Group & Private Music Lessons for ages 3+

General Music / Voice / Guitar / Piano

Our LittleTone group music programs are designed to expose children to music and let them explore its various concepts in a fun and beneficial way. Through various experiences kids will develop and refine such musical skills as: Singing, playing instruments, movement, conducting, listening, audition (inner hearing), memory, reading, writing, creating (improvisation and composition) not speaking about how fun group classes can be!

Join us on this musical journey and see the incredible impact it can have on your child's development. Check out the details of our programs below and get ready to watch your child's musical abilities blossom!
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Our LittleTone group music programs are designed to expose children to music and let them explore its various concepts in a fun and beneficial way. Through various experiences kids will develop and refine such musical skills as: Singing, playing instruments, movement, conducting, listening, audition (inner hearing), memory, reading, writing, creating (improvisation and composition) not speaking about how fun group classes can be!

Join us on this musical journey and see the incredible impact it can have on your child's development. Check out the details of our programs below and get ready to watch your child's musical abilities blossom!

General Music / Voice / Guitar / Piano

Group & Private Music Lessons for ages 3+

Our Programs

Click on the card to see details. To sign up for any class, click the button & fill out the registration form.

*You may withdraw from a class within 24 hours after the first class - just email us at littletonemusic@gmail.com We will refund the tuition and material fee (unopened only).
*Sibling discount is 20% off for the 2d child. Questions? Email - littletonemusic@gmail.com

LittleTone (ages 3-4)

4 sessions x 10-12 weeks each, 45 minutes.
Early childhood education music program.

Music Soul (ages 5-6)

General music education. Next level progression based on teacher recommendation.

Singing Soul (ages 6-8)

Group class with emphasis on vocal training.
60 minutes weekly.

Group Guitar (7+)

Fun and supportive group for learning guitar.
45-60 minutes weekly.

Playing Soul (ages 6-8)

10-week piano training class with
a group dynamic. 60 minutes weekly.

Private Lessons

Other Programs

Irina Myachkin

It's so nice to meet you!
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Irina Myachkin
Hi! I am the founder of LittleTone Music. I specialize in teaching little children and helping them start or deepen their musical knowledge in a fun yet effective way. I have over 9 years of experience teaching music to kids of preschool age and up. I've been a group & private class instructor at Opus 1 Music Studio in Silicon Valley, California since 2012. After having moved to Portland, I've decided to take on my individual adventure and share the joy of music with young minds.

Children have an open and absorbing mind and introducing them to music as early as possible should be a goal of every parent and adult. My personal intention is to plant a seed in their hearts and reveal this wonderful world of sounds, vibes, emotions, and moods which will not only give a strong music foundation if they choose music as their primary occupation but also help them grow and bloom into confident and happy adults.

M.A. in Education from North-Kazakhstan state university. To sign up for any class, click the button & fill out the registration form.

Outlook

Our music studio philosophy is inspired and based on Zoltan Kodaly’s approach, which emphasizes the importance of music education starting at a young age. Our approach is grounded in the belief that music education can foster not only musical skills but also intellectual, physical, and spiritual development.
The principles that guide our instruction:
1. Balance between structure and spontaneity
2. Musical, intellectual, physical, and spiritual development
3. Singing as the foundation for musical learning
4. Starting with the very young
5. Quality music of genuine artistic value
6. Developing a sense of music in each student
7. A flexible manner of instruction
Music education can be transformative, enriching the lives of students and promoting a love of music that can last a lifetime.

Philosophy

International

Our classes are available in English and Russian, and we incorporate songs from various cultures, including Spanish, African, Chinese, Belarusian, and more, to encourage exploration and diversity. If you choose the Russian class, note that the instruction and communication will be in Russian, while some materials and songs will be in both languages.

Concerts

Join us twice a year for our musical concerts! Our summer concert is a casual outdoor gathering where children can perform solo or in groups, share their favorite games and snacks, and connect with other young musicians in a friendly environment. Our winter concert is a formal indoor event, giving children the opportunity to experience a real stage performance.

Upcoming Concert:
Summertime | Saturday June 15, 2024 | 12 pm | Outdoor Park (TBD)
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singing girl

Testimonials

Ambika N

My kids have been learning from Irina since past several years. They love her. I think her curriculum is best suited for younger kids. Ever since she moved out of silicon valley, my kids miss her a lot. I hope to join her lessons soon for the younger one

Marti Mamrak

I’m happy to provide a testimonial for LittleTone Music. Irina has worked with our preschool-aged group for two years. As a former K-12 school district administrator, I was quickly impressed with Irina‘s musical talent and her ability to inspire both joy and love of learning in young children. With a quiet, yet attention-getting demeanor, Irina‘s music curriculum and strategies develop children’s delight in music while enabling children of diverse backgrounds and abilities to experience music and learn essential concepts.

Testimonials

Olena Borova

Ирочка не только талантливый музыкант, но и великолепный учитель. Ходили на занятия по фортепиано. Сын в восторге и от музыки, и от Иры. Очень рекомендую))))

Alena Hansen

My 4 year old daughter loves her music classes with Irina. She has attended for almost a full year and looks forward to them every week! Irina is great with young children, she’s encouraging and also provides gentle guidance to help them follow directions. I like the variety of singing, exposure to various instruments and age-appropriate music theory. I highly recommend her classes for anyone that would like to expose and develop their children’s interest and love for music.

Testimonials

Daria Yakyamseva

Irina is a wonderful teacher: she has some special approach to kids. My son is looking forward to the class each time. He has been coming to Irina for a year already. He sings a lot afterwards and expresses lots of interest in music and instruments and tries to use everything as an instrument:-) I am very glad we’ve found Irina and her studio.

Galina Desyatova

Our children have had the best experience with Irina. They started when they were 4 and 6 and continue to this day. Both have become more musical, embraced group lessons, but also individual instruments - guitar and piano, enjoy performing on stage, which is a skill of it own, and have learned many new songs and music concepts! Irina has a beautiful gift that she generously shares with the community!

Our Materials

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We want our students to have the best learning experience.That's why we prepare a special music bag that will be given to each child at their first class(Music Soul and Singing Soul) and provide for a smooth and fun learning process.The materials that are in the bag will serve you for a long time and will be refilled with new supplies and worksheets at no cost to you.
We prioritize eco-friendly materials in our teaching, reflecting our commitment to nature through singing songs and promoting environmental protection. Our materials are predominantly made from natural and sustainable sources.
diverse books
Our program includes diverse books, starting with our own for young children and gradually adding other theory, voice, and piano books. Tuition fee covers all materials.
custom music bags
Our custom music bags with name tags are made of 100% cotton, and will carry all necessary music supplies for each class.

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Contact

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Portland music school
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Big Time Music (private only)
13530 Northwest Cornell Road
Portland, OR 97229

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LittleTone
Start your child's music education with our fun and imaginative approach!

A general/early education music program for children to explore various musical concepts in a fun yet effective way. The program includes: singing, dancing, learning about & playing rhythm instruments, basic theory & ear-training, musical crafts & reading music-inspired books.

Class Duration: 45 minutes
Up to 8 kids in a class

$80 x 4 consecutive weeks
*If you recently moved from Ukraine or have other financial hardships, contact to get a discount.
January - June Schedule


Saturdays | 9:15 am
Sundays | 10:00 am

LittleTone (ages 3-4)

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Group Guitar
Join our ongoing program for an introduction to the instrument, including position, tuning, basic music symbols and theory. Learn to read and play basic melodies and easy chords, master strumming patterns, and explore the first scales and improvisation techniques.
You will get a weekly homework assignment. Must have an instrument and commit to practice 10-15 minutes x at least 4 days a week.

Classes Duration: 30-60 minutes (based on the number of kids)

$100 x 4 consecutive weeks (includes books)
*If you recently moved from Ukraine or have other financial hardships, contact to get a discount.

Group Guitar (7+)

Schedule:

Contact for details

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Singing Soul
Singing should be the foundation for musical learning.
A thoroughly-structured program designed to give young singers a solid foundation in the fundamentals of singing & musicianship. Children learn new musical concepts every week and polish them through written assignments & singing. Individual time is set for each child to practice a song of their personal choice.
The program includes both rhythmic and melodic work, interesting mix of repertoire, solfège, vocal warm-ups, music theory, sight-singing, diction & intonation, breathing & posture, performance strategies, and ear-training.

Class Duration: 60 minutes
Each session is 11-13 weeks.
Up to 8 kids in a class

• $140 x 4 weeks (includes tuition and materials).
*If you recently moved from Ukraine or have other financial hardships, contact to get a discount.
January - June Schedule


Saturdays | 11:15 am
Sundays | 11:45 am

Singing Soul (ages 6-8)

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piano playing
In this class, your child will have the opportunity to learn the basics of piano playing in a fun and supportive environment. You don't even need to have a piano at home - although if you do, that's a plus!
The program includes:
  • Learning the basic notes
  • Introduction to music notation
  • Understanding note values
  • Sight-reading exercises
  • Learning the music alphabet
  • Ear and rhythm training
  • Playing first tunes

Class Duration: 60 minutes
The introductory session is 10 weeks (reach out to find a group)
Up to 8 kids in a class

• $140 x 4 weeks (includes tuition and materials).
*If you recently moved from Ukraine or have other financial hardships, contact to get a discount.
January - June Schedule

Saturdays | 12:15 pm
Sundays | 12:45 pm

Playing Soul (ages 5-6 & 7-8)

Private Voice | Guitar | Piano
Location - Portland & Beaverton

The guitar/piano classes include an introduction to the instrument, position, tuning, basic music symbols & theory, learning to read and play basic notes and easy chords, master strumming patterns (guitar) and the first scales, and melodies.

Vocal lessons are devoted to finding the strengths and individual features of your voice, working on establishing a good breathing support, and building confidence in using your voice and performing. Classes include ear-training, sight-singing, solfege, vocal exercises, and warm-ups as well as developing your individual repertoire.

You will get a weekly homework assignment. Must have an instrument and commit to practice 10-15 minutes x at least 4 days a week.

Classes Duration: 30, 45, 60 minutes
Upon request, we can set up a semi-private or a group lesson (2+ people in a class)
> The initial Trial Lesson 30 min/$20. It serves as an opportunity to meet, discuss goals, and outline the learning plan.
guitar/piano classes

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Pay by lesson (includes some materials, flexible rescheduling)
Pay by month (includes some materials; no last minute cancellation)
Package of 10 (includes some materials, valid for 3 months)
*If you recently moved from Ukraine or have other financial hardships, contact to get a discount.
30 min
45 min
60 min
$40
$55
$70
$35 each - $140 monthly
$50 each - $200 monthly
$65 each - $260 monthly
$30 each - $300 total
$45 each - $450 total
$60 each - $600 total

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musical program for children
Join our engaging and educational program that builds a strong musical foundation for children! Our program covers music theory, singing, movement, rhythm, ear-training, and more, including composers, music genres, exploring & trying instruments such as piano, guitar, ukulele, and drums. This is the perfect "upgrade" after completing the full LittleTone program. Teacher recommendation required.

Class Duration: 55 minutes
Up to 8 kids in a class

• $100 x 4 consecutive weeks (includes some materials)
*If you recently moved from Ukraine or have other financial hardships, contact to get a discount.

Music Soul (ages 5-6)

January - June Schedule
Saturdays | 10:15 am
Sundays | 10:45 am