“I began playing guitar in my forties.  After teaching myself some basics, I finally got smart and started taking lessons from Élan.  He is an excellent teacher: skilled, knowledgeable, attentive and discerning, and patient.  He listens well, quickly tuning into what I wanted from the guitar and helping me work toward that, offering all kinds of helpful tips along the way.  Élan‘s passion for the guitar and music-making in general is infectious.  He’ll make you want to practice more!” Gary Borjesson, PhD Professor

Wouldn’t it be nice to bring a guitar on that next family camping trip and have a sing along around the campfire?  Or perhaps you write poetry and song lyrics and would like to learn how to put them to music? Maybe you want to set up music lessons for the kids? Or you may be an experienced musician who cannot push past certain barriers in their playing and want to learn how take it to “the next level”.  All these things Élan can help you with. With his extensive background both as a classically trained and as a self taught musician, Élan offers a unique approach to learning music that combines the benefits of music theory and sight reading abilities with the equally important skills of “learning by ear” and improvisation.  Élan is now accepting students in the following categories:

  • guitar and ukulele (classical, finger-style, jazz, rock, pop, blues, folk)
  • music theory and aural skills
  • songwriting/composing/arranging/transcribing
  • group lessons/coordinated jam session

Currently only client in-home lessons are being offered.  The pricing includes travel expenses to anywhere within Portland city limits.  Anywhere beyond city limits will include an additional 50 cents per mile beyond the posted rates.

Rates are as follows:
30 minute lesson- $30
60 minute lesson- $50

Group discounts and package deals are available. We also offer a free one-time phone consultation for perspective students. All inquiries are welcome and all skill levels are accepted. Payment options include cash, money order, check, or Paypal.  Please visit the Contact Page to connect with Élan regarding lessons.  Are you ready to take your playing to the next level?

If you would like to book Élan for an event or contact him about a music project please call him at (503) 729-7924, email at elanpromusic@gmail.com, or visit the Contact Page.