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Jered J.

8 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $54
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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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.

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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 f

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

27 Reviews
Oregon City, OR
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Finnish
  • Teaches students 3 to 70
  • Violin teacher's certificate from Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
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Elisa B.

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Beginning and intermediate 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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Glenn H.
Elisa is wonderful!!!! My son is very happy and is looking forward keep learning how to play the violin. Elisa is patient and professional.
Jeffery M.
I am excited to achieve my twinkle level. Miss Elisa is a great teacher! :-)
Jeffery M.
We always have a lot of fun with Elisa each lesson and its fun because each time theres more new activities
-Lia
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Joel H.

20 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, German
  • Bachelor's of Music in Songwriting from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Tyler B.

7 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $65
  • Speaks
  • BA Music Performance Jazz Studies from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaching since 2008
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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.
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Zac P.

Portland, OR
Starting at $45
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2017
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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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Kyle S.

Portland, OR
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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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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The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Portland is $65. 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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"Aldrin was fantastic! Highly recommended."
Lacey
Took Guitar lessons from Aldrin E.
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"Could not have asked for a better teacher

Richard has been a wonderful teacher for our 13-year-old son. He is patient, informative, and interesting; he makes his lessons engaging, yet appropriate for our son's proficiency level. He is also extremely professional, well-mannered and considerate.

Richard is the real deal. You can tell that he loves music and that he loves to perform, but he's also great at instruction, which is an unusual combination. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone."
Julie
Took Guitar lessons from Richard D.
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"You can tell Andrea really loves to teach and he does an amazing job at it. Always focused on the student's needs, with tons of helpful material! Highly recommend!"
Kurt
Took Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Grant is an amazing teacher for rock guitar. He specifically caters to the student's needs and delivers exactly what they need and he does that really well! Highly recommended!"
Susheel
Took Guitar lessons from Grant H.
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"Marvin has taught guitar to my 2 sons for 4 years. Marvin is very easy going and has a relaxed and fun approach to teaching. My boys enjoy learning from Marvin. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a guitar teacher."
Anunoy
Took Guitar lessons from Marvin A.
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"Tom was my guitar teacher at the Conservetory of music on gratiot in1966' ,for twenty quick lessons of Beatles songs! Great experience, think he was playing at the Drum Beat on 8 mile ! Seen him checking out the Yardbirds at the state fair in 66'😃🎸"
Bill Minjoe
Took Guitar lessons from Tom N.
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"Mr. Sal is so patient and really tries to reach his students on an individual level."
Marci L.
Took Guitar lessons from Salvador B.
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"Jeremie is a great instructor. He moves and a good pace, really knows the details of what he is teaching, and caters the lesson material to you to keep it interesting. Would highly recommend!"
Danny
Took Guitar lessons from Jeremie W.
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"Definitely the best teacher I had in any subject. He adapts the way he teaches to each student and helps you reach your goals quickly and effectively. Five stars!"
Kurt
Took Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"If I could give 10,000 stars I would! Daniel is an amazing, ( incredibly patient), fun, great teacher! He is charasmatic and is able to make everything fun so you never feel like you're bored! He is so kind, and I would recommend him to anyone and everyone who wants to learn guitar!"
Caroline
Took Guitar lessons from Daniel G.
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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

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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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