Most people know that certain instruments must be "tuned up" in order to be played, even if they don't quite know what it means. When talking about guitars (or really any string instrument), tuning not only refers to the act…Read more
Lessons for Guitar, Piano, Voice, Ukulele, Electric Bass, Banjo & Mandolin
“What an amazing place! Matt made getting signed up and scheduled a real breeze, and their website made billing super easy and stress free… Robin, my teacher, is not only a phenomenal player and student of guitar and music theory himself, but also an amazingly kind, fun and patient teacher. ” - Neil L
“I'm in my mid 50's and have always wanted to learn to play and read music and thought that I didn't have the aptitude for it. Enzo has been helping me with my technique and music theory for a few months, and now I can sight read. I am thrilled and it has been a lifelong dream that I am now achieving. Thank you Milwaukie School of Guitar and Enzo!” - Gemma B
“ Trinh was amazing. He was patient, extremely knowledgeable and very detailed. I absolutely would like to continue taking lessons with him as my instructor. I wish I would have found him two months ago when I first picked up the guitar. ” - Tawnie J
“Matt's guitar lessons make learning to play a complicated instrument fun... His patience with teaching my five year old son to play guitar is amazing, and I would recommend him to students of any age.” - Rachel C.
“I take online lessons with Matt. He is a music theory genius and an excellent guitar player, and my guitar playing has come a long way since we first started. He's always on time and easy to communicate with. Highly recommended!” - Alec S.
“Matt is an excellent teacher. Patient but strong. I had no experience and he taught me to play with confidence in a very short time. I highly recommend him!” - Julie C.
“He is an excellent teacher. My daughter is 8 and is learning how to play Ukulele. Obviously he's a very advanced player and teacher with lots of experience, but it doesn't stop him from teaching her at her pace. She loves it, and she is utterly shy. This guy's the bomb.” - Allison J.
“Our daughter requested a ukulele and lessons for her 5th birthday. We feared that she was too young to start, but Matt welcomed her with age-appropriate content and instruction.” - Nadine G.
“Matt is a great teacher. He is patient and has the ability to go wherever you want to go as a student. He also literally wrote the book on music theory for guitar! I would highly recommend taking lessons with Matt if you want to learn guitar.” - David B.
“I recently retired, and on my bucket list was learning guitar. After shopping around a little, I began taking lessons from Matt K. at the Milwaukie School of Guitar. I was somewhat skeptical about my ability to succeed, having little to no ability. However, I found Matt to be an exceptional teacher. He is patient, skilled, and experienced. The pace has been just right, learning technique but also having fun and playing songs. I recommend Matt K. and the Milwaukie School of Guitar highly. Give it a shot!” - Doug M.
“Matt's lessons are great! He gives a lot of helpful guidance, without applying too much pressure to do things exactly one way. I've taken guitar lessons with Matt as an adult. I've been casually learning guitar for years, but having lessons with Matt has opened my eye to theory and techniques that I couldn't learn just from looking up tabs online. There are lots of books and online resources out there, so it takes a great teacher to be worth while, and Matt is one of them.” - Brad F.
Conveniently Located in Downtown Milwaukie
Near the intersection of Hwy 99 and Hwy 224, our studio is an quick commute from
Oak Grove, Clackamas, Happy Valley, Sellwood, Southeast Portland, and Lake Oswego
With plentiful parking, the McLoughlin building is walking distance from the Ledding Library, Milwaukie High School and the Portland Waldorf School.
Next door is Vida 33 Latin Bistro - a great place to grab a coffee and pass the time during your child's lesson.
We have four modern studios outfitted with everything you could need for a great learning experience, and a comfortable waiting area with a view of the lesson rooms for family members.