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Umanand K.

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Portland, OR
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, Telugu, Hindi
  • Awarded Scholarship Recipient from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Umanand K.

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Whether you want to simply learn some of your favorite songs or become a virtuoso, I can and will help you achieve your goals. My methods are very intuitive, effective, and easy to follow. I can teach you anything you would like to learn and set the master musician in you free!

About Umanand

Hi, my name is Umanand and I am a guitarist, bassist, producer, and educator. I recently graduated from Berklee College of Music with a BA in Professional Music. I have been teaching guitar to students for years prior to Berklee. While at berklee I was an academic tutor and helped other students wi

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Umanand was not my first tutor, but he was the first to teach me. He taught me to enjoy guitar and how to make music of my own. He knows a lot about how music works and taught me good habits, like reading sheet music instead of tabs and proper guitar posture. He built up my knowledge of the basics and encouraged me to do what felt right within them. Since he taught me, I've learned a few rock songs, but I enjoy my own music much more.

Elisa B.

16 Reviews
Oregon City, OR
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Finnish
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1984
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Elisa B.

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Beginning guitar lessons. Correct play position, picking, strumming, chords, musicianship, performing.

About Elisa

Violin Teacher's Certificate - Sibelius Academy, Finland Suzuki Teacher Training - Marylhurst University, OR Classical and Suzuki options - starting Suzuki students as early as 3 yrs old. Teaching Suzuki Books 1-11. Beginners, intermediate and advanced levels I am using classical method books

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Gale Shuey
Elisa is patient and encouraging
Joshua
Ms. Boynton is a thoughtful and positive teacher.
Grace G.
Elisa is wonderful! She’s patient and fun. My granddaughter really likes her and looks forward to her lesson. She was playing songs by lesson #4.
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THOMAS D.

Portland, OR
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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THOMAS D.

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Pick a song you want to learn - I'll teach you how to play it! Want to learn how to write your own song? I can teach you!

I focus on your interests as a guitarist, and develop the lessons from there. I really listen and get to know you as a guitarist, a songwriter, a bandmate - however you see yourself, and help you achieve your dreams. All my lessons are rooted in a firm grasp of music theory, proper guitar technique, and a deep understanding of music history.

I've been teaching private guitar and songwriting lessons for over 10 years and have been a performing professional guitarist for 15 years. I've earned a bachelor's degree in music from the University of Oregon and have performed all over the United States and Canada in one band or another. I have extensive experience as a recording artist, and my work has been featured in several full length albums, EP's and singles as well as several independent films. I have also produced music for American Express commercials and ...

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I'm a professional guitarist, songwriter, and music producer. I graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelors of Music, specifically guitar. Every guitar player has their own unique interests and influences. I teach students to find their own voice through the instrument, all the while

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Cristian A.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2017
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Cristian A.

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Want to learn the amazing art of flamenco or classical guitar from beginner or intermediate level? Than I am your correct choice .
My name is Cristian and I come from Spain , the place where the common guitar that we know now a days was born and also where many great guitarists were born . The guitar it's been my life since I was 7 and I have the pleasure to be student of some great flamenco teachers and artists . That is why I can give you the motivation and encouragement to become a good guitarist with a fast and easy teaching method that will make every second count
So what do you think , ready?😉

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11 years of guitar knowledge and always with passion and feelings

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Mage L.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Canada Music Week Songwriting Competition from Royal Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Vancouver Island University
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Mage L.

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I will help you become mindful about your technique and appreciation of music through my instruction in the following instruments: guitar, electric bass, piano, voice. I can also help you with learning how to record music and write your own songs. I teach all ages.

About Mage

Music flows through me like blood in my veins. Whether it be jazz, rock, metal, or more, I enjoy, perform, and write in a multitude of genres. I have been ambitious in writing and performing my whole life. In my early years, I studied classical piano in the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM). Th

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London P.
Love Linda! She is great with our daughter, very patient and makes it fun to learn. Our daughter picked up on her 1st lesson well and is looking forward to seeing teacher Linda again.
Evelyn
As an adult first time music student, I really appreciate Linda's calm supportive teaching techniques.
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Zachary W.

Teaches Online
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2018
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Zachary W.

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I specialize in blues, rock and funk guitar on both the electric and acoustic, I also teach the electric bass and the banjo. I will teach-the fundamentals of music, ie. rhythm, melody and harmony, and then assist you on your journey to finding your own unique musical styling. I believe that music is the ultimate form of SELF expression so it is important that you tell me what inspires YOU and what your personal music goals are. Their are multiple ways to conceptualize the music and i will be your ally in finding what ways work best for you. i will customize lesson plans based on your personal music journey and where you want to get in your playing. whether you want to compose your own symphonies, write your own concept album, play some covers on the weekends, or just better yourself as a human being it would be my honor to teach you

About Zachary

I have been playing the guitar since my teenage years and it has been an integral part of me maturing into a responsible adult. The dedication and patience that learning an instrument have taught me are skills that i have applied to my academic and professional life. I hope to be able to impart not

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"First lesson. Marc was great"
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"Really great teacher and person. Would highly recommend him."
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Took Guitar lessons from David W.
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"Amazing! I've learned so much after just 3 lessons! I look forward to my lessons each week."
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Took Guitar lessons from Will V.
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"Jason has been providing in-home guitar instructions to one of my children for about 1.5 years. The entire experience has been truly and absolutely fantastic. He has a unique ability to be incredibly flexible in his teaching approach to best accommodate the individual student. Moreover, he's able to modify his approach given the particular circumstances on a particular date (perhaps the child is under the weather, crabby or a bit out of practice). Whatever the situation is, Jason is able to maximize the lesson and everybody leaves with a smile and some musical inspiration. Most importantly, individual lesson goals are consistently achieved and my child always has a clear understanding of what needs to happen before the next lesson (let's call it homework). Jason has been able to light the musical spark in my child and is continuing to provide the tools to get to the next level -- all while having fun. Jason has also fostered my child's musical creativity by supporting and fostering her creations and integrating that creativity into his lesson plans. In short, Jason is the best guitar teacher ever, hence the 5 stars!"
Jacob
Took Guitar lessons from Jason S.
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"Great teacher! Kellen has made me really excited about the guitar again."
Sylvia
Took Guitar lessons from Kellen H.
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"This was my sons first guitar lesson with Joshua. Lesson went great. Because of Josh’s positive demeanor, My son is motivated to practice everyday. All good!"
Torrin
Took Guitar lessons from Joshua B.
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"I took weekly in-home lessons with Scott from (roughly) age 6 to age 13 and I could not recommend him more highly. Though I should be reviewing Scott as a teacher and musician, I feel that I should first mention Scott as a person; Learning from such a young age and through an incredibly formative time of my life, Scott became for me a sort of mentor as well as a teacher. He encouraged me to do what I cared about, allow myself to be creative, and get over the fear of making mistakes and owning my own work. Scott listens to what his students have to say, whether it’s feedback, goals, or concerns, guitar and life related alike. Easygoing, positive, and never judgmental, he creates a space where a student feels genuinely heard, and for me this was very important.

When it comes to lessons, it is impossible to miss how passionate Scott is for what he does; Scott is always full of ideas for each student and how they can use their strengths and interests, and he puts time and energy into personalizing each student’s lessons instead of simply going by the book. He does this because he is genuinely passionate about each of his students. For me, this meant turning to song-writing when I « just can’t do Taylor Swift » as I remember a 6-year-old me sighing one day, helping me learn to craft my own solos, or teaching me to write my own tabs for songs I couldn’t find yet online. Scott introduced me to blues and jazz at a young age and showed me so much about music I would never have otherwise found, and he always taught me the theory behind what we did so I understood what I was doing and could apply it on my own. I’ll never forget learning Georgia On My Mind, learning how to solo over it on my own (and do it well), and the pride of seeing what I was capable of after all that work; even 4 years later, I still know the song by heart.

In terms of capability, Scott is highly proficient and can handle just about anything you throw at him. Because he seriously knows what he is doing, he can improvise and tailor lessons to teach you what you want to learn. While I was learning, I always looked to Scott to play a piece I was struggling with to see how it could be improved, as he always played it beautifully. Listening to Scott play, I was always re-inspired or re-motivated to learn and to improve.

I’m sure I’ve been rambling for far too long at this point and I could honestly continue for a while, but I’ll spare you and simply leave it at this: I am endlessly grateful to Scott for what and how he taught and cannot recommend him more highly to anyone who wants to really learn how to play. No matter your age, experience, interests or other concerns, Scott can teach you, and teach you well."
Georgia
Took Guitar lessons from Scott S.
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"My 10 year old son has been taking guitar lessons with Raymond for nearly a year. He's steadily learning from Raymond's patient, encouraging, methodical teaching style. Raymond was able to note when my son was not reading the music.and took the necessary steps to slow him down and teach him properly. I really appreciate Raymond's pedagogical insights. Because of his knowledge of the learning process and his lifetime experience of making music, Raymond is the best guitar teacher we've encountered! My wife choose him from hundreds of teacher from takelesson. We are glade that he agree to teach my son."
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Took Guitar lessons from Raymond (Remi) L.
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"It has been a long-time wish of mine to take guitar, and learning with Janis, my passion for it continues to grow. She has recently taken on my sister for piano lessons as well, and helps us play songs we like, supplemented with theory and tips for better technique. As well as a kind and knowledgeable teacher, she is a sweet, funny, incredible person to be around."
Sabrina
Took Guitar lessons from Janis V.
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