Portland Guitar Lessons!


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!

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  • Fabian Galindo

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    Peter West

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    Cynthia Clements

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  • Tyler Wilcox

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    Tyler Wilcox

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    Char 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!

    Shannon G

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    Emily Lucas

    I have been taking lessons with Rick for almost a year. He is a wonderful musician and teacher. He is... read more

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  • Justine 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 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

    Dat 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 more

    Nick Garcia

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    John Lewis

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  • The Scratchkin

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    Alexis Andrews

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    Casey Emmerling

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  • 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

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  • 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

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    Chris Kurtz

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  • Charlie Presti

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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


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