Portland Language Arts uses the services of part-time specialists to give children access to programs (like music together and gymnastics) that many stay at-home toddlers and preschoolers experience. We provide this service as we believe it is beneficial to the children we care for.



Lillian was born in Beijing China and has been in the USA for over 12 years. She is married with 2 boys (6 and 8). She holds a BA in Business and a MSc in Information Systems. She is passionate about education and providing a quality education that will be beneficial in a globalized world.

Dave-Music Lessons


Affiliate: Private Music Lessons

Dr Dave Deason is an extremely talented composer, musician and teacher. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts, Theory, Composition from Ohio State where he taught for many years, before moving to Oregon. Dr Dave plays multiple instruments, including the Piano and many wood-winds. Please view Dr Dave's video Dr. Dave teachers Lillian's own children and given that he additional slots on Wednesdays.

Karine-French & Yoga


Karine original comes from France. She is fluent in French, English and Spanish and has over 15 years of experience teaching in France, Mexico and the United States. She is a certified Yogakids instructor. Karine will be teaching French and Yoga.