Lessons & Classes


What we offer…

Montavilla Guitar Studio offers the best instruction for students wanting to learn how to play guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin, piano, flutedrum set, voice, songwriting, and Alexander Technique. Best music lessons in Portland! Get started today!

Enrollment Plans

Select the music lessons plan that fits your goals! Month-to-month or full year enrollment.

Month-to-month Lessons

Grow your skills and musicianship in weekly 30-, 45-, or 60-minute lessons. Includes weekly private lessons and recital participation. Get started!

Full-Year Enrollment

Full-year enrollment is for students who want to make the commitment to their progress and get the results they seek! Tuition for private lessons is yearly and divided into 12 (includes Summer Session) monthly payments. Your tuition guarantees that your teacher will be prepared and present to teach a set number of weeks per calendar year. Contact us for a quote!

Buddy Lessons

Have fun learning music with a friend in weekly 30-, 45-, or 60-minute lessons. Includes weekly private lessons for two! Also included: Recital participation. Get started!

Online Scheduling

Montavilla Guitar Studio’s online scheduling system gives you the flexibility to manage your lesson schedule with ease. Currently enrolled clients can manage their schedule through Vagaro.


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

Classes & Ensembles

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!

Guitar Foundations

A continuing course 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. Includes weekly 60-minute group lessons.

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.

I took Neil’s six week beginner group class. What I loved about it, among other things, was that in those brief six lessons he taught us how to play music immediately. But even better, he taught us how to make music immediately. I had guitar lessons in my teen years, and my dads probably have 40 guitars between them, so I’m not a stranger to the concept. But nobody ever explained to me the steps of the strings, and how to find the notes I was looking for on any string. So not only can I now read music and translate it to the strings, I can figure out how to get the music in my head out. Which is huge.

Thanks, Neil! You are absolutely a rock star!

Ariana O.

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