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Umanand K.

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Portland, OR
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, Telugu, Hindi
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BA Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
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Umanand K.

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Whether you want to simply learn some of your favorite songs or become a virtuoso, I can and will help you achieve your goals. My methods are very intuitive, effective, and easy to follow. I can teach you anything you would like to learn and set the master musician in you free!

About Umanand

Hi, my name is Umanand and I am a guitarist, bassist, producer, and educator. I recently graduated from Berklee College of Music with a BA in Professional Music. I have been teaching guitar to students for years prior to Berklee. While at berklee I was an academic tutor and helped other students wi

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Umanand was not my first tutor, but he was the first to teach me. He taught me to enjoy guitar and how to make music of my own. He knows a lot about how music works and taught me good habits, like reading sheet music instead of tabs and proper guitar posture. He built up my knowledge of the basics and encouraged me to do what felt right within them. Since he taught me, I've learned a few rock songs, but I enjoy my own music much more.
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Tim B.

60 Reviews
Newberg, OR
Starting at $23
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded King of the Blues-In Store Runner Up from Guitar Center
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Tim B.

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Experienced guitar teacher of 20+ years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of guitar skills. I use Hal Leonard books, & Award WInning #1 best program Steve Krenz's Learn & Master Guitar and also have the following tools available to use during lessons. I have a Mesa boogie all tube amp and Line 6 spider modeling amplifier, Cordoba Classical guitar, Ibanez and Epiphone Riviera deluxe electric, Taylor Acoustic, Presonus Recording equipment, sheet music, tab and more. Let's turn the amp to 11 and rock and roll!"

I can teach guitar fundamentals, that most songs only use 3 chords (1-4-5 song progressions the stuff that 85% of all music we listen to is made up of), left hand / right hand coordination, picking techniques, mute, & play notes on the guitar, soloing, strumming patterns, fingerpicking, using a capo, alternate tunings, acoustic blues, ...

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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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Kara H.
Awesome first lesson. My daughter really liked it and she learned a lot. The instructor with very patient with her and took the time to make sure she understood what he was explaining.
Stacy Cooper
Tim is a great teacher
Caleb
It was a really good lesson. I keep learning so many cool things to learn on the guitar. I'm really impressed with all the little tricks I can learn!

Rebecca A.

Portland, OR
Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner
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Rebecca A.

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Contemporary approach to chord theory and scales to get students playing right away!

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I am a passionate and creative educator committed to the development of my students. I believe in experiential learning and relationship-based teaching. Students will be challenged but also met with kindness as they walk through the challenges of mastering a new skill.

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Daniel P.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $52
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Awarded Eagle Scout from Boy Scouts of America
  • Biology and Exercise Science from The University of Texas at Austin
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Daniel P.

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Hello! I’ve been playing guitar for over half my life and teaching for five years now. My love for music has played a huge role in my life, and I love sharing this passion with my students. Whether you are wanting to learn how to perform, compose music, or play your favorite song, I promise to help you achieve your goal. I’ve taught a variety of ages, and I truly believe it's never too early or late to learn an instrument. Every student is unique in what they are wanting to learn, so I promise to structure each student’s lessons to fit their individual goals and interests. It's also very important to me that my students enjoy each and every lesson, so the student is in complete control of their learning.

About Daniel

Hello! I’ve been playing guitar for over half my life and teaching for five years now. I first began learning guitar at a young age, and my passion for music has grown ever since. My musical education began with guitar and music theory lessons when I was ten years old and continued until I gra

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Miles
Wonderful instructor! Very patient and fantastic with kids!
Bekah
Daniel was the most helpful teacher that I've ever had! He is extremely talented and was so prepared for every lesson. Even when I ran into error he was patient and helped me figure out what to do better next time. I recommend!
Jason
Daniel is a great teacher and an even better person. If you are looking for a musical instructor for your child that can also be a role model then Daniel Powell is it. Great knowledge of the guitar. Good attitude with the kids he teaches. Very patient. Highly recommended

Daniel M.

12 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.M. in Classical Guitar Performance from California State University Northridge
  • Teaches students 7 to 90
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Daniel M.

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The guitar is a versatile instrument, with a variety of styles ranging from acoustic pop to heavy rock guitar solos. My background in classical guitar as well as being a guitarist in rock bands allow me to introduce the guitar to a student in many different styles and techniques. Depending on what YOU, the student, want to learn and explore with the guitar..

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Daniel is more than just a guitar teacher, his intimate kowledge of an array of instruments, makes his approach to teaching Guitar more immersive to the student without confusing them. His approach is simple and effective, allowing the student to feel comfortable in their abilities and safe in the

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Annie L.
Great initial lesson!
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Alexander V.
My son really looks forward to his lesson with Daniel. The method Daniel uses is working. My son is taking on-line lessons and in just a few lessons he's learned a lot. Daniel is very understanding and explain things clearly.
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Noah T.

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  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Digital Audio from Santa Rosa Junior College
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Noah T.

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Noah just finished his senior year at the University of Oregon, where he studied music performance and took part in multiple ensembles. Additionally Noah has had the honor of being selected as a band member for the U.S. Army, where he plays guitar, bass, and provides sound support for all the groups. He has served for over 5 years.

He graduated with his associates degree from Santa Rosa Junior College. During that time he worked under Randy Vincent in Jazz Studies,Will Johnson in Composition and for Prairie Sun Recording Studios as an audio engineer (they have produced names like Tom Waits, journey, Wu Tang Clan, etc..)

Noah is proficient on a host of instruments: from the guitar, bass, percussion, ukulele, piano and banjo. He has worked as a private instructor on all these instruments gaining consistent student approval as he makes learning an enjoyable and rewarding endeavor.

He welcomes students from all backgrounds, skill levels, and ages to join him in developing their ...

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My name is Noah! Iv'e been teaching folks of all ages for the past three years, and have found a passion for it. If you work with me we will improve every aspect of your musicianship. Ranging from learning tunes you like, ear training, composition, technique and a little bit of theory to round it a

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Sophie and Molly B.
My kids (ages 10 & 12) have had such a wonderful time learning with Noah. He is patient, kind, and encouraging as well as knowledgeable. He does a great job with beginners -- they are learning so many skills each week. And it has been such a blessing to us that he comes to our home!
Kevin
My son Gavin took lessons with Noah last year and as a result found a love for music! Noah was able to introduce subject matter in a unique and personalized way which allowed my son to gain knowledge and skill quickly.
Teressa
Noah was a fantastic teacher. He taught my daughter basic guitar lessons, but threw in composition, theory, ear training, and everything else in between. She's 9 years old and is able to write her own music and play all her favorite songs thanks to fun, engaging music lessons!

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Portland, OR

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 $24 and $276 per hour.
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"I have had one lesson with David, and it is enough to tell that he is a great teacher. He clearly knows how to play guitar. He is both encouraging and firm. He explained to me the expectations for my practice and what he wants me to learn by next week, but was also very understanding whenever I made a mistake. I told him about my experience in other hobbies, and from that he was able to use analogies that made sense to me that would help me learn the techniques he was teaching. I am very happy to have David as my guitar teacher."
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Took Guitar lessons from David C.
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"I've been a student of Michael for almost three months now and all I have to say is he is a great teacher! Not only he is friendly and thoughtful, he is also encouraging about in the way how you'd like to learn. I strongly recommend him!"
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"Very professional, Makes learning enjoyable, awesome instructor with very helpful techniques. Definitely recommend him to everyone"
- Gina
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"Excellent preparation for student. Uses comprehensive handouts. Excellent verbal instruction with hands on example and coaching. In depth knowledge of the instrument and music theory. Excellent teacher."
- Larry
Took Guitar lessons from Geoff A.
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"Nikita is a true professional. Very passionate and extremely helpful. I highly recommend him to anyone who is interested to learn this instrument."
- Jim
Took Guitar lessons from Nikita B.
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"Gavin is, by far, the best guitar instructor I've ever had. I took lessons from him for 2+ years and learned a great deal from him. He incorporates teaching the essential skills every guitar player should master with music that the student wants to learn. This method really motivated me to play more and become a much better guitar player! I've learned so many valuable skills (chord recognition, improvisation, scale shapes etc) while taking lessons from him, and it has made me a much better player in the long run. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking to take guitar lessons, regardless of their prior skill level. Thank you Gavin!"
- Tina
Took Guitar lessons from Gavin L.
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"Scott is a really great musician and person, he's very Patient and knows his music ,I've had the pleasure of playing with Scott on many occasion's and he's always a Professional, I would defiantly recommend Scott to my friends and Family."
- Alex
Took Guitar lessons from Scott S.
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"Our lessons with Julian are eye opening. He showed me many great exercises to become a better guitarist. He has a great attitude and knows a lot about music! If you want to learn guitar, Julian is the perfect teacher. Always looking forward to my lessons."
- Aaron
Took Guitar lessons from Julian J.
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"I am a former singer and keyboard player who is trying to learn a new instrument, the guitar, and I just had my first lesson with Dennis last night. He is extremely knowledgeable and personable, and he made many great suggestions to counteract problems I was having. I love the exercises he gave me, which were designed to build on my own musicality (but which could build on anyone's innate and acquired knowledge of music), and am very much looking forward to the next lesson."
- Linda
Took Guitar lessons from Dennis B.
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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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