Matt has been a true professional during the Covid craziness and has been a great music teacher to our daughter during a difficult time when music has been such a saving grace. He’s been a gift to our family.” - Val C.
[My son] is really enjoying his lessons! Robin has been a great match for him and seeing the growth after just a month is very exciting!” - Janelle M
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

Lessons for Guitar, Piano, Voice, Banjo, Ukulele, Bass Guitar & Mandolin

Testimonials

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.

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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

Situated near the intersection of 99 and 224, the studio is just minutes away for students located in
Milwaukie, Oak Grove, Clackamas, Happy Valley, Sellwood, and Southeast Portland. 

Conveniently Located on Hwy 99 Near Hwy 224

Right on Hwy 99 (Mcloughlin Blvd)

The Milwaukie School of Guitar is easily accessible with plentiful parking, both in the lot and on the surrounding streets. The building is a short walk from a number of restaurants, the Ledding Library, Milwaukie High School and the Portland Waldorf School.

Right next door is the wonderful Spring Creek Coffee House -
a great place to grab a coffee and pass the time during your child's lesson. 

We are equipped with two modern teaching spaces 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.

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Meet the Instructors

Matt Krein - Owner and Head Instructor. Guitar, Ukulele, Music Theory

Matt Krein - Owner and Head Instructor. Guitar, Ukulele, Music Theory

Trinh Youngman - Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, Banjo, Upright & Electric Bass

Trinh Youngman - Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, Banjo, Upright & Electric Bass

Jillian Comrie - Piano, Voice, Ukulele          [Remote]

Jillian Comrie - Piano, Voice, Ukulele [Remote]

Robin Fey - Guitar, Piano, Banjo, Mandolin & Electric Bass

Robin Fey - Guitar, Piano, Banjo, Mandolin & Electric Bass

Reopening Update

Group Classes Coming Soon!

The Milwaukie School of Guitar is planning to offer a a limited series of group classes in 2022. If you would like to be notified about future course offerings, please pre-register using the link below. You'll be kept up to date about future course offerings and have the first opportunity to enroll before classes fill up!

While pre-registering you will have the opportunity to give your input and let us know what type of courses you would like to see offered. You can also contact us through the contact form, or by email at info@milwaukieguitarlssons.com.

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Gift Certificates Available Now!

Music lessons are a wonderful gift for musicians of all levels, from those just beginning their musical journey, to lifelong players looking to expand their horizons. This year, give a gift that will stick with them for years to come.

Certificates can be purchased for bundles of 4 lessons or for a fixed dollar amount. Please contact the Milwaukie School of Guitar at info@milwaukieguitarlessons.com if you have any questions prior to purchase.

Please note that there are a limited number of time slots available at any given time. Some students may be placed on a waitlist until an opening becomes available. Please encourage your recipient to reach out about scheduling as soon as possible to minimize wait time.