Private LessonsAny professional musician will agree that the best way to drastically improve your skill in any instrument is to take private lessons.
At Beaverton Music Services, we host some of the most talented, and well-recognized, professional musicians in the Portland-metro area.
The teachers at our store currently specialize in:
- French Horn
- Drums & Percussion
Trumpet player Allan Kalik is one of the most active and in-demand commercial players in Portland and also one of the busiest private lesson teachers. He has been teaching privately for over 30 years and was on the faculty of the University of South Florida. He has been a clinician at dozens of schools throughout Oregon, Washington and Florida. Allan has performed with Ray Charles, Doc Severinsen, Al Hirt, Lew Soloff, George Adams, Jon Faddis, and locally performed with Uncle Phunk, Bob Miller Almost All Star Band, Caramel Chocolates, Deep Blue Soul Revue, Ants in the Kitchen, Dept. of R&B, Return Flight, The Swingline Cubs and Thunderfunk. Allan earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music at the University of South Florida.
Allan is currently teaching here Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays
Dave comes from New England and studied for three years at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. While residing in the Boston area, Dave performed for many events including at the Hatch Schell, and Vermont Reggae Festival. He enjoyed playing world music with The Mighty Charge Reggae Band, opening for The Wailers; and, Ibrahim Camara at Harvard University. At Berklee he performed and recorded student projects with Bob Freedman, Richard Evans, Gerald Wilson, Rupert Holmes, and Wolfgang Muthspiel. As well, Dave later performed on cruise ships with artists as Fifth Dimension, The Platters, Buddy Greco, Maureen McGovern, and Bill Cunliffe. In addition, he toured with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra lead by Buddy Morrow. Dave now resides in Portland, Oregon. He has performed with artists near Portland, OR including Hank Hirsh, Gaea Shell, Bobby Bradford, Bob Hernandez, Cleve Williams, Carlton Jackson Big Band, Kansas City Rhythm Kings, Body and Soul, Palante, Conjunto Allegre, La Mayor Salsa Band, and others. Teachers that have been particularly impacting in Dave’s study are Alan Raph (world-renowned trombonist and author), Tad Weed (pianist, Carmen McRae & many others); Dante Luciani (UM); Phil Wilson (Berklee), and Michael Dease (MSU). Dave feels that the learning process never stops, and continues to fuel his passion through independent study with Mike Kris (instructor at UNC, and in-demand free-lance trombonist.) He is very passionate regarding education and presentation, and is combining his background in music with public speaking and communication training in Toastmasters. Currently, Dave’s main focus is on his private lessons studio, as well as low brass and jazz clinics throughout the school year.
Dave is currently teaching here Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays
Roger brings 45+ years of performance and 40+ years of education experience to every lesson. He has taught at dozens of schools, and he has performed with numerous symphonies, conductors, and shows. A handful of his notable performances include playing for Family Guy, American Dad, and Pavoratti.
Roger specializes in teaching the following:
Roger structures his lessons around the student, and has taught brand-new drummers to professional percussionists. Alumni of Roger’s studio have gone on to play in prestigious bands including: North Texas State, University of Notre Dame, Concord Blue Devils, and Pepperdine.
Roger is currently teaching here on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays
A lifetime of experience and enthusiasm is brought to every private lesson! Kenny enjoys the challenge of curving to the individual and getting you playing what You want. He also coordinates Jam sessions among students! Kenny teaches Acoustic and Electric Guitar. Students will develop the ability to transcribe and read musical notation.
Special styles (finger-tapping, slide guitar, sweep-picking, etc.) Blues/Jazz to Rock to Delta Slide.
More information at www.kennylavitz.com/lessons.php
Kenny is currently teaching here Thursdays and Fridays
Chuck Everett has been a respected performer and instructor in the Portland music community for over 30 years.
Whether you're just starting to play, or already good and want to get better, Chuck offers a relaxed approach yet expert instruction in electric and acoustic styles, from rock and blues to jazz, fingerstyle, and classical, along with music theory and technique coaching.
Lesson plans are tailored for each students’ goals everyone is encouraged to move at their own pace.
Chuck is currently teaching here Mondays
Jake has been a guitar hobbyist for 15 years and has been professionally repairing guitars for 5 years. He is proficient in both acoustic and electric guitar.
He primarily focuses on guiding new and intermediate guitarists in creating a personalized set of goals that they can reach at their own pace. Lessons are set up to address the student in ways-of-learning that best suit that student. The lessons are relaxed (yes, you can wear a onesie), but the content is concise and focused toward achieving the set goals.
Jake is passionate about a large variety of genres, musical styles, and guitar techniques, and loves helping students to discover a passion for music through guitar.
Jake is currently teaching here on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Jeff Homan has been active on the Portland music scene as a performer and educator for over 20 years. He has taught at Reed since 1989, and is also on the teaching faculties at The University of Portland and Concordia University. He also has taught at Lewis and Clark college, Portland State University, and other local colleges and universities, and has taught privately at Beaverton Music since 1986.
Jeff is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Music, where he studied classical saxophone with J. Robert Moore, as well as doing graduate study at Arizona State University, studying classical saxophone with Joseph Wytko and jazz improvisation with Chuck Marohnic.
Jeff has performed with a wide variety of jazz and popular artists, including Ella Fitzgerald, the Temptations and the Four Tops, Anthony Braxton, Mason Williams, Curtis Salgado, Dan Siegel, Arturo Sandoval, Nancy King, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and numerous others. He has an extensive discography, which includes recordings by regional, national, and international artists. His classical performance credits include the Oregon, Eugene, Columbia, and Vancouver Symphonies, the Third Angle New Music Ensemble, and the Britt, Cascade and Sunriver Festival Orchestras. Current performing groups are the Swingline Cubs, Geno Michaels and Soul City, the Art Abrams Swing Machine Big Band, and the Portland Saxophone Quartet.
Jeff is currently teaching here Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Pete Petersen is a saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist from the Pacific Northwest. His exciting musical fluency and his ability to seem completely at home in a variety of different musical styles have made him one of the area's most in-demand players.
In addition to his strength as a performer, Pete Petersen also is a very gifted and diligent orchestrator. His work has been featured on film soundtracks, national touring bands, and recordings. He has arranged and orchestrated horn sections for several working musical artists around the area including Patrick Lamb, Ellen Whyte, Solomon Douglas, Ken DeRouchie, and Chris Baum.
Pete is currently teaching here Tuesdays