Valley Catholic Music School offers private instruction and is open to all youth and adults on and off the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon (SSMO) campus. We offer:

  • Dedicated and trusted educators to help you learn a new instrument or enhance existing musical skills
  • One-on-one instruction
  • Expertise in music education and performance
  • Beginner to advanced levels; pre-kindergarten to adult
  • Participation in a least two recital performances per year
  • Instruction in brass, woodwinds, strings, piano, harp and voice

Students can also participate in public performances, solo & ensemble contests and audition for scholarships. Lessons are offered Monday through Saturday at three locations on the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon campus: the SSMO Motherhouse, Valley Catholic Elementary and Middle School, and Valley Catholic High School.


Fee: A $25 non-refundable fee will be billed on the first month’s statement.


30-minute lesson per week:  $30.00
45-minute lesson per week:  $45.00
60-minute lesson per week:  $60.00


Note: We are temporarily unable to process credit card payments online. To pay by credit card, call our Finance Office at 503-718-0425 or 503-718-0423. Do not leave credit card information on voicemail. Please leave your name and a phone number where you can be reached during business hours.

Instrument Rental

Violins, violas, flutes and clarinets may be available to rent from the music school for $150.00/year.
Cellos and string bass may be available to rent for $225.00/year.
Additional fee for summer rentals: $50.00

Practice Room
Pianos, organs and harps are available to use in a music school practice room for $75.00/quarter.
Students practicing voice or another instrument will be asked to pay $50.00/quarter for the use of a practice room.

Students who have been registered in Valley Catholic Music School for at least two years are eligible to apply for a scholarship.
The scholarships are to be applied toward music school tuition. Music teacher recommendation is required. For more information, contact the music school office at 503-718-6499.


For more information, please email Beckie Hocker or call 503-718-6499.