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Chuck M offers guitar lessons in Portland, OR

Chuck M

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...In 2011, Chuck moved to Portland, Oregon from Gainesville, Florida, where he was a staple of the music teaching and performing community for more than 25 years. Originally from Chicago, Chuck completed his BA in Music History and a Masters of Music (MM) at the University of Florida. ... Read More

Kyle S offers guitar lessons in Portland, OR

Kyle S

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...I've toured around the west coast in bands and flown to different countries as members of collegiate ensembles, even singing with the University of Oregon Chamber Choir during the Estonian Song Festival, with a combined choir of over 30,000! ... Read More

Lance E offers guitar lessons in Portland, OR

Lance E

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...On the other hand, it is important to present them with challenges to keep them moving forward. First and foremost is to foster that love of music in them through enthusiasm and example. ... Read More

Rory K offers guitar lessons in Portland, OR

Rory K

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...I encourage them to find joy in what they do, to take pride in their skill and strive to develop and strong sense of ownership in their art from which flows a stronger sense of individuality and personal confidence.... Read More

Matthew K offers guitar lessons in Portland, OR

Matthew K

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...Your lessons are about what YOU want! My goal is to keep lessons fun and interesting while helping you achieve your goals. I rarely give technical exercises, instead I like to give students songs that they enjoy which will challenge them and keep them moving forward.... Read More

Daniel R offers guitar lessons in Portland, OR

Daniel R

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...I have been teaching music & guitar since I was eighteen years old back in my native Colombia. My first job was when I was a freshman at Universidad de los Andes working at the community center of “Telecom” corporation.... Read More

Cory G offers guitar lessons in Portland, OR

Cory G

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...If a student is unsure where they see themselves going as a musician, that is perfectly ok too! When my students have yet to develop a library of music they like and don't have a sense of what they want to play I help them figure these things out which is extremely rewarding for the both of us.... Read More

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