Peer Mentor Program

The Portland Youth Philharmonic Peer Mentor Program pairs middle school music students with PYP musicians for half-hour private music lessons on their instruments. The PYP musicians/mentors are high school or college students who have benefited from private lessons for years. They are eager to share their experience and knowledge with young, enthusiastic musicians. The individual attention these young musicians receive in private study will allow them to work on specific areas of their playing that need improvement. Download the Peer Mentor application here.

The Peer Mentor Program is offered in three sessions of seven or eight lessons per session.

Some scholarships are available. Call 503.223.5939 or email for more information. Students who participate in the Peer Mentor Program are expected to attend all lessons. There will be no make-ups given unless an instructor must cancel and is unable to find a substitute. Make-ups can be arranged with the instructor, should that be necessary.