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Tom D.

2 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors of Science in Music with a Minor in Psychology from University of Oregon
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Tom D.

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Pick a song you want to learn - I'll teach you how to play it! Want to learn how to write your own song? I can teach you!

I focus on your interests as a guitarist, and develop the lessons from there. I really listen and get to know you as a guitarist, a songwriter, a bandmate - however you see yourself, and help you achieve your dreams. All my lessons are rooted in a firm grasp of music theory, proper guitar technique, and a deep understanding of music history.

I've been teaching private guitar and songwriting lessons for over 10 years and have been a performing professional guitarist for 15 years. I've earned a bachelor's degree in music from the University of Oregon and have performed all over the United States and Canada in one band or another. I have extensive experience as a recording artist, and my work has been featured in several full length albums, EP's and singles as well as several independent films. I have also produced music for American Express commercials and ...

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I'm a professional guitarist, songwriter, and music producer. I graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelors of Music, specifically guitar. Every guitar player has their own unique interests and influences. I teach students to find their own voice through the instrument, all the while

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Haley
After years of working on my scales and feeling like I still didn't know my way around the guitar, Tom was able to explain how to play scales vertically in both major and minor keys in just one lesson. No one before him had been able to explain it in such a way for it to finally click for me. Since then, I feel like my shredding skills have improved 10 fold and I have fallen even more in love with playing and jamming along to my favorite songs. Tom is patient, kind, calm, and an incredibly skilled guitarist that anyone would be lucky to learn from!
Nick
Thomas Dawson is a very informative, positive, and educational guitar teacher. He’s degree in music from University of Oregon is proof of his vast musical knowledge. His focus on rhyme will be sure to help you become a great guitar player. Above all he is a great person and fun to be around. After taking lessons with Tom my guitar skills and musicality vastly improved. I highly recommend him has a teacher.
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Elisa B.

16 Reviews
Oregon City, OR
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Finnish
  • Teaches students 3 to 70
  • Awarded Concerto competition winner from Willamette Falls Symphony Orchestra
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Elisa B.

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Music theory section added in the end of the lesson. Using theory work books. Note names, note values, music terms etc. to increase ability to read and perform music and to gain deeper understanding about music in written form.

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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Gale Shuey
Elisa is patient and encouraging
Joshua
Ms. Boynton is a thoughtful and positive teacher.
Grace G.
Elisa is wonderful! She’s patient and fun. My granddaughter really likes her and looks forward to her lesson. She was playing songs by lesson #4.
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Don C.

17 Reviews
Vancouver, WA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Don C.

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All that I request from a student is a desire to learn. I will work with you at your pace to achieve the musical goals you have. Each student begins at a different level.

The first lesson will focus on your musical background. If you are a beginner, that's no problem. I specialize in working with beginning students to teach them all the joy and satisfaction there is in mastering an instrument.

I love to laugh and the lessons are very laid back and fun, but I desire that a student move forward and learn new techniques.

You will be playing simple songs after your first lesson. I'm asked many times by students "how long will it take until I'm good." My answer is: that is in direct proportion to the amount of time you dedicate to practicing. After a month or two, you will know how to read music and have a basic understanding of music theory.

I use various curriculum depending on the student's need. For voice, the curriculum is individually tailored to the students level and ...

About Don

Don brings over 38 years of teaching experience in Piano, Voice, and Guitar. His relaxed and humorous approach to music encourages students to embrace a love for the musical art. With 2 American Idol finalists to his credit, along with numerous students who have gone on to professional careers

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Riley
Great instructor. Patient, knowledgeable, and very skilled.
Desarae
Don is a fantastic teacher. He's very kind and patient. I'm glad he was the piano teacher I chose for lessons. I enjoy learning and practicing piano at my lessons.
Eric
Very good first lesson. Made me want to return.

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Kimberly S.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A. from Temple University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kimberly S.

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I will work with the actor on auditions, whether it be sides or a monologue. We will work on carving out each moment, cultivating a character and making strong choices. We will work together to ensure you are confident, open and ready to play when you walk into the audition room!

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**Tuesdays is the best day to schedule lessons with me. However, I'm happy to work with your schedule, especially if Tuesdays do not work for you or for last minute auditions! Just contact me and we'll get something scheduled! I am a trained actress in my late 20's. I have experience coaching ma

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Anna
Great lesson with Kim. She made my daughter very comfortable and is enthusiastic and encouraging.
Chloe
5 stars!
Venessa
you are very nice and you have patience which is good!!!!😊

Gary G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $125
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1989
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Gary G.

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I offer online lessons that are engaging and fun. At first I was reluctant to teach online, but now that I've spent some time with the software, I have come up with methods of teaching that are far more effective than the old way. I am a professional musician, I hold a masters degree in music, and I've taught music at the Orange County School of the Arts, Irvine Valley College, the Huntington Beach School of Music, and privately, for the last 30 years.

Music is fun to me. Let me show you how to make it fun for you too.

About Gary

Playing music is fun for me and I want it to be fun for you too. Because each student is an individual, I create custom teaching tools to guide each student toward musical milestones at a comfortable pace. I hold a bachelor's degree in Communications and a master's degree in Music, and I've been a

Alese H.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Speaks ASL ( American Sign Language), English
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches Beginner
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Alese H.

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Hi! My name is Alese. I have been playing guitar since I was 12. And piano since I was 13. I have an understanding of music theory and have been teaching for over a year now. I have taught mostly children. I love love love teaching and i am very adaptable to every student's individual needs. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I hope we get to work together soon!

About Alese

Hi! My name is Alese. I've been playing guitar for 5 years, piano for 4 years and singing all my life! I love music and I love teaching. I've been teaching for almost a year now, it's something I really enjoy. I teach children and adults. I hope we get to work together soon!

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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."
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"When I first started taking singing lessons with Jordan a year ago, I was an absolute novice whose singing experience was limited to my car and the shower. I've learned so much from her in that time. With her help, my vocal range has expanded, my tone and control have improved, and my understanding of music has deepened. Jordan does an amazing job of learning her student's voices and tailoring her lessons to each individual. In our lessons, she goes beyond teaching the mere mechanics, and has really helped me interpret songs and find meaning in what I'm singing. I come out of each lesson newly inspired to continue working. Her instruction and guidance have truly helped me discover my newfound passion in life."
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Took Singing lessons from Jordan M.
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"Teresa is the best! She had my two daughters ages 6 and 8 playing and composing music in a few short months. She encourages student creativity which makes for fun and enjoyable lessons. I can't say enough about Teresa, she's wonderful music teacher!!"
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Took Piano lessons from Teresa Y.
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Miguel
Took Violin lessons from Martina S.
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Took Cello lessons from Melissa J.
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"Kevin is a wonderful instructor and is great with kids/teens. He makes learning music easier and fun. We absolutely recommend him to everyone."
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