- Portland Ableton Live Lessons
- Portland Beginner Guitar Lessons
- Portland Beginner Piano Lessons
- Portland Beginning Guitar Lessons for Kids and Piano Lessons for Kids
- Portland Blues Guitar Lessons
- Portland Country Guitar Lessons
- Portland Electronic Music Lessons
- Portland Fingerstyle Guitar Lessons
- Portland Guitar Lessons
- Portland Mandolin Lessons
- Portland Metal Guitar Lessons
- Portland Rock Guitar Lessons
- Portland Ukulele Lessons
- Portland Voice Lessons
- Technical Articles
- Whirling Squirrel Music Scholarships
What Will Happen During The Lesson?
Bring your iPod, CDs, or just a YouTube link. I’ll learn it by ear, on the spot, and teach you a version within your playing capabilities.
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele, Voice, Mandolin, Piano/Keyboards/Synthesizer, Bass Guitar, Basic Percussion, Drum Machines, Ableton Live, Electronic Music, Video Game Music and Instruments, and Turkish and Arabic Instruments. All genres are acceptable. There are no limitations on genre. Do not ask me what you should play. Tell me what you should play. I will teach it to you.
What Will We Play?
It’s your choice. You may choose learn music theory, soloing, and improvising using intervals, scales, and chord progressions; learn how to read music, learn how drum machines work, or learn how to sequence a synthesizer.
Can I Learn Electronic Music?
Yes, you can learn electronic music and production at Whirling Squirrel Music, including MIDI Mapping, Ableton live, the basics of Ableton, Logic, Sonar, ProTools, and even simple programs like Reason. Learn how the ReWire protocol works. Use TouchOSC to control Ableton using your iPad.
Can I Learn To Record?
Yes. We will make a recording DURING your lesson, and I’ll email you the project file (Pro Tools, Logic, Audacity, Reason, Ableton, GarageBand, whatever). You can work on the recording at home, and email the project file back to me before your lesson. I also have a Dropbox Pro account.
How Do I Schedule A Lesson?
The Whirling Squirrel scheduling calendar will send me a text message and an email when you sign up for a lesson. The day before the lesson, the calendar will also text you and email you a lesson reminder. Show up for your lesson.
I’m not in Portland Oregon. Can I still schedule a lesson?
Amanda at squirrel at whirlingsquirrel dot com (email)