David Herron

David H.

Portland, OR
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David delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 2015

My name is David, and I am an experienced piano teacher and voice coach for both male & female voices. In 2015, I was the Music teacher at a small (K-8) private school in Citrus Heights, California. There, my duties included providing individual lessons with students as well as classes in group settings.

I grew up learning piano from a private teacher (who's teaching methods were incredible and who I derive most of my musical teaching abilities from) starting at the age of 5.

In High School, I performed with our traveling Chamber Choir for multiple years, then went on to join the Cathedral Chamber Choir in college (the School's most Elite singing group).
At John Brown University (JBU)(Siloam Springs, AR), I studied as a Piano emphasis Music Major whilst also providing lessons part time.
If desired, I do have referral contacts of some past students of mine, if you'd like a third party's personal opinion.

I teach all ages (kids, adults, you name it).

Learning music is a process that can start at any age. Doesn't matter if your child is 3 years old or if you are retired and would like to learn as well. The 'key' ingredient is your desire!

My piano lessons include: music theory, ear training, sight-reading, piano techniques, and performance.

Voice lessons include: vocal exercises for improving your articulation, breathing, improving vocal range, ear-training, & vocal development.

My rate is $25/ 40 minutes.
I unfortunately am without a piano in my own home, but I am more than willing to provide lessons in YOUR home (provided you have a piano / keyboard to use). The price may vary (only slightly) based on rate of travel time & gas.
Text, call, or e-mail me via Craigslist to schedule a discounted first lesson and
to get more information.

I will do my best to help share the wonderful world of music with ANY and ALL that desire to learn.
I look forward our lessons!

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Music Teacher
Feb 2015 - Jun 2015
West Pioneer Acadamy


Music (Piano Emphasis)
Sep 2011 - Jun 2013
John Brown University
Sep 2011 - Jan 2013
John Brown University


Professional Proficiency
Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

My rough run-throughs  of my Sophomore year Piano Performance piece.

Dawn - Pride & Prejudice
Piano & Vocals Performance - Charity Fund Raiser Event @ John Brown University

Coldplay - "Fix You"


10 Reviews

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Allie Apr 14, 2017
Music Theory · In home

David is not only a delightful person, he's also an excellent piano teacher. I'm a piano teacher myself yet I needed some help with improvisation--my weakest link. He patiently walked me through adding chords and harmony to a melody. I learned a lot of new ideas, such as leaving out the emotive third interval...that's better utilized in the right hand. He demonstrated how to take a familiar classical piece, namely Mozart's Rondo Alla Turca, and play it completely by ear. His musicianship is lovely and he is patient and thorough in his explanations. His knowledge of music theory is complete and sound. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to start or continue music lessons. He is truly passionate about music and his profession.

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Andrew Feb 15, 2017
Music Theory · In home

What a great teacher! He was so patient and understanding and really took his time to help me with what I needed. I am in school for audio enginnering and was not getting the help from my instructors that I needed and he came through and made it all way easy to understand and was super chill to work with. I highly recommend him for anything musical that you might need to know and will definatley will be working with him again! Thanks you so much David!

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Alexis Jun 15, 2016
Piano · In studio

Best instructor ever!

David is so friendly and enthusiastic about the piano.

He has taught me so much. I now understand chords, octaves, key changes and how to read music! I highly recommend this guy.

Jason Jun 6, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

David is an enthusiastic and patient teacher and also is a well rounded musician. He breaks things down in manageable chunks. I recommend the dude.

John Jun 5, 2016
Piano · In studio

david was nice and helpful

Sarah Banks Jun 5, 2016
Piano · In studio

David helped me realize why playing the piano is so beautiful and learning it is so fun.

Barbara Simpson Jun 5, 2016
Piano · In studio

Very qualified, knows piano like the back of his hand and is so friendly!

Bob Johnson Jun 5, 2016
Piano · In studio

Great instructor, very helpful...my grandkids learned much from him.

Holly Taylor Jun 5, 2016
Piano · In studio

David gave my son a great piano experience! He was friendly and such a great teacher!

Lady Jun 2, 2016
Piano · In home

David was very friendly, reliable and made learning the piano a breeze and so fun!

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