Teacher Profile: Alex Margitich

Alex Margitich Alex (he/him) studied guitar and composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Alex has toured internationally, conducted choirs, and wrote and produced songs that have been featured on network TV. Currently he produces synth chamber pop and...

Teacher Profile: Ross Garlow

Ross Garlow Originally from Philadelphia, and a recent Portland transplant already very active in the PDX music scene, Ross holds a master’s degree in music, has spent 5 years of his life traveling the world as a music director for major production companies and...

Teacher Profile: Kathy James

Kathy James Piano Kathy James graduated from Portland State University with a degree in piano performance and music education. Lessons with Kathy make learning good technique, musicality, and sight reading fun! She works well with students of all ages, has a calm,...

Teacher Profile: Hayley McCurdy

Hayley McCurdy Guitar, Songwriting Hayley is a prolific and thoughtful songwriter from Portland, Oregon, with a BFA from University of Victoria specializing in theater, voice, and sound design. Hayley’s music is featured in film, musical theater, and radio. Her debut...

Teacher Profile: Liz Chibucos

Liz Chibucos Guitar, mandolin, ukulele, songwriting Liz is a guitarist and songwriter with a degree in Ethnomusicology from Bowling Green State University with a focus in composition, theory, and recording. She has toured the world performing and teaching with the...

Teacher Profile: Neil Mattson

Neil Mattson Guitar, Bass, Ukulele Neil is a guitarist, composer, educator, and the founder of Montavilla Guitar Studio, a destination for anyone seeking support on their musical journey. Neil has taught more than 15,000 lessons during the past 20 years. During that...