Hey Portland! We’re Rick and Joel, and we want to teach you to play guitar.
Portland Guitar Lessons
We offer guitar lessons customized to your individual musical goals and interests. Take lessons with us, and you’ll be surprised at how much fun learning the guitar can be.
Learn From the Best
Between the two of us, we’ve been playing guitar for more than 40 years, and we have nearly two decades of teaching experience. We are now accepting students of all ages and skill levels.
We teach all styles of rock, blues, folk, country, pop, reggae, funk, music theory, improvisation, songwriting, standard notation, arrangement, and more!
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- Peter 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
- Char Aubrey
Rick has been an incredible teacher to our teenage son! He's patient, encouraging, skilled and keeps his students engaged. We... read moreAmy 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 moreKatharine 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 more
- Emily 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 moreJustine Jephson
I've been getting lessons from Rick for about a year now and it's been a great experience. I had... read more
- Monica 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 moreAndrew Ashley
I’ve been taking lessons from Rick for a few months now. Overall he’s a great teacher with lots of patience.... read more
- rr 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 moreShannon Miller
Rick had been teaching our 11 year old daughter for over a year. She has made a lot of progress... read more
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 moreJulee Welch
I fully echo the positive reviews others have left. Rick has been nothing but patient and encouraging since I... read more
- Nick 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 moreThe Scratchkin
If you're in the market for a super rad guitar teacher, check out Rick. My son, Quinton, loves him. Rick... read more
- Alexis 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 morepam kunse
Great teachers! A fun and positve environment making it easy to learn and grow. We've been taking lessons from Joel... read more
- Lisa 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 moreEric Lozano
Rick is clear, attentive and goal oriented. I'm an adult student with a busy life. And on those weeks when... read more
- Robyn & 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 moreEllen West
Rick is a rad teacher!
After a few months of failing to teach myself guitar, I started taking lessons from... read more
- Charlotte 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 more
- Richard 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 moreMya Root
My daughter is 11 and takes lessons with Rick. We could not be happier with the lessons! His communication style... read more
- adam 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 moreCharlie Presti
Rick is an amazing guitar teacher. He crafts lessons to suit your style and experience, and does an excellent... read more
- Grace 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 moreKelly Lincoln
I've been working with Rick for about 6 months now and I couldn't speak more highly of him as a... read more