Michael Rodriguez

Michael R.

Oregon City, OR

About Michael R.

Background check: Last verified 10/14/2015
Michael passed a background check on 10/14/2015 that included the following:
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Michael teaches: Ages 10 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: June 2006
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Michael is a freelance musician based in the Portland metropolitan area. His diverse skill set allows him to perform in a variety of musical groups. Michael is hired regularly to perform for: jazz and cover bands, weddings, corporate events, musicals, and studio sessions. He also leads and writes music for his own band that performs regularly in the Portland metropolitan area. He attended Mount Hood Community College and Portland State University. Michael graduated with a B.S. in Biology and Jazz Performance.
Many describe Michael as genuine and passionate. He has a youthful, energetic teaching style that works well with most students. Michael’s creativity and patience allow him to help his students grasp tough concepts and improve at a faster rate than they would on their own.
Michael’s practice philosophy is simple. Make practice enjoyable and efficient. He has experienced the common pitfall of practicing scales for many hours only to retain little or nothing. Michael shows his students techniques to focus, and get more done with less wasted time. Lessons are customized to meet the student’s goals and learning style.
Michael ensures that every student will have the skills to be a complete musician that is comfortable in any musical genre or setting. He enjoys working with students of all abilities. Michael relates to the absolute beginner and experienced musician equally.

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Education

BS Biology minor jazz studies

Jun 2005 - Jun 2009
Portland State University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency
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13 Reviews on Michael R.

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JASON Sep 17, 2016
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Michael is a great instructor. My son had the first lesson today and he loves it.
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Nick A. Sep 7, 2016
Clarinet · In home
Verified Student
My son had a great first lesson with Mike. He gave him some tips and pointers that improved his playing immediately. He also said Mike made his lesson really fun!
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Jac H. Aug 7, 2016
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Crazy, awsome guy. Really enjoys what he is doing and gets you excited about learning to play. Flexible and offers multiple ideas to reach a goal.
Cool guy!
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Morgan Jul 14, 2016
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
My first lesson with Michael was awesome! He's enthusiastic and makes learning fun. Looking forward to many more lessons.
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Mika Jul 8, 2016
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Works with you to achieve any goals you want to pursue with your instrument.
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TC Jul 1, 2016
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Michael has the technique and tools to make lessons fun and fabulous. I started lessons because my son wanted me to play sax with him. I didn't expect to enjoy it so much!
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Tom V. Jul 1, 2016
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Always fun and encouraging, Michael makes Tom love to practice.
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Jina L. Jun 6, 2016
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Michael helps me to understand harder concepts of saxophone. He uses many ideas and helpful repetitions to get me to understand how to make notes sound better.
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Luke L. Jun 4, 2016
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Very nice guy -- helpful!
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Oscar A. Jan 29, 2016
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Michael is on time, prepared, thorough, engaging, confident, inspiring, motivating and has an excellent teaching style. He really gets my boys; what their strengths and weaknesses are and what motivates them. He is always a step ahead of their achievements. He is clear about setting goals and expectations for the next lesson and listens carefully to any questions or concerns that they have.

Really Outstanding.