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Michael R.

48 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $31
  • BS Biology minor jazz studies from Portland State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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Michael R.

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Tired of being frustrated by the pace of self-teaching or is your child bored with the progress in school band class? Are you an adult who never played an instrument but are really interested in learning a wind instrument? Not able to express yourself creatively or don't really understand why your favorite songs or styles of music work? Do you want a more hands-on way of teaching with personalized plans just for you?

Learn how to play the Clarinet with Michael!

Michael teaches a variety of instruments and subjects in the woodwind family:

- Saxophone
- Clarinet
- Flute
- Improvisation
- Music Theory
- Jazz Studies

Michael creates versatile and fun lesson plans that incorporate learning your favorite music while teaching theory, improvisation, note reading, songwriting, or any other interests! He has an easy-to-follow, fun, but yet structured and thorough plan designed for results to help the student reach their goals, rather than imposing an one-size-fits-all plan just

About Michael

Michael is a freelance musician based in the Portland metropolitan area. His diverse skill set allows him to perform in a variety of musical groups. Michael is hired regularly to perform for: jazz and cover bands, weddings, corporate events, musicals, and studio sessions. He also leads and writes mu

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Michael H.
Great lesson from a knowledgeable guy passionate about saxophone. He is very easy to understand and patient. I look forward to many more lessons
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Michael is very enthusiastic and hopefully that enthusiasm will rub off in my child!
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DeAnna H.

15 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $115
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Fulbright/ITT Award to Austria 1984 from Institute of International Education
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DeAnna H.

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I have been teaching all levels of piano for many years, from beginners to advanced and professional. I hold a Doctorate in Piano Performance, an Artist Diploma from the Mozarteum Academy in Austria, and a Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance. I am especially strong in teaching technique, sightreading, and repertoire. I have also had extensive Suzuki teacher training. My students excel in competitive and non-competitive events including CM.

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 te

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shelly
Although I stopped my piano lessons a while ago due to some personal issue, I really enjoyed my learning process with DeAnna. She organized her lessons very well and made me progressing every week. She's a really good teacher. Love her!
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.
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Pablo R.

3 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $50
  • Bachelors in Jazz Studies from Whitman College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Pablo R.

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Writing music can be one of the hardest things to do, but it can also be the most rewarding. Writing music is my passion. I have developed a curriculum designed to break down the process of writing music through a theoretical, conceptual and creative approach. I believe creativity is something that can be taught. Like any type of music, it is a skill that when practiced the right way, can improve. I can teach composition of any genre of music from singer-songwriter music, to rock/pop to advanced modern jazz. Together we will work to help you write your own songs and unlock the creativity you have in you.

About Pablo

With years of teaching and gigging experience in a wide variety of musical styles, I can teach students whatever they are interested in learning. I believe the most musical improvement occurs when the student is having fun with the process of learning. My lessons are a fun and relaxed environment wh

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Ruben M.
Pablo is an outstanding jazz trumpeter, and is also very friendly and approachable!
Patrick K.
Pablo is a patient, inspiring, and expert teacher! I look forward to working with him more!
Anthony D.
Very patient with my new trumpet playing son. My son left excited and eager to listen to jazz and practice. Thank you. We look Forward to our ongoing lessons.
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Quinn L.

6 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Chinese, English
  • Music Master degree from University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Quinn L.

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The most wonderful thing I believe is, no matter that is the student’s level, my students would enjoy playing

About Quinn

Hello, my name is Quinn. I began my cello studies at age of seven and won my first cello competition at ten. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Cello Performance at The Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China and Master’s Degree from University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM)

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Claudia
Supportive and encouraging. Very happy with her. Sometimes I can’t hear well through her mask.
Natalie
We are loving cello with Quinn! We had her in person before COVID and now online. She does a great job of guiding the learning process and working with the student (my daughter as an individual)
Shauna
My 9 yr old daughter began cello lessons with Quinn about 2 weeks before lockdown started. I was worried that online lessons wouldn't work out, but Quinn has been amazing. She's great at explaining everything so that my daughter understands, and she pushes just enough to keep her interested without being overwhelmed. She also answers questions promptly by email when any problems arise. I can't recommend her highly enough!
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Erin W.

38 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $25
  • Speaks German, Spanish, French, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2011
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Erin W.

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Beginning piano lessons taught to kids ages 5 and up, and adults studying music for the first time. 90 min option added for multiple students going back-to-back.

About Erin

I have a Master's in Vocal Performance from Portland State University, and a Bachelor's from Northern Arizona University. I teach voice lessons to kids, teenagers, and adults, ranging in ability from beginner to experienced. I help beginning students learn to match pitch and read notes on the sta

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Lauren
She’s patient and sweet and super good with my kiddo!
Holly L.
Erin was very helpful and gave excellent singing tips. She didn't rush the lesson and took the time to answer all my questions with detailed responses. Will definitely try to arrange another lesson in the future!
Alyssa R.
Erin is a very talented vocalist and pianist who is always eager to delve into whatever music her students want to learn. She is kind and savvy about accompaniment apps. I enjoy her quirky style and expertise.
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Jered J.

8 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $54
  • BA in Music and Recording Technology from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jered J.

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Whether you want to learn a few songs, improve your chops or all-out shred, your lessons are designed to get your playing where you want it to be.

Your lesson plan will be custom-tailored to your ability and geared toward your goals as a guitarist.

Hey guys! My name is Jered and I'd love to be a guide on your guitar journey. I've been playing for 20 years, have a BA in Music and Recording Technology, and currently play in a rock band in Portland, OR. I have taught students of all ages and all skill levels. My first love is rock, but I have studied classical, blues, country, metal, pop, funk and dabbled in a little jazz.

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 f

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

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"Katie,
Came to my home in Atlantic Highlands and was very supportive of my daughter.
She gave her materiel to practice and taught her how to read music. A lot was accomplished in a half hour. We look forward to her next lesson."
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"I was recommended to Mike by my friend Tony. Mike is structured, focused, and encouraging. I was having a tough time with learning some basics and Mike helped me improve everything from proper posture, to volume control and generally helped me improve on just about everything. Looking forward to more lessons and definitely recommend Mike to anyone looking for a great teacher."
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He's very passionate about the harmonica, which makes for a great learning experience. I look forward to future lessons."
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Took Harmonica lessons from Winslow Y.
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Took Saxophone lessons from Matt L.
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"Michelle is a fantastic teacher who works according to the pace and level of the child to bring out the best in them."
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Michelle W.
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"Mary y Ann is a wonderful teacher who is very patient and begins at the level where the student is. Without reservation I recommend her to anyone who is interested in learning the guitar.
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Took Guitar lessons from Mary Ann G.
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"I have honestly tried different gustar instructors and Rene is by far the best I have had so far. Not only has he made it easier for me to overcome years of fear of guitar tablature but also made it a fun experience to where I actually feel more eager to step out of my comfort zone as an beginner/intermediate player. I had put my guitar under my couch for a few years and in two months I have learns more than I did years ago on my own. LOL. Thanks Rene! You got a loyal student on me now."
Ivan
Took Accompaniment lessons from Rene S.
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"I have been taking guitar lessons with David for a year and a half. It has been a blast to learn guitar from him. Whenever possible, he likes to structure his lessons so that you're playing music and it doesn't feel like you're doing drills, but when I have to work on something specific he gives me great drills to work on.

I've learned everything from Bach to AC/DC, from The Beatles to Rush. David encourages me that I'm improving, but also pushes me to continue to improve.

I am learning a lot under his tutelage, and I am going to keep learning as much as I can."
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