Portland Guitar Lessons!

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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  • Char Aubrey

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    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!

  • Shannon G

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    Emily Lucas

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    I’m retired and have time to take guitar lessons. I’m so glad to have found Rick to teach me. He... read more

  • Wayne Skall

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    Andrew Ashley

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    rr knude

    Been taking lessons as a beginner guitarist for a few months with Rick,he’s an excellent teacher,highly recommend

  • Audrey Marie

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    Shannon 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 more

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    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 more

    Nick Garcia

    I'm 41 years old and just decided this year that I wanted to learn guitar. I had no musical... read more

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    The Scratchkin

    If you're in the market for a super rad guitar teacher, check out Rick. My son, Quinton, loves him. Rick... read more

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    Taking guitar lessons from Rick has been a great experience. His lessons are a highlight of my week, as he... read more

  • Casey 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 more

    Lisa Calgaro

    I took lessons from Rick for a couple of years. Rick was always very patient, knowledgeable, and fun! What I... read more

  • Vision 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 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 more

  • Alice Wright

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    Ellen West

    Rick is a rad teacher!
    After a few months of failing to teach myself guitar, I started taking lessons from...
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    Charlotte Champ

    My daughter took ukulele from Rick for 6 months, in that time the improvement was amazing due to the fact... read more

  • Abigail 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 more

  • katy 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 more

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    Rick has a rare combination - a highly skilled guitarist AND a special teacher. He truly listens, takes notes,... read more

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  • Al Bayme

    Rick is an excellent teacher. Scheduling: Prompt responses and flexible regarding scheduling.Lessons: He tailors the lessons and content... read more

    Kelly 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

    Dave Pell

    Howdy,I'm a beginner guitarist who has been taking lessons from Rick for a while now. He's a very relaxed, skilled,... read more

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    I've been taking guitar lessons from Rick on and off for a while now. His versatility as a musician really... read more

    Tony Iacone

    In the few lessons that I did have with Rick, I learned more about the intricacies involved in creative and... read more

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