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Brandon N.

2 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $60
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Awarded Outstanding Piano Soloist from Lionel Hampton School of Music
  • Bachelors in Jazz Piano Performance from Washington State University
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Brandon N.

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I've been teaching Piano for 5+ years in both public schools and my private studio. I train my students to have fundamental music skills that break the barrier of being just a piano player; I train musicians!

To play solo or work in a band, to prep for an audition or develop skills as an improvisor, I am confident in my ability to help people foster a healthy relationship with Music.

I started as a classical pianist and switched my focus to jazz when I went to study at university.

Areas I am proficient and tend to teach:

Finger Power
-Scales
-Arpeggios
-Chords
-Inversions

Technique
-Hand shape
-Posture
-Weight vs Speed
-Rotation

Sight Reading
-Rhythm exercises
-Note reading
-Chord symbols
-Lead sheet interpretation

Ear Training
-Interval practice
-Chord quality
-Melodic dictations
-Rhythmic dictations

Repertoire
-Jazz
-Classical
-R&B
-Rock & Roll
-Video Game music
-Movie Scores

Qualifications:

Bachelor in Jazz Piano Performance
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Tammy Wagner
Mr Brandon is a rare find as a music teacher. His passion for music and love of teaching are visible with every teaching session. His focus is first and foremost on the student, recognizing unique abilities and areas of challenge.

He is a skilled "growth mindset" instructor, his focus remains on continued progression and tackling difficulties as opportunities. He invests heavily in the relationship with the student allowing them to grow and explore in a supportive environment.

Our son has ADHD and has struggled with in some learning environments. I have been absolutely impressed with Mr Brandon's ability to adapt and create a positive music lesson even if he was having a "not very focused " day !

Music is a wonderful gift, especially for children with ADD/ADHD or other learning challenges, especially with a skilled teacher !

Kristin H.

27 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $45
  • Speaks German, French, Italian
  • Teaching since 2007
  • BAC Theater Arts from Bowling Green State University
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Kristin H.

27 Reviews
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As a classical piano student you will learn music theory, sight reading, and various classical styles of piano technique.

About Kristin

I have a Master's in Acting and Directing and support fields in Music. I coach singing, acting, speech, and piano for a wide range of ages. I teach many styles of acting from stage to film and in between including Shakespeare I have studied a variety of methods on acting and will cater to the inte

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Jason S.
Very helpful, and beyond detail focused to get the most success out of someone.
John
Just wanted to update my review after taking a few lessons with Kristin. In addition to providing great yoga instruction, she's also been sharing these incredible explanations of how my body works (or isn't working right) that clearly come from a deep understanding of science and the structure of the human body. It is amazing to be able to both connect with the body and to understand how it works physiologically at the same time!
John
Kristin is incredibly skilled at Yoga - helping my form and deepening my understanding fo Yoga. I'm recommending her to everyone!
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Peter Q B.

14 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish, English, Spansih
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Full Tuition Scholarship from Fondazione Siena Jazz
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Peter Q B.

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Nothing like opening up a book of music and playing a piece on the piano. We'll learn Mozart, Beethoven, Joplin and more!

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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Brenda N.
My first lesson was a lot of fun! Peter is great at helping you feel at ease and comfortable. I was extremely nervous and he was great with making me feel like I was right at home with a friend! I also appreciate that he is not rigid in his teaching techniques or format. He caters your lesson to what your learning desires are and is very good at recognizing your skill level (or lack of 😁). I also appreciate how encouraging he is. I’m super excited to continue on my Saxophone journey!
Owen
My child really enjoyed his first lesson with peter. Peter is a very talented musician and he made the lesson fun! My child seemed to learn a lot from just one lesson with peter and he enjoys practicing what he learned at home.
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?

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Mary R.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Mary R.

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I add sight-reading in a book with other sources and games to learn how to sharpen your skills. Scale studies, finger patterns, music theory, and composition. I hold a spring concert every year to show off your talent!

About Mary

I started playing saxophone in 1994. It was an immediate passion! As the years went on my thirst for music grew and I picked up more instruments. I earned my Bachelor’s of Arts in Music from UW-Milwaukee in 2006. I continued to study privately on Saxophone with Curt Hanrahan and on Accordion with S

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Heather L.
Fun and informative
May
She is very nice.
Austin H.
Mary was a fun and patient piano lesson teacher. I have never taken any music lessons before so we started with the basics but she did a good job of finding the pace that I learned at. She taught slow enough for me to catch on, but not too slow to where I felt like my 30 min lessons were a waste of time/money.

Unfortunately, I had to cancel the rest of my lessons with Mary because I was becoming too busy with work to stay committed to my lessons and practice. If I ever take lessons again I'll definitely sign up with Mary again, zero complaints.
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David L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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David L.

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A teacher of mine once said if you aim for perfection, you get to be pretty darn good. I like to start with a small amount of material that the student can play very well, and use that to refine the basics. By taking a thorough approach (and playing beautiful music), the entire world of piano and music will slowly and surely open up to the pupil.

In my opinion, tone production and rhythm are the major factors that distinguish a great pianist (and make playing the most satisfying), so this is the major focus of our work. I have a very thorough understanding of proper technique and can prescribe exercises that will strengthen one's weaknesses.

I also have a unique background in that I studied jazz improvisation and classical composition, so I understand the inner workings of the music and can improvise in the styles (jazz, classical, baroque, romantic).

About David

A teacher of mine once said if you aim for perfection, you get to be pretty darn good. I like to start with a small amount of material that the student can play very well, and use that to refine the basics. By taking a thorough approach (and playing beautiful music), the entire world of piano and m

Tom S.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 13 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2008
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Tom S.

17 Reviews
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You will learn to love playing your instrument through pieces and exercises that not only build your musicianship, but your technic as well. With a better technic, you can play more challenging music!

About Tom

I have had a varied background growing up, from being an Eagle Scout, to holding a black belt in Judo.  Growing up in Arizona and being the youngest of three boys from a very musical family, I found classical music and it became my passion. I began with piano at age 9, while also sang in many chur

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Denise
Tom is a very patient teacher who is supportive yet instructive in his feedback. As a novice I have very much appreciated his ability to see what I need as we move through the lessons. As an educator with over 35 years of experience, I appreciate his ability to connect with me, the student. My lessons have improved my ability and my confidence. Thanks, Tom! See you for another set of lessons
jia L.
Tom was my 7-year-old son's piano teacher, he also taught him music theory, he is very professional, also very nice and accommodating, would definitely recommend!
Brandon
This man is friendly, nice and patient and he's smart, even talented at his job and works good & hard with students to make sure that they sound the way that they want to.He will never let anyone down and will not make fun of you but only wants to help students accomplish their goals.I recommend taking classes with this man, he's really great.

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Average Cost of Classical Piano Lessons in Portland, OR

The average cost of 60-minute classical piano lessons in Portland is $80. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"Inna was well prepared and knew how to keep a 5 yr old interested and focused for 45min. She had planned homework and was responsive to our expectations."
Jonathan
Took Classical Piano lessons from Inna D.
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"I took her during COVID. She’s super sweet, encouraging, and insightful. She also has LOTS of knowledge on music history so you’ll learn a lot from her on that! She knows a LOT about a LOT! Any question you have, she’ll answer it! She’s always available and ready to give feedback and answer questions. Amazing piano teacher."
Najah
Took Classical Piano lessons from Natasha B.
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"I have been playing keyboard for over a decade, and I marvel at Laurel's skill and musicianship. Hearing her play is a worthwhile lesson in and of itself."
Joseph
Took Classical Piano lessons from Laurel S.
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"I had an instructor prior to him for nearly a year. I hired JR because after that time I didn’t even learn how to read music. I learned more today from JR than the entire time I had my previous instructor. JR is detailed and patient for an old, inexperienced fart like me. Thank you, JR!"
James
Took Classical Piano lessons from John G.
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"My daughter has been taking piano lessons with Fawn for about a year now. She loves her lessons, loves Fawn and the experience in general. Fynn is very positive and encouraging but also very honest. The leverage she has over my daughter is that she does not want to disappoint fun. She loves her lessons, loves Fawn and the experience in general. Fawn is very positive and encouraging but also very honest. The leverage she has over my daughter is that she does not want to disappoint Fawn. I truly admire Fawn and her teaching skills, honing in on my daughters personality to help her achieve higher standards and address problem areas."
Kari
Took Classical Piano lessons from Fawn A.
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"Thanks to Ivan for the best lessons and opportunity to take a bit of his experience! For me Ivan is one of those people who really love what they do and share their love with world and others. If you are looking for experienced, thoughtful, patient piano teacher who could not only teach and check your progress but be your guide in fantastic world of piano music you couldn't find a better man.

Ivan conducts his lessons in a very friendly manner and I'm sure that sometime you would say with great honor that he become your friend. And it is one more thing why it is worth to take his lessons."
Pavel
Took Classical Piano lessons from Ivan S.
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Successfully helped me to play difficult parts in piano pieces I had been challenged with."
Fay
Took Classical Piano lessons from Lella L.
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"You really can't find a better instructor. Motivating, patient, well-measured approach to students. Thank you, Michael!"
Cristina
Took Classical Piano lessons from Michael N.
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"Ellen is very thorough in her teaching method, while being super encouraging and patient! She incorporates elements of music theory, technique, and musicality naturally throughout the lesson. On top of that, I also like her ability to customize her teaching approach to help me accomplish my goals!"
Iva
Took Classical Piano lessons from Ellen S.
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"Veronica is such a sweetheart and my daughter had so much fun with her. She can't wait for her next class!"
Emaan
Took Classical Piano lessons from Veronica B.
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