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Lee E offers guitar lessons in Portland, OR

Lee E

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...One has to learn to let the students learn to be independent and properly pick up on the necessary techniques and methods on their own. I realize that this is the only way to truly instruct someone, as the instructor cannot play the instrument for the student. ... Read More

Elisa B offers guitar lessons in Portland, OR

Elisa B

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...I have Violin Teacher’s Certificate (B.A.) from The Sibelius Academy, Helsinki Finland. I also have M.M. degree in Musicology from Helsinki University, Finland. I wanted to study both practical music making and the scientific aspect of music for more full understanding of music concept. ... Read More

Corey C offers guitar lessons in Portland, OR

Corey C

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...Guitar-From playing melodies, fingerpicking, strumming chords, reading music, and tuning your instrument- your instructor will guide you step by step. Students use the Hal Leonard method book to start, which is a great book for introducing basic guitar techniques and methods. ... Read More

Lyra C offers guitar lessons in Portland, OR

Lyra C

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...For beginning students I start with the basics of music theory, and demonstrating how this theory is used in rock n' roll, blues, and classical depending on what the student is interested. for intermediate students I aim to build upon their knowledge and help them discover more music, and build a greater understanding of music theory.... Read More

Amanda G offers guitar lessons in Portland, OR

Amanda G

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...I like to start each student off with the fundamentals. I think the fundamentals are very important for every musician. Once you master the basics, then we can move on the solo repertoire, or start to develop each musicians individual style.... Read More

Brandon L offers guitar lessons in Portland, OR

Brandon L

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...I find that students with a goal of songs to learn is best for motivation and practice. Without that motivation it can be hard to put the time in and may seem tedious. (Which playing music should not always be!) Practicing may seem like a chore at times but finding out ways to approach it as a game can make it more worthwhile and affective.... Read More

Kai A offers guitar lessons in Portland, OR

Kai A

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...The second part is the practice/performance of music, instruments, and vocally: The doing of music This includes: Physically clapping rhythms, singing, playing, performing, improvising 3. The last part is the literacy/writing of music, symbols as well as how to talk about music: The knowledge of music This includes: describing music, understanding music notation/tabs/Digital Audio Workstations(DAW) I braid all three of these parts into each lesson, with a student focused approach.... Read More

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