Best Private Piano Teachers in Portland
Craft Music Portland is a premier provider of professional piano instruction. Our team of highly skilled and experienced teachers offer in-home and online lessons to students of all levels, from beginners to advanced players. We are proud to have a deep bench of teachers who are not only accomplished educators, but also active musicians in the industry, some of whom have even won awards for their craft. Whether you're in Portland, Oregon, or the surrounding areas, we have the perfect piano teacher for you.
Browse our teachers' bios to find your dream instructor today.
Meet Jonah, a talented and accomplished piano instructor who specializes in classical, jazz, funk, rock, and other groove-based and improvisational music. He began his piano journey at the age of 8, and in high school, he discovered his love for jazz when introduced to Thelonius Monk. Jonah has a wealth of experience as a musician and teacher, having received the World Tour Scholarship in 2007 to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music. During his time at Berklee, he studied with renowned musicians and educators such as Joanne Brackeen, Ray Santisi, Leo Blanco, Jamey Haddad, Laszlo Gardony, Mark Whitfield, and Tiger Okoshi, and graduated with dual bachelor's degrees in Piano Performance and Electronic Production and Design.
Meet Irene Kim, a highly skilled piano instructor with a Doctorate in Musical Arts from Peabody Conservatory. She has been awarded various scholarship and prizes from Conservatory for her musical endeavors and was mentored by Marian Hahn and Boris Slutsky. Irene believes that the arts are a manifestation of humanity and its creativity and aspires to let music travel to where its resounding compassion is much needed. She has also had the honor to work with and receive precious insight from various distinguished musicians. Sign up for her class today and learn from an experienced and dedicated teacher.
Meet Max, a skilled and experienced piano teacher who is known for his laid-back approach and ability to collaborate with his students. He is a pianist, keyboardist, composer, producer, and music director based in Los Angeles, and has played and toured with various acts and famous jazz artists. Max has also competed in the UNISA International Piano Competition and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California where he earned degrees in Jazz Studies and Digital Media Arts + Practice. He studied with notable musicians and instructors such as Patrice Rushen, Alan Pasqua, Vince Mendoza, Peter Erskine and Russ Ferrante. His combo, the USC Composers Collective, won first place at the 2017 Next Generation Jazz Festival and performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival. Sign up for his class today and learn from a versatile and accomplished musician.
Meet Ryan, a talented guitarist and experienced teacher. He has a clear and highly organized method for teaching guitar and music, and has helped scores of students of all ages to improve their skills. Ryan is a graduate of USC where he received a scholarship to study jazz guitar and audio production. He is well-versed in guitar, ukulele, bass and audio production and can provide instruction in all of these areas. Sign up for his class today and take your guitar playing to the next level with the guidance of a skilled and knowledgeable instructor.
Meet Ryan Hoffman, a skilled musician and experienced music teacher from Columbia, Illinois. He began his music career at the age of 14 and has had the opportunity to work with various artists and perform in different countries as a guitarist and music director. Ryan moved to Los Angeles after graduating from Belmont University in Nashville, where he has been diving more into the recorded music industry and teaching music. Ryan believes in the mentality of a lifelong student, and is eager to share his knowledge and passion for music with his students. Sign up for his class today and learn from a skilled musician who will guide you to unlock the joys of music.
Meet Shane, a skilled pianist and film composer. He has been studying piano for 25 years and has a background in classical genre but has expanded his skills to incorporate several styles and genres into his approach. Shane has taught, performed and composed music for film and television in Los Angeles. He uses a flexible approach when teaching piano and has a passion for helping each student discover their individual musical strengths. He also teaches composition and puts a high emphasis on creativity and expression in his lessons. Sign up for his class today and take your piano playing to the next level with the guidance of a skilled and knowledgeable instructor.
Meet James, a teacher and composer who founded Craft Music, a school for students of all ages and interests with a focus on creativity and community. He aims to stimulate and instill technique, singing, movement, improvisation, and creativity in his students. James has been a songwriter and performer, a film composer, and classical composer. He loves music in its many forms and traditions and welcomes students and teachers to join him in musical exploration. James has studied at the University of Notre Dame (B.A.), the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (Masters of Music), and USC (Thornton School of Music). Sign up for his class today and learn from a versatile and accomplished musician who is passionate about teaching and music.
Max is a stellar Jazz pianist who teaches everything from piano fundamentals to most advanced piano.
Irene is a top-rate pianist and teacher. Read her interview online!
Misha is a USC grad, jazz pianist, songwriter, and fantastic teacher.
Jonah is one over our most seasoned, and versatile piano teachers. You're luck if you get to work with him!