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"I took guitar and piano lessons with Arthur for 1-2 years back when he was teaching in Los Angeles. When I started, I was a total beginner. By the time I stopped taking lessons, I was able to play some cool stuff/knew a little music theory/etc.
Anyway, Arthur is a great teacher. It's tough to get at what exactly that means, but I'll throw some things out there. He strikes a good balance between pushing you and keeping you from getting frustrated. He helps you build up to your own goals, whatever they might be. He's about as chill and down to earth as a guy can be, probably one of the nicest people that I've ever met.
The lessons were so valuable to me that, being a car-less student in Los Angeles, I actually used to either bike the 6 miles through LA traffic or take 2 buses (~1 hour transit time) to his apartment for lessons. Totally worth it though."
Yelp review - matt n.
I offer beginning to intermediate music lessons for students of all ages in Portland, OR. Instruments I teach include the piano, guitar, bass, ukulele and banjo. I am adept in composing, songwriting and music theory. I have experienced that lessons are most productive when my students are over 5 years old.
I'm a graduate from UCLA with Bachelor's Degrees in both Musicology and Philosophy and am an active member of the Oregon Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers National Association.
"What a find!
We went through 3 guitar teachers before we found Arthur and he is definitely the best! My two sons have been taking guitar and piano lessons from Arthur for 1-2 years and he has managed to keep them interested and learning at the same time.
It's rare to find a musician who works so well with kids and is such a great teacher too. He's not just one of those musicians who teach on the side. I completely agree with the other reviewer who notes how he does such a masterful job challenging his students without frustrating them. I have seen my kids make steady progress as musicians. Can't recommend him highly enough."
Yelp review - Joseph K.
"Arthur is an incredible piano teacher. My 10 year old is having a blast! Loves practicing and looks forward to his lessons!"
Yelp review - Scoop W.
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