Private Guitar Lessons in Portland

Welcome to the Eliason School of Music—the best place to learn to play guitar. We provide private guitar lessons in Portland, Oregon, for both acoustic and electric guitar students. Our instructors utilize the Suzuki method combined with more traditional note-reading techniques.

What Makes Guitar Lessons At The Eliason School Of Music So Unique?

Our Suzuki method teaches students how to learn music quickly, it develops their ear for music, and it is a lot of fun! We combine this method in our guitar lessons with a gradual plan of note reading so over time students develop both skills of playing by ear as well as reading music.

Another benefit of Suzuki instruction is that when you play songs that you have memorized by ear you can more easily pay attention to posture and proper form. This helps students to develop strong, positive habits of play and these habits continue to work correctly over time as more note reading is developed.

What Type Of Music Lessons Are Your Looking For From Our Music School?

You could be learning folk songs or the classical works of Bach, or perhaps you are working on a Beatles song or a cool new pop tune on the electric guitar. At the Eliason School of Music in Portland, OR you get to learn what you want to play and we teach the proper techniques to support you!

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Why Should You Get Guitar Lessons At The Eliason School Of Music In Portland?

  1. Complete Instruction. A fun, unique method that combines note reading with playing by ear, allowing learning to happen naturally and with ease.
  2. Experience. All of our guitar instructors have degrees in Music and at least seven years of experience.
  3. Choice. Learn what you want to on the guitar. Lessons in Classical, Pop, Jazz, and more.
  4. Performing Opportunities with free recitals twice per year.
  5. Top-Rated Guitar Lessons Provider. We are awarded “Best of Thumbtack” and a 5 star Google rating.
  6. Low Pressure. Try a guitar lesson before you enroll, stop at any time.
  7. Convenient. We are close by and we also have in-home private lessons available.

About Our Guitar Lessons Portland

Students of all ages can register for private guitar lessons at the Eliason School of music. However, we recommend that students younger than 5 ½ begin with the piano or the violin.

At the age of 5 ½, students can begin lessons in our guitar program. We recommend students begin learning to play on an acoustic guitar. Most instruction in our program is founded on classical technique and play; however, we teach other styles such as blues and jazz.

All of our teachers at our school in Portland design lesson plans designed to meet your individual needs and teach you music that inspires you to play.