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Guitar Lessons


75 per session - - Posted Mar 06, 2016

In October 2015, I arrived back in Portland from my contract in Europe, where I was performing in the show band on board the Caribbean Princess cruise ship. I am eager to resume teaching in the Rose City! I am originally from Long Island, New York, and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, where I lived until 2011. In June of 2015, I earned my Masters of Music degree in jazz studies from Portland State University.

I cater to what my students interests are and am happy to take suggestions for material they'd like to learn in lessons. At the same time, I feel it's my responsibility to draw from my background as a music professional and show the student material they may be unaware of. After 6 months of lessons, my students have knowledge of all basic open chords and a solid repertoire of songs under their belt. We will also cover how to play major scales, the blues, and if they're interested, sight reading.

Here's a video of me performing a solo guitar set on board the cruise ship:

And here's a video of me teaching from the blues guitar DVD course I recorded for the music publisher GuitarZoom:

For more info about me, please visit

Training & Qualifications

Masters of Music degree
Diverse performing experience, including contracts performing on board cruise ships

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!


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About Lance Vallis

Hi there, I am a professional musician. I play guitar and received my masters of music last year. I have lots of teaching and performing experience, including several contracts performing on board c...ruise ships, most recently with Princess Cruises. I have taught guitar lessons for many years, let me help you achieve your music goals!show more

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