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Joel H.

20 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Joel H.

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Having trained at Berklee College of Music in Electric Guitar and Songwriting and as a professional music teacher and performer, I can help you develop the musical tools you need to write full songs that are ready for the radio and the stage! I will help you reach goals based on your musical interests and aspirations. Some skills I can help you gain are songwriting, improvisation, music theory, ear training, practice methods, sight reading, music production, and many more.
Writing, playing, and performing music is incredibly rewarding, and can also be challenging. I'm excited to help you make your goals a reality!

About Joel

I’m a guitarist and songwriter in several bands in the Portland area. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelors in Songwriting. I have taught guitar, production, and songwriting in Portland and the Rogue Valley for many years. As my student, I will work with you to map out wher

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Ken
He’s an amazing teacher. He focuses on things that are relevant to my musical goals. He easily breaks down topics I have trouble with. I never run out of things to practice. I am very happy with my experience.
Hugo
Joel has been very patient and kind in his teaching style. He remains calm and encouraging when beginner mistakes happen which is crucial with teaching our boy.
Sunshine
Great class, intuitive instruction.
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Jered J.

8 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $54
  • Teaching since 2006
  • BA in Music and Recording Technology from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jered J.

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Picture this....you get home after a long day of work or school, you feel a little stressed out by the world, wishing you had more time to get the endless list of things done and more energy to do them.....

Instead of turning on Netflix and zoning out, you pick up your guitar and play your favorite song.

Feels pretty great right?!

Learning to play an instrument is one of life's most rewarding endeavors, that just keeps getting better the longer you pursue it.

With playing an instrument, you will have something you love to do and look forward to doing every single day, enriching your life and those around you.

If you'd like to chat or have any questions just shoot me a message and I'll get back asap :)

Thanks for checking out my profile and I hope to hear from you soon.

About Jered

🤔Picture this....you get home after a long day of work or school, you feel a little stressed out by the world, wishing you had more time to get the endless list of things done and more energy to do them..... Instead of turning on Netflix and zoning out, you pick up your guitar and play your f

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Tammy
Jered is very laid back, encouraging and helpful! Off to a great start.
Carol F.
Kurt R.
Jered was very patient and very clear. Also very methodical. The perfect teacher.
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Zac P.

Portland, OR
Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Zac P.

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Start off on the right track with a patient and passionate teacher!
I grew up steeped in music, with a music studio in the basement, playing guitar and singing with my family since I could walk. Took piano lessons at 10, picked up the guitar and singing at age 16 and have continued to expand upon my performing and recording knowledge since. I've has taught in esteemed music schools across the Portland, OR metro area, and studied guitar, voice, piano, and music theory at the college level and am starting a music therapy degree at Pacific University in the fall of 2021. I have been teaching music since 2017.

I enjoy being a warm and supportive coach for others. Learning a new skill is hard! It takes patience and encouragement to foster an environment for growth. I'm the perfect teacher to foster creativity and expression. Open to all ages, I'm experienced with working with people of all ages. I've taught in preschools and with

About Zac

Start off on the right track with a patient and passionate teacher! Zac loves creating a supportive and fun learning environment, encouraging students to find a joy for self-expression and a love for music. Offering in-person lessons in our studio in Milwaukie, Oregon (masks required) or virtua

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Mathew M.

21 Reviews
Camas, WA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Mathew M.

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Mat’s goal is to create lesson plans to fit each student’s unique learning style. Whether the student prefers the structure of studying through a book or wants coaching as they explore their own path, Mat will help them develop a strong understanding of the fundamentals of guitar to help them play the music they dream about playing.

About Mathew

Mat has been teaching guitar for 14 years, and has been performing guitar, bass, and drums with rock bands for 18 years. He studied music and guitar performance through years of private lessons, and has a Music Theory Professional Certificate from Berklee College of Music. Mat teaches everything fro

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Julien
Mat’s very instructive and supportive - he does a great job of engaging my 13 year-old son
Myk B.
My first lesson with Mat and he was very professional, friendly, informative, and patient. I'm looking forward to our next lesson
Ryan
Mathew is wonderful! My son loved his first lesson!
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Kyle S.

Portland, OR
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kyle S.

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I've been described as exceptionally patient and flexible regarding my teaching style. I specialize in teaching with an approach centered around music theory, but I'm happy to focus our lessons around technique, repertoire, theory, composition, or any combination thereof. Included in our lessons will be custom sheet music (standard notation or TAB, printed or .pdf) and recorded demos of any songs or exercises from the lesson.

About Kyle

Hello! My name is Kyle, and I've been a guitarist for over 20 years. My professional career began in earnest in 2008, the same time as when I began studying jazz performance at Portland State University. I've found myself playing guitar for weddings, corporate events, dive bars, musical theater, stu

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Tim B.

65 Reviews
Newberg, OR
Starting at $28
  • Speaks French
  • Awarded King of the Blues-In Store Runner Up from Guitar Center
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tim B.

65 Reviews
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Experienced guitar teacher of 20+ years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of guitar skills. I use Hal Leonard books, & Award WInning #1 best program Steve Krenz's Learn & Master Guitar and also have the following tools available to use during lessons. I have a Mesa boogie all tube amp and Line 6 spider modeling amplifier, Cordoba Classical guitar, Ibanez and Epiphone Riviera deluxe electric, Taylor Acoustic, Presonus Recording equipment, sheet music, tab and more. Let's turn the amp to 11 and rock and roll!"

I can teach guitar fundamentals, that most songs only use 3 chords (1-4-5 song progressions the stuff that 85% of all music we listen to is made up of), left hand / right hand coordination, picking techniques, mute, & play notes on the guitar, soloing, strumming patterns, fingerpicking, using a capo, alternate tunings, acoustic blues, ...

About Tim

I love to help anyone who has been told they're not able to play guitar, has quit out of frustration, or been told they're too old or too young to play. *** Lesson Details *** Each lesson is customized to your learning style and different for everyone depending on what you want to learn. Most of

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Tommi B.
James
My son's first lesson was excellent. Tim went at my son's pace and made sure he understood what he was learning. Tim was friendly and my son felt comfortable interacting with him. My son is really looking forward to his next lesson!
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"Chase and I did not work together long because of other commitments. However, in the short time we did work together I learned a lot. Chase is easy going, highly skilled, very patient, and his teaching style is such that it fosters student confidence. I was really nervous at first, because I wasn't sure what to expect. Chase quickly made me feel at ease during the lesson. We only had half hour lessons, but that was definitely enough time to learn new materiel and make progress. I highly recommend him for guitar lessons."
Nichole Coyne
Took Guitar lessons from Chase R.
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From age 6 until high school I took piano lessons. But guitar was always an unexplored desire. I started taking lessons with Steve a few weeks ago. From the very beginning he has been just so easy and comfortable to work with. He willingly adapts his style of coaching to my specific needs as a student, learner and musician. He's so strong in his fundamentals that I can pick the music and he builds lessons around my choices. Really makes me look forward to my own practicing and even more to my next lesson. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Steve, for bringing music back into my life."
Susan
Took Guitar lessons from Steve G.
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"My son is 8yrs old and very much enjoys hid lessons with Michelle."
Lias
Took Guitar lessons from Michelle W.
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"David was really interested in what would motivate my son to play more. Also, a good mix of music theory and practical lessons."
Doug
Took Guitar lessons from David C.
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"Friendly, knows his stuff, and adjust to my needs."
Kenneth
Took Guitar lessons from Richard C.
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"I have been taking lessons with Cris for a few weeks now and they are going great! He is super professional and attentive to individual needs. He has really helped me figure out my own goals as a musician, and how to get there."
Ari
Took Guitar lessons from Cristopher H.
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"My wife and i have been taking guitar classes from Ahmad for couple months now. I've always wanted to play a musical instrument but thought it was too late in my life to pick up one. So one day my wife looked up guitar lessons in the By Area and Ahmad showed up with amazing reviews.

I took a private lesson from Ahmad and rest is history. Taking guitar lessons as a couple can be very rewarding. Ahmad is very patient, knowledgeable and passionate about guitar. He took his time with my wife and made sure we were on the same page before we moved on. Either you are a true beginner like us or a professional, you will learn so much from Ahmad."
Peter
Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"We are really enjoying our lessons with Adam! He's positive and helpful. My son is learning new things every week and looks forward to his lessons. He's motivated to practice."
Cairo
Took Guitar lessons from Adam T.
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"I have been taking lessons with Ahmad since June 26th, 2011 - I was referred by a mutual acquaintance. I bought myself a guitar for my birthday a year ago and realized I needed some outside motivation to play it. While I'm relatively new to guitar and this is my first time taking guitar lessons, I have been drumming for 13 years with private instruction and university courses. I would highly recommend Ahmad. He is inspiring, professional, informative, and patient; a shining example of what a great teacher should be.

Over the past five months, I've already seen significant improvement in both my guitar performance as well as my understanding of the guitar and music in general. Ahmad is very good at balancing the scale between creativity and technique, while never losing sight of what your goals are as a student. As with any learning process, I would suggest you understand your own goals and level of commitment before jumping in to lessons. As I've seen, Ahmad will probably motivate you to practice more than you originally thought, which I really appreciate. It's with practice and strong understanding that I've gotten to a point where I am proud of my abilities on the guitar. Work with Ahmad and I hope you find the same!"
Brent
Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Ahmad is an amazing teacher. My daughter took guitar from him for over a year and she progressed quickly both in skill level with guitar, but also in confidence and social skills. My daughter has some issues relating to other people, including some speech issues, and I was upfront with Ahmad about this before signing her up. He was amazing the whole way. Always positive and always a great communicator both in person and via email."
Uma
Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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