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Nick D.

Tualatin, OR

Learn how to navigate the piano, read and learn songs, and perform expressively! I customize our lessons based on each student's individual goals and needs. We can learn it all - theory, technique, note reading - or focus on certain areas. I'm open to any and all genres, I can teach you to play your favorite Coldplay song, jazz standard or classical sonata!

About Nick

***About Me***
Music is almost more than a passion for me, it's how I hear the world! That guy singing the harmony to the crosswalk jingle? That's me.

Though my love for music began long before I ever picked up an instrument, I began taking guitar lessons at age 10. By age 12 I was writing music and by 13 I played my music at my first talent show with my band. In high school I started studying piano and voice, and performed with the Guitar Program, Jazz Ensemble and Men's Choir. I played solo and with multiple bands, playing rock, acoustic, jazz, rock, metal and classical guitar.

High School I spent a year studying music at University of Oregon. Though I enjoyed my time at U of O, I left the next year and moved to Boston to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, where I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music in Film Scoring. While at Berklee, I studied with some of the most acclaimed musicians in the country, studying jazz, arranging, contemporary composition, music production, songwriting and more. After graduating I moved to Los Angeles, where I worked on multiple feature films as a composer's assistant, copyist, music editor and music supervisor. After some time in LA, I decided to relocate to Portland and enroll in Berklee's online Masters Certificate in Music Business and Technology, which I completed in 2013.

Currently, I'm an active composer for film, Television and video games. Though you won't see me performing on stage as often, I'm very often performing and recording myself and other performers in my home studio!

Music can be a great hobby or a path to a fulfilling career - either way, it's a lot of fun!

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach students of all ages! I'm very easy-going, and I'm more than happy to teach what the students want to learn at their own pace - after all, we're here to learn and have FUN!
That being said, I do expect some level of practicing or studying. It's all part of the gig!

During our first lesson, we'll go over what the student's goals are and what styles of music the student is interested in. I use a combination of books, listening, and custom assignments tailored to the student's specific needs.

In the first 3-6 months:

Beginners can expect to have basic knowledge of the instrument and technique, and begin looking at songs incorporate techniques addressed in our lessons.

Intermediate students can expect to address any problematic areas in their technique and begin looking at stretching their understanding of theory and technique into new areas.

I now offer optional lesson "report cards" to students and parents who would like to see how our lessons are progressing!

*** Studio Equipment ***
In-Studio lessons take place in a home studio office, complete with full size electric piano, recording equipment and plenty of room for parents to sit in on the lessons! Parking is plentiful for most of the day.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students to have their own instrument and copy of lesson material including notes and books. I can provide lesson material while students wait to purchase their own.

*** Specialties ***
Basic to Intermediate Piano.
Basic to Advanced Guitar
Advanced Music Theory and Orchestration.
Genres include Contemporary Styles (Pop, Blues, Country, Funk, Rock) Jazz, and Classical


Dawn T. June 17, 2015
Piano · In home
Nick is a wonderful piano teacher for our daughter. My husband and I have seen a vast improvement in the quality of her piano skills in comparison to her lessons with her previous teacher. We are equally impressed with how Nick keeps our daughter engaged in the lesson and his patience as she learns new material and techniques. Nick has also been very flexible with our schedule as we have unfortunately had to cancel and reschedule more than once-to his credit he has always been understanding. We highly recommend him!
Matthew B. June 8, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Nick has been an excellent and informative teacher. I'm an older student with a hectic schedule, and he has been more than accommodating. Nick strives to really connect with his students and tailors the experience to their mindset and feelings. I feel stronger as a piano player after every lesson, which is the result I believe most people are looking for.
Denise L. May 26, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
cut last lesson short then cancelled future lessons via email because we preferred every other week lessons instead of weekly lessons. instructional content good, just poor customer service and interpersonal skills.
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Nick D.

Nick D.

Tualatin, OR 97062
starting at
$28 / 30-min

Ralph S.

Salem, OR

Giving you a well rounded foundation.

About Ralph

-Advanced Certificate in Piano with Trinity College, London 2013
-Passed Grade 8 with merit ABRSM 2011
-11 years teaching experience
-10 years music ministry experience

I specialize in preparing students for graded examinations. Lessons will usually be broken into...
-ear training
-piece/s preparation with technique (main part of the lesson)
-additional questions from the student about playing other types of music

I have high standards of achievements. Book now today! Thanks

*** Specialties ***
Piano examinations
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Ralph S.

Ralph S.

Salem, OR 97317
starting at
$25 / 30-min

Hannah E.

Salem, OR

About Hannah

I'm a college graduate who is enthusiastic about education!
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Hannah E.

Hannah E.

Salem, OR 97302
starting at
$20 / 30-min

Kaiti H.

Dundee, OR

I have seven years of experience teaching piano, from ages ranging from four years old to adults. I use three books from the "Faber & Faber" curriculum, which work together to ensure a rich learning experience: Theory, Lesson, and Performance.

The Theory book will teach principals and theories of music in general in addition to the principles and theories specific to the piano. The Lesson book puts the principals from the Theory book to use in simple, constructive songs that reinforce what they've just learned. The Performance book builds further on the first two books, showing the peek performance of what has been learned in designated sections of each book.

My experience as a elementary and preschool teacher has shown me that everyone learns differently. My goal is to get to know my students individually so that I can adapt the curriculum in a way that is most beneficial to how they learn and to their specific playing style.
Everyone enjoys doing something in which they ...

About Kaiti

My two passions in life are playing the piano and teaching. I have taught piano for the past six years alongside my full time job as a preschool and kindergarten teacher. I enjoying figuring out the different learning styles of each student and adapting the curriculum I use specifically to them. Everyone enjoys doing something they think they are good at doing. It is my goal to bring out the inner musician in each of my students by supplying them with knowledge and confidence so that they can truly enjoy playing the piano and excelling at it.

Please don't hesitate to drop me a note so we c
an chat about lessons. If my availability doesn't match up with your schedule, please let me know and I'm sure we can work something out.
Looking forward to hearing from you !
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Kaiti H.

Kaiti H.

Dundee, OR 97115
starting at
$22.50 / 30-min

Christopher H.

Salem, OR

Lessons with me are different every time. I structure them to the student and allow for natural twists and turns in lesson direction based on the student's revealed needs and questions. That's not to say I don't have a basic structure on what to do at the beginning of lessons.

I'm a firm believer in the idea that playing piano is a physical exercise just as much as a mental one. Often, I make analogies between piano and dance, while emphasizing the relaxed nature of pleasurable playing.

About Christopher

Hi! My name is Chris! I'm a piano teacher with years of performance and ensemble work under my belt. I've taught piano professionally for just under a year and have tutored in musical topics for several years. I enjoy teaching greatly! Seeing people discover and grow is one of my greatest joys!
I'm friendly, reliable and dedicated to seeing a strong musical future. My education at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance in piano performance is a testament to that. If you've any interest in lessons, don't hesitate to contact me.

Below you'll find my musician's resume! It should g
ive you a greater understanding of who I am and what I do!
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Christopher H.

Christopher H.

Salem, OR 97301
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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