Best Guitar Lessons in Portland

Why These Guitar Lessons?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Portland Guitar Lessons on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Guitar Lessons Made Simple

Guitar Lessons Made Simple offers acoustic guitar lessons for students of all ages throughout the Portland metro area. Based out of Dosay Records Studio in Gresham, Oregon, Guitar Lessons Made Simple is owned and operated by Josh Taylor, an experienced teacher who offers patience, encouragement, and more than 20 years mentoring new musicians. In addition to acoustic guitar lessons, Guitar Lessons Made Simple also offers instruction in electric guitar and keyboard to more advanced students.

Portland, OR 97233


Jonathan Barker Guitar Lessons

Jonathan Barker Guitar Lessons offers private instruction to students of acoustic and electric guitar throughout the Portland metro area. Located at an in-home teaching studio in northeast Portland, Oregon, owner Jonathan Barker offers more than 15 years of experience teaching one-on-one lessons, including having served as a faculty member of the National Guitar Workshop, as well as a series of online instructional videos at

Portland, OR 97218


Kenny Lavitz

Kenny Lavitz has been offering private acoustic and electric guitar lessons to students of all ages at three locations throughout the Portland metro area for nearly 20 years. Kenny Lavitz helps students develop music reading and transcribing skills, as well as special styles such a sweep-picking and finger-tapping. Based out of Portland, Oregon, Kenny Lavitz is a gifted singer/songwriter who infuses a blend of rock, blues, slide guitar, and jazz to produce his unique sound.

Portland, OR 97214


Lance Vallis

Since 2011 Lance Vallis has been offering private guitar lessons to youth and adult students throughout the Portland metro area. Lance has studied jazz music at Portland State University and offers guidance to aspiring cruise ship musicians. In addition to extensive performance experience, Lance has been able to teach at several studios and schools throughout the greater Boston, Massachusetts, area, including Boston College High School in Dorchester, The Music Emporium in Lexington, and Robinson Music in Westborough.

Portland, OR 97214


Portland Guitar Studio

Portland Guitar Studio offers acoustic and electric guitar lessons for students throughout the Portland metro area. Located in the Alberta Arts neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, Portland Guitar Studio is operated by Lee James Barbara, a talented musician who boasts more than 15 years of performing and teaching experience as well as dual Bachelors Degrees in Music and Arts and Letters from the University of Oregon School of Music. In addition to playing lesson, Portland Guitar Studio teaches students music theory, chord progressions, and listening skills.

Portland, OR 97211


Rhapsody Music School

Rhapsody Music School offers musicianship lessons to students throughout the Portland metro area. Located near Mt. Tabor Park in Portland, Oregon, Rhapsody Music School specializes in teaching guitar, bass, ukelele, piano, as well as music production and recording, and offers lesson packages in monthly blocks. Owner and lead instructor Elliot Ross opened Rhapsody Music School in 2013 and offers a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies from DePaul University.

Portland, OR 97214


Robbie Laws Music

Robbie Laws Music offers private or group guitar instruction to students of all ages throughout the Portland metro area. Based out of Portland, Oregon, owner Robbie Laws is a nine-time winner of the Pacific NW 'Best Electric Guitarist' Award as well as the guitar instructor at the Portland Waldorf High School. In addition to guitar lessons and performance training, Robbie Laws Music also offers guitar workshops, a Wednesday evening Jammers Lounge Group Class, and a summer music camp for children.

Portland, OR 97214


Scott Kritzer

Scott Kritzer is a professional musician and educator who offers individual and group classes to students online, in workshops, and at his private teaching studio in Portland, Oregon. Scott Kritzer offers more than 35 years of experience performing and teaching classical guitar, with lessons focusing on finger independence, balance, tone production, and other musicianship skills. Scott Kritzer teaches workshops on specialty topics, including Theory and Interpretation and Performance Anxiety Rehab, and founded the Classical Guitar Immersion Conference.

Portland, OR 97202


William Jenks

William Jenks is a classical guitarist who has been offering university and private-level music instruction for students of various ages and skill levels in the Portland area since 2001. He teaches different guitar styles, such as classical, jazz, flamenco, and folk. He furthers his knowledge by performing and attending different master classes of world-renowned classical guitarists in the world, including David Russell, Scott Tennant, John Williams, and Christopher Parkening. William is also capable of training classical guitar students who study to have a degree in music.

Aurora, OR 97002


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