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Tim B.

62 Reviews
Newberg, OR
Starting at $23
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 6 to 70
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tim B.

62 Reviews
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Minor pentatonic, sixth-string root blues scales, transposing sixth-string root scales to other keys, blues scales, fifth-string root connecting scale positions, transposing fifth-string root scales to other keys, major pentatonic, fifth-string root alternating between minor and major pentatonic, 12-bar shuffle rhythm patterns, walking bass lines, how to add fills to rhythm patterns, using hybrid picking and palm muting, classic blues turnarounds, and expressive elements, such as finger slides, sweeps and bends and much more.

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 o

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Tim’s a great instructor. He’s very encouraging, enthusiastic and knowledgeable!
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Tom D.

2 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $30
  • Bachelors of Science in Music with a Minor in Psychology from University of Oregon
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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 ...

About Tom

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.

Jered J.

8 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $45
  • BA in Music and Recording Technology from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Jered J.

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Whether you want to learn a few songs, improve your chops or all-out shred, your lessons are designed to get your playing where you want it to be.

Your lesson plan will be custom-tailored to your ability and geared toward your goals as a guitarist.

Hey guys! My name is Jered and I'd love to be a guide on your guitar journey. I've been playing for 20 years, have a BA in Music and Recording Technology, and currently play in a rock band in Portland, OR. I have taught students of all ages and all skill levels. My first love is rock, but I have studied classical, blues, country, metal, pop, funk and dabbled in a little jazz.

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 fav

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

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Cindle V.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $27
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Music Education from Malone University
  • Teaching since 2008
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Cindle V.

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I am a music educator with 12 years teaching experience in private lessons, public schools, and private schools. I play many instruments and many different styles. I brake the material down in a way everyone can understand and I don't let students walk away confused about the material or have unanswered questions. I love to teach all age groups and all learning styles.

About Cindle

Hello, my name is Cindle V. and I love teaching music and chess. I have been teaching for 12 years. I have a bachelor's degree in music education and am currently teaching around 30 lessons a week to students ranging in ability from beginner to professional. My experience working with all types of

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Alexis S.
Our first lesson went great and my daughter is really looking forward to the next one!
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She is amazing. We have been enjoying our lessons with her!
Linc
Great instructor, clear and thorough, highly recommend!
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Ananda V.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Jazz Studies from Johnson State College
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Ananda V.

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It is rare to find someone who is both a great guitarist AND a great teacher. With years of professional touring/gigging experience (both as sideman and band leader) under his belt, as well as having worked as guitar/bass/jazz band teacher at Nevada City School of the Arts, Ananda is able to hold both of these aspects with ease. He works with all ages/levels and brings a comprehensive background of experience, both as teacher and performer, to the table.

About Ananda

Learn from experience! Ananda is a diverse guitarist, specializing in many styles. After his immersion in the Jazz Studies department at the University of Oregon, he has played, gigged, and recorded extensively, working in a variety of different creative situations. This has given him skill and

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amie
Ananda has such a gift for teaching and performing music with kids and adults of all ages. He weaves together music theory, ear training, improvisation, and the love of music seamlessly, and he does it with patience, attention, and clarity. Ananda is fluent many string instruments, including acoustic and electric guitar, bass, and mandolin, and has experience leading student ensembles and creating original arrangements. I highly recommend Ananda for all kiddos and adults who want to deepen their musical abilities.
Ben
My first experience with Ananda was seeing his students at my kids K-8 Arts school and thinking 'where did all of these skillful young guitarists come from, who is their teacher'. In a short amount of time I observed half a dozen young people looking like they were really enjoying playing the beautiful guitar music they were playing. I've since had the pleasure of observing him as an educator of middle school students on a variety of instruments and also of guiding my growth as a guitarist. Aspiring musicians are going to receive thoughtful encouragement and confident guidance in achieving realistic musical goals while seasoned players are going to be supported in deeper levels of theory and musicianship. Listen to any track Ananda plays on and pay attention to how lucidly he communicates through his instrument and expect the same level of thoughtful communication from him as your educator.
Tiffany Ann
So grateful to have a more clear, coherent, harmonious understanding of music, accompanied with practices that keep me inspired and enjoying the process of learning. After a few lessons with Ananda my skills on guitar have increased more than I was able to advance on my own in one years time. Having a teacher who can answer all the curiosities that come along with learning a new instrument is immensely helpful and Ananda has a great way of communicating so that the knowledge of music really rings true throughout the practices. For the first time I truly am hopeful and gratified in musicality, thanks to these mindful virtual lessons!

Tim M.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Bachelor of Music: Classical Guitar Performance from Hartt School - University of Hartford
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Tim M.

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Online Blues Guitar Teacher

Get happy, play the blues! All the different styles can be explored. We'll start with simple blues scales and work towards understanding why certain notes go with certain chords. From there, improvisation and comping get so much easier.

About Tim

I am a Hartt School of Music trained classical guitarist raised on the electric guitar. With over 20 years of teaching experience, I have helped students of all ages achieve their musical goals. Whether it's getting into the school jazz band, a college degree program or simply playing for friends,

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Cullen
I have been a student of Tim’s for a little over a year now. I started playing guitar at age 52 and when I started with Tim I was very close to giving up or settling on just being able to strum a few chords. I have had many hand injuries in the past that have resulted in arthritis and lack of dexterity in my wrists and some of my fingers and I started doubting I would ever be able to progress in my ability to play. From the very first lesson where I told Tim about my hand issues and my frustrations, he told me he was sure we could work around any physical limitations I had, and he was right. Tim has been able to work with me on alternative ways to play the chords I was having trouble with and has shown me that these alternate techniques along with the bit of music theory he sprinkles into lessons can really expand my ability to play.

In the time I have been studying with Tim, I have done more than I thought I ever could. I went from a frustrated beginner guitar player to having enough confidence to play on stage with some of Tim’s other students and I am now looking forward to what I will be able to do on the guitar instead of being frustrated with what I can’t do.

Tim is a talented and passionate musician as well as a knowledgeable and very relatable instructor which is a rare combination and he's also a really great guy and any student of any age or ability will benefit from studying with him.
Sam
Tim is an excellent guitar teacher and an overall great guy. He provided me with structure and support, enabling me to make the most out of my practice and ultimately progress as a player. His warm personality and contagious enthusiasm for music kept me looking forward to our time together each week. He was also very flexible when it came to scheduling to accommodate for my dynamic schedule.
Brad
Tim is an excellent teacher, providing excellent advice, practice techniques, and insights. He makes learning and improving easy and enjoyable.

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The average cost of 60-minute blues guitar lessons in Portland is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Tim is great. I haven’t play guitar in many years and Tim got me back up and learning easily. The lessons are paced well and I’m covering both theory and the material I’m interested in. He’s very knowledgeable encouraging and gives me extra tips and tricks to make the lessons fun. I highly recommend Tim."
Paul
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Tim B.
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"What a music teacher! Heard him play with Bobby Hurricane Spencer and was an instant fan. I have been taking lessons ever since. Didn't think I could learn so quickly and have so much fun doing so! Strongly recommend!"
Bruce
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"I was very impressed, satisfied and happy about my guitar lessons with Greg.
I'm German and booked just 5 lessons due to travel reasons. There was very vage input from me to Greg when we started (I always play the same; want to get new ideas; ...). Greg did not just provide a regular standard lesson. He focused and addressed 100%+ my desires and needs. Greg provided me very conrete and great input in several aspects to what I can do to improve my guitar playing. This was very useful to me and enabled me to move my guitar play forward. I highly recommend Greg to anybody."
Robert
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Greg L.
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"Ryan has definitely opened up my perspective with regard to learning my instrument and "hearing" tonal options for music I like to play. I'm a working Dad with very limited time for lessons and practice, so an online learning platform has worked best for me. Ryan has been very accommodating and flexible. More than that, he's been extremely patient with my learning style. In addition to opening up my instrument for me, he's fostered a passion for learning guitar and a taste for new music that I may not have listened to/learned otherwise. I love music and because of Ryan, I've found a very heartfelt, almost tangible, passion for playing it. Ryan...thank you!!"
Mark
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ryan S.
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"Pat was an awesome instructor. I have a few years of experience with guitar, but I was still able to learn a ton, especially about slide and blues guitar. Pat kept notes on what we were talking about and followed up each week. There’s no one else I’d recommend if you’re trying to learn slide or blues guitar."
Aaron
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Patrick B.
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"TLDR; The guy is fantastic. He knows his stuff, he is a real performing musician, and he is a great and inspiring teacher.

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I've had a guitar sitting around my flat for about two years. The only thing I could do, other than looking at it, was playing three open chords very very very badly. And I just thought that playing music wasn't for me and that I didn't have the mind for it.

Because I am stuck at home for the quarantine, I decided to check if maybe I could do something productive with my time and decided to give taking some guitar lessons a try.

Doing research online for someone willing to teach me remotely, I found Nick, and I am thrilled I did.

We have now had only about 6-7 lessons, but he has ignited in me a passion for learning the guitar and also made me believe I can.

He has a style that will accommodate and inspire any sort of student.

In my case, I want to learn the blues. But because I knew nothing about guitar playing, I need someone that can take me through the basics in a structured way where things build on each other. Nick did just that.

The guy is a proper performing musician with a great personality and loads of experience under his belt.

I have been inspired and made confident by his way of teaching, and I want to study with him for years to come."
Pablo
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Nick R.
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"Dave is very knowledgeable and will work with you in any genre or style of music. As an older student I felt totally comfortable with Dave from the very first notes struck. I would highly recommend Dave to anyone wishing to improve their guitar skills....but dont expect to be playing like Clapton immediately!
My only issue is the long drive from Vero Beach to his studio. Something to take into consideration."
Michael
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Uncle Dave T.
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"Great experience, Andrea is the best teacher I ever had"
John
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Jon immediately saw my playing ability and provided written lesson plans, and explained/described what benefits deeper music notation and music reading would do for me. Jon is very straight foward no nonsense instructor, A+..."
Willabe
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Jon A.
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"Ahmad is patient, extremely knowledgeable, and has an ease about his teaching style that makes learning fun and effective. I highly recommend him to the novice and the advanced guitar player. You'll be playing beyond your expectations in less time than expected. Theory, composition, anecdotes, and practical advice. His knowledge is backed by decades of professional experience --- teaching and performing. Highly recommended!"
Sabine
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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