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

School Year 2021-2022 Private Music Lessons Registration:

MAC is excited to be revitalizing our Private Music Lessons Program for the 2021-2022 School Year (October through early June). Please read the registration instructions below in their entirety.

  1. Tell us about your availability, interests, and preferences by submitting the Music Lessons Application Form.
  2. We will follow up with you about your form. If we cannot accommodate your request, we will contact you to confirm your availability and place your name on our music waitlist. If we have a match with a time and instructor, we will contact you to offer the lessons slot!
  3. Once a lesson time is offered, MAC staff complete the registration by processing initial payment.

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

Questions? Feel free to reach out to Performing Arts Lead at

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!