Portland Guitar Lessons with Lee James Barbara

Portland Guitar Lessons

Welcome to Portland Guitar Studio – Portland Guitar Lessons with Lee James Barbara


I am honored that you’ve taken the time to visit Portland Guitar Studio in your pursuit to become a better guitarist and musician. I’ve been in love with the study of music since I began taking piano lessons at the age of 5, so I consider it an enormous privilege that I am now able to share this passion through guitar lessons with students of all ages, skill levels, and interests.


Starting guitar lessons, or any new endeavor for that matter, can seem daunting at first. As a teacher, I aim to take the intimidation out of the process and show my students that learning the guitar can be incredibly easy, fun and fulfilling. I find that every student has a unique musical perspective which should be met by an equally unique course of study, as well as a teacher who is able to adapt to their individual goals and curiosities.


There are many types of students who are interested in guitar lessons. Some hope to learn the basics of the guitar and have the ability to strum and sing their favorite songs. Some are parents who hope to inspire their children’s musical excitement. Some wish to become more skilled at songwriting, reading chords and single notes, or learn how to improvise in jazz, blues or folk. Many prefer guitar lessons which focus on learning by ear, as opposed to using written notes or scales. Whatever your unique musical aspirations are, I have a lesson plan for you.


Thank you for taking the time to browse the site, become familiar with me, my guitar lessons and process, and when you’re ready, head to the Sign Up page to learn more and schedule our first meeting!

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