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Elisa B.

16 Reviews
Oregon City, OR
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Finnish
  • Awarded Concerto competition winner from Willamette Falls Symphony Orchestra
  • Violin teacher's certificate from Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
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Elisa B.

16 Reviews
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Beginning guitar lessons. Correct play position, picking, strumming, chords, musicianship, performing.

About Elisa

Violin Teacher's Certificate - Sibelius Academy, Finland Suzuki Teacher Training - Marylhurst University, OR Classical and Suzuki options - starting Suzuki students as early as 3 yrs old. Teaching Suzuki Books 1-11. Beginners, intermediate and advanced levels I am using classical method books

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Gale Shuey
Elisa is patient and encouraging
Joshua
Ms. Boynton is a thoughtful and positive teacher.
Grace G.
Elisa is wonderful! She’s patient and fun. My granddaughter really likes her and looks forward to her lesson. She was playing songs by lesson #4.
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Jered J.

7 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 2006
  • BA in Music and Recording Technology from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Jered J.

7 Reviews
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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 fav

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Kurt R.
Jered was very patient and very clear. Also very methodical. The perfect teacher.
Eli H.
Great first lesson!
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Tyler B.

7 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Tyler B.

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I have been teaching Guitar since 2012 in a wide variety of settings, styles, and age groups. It is never too early or late to begin leaning guitar!

I tailor my teaching approach for the specific needs and goals of each student, always putting their priorities first. While I am versed in theoretical approaches and using method books like the Hal Leonard series, I am also fluent in working on contemporary music with a focus on ear training and improvisation.

About Tyler

Hi! My name is Tyler, and I'm a great resource for drum set, guitar, piano, bass, and music theory lessons in Portland, OR. Conveniently located in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood, my studio is equipped with all the instruments and lesson material needed to provide engaging, challenging, and fun lessons

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Sterling
Patient, focused, encouraging and time efficient. He was good at keeping our youngster on task and making the experience fun. Wish he was able to take our child further with piano. I don't know how much was Tyler and how much was our child, but our kiddo learned quickly from Tyler. Thank you Tyler!
Jayne
Great lesson!
Kevin
Tyler taught me how to play the drums! He was so engaging and informative, and his teaching style allowed me to learn quickly. I had so much fun and have developed a passion for the drums. I recommend highly taking lessons from him.

Meet Online Guitar Teachers Serving Portland, OR

Audrey H.

Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students Male: 18 to 30; Female: 18 to 40
  • Teaching since 2019
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Audrey H.

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The lessons you will recieve from me will be personalized to your taste and preference. I promise that I will help your learn what you would like to know from chords to music theory.

About Audrey

I am a music student at Cambrian College and have been studying music for the last 6 years. I know my stuff and I will gladly teach you everything I know.

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Oliver H.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelors in Upright Bass and Vocal Performance from Knox College
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Oliver H.

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I am here to demystify the music world--with my teaching methods any student can accomplish their dreams! First, we will start with simple techniques to embark on your musical journey and work our way towards our lofty musical goals together.

Learning guitar requires a lot of patience and a good attitude. I focus on fundamental exercises to help any beginner guitar player reach an intermediate level. I cater my lessons to learn tunes that my students care about and love. I let them guide the work!

About Oliver

I specialize in upright bass, jazz bass, funk bass, bass technique, and rhythm. I will inspire a positive attitude and good practice habits that will help any student succeed. I’ve extensively studied jazz, latin jazz, funk, rock music, hip hop, bluegrass, folk, and composition. I can also teac

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Parke
Going to be fun
Megan
Oliver is a wonderful teacher. This is my daughter's second guitar teacher and what a difference from the first. He is enthusiastic, talented, patient and a lovely person. All qualities that truly make him the best instructor. She is learning quickly and really looks forward to her guitar lessons each week. So happy that we found him!
YC W.
Would recommend! Oliver tailors classes to your level and goals. He is patient and gets excited about songs that you want to play.
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Chris V.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Associate of Music from Pierce Community College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Chris V.

12 Reviews
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I want to have you walking out of the lesson happy, and excited to go home and practice some new material. With me you'll learn about guitar, but you'll also learn about music and how playing can help you in life (perseverance, basic math foundations, etc.)

About Chris

I am a jazz guitarist based out of beautiful Los Angeles, California. I received and Associate of Arts degree in Music in 2015, and have been pursuing a bachelors in Jazz Studies since then. While in community college I really grew into my own as a musician and discovered that I love jazz and t

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Ephraim
Chris is patient, understanding and supportive. After only one lesson I already feel better about my musical journey. Thank you!
Caleb
Ronald R.
Chris is a great teacher. I met him in group lessons. And now I’m using him for personal lessons. It was a good lesson.

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Portland, OR

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Portland is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $24 and $276 per hour.
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$53 average
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"Daniel is an awesome teacher. I really enjoy each lesson and will definitely recommend him to everyone!"
- Gianluca
Took Guitar lessons from Daniel B.
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"she has great taste of music

she has great taste of music.
and you can tell how honest parson she is when you meet her.
she will teach you guitar, good guitar, you know it is good.
she knows good music and saw, heard good music.
also she will let you know music is a lot of fun !
have a fun lessen with ayme frye, super frye !"
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Took Guitar lessons from Ayme F.
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I have had only oneother guitar Teacher, and Neil was the Best of the 2. He is very easy to understand, and he makes it Fun and interesting. He is just a Great Teacher."
- robert
Took Guitar lessons from Neil K.
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"As an older beginner, I was a bit reluctant to try to learn to play guitar. However, working with Nils has allowed me to progress further and faster than I could have imagined. Nils has a way of making each lesson interesting, enjoyable, and very productive."
- Michael Flanders
Took Guitar lessons from Nils B.
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"Jason is easy-going, reliable and consistent. My son enjoys his lessons and looks forward to them each week. His skills have slowly and steadily been progressing (more practice on his own would surely help his learning speed up). We are thankful to have found Jason."
- Sara
Took Guitar lessons from Jason S.
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"Awesome instructor! Today we had our 1st lesson.He was on time and v patient with my daughter.He gave v clear instructions in easy to understand , kid friendly terms. In my daughter's words : " Ryan is a perfect teacher for guitar lessons""
- Diya
Took Guitar lessons from Ryan B.
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"Kyle is great! I've invested in guitar lessons more than once but never found an instructor that could "make it all fit together." Kyle is patient and has the ability to explain the essential skills you need. Look no further - You will really enjoy lessons with Kyle."
- Ed V - Yuma AZ
Took Guitar lessons from Kyle K.
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"Great lessons! He is really great at tailoring the lessons to what you want to do. Really friendly and upbeat person. Its great he has such a command of a wide variety of subjects so you can go to one person for a bunch of different things."
- Jason
Took Guitar lessons from Payton K.
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"Kevin really took the time to make sure my daughter understood and made the lesson fun. She was already excited about learning but she was nervous. After just her 1st lesson she is so excited and has confidence in herself that she didn't really have earlier. She can't wait to practice and so him her improvement by the next lesson."
- Deanna
Took Guitar lessons from Kevin M.
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"So chill"
- Laith
Took Guitar lessons from Keith P.
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The Guitar Scene in Portland

By David H. - Portland Guitar Teacher

Portland is a great city for music. Whether you are just getting started taking guitar lessons in Portland or are a seasoned pro, the independent music scene is growing rapidly and people are moving from all over the world to take part in the music scene here. There are almost unlimited small venues for music as well as large venues to play. The best way to get into the scene here is to attend a few open mic nights, which you can find online or in papers like the Willamette Week. You will have the opportunity to sign up and then play for a small period of time. The purpose of these open mic nights is to get comfortable playing on stage and making connections with other people in the music scene. You shouldn’t be worried about starting at the bottom. You can then move up to playing shows at larger venues.

Social media is also a great way to see what’s going on in the music scene. You can see who knows who, and get a list of venues for acts that are similar to you. Then can then start approaching these venues and see what it would take to book a show there. You can also network with acts that you might fit well on a bill with. Get a demo recording of your music online and start adding people, then pay attention to what comments they leave and which songs get played and how much. You can use companies like CDbaby to get your music on iTunes and Amazon MP3 so people who are interested in your music can purchase it. Even if sales are low at first, having your music available for sale is a very important step on many levels.

I hope you find these tips helpful as you begin your musical journey taking guitar lessons in Portland!

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