, picking the right teacher is a fork in the road critical decision to your development. I’ve had no regrets and am seriously loving the results. Bill Toner Tualatin, OR

  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sarah C.
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Anya is an amazing teacher. She has great stories and multiple ways of explaining things. She creates a great learning environment for learning and has helped increased my confidence (which is why I wanted voice lessons). She has also successfully convinced me that I am actually a soprano and can hit notes I would have never thought possible. I always look forward to our lessons and working with her.

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