We teach students how to use their voice to the best of their ability, along with how to move, project and tell a story using singing and acting. Our holistic approach gives students confidence, a knowledge of storytelling and performance, and a strong background in the performing arts.
At Riverside Performing Arts there is an option for everyone. Whether you want to learn to shred with wicked distortion, slap down a funky bass line, or learn the grace of classical finger style, we have something to support your needs. We encourage electric or acoustic play and the exploration of a wide variety of styles and genres. All our 30 minute lessons are supported with a strong base in applied music theory.
If guitar or bass isn’t for you, then the Ukulele is a wonderful instrument to consider. It’s compact form and ease of play make it accessible to everyone. It’s also perfect for the young beginner that may not have yet developed the finger strength needed for guitar or bass.
Guitar, bass, and ukulele is offered through private lessons. Guitar and Ukulele ensembles are offered periodically throughout the year.
Private piano lessons are back at RPA! All lessons are instructed by the incomparable Andrea Ulshafer, who attended Marylhurst University and received a Bachelor of Music in Performance and Pedagogy. It is her passion to help nurture a love and interest in music by providing a well-rounded piano education and tailoring lessons to meet the needs and goals of each student.
Lessons are 45 minutes @ 188/ month unless otherwise scheduled with RPA.