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Julia V.

(36)
Portland, OR
Starting at $30
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  • Speaks French, German, Italian
  • Teaching since 1987
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Julia V.

Portland, OR

(36)

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I teach using a combination of your books and Hal Leonard method books depending on your level. I specialize in playing ergonomically and musically so that you can enjoy making music!

About Julia

I have a Master’s in Opera Performance from the Boston and New England Conservatories as well as graduating from Vocal Performance programs at Boston University and Western Washington University. I have sung professionally with Boston Lyric Opera, Children’s Theater Companies, churches and synagogu

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October 7, 2019
Kady C.
September 9, 2019
Catherine
My daughter has learned so much with Julia in the past few weeks. It's been a true pleasure to witness the progress. They have worked on sight reading, tone, physical posture, and many other aspects of singing and sound production. Julia is a very caring and supportive instructor. She is full of enthusiasm and humor, and this shows in her choice of singing materials. We look forward to having more lessons with her!
June 22, 2019
Nathaniel H.
Online one lesson in so far, but Julia seems to be a very talented and patient instructor for children.
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Karen W.

(11)
Portland, OR
Starting at $25
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Karen W.

Portland, OR

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Experienced Piano teacher available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of musical skills. I am classically trained, have played in blues/rock bands, and have some jazz improv experience. I like to use the Faber method books, since they include many fun teacher/student duets. I enjoy helping people to find the fun in playing piano!

About Karen

I have a BA in Psychology, and an MA in Parapsychology. I studied Architecture for 3 years, and Music Education for two years. I was a National Merit Semifinalist in High School for good SAT scores, and in the Honors Society in High School and College. I play piano, percussion, flute, cello, guitar

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March 21, 2019
Sterling
Karen is a patient instructor. Has a relaxed home atmosphere. Made good use of the lesson time. Had appropriate practice outlined between lessons. I would recommend her.
June 13, 2017
YP
My daughter 7yrs took lessons from Karen for 8 months. She was so patient and kind. My girl loved her and her teaching style.
I would have given 5 stars if she had got a real piano, not an electronic one.
June 20, 2016
Maria L.
Karen is not only a gifted teacher but an excellent listener and has an extremely easy going personality. This was my third lesson and I already "feel the love."
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Elizabeth A.

(7)
Portland, OR
Starting at $35
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Music Education from University of Northern Colorado
  • Teaching since 2008
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I hold a degree in Music Education and specialize in teaching children piano lessons. I have over ten years teaching experience and also teach voice and guitar. I believe learning music should be a fun and rewarding experience and it brings me great joy to share my passion with my students. I teach the fundamentals of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, and technique. I create a safe environment where students feel able to open up and express their emotions through music and have fun doing it!

About Elizabeth

I am a professional singer, pianist, songwriter, and guitarist. I graduated from University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Music Education and have been teaching and performing for over 10 years. I teach piano students of all different ages and experience levels but specialize in teaching y

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July 1, 2019
Olivia
Elizabeth is absolutely wonderful! She is incredibly patient and reaffirming with my child. I would highly recommend her!!
June 17, 2019
Jill
Elizabeth was truly amazing!! She was patient and thorough and instilled confidence in just the first lesson. My granddaughter left excited to learn!
June 2, 2019
Mei K.
My 7 year old took piano lesson after one year of break, but was able to play 1/3 of the song (which she was playing more than a year ago) with both hands nicely after just one lesson with Elizabeth. Magical!
It was the first lesson with Elizabeth and I’m very excited about continuing her fun lesson!

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Svetlana B.

(2)
Piano
Starting at $67
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks Italian, Russian
  • Bachelor of Music/Master of Music from Peabody Conservatory
  • Awarded American Music Prize in Solo Piano performance from American Music prize competition
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Do you want to study with an award-winning artist-teacher who has performed all over the world, and whose students have won countless local, national and international competitions? I accept students of all starting levels, as these change and grow quickly under my tutelage. My goal is to have each student reach their full potential, which is usually much greater than they believe.

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Critically acclaimed as “a passionate pianist and scholar,” Svetlana Belsky is a highly regarded performer, noted for her remarkable rapport with audiences and stylistic versatility. Her recent album Ferruccio Busoni: The Late Works (Ravello, 2019) was selected by Spotify for its Best New Releases list, received rave reviews from Fanfare, American Record Guide, Whole Note Magazine, and others, and has been heard on radio stations around the world.

Dr. Belsky won the 2019 American Prize in Piano Performance for her earlier recording of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, which American ...

About Svetlana

Critically acclaimed as “a passionate pianist and scholar,” Svetlana Belsky is a highly regarded performer, noted for her remarkable rapport with audiences and stylistic versatility. Her recent album Ferruccio Busoni: The Late Works (Ravello, 2019) was selected by Spotify for its Best New Releases

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October 14, 2019
Ruslana
Svetlana has been teaching my son, who’s 10 years old, for 3 years. She’s kind and very knowledgeable. My son loves going to his lessons and looks forward to it every week. Svetlana teaches him musical theory, scales, and classical pieces and he has thrived with her instruction. Last year, he won a silver medal at the Sonatina competition! I highly recommend Svetlana as a piano teacher.
October 14, 2019
Janet
Ms Belsky has a unique ability to analyze a student's current pianistic situation and to guide them toward a deeper understanding of the best technique for achieving a more expressive performance. She has a deep knowledge of the history and performance practices of each musical style. She is generous in her observations, comments and suggestions.
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Rebecca B.

(4)
Piano
Starting at $50
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaching since 2010
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Rebecca B.

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For Rebecca Barritt, the only constant in life has been a passion for music. She began writing songs when she was 6 years old and never stopped, most recently fronting the Victoria-based band Phantom Thieves. As a songwriter, Rebecca is fiercely honest and defiantly vulnerable – never shying away from the beauty, complexities, and hidden fears that come with being alive.

Rebecca has been offering music lessons since 2010. Her warm passion for music – and for people – shines through in her work with her students. She connects with each student to discover their reasons for wanting to learn music. Whether they are beginning with the basics or reaching for new levels of artistry, Rebecca works to help students find their way towards the soulfulness and self-expression that music promises at its best.

About Rebecca

For Rebecca Barritt, the only constant in life has been a passion for music. She began writing songs when she was 6 years old and never stopped, most recently fronting the Victoria-based band Phantom Thieves. As a songwriter, Rebecca is fiercely honest and defiantly vulnerable – never shying away f

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August 10, 2018
david
i’ve taken lessons with rebecca for 3 1/2 years now and it’s been a very positive experience for me. rebecca is very kind and patient, knowledgeable and talented. i’m older than her average student but i’ve seen her work with a wide range of students and instruments. i would recommend her to anyone interested in improving their musical skills.
July 31, 2018
Terry
Rebecca is literally the best. She is personalable and friendly and super easy to get along with. I was super nervous about sharing something so personal and intimate as a song I had written from my heart with an ACTUAL professional. But Rebecca was exactly that. A professional. It turns out Rebecca's amazing talents and skills as singer, a musician, and a song writer, are matched only by her ability to share her love and insight with other lovers of music such as myself. I felt almost immediately at ease and confident with her, and after only a few sessions was absolutely amazed how much I had learned about singing, song writing, and, if I'm being perfectly honest, myself; both as a musician and an artist. I was referred to Rebecca from friends, whose children she taught, and they and their parents both absolutely adored her. As a more *ahem* mature student, I was expecting some tips on theory and technique, and figured I'd just try, having strummed and picked away in hiding for many years. I have to say I am absolutely blown away with how much I've learned, and how easy it was with Rebecca's guidance and tutelage. If you love music and want to make your own, Rebecca is who you need to go see.
July 30, 2018
Chris
Rebecca is a fantastic teacher!
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Gary R.

(38)
Piano
Starting at $33
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home
Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
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  • Bachelors Degree in Music Education from University of North Texas
  • Teaches Beginner
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Gary R.

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My specialty is taking beginners from kids to adults, removing the fear of playing, and replacing it with joyful practice and achievable goals.

About Gary

Hello, my name is Gary R. and I am a life long music instructor. Whether you are just beginning, or have been making music since you were a kid, you should know that private lessons are the quickest avenue to improvement. My lessons are designed for each student individually to maximize their

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July 31, 2019
John R.
Gary's just fantastic. He has the knowledge and the attitude that makes learning both effective and fun. He's working with me to help learn the kind playing I want (mostly modern songs) but knows when to reach for other material to help learn important techniques.
March 19, 2019
Sarah
I can not say enough good things about Gary. Currently three of our children are taking online lessons with him. I will admit that I was very nervous about online lessons but Gary has been amazing. He has a way of communicating with our children, who range in age from 10-16, that gets his point across and inspires them. If you are looking for a brass teacher Gary is the one you want!
January 7, 2019
Levi
Gary is an Excellent instructor with patience and passion for teaching.

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Average Cost of Piano Lessons in Portland, OR

The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in Portland is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $30 and $179 per hour.
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$42 average
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$56 average
60 min
$71 average

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We only have good things to tell about Paul. He is a great teacher, patient, fun, reliable, make piano sounds fun and interesting for young children !"
- Renata
Took Piano lessons from Paul M.
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"Ed is an excellent piano teacher! He is kind, approachable, and great with kids. It is clear he is an experienced musician, we are most likely going to try guitar lessons with him as well!"
- Michele
Took Piano lessons from Ed D.
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"Bonnie is very friendly, she engages by asking questions and getting to know the student more."
- Jaorianys
Took Piano lessons from Bonnie P.
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"Kayleigh enjoyed her first lesson and learned a lot on the first day. She is looking forward to her 2nd class and is really excited. We hope she continues with an attitude of wanting to learn from Yelena. Looking forward to future practices."
- Kayleigh
Took Piano lessons from Yelena S.
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"Kat is great. She has a great balance if direct teaching and allowing the student to problem-solve and figure it out for themselves. She is lighthearted and supportive. I'm really enjoying my lessons with her!"
- Shawna
Took Piano lessons from Kathryn D.
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"Rachel is a great piano instructor!"
- Yasemin
Took Piano lessons from Rachel P.
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"Linda is an excellent teacher! Linda is very patient and accommodating and flexible. Linda is extremely personable, extremely open minded and well rounded. She is a wealth of knowledge with all types and genres of music. Linda makes me feel calm and relaxed during our lessons!"
- April
Took Piano lessons from Linda L.
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"My grandson enjoys Renee's lesson when she comes. He is learning theory and piano, she is a blessing to Tavion"
- Latese
Took Piano lessons from Renee H.
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"Kate is such a great instructor. She has always been super sweet and patient with my daughter. She is very reliable and accommodating to our schedule. My daughter has learned so much from Kate."
- Marilyn
Took Piano lessons from Kate P.
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- Jimalie
Took Piano lessons from Summer L.
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Essential Supplements to Piano Lessons in Portland, Oregon

By Chuck M. - Portland Piano Teacher

Portland, Oregon is well known for its natural beauty, its bountiful supply of craft beers, and its thriving music community. As a piano teacher, I encourage my students to catch live music performances as often as possible. Portland has many venues throughout the city that feature piano music performed in all styles. Here are a few that happen to sell pianos too:

1) Located in Portland’s historic Brooklyn neighborhood, Classic Pianos is a piano player’s dream house. It has a beautiful piano showroom of new and used pianos by Yamaha, Boesendorfer, Schimmel, and Steinway. It also has a recital hall featuring an ongoing jazz concert series. Artists have included Alan Broadbent and Dave Frishberg. Gino Vannelli recently recorded a song in the recital hall as a fundraising effort for a local young soldier. Classic Pianos is located at 3003 SE Milwaukie Ave. http://portland.classicpianos.net/

2) Located in downtown Portland, Portland Piano Company features music education events, concerts, recitals, competitions, and master classes. Many of these events are free! The piano showroom features exquisite pianos by Fazioli, Grotrian, and Kawai. You can find Portland Piano Company at 711 SW 14th Avenue. http://portlandpianocompany.com/

3) Michelle’s Pianos is a family-owned company located in SE Portland. Current news at Michelle’s includes the recent arrival of European exotic pianos by Fazioli, Bluthner, and August Forster. Special events include piano master classes, recitals, and composer workshops. Michelle's Piano is located at 600 SE Stark St. http://www.michellespiano.com/

Jazz venues in Portland include:

1) Jimmy Mak’s is perhaps the best known jazz club in Portland and features live music six days a week with local and national acts. Jimmy Mak’s is located at 221 NW 10th Av. http://www.jimmymaks.com/

2) Wilfs has a romantic jazz supper club ambiance with comfy red velvet banquettes and great live music. It is located at 800 NW 6th Avenue at Union Station. http://www.wilfsrestaurant.com/

Lastly, as a busy piano teacher, I’m always looking for new teaching materials for my students for their piano lessons in Portland. Here are a couple places to pick up piano music and supplies in the city:

1) For piano sheet music, I recommend heading to Portland Music Company located at 531 SE Martin Luther King Blvd. http://www.portlandmusiccompany.com/index.php

2) Secondly, I often tell my students that everything you need to know about playing piano can be found in the recordings of great artists. There are many fine brick and mortar record shops in Portland, and one of the oldest is Music Millennium, located at 3158 E. Burnside St. You can find piano music in all styles on vinyl, CD, or digital download.

I’ve barely scratched the surface for the available piano resources that Portland, Oregon has to offer, but I think this is a good start. Best of luck in your piano lessons in Portland, and enjoy the many opportunities this great city has to offer!

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