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Get Private Music Lessons
in Portland, OR

The Music Teachers Network is designed to connect you with top music teachers serving homes in and around Portland, OR.  If you seek private music lessons for beginners, kids music lessons, or music lessons in a local studio we can help. Simply submit your request for the instrument of your choice and we will match you with amazing instructors near you.


3 Great Reasons to Find Your Music Teacher with Us

We offer the best Portland, OR music instructors at great prices all in one location.  It’s easy and requires no obligation.  We just want to make a good match for you and the instructor.


lesson_number_1 Top Portland Music Teachers

We connect you with top music teachers around Portland that wish to help you and your family reach your musical education goals.  Most of these teachers have advanced degrees in music and years of teaching expertise to keep lessons fun and fresh.  They have so much to share with you and your children, not only about music, but also about what it takes to become an expert in a chosen craft.


lesson_number_2 Great Prices

In our Network, independent instructors and music studios determine their own rates for lessons and retain all of their earnings.  This results in MUCH better pricing for you, AND higher compensation for them – a win-win.  Simply select the Portland professional that best suits your family’s personality and budget.


lesson_number_3 It’s Easy

If you’re serious about getting started with private music lessons, just complete the lesson request form to the right.  Feel free to be specific in the open text field about what you are looking for.  Portland area instructors and studios will review your request, and respond to your Music Teachers Network account.  You can then pre-screen the music teachers that appeal to you.


More About Music Lessons

Example Lesson Summary:

“I gave Jack his lesson first today.  We started by going back and playing a few older songs, and focusing on all the dynamics to get used to the sound of their new piano. He did a nice job of playing the dynamics, which wasn’t easy because the previous keyboard did not have weighted keys. We then looked at the bicycle song from last week and then went 12 bars into the Harry Potter theme from his other book. Blake went next and we looked a through some of the past songs to get used to the feel of the new keyboard again. He really enjoyed reading the melodies from the book, and did very well associating the numbers with his fingers.  Soon he will be reading music.  We ended with ear training, which he always enjoys.” 


But I Saw In-Home Music Lessons in Portland Online for $20 an Hour…

In Portland, if you are looking for elementary music lessons or private music lessons, we HIGHLY recommend you review the services of several instructors or studios before you commit to regular lessons to ensure the music teacher is proven. The first music teacher is the most important because they set the stage for proper form and method from the beginning. Get started with your quality music lessons in Portland, OR today!



    I tried three instructors before calling The Music Teachers Network. None of them hold a candle to our new teacher. She is on time, the kids love her and I'm comfortable with her in my home. Thank you.
    - Amy S., WA


    My 5-yo daughter Paige has really taken to her new teacher. What a difference a slight increase in pay makes. We were so happy with our selection and highly recommend this service for music lessons.
    - Katie O., CA


    I remember taking music lessons when I was in prep school. Now, after many years of working and raising a family - I'm finally back to it. It's never too late for music!
    - Jane Y., FL


    I'm just so happy someone we liked actually got back to us. It seemed like most of the people we wanted from online profiles never returned our calls. We had no idea it could be so time consuming to find music lessons. Wish we'd come here first.
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    Each lesson is tailor made to each individual's desires and goals.

What Happens In Lessons?

  • Melissa did very well paying attention and learning new things this week. In her lesson, we worked through several pages of music theory, learned the right hand to part B of Fur Elise, worked on playing legato through a tricky section of Little Playmates, and practiced the first part of Chant Arabe. We also practiced transposing music. Melissa successfully played through Little Playmates in the keys of C, G, F, and D. She even figured out part of it in the key of G flat. Very impressive, Melissa! Great job. :-)

    6 year old Piano Student
    Cumming, GA

  • Courtney got her new books today. Before we went on to the new ones I talked to her about how to analyze chord structures. She did well with this concept and it helped give her an idea of how to play Novela. Courtney did some review theory in the new book too. This week Courtney should practice Rage Over A Lost Penny and Glad Cat Rag.

    12 year old Piano Student
    Park Ridge, IL

  • Heidi and I reviewed the G major linear scale and did it in thirds. We then went over the G major triads and 7th chords. We finished by learning the A section to "Michele".

    15 year old Guitar Student
    Northbrook, IL

  • We worked on the C Major scales, and I introduced her to the arpeggio, its fingerings. I assigned her the C Major scale in 4 8ves and the arpeggios in 3 8ves. After that, we moved onto the Chopin, which is getting better. We worked on dynamics, and how to make the piece make sense, trying to portray a story behind it to give it meaning. That made her more excited to play the piece, rather than just playing it. Afterwards we moved on to the Bach, which she's doing well at. It's uneven in some spaces, but overall it's good. To fix the unevenness, I'm having her play the piece in different rhythms, with emphasis on various parts of the beat.

    14 year old Piano Student
    Plano, TX

  • Amanda and I reviewed our scales. We then learned the Bb pentatonic and compared it to the C# (Db) pentatonic scale. After learning these we improvised over the changes to "Blue Monk" and learned the first 6 bars of the head.

    5 year old Piano Student
    Chicago, IL

  • Claudia and I made some great progress in sight reading and scales today. I assigned the 1-7 C scale, hands together, and p. 51 and 52 in the Faber.

    Madeline and I really stressed rhythm and note values in her new songs, and again in Snake Charmer. Assigned are Snake Charmer (speed and precision) and p. 4 and 5. We will begin Hanon exercises next week.

    8 & 11 year old Piano Students
    Pacific Palisades, CA

  • Calista is doing great! She is making fantastic progress in her note reading. She is working on reading by looking at all the notes this week. Lexie is doing great as well with learning the Bass Clef C position notes. Jackson is awesome at sight reading. He is working on 5th intervals this week. Lucas is persistent with his counting! He is working on adding in dynamics and holding his rests while still counting their value.

    12 & 12 & 10 & 8 year old Piano Students
    Arlington, VA

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