Maggie lives in Portland, Oregon and plays banjo, fiddle, and guitar.  She inspires students to make musical community a part of their daily lives through the Portland Stringband Class, Guitar Classes focusing on folk and rock styles, and as a certified teacher with Music Together of Portland, an early childhood music education program. These classes have helped many people find friendships and community while learning some great tunes along the way.

Most classes are back in person! Some classes are held on Zoom or can be audited via the virtual classroom. Private lessons are available in person and via Zoom.

String Band Class

If you’ve been playing your instrument on your own for a while and are ready to meet and play with other people, then this class is for you! We meet for 8 weeks and learn 6 traditional tunes and songs.

Guitar Lessons

If you’ve always wanted to learn to play guitar, now is your chance! If you already know some stuff and want to improve your skills and/or stay inspired, please join us in this fun and relaxed environment.

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Learn about upcoming events and classes.

Black Lives Matter

Neighborly Music stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. It is impossible to talk about the assault on Black and Indigenous lives in our country without recognizing that this oppression has served white musicians that play traditional American music. As a white student and teacher of old-time music and banjo in particular, it is important to acknowledge the attempted erasure and exploitation of Black musicians’ contributions to this genre.