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Average Cost of Language Lessons in Portland, OR

The average cost of 60-minute language lessons in Portland is $43. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $20 and $59 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$28 average
$45
45-min $15
 
$34 average
$45
60-min $20
 
$43 average
$59

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute language lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute language lessons are 21% less expensive at $34, and 30-minute lessons cost 35% less at $28.

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About Elisa R.

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West Linn, OR

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About Elisa
Hello!

I love to teach and I have devoted my life to obtaining the highest music education possible. Learning to play an instrument is fun but it is also challenging. My lessons consist of technique and general music training that include aural skills and music theory. My lessons are a lot of fun because I have high standards, but also maintain a light hearted atmosphere. I teach violin and viola from beginning to advanced levels. My students have ranged in age from 3 to 65 years old and I feel that I can teach students at any age.

If you want to include learning to play the violin or viola in your life then I would be a great choice for a teacher. Thank you. Elisa

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Education:

New England Conservatory
Master of Music in Viola Performance, May 2013

Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance, May 2010

Oberlin College
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, May 2010

West Linn High School
High school diploma, May of 2005
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Studied with:
Roger Tapping, Edward Gazouleas, Martha Katz, Peter Slowik, Hankus Netsky, Janz Castelo, and Peter Row

Critiqued by:
Roberto Diaz, Steven Dann, Kirsten Docter, Kim Kashkashean, Barbara Hamilton, Hillary Herndon, and George Taylor
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Awards: Musical and Academic

2013: Master of Music with academic honors
2010: Principle of the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra in 2010
2009: Winner of the “Best of Chamber Music”
2007: Conservatory Dean's Talent Award Scholarship
2006: SUNY Buffalo Concerto Competition Winner
2005: Oregon Scholar
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Experience: Orchestral

2018-Present: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
2013-Present: Santa Barbara Symphony
2015-2016: Canton Symphony
2013: Banff Festival Orchestra 2012: Banff Master Classes for Strings and Winds
2011-12: American Institute of Musical Studies Opera Orchestra Graz, Austria
2012: Atlantic Symphony Orchestra
2010-13: New England Conservatory Philharmonia
2007-10: Oberlin Opera, Chamber, Symphony Orchestra and LA tour
2009: Round Top Music Festival
2008: Oberlin in Italy, Arezzo, Italy
2007: Rocky Ridge Music Center
2002-2005: The Metropolitan Youth Symphony of Portland Oregon
2004-5: Oregon All State Orchestra on violin and viola
2003-4: Mel Brown Jazz Workshop

Teaching

2018-Present: Oregon Bravo Youth Orchestra String Teaching Artist
2016-2018: Music and English Teacher in Taiwan
2015-2016: Substitute Teacher in Ohio
2014-2015: Oxnard Music Specialist
2013-2015: Lead String Teaching Artist for Ventura Harmony Project
2011-2013: Violin and Viola teacher at Kwong Kow Chinese School, Boston, MA
2011-2013: Violin and Viola teacher for the Winnie Ip Piano School, Boston, MA
2002-2013: Private Teacher for violin and viola
2009: String Pedagogy course at Oberlin Conservatory
2002: Assistant teacher of violin class at Cedar Oak Elementary, School West Linn, OR

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Lorena Romero September 17, 2015
· Violin · In studio
Elisa is a great teacher! She is sooooo talented! She was teaching violin to my 8 year old daughter in Ventura CA. She is very kind and patient with kids. We highly recommend her for teaching. We wish she could stay longer. Miss her.
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Latina B. August 6, 2014
· Violin · In studio
My daughter started taking violin lessons with Elisa in January of 2014. She is by far the best music teacher that we've had! Elisa is very challenging but makes learning and playing fun. My 8 year old daughter has made leaps and bounds in music and can now read music after only a short 8 months of playing. My daughters bow hold and tone quality are absolutely excellent and it's because of Elisa! I would definitely recommend her as a teacher. You will not be disappointed.
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Ping D. January 25, 2014
· Viola ·
Elisa is a very responsible, skillful, and sweet teacher

Before Elisa moved to Ventura, CA, she was a master student and taught in IP piano school and Kwong Kow Chinese School in Boston, MA. My daughter, Sarina, was one of her students. My daughter loves her so much and made good progress when Elisa was teaching her. Elisa made Sarina relax and comfortable so that she was enjoying the learning process; she emphasized on skill and poses, she tried hard to help the students to get to the best they could. She is reliable as you can talk with her about the timing change and make up lessions. She came to our house to say goodbye and hug Sarina before she left. She is a great teacher that you can count on and you will enjoy her teaching.
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About Nupur P.

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Portland, OR
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About nupur
I am an expert in Biology, biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, and life sciences.

I have a graduate degree in Molecular Biology (UC Irvine, Irvine, CA), a masters in Physical Chemistry, and a bachelors in science (India).

Do you want to ace your ACT and SAT tests? Do you want to perform really well on your MCAT? I can help you achieve your goals with fun filled test taking techniques. I have helped three students achieve near perfect scores in ACT in the past two years.
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Sharon April 12, 2018
· Biology · In home
I aced my MCATs. Thank you Dr. Pande.

Dr. Pande was punctual and flexible. She worked with my schedule. Her knowledge is encyclopedic. I will highly recommend her.
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kirsa August 5, 2016
· Science · In home
FIVE STARS: My experience with Nupur was awesome. She was kind, knowledgeable, punctual and flexible in her scheduling.She was also willing to work evenings and Saturdays in order to meet my challenging schedule. She was always present in mind and spirit. I am very happy to have found her.
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Peter May 13, 2016
· Biochemistry · In home
Dr. Pande changed my perspective on Biochemistry. I will be taking my MCATs with a sense of confidence I did not have. She is simply awesome!!!! Her concepts are very clear, she works with me to solve problems and challenges me to learn. I will highly recommend her.
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Nupur P.

Nupur P.

Portland, OR 97225
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About Gisela F.

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Portland, OR
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About Gisela
I love working with students from different countries and cultures, specially teaching Spanish. I'm passionate about teaching language skills. I obtained my Teacher Certification and Master Degree from Interamerican University. I enrolled in Portland State University to learn about Curriculum and learning strategies.

I enjoy tutoring youths and adults. I'm very object-oriented so I will listen your request and guide you online or in person. My students learn with multiple tools: Online resources, audios, videos, presentations.
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Ruth August 2, 2015
· Spanish · Online
Great Experience, Great Teacher!

Gisela is always prepare with a great conversational class. After my first class I had plenty amount of resources to practice, she also gave me books and audios and review lessons with me. My personal goal was to have more Spanish skills and Gisela adjusted the lessons to my goals. She is a great teacher and a very nice person. I would recommend her classes.
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Gisela F.

Gisela F.

Portland, OR 97212
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About Diane C.

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San Francisco, CA
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About Diane
Bonjour! Hello!

I have been teaching on and off for many years, usually on a one-to-one basis; I taught teenagers and adults. I tailor my lessons to each student's individual needs and I am always ready to go above and beyond the basic lesson. I try to make learning a language fun and alive, through news, stories, and songs.

My method is to provide grammar (very important in French), vocabulary, conversation, reading, and translation in every lesson, and show how important each component is to the whole. I am overjoyed when my students start conversing without need for translation - even if there are errors!

My graduate educational background is in architecture, followed by an MBA in finance. My mother tongue is English; but I learned French at the age of nine when I attended my first French school. I have a French high school
diploma (Baccalauréat) and architecture degree.
I also attended high school in Germany, in a German high school, for several years. Learning languages was a necessity in my childhood, and I love learning, even if by now it is more difficult to become fluent in a new language. I think the fact of being a lifelong learner helps me better understand my students' needs.

As an avid reader since childhood, my spelling has always been excellent, and I worked as a proofreader. I look forward to helping my students reach their language goals.
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Don H. October 15, 2018
· French · Online
Diane is VERY patient but very thorough. You will learn quickly.
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Don H. August 20, 2018
· French · Online
Diane is a very conscientious and competent instructor who is very easy to work with. She is especially effective because she understands both the French language and culture while having a complete understanding of English and American culture. I have had many French Instructors , all good, but none as helpful as Diane.
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Don H. July 31, 2018
· French · Online
Diane is succeeding in teaching me French where many before her have failed. As a teacher myself of many years, I am very pleased with her approach AND her patience.
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About Alessandro D.

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Portland, OR
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About Alessandro
Hi! My name is Alex, and I have a degree in Italian modern literature from the University of Turin. Apart from being a native Italian speaker, I am also fluent in English. I currently live in Portland, Oregon and I enjoy music, photography, hiking and food!

I am also a professional photographer with extensive experience in digital retouching and Lightroom editing. So if you are looking to improve your editing skills or understand how to use your camera in manual mode, feel free to get in touch!
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Elisabeth July 5, 2018
· Italian · Online
Super fun and inspiring first lesson! Really enjoyed it 👍
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Lauren June 14, 2018
· Italian · In studio
Alex is a great teacher!
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Art E. May 9, 2018
· Italian · Online
Alex was very patient and encouraging for my first lesson.
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Portland, OR 97209
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I was born and raised in Rome, Italy. After having spent some of my earlier years seeing the world, I moved to Holland where I enrolled in a professional circus school and gained experience in traditional circus arts. I then set off for Barcelona, Spain where I spent the next ten years working for theater companies, acting in movies and commercials, and participating in comedy festivals around the world.I currently live in Portland, OR with my wife and business partner, Deanna, and our wonderful daughters, Olivia and Mila.I offer corporate team building workshops and laughter-therapy classes, italian lessons when not touring the globe with my solo show "S.P.A.M." and physical comedy duo, "The Beat Brothers".
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stefano I.

Portland, OR 97217
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About America R.

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Portland, OR
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This is America. I can fluently speak Spanish and English so I can help with your Spanish homework. I’m a sophomore Civil Engineering Student so I can also help with your math homework. I love to ride my motorcycle so I can also teach you how to operate a motorcycle. I remodel houses besides going to school.
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America R.

Portland, OR 97229
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