We offer instruction from a staff of experienced teachers in a supportive, fun atmosphere. Lessons are available on a variety of instruments and voice for all ages and ability levels, from beginning to advanced. Instruction can also include new styles, techniques, music theory and composition for interested students.

Rates are $140 per month, payable on the first lesson of each month. Students will receive one 30 minute private lesson per week at their weekly lesson time. If the student is unable to make it to a lesson, they must notify the teacher at least 24 hours in advance to be eligible for a make-up lesson. Only one make-up lesson per month is allowed as the teacher’s schedule will permit.

Meet the staff

Ed Snyder
Ed SnyderGuitar, Electric Bass, Improvisation, Music Theory, Song Writing
With more than 20 years teaching at Gresham Music and adult guitar classes at Clackamas Community College, Ed has worked with a wide range of age groups. From middle school to senior citizens, he can help you bring your playing and musical knowledge up to the next level.

As a professional, Ed has traveled throughout the western U.S working with many artists including The Platters, Drifters, Coasters, Leslie Gore, and Johnny Counterfeit. Ed is currently playing with The Swingline Cubs, the N.W premier variety show.

Education: studied guitar and music theory for 10 years starting at age 12 with private instructors and majored in music in college.


Aaron Diamond
Aaron DiamondGuitar, Classical Guitar, Ukulele, Music Theory
Aaron has 15 years of teaching experience at Gresham Music and Portland Classical Guitar, and is well versed in a wide variety of musical styles. From the oldest guitar music to the most current guitar playing techniques, he can show you what you need to know to play your favorites.

Aaron has played in group settings as a rock/blues/jazz guitarist, and has also performed as a soloist playing classical music.

Education: Studied with Edward Snyder for 9 years, learning rock, blues, jazz, theory and composition. Studied classical guitar with William Jenks, Portland Classical Guitars.

Chris Wolken
Chris WolkenFlute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Violin, Viola, Cello
Chris has 30 years experience teaching band and orchestra in the Gresham Barlow and Reynolds School Districts and has been teaching private and group lessons for 20 years. Learning the flute at an early age, she is passionate about connecting students of any age with an instrument. With the philosophy that anyone with a desire can learn a musical instrument, she will make the efforts to find out what motivates the student and they will be encouraged to grow musically and discover the joy of expressing themselves through music.

For most of her life Chris has performed freelance and with various orchestras and concert bands including Portland’s Columbia Symphony Orchestra and the Oregon Symphonic Band.

Education: Music Education Degree, University of Nebraska
Studied flute privately with members of the Detroit, Kansas City, and Oregon Symphonies.

Randall Hart
Randall HartDrum Set, Percussion
Bio coming soon…
Tracy Schawb
Tracy SchawbPiano
Bio coming soon…