Hayley McCurdy

Guitar, Songwriting

Hayley is a prolific and thoughtful songwriter from Portland, Oregon, with a BFA from University of Victoria specializing in theater, voice, and sound design. Hayley’s music is featured in film, musical theater, and radio. Her debut EP “Hypnotize” was released in 2016 followed by her single “All In Spite” in 2017. Hayley helps beginner to intermediate guitarists and songwriters develop their story, melodic structures, hooks, and proper vocal technique.


What age were you when you first started taking music lessons?



What are your favorite bands or musicians?

Knickel Creek, Bonnie Raitt, Fiona Apple, Suzanne Santo


Do you have a highlight of your music career so far that you would like to share?

When I self-released my own record and music video this past year, and when I had the opportunity to license my music with Universal Music Group.


Describe your ideal student.

My idea student is aged 10-18, who really wants to learn acoustic to finger style guitar at beginner level.


Describe what your students should expect in their first few music lessons.

Depending on what they know so far, laying down the foundation of learning how the guitar is set up. We will learn basic chords and strumming patterns and apply them to songs for the student to practice. And if they want to start writing their own songs, we will begin simple music theory and chord progressions for them to understand and create with.


Why did you want to become a music teacher?

I love giving students a foundation to express themselves through music. When you can express yourself through music it fulfills a part of you and it brings people together.

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