I cater to what my student's interests are and am happy to take suggestions for material they'd like to learn in lessons. At the same time, I feel it's my responsibility to draw from my background as a music professional and show the student material they may be unaware of.
Lance Vallis performs on guitar with bands as well as solo in the Portland area. He has also performed internationally for the past several years in the cruise line industry, onboard Norwegian, Celebrity, and Princess Cruise Lines ships. He earned his Masters of Music degree in jazz studies from Portland State University and teaches an online course about the History of Rock Music through Klamath Community College. Lance performs on solo guitar every Sunday evening at the restaurant Tapalaya in NE Portland.
PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
Masters of Music, Jazz Studies
BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
Performance Major, spring and summer semesters
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
BA Psychology and Sociology
KLAMATH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
● Develop and teach online course History of Rock Music
● Work with advisors to develop Core Learning Outcomes (CLO) for course
Portland, OR 2015
Boston, MA 1995
Albany, NY 1994
Online May 2017 Present
PORTLAND YOUTH ROCK ORCHESTRA
Youth orchestra focused on musical training and exposure to the greatest of rock and orchestral literature
Beaverton, OR June 2017 Present
Music Instruction DVD Publisher
Blues Guitar Video Instructor
Created and produced 4 DVD blues guitar instructional course covering fundamental aspects of blues guitar
● Topics covered include chords, scales, soloing techniques, and blues templates
● Conductor for youth orchestra, ages 8 19
THE MUSIC EMPORIUM Lexington, MA Specialty acoustic guitar store and lesson center catering to high end instrument buyers
Guitar Teacher 2000 2007
● Taught students ages 8 to adult, created custom lesson plans to turn beginners into proficient guitarists
● Taught multiyear curriculum on sight reading, songs, scales, and improvisation to 30 students per week
NORWEGIAN/CELEBRITY/PRINCESS CRUISE LINES Hawaii, Caribbean, Australia, Europe, Asia Premier pleasure cruise lines in the industry
Guitarist 2012 2017
● Guitarist for cruise lines in the party band and orchestras, playing in production shows and supporting guest entertainers
● Styles of music performed include jazz, show tunes, Motown, rock and pop music
SELFEMPLOYED PERFORMER Boston, MA and Portland, OR
● Performer in rock bands, jazz quartets, and musical theater pit bands; recorded and released 4 CDs
● Toured throughout the Northeast United States from Burlington, VT to New York, NY
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