Welcome to Portland Sound Society


Portland Sound Society is a music school that believes learning an instrument should be fun! Learning to play guitar isn’t just about sharpening skills; It will free your creativity too.

Entertain yourself…
or sign up your kids for guitar lessons so they can entertain you.

We teach:

  • chords
  • music theory
  • scales
  • how to read music/tablature
  • songwriting
  • and more

Ultimately allowing you to play your favorite songs and unlocking your creative potential.

About the Instructor

David Stoops has been teaching music professionally since 2002 in both private and group formats. Born and raised in Portland, he graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. degree. Songwriting is David’s greatest passion. In 2005, he released a CD which received numerous positive reviews.

Call 503.235.0711 to schedule a Free Trial Lesson.


“My son has taken guitar lessons with David Stoops for the last three years and I can’t say enough about what a good experience it has been. -Patricia Cozart

“My eight year old son has been taking guitar lessons from David Stoops for over a year now. My son looks forward to his lessons all week long… -Jenny Booth


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