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When you're looking for music lessons in the Portland, Oregon area it helps to have a personal recommendation from other parents. That's why we've included these reviews, testimonials and interviews with parents that have already started their kids on the musical path. We hope you'll join us.

200+ Positive Reviews

Over 2000 students since 2003

Watch these ​videos ​to see & hear why ​​parents ​​choose OMA for music lessons...

​An encouraging, nurturing environment that's perfect for beginning students... That's how Laurie Marsh of Sherwood, Oregon describes Oregon Music Academy. ​Read More >> 

The mom of one of our piano students shares how music lessons have impacted her son: helping him build focus, confidence, and excitement for music. ​Read More >>

Ted is the dad of one of the many musical families here at OMA. See how his family is growing closer through music. ​Read More >>

Jane Yang talks about how she went about finding music lessons in the Beaverton area for her kids. Not only are they happy, but they're making real progress. ​Read More >>​

In this video, Gloria explains how the music teachers at OMA have been professional and helped her kids have fun and learn at the same time. ​Read More >>

"I think first and foremost, OMA does an excellent job or teaching music." explains Susan Haarmann, the mother a student taking piano lessons at Oregon Music Academy in Tigard. ​Read More >>

Courtney Clements of Lake Oswego, Oregon explains why she chose to enroll her sons in music lessons at OMA and how the teachers and philosophy here keep them coming back year after year. ​Read More >>

Ken Smith, a Beaverton dad, discusses the importance of recitals. It's helped his daughters overcome fear and opened additional opportunities for them to shine. ​Read More >>​​

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​See below to learn why over 2000 families just like yours have made the choice to start music lessons at Oregon Music Academy.

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Shelley Halleman Parent of Beginning Piano Student

A wonderful experience... instructional and fun.

Oregon Music Academy has been a wonderful experience for our family. We have enrolled our son in his first year of piano lessons and he loves going to the studio each week. The lessons are not only instructional, but fun for him as well. I would highly recommend the Oregon Music Academy to anyone that is looking for professional, quality and creative instruction.

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Tristan Morse Parent of Guitar Student

Gentle, kind, flexible teachers and staff

We like Oregon Music Academy because our son’s teacher, Seth is very gentle and kind with him and Seth also shares the joy of music with him. We also appreciate the flexibility of being able to set up make-up lessons.

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Martin Sopher Parent of Guitar Student

Amazed at what he's learned after just a few months

Our 10 y/o son joined Oregon Music Academy to learn guitar a few months ago and absolutely loves it. He is obsessed with what he's learned thus far and we can tell he'll be passionate about guitar for the rest of his life. We always feel welcome when we attend our weekly sessions and are amazed at what he's learned after just 10 or so lessons. He's already learning Tool, Green Day, Foo Fighters, and System of a Down riffs, so I'm in heaven!

The staff, music instructors, and facility are all fabulous. So glad to be a part of this school. Big shout out to Renee and JoLee for easily working through the administrivia so little dude can focus on shredding.

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Our daughter is very happy and excited

Millie is very happy and excited about her lessons.

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Colette Chatterton
Parent of Piano Student

Learning songs I never thought I could sing

Lessons are going great. I'm learning songs I never thought I could sing and I feel I am improving as a singer. Thank you for the follow up 🙂

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Paige Block
Voice Student

A wonderful experience... instructional and fun.

Oregon Music Academy has been a wonderful experience for our family. We have enrolled our son in his first year of piano lessons and he loves going to the studio each week. The lessons are not only instructional, but fun for him as well. I would highly recommend the Oregon Music Academy to anyone that is looking for professional, quality and creative instruction.

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Shelley Halleman
Parent of Beginning Piano Student

My teacher is the best

Amy is awesome, really, she is the best. I am progressing very quickly with her.

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Kathy Sawhill
Piano Student

Excellent teachers

We have had several teachers at OMA and all have provided Jami excellent lessons in the violin.

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Michelle Tietz
Parent of Violin Student

Enjoying his first exposure to music

Thank you for checking in. Christian is enjoying his 1st exposure to drums.

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Sonja Woodhouse
Parent of Drum Student

Have learned a lot in my first month of lessons

My lessons are going great! I really enjoy working with Jeff and I feel like I have learned quite a bit in my first month of lessons. Have a great rest of your week!

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Nina Horne
Ukulele Student

Our son has learned a lot in a short amount of time

Lessons are going great. Jacob has learned a lot in a short amount of time with Pat. Thanks for checking in with us.

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Laura Owens
Parent of Guitar Student

The drive is worth it

Max really enjoys all the instructors he has had between his normal lesson time and make ups. Our only negative is that the drive is far for us but he is really enjoying learning the drums which is a positive.

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Amanda Netter
Parent of Drum Student

Gentle, kind, flexible teachers and staff

We like Oregon Music Academy because our son’s teacher, Seth is very gentle and kind with him and Seth also shares the joy of music with him. We also appreciate the flexibility of being able to set up make-up lessons.

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Tristan Morse
Parent of Guitar Student

Great program

Thanks for conducting this great program.

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Priya Anand
Parent of Guitar Student

Nice teachers

The class is going great, everything is wonderful, I've got a nice teacher.

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Duressa Teshite
Drum Student

OMA Rocks at Communicating

I loved my short time with you guys! Kayla is an awesome teacher and really knows how to work with beginner students! I picked up the viola, with her help, and am coming along great! Although I won't be gone too long, I hope she is still there upon my return. Also, you guys rock at communicating! Thank you so much for everything. I'll be back!!!

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Eric Bustillo
Adult Viola Student

Really liking it

Its going really well, Jos seems to really like it.

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Adine Robbins
Parent of Violin Student

My son is really liking his lessons

We really like it!

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Shannon Gunter
Parent of Voice Student

I love your teachers

I love your teachers and the format. My son is enjoying piano and feels good to see that.

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Saudamini Baru
Parent of Piano Student

Welcoming and friendly atmosphere

I enjoy the atmosphere at your school, folks are very welcoming and friendly. I enjoy Seth, his sweet personality and the creativity within his soul.

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Julie Smelter
Ukulele Student

OMA meets our needs and expectations

we appreciate both the instructors and the staff. You have always met our needs and expectations. keep up the good work

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Lisa Boulter
Parent of Music Students

Glad I have a patient teacher

I’m enjoying my lessons. Learning to play the guitar is MUCH more difficult than I expected! Glad I have a patient teacher.

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Karri MacCluer
Guitar Student

Enjoying lessons

Eli is enjoying the lessons. Thanks!

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Joan Johnson
Parent of Voice Student

OMA rocks

You all rock.

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Trevor Hoagland
Voice Student

Wonderful teaching

Leyscha has done a wonderful job

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Brian Crabtree
Parent of Piano Student

My daughter loves it there

McKenzie loves OMA

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Holly Grisham
Parent of Cello Student

Accommodating and friendly staff and teachers

The staff has been very accommodating and friendly. Jeffery is a great teacher.

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Amy Williams
Guitar Student

I love everything about OMA

I love everything about OMA. I love Fey! I think she is AMAZING with kids. Thank you all for the time you have given my family! Thank you for the great teachers you have!

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Adriana Gonzalez
Parent of Violin Student

His love of music has grown

All of Elliott’s teachers (Blossom, etc.) have mentored and taught him very well. His love for music would not be as strong without it.

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Blain Grover
Parent of Music Student

Really likes his teacher

Calvin is enjoying his lessons and really likes his teacher, Seth.

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Lindsey Bergin
Parent of Drum Student

Enjoying our teacher's instruction

Lessons are going well and Max is enjoying Blossom's instruction. Thanks and best to you!

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Tommy Rowell
Parent of Piano Student

I have made progress

Renee, thanks for checking in. The lessons seem to be going well. I have made progress.

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David Squire
Voice Student

My experience with OMA has been excellent

My experience with OMA has been excellent! I talk about it to my friends and I can tell that I've experienced personal growth. Thanks so much!

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Nathan Leavitt
Voice Student

VERY excited about playing in the ensemble

Alexis came home VERY excited about playing in the ensemble. She loved the bigger sound of everyone playing. And showed off the new songs to every one who would listen. Thank you for expanding the OMA program. It is such fun to share this with her and see her getting turned on to music. It takes me back to my early music experiences.

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Andy Taylor
Parent of OMA student

Very pleased with our experience

Very pleased with our experience, would recommend to others.

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Kimberlee Reitmeier
Parent of Voice Student

Caring and professional staff

Great atmosphere, caring/professional staff. Thank you!!

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Alissa Conant
Parent of Violin Student

Everyone is very friendly and positive

My voice coach is awesome! Everyone is very friendly and positive. I also really like the way OMA does business.

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Charles Huntington
Voice Student

Loving it so much, we want more class time

Kayden is really enjoying his class, except for the fact that it is so short! I’d like to bump him up to 45-60 minute lessons if possible.

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Lori Squire
Parent of Music Students

My son feels comfortable singing

My son has really enjoyed his voice lessons and we appreciate the comfortable atmosphere there.

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Kevin Daggett
Parent of Voice Student

Fantastic teachers and system for teaching music

OMA has fantastic teachers and great system in place for teaching music to students.

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Vishnuvardhanan Vijayakumar
Piano Student

Excited, happy, and enjoying it

Christopher is very excited and happy with his piano lessons. He is really enjoying them.

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Kelly Dunlap
Parent of Piano Student

We love our experience and teachers

We love our experience and teachers very much.

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Jackie Purcell
Parent of Piano Students

My daughter looks forward to going to lessons

Piano lessons here are great and fun. My daughter loves it here. She always looks forward to going to her piano lessons with her teacher Maryann. All the staff there are very friendly and helpful. Thanks for creating a wonder learning environment.

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Ann Pham
Parent of Piano Student

My child has grown and excelled

We love the program and Kadyn has grown and excelled.

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Kimberly Faus
Parent of Piano Student

Happy with our daughter's progress

We are happy with Bianca's progress

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Jose Gutierrez
Parent of Piano Student

Staff is amazing to work with!

Everyone at OMA is amazing to work with - the teachers, the admins, and Renee. Our sons have been taking lessons for a few years now, and they have developed their skills and had fun along the way. We appreciate that "outside" songs are encouraged in addition to the curriculum!

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Karen Emerson
Parent of Piano Students

Recitals make my son feel proud

My son is 11 year old and he's been on OMA for almost 2 years now, he loves it. Playing piano for the recitals makes him feel so proud and show how much he has grown. He love he's teacher and how they play songs together.

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Nadia Zacarias
Parent of Piano Student

Specific plan with achievable results

Had a really great practice session Tues. We have a specific plan with achievable results to show. Thanks, again.

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Darrell Borland
Guitar Student

Our daughter has enjoyed her time attending OMA

Thank you, Ayla has enjoyed her time attending OMA.

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Chad Murray
Parent of Voice Student

My teacher is wonderful

I really enjoy my piano lessons with Leisa, she's a wonderful teacher

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Tami Walsh
Piano Student

Patient teachers

Instructors have been great, very patient, looking forward to continuing in February.

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Kelly Conrath
Violin Student

Wonderful teacher

Leisha has been a wonderful teacher

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Tami Walsh
Piano Student

Amazed at what he's learned after just a few months

Our 10 y/o son joined Oregon Music Academy to learn guitar a few months ago and absolutely loves it. He is obsessed with what he's learned thus far and we can tell he'll be passionate about guitar for the rest of his life. We always feel welcome when we attend our weekly sessions and are amazed at what he's learned after just 10 or so lessons. He's already learning Tool, Green Day, Foo Fighters, and System of a Down riffs, so I'm in heaven!

The staff, music instructors, and facility are all fabulous. So glad to be a part of this school. Big shout out to Renee and JoLee for easily working through the administrivia so little dude can focus on shredding.

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Martin Sopher
Parent of Guitar Student

Customized to my son

I really like the customized teaching strategy of Ms. Melody adjusting to my sons pace and ability.

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Nipuni-Dhanesha Gamage
Parent of Piano Student

Our daughter is enjoying lessons

Lessons are going good! Itzi is really enjoying them. Thank you for checking in.

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Horton Beirne
Parent of Piano Student

OMA makes us feel like part of the family

Our 7 year old loves his teacher, Melody. She is so well trained in music as well as teaching, and it shows. She is very patient and caters Our child’s lessons each week. OMA as a whole does a fantastic job of making kids feel like they’re part of a family by holding recitals and a “Friday Night Jam Session” we love!

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Angie Ellsworth
Parent of Piano Student

Learned so much in such a short time

We took a few introductory lessons during the summer. Coming back in January 2019 for group classes. Bashi loved his teacher and has learned so much in such a short time. OMA is a fun place to learn and he enjoyed every lesson.

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Erika Bushman
Parent of Ukulele Student

Love the experience, great teachers

Love the experience! Great teachers.

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Titia Mcluckie
Parent of Cello Student

Our teacher is as patient as she is knowledgeable

Our daughter Corrie who is now 13 has been taking violin lessons from Renee Dolphin for the last four years. When she started she had absolutely no experience with music. Not only are we impressed with how she plays, but she loves it. It has also given her the ability to enjoy all forms of music. We have found that our teacher is as patient as she is knowledgeable and with all of Corrie’s activities we have never had to drag her to her lessons; they are truly a source of enjoyment for her.

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Denise Racanelli
Parent of violin student

Enjoying our teacher

Lessons are going great… Annika really enjoys working with Emily.

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Lisa Christiansen
Parent of Violin Student

Our teacher is fabulous

Seth is fabulous and Taryn has loved having him as a teacher

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Katie Coulson
Parent of Ukulele Student

Teacher is in tune with my needs

Thank you so much for asking! Carl is a good teacher and he understands when to push forward with the teaching and when to pull back a little till I get the point. Totally appreciate you checking in :).

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Abeer Eltanawy
Violin Student

Thanks for working with our schedule

The lessons are going good and making my daughter practice. She is really active and has so many things going with vacations its hard getting her into lessons during July and appreciate OMA working with us.

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John Brown
Parent of Violin Student

Excellent experience

Excellent experience

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Anhar Daoud
Parent of Drum Student

Professional, courteous, kind people

All of the teachers have been FANTASTIC. Staff is professional, courteous and kind. We have been so pleased and have told others.

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Kathy Ludwig
Parent of Guitar Student

Learning faster than I anticipated

Things have been fantastic! I am learning much faster than I anticipated and having a ton of fun while i'm doing it.

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Kevin Wright
Piano Student

Every session he walks out excited

To this point, Dylan is really enjoying his lessons. After every session he walks out excited about what Hannah and he had gone over. He’s been practicing several times a week.

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Kevin Daggett
Parent of Voice Student

Friendly, Thoughtful, Courteous and Patient People

I find all the staff and instructors to be very friendly, thoughtful, courteous and patient. I'm enjoying my lessons very much.

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Jerry Stephenson
Adult Guitar Students

thrilled with the whole experience. Thank you!

Attended music class after hike-what a wonderful, engaging mini class. My toddler was just thrilled with the whole experience. Thank you!

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Melanie Reasoner
Parent of Toddler

care deeply about their craft and passing it on to their students

Our daughter has been taking lessons (voice, piano and guitar) at the Oregon Music Academy for almost four years now. We’ve had nothing but an excellent experience. Matt and Renee are talented musicians who care deeply about their craft and passing it on to their students. The passion and enthusiasm displayed by Matt, Renee and all the OMA instructors is contagious. Our involvement with OMA has been both educational and rewarding.

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Jim and Anita Cole
Parent of guitar, piano, and voice student

Learned quite a bit in a short time

Going great. Really enjoy Nancy feel like I have learned quite a bit in the short time I have been there. Thanks

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Karen Wiggett
Guitar Student

We highly recommend the instruction at Oregon Music Academy

Our family has been taking classes from OMA since Fall of 2003. I have two daughters that take violin and I am taking voice lessons. Our classes at OMA are always fun & full of laughter, but we all have learned so much and thoroughly enjoy our instructors Renee and Matt. The kids are able to learn their techniques and theory in a relaxed atmosphere, but at the same time, they play beautifully and accurately. Both girls have auditioned and played with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra. Our youngest, was one of the younger children to enter the first level of Metro Youth at 6! We highly recommend the instruction at Oregon Music Academy and do so without reservation.

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Laurie Marsh
Parent of Musical Family

Great teacher and experience

It is a great experience and she learned quite a bit. Emma is a great teacher

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Jill Pharis
Parent of Cello Student

impressed by the skill and professionalism shown by instructors

Oregon Music Academy has created a wonderful learning environment for our daughter. She is in her third year of lessons with OMA and continues to be enthusiastic about learning. When we first contacted Renee to inquire about the program, her knowledge base and warm personality immediately put any apprehensions to rest. We have continued to be impressed by the level of skill and professionalism shown by OMA instructors. Our daughter has developed a true love, and respect, for music. This is greatly because of the support and encouragement that she receives at her lessons. Thank you OMA for bringing music into our home!

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Mike and Margo Murphy
Parents of music student

Friendly staff, comfortable environment

Great experience, everyone is friendly, and the environment is very comfortable

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Kieryn Disbury
Violin Student

Enjoyed every bit, absolutely phenomenal

Enjoyed every bit of our stay with OMA. Seth has been an absolutely phenomenal teacher. Renee and the rest of the staff have been wonderful to work with. It is with an extremely heavy heart that we are leaving town for good, due to circumstances beyond our control.

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G.P. Radhakrishnan
Parent of Piano Student

Nice staff and teachers

your staff and instructors are so nice.

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Kelly Doering
Cello Student

Making good progress

Based on the feedback from the boys when i talked to them last time, it looked like they are enjoying their lessons, and making good progress.

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Hammad Said
Parent of Guitar Students

Positive, pleasant, and helpful teachers and staff

It's been very positive. The instructors and staff have been very pleasant and helpful.

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Jerry Stephenson
Guitar Student

Our son loves his patient teacher

Instructor Seth is very patient and Calvin enjoys him as a teacher

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Lindsey Bergin
Parent of Drum Student

Thanks for the wonderful work you are doing

I've really enjoyed the experience. The teacher is talented and patient. The staff are very helpful with scheduling the lessons. I will definitely recommend OMA to my friends. Thanks for the wonderful work you are doing.

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Ashwini Sarathy
Violin Student

Friendly and professional staff

We have had a great experience at OMA and have enjoyed the last year and a half! All the staff is very professional and friendly.

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Kara Bekooy
Parent of Piano Student

Loving lessons

Things are great and Delaney is loving her lessons and Hannah is great.

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Justin Jones
Parent of Piano Student

Thanks for all your school has done for my daughter

Thanks for all your school has taught my daughter!

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Brenda Boyzo
Parent of Music Student

My daughter has gained confidence

Jeffery is a wonderful teacher. He's helped Nisma gain confidence and met her at her own pace. He's incorporated her own interest in their lessons. She can't wait every week to get back. Thank you.

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Lubna Qureshi
Parent of Music Student

Our teacher motivates our daughter to continue

Blossom has been a wonderful teacher. Claire has really enjoyed her as a teacher. Blossom is the reason I was able to keep Claire in lessons as long as I have.

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Stephanie Bleckmann
Parent of Piano Student

Meeting the challenge without giving up

Things are going well. Sophie is practicing. The level of difficulty has increased and she seems to be meeting the challenge without giving up. She is learning to read the music rather than relying just on memorizing the notes.

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Ed Maher
Grandparent of Piano Student

Our daughter loves her teacher

Grace really enjoys her lessons with Natalie.

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Lisa Kolve
Parent of Violin Student

Attention to individual student development

When my family moved from the east coast to Oregon, I enrolled my daughter, Maggie, in the violin program at Oregon Music Academy. Renee not only taught her in classic style, but also introduced her to fiddling, which Maggie fell in love with. In the summer time, OMA granted Maggie’s wish to play duet with the teacher for the whole summer. It is their attention to individual student’s development that helps nurturing a life long love for music in Maggie. So when she asked to take some guitar lessons, I did not hesitate to sign her up with OMA. We enjoy the recently renovated new location. With its bright colors, cozy lounge, and the jubilant sound of music being made in the background, it feels magical walking into the OMA’s studio on a rainy night.

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Hua Wen
Parent of Violin/Guitar Student

Patient and knowledgeable teacher

We love Blossom- so patient and knowledgable. What a lovely music teacher.

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Marcie Laird
Parent of Piano Student

Just started, my daughter loves it

We've just had a few lessons, but so far my daughter loves it.

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Kevin Smith
Parent of Voice Student

Good learning experience

Good learning experience

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Iris Illera
Parent of Piano Student

My boys are really enjoying learning

Lessons are going very well. The boys are really enjoying learning. They love their instructor. We couldn't be happier. Thank you!

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Stacey Mako
Parent of Music Students

Learning to play is a fun experience

Having a great time with Seth in learning to play the ukulele. Fun experience.

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May Hing
Ukulele Student

A joy to come to lessons

My violin teacher, Fey, is an absolute joy to work with and a natural-born teacher.

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Dorothy Kight
Adult Violin Student

Caring teachers

It is a wonderful experience and truly appreciated! The teachers are wonderful and so very caring.

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Peggy Yam
Parent of Cello Student

I love OMA and my teacher

I love OMA and my teacher Leysa. She is awesome and motivating!!!

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Laurie Marsh
Piano Student

Our children love to go to the Oregon Music Academy

Our family has known Renee and Matt Dolphin for over 7 years – Renee, initially, as the Orchestra Director at Twality Middle School. We have always been supporters of music education and patrons of the Arts, and as such we have encouraged all of our children to both listen to and hopefully learn to play a musical instrument. Not surprisingly they did, compliments of mom’s and dad’s encouragement and of our school district and Twality’s exceptionally strong choir, band and orchestra programs. The strings seemed to become their instruments of choice. Private lessons also seemed to be a good idea, to help complement our schools’ effort, especially during the summer months. And, because Renee was such a “kid magnet” orchestra teacher at school, it was not surprising that Renee was our first choice for our kids for music lessons. Violin, viola and cello lessons with Renee have now spread to voice lessons with Matt.

Our children love to go to the Oregon Music Academy (OMA) studio for lessons and to practice, and to be invited to perform at various public venues (an integral part of Renee’s and Matt’s music lesson strategy). OMAs strengths, the essence of both Renee’s and Matt’s philosophies, combines basic musical skills, playing techniques and performing nuances, combined with sight reading and music theory, this all interwoven into general music education which makes ordinary music lessons from Renee and Matt more like a formal music curriculum for each child they teach.

All three of our children enjoy playing and singing. Renee and Matt make this fun for all of them. Plus, the experience Renee and Matt give each of their students to perform in front of a live audience has benefited them in terms of their overall confidence and poise, their school music expectations, and their performances in school plays and orchestra concerts.

All three of our kids really enjoy and look forward to being with Renee and Matt. Our more formal “music lessons” relationship with the Dolphins has expanded into a wonderful personal, family relationship with both Renee and Matt. They are simply two quite extraordinary and very talented individuals who make playing, performing and enjoying music part of life’s expectations and accomplishments.

Renee’s and Matt’s professional and personal contribution to the greater Tigard-Tualatin-Sherwood-Newberg Communities only makes our kids better and our communities stronger. They are an asset to us all.

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Barry Albertson
Parent and Member, Tigard-Tualatin School Board

I've had so much fun so far

I've had so much fun so far. Nancy is AMAZING

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Matt Hettwer
Guitar Student

Our son is making progress

Kieran is enjoying the progress he's making with learning piano.

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Iris Illera
Parent of Piano Student

Amazing Teachers

Lesya and Seth are amazing instructors.

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Stacey Mako
Parent of Piano Students

We like our teacher

Thanks for checking in. Things seem to be going well! Aria enjoys her lessons and likes her teacher.

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Emily Pickett
Parent of Violin Student

Great music Academy

Great music Academy

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Juan De la Cruz
Bass Student

Lessons and practicing are going great

Ruby's lessons and practicing are going great! She LOVES playing the piano and Leysa is wonderful!!! She is a great match for Ruby! Thanks for checking in.

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Kathleen Schuyler
Parent of Piano Student

I have made several great friends at OMA

Oregon Music Academy is a fantastic place for your children, or even you, the parents, to learn music. Both of my children have been enrolled in lessons there for over two years. The teachers are great and do a wonderful job of working with children at their individual levels. (I have one child who is very enthusiastic and easy to engage and another child who is more shy and takes a while to warm up. Their instructors managed to capitalize on their strengths, and I have watched my shy one blossom under their care!)

I have also taken voice lessons there and was thrilled with how quickly my singing improved. The other thing that I love about OMA is how it promotes a sense of community. I have made several great friends there. The owners are some of the nicest people I have ever met and they have come to feel like family.

I highly recommend OMA!

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Wendy Collins
Parent of Music Students

Well run school, Highly recommend

Well run school. Great staff, Joelle and Amanda are sweet and very accommodating. Great instructors! Highly recommend.

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Carla Byrum
Parent of Music Student

Wonderful teacher and experience

It has been a wonderful experience. Cassie, my teacher is wonderful

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Diane Nibley
Piano Student

Our daughter is doing well

Things are great. Morgen seems to be doing well with Jeff.

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Robert Feldtz
Parent of Voice Student

Enjoying lessons

I have enjoyed my lessons.

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Danny Kelly
Voice Student

Grateful for a patient teacher

I'm really grateful with the teacher because he's very patient with my son. Also the environment is really well. Thank you for your time with our family.

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Maria Aldana
Piano Student

Patient and encouraging teacher

Seth is amazing and I appreciate all of his time, energy, patience and encouragement.

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Brian Lemke
Drum Student

We are loving it

Everything is good. Aero is loving it.

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Chris Nguyen
Parent of Piano Student

We are happy

we are happy and have enjoyed the teachers here.

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Jennifer Lutfiyya
Parent of Violin Student

a solid organization

You're running a solid organization. My child is doing well and it feels like other kids are getting value.

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Dean Aoyama
Parent of Music Students

Enthusiastic to practice

Nisma is really enjoying her classes thus far. She is enthusiastic to practice what she learns. Always a good sign! Thank you for touching base with us.

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Lubna Qureshi
Parent of Voice Student

Excited to go and practicing at home

Gabriel is loving his lessons! He’s excited to go and learn something new. He is practicing at home.

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Jamy Amaya
Parent of Drum Student

Starting to read notes and play to the beat already

I like that my son has started to read notes and play to the beat already. It is going well. Thanks for checking.

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Nipuni Gamage
Parent of Piano Student

Love OMA

Love it thank you ♥

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Melissa Dougherty
Parent of Voice Student

Very accomodating

OMA has been very accommodating with our schedule changes and child's needs. Thank you.

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Meredith Matthews
Parent of Piano Student

Enjoying it so far

Caitlin is very much enjoying the lessons so far.

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Kevin Smith
Parent of Voice Student

OMA is a wonderful experience

Thank you! I've always had a wonderful experience at OMA.

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Elijah Benson
Cello Student

Awesome teacher, love him

Seth is an awesome teacher. I love having him as my instructor.

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Joe Allbright
Ukulele Student

Great teachers and experience

Great teachers and experience

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Christina George
Parent of Music Student

My daughter feels a lot more confident

Everyone is very nice and Taryn even in her short time there has become better at what she does and feels a lot more confident with playing the cello.

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Felicia Mason
Parent of Cello Student

Our daughter has really grown these past 2 years

We love the experience and Bai-Lee has really grown in her 2 years there. We look forward to continuing in October.

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Oliver Rose
Parent of Music Student

You really care about your students

I honestly have loved my time here and think you're a great school who really cares about your students! I have had such a great time.

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Nicole Rice
Guitar Student

Fantastic experience and awesome teachers

The experience has been fantastic and teachers are awesome!

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Kasia Wood
Parent of Piano Student

OMA has been amazing

You guys have been amazing and we appreciate all the work.

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Kimberly Towsley
Parent of Voice Student

Enjoyed lesson

I'm excited to learn about music, and I enjoyed my lesson with Seth.

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Dave Gibbons
Bass Student

My boys love OMA and their lessons

Our boys love their time at OMA and look forward to lessons every week!

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Angela Khosa-Marangwanda
Parent of Music Students

Fantastic, patient teacher

Nia really likes her coach, he is fantastic and really patient with her. He's an excellent teacher 🙂

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Tanya Shiffer
Guitar Student

My daughter has grown in skills and confidence

We appreciate that Liana has grown in her vocal skills, confidence, and looks forward to her lessons.

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Leslie Greger
Parent of Voice Student

My teacher is simply amazing

Nancy has been a fabulous instructor. I have truly enjoyed my lessons. She is simply amazing!

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Katie Sullivan
Guitar Student

Thanks for checking in

Thanks for checking in. the lessons for my daughter are going great. I think she is really enjoying them.

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Harsha Shinde
Parent of Cello Student

Kids are excited, no complaining

Mia and Ulises are enjoying music lessons at this time , i dont have really much to say right now since everything has been very well. I really focus on my kids opinions , and so far they are excited to go to music class no complaining what so ever so i have to thank you and the assistants who made it happen, and the instructors are great, they really like to work with me and the kids together. Thank you again . See you soon!

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Patricia Gonzalez
Parent of Music Students

My son is learning and loves going

The lessons seem to be going great. Quen enjoys going, and is learning.

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Jon Morris
Parent of Guitar Student

Wonderful teacher, have enjoyed my lessons

My instructor is wonderful and I've enjoyed my time at your establishment

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Kiersten Krajcar
Ukulele Student

Love our experience

Love our experience

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Lisa Marshall
Parent of Voice Student

Happy we enrolled

Rajeev loves his classes at OMA. I am happy we are enrolled.

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Priya Anand
Parent of Guitar Student

Practicing daily and enjoying the results

The lessons are going good so far and Chris figured out just the right place to start to help me advance my skills. I am finding myself practicing daily and enjoying the results and feel that I am getting as a result.

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Nick McClaugherty
Drum Student

Loving it

We love our ukulele lessons with Seth!!!

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Laurette Scott
Parent of Ukulele Student

I can't believe the improvement

Nat is doing great. I can't believe the improvement I've seen in such a short time. She tried out for Advanced Orchestra today. She got in! Thanks for checking in!

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Olivia Mathis
Parent of Cello Student

Polite and helpful staff

everyone is very polite and helpful.

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Lynette Sahnow
Violin Student

The way our teacher works with our son is brilliant

Vibha is greatly enjoying her lessons . Elora is an amazing teacher and the way she teaches Vibha is brilliant .

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Akila Subramanian
Parent of Piano Student

So happy that we took the step

Jin has been progressing playing his uke so quickly. We are so happy that we took a step for him to take a lesson! Thank you!

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Emi Nakajima
Parent of Ukulele Student

Excellent teacher, keeps me motivated

I have had a really good learning experience with Blossom. She is an excellent instructor and has kept me motivated with music in addition to my lesson book.

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Ramya Padmanaban
Piano Student

Thanks for helping my daughter prepare for auditions

Emily has been a great teacher and helped Laney prepare for end-of-year school auditions.

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Laurie Rehkopf
Parent of Cello Student

We've been with OMA for 6 years

My son has taken piano lesson at OMA for 6 years and we have been very happy with the instruction he has received.

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Candice Briggs
Parent of Piano Student

Great experience with my teacher

Great experience with Fay!

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Jessie Cornwell
Violin Student

Great experience and team

Great experience. Team is very nice and knowledgeable.

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Jewel Bergeron
Piano Student

Enjoy being a part of OMA

We truly enjoy the girls being a part of OMA

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Lisa Boulter
Parent of Music Students

Professional office staff and great teachers

Your teachers have been great and your front office staff are so professional and nice.

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Melynda Stitt
Parent of Guitar Student

Thanks for checking in...

Lessons are going well. Thanks for checking in...

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Lise Machado
Parent of Violin Student

Enjoying my lessons and teacher

Enjoying my lessons and instruction from Lesya very much.

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Cindy Erdmann
Piano Student

Lessons are great, our teacher is awesome

Lessons are great. Seth is awesome.

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Amy Keck
Parent of Bass Student

Knowledgeable, patient, and kind teachers

Thank you. Lessons are going great!! Jeffery is an amazing teacher. He’s very knowledgeable, patient and kind. Actually all your staff I have encountered has been friendly. I am making progress.

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Amy Williams
Guitar Student

Staff and program are top notch

Staff and program are top notch.

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Dean Aoyama
Parent of Music Students

Patient teacher, great experience

Seth has been really great. He is very patient and it has been a great experience working with him.

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Carol Seifert
Ukulele Student

Great staff

Appreciate all the great staff!

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Tenille Anderson
Parent of Piano Student

Loving every second

Lessons are going awesome!! So glad we decided to do this for Madison she is loving every second!! Thanks for checking with us.

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Corey Monkus
Parent of Piano Student

Supportive teachers

Lessons and practice are going well I think. The teachers are very nice and supportive of the kids.

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Hilary Hillis
Parent of Music Students

Very understanding and helpful teacher

I really enjoyed my lessons! Amy has been a great teacher. Very understanding and helpful

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Tracie Allen
Piano Student

Inspired to play other instruments too

Thanks for checking in. Taryn loves the lessons and practices just about every day. It has also inspired her to play the piano more too. She really likes her teacher Natalie and looks forward to going to the lessons. She was excited to get some sheet music on Monday and was playing Happy Birthday last night 🙂

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Katie Coulson
Parent of Ukulele Student

Best kept secret in Oregon

Hidden gem! More people need to know about OMA

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Todd Tomlinson
Parent of Violin Student

Our daughter is loving her lesson

Good morning. Arianna is loving her lesson! Thank you for checking in!

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Maria Riley
Parent of Guitar Student

My violin skills improved drastically over the last 9 months

I love taking classes at OMA and especially really enjoy my teacher, Carl. My violin skills improved drastically over the last 9 months. I would recommend OMA to anyone looking to learn an instrument. I only have good things to say.

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Laine Donaldson
Violin Student

OMA is a great school

I've really enjoyed my lessons and this is a great school.

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Amy Austin
Violin Student

Professional teacher, learning a lot

Reese has learned a lot. Her teacher is very professional.

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Ching Omo
Parent of Voice Student

I love it!

Thank you all so much for welcoming me to OMA. I've been here a couple of months now and I love it!

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Paige Block
Voice Student

My teacher really cares about me and my goals

Jefferey is an excellent instructor who really cared about my passion and interest I hold in songwriting and musical production. This experience has served as a great foundation for my artistic aspirations, and helps me grow closer to achieving my goal to one day be a published, and well-rounded musician, one step further towards making a dream become reality. Thank you so much for all of your help, and am truly grateful for the experience I've had with Oregon Music Academy.

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Jimmy Oneill
Voice Student

Adapts well to my teenager abd keeps it fun

Great teacher Seth for ukulele! He adapts to what my teenage daughter wants to learn and makes it really fun for her.

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Katie Coulson
Parent of Ukulele Student

Everything is going great, thanks for checking in!

Everything is going great with Nicola's lessons. We are in the habit of going over the items Jeffrey wants her to practice everyday after school. She especially enjoyed learning Twinkle Twinkle and can't wait to learn more songs!

Thanks for checking in!

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Megan Anduri-Flynn
Parent of Piano Student

Thank you for fanning the flame

Thank you for fanning the flame he has to learn guitar.

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John Taylor
Parent of Guitar Student

Patient and knowledgeable teachers

OMA is very consistent with its programs and offers great instruction from patient, knowledgeable musician-teachers.

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Lisa Massena-Lambert
Adult Cello Student

Wonderful experience at OMA

We have had a wonderful experience with OMA - thank you!

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Heather Goah
Parent of Voice Student

Fantastic teacher

Lessons are going great. Melody is fantastic with Dexter. Thanks for checking in!

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Angie Ellsworth
Parent of Piano Student

Amazed how much our daughter has learned

I am amazed at how much Nicola has learned in 4 months!

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Megan Anduri-Flynn
Parent of Piano Student

Teacher interacts well with my daughter

Elliott is really enjoying her piano lessons. She really likes her teacher. They interact well.

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Jean Lin
Parent of Piano Student

My son looks forward to lessons

Alex is enjoying his drum lessons AND very much looks forward to it. Seth has been great.

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Laura Evans
Parent of Drum Student

Great instructors with lots of patience

Great instructors with lots of patience

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Ed Maher
Grandparent of Piano Student

I always feel better after my lesson

Always feel good when I come, and better when I leave. Your instructors help me grow but don't get frustrated when it is very slow. Thanks, Renee.

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Art Bridge
Cello Student

Thoroughly Enjoying the Experience

After 2 piano lessons at your Tigard facility I am thoroughly enjoying the experience. It's fun to take up piano again after many years. I also appreciate your emails and Joelle's phone calls to check in on how things are going. Thank you, and again I'm certainly enjoying my lessons.

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Shelley Vallereux
Piano Student

Great experience!

Great experience!

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Corey Bjerregaard
Parent of Music Student

So thrilled to see my son excel

OMA is doing an outstanding job in teaching my son with this guitar classes. They maintain the schedules, lesson plans, and also follow-up after sessions. I am so much thrilled to see how my son excels in his music skills and I am extremely satisfied with their service.

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Priya Anand
Parent of Guitar Student

Great program and fantastic teacher

You guys have a great program here and Natalie is a fantastic teacher.

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Trent Barnes
Ukulele Student

My daughter loves her teacher

Fey is a very good teacher. Emmie has enjoyed playing with her.

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Kelly Shipman
Parent of Violin Student

We love our teacher

We love Blossom and Isabella really enjoys her lessons

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Neil Laird
Parent of Piano Student

Happy with everything

They are going very well, thank you for checking in! I've been very happy so far with everything.

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Kathleen Martin
Piano Student

Wonderful program and teacher

wonderful program! He absolutely loves his instructor, Leisha. Thank you!

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Kelly Dunlap
Parent of Piano Student

Inspiring excellence and enjoyment of music

Our teacher has a way of inspiring excellence and enjoyment of music without undue pressure. Her encouragement and care for our daughter has made music lessons a very positive part of her education.

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Martha Minter
Parent of long-term music student

OMA meets all of my expectations

The cello lessons with Mike are going very smoothly. My 8 yo really enjoys coming every week and I think Mike is a great teacher, very patient and who takes time to understand my son's way of learning. He started about 8 months ago and I can see already that my son starts to enjoy learning new songs and notes. Our experience with Oregon Music Academy in Tigard has met all my expectations.

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Patrick Hayes
Parent of Cello Student

Every instructor has been supportive

I have appreciated the flexibility and ease of scheduling and every instructor has been supportive

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Betty Skundrick
Parent of Ukulele Student

Really good school

OMA is a really good school

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Akila Subramanian
Parent of Piano Student

Patient & kind teachers for beginners

Nyla’s teacher was very patient & kind & adept at working with her as a first time ukulele student. We will be back in the fall!

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Katerina Toms
Parent of Ukulele Student

Great experience and would highly recommend.

Great experience and would highly recommend.

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Suzanne Griffiths
Voice Teacher

Lessons and practice are going well

The lessons and practice are going well. Emmie really enjoys Fey.

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Kelli Shipman
Parent of Violin Student

Very positive experience so far

Our experience is very positive so far with both the Admin Staff and the Teachers.

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Paddy Kodachawad
Parent of Music Students

Friendly and helpful staff

The staff have all been very friendly and helpful.

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Pam Welch
Parent of Ukulele Student

Great school

Great school, thank you!

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Jennifer Plath
Parent of Music Student

Having a good time

The boys are having a good time at the lessons and the instructors Seth and Carl are really nice. I appreciate your checking up on us.

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Padmaja Kodachwad
Parent of Music Students

A very good experience at OMA

Isabella has had a very good experience

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Rebecca Kelso
Parent of Violin Student

My son loves his teacher

Thomas loves his teacher Kaden.

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Kristin Glover
Parent of Guitar Student

She is always singing

Addy is loving her lessons. She is always singing.

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Windy Gladheim
Parent of Voice Student
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Angie Ellsworth Parent of Music Student

OMA makes us feel like part of the family

Our 7 year old loves his teacher, Melody. She is so well trained in music as well as teaching, and it shows. She is very patient and caters our child’s lessons each week. OMA as a whole does a fantastic job of making kids feel like they’re part of a family by holding recitals and a “Friday Night Jam Session” we love!

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Karen Emerson Parent of Piano Students

Staff is amazing to work with!

Everyone at OMA is amazing to work with - the teachers, the admins, and Renee. Our sons have been taking lessons for a few years now, and they have developed their skills and had fun along the way. We appreciate that "outside" songs are encouraged in addition to the curriculum!

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Martha Minter Parent of long-term music student

Inspiring excellence and enjoyment of music

Our teacher has a way of inspiring excellence and enjoyment of music without undue pressure. Her encouragement and care for our daughter has made music lessons a very positive part of her education.

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