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Tim B.

60 Reviews
Newberg, OR
Starting at $23
  • Speaks French
  • Bachelors in Management and Human Resources Management from Portland State University
  • Teaches students 6 to 70
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Tim B.

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I started writing songs since I was 17, I have learned that sometimes it takes a hundred songs before you get ten good ones for an album. Well versed in helping create 3 minute songs for radio airplay. If you are into progressive music like Rush and Dream Theatre, I also understand how to write songs without concern of time limit that aren't necessarily made for radio but for pure enjoyment.

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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Tim’s a great instructor. He’s very encouraging, enthusiastic and knowledgeable!
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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.
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Bryan L.

6 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Guitar Performance from Musicians Institute
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Bryan L.

6 Reviews
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Time will be spent creating songs, altering songs, and learning the science of songwriting

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.
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Pablo R.

2 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors in Jazz Studies from Whitman College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Pablo R.

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Writing music can be one of the hardest things to do, but it can also be the most rewarding. Writing music is my passion. I have developed a curriculum designed to break down the process of writing music through a theoretical, conceptual and creative approach. I believe creativity is something that can be taught. Like any type of music, it is a skill that when practiced the right way, can improve. I can teach composition of any genre of music from singer-songwriter music, to rock/pop to advanced modern jazz. Together we will work to help you write your own songs and unlock the creativity you have in you.

About Pablo

With years of teaching and gigging experience in a wide variety of musical styles, I can teach students whatever they are interested in learning. I believe the most musical improvement occurs when the student is having fun with the process of learning. My lessons are a fun and relaxed environment w

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Ruben M.
Pablo is an outstanding jazz trumpeter, and is also very friendly and approachable!
Patrick K.
Pablo is a patient, inspiring, and expert teacher! I look forward to working with him more!
Anthony D.
Very patient with my new trumpet playing son. My son left excited and eager to listen to jazz and practice. Thank you. We look Forward to our ongoing lessons.

Meet Online Songwriting Teachers Serving Portland, OR

Katrina Z.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Katrina Z.

8 Reviews
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Are you interested in learning how to sing your favorite songs? Want to boost your confidence and vocal range? As an experienced singer and songwriter, I can help you grow as a performer. Whether you're a beginner or someone who is looking to brush up on their abilities, I'm able to fit your needs and learning style. Looking forward to working with you!

About Katrina

Coming from a background of online education and homeschooling as well as attending one of the nation's top most prestigious universities, I am extremely capable of tutoring most subjects. Additionally, I am a singer/songwriter and a fluent French speaker. I am passionate about music and have bee

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Matt D.
Katrina is fantastic!
Matt D.
Loved it!
Maddison
My daughter loved Katrina. She was knowledgeable and patient. Look forward to next lesson!

Geoff A.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 1987
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Geoff A.

10 Reviews
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This is a guitar centric area of study.

Student will learn the fundamentals of what makes a song work, using existing songs as examples of good - and bad- composition.

Some further education in chord knowledge will be introduced as well to enhance and expand available melodic and harmonic potentials necessary to remove limitations in what can be written.

Learning to identify and play what is in your head, the ideas swimming around; you will learn how to hear what is actually going on and figure it out so you can make it a reality.

About Geoff

I am a professional musician with a career spanning 40+ years (touring and studio work), and 30+ years teaching music, including college level classes. What do you want to learn? How far you go is up to you! *** Lesson Details *** BEGINNING students start with the fundamentals, what you must

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Michael
I took lessons about 40 years ago from other teachers, not sure what I was expecting. However Geoff far exceeded whatever they were. Very knowledgeable, an excellent teacher.
Jay
My son had a great first lesson with Geoff. He was kind and patient but also very knowledgeable.
Ethan
"It was kind of hard but fun!" My 9 year old left saying, "now I finally know how to learn how to play from sheet music!" Geoff is patient and knowledgeable.
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Samantha W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • B.A. Songwriting, Minor: Music Business from Belmont University
  • Teaches students 5 to 18
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Samantha W.

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Being a senior songwriting major at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, I have been taught by some of the top names on Music Row. I have been a songwriter for over 10 years, and have experience co-writing and writing for other artists. I want to help you develop your craft and unique writing style. I specialize in pop, folk, Americana, and country music. I will create lesson plans that fit where you currently are on your songwriting journey. I will also develop songwriting plans curated to your individual goals.

About Samantha

Hi, there! I am currently a senior songwriting major at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. I'm a professional singer, songwriter, producer, and performer with 8 years of musical theatre experience. With my experience and knowledge, I would love to help you or your child grow in their confi

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Portland, OR

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Portland is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $276 per hour.
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$42 average
45 min
$55 average
60 min
$68 average

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"Fawn is always on top of her game as an amazing song writer. She is diligent in everything she sets out to do and always comes through for students, co-writers and producers. Whether you need a commercial jingle or a top-notch vocal for your latest trance song, Fawn is there to save the day! She applies this same integrity to her coaching. You are blessed if you get to study with Fawn!"
Nick W.
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Eric is going to help ignite my ability to write music consistently and with less writer's block in between. He's straight forward with great tips. Looking forward to seeing how this all works out."
Tyler
Took Songwriting lessons from Eric J.
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"Dan is really good and creative teacher! I had fun lesson with him!"
Xi
Took Songwriting lessons from Dan B.
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"Lorin helped me hone my songwriting skills immensely, by not only teaching but collaborating with me when necessary. It was refreshing to find someone who put his teachings into practical learning, where I could see the outcomes become apparent. He’s a nice dude, and is experienced equally across his fields. He guided me to making intelligent choices for equipment purchases, both instruments and pro audio gear. We first met while he was living in New York, and boy has he traveled since. I think living in so many different states, and being that well journeyed has given him good cultural depth to his work. Check out some of his own collabs with singers and musicians from all over the world...that really says it all."
Rob
Took Songwriting lessons from Lorin D.
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"I took a songwriting class that Kit taught at Schenectady County Community College, and it was a lot of fun and extremely helpful! She knows tons about all sorts of song genres both as a composer and a lyricist, and helped me understand a lot of basic ideas about music composition that I'd never really grasped. I would study with her again if she were back in town!"
Kim
Took Songwriting lessons from Kit G.
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"Cool & is really nice. Never have to ask any questions. I would very much recommend Kyle."
Colleen
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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"Fawn is original, passionate and a musical genius who makes learning fun

Fawn’s way of teaching is quite original, passionate and always to the point. She can make the most insecure person get out of their own way and become more secure. Working with her, I get a glimpse of genius in action. She really is a musical genius and I have been learning an incredible amount from her. My songs keep getting better under her training and guidance and I finally got a placement in a sitcom from her re-write. I look forward to watching my own abilities continue to grow and become stronger."
Donna
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Rodolfo taught me how to sing and acompany myself with guitar
Best teacher in Miami"
James B
Took Songwriting lessons from Rodolfo G.
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"Miranda’s writing is exceptional. She alway nails the message we are trying to portray which is a major contributor to bringing the piece to life. Miranda’s lyrics are spot on and her vocal arrangement is alway appropriate to the piece. Additionally, she has a very quick turnaround time which helps to meet all deadlines!"
Steven Pawlyk
Took Songwriting lessons from Miranda S.
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"It was a good lesson."
BarBara
Took Songwriting lessons from Randy L.
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