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William A offers piano lessons in Portland, OR

William A

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...I have taught privately for 10 years. I have worked with a variety of ages. I am also quite active as a church pianist and an accompanist for school choirs. ... Read More

Chad H offers piano lessons in Portland, OR

Chad H

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...I have loved music as long as I can remember. As a child, I started taking piano lessons as soon as I could. I have learned a lot in the last five years of giving private lessons, and I continue to learn with each lesson. ... Read More

Kyle S offers piano lessons in Portland, OR

Kyle S

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...I started teaching music lessons in after school programs when I was ten and fell totally in love. I continued to do this for many years driving to neighboring towns, volunteering at church youth groups and local Boys and Girls Club all around my hometown. ... Read More

Lee E offers piano lessons in Portland, OR

Lee E

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...I graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education in May of 2013. I have been fortunate enough to play the guitar and piano in numerous musical outfits for the past ten years, having been featured on such festivals as the Warped Tour Festival, Music Fest North West, andThe Fest in Gainesville Florida.... Read More

Emily L offers piano lessons in Portland, OR

Emily L

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...Then I introduce more complicated process and ideas into the mix, while allowing the students to find out their own voices. I can't prescribe one way of teaching to differnet people, therefore I won't until I get to meet that student! :) An avid lover of dance and yoga, I incorporate lots of movement games, body work, and breathing exercises in my lessons.... Read More

Daniel R offers piano lessons in Portland, OR

Daniel R

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...I like the aphorism by British guitarist and educator Robert Fripp "We begin where we are". It means to me that at any given point we are all beginners.... Read More

Sarah G offers piano lessons in Portland, OR

Sarah G

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...I tend to emphasize piano theory and lots and LOTS of practice for my methods I link to success. Piano theory and understanding the circle of fifths and chords with their relative minors, etcetera are extremely important as building blocks to a good knowledge base, especially if you'll be composing.... Read More

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