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Teacher Profile: Tyson Stubelek

Teacher Profile: Tyson Stubelek

Tyson Stubelek Tyson (he/him) has been teaching drums for the past 17 years. He holds an MM and GD from the New England Conservatory, and has toured internationally with numerous prominent...

Teacher Profile: Rebecca Conner

Teacher Profile: Rebecca Conner

Rebecca Conner Rebecca (she/her) holds a degree in music from the University of Oregon. She has over a decade of experience performing live and touring internationally, including as the front-woman...

Teacher Profile: Max Naseck

Teacher Profile: Max Naseck

Max Naseck Max (he/him) holds a BM from the Thornton School of Music. He performs a wide variety of music on a regular basis and has played and toured with acts such as Maddie Poppe (American Idol...

Teacher Profile: Ben Turner

Teacher Profile: Ben Turner

Ben Turner Ben (he/him), a Portland native, has been playing professionally in Portland since around 2009 and teaching since 2014. He attended Portland State University, graduating with a degree in...

Teacher Profile: Arcellus Sykes

Teacher Profile: Arcellus Sykes

Arcellus Sykes Arcellus (he/him) earned a degree in music from Western Illinois University before moving to Portland in 2003. Since then, he’s toured and recorded with a wide variety of artists,...

We’re ready to teach you!

We’re ready to teach you!

With schools closed and social distancing becoming the norm, we are so thankful to have the opportunity to follow through with our obligation to you by continuing to offer music instruction remotely...

Teacher Profile: Tani Tietz

Teacher Profile: Tani Tietz

Tani Tietz Tani (they/them) earned a bachelors degree in guitar performance from UC Santa Cruz. They have performed all over the world in front of thousands of people in the project Still Woozy, and...

Teacher Profile: Matthew Holmes

Teacher Profile: Matthew Holmes

Matthew Holmes Matthew (he/him) is a bassist born in Portland, OR. Matthew learned from local jazz greats like Tim Gilson and Neal Grandstaff, cutting his teeth on their jam sessions. In 2014, he...

Teacher Profile: Dennis Aydemir

Teacher Profile: Dennis Aydemir

Dennis Aydemir Dennis (he/him) holds a bachelor’s degree in Professional Music from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He began actively teaching music at the age of 13, and playing live at 14....

Teacher Profile: Renée Muzquiz

Teacher Profile: Renée Muzquiz

Renée Muzquiz Renée (she/they) studied jazz accompaniment and improvisation in high school, and later classical guitar at Southwestern University. Today, she is the lead singer and guitarist for the...

Teacher Profile: Timmy Barnett

Teacher Profile: Timmy Barnett

Timmy Barnett Timmy (he/him) holds a master's degree in performance from Ball State University. He has played for numerous orchestras, and also performs a wide variety of music such as experimental...

Teacher Profile: Harmon

Teacher Profile: Harmon

Harmon Harmon (they/them) holds a bachelor’s degree with a focus in guitar performance from UC Santa Cruz. They were raised by musical parents, one a former concert promoter, and the other a...

Teacher Profile: Kirk Kalbfleisch

Teacher Profile: Kirk Kalbfleisch

Kirk Kalbfleisch Kirk (he/him) is a freelance drummer who performs with several touring bands including World’s Finest, Coco Columbia, and Toothbone. Originally from Las Vegas, NV, Kirk attended the...

Teacher Profile: Kennedy Verrett

Teacher Profile: Kennedy Verrett

Kennedy Verrett Kennedy (he/him) is a pianist and composer whose scores can be found in a number of studio and independent productions including At The End of The Tunnel, Sightings, and This Is Us....

We’re Hiring….Come work with us!

We’re Hiring….Come work with us!

Music Studio Manager Talent Search Montavilla Guitar Studio is seeking to fill the position of Studio Manager. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to continued development and delivering...

Teacher Profile: Madeline Pape

Teacher Profile: Madeline Pape

Madeline Pape Madeline (she/her) studied music at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. She participated in numerous choirs including the professional choir Nova Singers. Madeline is...

Teacher Profile: Alex Margitich

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...

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

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