Hey Portland! I’m Rick Klaras, and I want to teach you to play guitar.
Portland Guitar, Bass, and Uke Lessons
Take lessons from me, and you’ll learn to play the guitar, bass, or ukulele, 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 musical literacy and strong fundamentals.
Learn From the Best
I’ve been playing guitar for nearly 30 years, and I have more than a decade of experience teaching guitar lessons. I’m proud (and grateful) to have fifty 5-star Google reviews and counting. I currently have openings for beginning and intermediate guitar, bass, and ukulele 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 Take Guitar Lessons!
Just to let you know, I’m taking the COVID-19 pandemic really seriously. That’s why I’m currently offering guitar lessons exclusively via video chat. When it feels safe to do so, we’ll resume lessons in my Southeast Portland studio.
It’s a really great time to learn to play the guitar and give yourself a fun and rewarding artistic outlet!
Get in Touch for a Free Intro Lesson!
- Liza Springgate
Rick is a great guitar teacher! He is positive and encouraging. Also, prompt and organized. My 12 year old son... read moreA Google User
Rick is a great guitar teacher! He is positive and encouraging. Also, prompt and organized. My 12 year old son... read moreC J
My 8 yr old had been playing guitar for two years prior to meeting Rick. Her skills and enthusiasm for... read more
- A Google User
My 8 yr old had been playing guitar for two years prior to meeting Rick. Her skills and enthusiasm for... read moreJeff Harlan
After reading all the other glowing reviews that Rick has received over the years/months/weeks, I can personally vouch for them.... read moreFabian 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 more
- 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 moreTyler Wilcox
Rick is an absolute pleasure to learn from. I always hesitated to pay to learn when you have the internet... 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!
- Shannon G
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 moreEmily Lucas
I have been taking lessons with Rick for almost a year. He is a wonderful musician and teacher. He is... read more
- Jami 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 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 more
- Wayne 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 morerr knude
Been taking lessons as a beginner guitarist for a few months with Rick,he’s an excellent teacher,highly recommend
- Audrey 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 moreN
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 moreJulee 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 more
- John 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 moreAlexis Andrews
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 morepam 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 more
- Vision 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 moreRobyn & 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
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 moreCharlotte 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 moreRichard 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 moreMya 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 more