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DeAnna H.

14 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $75
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaching since 1982
  • Artist Diploma from Mozarteum Academy of Music
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DeAnna H.

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I have a strong background in music theory. My doctoral dissertation was analytical in content. I love music theory - it is like solving puzzles! If you want to learn about theory in an exciting and fun way, I would love to help you!

About DeAnna

Hello! I have been teaching piano since 1982 when I finished my degree in piano performance. I also have a Doctorate in Piano Performance, and have an artist diploma from the Mozarteum Academy in Salzburg, Austria. However, I think what makes me special is that I combine a friendly approach to t

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Daniel
Most single productive day I’ve had at the piano.
Martin
DeAnna has excellent credentials as a pianist and music theorist, but more importantly for me she is a patient teacher and good communicator who works hard to ensure that I learn and understand even the most basic skills and techniques. She is also fun to talk to and be with, and her love of music is infectious. She is an excellent teacher for an older student, and I imagine for younger ones too.
Ian
Deanna was great! Nice, patient, encouraging, and knowledgeable. I learned basic technique which already has me feeling more comfortable. I'm looking forward to progressing and confident I've made the right choice.

Joel H.

14 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, German
  • Bachelor's of Music in Songwriting from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2009
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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 where

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Nathan C.
Joel has been great. I'm an adult learner. I've really appreciated his patient approach. He is great at sharing new ideas just at the time I'm ready for it. Lessons are enjoyable; time flies and I'm learning a lot.
Amelia
Joel is an excellent teacher, he really knows his stuff and is very patient and kind.
William
Joel's great, I have learned a ton from him over the course of our lessons. He is very knowledgeable about a lot of different styles and techniques. Would recommend!
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Corey A.

23 Reviews
West Linn, OR
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded 1st Place Oregon State Solo Contest Cello from State of Oregon
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Corey A.

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Hello to each of you! My name is Corey, and I have been teaching cello for 31 years. Like many of you I've been locked up in my home because of Covid19. What fun! Not really... but I have been enjoying teaching 24 of my current private students. Additionally, I have been teaching music at a Waldorf School in Portland Oregon for 22 years. My work at the school has decreased because of the crisis and now I've been moved to 1/2 time. I'm so excited to expand my teaching studio, and have the opportunity to meet you. I teach beginning through advanced students. My degree is BM in cello performance from Portland State University 1993, and I have studied (and/or had master classes) with Stephanie McDougal, Hamilton Cheifetz, Yo Yo Ma, Hans Jurgen Jensen, and Carter Brey. I attended Tanglewood Institute in 1987, and Congress of Strings in 1988 both on a full scholarship. My lessons are both fun, educational, and I work diligently toward teaching great technique in both the right and left ...

About Corey

For over 30 years it’s been an honor to serve students learning to play a stringed instrument. Teaching is a passion for me. My primary instrument is cello, and secondary instruments are violin, and bass. I’ve been lucky to have studied cello with Hamilton Cheifetz, Stephanie McDougal, Yo Yo Ma, H

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Monica
Corey has been an amazing teacher for both of my sons! His talent with the instruments, his ability to share facts and make it interesting, and his intuition about what is effective for teaching young kids make the experience really wonderful for our whole family. He has been flexible in scheduling lessons. He is kind and patient with the boys. They look forward to their lessons every week and that is a great victory even if daily practice is challenging. Both boys have shown great improvement in their skills!
Forrest
Corey is the single biggest reason I stuck with music and was eventually accepted to several notable music conservatories including the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University and Oberlin Conservatory. I began studying with Corey at the age of 9, and he made the entire learning process exciting and engaging. His enthusiasm for music is contagious for students at all levels, and his expertise in guiding his pupils through the extremely complex process of learning a stringed instrument is unparalleled. Corey brings decades of pedagogical and professional experience to each lesson, and is always eager to impart this wisdom on his students. I cannot recommend Corey enough, for students at any level he is the best teacher you will be able to find!
Jenny
Our daughter studied violin with Corey for six years. She loved learning from him. I think Corey has a wonderful ability to nurture the love of making music. His teaching style is kind and patient. And he makes it fun. I would highly recommend him!

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Brianna B.

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Starting at $55
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Brianna B.

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When studying with me students will develop the musicianship skills needed to be a well-rounded, real world musician. You will learn music that interests you, as well as, be exposed to genres and music styles you might not be privy to. Your vocal health is of utmost importance to me and we will focus on developing a resonate tone, free of unnecessary tension; In addition to, strengthening your diaphragmatic breathing techniques and aligning your body position. All while developing your sight-reading, music theory, and acting/performance skills and working together to overcome any obstacles you may face in the process.

About Brianna

Hey, I'm Brianna (: I've recently graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelors of Arts and Music in Vocal Performance. I started teaching lessons my freshman year of college for the Salvation Army where I taught beginner/intermediate voice and beginner piano and guitar. There my student

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Shannon B.

17 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Awarded Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgia Southern University
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Shannon B.

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I use a hybrid approach in viola lessons using Suzuki and method books. Note and rhythm reading are taught as well as good technique and tone. Students have opportunities to perform on recitals and play familiar music.

About Shannon

Music is my passion, my hobby, my career and my gift. I have been performing since age 7 and teaching for the last 25 years. I have a bachelor's and master's degree in music and love to share my knowledge and experience with all ages and aptitudes - even special needs. My approach to teaching is

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Danni D.
very patient. my 6yr old had a good time
Gregg T.
Shannon is an excellent violin teacher. She makes learning fun and exciting. My daughter always looks forward to going to her lessons. She says that Shannon “inspires her to keep trying until she succeeds”.
Gabrielle W.
I had a very positive experience with Ms.Shannon during my lesson today, and im looking forward to her continued guidance and mentorship!

Glafkos K.

2 Reviews
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  • Speaks Greek, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Glafkos K.

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When I was studying theory in college I remember not having the need to study much for it.I realize that's because I was viewing it from my piano background view and was able to see the elements of music and how they relate to each other easily through my experience with the piano.
In teaching theory I maintain that philosophy.I see theory as an organized system to express the experience of music and not necessarily a strictly academic and theoretical discipline.

About Glafkos

I'm a professional musician and teacher with over 20 years of experience.I feel that music is a beautiful thing in our world,magical at times and can be incredibly exciting,fun and rewarding.A universal language and a powerful tool, that can help us connect with ourselves and each other. I always

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MOHAMMAD S.
Very good and very friendly.
Leah F.
Highly recommended

I am extremely happy with my lessons. Glaskos is a fine teacher; knowledgeable, patient and kind. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for piano lessons, whatever your skill level!

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"Christine was a wonderful piano teacher for our 14 year old daughter. In fact, our daughter was resisting piano lessons until meeting Christine. She was personable and made her laugh while being diligent and professional in their lessons. She was understanding of our technical difficulties and we will definitely book her again in the future."
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Took Piano lessons from Christine G.
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"Really great experience that was fun. Serg explained everything in a way that a nine year old could understand. For preparation for next week Serg made a video so Ashton could practice everything just like he taught him while in class."
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Took Guitar lessons from Sergio S.
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Took Singing lessons from Marjorie K.
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"Mike S will teach you how to allow yourself to learn a new instrument!

Mike really is incredible. The guitar looked so complicated and confusing before I met Mike. He really teaches you how to allow yourself to learn a new instrument. Within a month I was improvising over simple changes with my own ideas! And within 2 or 3 months, the amount of chord structures I had at my disposal was mind blowing. The speed at which I became comfortable with the instrument was amazing. I really believe that Mike's simple teaching style really was a key part in my ability to play and grow on a new instrument. Other than that, he is one of the greatest people I have ever had the pleasure to meet and play with. He gives so much of his time to his community by teaching anyone from child to infinity and even bringing them together to create bands to showcase every persons different talents. He is a beautiful human being and I do actively suggest him to anyone that tells me they want to learn either piano, guitar, or bass."
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Took Guitar lessons from Mike S.
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"I've been playing trumpet on and off for years and just had my first lesson, and can see that Andrew knows what he is doing. He is very organized, a great communicator, and listener. His guidance seems very methodical and structured which is what I need to work toward my goals."
Tom
Took Trumpet lessons from Andrew G.
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"Kristin is terrific! I so look forward to working with her and getting back into the flute.
Her instructions and suggestions have already improved my life, and I have plenty of challenges ahead. Lessons with Kristin will be fun and productive."
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Took Flute lessons from Kristin M.
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"Michelle is very patient especially for a late learner of guitar like me. She's very knowledgeable about her craft. Able to explain things that I'm not familiar with. My understanding of tabs, chords and basic musical notes open up and widens because of her instruction and guidance. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn to play guitar."
Ed
Took Guitar lessons from Michelle W.
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"Luther is a fantastic teacher with experience in dozens of genres and instruments. Patient, knowledgeable, disciplined, flexible, and friendly, he works with you on whatever you bring to the table. He assigns reasonable tasks for each lesson to methodically get you to where you want to be, on any instrument. I've had many jazz piano teachers before, and Luther's approach is by far my favorite. He takes an active role in lessons, overseeing guided practice exercises and showing you how to sustain your own musical progress down the road. Don't think twice!"
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Took Piano lessons from Luther B.
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