Our Cooperative Teaching Artists and Private Instruction

Most music schools have “faculty.” At Portland's only music education cooperative, we call our music teachers Cooperative Teaching Artists (CTAs). CTAs are multi-talented musicians given the unique opportunity to teach, perform, and collaborate, making our community a more vibrant place for music making. Our one-of-a-kind cooperative structure allows them to share resources, ideas, and space to keep musicianship high.

Lessons are arranged by the CTAs your schedule. Since we operate as a cooperative, each teacher sets their own own rates, but expect $20-30 per 30 minute lesson and more for hour lessons.

Meet our CTAs

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Robert Bomstad
Piano

Robert Bomstad is a passionate musician who is dedicated towards making new music and teaching future generations to play the piano. 

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Joel Kleinbaum
Bassoon

Joel brings a passion for music, including classical, opera, jazz, and klezmer along with a love of teaching.

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Ben Finley
Guitar & Bass Guitar

Ben Finley has been teaching guitar since 2002 to a wide range of students, varying in age, level, and stylistic interests.

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Patrick McCulley

Patrick McCulley
Saxophone

A Portland saxophonist, educator and composer, Patrick McCulley’s playing encomposses both classical music and jazz.

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Sadie Gregg, VoiceSadie Gregg
Voice

Sadie believes that anyone can sing, and that classical technique is the foundation to any kind of singing, whether opera, musical theater or pop

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Valery SaulValery Saul
Voice

Valery sings with the Portland Opera, both chorus and mainstage roles. She also is on the voice faculty at University of Portland.

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Hannah Hillebrand
Cello

In addition to  teaching private lessons, Hannah enjoys working with the adult group cello classes at the Community Music Center.

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Grace Young

Grace Young
Violin & Viola

Grace Young began their musical training via the Suzuki Violin Method, eventually discovering viola. Grace teachers violin and viola to students of all ages.

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