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Peter Q.
Portland, Oregon
I have a Djembe from Ghana! Carved from one piece of African Hardwood. It is one of my favorite instruments!
About Peter Q.

I'm a multi-instrumentalist from the Northwest with lots of love for teaching people to groove. I got my bachelor's degree in music from Whitman College with an emphasis in Jazz Performance. I can teach anyone to rock, swing or get unreasonably funky. Lessons can be casual or serious and I'm down to tell you how to get to Carnegie Hall or onto the stage at the local jam. *** Lesson Details *** I like to teach my students what they want to learn! I'm always game for setting up a fun path to being able to play your favorite songs as fast as possible. I don't scold or shame and having a blast is the name of my game. I can teach you to improvise, read music, become a strummer or virtuoso, it's all up to you. *** Studio Equipment *** Lessons in the basement studio, piano, guitars, amps, hand drums, a bass, woodwinds, FULL DRUM SET! *** Travel Equipment *** I can travel with a sax, flute, guitar, electric bass, and a didgeridoo.... *** Specialties *** I'm a jazz musician! But I listen to and perform all styles of music. I have written string quartets, been the front man for a funk band, and recorded every style of music under the sun. I can teach Bach and the Beatles and explain how/ and why they intersect and are similar musically.

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

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Teaching since 2005

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Bachelors of Music (Jazz Performance)

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$60
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$80
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First 3 lessons
$30
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Peter is very easygoing and fun to work with. I was very pleasantly surprised and impressed how much we accomplished in our first 45 minute lesson. Look forward to continuing lessons with him!

Posted Jul 13, 2021
Teacher's Studio

My first lesson was a lot of fun! Peter is great at helping you feel at ease and comfortable. I was extremely nervous and he was great with making me feel like I was right at home with a friend! I also appreciate that he is not rigid in his teaching techniques or format. He caters your lesson to what your learning desires are and is very good at recognizing your skill level (or lack of 😁). I also appreciate how encouraging he is. I’m super excited to continue on my Saxophone journey!

Posted Apr 28, 2021
Teacher's Studio

My child really enjoyed his first lesson with peter. Peter is a very talented musician and he made the lesson fun! My child seemed to learn a lot from just one lesson with peter and he enjoys practicing what he learned at home.

Posted Mar 17, 2021
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I am the musical director at Sound Roots School of Modern Music in Portland and lead summer rock band camp.
Teacher, Composer, and Performer
Jan 2013 - Present
PQB Music
Bachelors of Music (Jazz Performance)
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Whitman College
B.A Music
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Whitman College
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Most Outstanding Senior Recital
May 2012
Whitman College
Full Tuition Scholarship
Jul 2010
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Instructor details
Djembe
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
N Arlington Pl
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
45 minutes
$60
60 minutes
$80
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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