Guitar Foundations for Adults

Guitar Foundations for Adults

A continuing guitar class for adult beginners. Whether you’re a total beginner or you’ve played guitar before, Guitar Foundations is the right mix of musical skills training, playing technique, guidance, support, and fun.

Next class series starts January 2021. Sign up today!

  • Beginning Guitar Foundations for Adults (Tuesdays): Beginning class for students with little to no experience who need help with strategies for gaining proficiency with forming chords, picking, strumming, and changing between chords smoothly.
  • Intermediate Guitar Foundations for Adults (Thursdays): Intermediate class for students with some guitar experience who are able to form chords, strum, and execute chord changes, and want to learn new songs in a supportive group format.
  • Classes meet for 60 minutes, once per week for 6 weeks, 7 p.m. start time.
  • Meets in a Zoom Conference environment
  • Maximum enrollment is 10 students per class.



Montavilla Guitar Studio is located in the heart of downtown Montavilla. Come check out our newly constructed state-of-the-art lesson studios. Group classes, ensembles, and recitals are held at Montavilla United Methodist Church (see map below).

Montavilla United Methodist Church

Montavilla Guitar Studio

More Classes!

Playing music together is part of the Montavilla Guitar Studio experience. Classes and ensembles are available on a first come basis.

Early Childhood Music Hour

In this weekly drop-in class, we’ll cover music basics: rhythm, melody, songs, and more in a way that’s fun for kids under 5! Parent or guardian participation is required. Take-home music making craft kit included. Meets every Saturday at Mount Tabor.

This class is held every Saturday starting October 2020. Learn more!

Songwriting Workshop

A 6-week class for intermediate to advanced adult songwriters. Each week, you’ll bring in original material to share with the group for constructive feedback. It’s is the perfect way to nourish your songwriting skills in a supportive group environment.

Next class series starts Nov 2020. Sign up today!

Beginning Piano for Adults

A weekly course for adult beginners. You'll learn scales, basic music theory, easy songs and more! It's a great way to start learning music. Includes weekly 60-minute group lessons. Meets weekly for six 1-hour sessions.

Next class series starts November 2020. Learn more!

Ukulele for Adults

Weekly ukulele class for adults. No experience necessary. Let’s play and sing! This class covers essential ukulele songs, music theory made fun, group interaction, and more!

Next class series starts November 2020. Learn more!

Neil Mattson of Montavilla Guitar Studio is the most patient, positive, and skilled instructor! I had little previous experience, other than loving music. In just 10 weeks I have learned more than I had ever thought possible!  I am resurrecting a long neglected dream and loving every minute of it!

Mary B.

Portland, OR

Your first lesson is on us!

Follow the link to schedule your Kickstart Session, a free 30 minute lesson where we play, chat, and find out if we're a great fit.

Montavilla East Tabor Business Association
Music Teachers National Association
Oregon Music Teachers Association