Guitar Foundations for Adult Beginners

Guitar Foundations for Adult Beginners

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 October 2019. Sign up today!

  • Guitar Foundations Level 1 (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.
  • Guitar Foundations Level 2 (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 8 weeks, 7 p.m. start time.
  • Meets at Montavilla United Methodist Church, 232 SE 80th Ave, Portland, OR 97215.
  • Maximum enrollment is 12 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.

After-School Rock Band

Weekly coaching for your kid's rock band, ideal for intermediate instrumentalists and singers. Write songs, learn to jam, improve timing, learn fun musical selections from all styles of Rock, get rehearsal skills, and more!

Next class series starts October 2019. Sign up today!

Beginning 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 October 2019. Sign up today!

Music Makers

Build confidence by learning music in this introduction to music making for youngsters ages seven to twelve. Meets twice weekly for each 8-week semester.

Note: Currently only available as part of Vestal School SUN, Rose City Park School SUN, and Parkrose Middle School SUN.

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

Let's Play!

Follow the link to schedule your Guitar Awesomeness Kickstart Session, a free 45 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