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Bill Hayes Biography

Bill is a Bend local who moved to Oregon from Los Angles where he first launched his music career. After moving to Bend, Bill carefully built a reputation not only for his strong musicianship and an amazing vocal style (which has been compared to the sounds of Paul McCartney), but also for his attention to every detail of his performances.


Bill has performed for corporate events, private house concerts, and weddings throughout the region. His clients include some of the state’s most coveted resorts and wineries such as Brasada Ranch, Pronghorn Golf Resort, Black Butte Ranch, Sunriver Lodge and Resort, The Bend Riverhouse, The Athletic Club of Bend, Archery Summit Winery, Gran Moraine Vineyards and music festivals.


As a composer, Bill licenses his music portfolio for television, film, radio, and advertising. Bill’s music is heard in countries around the world.


Bill also found his calling as a music teacher helping aspiring artists of all ages to develop their music skills and to pursue their passions for music.

Bill studied music at Los Angeles Valley College in Van Nuys, CA and College of the Canyons in Valencia, CA.


“From the Beatles to the Blues to Favorites and Standards, Bill covers it.”

Becky Stroebel-Johnson

Sterling Talent, Inc.

Portland, Oregon


Bill Hayes Music Instructor

Bill offers private and zoom lessons specializing in guitar, piano, bass guitar, and ukulele at his private studio in Bend Oregon. Bill teaches music notation, scale mode theory, cord theory, and general music theory.

As a local teacher, Bill has taught at Central Oregon Music, Just Joe's Music,

String Theory Music and his private studio.


"Let Music change your life"


Teaching Policy & Tuition

Student tuition is based upon a rate of $70.00 per hour and $30.00 per half hour.


Lessons are reserved one month in advance in full month increments. Payments are made via direct deposit from a credit or debit card. Your account will be charged on the first of each month.


Here are some simple guidelines to help you achieve your musical goals.


  • Practice your lesson each week at home

  • Always be on time with instrument and books

  • Lessons start and end on the hour or half hour

  • Please remember to be mindful of  students in studio before and after your lesson


Cancellations due to illness can be made up. No-shows and same day cancellations count as a lesson and are nonrefundable. Lessons are nontransferable.


Learning music is rewarding. It takes time and commitment. Let’s work together and have fun in the process!

Contact Bill


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