Educating the next generation of musicians.
Unique Instruction for Unique Students
No more cookie-cutter method books! Our professional teachers use a modern, creative and structured approach to learning music developed by Vesper's founder, pianist Becca Schultz. We personalize instruction for each student based on their learning style, interests and musical goals. Students experience lessons tailored to the way they learn as individuals. Our younger beginning students can expect to learn a wide range of folk songs, children's songs and popular music that your family will enjoy hearing at home. We also welcome adult learners of any age and background.
We offer the highest quality private lessons in a variety of instruments. Students may choose to study any musical genre as well as improvisation, composition and music theory. Our teaching philosophy features a positive, engaging approach that fosters each student's unique talents and creativity. Students learn to sightread music, improvise, compose and train their ear while using healthy technique based on modern research. This leads to holistic and well-crafted music lessons for students of all ages.
Vesper School of Music is proud to offer frequent performance opportunities for our students. Performances are not mandatory but are highly encouraged! We hold two formal recitals per year at the beautiful Lincoln Hall at Portland State University. Students also perform for the residents of Mirabella Retirement Community once per quarter and every summer at the Portland Art Museum with Piano Push Play. We also offer a variety of free workshops and ensemble classes for registered students throughout the year.
Lessons in a Variety of Instruments
Piano / Guitar / Ukulele / Violin / Viola / Voice / Bass / Accordion / Songwriting / Jazz Piano / Jazz Guitar
Pre-K Music Class
Our popular Pre-K Music Class led by Naomi Matsuno is perfect for children ages 3-5 who have had either none or some group music experience. Your child will learn music fundamentals that prepare them for private lessons, all while having fun with other kids in a small group setting. Our Pre-K Classes will resume September 2019!