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Michael R.

35 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $30
  • BS Biology minor jazz studies from Portland State University
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Michael R.

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Tired of being frustrated by the pace of self-teaching or is your child bored with the progress in school band class? Are you an adult who never played an instrument but are really interested in learning a wind instrument? Not able to express yourself creatively or don't really understand why your favorite songs or styles of music work? Do you want a more hands-on way of teaching with personalized plans just for you?

Learn how to play the Clarinet with Michael!

Michael teaches a variety of instruments and subjects in the woodwind family:

- Saxophone
- Clarinet
- Flute
- Improvisation
- Music Theory
- Jazz Studies

Michael creates versatile and fun lesson plans that incorporate learning your favorite music while teaching theory, improvisation, note reading, songwriting, or any other interests! He has an easy-to-follow, fun, but yet structured and thorough plan designed for results to help the student reach their goals, rather than imposing an one-size-fits-all plan just

About Michael

Michael is a freelance musician based in the Portland metropolitan area. His diverse skill set allows him to perform in a variety of musical groups. Michael is hired regularly to perform for: jazz and cover bands, weddings, corporate events, musicals, and studio sessions. He also leads and writes m

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HA V.
Mike is an excellent teacher. Friendly, easy and great personality. Teaching in a fun way and easy to understand. My son loves Mike.
Ruben
Very fun and easy going. He is very knowledgeable and encouraging. I had a great time working with him!
Brandt P.
I returned to saxophone after not playing for years, and at the recommendation of a local player took lessons with Mike. Mike's a great player, but more importantly, he's a great teacher. He's made a study of teaching wind instruments and can really help identify technical issues. Working with Mike on improvising and jazz phrasing and articulation has been really fun and productive for me, and has improved my musicianship in other areas (I'm mostly and upright bassist). I haven't had a sax lesson for a little while, but I recently got a clarinet and I'm back with Mike. The lessons are, as always, rewarding and enjoyable. Highly recommended.

Peter Q B.

11 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish, English, Spansih
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
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Peter Q B.

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Acoustic guitar, Jazz Guitar, Singer-Songwriter guitar. All the guitar you want to learn!

About Peter Q

I'm a multi-instrumentalist from the Northwest with lots of love for teaching people to groove. I got my bachelor's degree in music from Whitman College with an emphasis in Jazz Performance. I can teach anyone to rock, swing or get unreasonably funky. Lessons can be casual or serious and I'm down t

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John G.
Peter is a great teacher. He finds what your level is and goes from there. Peter finds what kind of style of learning best fits you.
For me, when Peter is playing the drums or Piano after he has given me the structures/scales makes it very easy to learn. Very patient and encouraging. Ask yourself- Why aren’t YOU taking lessons with Peter?
Rami
Great teacher
Debbie P.
Perfect. He matched his lesson beautifully with the music I like and how I am likely to learn quickly. Could not ask for better.

Laima M.

25 Reviews
Vancouver, WA
Starting at $23
  • Speaks English, Lithuanian, Russian
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Bachelor's degree, Music Pedagogy from Academy of Music
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Laima M.

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I provide every student with different pieces according to his/her age and individual abilities. Each student has a different learning speed and level of enthusiasm which needs to be taken into account. With young children I find it helpful to integrate games, stories and pictures to enliven the lesson. I try not to be too strict, but I expect my students to practice at home and not to miss lessons. I use a number of books and methods. After 3 to 6 months a young student will have learned at least 12 notes on the staff, to sight-read easy pieces, to understand count rhythm values, and to play simple songs .

About Laima

Laima M. studied at the J. Gruodis Conservatory. She received her Bachelor's degree in Music Instruction at the Lithuanian National Academy of music in Kaunas and her Master Degree in pedagogy from the Academy of Lithuania. After 10 years of teaching music in Europe, she moved to US and has been te

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Zoe R.
Within only a few lessons I could tell the benefits of professional instruction, and after the first lesson I could tell Laima is a professional!
Dugan and Jazlyn B.
SO WONDERFUL! My 7 year old was upset I signed him up for piano and after his first lesson he was bummed he couldn’t have piano lessons everyday! She is so kind, patient and teaches in fun ways kids respond to. She had finger families, note families and even small stuffed animals that help them learn. I am so excited to have found her!
Aiden A.
Laima has a very fun way of presenting the basics of piano that is so relatable to younger kids. She’s positive, encouraging, and so personable. We can’t wait for the next lesson.

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Sheila J.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Italian, German, French
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sheila J.

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I would like nothing better than to help you discover and develop your voice's greatest potential. Singing embodies many elements including proper tone production, rhythmic accuracy, proper diction and connecting to and sharing the emotional content of a song. It is a personal journey for singers to learn how to integrate all those elements into their own instruments and I will act as your trusted and supportive guide throughout the process. I have a master's degree in classical vocal performance from the renowned Manhattan School of Music and performed with opera companies in New York City. Currently, in New Orleans, I sing with the joyous Shades of Praise interracial gospel choir. I have had the privilege of studying with some of the finest voice teachers, conductors and coaches that America has to offer and I would love to share that combined knowledge with others. I have also had the agonizing and humbling experience of losing and rebuilding my voice after medical difficulties, ...

About Sheila

I would like nothing better than to help you discover your true voice. The journey of developing one's true voice integrates many elements including proper tone production, rhythmic accuracy, diction, memorization, and the ability to connect with and convey the emotional context of songs. It would

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Emilie
I've learned so much in a short period of time with Sheila. She is very easy to get a long with and not intimidating despite her distinguished resume. She has helped me immensely with the awareness of my voice and allowed me to explore my instrument in ways I hadn't try before. Sheila is patient and will continue to approach and explain a technique from different angles (with humour!) until it is grasped. Thanks to her I feel more confident and aware when I'm singing. So thank you very very much!
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David H.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, Spanish
  • Music (Piano Emphasis) from John Brown University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David H.

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Lessons are available if you desire to work on improving your ear training (which is helpful for singing & playing almost EVERY instrament). What I teach is:
Interval Training
Harmonic Training
Solfege Training
Vocal Range training

About David

My name is David, and I am an experienced piano teacher and voice coach for both male & female voices. In 2015, I was the Music teacher at a small (K-8) private school in Citrus Heights, California. There, my duties included providing individual lessons with students as well as classes in group set

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Thomas
Really great start! I look forward to many fun, valuable, and informative lessons under David's instruction.
Allie
David is not only a delightful person, he's also an excellent piano teacher. I'm a piano teacher myself yet I needed some help with improvisation--my weakest link. He patiently walked me through adding chords and harmony to a melody. I learned a lot of new ideas, such as leaving out the emotive third interval...that's better utilized in the right hand. He demonstrated how to take a familiar classical piece, namely Mozart's Rondo Alla Turca, and play it completely by ear. His musicianship is lovely and he is patient and thorough in his explanations. His knowledge of music theory is complete and sound. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to start or continue music lessons. He is truly passionate about music and his profession.
Andrew
What a great teacher! He was so patient and understanding and really took his time to help me with what I needed. I am in school for audio enginnering and was not getting the help from my instructors that I needed and he came through and made it all way easy to understand and was super chill to work with. I highly recommend him for anything musical that you might need to know and will definatley will be working with him again! Thanks you so much David!

Ray R.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Ray R.

5 Reviews
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Piano

About Ray

Hello! My name is Ray, I'm 31 years old, and was born in Queens, NY. I studied classical music for many years as a youngster at the Aaron Copeland School of Music college preparatory program. During this program I was introduced to Jazz, and around the same time began experimenting with synth

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Cynthia
Ray is an amazing teacher. My 11-year-old has high-functioning autism and has a great interest in learning music. I was hesitant to hire just any teacher, as many teachers don't have the patience and understanding to work with special needs kids. However, Ray has been not only patient, but he has an exceptional way of teaching my son in a way that he would understand and retain the information. Ray is creative, intuitive, and experienced. My son is very happy and enjoys the lesson every single time. Thanks Ray.
Maximus
Awesome!!!!!!!! So sweet! Cool hair : ))
Eden H.
My daughter is loving her cello lessons with Ray even more than she expected. She feels she is really improving.

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"I am about eight lessons in and look forward to every one of them. Eric is patient with me as I am a little older and not a quick learner plus my work and family life is hectic so my practice times vary. Only reason I am not giving five stars is this is my first time taking guitar lessons but I know I will be sticking with Eric probably for another couple years of lessons as this is the first hobby I have had in a long time that I truly enjoy!"
Luke
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Eric C.
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"My daughter had a great first lesson! She had a big smile at the end!"
Caroline
Took Singing lessons from Emilia L.
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"Holly was so upbeat and attentive throughout the whole session. She gave words of encouragement and offered great pointers. Holly provided a thorough assessment and laid out a plan for future meetings. My son and I look forward to his next lesson."
Lucas
Took Trumpet lessons from Holly S.
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"Nils opened my mind to the musical potential I've always dreamed of. He is incredibly kind and was always positive no matter how much, or how little(!), practicing I did in between lessons. I feel so grateful to have finally found my music sensei!!"
Drew
Took Music Theory lessons from Nils B.
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"Sally has taught piano for over 15 years with her husband Tim. Tim teaches voice and has professional singing experience with San Diego Opera. There teaching style has provided a structured environment with very patient, encouraging tone so the most timid of students will want to learn. Students with learning challenges have done well with their program. Periodic recitals and music competitions are scheduled during the year to showcase each students learning accomplishments. Both Tim and Sally are loving people and would welcome anyone who desires to learn piano, guitar, violin, and voice from their experienced teachers."
Lee
Took Piano lessons from Sally S.
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"George is a wonderful teacher! Not only is he a wealth of experience and knowledge of music/music scene but really taps into what kind of person you are! Quickly identifies what you have and what you need to work and improve on! Awesome person/teacher!"
Alex
Took Singing lessons from George F. H.
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"Sarah was very patient with my shyness and gave me a lot of information and great exercises."
Sarah
Took Singing lessons from Sarah M.
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"Miss Fawn is my all time favorite teacher! She's very clear about her teaching and is a great teacher to learn from. Although she's strict on learning, she's honestly a teacher where you actually have fun at the same time! She actually makes sure that you understand, and I'm glad she does that. She makes me laugh so much and is so funny! I enjoy her class very much and I want to thank her for making me a great piano player!"
Marcus
Took Classical Piano lessons from Fawn A.
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"Great piano teacher for youth or adults

I have known Stephanie Quinn for over 14 years, during which she has been my piano teacher, mentor, and friend. Her accomplishments as a professional musician--on piano and violin--are numerous and impressive in and of themselves. What distinguishes Stephanie, however, from other performers / teachers is her unique combination of competence, passion, and disciplined approach to teaching. Her studio, which includes students of all ages and levels, is unmistakable proof of that. I am extremely grateful to Stephanie for starting me on a path towards love of music, and for helping me develop the ability to share it with others."
Jared
Took Piano lessons from Stephanie Q.
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"Lucas is a great teacher. He has helped my daughter with her low and high notes and identified an issue with her clarinet which was making it difficult for her to play low. Highly recommend!"
Jordan
Took Clarinet lessons from Lucas H.
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