Portland Conservatory of Music

Your Nonprofit Community Music School 
Celebrating our 25th anniversary enhancing the quality of life through music education for all ages, abilities and financial levels.

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. Classes are both online and in-person this fall!


Online Concerts

PCM is pleased to share performances by our students and faculty as part of our pandemic response.

Quentin Wu performs

Quentin Wu performed in the 2020 Ocy L. Downs Piano Competition which encourages young talented pianists to aspire to lofty goals by performing from memory before three distinguished jurors.  Quentin was awarded 2nd Place! He is an upcoming junior at Scarborough High School, and is currently studying piano with Naydene Bowder at the Portland Conservatory of Music. He has been practicing piano and violin for 10 and 7 years respectively.

More about this year’s competition »

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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