Learn and Grow
With Music

Ukulele and Guitar Lessons Especially For Kids

1-to-1 Private Lessons-

Help your child experience real progress and real results with private lessons from an experienced teacher.

Online Sessions

Enjoy the convenience of having lessons in your home via videoconferencing apps like Zoom.

In-Person Sessions

You can also meet in person for your lessons at Artichoke Music- 2007 SE Powell, Portland (limited availability).

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Music Lessons Can Help Your Child

Gain confidence and a sense of accomplishment

Reach their highest musical potential

Develop a love and appreciation of music

How To Book A Free Online Intro Lesson

choose your spot

Click the button to access the calendar. Choose a day and time that works best for you. You’ll get a personal email from me within 24 hours.

Get Lesson Materials

You’ll receive lesson materials a day or two before the session starts.

start learning

During your session you’ll be led through the first steps of a program designed to help you learn to play in a fun, relaxed way.

Here’s what parents are saying

Norman has been our daughter’s classical guitar teacher for three years, since she was six.
We started her with lessons thinking we’d explore it for a few months, but Norman’s kind, teacherly approach and his easy-to-follow lesson plans made continuing a good investment of our time and money.

He’s attentive to the pace (and ramblings) of children while helping them to approach the instrument from multiple, integrated perspectives. In addition to learning to play, read music, and listen for and identify notes, our daughter has fun, gains a feeling of accomplishment, and is learning some great songs from the American archives.

–Aimee Sisco

My 8 year old son has been taking ukulele lessons with Norman Hamilton for one and one-half years and will soon be transitioning to guitar. Norman has been an excellent teacher while patiently offering clear instruction and motivation. It has been delightful to watch my son gain skill in handling an instrument and learning to read music.

My son has also developed increased confidence through music. He went from fearing speaking or performing in front of others to volunteering to play music for his class and making up songs with his friends. I would highly recommend Norman as an instructor and I hope we get to have many more years with him.

Katy Powell

We are very pleased with the progress our son has made in the past year with Norman. He is learning fundamentals of guitar and how to read music. Norman has a very patient and calm way about him that has helped our son become confident in playing and comfortable working with his teacher. We are delighted that our son enjoys his lessons and look forward to his continued success under Norman’s tutelage.

–Nick and Stephanie Dazer


15-Minute Lessons

$99 / mo

Weekly Sessions

1-to-1 Instruction

Online Only

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30-Minute Lessons

$175 / mo

Weekly Sessions

1-to-1 Instruction

Online or In-Person


45-Minute Lessons

$225 / mo

Weekly Sessions

1-to-1 Instruction

Online or In-Person