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Music Program

For Season 2020/2021 PMA will offer both onsite and virtual Music classes. Please be patient as we all navigate this unusual Season.

Onsite PMA Music classes will strictly follow all Oregon Health Authority COVID guidelines for safe operation. Class sizes will be limited, masks required and social distancing practiced. Parents and students will receive further information regarding new COVID-related procedures upon registration.

All private Music lessons and some group classes will be conducted virtually. Upon registration you will receive specific details about scheduling and logon.

Parents must complete the Student Information Form found HERE before the student can come to class onsite.

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PMA Distance Learning Hub

Following up on the great success of our safe, socially-distanced summer camps, PMA has designed a new program this school-year to help our students and families meet their educational needs.  The PMA Distance Learning Hub (PMA Hub) is an onsite program beginning on Monday, September 14th, running Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm.  Each student will have a dedicated, distanced workstation to access the internet, and our staff will assist students in logging on and accessing both symchronous and asynchronous activities.  Group sizes will be limited and conducted in full accordance with Oregon Health Authority COVID guidelines.  Not only will students be assisted with online learning, working parents will be free to focus on thier jobs.  For more information, please see PMA Distance Learning Hub. If you have any general questions about the program please contact our office at or for questions specific to enrollment contact our registrar at

After-School Arts Club

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The Portland Metro Arts Music Program offers group classes and private lessons in Bass Guitar, Cello, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Piano, Trumpet, Ukulele, Violin, Viola, and Voice. Our teachers offer lessons to beginners as well as advanced students, and go at a pace that responds to each student's individual needs. Learning proper technique for voice or an instrument gives a student a lifelong skill in an artform that enriches their life and builds confidence in their own abilities.

Music is one of the fundamental performing arts. Here at PMA students have several opportunities to share throughout the year and showcase their talent and accomplishments in class.

All music classes and lessons run from Sept. 10, 2020 - June 11, 2021 followed by a summer session of private music lessons. Enrollments are accepted throughout the year. Please click on the above links or scroll down for registration information. Private lessons are subject to instructor availability, and it is often a good idea to call or email us to inquire about lesson times.

Classes listed may not be available every season. Please check the class schedule for current offerings. Contact us if you have a suggestion for a specific class. We frequently add new classes to our schedule. If you are interested in registering for a WAITLIST ONLY class, please sign up on the Waitlist of that class. If the blue Register button is not available next to a class, that class is full.

Class tuition can be paid in two or 10 equal payments made September through June. The amounts listed reflect the equal payment option. CLICK HERE for full tuition payment options. All beginning group classes are open to age appropriate students with little or no previous music training.

Group Music Classes

Learning in a group setting is a fun way to introduce playing an instrument, while getting “hands on” experience, making new friends & gaining musical skills!  See your child's face beam in self-confidence with the success of making music from the very first lesson. Students will learn the basics of playing an instrument, while developing note-reading and overall musicianship. Violin, Viola, and Cello students will need to provide their own appropriately-sized instrument. Music is provided. Parent participation is strongly encouraged.

Onsite classes

4 Arts Explorers

Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Art classes geared for young artists. A great introduction to new ideas where children experience all 4 art forms, with a new art form being explored every 5 weeks. Grades 1-6

Virtual classes

Private Lessons

All Private Lessons will be taught virtually.

Cello, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Piano, Trumpet, Ukulele, Viola, Violin, and Voice

Children and adults can experience the joy of playing a musical instrument. Beginning and intermediate students can arrange for private lessons in Bass Guitar, Cello, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Piano, Trumpet, Ukulele, Viola, Violin, and Voice. Our private music lessons are 30-minutes long and given once per week. Scheduling depends on teacher availability.  We take new enrollments throughout the year, so it’s never too late to start! 45-minute and 60-minute advanced or semi-private lessons are available upon request.

The School Year class tuition can be paid in two or 10 equal payments, made monthly September through June. Tuition listed below reflects the 10-equal payment option.

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