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  • 8 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Portland, OR

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.

Danielle S.

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My 7-year-old daughter took weekly singing lessons with Emily for a little over 3 months. Emily was sweet and very encouraging. My daughter really liked her and was always looking forward to her singing lessons. The lessons had to stop because Emily was relocating to another city. Before she left, Emily went out of her way, took time from her busy moving schedule and gave my daughter a free farewell lesson. We wish her all the best in her new chapter in life.

Ana H.

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My teenage daughter took vocal lessons from Emily. Emily was a blessing to my daughter because through their vocal lessons, Emily discovered my daughter's potential and ability to sing opera. A level of singing that we never thought possible to attain. What a blessing!

  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours
  • Portland, OR

Bridget S.

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When my 8 year old daughter told me the only thing she wanted for Christmas was guitar lessons, I began to shop around for options. We checked out a few local places and ended up having a really good intro meeting with Samantha from Portland Guitar Academy. Their experience, schedule, flexibility, and cost was just what I was looking for, and you could easily tell that Samantha would be fun to learn from. Lessons started from there and my daughter continues to be excited to go every week. Samantha has made it easy for her to learn, and has even adapted some of her favorite songs into chords that she can play along with. Samantha is so positive with my daughter that she continues to be motivated without me having to nag her to practice. I couldn't be happier with her progress, and am so glad we found Portland Guitar Academy!

Jamie G.

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I take guitar lessons from Sam and she is phenomenal! When I first came to her, I didn't even know how to hold a guitar and was VERY nervous...nervous I wouldn't be good, nervous I wouldn't progress fast enough as was expected...just nervous! Sam put me completely at ease from the very beginning. She still continues to make it clear that the most important thing about my lessons is that I am having fun...that and learning, of course! Sam is a brilliant guitar player who has studied under some of the best, but she is very humble and makes me feel like we are "equals." I absolutely could not have taken lessons from anyone better! Check her out. You will NOT be disappointed.

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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  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours
  • Portland, OR

Omar H.

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My experience with Max has made me question why I have waited this long to begin taking formal guitar lessons. I have been playing guitar for over 10 years, but I lacked the fundamental understanding of the fretboard, scales/chord progressions, and basic music theory. Max was able to immediately diagnose what my skills and knowledge were lacking and diagnose a lesson plan accordingly. He is incredibly passionate about teaching and it shows. He is patient but also pushes my limits and challenges me to become a better polished guitarist. I look forward to my meetings with him, and his flexibility works very well with my inconsistent schedule.

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.

Tamara D.

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Max has been giving me guitar lessons for a couple months now. He is a really talented musician who is also a great teacher. He is patient and thorough with his teachings. He is flexible and affordable as well. It's been a great experience overall.

  • 18 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 54 min

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!

Daphne J.

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My first lesson with Kyle was great! He is so knowledgeable about everything music. He is funny, personable, enthusiastic and positive! Great attitude and he makes you feel that no question is a dumb question. I feel very hopeful that I will be successful in learning guitar!

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.

  • 12 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 24 min

Thea L.

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Bonnie is, quite simply, a superb piano teacher, and we whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone who is serious about his or her child learning to play the piano. She translates complex music theory into easy building blocks for a small child to understand. Bonnie then relates these concepts to activities and ideas easy to grasp. She balances mechanics with theory and sight-reading with improvisation. And Bonnie has an amazing amount of patience, kindness, good humor, and phenomenal skill! She can draw my daughter’s little wandering mind back to the subject easily and makes learning the piano fun and interesting.

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.

Yuriko C.

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My son had his very first piano lesson with her and he really liked her and her class.

  • 20 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 min

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.

Paula B.

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Aaron provides unique guitar instruction, meeting my son at his entry point and interest level. Each lesson is fun. Aaron balances traditional instruction with other methods. My son is learning pieces of music theory, the science behind music, and details about his instrument, all while learning to play. I highly recommend this teach.

Jerry P.

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Aaron is and excellent instructor and fun to take lessons from. I have learned more from him in a few weeks than I have in months from other instructors.

  • 11 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Portland, OR

Bruce B.

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Evan was my classical and blues guitar teacher for over a year. He is knowledgable and patient. I would recommend him strongly for guitar lessons (for adults or children)

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.

Lorissa R.

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Awesome! My son likes Evan a lot and is super excited about learn guitar from him. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone learning guitar!

  • 31 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Michael F.

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I am very pleased with my decision to hire Geoff Arnold. He is very patient with me and wants me to have fun with the guitar. I receive well thought out lessons and enjoy them. The material I receive makes sense to me and I know exactly what I need to work on for the following week.. I interviewed many instructors and Geoff was hands down the best one for my style of learning.

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

Cale F.

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Geoff has been great. He is very knowledgeable with all questions I might present about guitar. He is patient when it takes me time to pick up a specific concept. He is able to give all the skills I was looking to gain.

  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 min
  • West Linn, OR

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. :)

Antonina P.

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Helen is an amazing teacher. She has so much knowledge and passion for music, that it transferred onto me and made me want to practice every day. She is fun, high energy, and I would really recommend her as a teacher!

Jennifer A.

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Helen is a remarkable woman! Excellent knowledge of music, friendly, fun and engaging with her students. Very professional!

  • 33 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Suzanne J.

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Ten or eleven years ago I searched for a piano teacher for my then 8 year old grandson. Dan Kenison's name kept coming up. My grandson became his student, and a few years later, also my granddaughter. Dan has a soft, easy way with his students. My grandkids loved him, always looking forward to their lessons and yearly recitals. Now that they have moved on in their lives my old piano has been standing grand, but silent. A year ago I made the decision to learn to play her...at 67 years old! Of course, I phoned Dan...aka Mr K...and have been his student, now going into my second year with him. I'm amazed that I can actually play recognizable tunes! I am self-employed and must practice around my own somewhat busy schedule. There have been weeks when practice was slim. But Mr K is willing to go the distance with me whatever time that may take. I am so grateful to have this opportunity at this later time in my life to yet learn and begin to understand the language of music. I highly recommend Dan Kenison to future students...no matter their age or ability. Suzanne Jauchius 503 655 2631 West Linn, Oregon

Hoa C.

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My 6 year old has been working with Mr K for the last couple of months and things are going great. I was worried about transitioning from one teach to another thinking that my son may not like the lesson format but that hasn't been the case at all. Mr K has a lot of experience working with younger kids and I can see that in his interactions. My son is high energy but Mr K can redirect him when needed. Also, scheduling and setting up payment was a breeze so as a working parent, I appreciate that!

Lance C.

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Really knows his music truly impressed always willing to keep you informed.

  • 23 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Lorant D.

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Attila was the guitar teacher of my son for two years. Though my son was below the average age of his other students (he started at the age 8), Attila had a great collection of entry level songs and practices, and achieved amazing progress. Apart from technical skills, he put emphasise on score reading, easy improvisation and duet playing. The lessons were both effective and enjoyable. The way I saw it Attila had a real talent for guitar students of all ages.

Laurel V.

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Attila is an experienced and trained musician, and his teaching of the guitar is interesting. He brings standard techniques at the beginning and branches out using various interests and goals that I have set coming into the lessons. Due to his teaching, a short-range goal has grown into a deeper satisfaction for continuing to pursue the guitar at a higher level. I highly recommend Attila to every level of guitar player.

Balazs G.

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Well trained, experienced, friendly. Makes the guitar learning fun.

  • 15 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Kelly R.

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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.

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.

Keri B.

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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.

  • 31 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Kimberly J.

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Bass lessons from a man who does it from a fundemental starting point. Straight forward and knowledgeable. Love it!

Eileen M.

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Geoff is the best piano teacher I have ever has

  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Emily B.

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I took cello lessons with Elisa for a few years and played in a group of student, stringed musicians led by her for a few more. She is very good at what she does. She is also very kind. Her lessons are affordable (especially important for a broke college student like me), and her schedule flexible for the most part.

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.

Lisa D.

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Elisa is a fabulous teacher. She is patient, kind, caring and talented. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to learn an instrument or sharpen their skills.

  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 21 min

Katrina M.

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I highly recommend Tim as a cello teacher! I've taken cello lessons from Tim for almost 3 years. I started at age 44 with more than a little apprehension having had less than ideal experiences as a kid with a few piano teachers. I wanted to learn to play a lot of tv/movie soundtrack music as well as the more standard classical tunes. Tim's sense of humor and easy-going demeanor combined with his vast knowledge of musical theory plus his skill as a cellist are the perfect combination to inspire and draw me forward in my learning. He knows how to apply enough challenge plus enough encouragement to help even the older student excel to the best of their ability.

Alice B.

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I highly recommend Tim Smith as a teacher in many areas of music. I am so elated to be taking cello lessons with this fine teacher! Tim is multi-talented and able to challenge me through every level of musical growth. I appreciate his individual teaching style which allows each student to progress at their own personal rate. He is flexible and accommodating with lesson times and his rates are right in line with the local teaching market.

Shelley P.

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Tim is a good teacher. He obeserves the level where you are at and works with you to improve and grow. He's encouraging, kind and flexible, and has a lot to offer. I look forward to continuing my lessons with him in the new year.

  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Amy B.

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Harley has been a great teacher, very patient and kind. My daughter really enjoys her ukulele lessons.

Jessica R.

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We had a wonderful time with Music camp and private piano lessons. Excellent location and nice people.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 min
  • Happy Valley, OR

Anne L.

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My son has been taking lessons with Ryan for over a year now he is thoroughly enjoying it Ryan is punctual, very knowledgeable, easy to communicate with and works well with children. We enjoy his recitals to showcase everyone's talent as well. If you're thinking of lessons....Ryan would be a terrific choice!!!

Marissa K.

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My son has been taking piano lessons with Ryan for a year, my son is excited to go each week and has learned so much!!! Ryan responds to questions quickly & is willing to work with our ever changing schedule.

Angelica D.

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Great instructor!!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours
  • Portland, OR

Emily H.

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Danny is a gifted songwriter with a silvery voice and strong guitar chops. He's personable and encouraging and he energizes you to do your best work. Since working with Danny, I have felt inspired to pursue avenues of music I never considered before. I've seen him perform several times; it's clear that he's going places and-- here's the most amazing part-- he wants us to go with him! I am lucky to work with Danny. Anyone in need of fun, insightful instruction should schedule something with him immediately!

  • Portland, OR

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.

  • 44 years in business
  • Portland, OR

About

I offer guitar and bass instruction as well as ensemble. My many years of playing in a band situation will help when teaching students how to play within a band frame work. In electric music, there is also a lot to learn about getting specific sounds. I have knowledge that comes from experience. I am now accepting students, including beginners.

  • Vancouver, WA

About

I take a step-by-step approach to teach students music as seen through the lens of the guitar, and I provide a well-rounded education for the beginner to thrive, whether playing solo or performance pieces or playing for a church or a band. Several quick facts about me are as follows: * I am almost 30 with 15 years of experience playing the guitar. * I love teaching kids and inspiring passion in them to master an instrument. * I can read music, chords, tabs, and teach rhythm and picking.

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