Portland Area Guitar Teachers

 
 Piano, Guitar, & Voice Teacher Jeff Kuhns

Piano, Guitar, & Voice Teacher Jeff Kuhns

Jeff Kuhns

Jeff is a multi-instrumentalist. He teaches guitar, piano, voice, and bassoon. Jeff has 15+ years of teaching experience. He studied classical guitar, classical piano, opera, and botany at Central Michigan University. Jeff played principal bassoon in the Eastern Michigan University honors band as well as with the Oakland Youth Orchestra. He has recorded two albums professionally and regularly composes new music. 

Jeff considers his teaching style to be relaxed, dynamic, and adaptive. He caters each lesson to the individual student's interests, ability, and learning style. Jeff believes learning and playing music should be an enjoyable experience if not among your favorite activities. Jeff accepts any student from beginner to advanced with interests in any genre. Jeff will challenge you as much as you would like to be challenged.


 Piano, Guitar, & Voice Teacher Malderine Birmingham

Piano, Guitar, & Voice Teacher Malderine Birmingham

Malderine Birmingham

Malderine loves teaching all styles of music to all ages and types of people.  Everyone learns differently and she finds creative ways to make sure the student not only understands the concepts of music but has fun learning it.  Playing music and singing are fun and practicing should be fun as well!  She believes that music helps us grow as individuals and that sometimes all we need is a little encouragement to blossom into our full potential.  She teaches piano, voice and guitar.

Malderine is a multi-instrumentalist singer, composer and songwriter.  She studied piano and voice at Wright State University and has continued studying with various professors and professionals in the music industry ever since.  She has composed, recorded and produced 7 albums and directed numerous music videos. She has performed in orchestras, choirs, bands and a musical. She also regularly performs live in music venues in the Hillsboro/Portland area. 


 Guitar & Bass Teacher Alexander Margitich

Guitar & Bass Teacher Alexander Margitich

Alexander Margitich

Originally from Santa Rosa, CA, Alexander Margitich began his musical journey singing in the church choir that his father conducted. Alex took up the guitar and eventually attended Berklee College of Music where he studied guitar and composition. While in school Alex found work as a peer tutor and began to develop his teaching skills and his love of sharing knowledge.

After his time at Berklee Alex found an opportunity playing bass in the band WATERS, leading him on a year-long adventure of playing Rock n Roll all across the United States and in Europe. Eventually landing in Brooklyn, Alex spent the next few years founding his own band, Andrei Rublev, and playing shows all over Brooklyn and Manhattan. Alex also worked full time as a teacher for NYC Guitar School where he continued to learn and hone his craft as a teacher, specializing in using the guitar for songwriting and improvisation.

Before moving to Portland, Alex met his future wife and got married in June 2016. In addition to teaching, Alex also works as a composer, performer, and songwriter. Recently his song “Together/Apart” was featured on Season 2 of ABC’s Quantico. Alex recently began releasing music under the name Telecommuter and his debut single “Can’t Get Back To Sleep” was premiered on the online music magazine, Earmilk.