What we're about

We meet up to play bluegrass music! I perform, record, and teach bluegrass music professionally. I teach mandolin and guitar and have also taught bluegrass jammin' at many festivals, camps, and privately. I recently have moved from my home-state of Virginia to Hastings on Hudson, NY and have made some musician friends, done gigs, and have been teaching students in this area. I have been running a Bluegrass Jam as well as a Swing Jazz and Gyspy Jazz jam. Folks are also very welcome to join who do not play music, but are interested in coming out to hear some bluegrass music sometimes. I have the regular Bluegrass Jam which can be some pretty hot playing and is fun to watch and to dance to sometimes. I also sometimes offer some Slow Jam Workshops for folks less confident on material to get to try easy songs at a slow pace. I may also start offering workshops on individual instrument groups like guitar, or banjo, or fiddle, etc. I teach mandolin and guitar to all levels and ages also so if you want a private lesson(s) message me and that is also an option. Here is my website if you want to see and find out more about me, some projects I have done, listen to/watch some video clips, get my direct email contact etc. www.TaraLinhardt.com

Upcoming events (3)

Slower Bluegrass Jam at An Beal Bocht

An Beal Bocht Cafe

Bluegrass Jam all acoustic. We play bluegrass at friendly normal human speeds and are fun and supportive of folks learning the music and working on improvisation and the like. I do ask that folks contribute to the tip jar. $10 is a great suggested minimum donation, but if that will be a hardship or keep you away, put in what you can. Also An Beal Bocht has a great menu and a full bar, so they love us if you do order some food or drink before, during, and/or after we play since we take over the entire half of the restaurant. It is an Irish restaurant, so think Irish foods. I hear they make a nice Bloody Mary and that type of thing as well. If folks are new to bluegrass email me if you might be interested in any lessons as well and we can get you jammin and improving and up your confidence on solos, improvising, leading songs or tunes, etc. My email address is on my website. www.TaraLinhardt.com

Tara's Bluegrass Hot Jam at the Punchbowl

The Punch Bowl

Lot of Hot pickin, lots of grinnin, some dancing, friendly conversation, and what-not. There will be two large diaphragm mics set up for solos. One is low at mando and guitar and banjo height. One is higher for vocal, fiddle height. The Punch Bowl is a bar located at the 238 subway stop of the 1 train. It is at the corner of 238 and Broadway in the Riverdale area of the Bronx.

Bluegrass Workshop Weekend May 18th and 19th!

First Reformed Church

Register now for the 2019 Bluegrass Workshop Weekend! We are looking for a nice mix of people and levels. This weekend is open to people at many levels and backgrounds. We have some exciting new additions to the staff this year too! We have Tom Gray teaching bass this year! He is one of the only people inducted into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame twice! This is an amazing opportunity to learn from and hang out with a legend! He was the original bass player for both the Seldom Scene and classic Country Gentlemen. We have a really hot line up of amazing pickers and teachers this time! I believe we will be offering a 10% discount to bass students as well, so if you ever thought of trying the bass out, this is your chance! Chris Luquette will be teaching guitar. He has been winning IBMA awards and teaching at all the biggest camps in the country and wowing audiences with his smoking hot pickin with Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen. Rob Hecht is our fiddle teacher, who tours and teaches all over the place in a variety of styles. Hilary Hawke on banjo again after I heard such really great feedback last time on her banjo teaching. And Tara Linhardt on mandolin again. This Workshop weekend will have a big focus on being able to gain skills and confidence for jamming with others on your instruments and vocals as well as some arrangement and performance ideas. Saturday and Sunday classes during the day and then a concert of teachers and maybe even a few of the students Saturday night. Saturday's night concert is free for workshop attendees. Please pass the info about this great opportunity to anyone you know who may be interested. This is a great opportunity to gain skills on one's instrument and also to tackle anxieties and problems that may be issues for people in playing in groups, jams, or on stage. Also contact me by email if you have any questions about anything relating to the music. My email address is [masked]. Here is the direct link to teacher bios, camp details, and registration. https://riverarts.org/riverarts-bluegrass-camps-info/

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Tara's Hot Jam at the Punch Bowl

The Punch Bowl

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