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Chuck M offers guitar lessons in Portland, OR

Chuck M

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...Teaching philosophy: "In over 25 years of teaching I’ve found that everyone learns in different ways and at different rates of progress, so each of my students is treated as a unique individual. ... Read More

Dylan D offers guitar lessons in Portland, OR

Dylan D

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...I love teaching both children and adults, and I am a patient and courteous instructor. I have experience teaching a variety of musical styles, and each lesson will be tailored to the specific student's particular musical passion. ... Read More

Elisa B offers guitar lessons in Portland, OR

Elisa B

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...I have been teaching violin and strings over 20 years. I like to teach students as individuals and create a practice program for them according to their personal goals. ... Read More

Lance E offers guitar lessons in Portland, OR

Lance E

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...I have been playing music in many kinds of bands and ensembles since the early 1980's. In the late 80's and early 90's I was the drummer for the Seattle grunge band, "Violet Grey." After moving to Portland to go to college I played in the Concordia University String Ensemble and a number of rock bands, including, "Apostolic Tackle-Box," "Andy's Dandies," and "the Quick." I played in the folk duo, "Agile Grapefruit," and I have led praise bands at a number of local churches.... Read More

Rory K offers guitar lessons in Portland, OR

Rory K

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...Depending on my initial interaction with the student, I determine whether a series of method books (think Mel Bay) or a more intensive study book (think Noad, Solo Guitar Playing), or the non-book path is appropriate.... Read More

Lyra C offers guitar lessons in Portland, OR

Lyra C

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...Playing the guitar gave me the tools i needed to express my emotions in a healthy manner, and I wish to share these tools with everyone that I can.... Read More

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