Classes

MVM Studios Classes – Fall 2017

Registration
  • All classes take place at MVM Studios: 538 SE Ash St, Portland, OR 97214.
  • Register for Fall Classes here.
  • All Fall Classes focus on personal development and musical skills, culminating in a final live performance at Mississippi Studios. Students must be willing to collaborate with a diverse group of participants with varying degrees of musical experience – attitude is everything!
  • **No classes during the week of November 20-24**

SCHOLARSHIPS

All classes are FREE with our Play It Forward scholarship program.
MVM will not turn any youth away for financial reasons.
To inquire about scholarships, please email register@myvoicemusic.org.

Pre-AMP I

Pre-AMP I is a weekly mentorship program for students ages 11-14. An audition is required unless you are a previous student of Pre-AMP I.

Audition requirements: perform a song (an original or cover) and be prepared to jam with our staff.

Dates: Mondays, October 16-December 11
Time: 4:30-6:00pm
Ages: 11-14
Cost: $200

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AMP

In AMP (Artist Mentorship Program), participants meet weekly with other students age 14 – 17 to collaborate, write, record, and further explore musical concepts with peers and professional working musicians. Sessions often include rehearsals for upcoming performances, recording and writing accompaniment parts for a new song written by a fellow student, and collaborative jam sessions. AMP students will also receive up to 4 hours of one-on-one recording time at MVM Studios for each quarter of instruction.

Students interested in AMP must complete an interview and audition with instructors in order to enroll in the class. Please email luke@myvoicemusic.org for more information.

Dates: Tuesdays, October 17-December 12
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Ages: 14-17
Cost: $240

INDIVIDUAL LESSONS 

Available Lessons: guitar, drums, keys, voice, bass, songwriting, beat-making

When: By appointment & request. Subject to teacher availability.
Cost: $35 for 30 minutes or $50 for 45 minutes. Pack of four 45-minute lessons for $160.

Email monica@myvoicemusic.org to make an appointment or click here to pay for lessons.

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RECORDING SESSIONS

Take advantage of MVM’s studio and the expertise of our staff to record your songs in a professional creative space! Includes engineer.

When: By appointment & request
Cost: $250 per day / $40 per hour. Scholarships and sliding scale payments available as needed.

Email luke@myvoicemusic.org to make an appointment or click here to pay for time.

Pre-AMP II

Pre-AMP II is a weekly mentorship program for students ages 11-14 with, or without, previous musical experience. Each week participants collaborate, write, record, and further explore musical concepts with peers and professional working musicians. Sessions often include rehearsals for upcoming performances, recording, songwriting, and collaborative jam sessions. This program is a precursor to AMP (Artist-in-Mentorship).

Dates: Mondays, October 16-December 11
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Ages: 11-14
Cost: $200

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TRANSITION PROGRAM

This program is for young adults ages 18-20 to further explore their artistic development. Participants meet weekly to collaborate, write, record, and explore musical concepts with peers and professional working musicians. Weekly sessions often include rehearsals for upcoming performances, recording, songwriting, and jam sessions. Work on your album on your own, or collaborate with other students and staff! The Transition Program is what you make it.

Dates: Wednesdays, October 18-December 13
Time: 4:30-6:30pm
Ages: 18-20
Cost: $240

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HIP-HOP LAB 

A hands-on class where youth have the opportunity to learn how to make beats, write and record, and freestyle. Students will work alongside local musicians in order to achieve their artist and musical goals.

Dates: Fridays, October 20-December 15
Time: 4:30-6:30pm
Ages: 14-17
Cost: $240

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