The spring session of our popular Pre-K Music Class starts Saturday, March 2nd! Led by our teacher and office manager David Mixer, students ages 3-5 can expect a fun introduction to music fundamentals through singing and guided musical exploration. The class is 10:15-11 am Saturday, March 2nd-Saturday, April 27th, with no class on March 30th due to Spring Break. Register online today!
We welcome students age 8-14 at our fun day camp. Campers will learn ukulele basics, play fun folk and pop songs together and receive instruction in general music. Designed for kids with 1 year or less of ukulele experience, even total beginners will have a blast!
July 9th-13th & August 6th-10th
$200 // Includes All Materials
This month, we're encouraging students to get creative and start writing their own music! Composing music is not only fun, but boosts skills such as listening, creativity & expression. Our teachers guide students through the process of composing their own song - be it with words, a solo instrumental piece, or a larger multi-instrument arrangement.
At our workshop on Saturday, Jan. 27th, students are welcome to come share their piece with others and learn more about composition. The workshop will be held from 1-2 pm in Studio B and is free for all Vesper students. We're excited to hear everyone's creations!
Enjoy flexible scheduling in July and August, or even try out a new instrument for the summer! Students may also continue their regular weekly or bi-weekly lessons if they choose. All students registered for summer lessons must return a Summer 2017 Schedule Form by Friday, June 16th, 2017.
Summer 2017 Packages:
6 x 30 MIN. LESSONS // $199
6 X 45 MIN. LESSONS // $289
Students who wish to suspend enrollment for the summer and resume lessons in September with the same time and teacher may do so for a $40 fee.
We are excited to work with you this summer!
We are so grateful to our community for a wonderful 2016! We have been awarded the coveted "People Love Us on Yelp" award and are thrilled to share another year with our students. Thank you for your support!
We are now offering a new 8-week group classes for kids! Ukulele for Kids is our class designed for the 6-11 year old beginning ukulele student. Students learn fun campfire songs, chords, and fingerpicking/strumming patterns. With a class maximum of five students and expert instruction students can expect the unique approach of Vesper all in a fun environment.
Ukulele for Kids: Thursdays, 6-6:45 pm // Jan. 5th-Feb. 23rd // Studio B @ Vesper
We are excited to welcome guitarist Paul Laxer to our music studio! Paul will be teaching all levels of guitar as well as beginning bass guitar lessons.
Paul Laxer originally made a name for himself producing and engineering many critically acclaimed records, and is an accomplished guitarist in his own right. He is the producer of the American rock band Typhoon and has even shared the stage with them. Also an avid composer, Paul's original fingerstyle guitar compositions are heavily influenced by jazz icons Lenny Breau and Leo Kottke. Fluent in every style of music from rock and blues to jazz and classical, Paul is an expert at helping students of all ages learn the music that they love.
Contact us to schedule your first guitar lesson!
Thumbtack.com has featured Vesper on their website and awarded us the "Top 10 of Portland"! Thumbtack is an online service that matches small businesses with people seeking services such as piano lessons. Check out the blog post here!
It's back to school, and back to practice! Is your piano in tip-top shape to handle all the practicing you'll be doing? It's important to have your piano serviced regularly by a professional to maintain its tuning and functionality.
Get your piano sounding its best with the best tuner and technician in Portland.
Call Tucker's Dresden Pianos to schedule a tune: 503.502.3444.
Our friends at Piano. Push. Play. have some great things in store for us this summer! With 11 pianos placed all around Portland, there are many opportunities for the public to play.
If you missed our performance on one of the pianos at the Portland Art Museum, it's not too late! Just download the Piano. Push. Play. app on the App Store to find up-to-the-minute information about piano locations. Get out and play this summer!