About Rose City Folk School
Rose City Folk School was founded in 2018 in Portland, Oregon and is the brainchild of Leela Grace. The school is home to a variety of in person and virtual classes and lessons for all ages, as well as pop-up workshops and concerts. Our focus is on making the joy of music accessible and welcoming to all, regardless of background, "talent," or experience. We offer skilled, accessible instruction in clawhammer banjo, by-ear harmony singing, jamming, Appalachian clogging, and more. We provide exceptional and community-oriented instruction to anyone with a desire to learn (be you a complete beginner or an experienced musician seeking a new challenge). Find your voice. Find your joy. Find your community. All are welcome.
From a student
"Leela Grace is a vivacious, creative, inspiring, loving, knowledgable, and thoughtful teacher, performer, and musical mentor. Her breadth and depth of knowledge of her instruments and musical styles is astounding, but she somehow manages to avoid being intimidating. Leela builds confidence no matter the level of her students and I would recommend her to anyone, regardless of past musical experience or innate "talent". For Leela, music is community and love and joy, and it comes across in every note, every class, and every interaction. Take a class with Leela or catch one of her shows - you won't regret it!"