Mount Tabor Music School

music lessons & events in SE Portland

Private Lessons

Find the instrument you've been dreaming about and contact your new instructor(s)!

Banjo

Select to contact Norman Hamilton today for banjo lessons at Mount Tabor Music School!

Baritone Ukulele

Select to contact Norman Hamilton today for baritone ukulele lessons at Mount Tabor Music School!

Bass Guitar

Select to contact Alexander Margitich today for bass guitar lessons at Mount Tabor Music School!

Combining Voice & Piano

Select to contact Sarah Collins today for combining voice and piano lessons at Mount Tabor Music School!

Composition

Select to contact Sarah Collins and/or Alexander Margitich today for composition lessons at Mount Tabor Music School!

Guitar

Select to contact Norman Hamilton, Beth Wood and/or Alexander Margitich today for guitar lessons at Mount Tabor Music School!

Music Performance

Select to contact Beth Wood today for music performance lessons at Mount Tabor Music School!

Music Production

Select to contact Alexander Margitich today for music production lessons at Mount Tabor Music School!

Music Theory

Select to contact Chrysa Eleni Siameti and/or Alexander Margitich today for music theory lessons at Mount Tabor Music School!

Piano

Select to contact Sarah Collins and/or Chrysa Eleni Siameti today for piano lessons at Mount Tabor Music School!

Songwriting

Select to contact Beth Wood and/or Alexander Margitich today for songwriting lessons at Mount Tabor Music School!

Ukulele

Select to contact Norman Hamilton and/or Alexander Margitich today for ukulele lessons at Mount Tabor Music School!

Voice

Select to contact Beth Wood and/or Chrysa Eleni Siameti today for voice lessons at Mount Tabor Music School!

Group Lessons

Find the instrument you've been dreaming about and contact your new instructor(s)!

Guitar

Beginning Guitar for Adults! Saturdays, 12:30 - 1:30pm Provides a strong foundation for playing with an emphasis on chords, strumming patterns, reading charts, and playing your favorite songs from the last few decades! Select to learn more or register today!

Ukulele

Beginning Ukulele for Kids! Enrollment beginning soon! Select to learn more!

“We started her with lessons thinking we’d explore it for a few months, but Norman’s kind, teacherly approach and his easy-to-follow lesson plans made continuing a good investment of our time and money.”
Aimee
Parent
“Sarah, with her sense of humor, grace and nerves of steel took on our football playing, rough housing, tough guy 9-year-old and taught him to sit down, play piano and love it .”
Eamon
Parent
“Eleni has changed my life. I have always wanted to sing, and she has helped me progress so much farther than I ever thought possible. I’ve recommended her to a couple people, and they have all loved her too!”
Aaron
Student

Our School

Upstairs in the UPS building on Hawthorne, right next to New Seasons, there's a most unpredictably beautiful 1,000 square feet. Wood-slat ceilings, a skylight that stretches the length of the school, 4 teaching studios, kitchenette, central A/C and a large private restroom. And once Mount Tabor Music School moved in: a deep purple performance space complete with stage, an art/homework bar, cozy waiting area and a Portland-themed mural.

In the Heart of Southeast Portland

Mount Tabor Music School is located in the upstairs suite of the UPS building at 41st and Hawthorne. Enter through the door facing Hawthorne, and the stairs to the school are immediately to the left. There's one reserved parking space on the lot, and plenty of street parking.

Teaching at Mount Tabor Music School

Owner/manager Sarah Collins rents each of Mount Tabor Music Schools 4 beautiful music studios to independent, Portland-based music teachers. She seeks teachers who have extensive experience in music, teaching* and running their own business. College degrees in music and/or education a plus!

Shared studio rentals are furnished with full size, weighted key digital pianos that are less than a year old. Individual studio rentals may be furnished by the teacher, allowing the teacher to create their ideal classroom.

Our common space includes a stage, which may be rented at very low rates to MTMS teachers. Additionally, the school hosts at least one Open Mic per month that all students and teachers are welcome to attend and perform in!

Individual studio renters have 24/7 access to their studio. All utilities (including wifi) + weekly cleaning service included in rent.

*Since there are so many children attending MTMS, interested teachers must get along well with children and be able to pass a criminal history/sex offender background check.