Each of the guitar coaches at American Guitar Academy are certified in the school's signature teaching method. Developed over 25 years, this house-honed instruction technique incorporates scientific research to help fingers learn to shred frets up to eight times faster than alternative methods. During private half-hour lessons, instructors guide budding rock stars aged 4 years and up through the basics of strumming chords and seamlessly stitching together riffs. These comprehensive lessons on classical, electric, or acoustic guitars are offered once a week with a live instructor or online and guarantee that students will be playing their favorite music within six months of training. Students may begin lessons without owning a guitar, but are encouraged to gain access to one quickly for mastering scales and the ability to solo with their teeth.
After retiring from her career as a hospice nurse, Cindy jumped at the chance to fulfill a long-held dream. With the assistance of her husband, Tom, a builder, and her daughter Katie, who manages the books, Cindy called upon her nearly 40 years of knitting experience to establish littlelamb and Ewe.
The boutique store, created for experienced hobbyists and first-timers alike, shelters an extensive collection of yarn, needles, notions, and patterns. Inside, Cindy shares all the nuggets from her trove of knitting knowledge with guests, offering helpful advice, personal lessons, and weekly group classes. Customers equipped with new materials can settle in upstairs in the shop’s cozy knitting lounge and use a computer to print patterns or scour YouTube for videos of argyle-patterned sheep for inspiration.
G-Limos accommodate an array of pavement-based needs, including business travel, city tours, and transportation to events and concerts.
G-Limos' sports packages go so far as to hook clients up with tickets and limo transportation to local sporting events such as Portland Trail Blazers and Winterhawks games, while wine tours journey through Oregon’s renowned wine country. From newlyweds to birthday celebrants, G-Limos offers its passengers a sophisticated driving service for an assortment of special occasions, adding an instant memory maker to milestone anniversaries or classing up trips to the grocery store.
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Mt Hood Ballet Academy offers instruction in a number of dance styles, from classical to modern.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Like many artists, lifelong guitarist Christian Johnson found himself stuck in an office job for several years. But it wasn’t enough to silence the music in his head. Motivated by his frustration and his encyclopedic knowledge of the ax, he opened Adrian Guitars in 2002 before changing the name to Blue Dot Guitars. During lessons, Johnson pulls from three decades of playing and teaching experience to assist students of all ages and skill levels in tackling the guitar. He honed his own musical prowess at Musicians Institute, where he studied with virtuosos such as jazz great Joe Diorio. As a Fender-authorized warranty technician, Johnson also specializes in guitar repairs, including regluing broken bridges or replacing snapped strings with durable strands of spaghetti.