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Bryan L.

6 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $25
  • Guitar Performance from Musicians Institute
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
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Bryan L.

6 Reviews
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Time will be spent playing songs, perfecting songs, and improvising

About Bryan

Bryan is a lifelong student trained in both Contemporary and Classical methodology. Bryan's extensive education paired with his passion for music make him the perfect teacher for any student. Bryan's love for music started at a young age. He began taking private guitar lessons at the age of 10 lear

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Kyra &.
Both my kids loved Bryan and their first lesson. Off to a great start!
Hadley H.
My grandaughter is very happy wth her first lesson and has been practising! Bryan motivated her!!! Thanks
Devin H.
I highly recommend Bryan

If you are looking for guitar lessons then Bryan is your guy. I have been taking lessons from him for 6 months now and had no experience prior. I have learned a lot from him and not just about playing a guitar but music in general. I highly recommend Bryan.

Elisa R.

7 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Master of Music from New England Conservatory
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Elisa R.

7 Reviews
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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

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Laura
Elisa is a great violin teacher. She is patient and fun, yet challenges our daughter which helps her advance quickly. She is very skilled at setting developmentally appropriate goals and my 9 year old daughter loves her!
Laura
Elisa is a great violin teacher for my 8 year old daughter. She is clear with her expectations and sets attainable challenges while making lessons enjoyable. My daughter has learned faster than I expected and looks forward to every lesson. I highly recommend her for teaching young children.
Hadley
Elisa is wonderful! She's excellent with my 7-year-old -- very patient and makes the lesson fun.
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Peter Q B.

12 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish, English, Spansih
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Peter Q B.

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I majored in music performance. We'll learn to Breath deeply, calm your nerves, and be a conduit for the music.

About Peter Q

I'm a multi-instrumentalist from the Northwest with lots of love for teaching people to groove. I got my bachelor's degree in music from Whitman College with an emphasis in Jazz Performance. I can teach anyone to rock, swing or get unreasonably funky. Lessons can be casual or serious and I'm down t

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John G.
Peter is a great teacher. He finds what your level is and goes from there. Peter finds what kind of style of learning best fits you.
For me, when Peter is playing the drums or Piano after he has given me the structures/scales makes it very easy to learn. Very patient and encouraging. Ask yourself- Why aren’t YOU taking lessons with Peter?
Rami
Great teacher
Debbie P.
Perfect. He matched his lesson beautifully with the music I like and how I am likely to learn quickly. Could not ask for better.

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DeTrece L.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Early Education Childhood from State College of Florida
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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DeTrece L.

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I'm a firm believer in having fun while training. This is very important! Along with fun, we must also be able to work hard at perfecting our craft. I always tell my students that this is a time to work hard, study and learn as much as possible so that when opportunity knocks, you are ready to answer. 😊

About DeTrece

DeTrece "Dee" is a native of Miami, Florida. When her family moved to Sarasota, she was afforded the opportunity to study music and the performing arts as a student of the Westcoast School/Henry L. Porter School of Music. It was then that Dee began to understand the power of the creative arts as a

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Ma'at A.
Ms. D was extremely patient and thorough with me. And her warm demeanor helped me calm my nerves and loosen up. I appreciate all the valuable insight and direction she gave me.
Kenjah
I had such an amazing experience training with Detrece! She always has such sweet positive energy. I was so happy that with me being more of an advanced singer she was able to teach me about my voice and tips that I never knew! I only had 5 lessons and still had a vocal breakthrough where she helped me realize my range is wider than I thought. She gave me more confidence and is always seeking to share opportunities with me. I’m so grateful to her!!
Nidhi E.
she is amazing

Jill G.

43 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 4 to 90
  • Awarded Congress of Strings from American Federation of Musicians
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Jill G.

43 Reviews
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Whether you're playing as a soloist, a chamber musician, or an orchestra member, you're performing music. I'm sure you want to play your best! In fact, I'm convinced of it. Great performance demands a willing performer AND a great performance coach. As a seasoned performance coach, I bring a myriad of tools and decades of experience and knowledge to your corner. And I love what I do! Let me help you get the most joy from your playing!

About Jill

I've been in and around music all my life. I started violin at age 5, part of the first generation of Suzuki violinists in the United States. I've loved being a professional violinist and violin teacher for over 30 years! And I've also founded and directed three community music schools in Newburyp

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Cyndi
Great online instruction. Jill was able to focus in on my best next steps and get me on my way.
Riley C.
Jill has been amazing and patient. She's upbeat and thorough. I am enjoying being a practice partner with my student!
Robin S.
Great instruction. Strong focus on the basics. Emphasis on fundamentals. Good explanations, clear and concise. If you want no nonsense instruction with a clear path toward improvement this is the one.
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Serena E.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Italian, German, French
  • Awarded NATSAA National Finalist, Burt Coffin Award from National Association of Teachers of Singing
  • Teaches students 10 to 70
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Serena E.

17 Reviews
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Students will learn how to present their repertoire with healthy technique, appropriate stylizing, and intentional dramatic choices. Instruction will include how to move on stage, how to develop organic acting, and how to work onstage with other singers. Students will also get practice performing in front of others

*all lessons are always taylored to be appropriate vocally and dramatically for age, voice type, and ability

About Serena

Hello! My name is Serena! Music shapes my life and has made me the person I am today. My experience in training in opera, musical theatre, jazz, and pop has expanded my musical skills and knowledge. Not only have I been trained in performance, but I have also studied music history, music theory

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Jennifer
Ms Serena is a quality teacher with high expectations and rigid policies. My daughter took lessons for approximately six months. During this time, she learned a great deal regarding vocal technique and the physiology behind quality sound and breath control. Ms Serena also guided my daughter through the creative writing process of composing her own song.
Lana
Serena was so kind, encouraging and helpful in beginning my vocal training. She focused on the fundamentals, explaining and answering every question I had, teaching me about proper technique, vocal health, audition etiquette, and more. She was also always willing to listen to how I was feeling and was very kind and welcoming at all times In a very short amount of time, my vocal technique and quality improved, and I now am a much more confident and healthy singer. Serena is amazing!
Lynnette
My daughter and I are very happy with how Serena coached her. Her technical way of teaching has helped Jana , my daughter, understand the mechanics of singing better. We booked the $400/5sessions promo in preparation for my daughter’s competition and we are happy to say that she did very well, thanks to Serena’s coaching.
Serena is very professional, communicates clearly, and is excellent in her craft. It is unfortunate that due to other family affairs, we are unable to continue with her.

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Average Cost of Music Performance Lessons in Portland, OR

The average cost of 60-minute music performance lessons in Portland is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
30 min
$41 average
45 min
$56 average
60 min
$69 average

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"I played in the Advent Band with Vandi as our worship leader for several years. Her energy and enthusiasm was contagious and she always provided positive, constructive criticism. Vandi's knowledge of music theory was demonstrated in her ability to arrange our songs to suit the various skill levels of the band members and the congregation! This is not an easy task and she handled it with ease and grace. I would highly recommend her as an instructor."
Dan
Took Music Performance lessons from Vandi E.
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"For the past couple months, I've been holding down the drum chair for a local San Diego band Aaron and I play with regularly called Quel Bordel! Aaron is super passionate about creating music and provides a fun atmosphere when playing live. He's encouraging, quick witted, enthusiastic and REALLY GOOD! Watching a crowd go crazy during his solos is definitely a testament to his skill as a guitar player and performer. Playing with someone with such a high skill set pushes me to play better myself and hopefully so will you!"
Chad
Took Music Performance lessons from Aaron D.
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"My son, who is 10 and has been playing guitar for two years, has been taking Nick’s band class for the last 9 months and we are very happy with it. Nick is not only a great musician, but as a father himself knows well how to teach kids and make them engage in whatever they are playing.

He has taught my son not only how to play with well with other musicians, but also how to find his “voice” within a band both in the rhythmic and solo sections of the songs.

He was accommodating when we had to reschedule a class due to personal reasons, and is always willing to make the class a little bit longer if necessary to finish what they were practicing.

When the Covid-19 pandemic forced us to have the lessons remotely, he started to use ZOOM and, while things remotely cannot be the same, he did a great job at making sure that they stayed as close to true form as possible."
J.E.P.
Took Music Performance lessons from Nick R.
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"Performing has being my main issue
Have more confidance since Rodolfo has made improve my technique
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Max
Took Music Performance lessons from Rodolfo G.
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"Mikala has been providing lessons for my son Ben, and she has been amazing!! I love that she is not limited at all in her abilities to cross over her knowledge as a vocalist, piano player, percussion and strings! And her perspective as a professional musician is incredible! She is so energetic, my son is always engaged! Thank you Miki!!"
Michael
Took Music Performance lessons from Mikala P.
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"Greg is a true craftsman and consummate performer. I can’t think of a better Bass Player I’ve had the pleasure to work with."
Bill
Took Music Performance lessons from Greg C.
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"I am a band director in CT and have recommended Max to students for private lessons. In communicating with him about the lessons, it is clear he has a thorough and thoughtful approach tailored to each students' needs. Max provides crucial technical skills and helps guide students to enjoy themselves and make music."
Lisa
Took Music Performance lessons from Max S.
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"Antonio is a talented musician who kindly plays the guitar for some of my Flamenco dance classes. He also participates in some of Tablado Dance Company performances as a guest artist and it's always a pleasure to share the stage with such an artist!"
Solange
Took Music Performance lessons from Antonio G.
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"I am a math/science nerd and do not have much experience in proper singing, less in stage performance. After reading Benjamin's profile, I was very positive that he had the right personality and teaching style suited for me. My guess was correct! I have enjoyed every single of the 10-15 lessons with him and look forward to many more.
Teaching how to sing is much more than just giving instructions and demonstrating correct techniques. Even a YouTube video can do that. You hire a mentor so that he/she can criticize what you are doing wrong and create exercises customized to fix such malpractices. Benjamin has been doing exactly that. Additionally, he has been helping me improve on my stage etiquette, as well as performance skills. His sessions are also thoroughly entertaining, and he puts you under right amount of pressure, allowing you to be motivated without feeling embarrassed.
I started as an amateur singer and planned to pursue singing as a hobby at best, but now I hope to turn singing into an avocation. I am happy to recommend Benjamin to anyone looking for singing and stage performance lessons!"
Tara
Took Music Performance lessons from Benjamin K.
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"Brian really takes the time to connect with his students-- it's clear he values his students past the time spent together in lessons. I cannot recommend him enough!
I am 110% convinced I am a better musician because of him."
Hannah
Took Music Performance lessons from Brian H.
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