Early Childhood Music Hour

Early Childhood Music Hour

There are near countless benefits to learning music at a young age. It’s proven to be essential for everything from language development, to memory strength, to socialization. In this weekly class, we’ll cover music basics — rhythm, melody, songs, and more — all in a way that’s fun for kids! Parent or guardian participation is required.  

Class is postponed until further notice. Check back in for updated dates soon!

Early Childhood Music Hour (Saturdays): An early childhood music education class for students 5 and younger. Learn the fundamentals of music in an interactive, kid-friendly environment. Parent or guardian participation is required.


  • Classes are held outdoors at Mount Tabor (rain or shine).
  • Classes meet for one hour on Saturdays (11 a.m. or 12 p.m.)
  • Social distancing guidelines will be followed in accordance with CDC recommendations. Masks are required for adults, and strongly encouraged for kids.
  • Maximum enrollment is 5 students per class (not including parent or guardian participation).


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

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Next class series starts March 2021. Learn more!

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Next class series starts March 2021. Learn more!

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Next class series starts March 2021. 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