The Multnomah Arts Center offers private, individual music lessons, and ensemble classes to people of all ages. Private lessons are usually half an hour unless otherwise noted. Longer lessons may be available if the schedule permits. Students typically continue from term to term.

Music Coordinator: Amy Jo McCarville

Private Music Lessons- COVID-19 UPDATE

MAC will be closed through Summer 2020 in response to COVID-19. For more information on PP&R closures, please visit:

Due to the closure, we are not able to offer summer music lessons at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

School Year 2019-2020 Private lessons Registration

School year lessons generally begin the first week of October through early June.

  1. Tell us about your availability, interests, and preferences by submitting the Music Lessons Application Form, either in person or emailed to the Performing Arts Lead at
  2. We will be in touch:
    • If we cannot accommodate your request, we will call or email to confirm your availability and place your request on our music waitlist.
    • If we have a match with a time and instructor, we will call or email to offer a lesson time.

3. Complete your registration and make initial payment. Once tuition is paid, the student is officially registered! Need based-scholarships and payment plan options are available.

For more information on our instructor biographies, please visit our Instructors Page.

MAC currently has instructors offering instruction in:

Bass (acoustic & electric)
Drums & Marimba
Guitar (acoustic & electric)

Music Classes Here at MAC…

Beginning with Music & Movement for Children classes, young children experience the magic of music through activities such as songs, finger plays, movement, and the introduction of instruments.

At age 8 children can join the Multnomah Youth Chorus to develop singing techniques, note reading skills, and accuracy of pitch and rhythm.

MAC also offers the Multnomah Community Chorus and Women’s Chorus for adults to develop range and musicianship singing music from Renaissance to contemporary, in a relaxed and supportive environment.

Discover the magic of music in Music Theory. Learn about harmony, intervals, tonality, chord functions, and progressions.

Explore guitar playing in a wide variety of adult group classes. We offer Group Guitar (beginning and intermediate), Beginning Folk Song, and Rock & Roll Guitar. We also have Group Ukulele!