Why We're Different

Excellence in Music Education

At Montavilla Guitar Studio we help our students get the musicianship skills the need to excel at making music in any style. Our expert instructors teach it all: guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin, piano, voice, violin, drums, songwriting, and Alexander Technique. Truly the best music lessons in Portland!

Goal-Centered Curriculum

We don’t offer shortcuts, tricks, or cheats. We do offer a thoughtful comprehensive curriculum designed to make a musician out of any dedicated learner.

Group learning through Classes and Ensembles

Playing music together is part of the Montavilla Guitar Studio experience. The benefits of playing in a group are many. You get to have fun playing with other growing musicians. Musical concepts sink in deeply when experienced in real-time group performance scenarios. Bonds are formed when we come together as a group and share our struggles and triumphs in music. Learn more!

It’s the complete package approach to learning an instrument that gets results and makes learning rewarding and fun! Get started!

photo by Kathryn Elsesser Photography

Having a great time learning to play. I really enjoy Neil’s teaching style and as someone with a strong musical background, he has helped keep things interesting and fun to learn. I’m sure he is awesome with those without musical experience as well.

Lindsey G.

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