Doug Fox

Doug F.

Portland, OR

Lesson Details

Acoustic Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
You'll start playing your favorite songs on the first lesson. From there, we'll connect the dots between all these songs and you'll naturally begin to see patterns.

Playing songs that you love is very exciting, and by accomplishing this, you'll be eager to learn more each time. Unlike most guitar teachers, my lessons are not about memorizing and working on all the details - I don't want you to feel like you're doing work, you need to be excited if you want to stick with it!

Acoustic guitar is a great instrument to play with others, and thats exactly how it should be taught. Our lessons will include a lot of playing together, where you will learn how to take on the different roles of lead melody and rhythm/chords.

For those who want to sing their favorite songs (or write their own), I will teach you how to sing and play simultaneously, in a fun way that will give you the ability to learn any song on your own.
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Doug delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 16 to 80

Teaching since:
June 2011

If you want to confidently play to your favorite songs and have the time of your life doing it, I'm the right instructor for you.

In short, my students think of playing guitar as a healthy addiction.

Throughout my music career, I've realized the traditional teaching method is the main reason people end up quitting.

Most instructors will teach you all the basics and then when you're ready, you can start to learn the songs you like..

But I do it differently.

The reality is that with the right guidance, you can go directly into the most fun part - jamming out to your favorite songs.


The reason this has worked so well:
-You'll want to pick up your guitar and play over and over again because each time you're
-having fun
-and getting better each time you play.

With my technique and properly set goals, you can grow your skills quickly and reduce the amount of time and energy spent on inefficient practicing.

What you'll learn is that most songs are based on a formula and you can crack this musical code with each song you learn, making it more exciting each time you play.

**The genres I specialize in are anything related to rock, pop, alt, metal, and reggae. **


If you've already gotten this far, you probably have a pretty strong interest in playing - and thats all you need to be a great musician.

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Guitar & Drum Instructor
Jul 2011 - Present

-Facilitate private music instruction to students of all ages and skill levels
-Develop personalized lesson plans over an extensive variety of genres


Minor in Music
Aug 2010 - May 2014
North Carolina State University


Spanish - un poco
Limited Proficiency

3 Reviews

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Robert Apr 7, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In home

my first lesson ever. well done.

Olivia Feb 25, 2016
Guitar · In home

My daughter loved it and thought the instructor was patient and laid back. She loved that he picked out some of her music to practice with.

bryan Feb 9, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Great guy, awesome teacher and very good with kids as well. Highly recommend Doug if you are planning to learn an instrument.

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