Rated 5 out of 5 by Echo Mr. Michaelson is the best teacher I've met at Portland.
I do appreciate Chuck for his professional piano lessons and kind. My son enjoyed his lessons sooooooo much and, loves piano more from then on. He is really a great musician and responsible teacher I've ever met at Portland. His patience and style of teaching are sunshine to my son's piano life.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lulu Great music teacher!
I've been taking ukulele lessons with Chuck for over a year now. I am always impressed with his musical knowledge and appreciate the way he goes beyond the songs and also teachers me musical notation, chord progressions, and more. My lessons are always fun, with just the right amount of challenge to keep my skill development moving forward. Thanks, Chuck!
November 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sbird skilled teacher
My teen has been taking lessons from Chuck for many months and has learned a lot from him. He is knowledgeable and skilled in guitar, always on time and willing to be understanding with our schedule conflicts. His studio is very attractive and professional, very comfortable and nice location. He is patient and obviously enjoys what he does! thanks Chuck!
April 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PLM2012 Great mentor and teacher for all levels
Chuch is a great teacher and I recommend him wholeheartedly. I have been mentoring under him for over 6-months and I feel I made the right choice. He has customized my lessons to my needs, level and skills and has been very flexible with the learning lessons themselves. He is very knowledgeable and able to help me through all my issues. I am difficult to work with, generally speaking and as I am stubborn-bad habits at play here, but he was able to find the right approach for me and I have made great progress since I've started given I have had limited-to-no-time to practice at home at times.
I am over 30, so it goes to show that even older dogs can be led to learn new things, given they have the right teacher and approach.
November 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ClaudiaM I have enjoyed having Chuck as a teacher. I really appreciate the fact that he is always well prepared for our lesson and makes good use of our time together.
March 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by EmilyM Patient and Efficient
I'm very happy with my choice of Chuck as a piano teacher. I'm a beginner with many rhythm and strength issues. He took my comments about what I was looking for in music lessons very seriously, and at each lesson he takes great care to focus on what I care about. He pushes me to have more patience and structure with my practicing, and is encouraging and understanding when I struggle with the music. He's also an extremely talented and expressive musician in his own right, and this makes me more inspired to pursue my own goals and force myself to take it measure by measure and keep on learning one song when my instinct is just to abandon ship and move on to something easier.
January 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by LisaS1 I had asked for a specific type of instruction on a new keyboard. Chuck studied the user's guide to familiarize himself with that keyboard and taught me exactly what I wanted to learn. He was very well prepared, had a pleasant manner and a comfortable studio to learn in. Also, clearly a very talented musician!
January 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by RyokoO Great teacher
My son is really enjoying to taking lessons from Chuck.He knows how to teach kids very well.We are so glad to find such an wonderful music teacher.
November 14, 2011