This group brings musicians together to develop their skills and knowledge through group classes, seminars, workshops, and jam sessions.  While the group previously focused on guitar, it is being rebooted and expanded to include all instruments.  The group is headquartered in Beaverton, but sessions are not limited to the west side.

Prior classes have included Survival Guitar, which is a method of playing that relies on listening and communication to help everyone play with more confidence and to create interesting and appropriate parts in a group setting.  Like the group itself, this class will be expanded to include other instruments.  Other classes have included beginning guitar, fingerstyle guitar, and songwriting.  More classes covering different techniques and instruments will be added as interest & opportunities present themselves.

The main goal of this group is to help members build a musical toolbox and fill it with all kinds of tools to help each musician bring his/her own feeling and style into each performance, whether alone at home oo on stage.  We will play, jam, learn, laugh, and share.  Come join us!

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Developing Music Through Discovery

Recent Meetups

  • August 13 · 7:00 PM

    Concert: Huey Lewis & The News

    2 Music Explorers

    If you've never seen this band play live, you should.  They bring freshness and energy to songs they've been playing every night for 25+ years.  A great study in... Learn more
  • August 8 · 7:00 PM

    Concert: John Hiatt & Taj Mahal Trio

    2 Music Explorers

    Kick back and take in some great blues in a fun atmosphere at the Oregon Zoo. All ages welcome. The concert lawn opens at 5:00pm. Visit for tickets.
  • August 2 · 3:00 PM

    Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop

    3 Music Explorers

    This session will talk about fingerstyle guitar--how it works, how it can be used, and the principles that make it sound so cool. We'll also talk about how to apply... Learn more
  • July 3 · 7:00 PM

    Survival Guitar Week 4

    2 Music Explorers

    This is week 4 of 10 in the Summer 2014 term of Survival Guitar.  Students are welcome to join at any time during the session.  Electric players, please bring your own... Learn more
  • July 1 · 7:00 PM

    Intro to Songwriting

    6 Music Explorers | 5.00 5.001

    Writing music isn't as hard as it seems. All it takes is a little confidence and creativity. This workshop will offer a little guidance and inspiration to help get you... Learn more
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Westside Musicians
Founded Nov 22, 2012

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