Lessons & Classes

What we offer…

Montavilla Guitar Studio offers the best instruction for students wanting to learn how to play guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin, pianodrum 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! Full year enrollment in weekly 30-minute, 45-minute, 60-minute lessons.

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!

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.

We’re Online During COVID-19

Note: Due to COVID-19 all lessons and classes will be held remotely until further notice. We use Zoom for all lessons and classes. 

Zoom 5.0 is updated with security enhancements that make lessons secure and protect your data and privacy rights. Read more here.


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.

Group 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 March 2021. Learn more!

Group 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 March 2021. Learn more!

Group Guitar for Adults

Whether you’re a total beginner or you’ve played guitar before, this sequential course is the right mix of musical skills training, playing technique, guidance, support, and fun. Includes weekly 60-minute group lessons for adults.

Next class series starts March 2021. Learn more!

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

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