Monday, August 13, 2018

Attention Banjo Players: Start working on your right hand technique now!

Attention Banjo Players: It's time to get ready for our fall classes, which will start on Saturday, October 6th.

Now is a great time to be working on your right hand technique. Please download "Picking Exercises for Banjo" from our Music page and use it as a practice guide to prepare for our fall classes.

If you need assistance with these basic exercises, contact Greg Stone for a free private lesson to help get you started.

A reminder to all Taborgrassers:

Fall classes start October 6, 2018 and go from 10AM to 1PM. Class admission is $15. If you're coming only to jam, we ask for a $5 donation.

We have a new home this year too:

Waverly UCC
Corner of Southeast 33rd and SE Woodward
3300 SE Woodward Street
Portland, OR 97202

Monday, July 23, 2018

GorgeGrass this Weekend!

Hope to see everyone out at Stevenson this weekend for GorgeGrass. Beginners look for the "Turtlegrass" banner for the slow jam.

This is the largest festival of the year in this area. Lots of national acts on the big stage, a beer garden, a dance hall, workshops, food and instrument vendors.

The view of the gorge from this location in the fairgrounds is spectacular - plus there is a sizable pond for canoeing or kayaking.

Reservations for big RVs and camping need to be made well in advance. It's windy folks. Stake all your stuff down, including the kids and dogs. My 10X10 canopy was half way to Idaho before I caught up to it a few years back.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Use Your Metronome!

Make yourself accountable when there is just you at practice time.

I’ve added new worksheets to our Music page, called Taborgrass: Use Your Metronome and Taborgrass Speed Sheet, so you can record your own times and gradually increase your playing speed.

Have fun!


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Join Mountain Honey at Strum Fest August 12th!

The line-up includes Kenny and Amanda Smith, plus Mountain Honey and other local favorites. We’re excited to be a part of this brand new Portland festival! 

Many thanks to Rainier Beer and the Oregon Bluegrass Association for sponsoring this event.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Taborgrass has a new home! Fall classes start Saturday, October 6th

Taborgrass has a new home! Please make a note of this. We will be meeting at a new location for the 2018-2019 school year:

Waverly UCC
Corner of Southeast 33rd and SE Woodward
3300 Woodward Street
Portland, OR 97202

Fall classes start October 6, 2018 and will go from 10AM to 1PM

Stay tuned for more important announcements about some changes we are making to how the classes will be conducted going forward. We think everyone is going to love the new location and the revised schedule!