Hey Portland! I’m Rick Klaras, and I want to teach you to play guitar.
Portland Guitar Lessons
Take lessons from me, and you’ll learn to play the guitar, but you’ll also learn how music works! Plus, you’ll have a ton of fun!
I’ll teach you to play the music you love and help you develop strong musical literacy and fundamentals.
Learn From the Best
I’ve been playing guitar for nearly 30 years, and I have more than a decade of teaching experience. At last count, I’m proud (and grateful) to have fifty 5-star reviews on Google. I am now accepting beginning and intermediate students of all ages.
I teach all styles of rock, blues, folk, country, pop, funk, music theory, improvisation, songwriting, standard notation, musical arrangement, and more!
It’s a Great Time to Learn Guitar!
Just to let you know, I’m taking the COVID-19 pandemic really seriously. That’s why I’m currently only offering lessons via video chat. When it feels safe to do so, we’ll resume lessons in my backyard studio.
In the meantime, it’s a really great time to learn the guitar and give yourself a fun artistic outlet!
Get in Touch for a Free Intro Lesson!
- Fabian Galindo
I'd like to say that Rick is an amazing musician and teacher.
It's been ~1 year that I've taken lessons with... read morePeter West
I can't say enough about Rick and Learn Guitar PDX. After not playing the guitar for over 15 years, I... read moreCynthia Clements
Taking lessons with Rick has been great! I've been going once a week for a little over a year... read more
- Tyler Wilcox
Rick is an absolute pleasure to learn from. I always hesitated to pay to learn when you have the internet... read moreTyler Wilcox
Rick is an absolute pleasure to learn from. I always hesitated to pay to learn when you have the internet... read moreChar Aubrey
Rick has been an incredible teacher to our teenage son! He's patient, encouraging, skilled and keeps his students engaged. We... read more
- Amy Getman
My 11 year son loves Rick! He says he’s a great teacher and easy to understand !Andrew Johnson
Rick is super with our son, patient instructor with attention to detail!
Also, flexible and helpful with scheduling. Recommendation without reservation!
Rick Klaras is the greatest! Our 11yo son is learning to play the ukulele with Rick and is thoroughly enjoying... read more
- Katharine Reiner van der Hoorn
Rick is so special. He is an amazing, thoughtful, caring person, who happens to be an amazing guitar teacher. He... read moreEmily Lucas
I have been taking lessons with Rick for almost a year. He is a wonderful musician and teacher. He is... read moreJami Ferraris
My daughter has been taking lessons with Rick for some time now, and it's been a great experience! Rick is... read more
- Justine Jephson
I've been getting lessons from Rick for about a year now and it's been a great experience. I had... read moreMonica Faricy
I’m retired and have time to take guitar lessons. I’m so glad to have found Rick to teach me. He... read moreWayne Skall
I have loved music since the Sixties but I have never been a musician until lately. A few years ago... read more
- Andrew Ashley
I’ve been taking lessons from Rick for a few months now. Overall he’s a great teacher with lots of patience.... read morerr knude
Been taking lessons as a beginner guitarist for a few months with Rick,he’s an excellent teacher,highly recommendAudrey Marie
Rick has been teaching my daughter to play guitar for almost two years. She sometimes goes to the lesson a... read more
- Shannon Miller
Rick had been teaching our 11 year old daughter for over a year. She has made a lot of progress... read moreN
Rick is knowledgeable, talented and a natural at teaching. He’s a good listener and knows how to adjust to an... read moreDat Nguyen
Rick doesn't rush me to the dead corner if I can't play the thing. He's nice and supportive. I feel... read more
- Julee Welch
I fully echo the positive reviews others have left. Rick has been nothing but patient and encouraging since I... read moreNick Garcia
I'm 41 years old and just decided this year that I wanted to learn guitar. I had no musical... read moreJohn Lewis
I have been taking lessons for over a year with Rick and he has been superb! He has always... read more
- The Scratchkin
If you're in the market for a super rad guitar teacher, check out Rick. My son, Quinton, loves him. Rick... read moreAlexis Andrews
Taking guitar lessons from Rick has been a great experience. His lessons are a highlight of my week, as he... read moreCasey Emmerling
Rick is an extremely knowledgeable, patient and helpful guitar teacher. He breaks down the theory in a way that makes... read more
- pam kunse
Great teachers! A fun and positve environment making it easy to learn and grow. We've been taking lessons from Joel... read moreLisa Calgaro
I took lessons from Rick for a couple of years. Rick was always very patient, knowledgeable, and fun! What I... read moreVision Kz
My 12 year old has been learning guitar from Rick for over a year now and he has learned quite... read more
- Eric Lozano
Rick is clear, attentive and goal oriented. I'm an adult student with a busy life. And on those weeks when... read moreRobyn & Josh Alper
Rick has been an amazing guitar teacher for our teenage daughter, and we're so happy we found him! Each... read moreAlice Wright
Rick has been teaching guitar to our teen son for a couple of years, and I would definitely recommend him.... read more
- Ellen West
Rick is a rad teacher!
After a few months of failing to teach myself guitar, I started taking lessons from... read moreCharlotte Champ
My daughter took ukulele from Rick for 6 months, in that time the improvement was amazing due to the fact... read moreAbigail Susik
Rick is an incredible teacher and a very nice person! I highly recommend lessons with Rick.
- Mathew Williams
Been taking lessons for nearly a year now. Rick is always very patient, knowledgeable, and friendly. He is willing to... read moreRichard Miller
Rick has been such a wonderful instructor to my daughter, who expressed interest in learning ukulele but who was nervous... read morekaty black
I have taken classes with Rick for the last 6 or so months. Going into it I was fully prepared... read more
- Mya Root
My daughter is 11 and takes lessons with Rick. We could not be happier with the lessons! His communication style... read moreadam chully
I've taken lessons from Rick for almost two years now and he is a great guy and an amazing teacher.... read moreChris Kurtz
Rick has a rare combination - a highly skilled guitarist AND a special teacher. He truly listens, takes notes,... read more
- Charlie Presti
Rick is an amazing guitar teacher. He crafts lessons to suit your style and experience, and does an excellent... read moreGrace Kali
Rick is a gifted teacher, offering structure to the student's musical interest with a relaxed approach and genuine enthusiasm for... read moreAl Bayme
Rick is an excellent teacher. Scheduling: Prompt responses and flexible regarding scheduling.Lessons: He tailors the lessons and content... read more