The Zeitgeist Academy currently offers private lessons in the following instruments:
- Music reading
- Weekly, 30- or 45-minute sessions
- Regular opportunities to connect with fellow adult students: evening soirees, cultural events, and subject-specific workshops
- Non- or low-stress performance opportunities
- Workbooks included
- Basic theory instruction included
- Weekly, 30-minute lessons (45 minutes only upon teacher's recommendation)
- Workbooks and method books included (no music fees!)
- 2 performance opportunities (recital, jam session, public show, etc)
- One group class showcasing a musical skill (performance, phrasing, rhythm, etc)
- One workshop to expand their musical abilities beyond their instrument (DJing, dance, music videos etc)
- Basic theory included
Spring 2018 rates:
30 minute private lessons cost $150/month
Family discounts available!
Not ready to commit to recurring lessons? Set up a single session! We will apply the cost to your first month.
Regardless what age you start, learning music has been proven to have benefits well beyond the joy of learning a song.
When children learn an instrument, they function better in almost every other area: academic, social, physical, emotional, mental. Kids who study music are more patient, more engaged, more confident, and listen better.
Adults, too, function better with music in their lives. Music offers opportunities for expanded social circles, boosted self-esteem, and emotional release, and help stave off Alzheimer's, dementia, Parkinson's, and a number of other age-related diseases.
The mission of the Zeitgeist Academy is to make music accessible to everyone. For this reasons we offer lessons throughout Portland--at your house or onsite with one of our AWESOME, fully vetted teachers!
Morgan is the owner of the Zeitgeist Academy and teaches piano, beginning voice, and music reading. She has been making and studying music for over 25 years, and teaching for 7. Her degrees are in piano performance and anthropology, so she adds cultural understanding to every piece. She is classically trained, and teaches piano in a classical style. Vocally she has a wide range of experience and can teach the basics in most styles. She works with kids and adults, specializing in beginning adult musical education.
Morgan teaches out of her home in Murray-Scholl's, Tigard, or over Skype.
Ed teaches guitar, bass, and beginning ukelele. He's been a performer and singer/songwriter for over 40 years and has over 25 years' experience playing, recording, and teaching. He plays a wide range of styles including rock, blues, jazz, funk, and folk. His enthusiasm is contagious and lessons are never dull!
Ed has a BFA in Jazz Guitar from Ithaca College. He has been performing in bands professionally since the age of 14 and has performed in clubs and studios in New York, London and many parts of the U.S. and Europe. He has also written, produced and directed his own extended trailer of a feature script called "Deadbeat" where he composed all the music and performed the soundtrack live at the film's premier.
Ed works with kids and adults. He meets you at your house if you are in Wilsonville, Tigard, Tualatin, Beaverton, and Hillsboro, or over Skype.
Shlomo Farber was born in 1986 in Rohovot, Israel. Growing up at the settlement “Hashmonaim” he was exposed primarily to Jewish folk music and developed an interest in Jazz after starting piano lessons at age 9.
Attending a religious musical high school, he graduated majoring in Jazz Piano. He Served in the IDF (Israel defense force) between 2008 and 2011 and studied piano and composition at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. His works have been performed by various ensembles including: Portland Symphonic Choir (Winner of the 2017 composition contest), Jerusalem Capellatte Choral Ensemble, The Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva, Jerusalem Street Orchestra and the Israel Chamber Orchestra.
After graduating in 2013 he moved to Portland, Oregon, and started working as a piano instructor in the Portland area. He is currently graduating from the University of Chichester earning a master's degree in Cinematic Orchestration.
He has endless experience teaching youth ages 5 and beyond, and prides himself on a real relationship with his students and their progress.
Shlomo teaches at your home in SW Portland.
Anastasiya Gavrilovich (Ana)
Ana received a B.A. in Violin performance and Music Education from Pacific University. She is currently teaching Beginning Strings for the Metropolitan Youth Symphony and serves as instructor of violin at the Community Music Center's Portland and Rosewood locations. One of her most memorable life experiences has been to teach individual and group classes for the Pacific University String Project, where she shared her love of music with students for three wonderful years and also where she discovered her great passion-teaching. Recently, Ana was lucky enough to be able to present the major findings of her senior capstone project at both the Oregon Music Educators Association (OMEA) and American String Teacher Association (ASTA) conferences.
Ana teaches at her house in Clackamas (preferred) or at your house anywhere between Clackamas and Forest Grove.
Emily Matus Borges
Emily teaches Voice and beginning Piano. She has been making and studying music for over 30 years and earned her B.S. in Vocal Performance from Oregon State University. She has taught beginning piano and voice privately, ranging in age from 3 years to adults. Emily encourages free expression in her teaching and your passion for music is encouraged through the use of movement and classical training.
Emily teaches out of her home in SE Portland (preferred), or over Skype. She can also come to you with advanced notice.