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Edward B.

Portland, OR
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B.M. Jazz Studies from University of Oregon
  • Teaching since 2005
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Edward B.

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About Edward

Eddie Bond is a multi-instrumentalist composer, performer, and teacher based in Seattle, Washington. Bond graduated from the University of Oregon Jazz Studies in 2013 and was named the Outstanding Undergraduate in Jazz in his class. Since graduating, Bond has kept a vigorous performance schedule, p

Deanna M.

5 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $49
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Best of 2019 Portland Music and Performing Arts School from Portland Awards Program
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Deanna M.

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Theory is a critical component of knowing what you can do with your instrument, writing, arranging and working with other musicians. I can help you get the knowledge and application you need to reach your goals.

About Deanna

Hi, there! My name is Deanna and I'm the founder and director at Confident Voice Studio. We can't wait to meet you! We've been teaching private lessons since 2008 and love helping our clients gain confidence and self-esteem through music. Vocal students gain strength and versatility, incre

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Austin
I had a great first class. I can't wait for the next one. It was insightful, educational, but also a lot of fun.
Maggie
Very friendly and helpful! I feel very confident about future sessions
Stephen
Everything I could have hoped for in vocal training.
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Tim B.

60 Reviews
Newberg, OR
Starting at $23
  • Speaks French
  • Awarded King of the Blues-In Store Runner Up from Guitar Center
  • Bachelors in Management and Human Resources Management from Portland State University
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Tim B.

60 Reviews
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I took a college harmony and theory course taught by Loren Hamar using Musicians Institute Harmony and theory coursework. I was asked the next year to teach a class. Theory and Technique, A weekend workshop taught by columnist for Acoustic Fingerstyle magazine John Standefer. He also was the winner of the 2002 National Fingerstyle Guitar Contest and open division winner of the 2004 International Home of the Legends Competition.world renowned Acoustic Finger Picker John Standefer. I have also taught Gibson's Best Selling Course, Learn and Master guitar and music theory to my students.

About Tim

I love to help anyone who has been told they're not able to play guitar, has quit out of frustration, or been told they're too old or too young to play. *** Lesson Details *** Each lesson is customized to your learning style and different for everyone depending on what you want to learn. Most o

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Kara H.
Awesome first lesson. My daughter really liked it and she learned a lot. The instructor with very patient with her and took the time to make sure she understood what he was explaining.
Stacy Cooper
Tim is a great teacher
Caleb
It was a really good lesson. I keep learning so many cool things to learn on the guitar. I'm really impressed with all the little tricks I can learn!

Meet Online Music Theory Teachers Serving Portland, OR

Serena P.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 8 to 70
  • BFA Musical Theater from University of the Arts
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Serena P.

21 Reviews
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I can help you get started and grow in music theory!

About Serena

Now teaching in-person singing, acting, and piano lessons in Ravenswood in Chicago, as well as online to anyone in the country! Serena is originally from the New York City area and has been acting, singing, dancing, and playing piano since she was young. As a teenager, she attended the prestigio

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Camille P.
Serena isn't only a talented pianist, she's a skilled instructor as well. She teaches everything you need to understand piano theory, improve finger strength and agility and acquire the best hand posture.

Serena tailors her lessons towards her student. Depending on my weekly progress, she recommended a detailed routine to consolidate my weaknesses and push me to improve.

Finally, Serena is eloquent and friendly. She explains things in a simple manner and does her best to understand you, your lifestyle and your objectives, all to provide the best experience . And she totally nails it.

Thank you Serena! :D
Alexandria Franklin
Serena is great. She is patient but pushes you just enough to see results. She helps you with singing technique as well as with techniques to make the song more genuine and authentic.
Jackie J.
She is a great teacher. She gave me several tips and exercises that were very helpful. She was very understanding when I had some computer glitches. Very friendly also. Highly recommend!
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Jihye L.

114 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English and Korean
  • Master of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jihye L.

114 Reviews
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Students who want to go next level of music. Will work on read notes and more.

About Jihye

Hello, future students! My name is Jihye and I teach Piano and Korean language. I grew up in Seoul, Korea and currently living in LA, California. I graduated from Kyung Hee University and earned a Master's degree at the California Institute of the Arts. I have been teaching piano for 20 years

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Dexter R.
Today was my 105th lesson with Jihye. I started in Oct. 2017. I went back and watched the recordings of my first few lessons. OMG, she has brought me a long way. Over two years of lessons and her enthusiasm and patience has not diminished a single iota. Any questions I have while practicing outside of our sessions, she will take the time to reply and help me.
If a busy person like me is still here after 2 1/2 years, she is doing something right! I highly recommend her.
Jeffery W.
Mariel Villaluz
Ms. Jihye is a great teacher! She organizes her lesson plans very well and not a minute is wasted during our session. She gives a lot of examples and ensures her students understand the lesson completely. I'm really looking forward to our next session!

Tim M.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Hall of Fame - Instrumental from Manchester Arts
  • Teaching since 1990
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Tim M.

11 Reviews
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Can you spell an E7#9 chord? I can and will show you how.

About Tim

I am a Hartt School of Music trained classical guitarist raised on the electric guitar. With over 20 years of teaching experience, I have helped students of all ages achieve their musical goals. Whether it's getting into the school jazz band, a college degree program or simply playing for friends,

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Cullen
I have been a student of Tim’s for a little over a year now. I started playing guitar at age 52 and when I started with Tim I was very close to giving up or settling on just being able to strum a few chords. I have had many hand injuries in the past that have resulted in arthritis and lack of dexterity in my wrists and some of my fingers and I started doubting I would ever be able to progress in my ability to play. From the very first lesson where I told Tim about my hand issues and my frustrations, he told me he was sure we could work around any physical limitations I had, and he was right. Tim has been able to work with me on alternative ways to play the chords I was having trouble with and has shown me that these alternate techniques along with the bit of music theory he sprinkles into lessons can really expand my ability to play.

In the time I have been studying with Tim, I have done more than I thought I ever could. I went from a frustrated beginner guitar player to having enough confidence to play on stage with some of Tim’s other students and I am now looking forward to what I will be able to do on the guitar instead of being frustrated with what I can’t do.

Tim is a talented and passionate musician as well as a knowledgeable and very relatable instructor which is a rare combination and he's also a really great guy and any student of any age or ability will benefit from studying with him.
Sam
Tim is an excellent guitar teacher and an overall great guy. He provided me with structure and support, enabling me to make the most out of my practice and ultimately progress as a player. His warm personality and contagious enthusiasm for music kept me looking forward to our time together each week. He was also very flexible when it came to scheduling to accommodate for my dynamic schedule.
Brad
Tim is an excellent teacher, providing excellent advice, practice techniques, and insights. He makes learning and improving easy and enjoyable.

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Portland, OR

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Portland is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $276 per hour.
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$39 average
45 min
$52 average
60 min
$66 average

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"This dude is fire 100%.
I’ve been watching Marks live streams and have been blown away by the quality of his audio in the streams themselves and his quality compositions. He his engaged with his audience at every turn and in his sets and always bring the highest energy to his performance and shares trade secrets and wisdom to his viewers. He is very technically skilled in audio engineering and computers in general. Great dude to have in any musical alliance. His knowledge of theory and his technical prowess are just top notch. Enough said.

-Joe Luckinbill"
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Took Music Theory lessons from Mark S.
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"Gleb is a very knowledgeable and passionate instructor, able to explain complicated aspects of music theory in very simple terms. Highly recommended to anyone, regardless your level of proficiency or age."
Mike
Took Music Theory lessons from Gleb V.
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"Marcelo is a very patient and knowledgeable instructor. I `ve been taking theory classes with him and it is great. He has a very good methodology and will make everything very clear."
Jason MIller
Took Music Theory lessons from Marcelo M.
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"Super nice, informative, and easy to understand. Really excited to continue lessons!"
Conor
Took Music Theory lessons from Shelley M.
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"I started taking Italian lessons from Mya a year ago, and after finding out she's also a music teacher I decided to give it a try, Best decision ever! Not only Mya is the best Italian teacher I've had (she's very detailed oriented and helps me tremendously with my pronunciation) but she's also an experienced and skilled music teacher. After only a few classes, I was able to play decent music with my violin!"
Lia
Took Music Theory lessons from Mya B.
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"Paul not only has a passion for music, but he has a passion for teacjing music and sharing his gift with others."
George
Took Music Theory lessons from Paul M.
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"As a preface, I am a beginner-intermediate music producer, so very much of what I make is still rather amateur. I have spent tens of hours watching different YouTube videos and reading blogs about music production trying to learn how to get better. If I had to put a time frame, I'd say I've been producing as a hobby for about 4 years now.

Anyway, I had a 1-hour lesson with Mark and I feel like I learned more about mixing in that 1-hour than I have in the months watching YouTube videos. Mark is super knowledgeable about music production and its techniques and he had answers to all of my questions. If you're on the fence about booking, I would highly suggest booking with Mark as he is professional, knowledgable, and easy to understand as he breaks down his methods in a beginner-friendly manner - things some other producer mentors struggle with I feel.

I would definitely book again with Mark in the future. If you want to level up your production, Mark is your best bet."
Isaiah
Took Music Theory lessons from Mark S.
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"Adam explains things in a way that makes you think critically about the subject and gives logical ways to work through theory problems. HES THE BEST IMSTRUCTOR EVER! I would not have passed theory without him"
Sarah
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"Michael's unique way of approaching the methods of teaching complex thoery in a very simple manner, is marvelous !! He is kind and patient and has these rare qualities as a well deserved teacher. Michael is also a very respected and a well known amazing violinist and composer with a unique identity !!
I believe the community is very fortunate to have such a wonderful teacher and musician of his caliber !!"
Sulara
Took Music Theory lessons from Michael C.
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"Laurence has the skill set and knowledge which I need."
Carole Larsen
Took Music Theory lessons from Laurence B.
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