Songwriting Workshop

Songwriting Workshop

A 6-week class for intermediate to advanced adult songwriters. Each week, you’ll bring in original material to share with the group for constructive feedback. The teacher’s role is to facilitate discussion and lead the conservation — the workload itself is primarily in your hands! It’s is the perfect way to nourish your songwriting skills in a supportive group environment.

Next class series starts November 2020. Sign up today!

  • Songwriting Workshop (Tuesday): Intermediate class for adult students with some songwriting experience. Revolves around sharing original material with the group for constructive feedback and conversation, lead by the instructor. 
  • Classes meet for 60 minutes, once per week for 6 weeks, 7 p.m. start time.
  • Meets in a Zoom Conference environment.
  • Maximum enrollment is 6 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.

Early Childhood Music Hour

In this weekly drop-in class, we’ll cover music basics: rhythm, melody, songs, and more in a way that’s fun for kids under 5! Parent or guardian participation is required. Take-home music making craft kit included. Meets every Saturday at Mount Tabor.

Class is postponed until further notice. Please check back in for updated dates soon. Learn more!

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!

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