Midcoast School of Music: Saturday & Sunday, 11am – 12pm

 Midcoast School of Music is the best choice for anyone who would like to embark on the process of learning to play an instrument as well as a great place for intermediate and advanced musicians who want to expand their skill sets.

We have locations at 533 Forest Ave. Portland and 150 Congress Ave. in Bath to accommodate your needs

Midcoast School of Music specializes in providing professional instruction for aspiring musicians.  We offer instruction in:

Guitar, Bass, Piano/Keyboards, Drums, Brass, Woodwind, Vocal, Live Sound, Recording/Mixing/Mastering, Ear Training, Music Theory, Composition, Arranging

Our Instructors are qualified, passionate professionals who understand how to help their students succeed. Our teachers are professional musicians who perform on a regular basis. This means students learn from teachers with an extensive knowledge of their instrument(s) and know how to apply those skills to flourish as a musician and a performer.

We place a premium on musical literacy. Standard Notation is the written language of music and fluency is critical to becoming a complete musician.

Students learn the music theory necessary to master their instruments. Studying the intricacies of Harmony, Melody, and Rhythm allows students to explore improvisation and writing.

Our goal is to enable students to attain total facility of their instruments.

Ensembles:

Individual instruction is only one component of  becoming a complete musician. Thats why we have an extensive ensemble and performance program so students can apply their skills playing in an structured performance based setting.

We offer a wide variety of ensembles for students of all skill levels and instruments. From Jazz to Classic Rock, British Invasion, Fusion, Pop, Blues, and more.

Our ensembles always have multiple instructors at each rehearsal to assist students in all facets of performance. Groups always work with professional, accurate charts to ensure efficiency and quality.

Each ensemble session culminates in a live performance at a local venue. We are extremely proud of our students and we are eager to showcase their skills.

About Midcoast School of Music Directors/Owners:

Matt Fogg:

Attended the University of New Hampshire earning B.A. in Music Education. He has worked as an Educator at Morse High School and Lyman Moore Elementary and currently teaches at St. Dominic Academy, Bowdoin College and The University of Maine at Augusta.  In 2007, Matt was named the first endorsee of the prestigious Yamaha ‘Artists in Education Program’  Matt is a co-founder of ‘The Bridge Music Festival’ pairing Portland School System students with professional musicians for large scale public performances.  Matt’s skills are in high demand as one of the Northeast’s foremost Jazz musicians and Pianists and he has performed with legendary Jazz musicians Clark Terry, Slide Hampton, Bud Shank and Jimmy Heath.

Chris Marro:

Attended The University of Southern Maine earning a B.A. in Communication. Chris is currently the Director of Percussion for the Cape Elizabeth and Westbrook School Departments. In addition, Chris has been a private percussion instructor for over ten years.  Chris has played professionally in ‘The Tony Boffa Band’ and currently is the Bandleader for Retrospecticus one of Maine’s busiest performing ensembles.

Photo Credit: Ross Elliott