Playing and teaching music is my life. I believe that everyone aspires to express them self through music. I believe that everyone can learn to play, and I have the pleasure of proving this true every day!
Al teaches guitar, bass and ukulele and is available for private lessons on Tuesdays by appointment. Purchase here!
Joel Kabakov has maintained a multidisciplinary role in the arts, as composer, pianist, guitarist, educator, author and music industry executive. Retreating to the Northwest after over a decade of directing Yamaha Foundation’s advanced music curricula, he now serves as Chair of Arts and Humanities at Columbia Gorge College. “Europatopia” is the performing arts ensemble Kabakov recently formed in Oregon which explores historically and ethnically diverse repertoire.
As Graduate Prize Fellow and doctoral recipient in composition at Harvard, Joel taught chamber music, counterpoint, music history and independent piano studies. Collaborations with the Boston Symphony, Boston Ballet, Harvard Dance Center and Young Audiences Inc. ensued as did chairmanship of composition at the Boston Conservatory. His present pianistic passion is the ever unfolding “Melodian and Keyboard Explorations” which combines technique, theory, and a “foretaste for composition”. In guitar, Joel specializes in flamenco, early classical, folk and country picking. Purchase here!
Linda offers beginning and intermediate group guitar up to 4 times a year. A variety of styles will be introduced depending on preferences of students. Linda has been a professional guitar player and has over 30 years of teaching experience. She has performed bluegrass, country, top 40, rock and swing/jazz and folk, in locations across the world including Maui, Florida, Baja, Belize and the great Pacific Northwest. You can expect to have fun and learn in a relaxed setting. Instruction materials will be provided. Call (541) 296-2900 for her current schedule.