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Discover the musician in you

At Hi-Note Music our goal is to foster a life-long connection between our students and music.  Our teachers offer personalized music lessons tailored to the skills and interests of each student.  We teach music that is relevant to the student so that they leave each lesson inspired and excited to practice at home.  We offer guitar, bass, piano, uke, and drum lessons as well as a rock band class designed to get new musicians making music with one another!

Summer Programming

Summer Camps: We are excited to announce five weeks of Rock Band summer camps! Follow the link for more information.


Private lessons: Join us this summer for one of our flexible lesson packages.  We offer 6, 8, and 10 lesson packs.  Lessons can be scheduled on a variety of days and times to accommodate your summer schedules.  See our lessons section below for more information.

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Steve Aman

Steve Aman has been teaching music and performing in the Portland area for the past 15 years.  In September of 2018 he founded 

Hi-note Music where he currently serves as director in addition to teaching piano, uke, drumming and rock band class.  He also performs with Ural Thomas and the Pain as well as other bands and music therapy choirs.

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Chris Parkman

With over 10 years of teaching experience, Chris has been working with students with a wide range of ages, ability levels and learning styles in both piano and drum lessons. Chris received his BA in Music from Washington State University with a focus on drum set and performing with the WSU jazz band. He currently performs in the Portland area with his band Bad Panda, a groove oriented funk and jazz group, as well as other bands.

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Colin Jenkins

Colin Jenkins has been teaching piano, guitar, drums, bass and ukulele in the greater Portland area for over 15 years.  He studied percussion performance and music education at the University Oregon. He has toured nationally and internationally with various musical groups.

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Clay Parkman

Clay is a seasoned educator with over a decade of experience in teaching guitar, bass, and ukulele.  With a Bachelor of Music Performance from Washington State University, Clay relocated to Portland where he began working with many other musicians and acts, both in town and on tour.  Clay also works as a band leader, leading projects ranging from straight ahead jazz to more groove based neo soul and fusion groups.

Piano Lessons


A personalized approach

We believe that each student has a unique set of interests and needs.  We strive to bring each student material that is meaningful and relevant to them to create a lifelong connection with music.  Our instructors are local musicians performing regularly with the ability to mentor young musicians and help lead them to their personal goals.

Hi-note Music Studios currently offers personalized instruction for piano, uke, guitar, bass, and drums.  We teach students of all ages.  Register now and start making music today! 

Summer Lesson Packages:*​

Join us for our summer term June 9th-Aug 25th with one of our flexible lesson packages.  Students are able to schedule on a variety of days and time to accommodate busy summer schedules.  Our summer registration for new students opens June 1st.


10 lessons - 30 minutes - $325

8 lessons - 30 minutes - $280

6 lessons - 30 minutes - $235


10 lessons - 45 minutes - $475

8 lessons - 45 minutes - $400

6 lessons - 45 minutes - $325


10 lessons - 60 minutes - $600

8 lessons - 60 minutes - $510

6 lessons - 60 minutes - $410

*All lessons must be scheduled before August 25th

Rock Band Class


Because music should be fun


Our ROCKBAND Class is a 12 week program that offers weekly 60 min classes designed for late beginner, intermediate and advanced musicians.  Students will sharpen their music skills learning to perform fun pop and rock songs and create original songs in small groups with specialized instruction from music teachers that perform locally.  

Students will learn the basics of playing in a band/ensemble, learning parts, and how they fit together to groove as a group! 

We recommend that students have 1-2 years of music lesson experience before enrolling in our Rock Band Class.

Class fee for 12 week term: $360

Fall term starts Sept 18th

Sign up today and join the fun!



For questions or lesson availability please fill out the form below

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