Consort Class Winter Term: we will offer two different online early music ensemble classes (Consort Class for Upper Intermediate and Advanced Players and Intermediate Consort Class) starting in the first week of January 2022.  Go to our Consort Class Online page for details.  

Consort Class for Upper Intermediate and Advanced Class Times:  Wednesday Evenings at 7:00pm PST
Saturday Mornings at 10:00am PST.

Intermediate Consort Class: Class Times:
 Evenings at 7:00pm PST
Saturday Afternoons at 1:00pm PST.

Write to if you have questions – we hope you can join us!

Community Music Center Early Music Classes are canceled due to the coronavirus through Winter 2022.  Spring Term may happen – stay tuned for details.

If you love early music and early instruments, or want to learn, come join us.  Terms: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.    Location: SE 33rd Place and Francis St. (one block south of Powell) in Portland.  Write to or contact the Community Music Center for more information.   

Fall, Winter and Spring Terms for the Community Music Center Classes (when in session) follow the schedule below on Wednesdays:

Advanced Ensemble – 6:30pm (Phil Neuman)
For the advanced early musician.  Challenging music for recorders and other early instruments.  Must play both C and F recorders.  Advanced sight-reading skills necessary.

Recorder 2 (Intermediate)– 6:30pm (Gayle Neuman)
For the intermediate player.  Emphasis on sight reading skills and recorder technique.  Soprano players are encouraged to play tenor also.  May play either C or F recorders, or both.

Renaissance Winds – 7:30pm (Phil Neuman)
A unique class combining early soft double reed instruments with other dynamically compatible early instruments.  Sight-reading skills required, must know C and F fingerings.  Reed and instrument maintenance will be discussed.  We also sing one piece.

Recorder Level 3 (Higher Intermediate) – 7:30pm (Gayle Neuman)
For the upper intermediate player.  Emphasis on cut time.  Soprano players must also play tenor.  May play either C or F recorders, playing both is encouraged.  Well developed sight-reading skills necessary.

Collegium Musicum – 8:30pm (Gayle Neuman)
For singers and players of strings and soft wind instruments who perform at an upper intermediate or advanced level.

Loud Wind Band – 8:30pm (Phil Neuman)
For advanced players on cornetto, curtal, sackbutt, crumhorn, cornamusen, and others.  Also, we play one challenging modern piece for recorders.

Fall, Winter, and Spring Schedule for Cindy Markham’s CMC Classes:

Recorder Level 1 (Beginning) – Wednesdays at 7:00pm tba (Cindy Markham)
Learn to play correctly from the start.  No prior musical experience is necessary.  All sizes of recorder welcome.

Contact Cindy at for details.

The instructors are Gayle Neuman, Phil Neuman, and Cindy Markham.

For more information, call 503-631-2973.  To enroll or to receive a catalog, contact the Community Music Center at 503-823-3177.  The Community Music Center is located at the corner of SE 33rd Place and Francis St. (one block south of Powell) in Portland.

Canceled temporarily due to Covid: Monthly weekend classes for early strings (violin, viola, cello, rebec, viola da gamba) are held in Oregon City.  Write to the Neumans at for details.