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Peter Q B.

14 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish, English, Spansih
  • Awarded Full Tuition Scholarship from Fondazione Siena Jazz
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Peter Q B.

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I've got a great tuned piano in my studio! We can learn Classical, Jazz, Pop, the whole 9!

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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Brenda N.
My first lesson was a lot of fun! Peter is great at helping you feel at ease and comfortable. I was extremely nervous and he was great with making me feel like I was right at home with a friend! I also appreciate that he is not rigid in his teaching techniques or format. He caters your lesson to what your learning desires are and is very good at recognizing your skill level (or lack of 😁). I also appreciate how encouraging he is. I’m super excited to continue on my Saxophone journey!
Owen
My child really enjoyed his first lesson with peter. Peter is a very talented musician and he made the lesson fun! My child seemed to learn a lot from just one lesson with peter and he enjoys practicing what he learned at home.
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?
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Joel H.

19 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner
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Joel H.

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I teach piano as well!

About Joel

I’m a guitarist and songwriter in several bands in the Portland area. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelors in Songwriting. I have taught guitar, production, and songwriting in Portland and the Rogue Valley for many years. As my student, I will work with you to map out where

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Joel has been very patient and kind in his teaching style. He remains calm and encouraging when beginner mistakes happen which is crucial with teaching our boy.
Sunshine
Great class, intuitive instruction.
Amanda
Joel has been fantastic! He's exceptionally accommodating, flexible and patient. As an adult picking up a new instrument, he has been nothing but supportive and informative. I particularly value his clear and simple explanations of difficult theories and playing methods. Thank you Joel!

Laima M.

26 Reviews
Vancouver, WA
Starting at $23
  • Speaks English, Lithuanian, Russian
  • Bachelor's degree, Music Pedagogy from Academy of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Laima M.

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I provide every student with different pieces according to his/her age and individual abilities. Each student has a different learning speed and level of enthusiasm which needs to be taken into account. With young children I find it helpful to integrate games, stories and pictures to enliven the lesson. I try not to be too strict, but I expect my students to practice at home and not to miss lessons. I use a number of books and methods. After 3 to 6 months a young student will have learned at least 12 notes on the staff, to sight-read easy pieces, to understand count rhythm values, and to play simple songs .

About Laima

Laima M. studied at the J. Gruodis Conservatory. She received her Bachelor's degree in Music Instruction at the Lithuanian National Academy of music in Kaunas and her Master Degree in pedagogy from the Academy of Lithuania. After 10 years of teaching music in Europe, she moved to US and has been te

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Sawyer
Lamia was professional, friendly, and provides a warm and positive environment perfect for teaching and learning.
Zoe R.
Within only a few lessons I could tell the benefits of professional instruction, and after the first lesson I could tell Laima is a professional!
Dugan and Jazlyn B.
SO WONDERFUL! My 7 year old was upset I signed him up for piano and after his first lesson he was bummed he couldn’t have piano lessons everyday! She is so kind, patient and teaches in fun ways kids respond to. She had finger families, note families and even small stuffed animals that help them learn. I am so excited to have found her!

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Elise W.

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Starting at $42
  • Speaks German, Spanish, French, Italian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Elise W.

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Elise strives to provide students with the foundation and knowledge to explore every nuance of their own artistic journey. Artists should be nurtured to be educated and well rounded in order to form refined opinions about the crafts they choose to pursue and study. Elise develops, elevates and hones in on the student’s natural ability and talents in order to create a confident individual ready to conquer the endeavors needed to become a successful vocalist, pianist, actor or dancer.

About Elise

Elise is a singer, pianist, dancer, and actor based in Los Angeles. Originally from Buffalo, Elise moved to New York to pursue her dreams in performing and found a passion for inspiring the next generation of artists in the New York area. Beginning dance and piano lessons at age 5, Elise was consta

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Marcelo M.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English
  • Awarded Berklee College of Music Scholarship Recipient from Berklee College of Music
  • Performance/Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music
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Marcelo M.

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My classes are very flexible when it comes to what the student wants. I can go from just teaching very basic bass playing to advanced harmonic concepts and jazz improvisation. On the first class, I give the student the choice of controlling our lessons materials about what they want to learn. Or the student can choose to let me control our classes, in which I will bring my own materials and ideas in which we should work and will go through the whole academic process of learning music.

About Marcelo

Established New York musician. Berklee College of Music Graduate. Have been teaching for many years and know that each student has their own mindset and we need to work around each person`s goals and interests. I teach mainly pop, rock, blues, jazz, classical, funk, RnB. All ages and levels are wel

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Anthony B.
My son just had his first lesson with Marcelo. It went really well. Looking forward to the next lessons.
Zion B.
Wonderful!
Rafael
Marcelo is great. He is very patient and flexible.
Recommended.
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Rachel G.

45 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Bachelor's in Music--Violin Performance from University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Teaching since 2002
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Rachel G.

45 Reviews
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I've taught from ages 4 to 74 on piano in my teaching studio, which has been kicking since 2001, after earning my degree in music performance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Students describe me as patient, fun, and encouraging! As your teacher, you can expect me to work with you from where you are, and with subjects and curriculum that match what you are interested in learning. *Please check my availability before signing up, as my time slots are quickly filling up!* I look forward to meeting you! Call Take Lessons today to sign up!

About Rachel

I have played and studied music for 30 years, performing internationally and appearing with groups on local and national radio and television, and have had the good fortune to share the stage and even record with some very talented individuals! As for teaching, I've taught hundreds of students o

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Marina
Rachel is a terrific violin teacher. My daughter is 13 and she starting taking violin lessons last year and now she has progressed so much from when she just begun. Rachel is really kind, patient, and funny. I highly recommend Rachel for violin lessons!!
Kristi M.
My two daughters, 13 and 16, have been taking lessons from Rachel for about a year now. They were beginning and intermediate levels. Both of them have enjoyed working with Rachel. She has kept lessons fun and engaging and we have seen a lot of progress. My daughters love celtic fiddle songs and Rachel has helped them play more on pitch and taught them some neat techniques. Rachel has also been very patient with our scheduling changes and is a great communicator.
Cindy
Rachel is a terrific and inspiring fiddle teacher. Lessons were focused on achieving my goals (which I did) but lots of fun too. Rachel is great at suggesting a number of approaches to improving your skills and also suggested some great new fiddle tunes! I highly recommend Rachel for fiddle lessons.

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Average Cost of Piano Lessons in Portland, OR

The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in Portland is $72. 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.
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"Rebecca is a wonderful piano teacher and sweet person. Our daughter started lessons at 4 and 1/2 years old and Rebecca has been patient and caring and knows how to keep her engaged and having fun - while truly learning to read music, keep a beat and play her first songs. We've had just the best experience in every way.

Now 5, Anna enjoys going to lessons, she loves playing her songs for family and is beginning to get an appreciation for music, for learning and for what a little practice can do to improve her playing. We keep things fairly low key at home in terms of practice time since she is 4, and I want it to continue to be fun and for her to continue on with lessons as she gets older, but it amazes me what Rebecca has been able to teach her and how confident and proud she feels after her lessons.

We highly recommend Rebecca for any age!"
Silvan
Took Piano lessons from Rebecca N.
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"Based on what I saw today, it's clear my son will be playing incredible pieces of music before he leaves elementary school."
Quinn
Took Piano lessons from Marilyn S.
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"Wonderful teacher

I'm so happy to have Vasily as my son's piano teacher. He's very kind and knowledgeable. One quick and important thing I notice about this teacher, He always pays attention to all the details and make sure that the student fully understands the concepts. He's very patient and will not rush through things just because time is up.. Special thanks to Musiclessons for giving the opportunity to meet this excellent teacher..."
James
Took Piano lessons from Vasiliy M.
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"Randy is an amazing piano teacher. He understands how to keep an energy filled 9 year old boy interested and excited to learn! Randy is on top of all the technology trends and helps incorporate them into his students lessons. I am impressed with how quickly my son picks up on playing by ear with the methods that Randy has taught. My son's love for music has come from Randy. Randy's passion for music shines every time we see him. Randy has helped my son to be more confident not only playing piano but also in life. Randy's positive attitude and friendly personality makes him not only a wonderful piano teacher, but also a great mentor. I am happy that my son is being influenced by such a talented, sincere, and genuine person. We look forward to our lesson every week!
Thank you Randy for being the best teacher !"
Kristen P
Took Piano lessons from Randy L.
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"Fawn is an excellent teacher. Her skills and talent are obvious. My son was able to advance in piano and reading music in a remarkably short amount of time. Matter of fact, he is now the Drum Major at his High School Marching Band in 11th grade! She is patient and talented. Her approach was pleasant but always focused. Even when my son was not "into it" Fawn was able to bring out his talent.
When she came to our house, she was always a joy to have.
As a parent, my favorite experience with Fawn was on the rare occasion, when she would accept our family dinner invitation, I got to spend quality time with her and learn how truly special she is."
April
Took Piano lessons from Fawn A.
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"She did a great job teaching!"
Mamie
Took Piano lessons from Tanisha H.
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"Had my first lesson today with Paul, we spent almost the entire lesson getting a game plan together and getting to know each other. He was very open to teaching me what I want to play, he also played for me and explained how he likes to enhance songs and make them more dynamic. It was a good first lesson, I think we will be a nice fit. Time to get to work, Christmas is not that far away and I will be learning a couple of songs for the holiday season."
James
Took Piano lessons from Paul M.
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"Daniel gives professional lessons providing an opportunity for you to learn music that is relevant to me and music theory."
Khadijah
Took Piano lessons from Daniel L.
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"My 5yo who are hyper and easy distraction able to play "o madonna had a farm" at home after 2 months of basic class. highly recommended!"
Anya
Took Piano lessons from Koon W.
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"Wonderful lesson! I have been playing for many years, and feel totally confident he can teach me what I want to learn now. Could not be more excited!"
Edie Postiglione
Took Piano lessons from Matthew N.
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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

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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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