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Guitar Classes Gresham OR

See below to find local guitar classes in Gresham that give access to instruction on guitar for beginners, blue guitar basics, fingerstyle guitar basics, intermediate acoustic techniques, and lead guitar basics, as well as advice and content on bass guitar classes and more.

Joyce A.
(877) 231-8505
Cedar Street
Fairview, OR
Subjects
Opera Voice, Guitar, Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 70
Specialties
Vocal technique and vocal polyphony
Education
National Conservatory of Music of Panama - Vocal Poliphony - 1994-1997 (completed)
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Justin Price
6305 SE Aldercrest Ct
Milwaukie, OR
Instruments
Electric Bass, Guitar
Styles
Blues, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$35
Years of Experience
2 Years

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Paul S.
(877) 231-8505
SE BOISE ST
Portland, OR
Subjects
Guitar, Drums
Ages Taught
12 to 18
Specialties
While I specialize in rock, experimental, electronic, noise, popular, folk, and art music, I do know some jazz. In order to pass my guitar jury to graduate with a B.A. in music, I had to demonstrate knowledge of all basic major and minor triads plus dominant, minor, major, half-diminished and fully diminished 7th chords. Additionally, 2-octave major and minor scales in 6 positions, in broken thirds and triad patterns were required, along with four memorized pieces within the jazz genre. The b…
Education
Moorhead State University - Music - 1996-2002 (Bachelor's degree received) Portland State University - Education: Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary Language Arts - 2008-2010
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Nathan H.
(877) 231-8505
N Overlook Terrace
Portland, OR
Subjects
Music Theory, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in Classical Guitar, and I prefer to use the Aaron Shearer guitar method books to teach beginners proper technique and to read music. I am also extremely proficient in other styles, including Rock and Blues.
Education
University of Idaho - Music - 2005-2009 (Bachelor's degree received) North Idaho College - General - 2002-2004 (Associate degree received)
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Lisa N.
(877) 231-8505
SW. Maverick Terrace
Beaverton, OR
Subjects
Bass Guitar, Music Performance, Guitar, Singing, Songwriting
Ages Taught
5 to 65
Specialties
Beginning to intermediate Guitar Voice and Bass lessons
Education
Portland Community - Music Major - 2010 (complete) Portland State - Masters Music Major - 2012 (not complete)
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Jeremy N.
(877) 231-8505
SE Reedway St
Portland, OR
Subjects
Drums, Music Theory, Songwriting, Music Recording, Music Performance, Guitar, Piano, Percussion, Bass Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 50
Specialties
Drum: beg to adv Piano: beg to adv Guitar and bass: beg to inter Piano: I teach a method that my father--a professional music teacher in the Phoenix valley--has developed for 37 years which includes original exercises, music and books by Pace, Noona, Faber, Minsky and more. Drums: I developed a creative approach to drumming incorporating reading from the beginning. I use Syncopation by Ted Reed and the Breeze Easy methods to start. Also have play along CD's and playlists. Guitar: I took lesso…
Education
Univ of Arizona - Music - 08/1992-06/1997 (Bachelor's degree received) Univ of Arizona - Music - 08/2001-06/2003 (Master's degree received)
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Lukas S.
(877) 231-8505
SE Cesar e Chavez Blvd,
Portland, OR
Subjects
Drums, Music Theory, Guitar
Ages Taught
8 to 50
Specialties
I can teach drum charts to those looking to start reading, or also by ear, which is how I mostly learned. However, I also am knowledgeable in music theory from my studies as an undergrad, and could apply that to my guitar lessons.
Education
Wheaton College MA - Music - Fall 2006-Spring 2010 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Landon S.
(877) 231-8505
Se 8th Ave
Portland, OR
Subjects
Cello, Classical Guitar, Organ, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Music Theory, Drums, Guitar, Singing, Music Performance, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Bass Guitar, Piano, Music Recording
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Blues Guitar, Folk Guitar, Composition.
Education
Westmont College - Music - 2005-2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
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David P.
(877) 231-8505
N Yale Street
Portland, OR
Subjects
Songwriting, Music Theory, Guitar, Trombone, Music Performance
Ages Taught
6 to 99
Specialties
I try to tailor my lesson plans to the musical interests of the student while focusing on music theory and pedagogy.
Education
Simsbury High School - - August 2000-June 2004 (High School diploma received) Hofstra University - Music - August 2004-May 2008 (Bachelor's degree received)
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4/4 School of Music - Clackamas
(503) 303-8939
11812 SE Sunnyside Rd
Clackamas, OR
 
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The Art Of Practicing

The Art Of Practicing
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

I have always believed that success, in practically any subject you can think of, is a direct result of "clear thinking". That is, the ability to understand very clearly what needs to be achieved and the action to set about surmounting very necessary hurdles in order to reach those goals. Less than successful people are either not clear in their goals or for one reason or another give up along the way. It's leveling that rough terrain, along with a clearly defined end result in mind that will get you there in the end. The success roadmap might go something like this:

Visualize goal => Surmount problems => Score

Sounds simple doesn't it? However, this clear thinking is all very well but it's usually the thought required before step 1 (visualization) that causes problems. Very often the goal does not manifest in mind because the process is so overwhelming.

And so it is with practicing the guitar, or any instrument for that matter. In more laymen's terms it's more like "What the hell should I be practicing?".

Practice is a constant struggle for many people. There is so much to learn and often so little time to allocate to it. For the jazz musician, clear thinking can be as simple as "I really like that Charlie Parker 2, 5 - how does he do that?". Then transcribing the line, practicing it in all keys and working the phrase into your own vocabulary. The 'score' as I like to call it is the ability to work it in to your own playing. I want to talk a little about that in a minute.

First, I think the most important thing to talk about is how to make best use of your practice time. There was a time when I started playing where I used to sit in my room and allocate 15 minutes to practicing scales and arpeggios, 10 minutes on technique exercises, 20 minutes on sight reading and 1/2 an hour on practicing my classical guitar repertoire. Why? because my teacher told me I had to. Years later once I started to study jazz guitar on my own I didn't feel the need to be practicing this way. It wasn't really benefiting me fully. I started to have my own goals in mind that I wanted to reach. I wanted to learn to play like one or two of my heroes, but more importantly because I liked what they played. Even more under the microscope were certain melodic lines and licks that tweaked my ear and fueled me to transcribe or simply copy the way they phrased or 'felt' a phrase. Once I clearly had in mind what I wanted to achieve I could go about achieving it - I knew what I had to do.

It's important to sit down to practice and be really clear about what you are going to do during that practice time. Now, one thing that helped me tremendously was when I made a huge commitment to scheduled practicing. In other words, deciding that every single day, no matter what, I would sit down and dedicate exactly one hour...

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