Ross Garlow

Originally from Philadelphia, and a recent Portland transplant already very active in the PDX music scene, Ross holds a master’s degree in music, has spent 5 years of his life traveling the world as a music director for major production companies and cruise lines, and already has over a decade of teaching private bass and guitar lessons under his belt.  Ross has an intense passion for music and teaching.


What age were you when you first started taking music lessons?
Tell us about an early music lessons experience that helped shape you as a musician or teacher:
I broke the neck off of my guitar after my first lesson at 5 years old. I was so upset, so my dad bought me another little guitar the next day.
Do you have a highlight of your music career so far that you would like to share?
Being a music director for large production companies and cruise lines.
Describe your ideal student.
My ideal student is someone who understands that music is just as complicated as any other profession, and the amount of time that someone can put into it is endless.
Describe what your students should expect in their first few music lessons.
The first lessons will focus on establishing a basic sense of groove and pulse.
Why did you want to become a music teacher?
If people don’t teach music, it may never be learned and performed again the right way. Music is communication and interaction, just as much as it is expressive and personal.
Want to take lessons with Ross? Follow this link to get started!
Want to check out Ross’ music? Check out his Instagram!