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DeAnna H.

15 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $115
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Artist Diploma from Mozarteum Academy of Music
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DeAnna H.

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I have been teaching all levels of piano for many years, from beginners to advanced and professional. I hold a Doctorate in Piano Performance, an Artist Diploma from the Mozarteum Academy in Austria, and a Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance. I am especially strong in teaching technique, sightreading, and repertoire. I have also had extensive Suzuki teacher training. My students excel in competitive and non-competitive events including CM.

About DeAnna

Hello! I have been teaching piano since 1982 when I finished my degree in piano performance. I also have a Doctorate in Piano Performance, and have an artist diploma from the Mozarteum Academy in Salzburg, Austria. However, I think what makes me special is that I combine a friendly approach to te

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shelly
Although I stopped my piano lessons a while ago due to some personal issue, I really enjoyed my learning process with DeAnna. She organized her lessons very well and made me progressing every week. She's a really good teacher. Love her!
Daniel
Most single productive day I’ve had at the piano.
Martin
DeAnna has excellent credentials as a pianist and music theorist, but more importantly for me she is a patient teacher and good communicator who works hard to ensure that I learn and understand even the most basic skills and techniques. She is also fun to talk to and be with, and her love of music is infectious. She is an excellent teacher for an older student, and I imagine for younger ones too.
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Erin W.

40 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $25
  • Speaks German, Spanish, French, Italian
  • Master's in Vocal Performance from Portland State University
  • Teaching since 2011
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Erin W.

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Beginning piano lessons taught to kids ages 5 and up, and adults studying music for the first time. 90 min option added for multiple students going back-to-back.

About Erin

**Lessons in my home studio are open to students who are fully vaccinated. Online lessons are always an option.** I have a Master's in Vocal Performance from Portland State University, and a Bachelor's from Northern Arizona University. I teach voice lessons to kids, teenagers, and adults, rang

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Great experience I had a lot of fun
I like how she is kind and friendly
And she didn't make me feel like I was embarrassed
She explained what I need to work on but not just that she recommended a app that helps a lot
I am definitely going to book with her again
Lauren
She’s patient and sweet and super good with my kiddo!
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Joel H.

20 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, German
  • Bachelor's of Music in Songwriting from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner
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Joel H.

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I teach piano as well!

About Joel

I’m a guitarist and songwriter in several bands in the Portland area. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelors in Songwriting. I have taught guitar, production, and songwriting in Portland and the Rogue Valley for many years. As my student, I will work with you to map out wher

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Ken
He’s an amazing teacher. He focuses on things that are relevant to my musical goals. He easily breaks down topics I have trouble with. I never run out of things to practice. I am very happy with my experience.
Hugo
Joel has been very patient and kind in his teaching style. He remains calm and encouraging when beginner mistakes happen which is crucial with teaching our boy.
Sunshine
Great class, intuitive instruction.
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Mark W.

11 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Music from University of Missouri – Columbia
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Mark W.

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BEGINNING PIANO and VIOLIN - The foundations of music require many skills layered on top of one another. We will start by learning fingering, note names, and short pieces. The students will be making music even from the beginning. The lessons will progress from learning by rote to reading music. We will incorporate clapping rhythms, singing, and musical games.

INTERMEDIATE PIANO and VIOLIN - We will focus on refining technique, sight-reading, music theory, and building an exciting repertoire of music that they love to play and can share with others.

I look forward to meeting you!

About Mark

Mark W. is available for in-studio lessons in NE Portland. Mark has played piano and violin for over 25 years and began teaching in 2000. Mark teaches all experience levels from beginner to advanced as well as coaches artists in touring rock bands and professional classical musicians. He is a han

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Heejoo H.
Mark is great

Mark is a very good teacher. My progress with him is better than any other of my teachers. I would recommend him to anyone. He is very kind and I enjoy my lessons with him.
Olga O.
Best piano teacher.

Mark W. is a really good teacher. It's fun to learn piano with him. He is a professional piano teacher. He's careful in making sure that I understand what he tells me. I'm really happy that I am his student.
CrisC
Mark is a very patient instructor, he works hard at encouraging me every class! If you want a good, hardworking instructor who is willing to really take the time to help you in your quest for learning to play a musical instrument I would highly recommend Mark !
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Brandon N.

3 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $60
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Brandon N.

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I've been teaching Piano for 5+ years in both public schools and my private studio. I train my students to have fundamental music skills that break the barrier of being just a piano player; I train musicians!

To play solo or work in a band, to prep for an audition or develop skills as an improvisor, I am confident in my ability to help people foster a healthy relationship with Music.

I started as a classical pianist and switched my focus to jazz when I went to study at university.

Areas I am proficient and tend to teach:

Finger Power
-Scales
-Arpeggios
-Chords
-Inversions

Technique
-Hand shape
-Posture
-Weight vs Speed
-Rotation

Sight Reading
-Rhythm exercises
-Note reading
-Chord symbols
-Lead sheet interpretation

Ear Training
-Interval practice
-Chord quality
-Melodic dictations
-Rhythmic dictations

Repertoire
-Jazz
-Classical
-R&B
-Rock & Roll
-Video Game music
-Movie Scores

Qualifications:

Bachelor in Jazz Piano Performance
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Kendall K.
Brandon is a great teacher! He connected immediately with my daughter and he has her excited about learning piano again. So happy I bought a lot of lessons in my package!
Tammy Wagner
Mr Brandon is a rare find as a music teacher. His passion for music and love of teaching are visible with every teaching session. His focus is first and foremost on the student, recognizing unique abilities and areas of challenge.

He is a skilled "growth mindset" instructor, his focus remains on continued progression and tackling difficulties as opportunities. He invests heavily in the relationship with the student allowing them to grow and explore in a supportive environment.

Our son has ADHD and has struggled with in some learning environments. I have been absolutely impressed with Mr Brandon's ability to adapt and create a positive music lesson even if he was having a "not very focused " day !

Music is a wonderful gift, especially for children with ADD/ADHD or other learning challenges, especially with a skilled teacher !
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Suzan G.

18 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Associate of Arts - Special Studies: Music from Mt. Hood Community College
  • Teaches students 5 to 75
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Suzan G.

18 Reviews
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Beginning students, intermediate, some advanced, including theory and composition, performance, improvisation, notation, acoustic and electronic keyboards.

About Suzan

I started learning piano as a child, but it was in high school that I realized I really wanted to pursue playing keyboards, because it allowed me a way to express myself. I was hooked. Later on I attended Mt. Hood Community College, played keyboards and sang in choirs and vocal jazz. After graduatin

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Graham P.
She is amazing great with my son and always enthusiastic! I love suzan
Yuuki
Great teacher!
Michael K.
First lesson went well. -Michael J. Kelly

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Average Cost of Piano Lessons in Portland, OR

The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in Portland is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $39 and $150 per hour.
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"My son is only 5 and is just beginning piano lessons. Patrick is extremely encouraging and very patient with such a young student!"
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"Jesse has been a wonderful guitar and piano teacher for my 17-year old son, and has been above and beyond patient with him. He has tried a variety of techniques to encourage Jack's interest and to inspire him. I am sure that Jesse's very personalized teaching style would be great with any age student. I can attest from experience that he can really relate to teenagers. He will not give up on them and truly wants them to learn--and to love--music."
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"Marwan makes learning piano fun!"
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"Grady is very patient and friendly. He makes you feel comfortable to get past the nervousness of learning something as an adult."
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Took Piano lessons from Grady T.
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"Bennie is a knowledgeable, patient and enthusiastic teacher/tutor. He is very flexible and never looks at the time pass, not even when it passes his lesson hour. He is giving me a lot of helpful advices to make me improving. Each lesson with him is different and brings me more suggestions and new perspectives. I highly recommend Bennie as teacher/tutor."
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"Taking piano lessons with Ms. Trina has been a positive experience for both my 11 year old son and 8 year old daughter for three years. Trina is patient, kind and willing to shift gears acording to the needs of the children, I highly recommend Ms. Trina!"
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Took Piano lessons from Trina G.
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"Love Veronica. She’s very encouraging!! Absolutely loved my first lesson."
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Took Piano lessons from Veronica B.
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"Vasiliy is very good with our 5yo daughter. He is patient and kind with her, while giving her a strong foundation of technique."
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"Jill is an excellent instructor. She is teaching our 10 year old beginner and in a short amount of time is able to teach many concepts. We were lucky to find her."
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Essential Supplements to Piano Lessons in Portland, Oregon

By Chuck M. - Portland Piano Teacher

Portland, Oregon is well known for its natural beauty, its bountiful supply of craft beers, and its thriving music community. As a piano teacher, I encourage my students to catch live music performances as often as possible. Portland has many venues throughout the city that feature piano music performed in all styles. Here are a few that happen to sell pianos too:

1) Located in Portland’s historic Brooklyn neighborhood, Classic Pianos is a piano player’s dream house. It has a beautiful piano showroom of new and used pianos by Yamaha, Boesendorfer, Schimmel, and Steinway. It also has a recital hall featuring an ongoing jazz concert series. Artists have included Alan Broadbent and Dave Frishberg. Gino Vannelli recently recorded a song in

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the recital hall as a fundraising effort for a local young soldier. Classic Pianos is located at 3003 SE Milwaukie Ave. http://portland.classicpianos.net/

2) Located in downtown Portland, Portland Piano Company features music education events, concerts, recitals, competitions, and master classes. Many of these events are free! The piano showroom features exquisite pianos by Fazioli, Grotrian, and Kawai. You can find Portland Piano Company at 711 SW 14th Avenue. http://portlandpianocompany.com/

3) Michelle’s Pianos is a family-owned company located in SE Portland. Current news at Michelle’s includes the recent arrival of European exotic pianos by Fazioli, Bluthner, and August Forster. Special events include piano master classes, recitals, and composer workshops. Michelle's Piano is located at 600 SE Stark St. http://www.michellespiano.com/

Jazz venues in Portland include:

1) Jimmy Mak’s is perhaps the best known jazz club in Portland and features live music six days a week with local and national acts. Jimmy Mak’s is located at 221 NW 10th Av. http://www.jimmymaks.com/

2) Wilfs has a romantic jazz supper club ambiance with comfy red velvet banquettes and great live music. It is located at 800 NW 6th Avenue at Union Station. http://www.wilfsrestaurant.com/

Lastly, as a busy piano teacher, I’m always looking for new teaching materials for my students for their piano lessons in Portland. Here are a couple places to pick up piano music and supplies in the city:

1) For piano sheet music, I recommend heading to Portland Music Company located at 531 SE Martin Luther King Blvd. http://www.portlandmusiccompany.com/index.php

2) Secondly, I often tell my students that everything you need to know about playing piano can be found in the recordings of great artists. There are many fine brick and mortar record shops in Portland, and one of the oldest is Music Millennium, located at 3158 E. Burnside St. You can find piano music in all styles on vinyl, CD, or digital download.

I’ve barely scratched the surface for the available piano resources that Portland, Oregon has to offer, but I think this is a good start. Best of luck in your piano lessons in Portland, and enjoy the many opportunities this great city has to offer!

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