Combining vintage keyboards and lead guitar, Special Purpose blends psychedelic sounds with earthy elements of funk and jazz. The band has been playing shows in the Portland, Oregon area since 2016 with some of the best musicians in the city. Their debut instrumental album Password, written by guitarist Lance Vallis, was released in 2019 and features Paul Paresa on keyboards (Sweet n’ Juicy, Cloud 6), Hunter Parmentier on bass (Stephen Marley), and Forest Carter on drums (Far Out West, Giraffe Dodgers).
Willing to teach
Beginner to advanced
Whether you are a beginner or have lots of experience playing the guitar, I can help you achieve your goals! I teach
all contemporary styles, including rock, blues, jazz, funk, and more. I am happy to teach whatever my students' are
interested in and help them learn chords, scales, improvisation, sight-reading, and music theory. I have years of
performance experience in the Portland area and beyond as a soloist as well as with various rock, jazz, and musical
theater pit bands