The difference you help us make

There's no doubt you (OTB) had an integral part in helping me shape my aspirations & for that, there aren't any words to capture how grateful I am."

Kirsten Former OTB Student now attending The University of Berkeley California

Otb and Melinda have channeled the inner talents and strengths out of so many people, including myself. Melinda is the most kind hearted, talented, and charismatic person. She has been a great leader of this organization and has done amazing things. I look forward to seeing OTB grow and expand its horizons of music, love, good-will, and charity

Crystal , OTB student, singer, songwriter and college student

I don't even know where to begin. You (OTB) changed my life. You brought so much positivity, love, peace, and pure happiness into my life. You changed my perception of the world and the art that can be created from inside.

Becca OTB Student & Artist

OTB changed my life and I'm forever grateful for the lessons I have learned.

Julie, OTB student, singer songwriter, & college student

I go to the paint nights pretty often and they are always fun and creative! They're totally worth the price and it feels good knowing that we're helping kids.You never feel like you're failing or not painting something correctly. This is super important to me because I know some other paint classes are strict about you doing the same artwork as everyone else.I couldn't recommend the paint nights enough. They are so much fun!

Destiny OTB customer

We have been so lucky to find Melinda!! She has a giant heart for kids!! The progress our daughter has made in 3 short month of piano lessons is amazing!! We are excited for what the future brings, and look forward to more smiles and music  with an awesome teacher!

Emily (OTB Mom)

Melinda offers something special as she teaches and really seems to love her work. She is compassionate, thoughtful, encouraging, and kind. We are so glad to have found Out of the Box Arts and Melinda to encourage our artists.

Thank you, Melinda!

Chelsea, OTB Mom

The group classes have been a huge help for my daughter! She loves the friends she makes and is learning so much about painting and writing songs. She is usually shy but has found her voice here with other creative kids. 

Jamie, OTB Mom

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Current Workshops & Classes

Not just Music Notes

Current Workshops & Classes


All new sign ups will be taken at our studio location in Downtown Bend. Soft opening February 2020 with occasional lessons and workshops and Grand opening with all services June 2020! We are excited to create a magical and inspiring space for you or your child to create! 

Tuition Rates


Weekly Private Study Music Lessons

30min - $30

45 min - $40

1hr - $55

1.5 hours $80

2hrs - $105


Book as you go private study music lessons

Book as the student and instructor are available!

30min - $35

45min - $45

1hr - $60

1.5 hours - $85

2 hrs - $110


Musical Small Groups

Have your own little group (2 or more) interested in playing in a band or just learning together? No problem! Depending on the age of the group and plans for the students rates and the amount of time can be adjusted accordingly. However, here is an approx rate:

For 2-3 - $35 each

For4-6 $25-$30 each

For 6-8 $20-$25 each

For 8-10 - $15 - $25 each 


Workshops and Classes (Art & Music)

Beginning in June 2020 all students in our workshops and classes will receive private study time as well! At OTB we believe all students deserve a mixture of both group and individual lessons to truly thrive! Creative education relies on both vital parts of group work and one on one instruction. There is magic in collaboration and growth in individual learning.


(*Workshop rates vary but are our most affordable option) 


Private Study Art Lessons

Rates Include all materials for in studio use (take home materials not included) 


30 min (only for younger children or children who require learning in smaller inqrements) - $35

1hr - $60

1.5 hrs - $85

2 hr - $105


Book as you go private art lessons

Rates include all materials for in studio use (take home materials not included) 

1 hr - $65

1.5 hrs - $90

2 hrs - $110 


Small Group Art Class

Have a small group who wants to create together? No problem! Although the age, and type of class you wish to book will affect your rate (weekly or book as you go), here is an idea of the rates you will be looking at!

From $15- $35 each for 2-10 students

All tuition is subject to discounts! From up to 3% off with auto pay, multi student and multi class discounts, to an additional 5% off invoices and FREE classes when you join CLUB OTB! (Club OTB membership sign ups begin in June 2020)


Toddler Hour - Color with me & OTB! AND Toddler Music & Me & OTB!

Toddler Classes Begin in June 2020! We explore art & music together while learning, having fun, and expressing ourselves! Sibling discounts 10%

$15 per class!


Mural & Art Camp! 6/15 - 6/19

We will be painting an incredible music inspired mural in our music room! OTB’s mural and art camp includes the experience of painting a mural, artsy games, fine arts creations to take home, and exercises to keep camp fun and exciting! From making  all natural paint from plants and stones to a fun color mixing game, your child is bound too have a blast!

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6/22 - 6/26 Art & Music Camp

We will explore songwriting, playing as a band AND recording a song that parents can share and cherish. PLUS, we will create incredible pieces of art! At times camp goers will be painting to music and will be making music to art pieces. Music and art are intertwined in our history and communities. Your camp goer will learn just how incredible that is!

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Individual Lessons

ACCEPTING NEW SIGN UPS AS SCHEDULING ALLOWS! We have space for a few more but are expecting to fill up quickly! Join the waitlist and when your time becomes available we will contact you!

** UPDATE*** Homeschool times are opening up in the next few weeks! We will have some bi- weekly individual lesson times Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during morning and early afternoon hours! 

OTB has grown significantly and VERY quickly! We are so grateful! Yet, this growth has us currently working on gaining instructors and resources to provide more individual lessons, classes and offerings! Currently individual lessons are only newly offered to those who sign up for group classes. We are working to ensure all students enrolled in our workshops will receive individual time along with group collaborations! Join the waitlist if you are looking for individual lessons! We plan to have a studio VERY soon and private lessons will be offered once again! 

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Host a workshop in your home or on location!

 Have a group of artists interested in taking a music or art class? No problem! We can come to you or book a studio for your group. We can host a one day workshop or work together for several sessions to complete a project. We will customize your booking to what suites you and your group (big or small) best! All ages can inquire! Mommy and me sessions, adults, families or friends! 

Yes I’d like more info!

Creative Care

For Ms. Melinda’s current OTB Arts Students. Will be expanding this service as 2020 progresses!

From $15 an hour an up

Rates adjusted to number of children, hours, and location



All donations are tax deductible! Your donations help our foundation bring the arts to children and adults in our communities. Through sponsorships, supplies, or mentorships, your donations help our communities in so many ways. 

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