Best Guitar Lessons in Portland, OR

Handpicked from 126 vetted & reviewed Guitar Coaching studios in the Portland area, discover the top 5 standout choices among the selected group of 24 finalists.

Jonathan Barker Guitar Lessons

Jonathan Barker Guitar Lessons

(40)
  • Musician
  • Professional
  • Material
“He understands the many different aspects of what it means to be a musician, and cultivates them all through his very comprehensive teaching method, a method that encourages the understanding of the nuts and bolts of music theory, but also the play o...”
In Business Since 2003
Accepts No credit cards
4335 NE 69th Ave, Portland, OR
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Rock Dojo: Online Guitar Lessons For Kids

Rock Dojo: Online Guitar Lessons For Kids

(50)
Music Lessons & Instruction School
“I decided to attend my son's classes with Brian right from the start (we've done 4 classes so far) and I was amazed at the level of detail, insight but most of all, FUN that the Rock Dojo provides.”
In Business Since 2014
Family Business
Average Price Tag
5605 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR
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Eliason School of Music

Eliason School of Music

(27)
Music Lessons & Instruction School
“Playing by ear is great but if you do not know how to read what your playing your missing a big part of the music your playing as well as opening the door to many more pieces to play on the spot.”
Average Price Tag
In Business Since 2012
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
Coupons & Offers
2929 SW Multnomah Blvd UNIT 101, Portland, OR
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Rose City Guitar Company

Rose City Guitar Company

(50)
  • Feel
  • Practice
  • Concert
“I was taking classes with Samantha, who is a joy to work with and super knowledgeable, and in a pretty short period of time she had helped me to learn new ways to think about how I was playing, fix errors in my technique, and help expand my knowledge...”
In Business Since 2020
Free Initial Consultation
2724 E Burnside St, Portland, OR
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Learn Guitar PDX

Learn Guitar PDX

(50)
  • Musician
  • Motivated
  • Beginner
“It doesn't matter for how long I was stuck in an exercise or how long it took me to understand something, he takes a step back and explains you as many times as needed with the same patience as he did the first time.”
In Business Since 2011
11241 SE Flavel St, Portland, OR
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Minimum Overall Score
98 (100)
Minimum Reputation Rank
98.1 Percentile
All of our award winners are based on identifiable facts - reviews, performance, and experience - collected by scientific means. We use this data to assess each business’s essential features, weighting them according to their importance to customers.
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Portland Guitar Academy

Portland Guitar Academy

(50)
  • Musician
  • Goals
  • Chords
“In the 10 or so months that I've been learning from Sybil (the amazing, badass, and wickedly talented owner and teacher of Portland Guitar Academy), my guitar playing has evolved so much more than I honestly thought or imagined it could.”
In Business Since 2011
811 SE Main St #107, Portland, OR
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Piano Lessons Portland

Piano Lessons Portland

(13)
  • Blues
  • Classical
  • Knowledge
“I also wanted to mention that when seeking for teachers in my local area it was not a good experience so when Norm reached out to me during my search I was grateful because it seemed to me that not many piano teachers teach adults although they seeme...”
In Business Since 2008
Remote Consultations Available
Licensed, BBB Rating: A+
6143 SE Harney St, Portland, OR
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Milshap Music

Milshap Music

(30)
  • Musician
  • Skilled
  • Knows
“He's patient, focused, and goes the extra mile to transcribe a tricky solo or provide an audio file of a riff at 75% normal tempo so you can really hear and practice what's going on.”
In Business Since 2015
3225 SE 84th Ave, Portland, OR
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Music Together of Portland

Music Together of Portland

(1)
Education
“My son loves these interactive, highly social classes!”
In Business Since 2006
Transparent Fees & Pricing
Licensed, BBB Rating: A+
1820 NE 21st Ave, Portland, OR
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Montavilla Guitar Studio

Montavilla Guitar Studio

(7)
“Being new to doing this kind of group class over Zoom, I was surprised at how deftly information was handled both over audio and onscreen, integrating song recordings and tablature pdf's as well as Alex's verbal instructions.”
In Business Since 2015
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
Licensed, BBB Rating: A+
7828D SE Stark St, Portland, OR
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Kyle Smith Guitar Lessons

Kyle Smith Guitar Lessons

(19)
  • Theory
  • Guitar Player
  • Knowledge
“Though I have been playing guitar for many years, and with a number of bands, I am learning much more about the instrument and how to improved both my understanding and playing through lessons with Kyle Smith.”
In Business Since 2006
Transparent Fees & Pricing
3542 NE 105th Ave, Portland, OR
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Forte Music School

Forte Music School

(3)
“Teachers are very professional, and their approach unique - how they have students record their pieces.”
In Business Since 2005
Accepts Cash, Check, Invoicing available
Licensed, BBB Rating: A+
15280 NW Central Dr #103, Portland, OR
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Backbeat Music Academy

Backbeat Music Academy

(20)
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Knowledge
“I went from having zero experience playing music to being able to decipher sheet music -I had no idea there was such a thing for drums-and having a blast playing a variety of genres.”
In Business Since 2018
4770 SW 76th Ave, Portland, OR
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Solomon Guitar Studio

Solomon Guitar Studio

(19)
Specialty School, Art School
“The owner, Matt, paired me with Adam, a skilled teacher and professional musician, under whose thoughtful tutelage I have made more progress in that time than in decades of noodling around trying to learn on my own.”
In Business Since 2014
Accepts Check
15188 NW Central Dr UNIT 218, Portland, OR
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Portland Guitar Lessons

Portland Guitar Lessons

(10)
Art School, Specialty School
“I've moved away from his area, and I regret that I no longer have him as a teaching resource, but he did great things for me in directing me to advance in my guitar playing.”
In Business Since 2019
Transparent Fees & Pricing
6215 SE 53rd Ave, Portland, OR
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Maxime Tanti Guitar Lessons

Maxime Tanti Guitar Lessons

(17)
  • Theory
  • Play
  • Teaching
“He quickly helped fill in some major gaps in my theoretical knowledge and guided me toward new and exciting approaches to improvisation and fretboard understanding.”
In Business Since 2016
6725 NE Wygant St, Portland, OR
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Resound NW: A Place To Sing

Resound NW: A Place To Sing

(13)
Music Lessons & Instruction School, Performing Arts School, Live Music Venue
“It's been wonderful to listen to and support other singers and musicians through the song studios and school concerts whether it's their first performance or thousandth.”
In Business Since 2012
Transparent Fees & Pricing
Below Average Price Tag
1532 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR
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New Verse Guitar & Bass Studio

New Verse Guitar & Bass Studio

(12)
Specialty School, School
“I have had a few guitars teachers before starting lessons with Cameron at New Verse Lessons a year ago and his teaching style has allowed me to get the most out of my lessons and practice time as compared to previous instructors.”
In Business Since 2003
Transparent Fees & Pricing
Average Price Tag
833 SE Main St, Portland, OR
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Lydian Music Studios

Lydian Music Studios

(11)
Music Lessons & Instruction School, Performance & Event Venue
“He can coach in all genres (we've done rock to jazz to opera) and has a deep knowledge of different techniques needed when singing in different styles.”
In Business Since 2021
Transparent Fees & Pricing
Music lessons and rehearsal space in, 3574 SE Division St, Portland, OR
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Alberta Street Music School

Alberta Street Music School

(15)
  • To Learn
  • Skills
  • Son
“I decided that I had invested in the instrument so it's at least worth trying lessons once and if I hate it then I just won't go back, so I reached out.”
In Business Since 2020
4931 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR
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Keys to Life Music School

Keys to Life Music School

(5)
  • Piano
  • Summer
“Also, as part of the school's approach, kids will have the chance to experience what it is like to play alongside professional musicians in public settings that will provide long lasting benefits to their confidence and ability to work as part of a t...”
In Business Since 2008
Remote Consultations Available
Transparent Fees & Pricing
1625 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR
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True Voice PDX

True Voice PDX

(13)
Musician
“Ever since I started lessons, I was encouraged to step out of my shell and have learned to get over my stage fright and have been getting comfortable with listening to my voice!”
In Business Since 2009
4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR
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Yamhill Piano and Violin Studio

Yamhill Piano and Violin Studio

(21)
  • Skilled
  • Music Teacher
  • Learning
“Din does an excellent job building rapport with his students and finding out their strengths in order to inspire them to play music that they find interesting.”
In Business Since 2021
9004 SE Yamhill St, Portland, OR
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Rod Ewald Guitar Lessons

Rod Ewald Guitar Lessons

(21)
  • Interests
  • Understand
  • Theory
“In the course of me playing with him, I have had the opportunity to see him play alongside some talented folks, and I understand that whether he is playing with a first-timer or a seasoned musician, he just loves what he does and in turn motivates hi...”
In Business Since 2005
1720 NW Lovejoy St, Portland, OR
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Guitar Tutoring Services in Portland, OR Cost Estimates

Minimum cost
$94
Maximum cost
$497
National Average
$162
Avg Per Hour Rates
$73
$125
$311
Fair price range is based on 539 cost profiles
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Average Cost $162
Minimum cost $94
Maximum cost $497
Avg Per Hour Rates $73

Fair range $125 to $311 is based on 539 cost profiles.

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