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Tom D.

2 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors of Science in Music with a Minor in Psychology from University of Oregon
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Tom D.

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Pick a song you want to learn - I'll teach you how to play it! Want to learn how to write your own song? I can teach you!

I focus on your interests as a guitarist, and develop the lessons from there. I really listen and get to know you as a guitarist, a songwriter, a bandmate - however you see yourself, and help you achieve your dreams. All my lessons are rooted in a firm grasp of music theory, proper guitar technique, and a deep understanding of music history.

I've been teaching private guitar and songwriting lessons for over 10 years and have been a performing professional guitarist for 15 years. I've earned a bachelor's degree in music from the University of Oregon and have performed all over the United States and Canada in one band or another. I have extensive experience as a recording artist, and my work has been featured in several full length albums, EP's and singles as well as several independent films. I have also produced music for American Express commercials and ...

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I'm a professional guitarist, songwriter, and music producer. I graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelors of Music, specifically guitar. Every guitar player has their own unique interests and influences. I teach students to find their own voice through the instrument, all the while

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Haley
After years of working on my scales and feeling like I still didn't know my way around the guitar, Tom was able to explain how to play scales vertically in both major and minor keys in just one lesson. No one before him had been able to explain it in such a way for it to finally click for me. Since then, I feel like my shredding skills have improved 10 fold and I have fallen even more in love with playing and jamming along to my favorite songs. Tom is patient, kind, calm, and an incredibly skilled guitarist that anyone would be lucky to learn from!
Nick
Thomas Dawson is a very informative, positive, and educational guitar teacher. He’s degree in music from University of Oregon is proof of his vast musical knowledge. His focus on rhyme will be sure to help you become a great guitar player. Above all he is a great person and fun to be around. After taking lessons with Tom my guitar skills and musicality vastly improved. I highly recommend him has a teacher.
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Karen W.

11 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B. A. from Humboldt State University
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Karen W.

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Experienced guitar teacher available for eager beginning students of all ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of musical skills. I taught myself to play guitar in high school, so just know the basics. I played keyboards, my main instrument, in several rock bands, so know some blues and rock riffs that could transfer well to guitar. I enjoy helping people to find the fun in playing guitar!

About Karen

I have a BA in Psychology, and an MA in Parapsychology. I studied Architecture for 3 years, and Music Education for two years. I was a National Merit Semifinalist in High School for good SAT scores, and in the Honors Society in High School and College. I play piano, percussion, flute, cello, guitar

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Sterling
Karen is a patient instructor. Has a relaxed home atmosphere. Made good use of the lesson time. Had appropriate practice outlined between lessons. I would recommend her.
YP
My daughter 7yrs took lessons from Karen for 8 months. She was so patient and kind. My girl loved her and her teaching style.
I would have given 5 stars if she had got a real piano, not an electronic one.
Maria L.
Karen is not only a gifted teacher but an excellent listener and has an extremely easy going personality. This was my third lesson and I already "feel the love."
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Mathew M.

20 Reviews
Camas, WA
Starting at $20
  • 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 fr

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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!
Shawn
Mathew has made learning fun and stress free for my son. Without Mat's patience and support I do not believe my son would be taking lessons for more than a couple of months much less a year later. My son looks forward to lessons, he trusts Mat, and considers Mat a friend. I can not praise Mat enough for all his contributions to my son's new skill and his part in the building of my son's self esteem!

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Michelle W.

41 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner
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Michelle W.

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Each lesson will consist of a unique and personalized curriculum to fit the student’s needs. This will be done at a pace that allows for confidence to be built and a complete understanding of the material. Each student is taught the basic skills of guitar so that they can become an independent and self-sufficient musician with a strong fundamental foundation. Crucial skills such as reading music, scales, various chords, and more will be taught in each lesson. Each lesson will be just as enjoyable as it is informative. After all, “pleasure in a job puts perfection in the work”. That is why I ask each Student to bring a song or piece that he/she enjoys working on. Overtime, all the skills learned will allow students to play with confidence!

About Michelle

I was in High School When I bought my first guitar and developed a passion for music. For me music opened the door to a new lifestyle and ultimately led me to begin teaching and sharing music with others. I have taught a variety of ages, ranging from children 4yrs up to adults. For beginner guita

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Sarah
Michelle is a great instructor! She is knowledgeable and patient and skilled!
Atinuke
Michelle is Patient, takes her time to explain in details. Especially for someone who is a visual learner like me who is also a beginner. And she is affordable too. Will recommend to every person who wants to learn.
Anna
I just completed my first lesson. Michelle is very patient and explains everything in a way that is easy to understand. I look forward to learning how to play the guitar.

Rob B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Awarded The David and Diana Menn Prize in Performing Arts from University of California Berkeley
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music from University of California, Berkeley
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Rob B.

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I've been teaching Bass for 20 years. I bring a joy and excitement to teaching music. I structure my lesson so students learn music they are interested in.

Within the first few lessons, beginner students will be able to play a song all the way through and as time goes on you'll be able to play solos and develop your technique.

I specialize in Pop, EDM, Rock, Blues, Heavy Metal, Jazz and Classical music. typically use Hal Leonard and Mel Bay books, and have the following tools available for your lessons:

2 Fender practice amps
Electric guitars
Steel String Acoustic guitar
Nylon String Acoustic Guitar
Electric Bass Guitar
Ukulele

I love working with students of all ages, kids to adults, and all experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Rob

What I Teach: Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Beginning Piano, Improvisation, Music Theory. Music Recording, Songwriting, Composition, Film scoring, Orchestration About Me: I was raised in Santa Monica and Los Angeles, California and began studying classical piano at the age of six. During my formati

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James W.

87 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French - Canadian (Quebec) French, British English, American English, Australian English, Canadian French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Songwriting Award from Beat100.com in the UK
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James W.

87 Reviews
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Fingerstyle, Chords, Advanced Theory, Getting it Under Your Fingers Fast. Songwriting, and recording. I also teach Guitar Repair, Setup and Maintenance.

About James

New 6 Month and One Year Courses Taught: 1. Radio Introduction Personality Broadcasting. 2. Guitar Studies Advanced 3. Music Industry 4. Advanced Composition 5. Sound Design 6. Abelton LIVE 7. Premix Setup and Post Production 8. PR and Promotions Business Background: I worked for Eddie Van Hal

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Norman
Very knowledgeable guy. Wealth of info.
Rabi
James is a wonderful film acting teacher. He taught me the importance of self-confidence and postivity. I have a new-found positive outlook on acting, thanks to James. Now I can act in anything and I know I can do it. I recommend going to James for learning about any type of acting. His stories will charm and inspire you.
Georgia A.
Its been an awesome time learning with James! its so obvious he loves impacting his knowledge of acting and its industry to his students.. There's never a dull moment playing out characters and plotting story lines. Thanks James!!!

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"Great teacher, makes learning fun."
Steve
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Joseph M.
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"My lessons were always very refreshing, challenging, and inspiring. I always looked forward to the lessons and left feeling supported and excited to continue to improve my playing."
Zach
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"We only just started with Marvin, but he is professional and patient with my son. My first impression of Marvin is very good and he is very soft spoken and friendly! In just two lessons, I have already seen progress and we are now looking forward to working weekly with him. My son choose Marvin as his teacher, after reading about him on the web-site and it was his choice to continue lessons. He is very excited about learning more and playing guitar with Marvin! In fact, we are adding an extra supplemental session between lessons. THANK YOU MARVIN!!"
Nicole
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Marvin A.
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"Great lesson.! Very patient and knowledgeable."
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Matthew N.
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"I've had a lot of fun learning to play. Donnie is a very good instructor. Sessions are very laid back and he corrects poor form politely. Even if you're an old geezer like me you can learn a lot from him."
Jeremy
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"Eric is a very talented and patient instructor!"
Richard
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Smart, Funny, Very talented, glad he is willing to teach someone like me"
roger
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"My 11y daughter started guitar with James. James is giving her a nice learning experience by combining the basic theory and playing songs. My daughter loves playing guitar and enjoys the class very much. I am happy that she started learning guitar with James. He is a dedicated teacher."
Suvasri
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from James R.
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"Although it was the first lesson , It is obvious Ben is very good on teaching.His approach is totally according to student's needs and level (it is very important!) He is very kind person and explains the things very well .My 13 years old daughter liked his teaching so much. Most important for us,was He does not start with boring cliches which you can find anywhere in the planet . You start to play with Ben from the first lesson. He is also very cooperative and flexible and open for the new ideas and requests. I strongly recommend him for all level guitarists , especially who already knows a few things and wants to improve to next level . Regards"
Cengiz
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Ben Z.
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"John seems to customize his lesson to you. He teaches the basic, and theory behind why these chords go together and helps you learn the music you are interested in. He goes at a slow pace, so that you have time to practice and really pick up what he is showing you"
Kristina
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from John M.
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