Adam Young

Adam Y.

Oregon City, OR

Lesson Details



Adam delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+

Teaching since:
September 2011

I am a multi-instrumentalist who has made music the main focus of my life. I am interested in sharing my love of music with everyone who I meet, and find that teaching music and seeing it enrich the life of my student and their family is one of the most fulfilling things in my life.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to teach in a well-rounded way. I teach technique, theory, and of course actual songs. I do everything I can to ensure that the student is having fun during the lesson, and hopefully during practice!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my students to provide their own instrument for any instruction. I can provide an instrument of my own and music stands.

All students must have their own metronome and tuner (if needed for their instrument).

*** Specialties ***
I definitely subscribe to the traditional Classical methods of teaching. I have done some Jazz, rock, and things along those lines, but I focus on teaching the fundamentals that would allow a student to tackle those and any other type of music.

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Trainer/Outreach Specialist
Aug 2011 - Apr 2014

I assisted in installation and training of Captioning telephones for people who suffer from a hearing loss. I supervised the states of Washington, Oregon, and Alaska.

I learned a lot about one on one teaching, especially with individuals who have special circumstances and learned really well how to meet them on their level and provide the instruction that would help them the most.

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Technical Support Technician level 3
Dec 2006 - Aug 2011
Sorenson Communications

I worked as telephone technical support for Captioning services as well as Video Relay Videophones and Videophone services. I provided home network and computer setup instructions to Deaf and hard of hearing individuals through interpreters over the phone.

This experience taught me a lot about the most effective ways of phrasing things that are difficult to understand for someone who is unfamiliar with a particular process or product. It helped me to see how to find new ways of describing things that I am extremely familiar for people who have never even heard of what I am telling them. It improved my patience and understanding of the learning process.

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Jul 1998 - Apr 2011
Utah Army National Guard

I was a Carpenter/Masonry specialist for the Army and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2002. I then switched to be a Computer Systems/Radio Systems specialist in 2006. I was in the Guard for 12 years and am proud of my service.


Music Therapy
Jan 2013 - Present
Maryhurst University
Music Composition
Aug 2008 - Apr 2011
University of Utah


Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Adam and Penelope ON Guitar ;-)

This was me in my Costume playing the Pirate King in "The Pirates of Penzance" at Marylhurst University, June 2014.  Lots and lots of fun!


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Lisa M. Jul 2, 2014
Violin · In home

My son's comments, "He is the best teacher I have ever had."
Adam has been working well with my son and the best part for me is that he is teaching him to love music.

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