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Allen Mathews

Portland, OR 97202
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Allen Mathews is a professional guitarist and educator who offers private lessons to students at his private studio in Portland, Oregon. Allen Mathews offers a Bachelor's of Arts in Guitar Performance from Fort Lewis College and specializes in classical guitar styles, including Spanish and Brazilian music. Allen Mathews also teaches guitar at Reed College and the Oregon Episcopal School in Portland, collaborates with local theater, opera, and choir productions, and offers online classes for guitar and piano.

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Eliason School of Music

Portland, OR 97219
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The Eliason School Of Music offers guitar, violin, cello, and piano lessons to youth and adult students throughout the Portland metro area, including Beaverton, Hillsboro, and Tigard. Located in Multnomah Village of southwest Portland, Oregon, The Eliason School Of Music was established in 2004 and offers instruction in a fully-equipped learning studio or a student's home. The Eliason School Of Music also offers family discounts, free recitals, and the Complete Instruction Method, which balances lessons for learning by ear, note reading, and theory.

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Gresham Guitar

Gresham, OR 97030
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Gresham Guitar is a full-service, old-style guitar shop that offers sales, service, repairs and lessons to customers throughout the Portland metro area. Located in historic downtown Gresham, Oregon, Gresham Guitar offers private guitar lessons taught by two experienced instructors who offer their own distinct teaching methods. Gresham Guitar aims to tailor guitar lesson plans to each student's preferred style, skill set, and personal goals.

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Jonathan Barker Guitar Lessons

Portland, OR 97218
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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 WorkshopLive.com.

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Kenny Lavitz

Portland, OR 97214
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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.

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Lance Vallis

Portland, OR 97214
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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.

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Learn Guitar PDX

11241 SE Flavel St, Portland, OR 97266
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Learn Guitar PDX is a Portland-based music lesson studio. Rick Klaras has been teaching beginners and intermediate learners how to play guitar, ukulele, and bass guitar for almost two decades. To advance students' musical literacy and basic techniques knowledge, his classes cover various topics, including music theory, composing, improvisation, musical arrangement, and different music styles. Rick offers 30 and 60-minute sessions for all ages, and parents can sit in and learn with their kids.

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Montavilla Guitar Studio

Portland, OR 97215
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Montavilla Guitar Studio offers guitar lessons to students of all ages throughout the Portland metro area. Located in the heart of downtown Montavilla, Oregon, Montavilla Guitar Studio administers exploratory group classes as well as focused private lessons to help students reach their full musical potential. Owner Neil Mattson is a 2004 summa cum laude Jazz Studies graduate of Wayne State University, has been teaching guitar for more than 12 years, and also offers step-by-step instruction in music theory, composition, and performance etiquette.

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New Verse

Portland, OR 97214
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New Verse is a professional music development studio that teaches bass and guitar technique, style, and composition to students throughout the Portland metro area. Located in the Buckman neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, New Verse is owned and operated by Cameron Jones, an experienced musician who has been teaching guitar and bass since 2004 and offers a Bachelor of Music (summa cum laude) in Classical Guitar & Composition from Portland State. New Verse aims to teach students how to practice mindfully as well as identify and solve problems in their playing.

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Portland Guitar Academy

Portland, OR 97214
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Portland Guitar Academy teaches acoustic, bass, and electric guitar to youth and adult students throughout the Portland metro area. Located on SE Main Street in Portland, Oregon, Portland Guitar Academy emphasizes holistic approaches to learning that are fun, effective, and catered to each student's skill, ability, and performance goals. In addition to teaching guitar, Portland Guitar Academy offers voice and piano lessons with talented instructor Emily Haswell.

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Portland Guitar Lessons

Portland, OR 97206
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Portland Guitar Lessons offers private and group guitar lessons in all musical styles to students of all ages throughout the Portland metro area. Based out a private studio in the Woodstock neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, Portland Guitar Lessons is owned and operated by Chris Guerin, a talented guitar player with a decade of teaching experience. In addition to acoustic and electric guitar, Portland Guitar Lessons offers lessons in bass, ukulele, and the harmonica, as well as music theory, songwriting, sight reading, and performance training.

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Portland Guitar Studio

Portland, OR 97211
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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.

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Resound NW

Portland, OR 97209
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Resound NW offers private and group classes in musical instruction, specializing in voice lessons, to students throughout the Pacific Northwest. Located in Alphabet District of downtown Portland, Oregon, Resound NW offers classes in singing, piano, guitar, and ukelele, as well as musicianship skills, lesson plans, and performance training. Resound NW boasts a solid team of experienced musicians and singers who teach full time or as guest instructors.

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Robbie Laws Music

Portland, OR 97214
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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.

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Scott Kritzer

Portland, OR 97202
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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.

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William Jenks

Aurora, OR 97002
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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I start giving guitar lessons?

A: To start giving guitar lessons, you must first possess the skills and knowledge needed to provide instruction. Once your teaching skills are developed, you can advertise your services through online want ads or by building your own website that highlights your teaching techniques, experience, and pricing.

Q: Is playing too much guitar bad for you?

A: Playing too much guitar is only considered bad for someone if they injure themselves. For example, overplaying the guitar when you first begin can lead to sore, blistered fingers; however, blisters and calluses are common among guitar players. Holding a heavy guitar for extended periods may also lead to aching shoulders and back pain.

Q: Does playing guitar make you more attractive?

A: Playing the guitar well can help build one's confidence, which in turn may make someone more attractive to others. Some surveys have shown that men and women find people who play the guitar approximately 90% more attractive. However, whether someone finds another attractive is a personal feeling, so there's no scientific proof that playing a guitar boosts one's attractiveness.

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