Fees & FAQs


  • $25 per lesson


  • Guitar lessons, electric or acoustic (beginner to professional)
  • Bass and banjo lessons (beginner to intermediate)
  • Learn to write songs and compose music on your instrument of choice
  • You’ll also learn theory and sight-reading, and develop ear-training.

For beginners: learn everything you need to know to start playing tunes after your very first lesson.

For intermediate students: take your playing to the next level and beyond.

For professional and advanced musicians: learn new styles (rock musicians learn to play jazz; blues players learn to play rock, etc.) Learn performance and audition tips and tricks.

Whatever your instrument of choice, you’ll get theory, sight-reading and ear-training incorporated into your lesson plan so that you’ll be able to understand the music you’re playing and write your own songs.  If you’re more interested in songwriting, we’ll focus on that. Because each student is different, each lesson is tailored to your individual needs and desires.

Lessons are available where and when you want them.

I can come to you at your home or office. Or you can take your lessons in my Southeast Portland studio–near Mount Scott, Happy Valley and Clackamas.

Contact me today — start playing right away.

Email: alextomaino@gmail.com

Cell: 503-913-7716