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Chuck M. Portland, OR

About Chuck

Chuck recently moved to Portland, Oregon from Gainesville, Florida, where he was a staple of the music teaching and performing community for more than 25 years. Originally from Chicago, Chuck completed his BA in Music History and Masters of Music (MM) at the University of Florida. Chuck became obsessed with The Beatles when he began piano lessons at age 12. His first attempt at composing was actually improvising melodies over the ending chords to "Hey Jude". Along with playing Beatles tunes Chuck learned classic standards from a set of Reader's Digest Songbooks inherited from his grandmother. Chuck has performed with classic rock, top 40, funk, R&B, and jazz groups, and has served as an opening act for Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, and legendary Texas bluesman Clarence ...

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JIA Z. February 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
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.
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lulu M. November 5, 2013
Ukulele
Verified Student
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!
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Heather B. April 29, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
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!
Elisa B. Oregon City, OR

Beginning ukulele instruction. Correct play position, beginning level song repertoire. Fun!

About Elisa

Violin Teacher's Certificate - Sibelius Academy, Finland Suzuki Teacher Training - Marylhurst University, OR Classical and Suzuki options - starting Suzuki students as early as 3 yrs old. Teaching Suzuki Books 1-11. Beginners, intermediate and advanced levels I am using classical method books including Kayser, Wohlfart, Kreutzer, Mazas, Dont and Paganini Caprices with students looking for more rigorous studies and more advanced skills. Keeping music and technique in balance - Learn how to enjoy performing - Find your own highest potential - Fall in love with music *** Lesson Details *** I am friendly and like to inspire my students to find their own best potential. Suitable challenges are fun and needed to keep the personal progress going on. "No suffering in my studio!" ...

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Amy K. June 11, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
There are many websites that will tell you instructors don't like teaching adults, but Elisa was a wonderful and patient instructor for all ages. She is able to adjust her approach to accommodate all age groups and skill levels. It's important to let Elisa know what your goals are so she can mold the lessons to help accomplish your goals. Elisa also arranges group rehearsals and recitals to broaden the students abilities in group settings (optional).
Keith B. Portland, OR

Progressive private and group lessons based on my students skills and goals.

About Keith

Guitar player, vocalist and performer who's been passionately involved in uncovering the secrets the ukulele has to offer for 12+ years. For me, having fun with your ukulele is the key to real learning. You'll learn the economy of motion technique to help smooth out your playing. You'll learn basic and advanced finger-picking and strumming techniques when you're ready. And so much more... Currently heading up multiple ukulele jams in the Portland. *** Lesson Details *** All Levels, Small Groups or Private. *** Studio Equipment *** Comfortable music studio with handout materials included in the lessons. *** Specialties *** Ukulele Lessons That Are Fun! All Levels Small Groups Private

Kent H. Beaverton, OR

I have been playing bass and guitar for many years, ten of those years professionally. However, I have a real passion for the little ukulele. Most people just teach a few chords on the ukulele so students can sing a few simple songs. I prefer to teach more challenging instrumental compositions aimed toward performance, for which the ukulele is very well suited. But I will teach you some pop songs, too, and whatever musical style you enjoy playing. Come join me!

About Kent

I began my professional career right out of high school working as a musician. I played bass guitar and upright bass professionally for about ten years. I played mostly rock, country rock, and jazz. I started learning Chinese martial arts and yoga about 35 years ago. I studied East Asian Languages in college, and I ended up living in Taiwan for 10 years. I starting teaching English (ESL) in Taiwan and worked myself up to the position academic director for a chain of language schools. I also continued to study Chinese martial arts, specializing in the soft arts of Tai Chi and Ba Gua. After returning to the U.S., I managed several ESL programs at the college level. I also began teaching Tai Chi, Ba Gua, and Self-Defense courses, and I have now published two books on the subject. I remain a ...

mark S. Portland, OR

I have been teaching for 40 years! Music is my life and my passion. I try to make learning fun in a relaxed environment. Every lesson will be tailored to each students specific needs and wants. Rock, Blues , Country , Folk, Jazz or Classical. I love them all and can help you learn to play any style. Guitar , Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele, anything with frets

About mark

I am an experienced guitar teacher. I have been teaching since college .Its what I do and I do it well. I love all kinds of music and try to make learning fun.I also teach banjo mandolin ukulele and many other stringed instruments. My parents were musicians and music is my passion.

Eric P. Portland, OR

I've been teaching music lessons for about 7 years

My curriculum and teaching goals are revolve around the individual student. Together we'll discover what you love most, while at the same time expanding your horizons to new music that will push your boundaries.

About Eric

I’ve taught private guitar lessons for about 7 years now in addition to working with children at the Shady Hill School and YMCA Camp Chickami and if there’s anything I’ve learnt it’s that teaching is about understanding individuals and building connections. I have a wide variety of musical experiences outside of teaching as well; I’ve studied at Berklee College of Music, achieved a Bachelors of Music Degree from New York University, played guitar in jazz and rock bands, had my classical compositions performed in Europe, worked at recording studios and sound design companies and scored films admitted to prestigious film festivals such as the Student Academy Awards and the Chicago Film Festival. I'm a very personable and down to earth person and I'd love to talk and get to you know ...

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