Portland Conservatory of Music

Changing Lives One Note at a Time
Celebrating our 25th anniversary enhancing the quality of life through music education for all ages, abilities and financial levels.

The Woodford’s Church building and PCM are currently closed due to flooding.  We still offer lessons, both online and in-person. Please call us at (207) 775-3356 or email for more information.

COVID-19 and PCM

Read our COVID-19 Guidelines for Families and how to apply for financial assistance if you’ve experience loss of income due to the coronavirus pandemic. Private classes are offered online only. Group classes are held both online and in-person at St. Luke’s Cathedral.



Our Noonday Concert Series is partially made possible by the generosity of our sponsors, Norman Hanson DeTroy and the Portland Rossini Club.  We thank them for their continued support. 

As a nonprofit, we also rely on your individual donations.  This year’s Noonday donations will once again be matched by The David Nichols Charitable Trust.  We thank you for your generosity.


We offer Choral Groups for boys and girls, grade K through 12. Join us!

Shelley Willcox, who directs the program, invites interested families to a Zoom “Meet and Greet” on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Visit our Choral Groups webpage to learn more.

To join our Choral Groups or to attend the “Meet and Greet,” please email Shelley. Our spring semester starts mid-January, so we look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Iris Ensemble - Portland Conservatory of Music

The Value of Music Education

Look carefully – you’ll find musicians at the top of any industry. Learn more >

We proudly offer several awards that recognize musical and teaching excellence.


Get to know our 50+ faculty members, among the best in Maine, who teach over 30 instruments.

Chiharu Naruse playing piano - Faculty - Portland Conservatory of Music


Steinway Piano

Steinway Has Come to Maine!

As a Partner Studio, we’ve received five Steinway pianos to use in our studios and concert spaces.  Learn more about how these pianos further music education and how you can purchase a high performance Steinway piano at a special price.

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We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community music school. Your support helps bring high quality music education within everyone’s reach.



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