Log Cabin Cooking & Music Classes

Welcome to our log cabin! We teach a variety of music (both bluegrass and old-time) and Barbara Swell’s cooking classes, and we are doing both virtual and in-person (masked) workshops at this time. Please see below for our current class offerings. If you are interested in virtual classes, we are doing them through the Crowdcast platform; you can follow our page at crowdcast.io/nativeground to be notified of new classes, and you can always take our past classes as well. To attend any of our classes, please make sure to pre-register by clicking the class below.

You can also keep up with us at our sister website, Log Cabin Cooking. Barbara Swell, our cookbook author, posts recipes, old-timey life musings and classes at logcabincooking.com.


Log Cabin Cooking Classes

We offer cooking classes taught by Barbara Swell, author of more than a dozen cookbooks such as The Lost Art of Pie-making. You can read more about Barbara’s classes here.

Available Online Cooking Classes

Fabulous Flaky Pie Crust Made Easy

Gluten Free Pie Crust

Holiday Pumpkin Pie Secrets (airs Nov 7, 2021)

Festive Apple Hand Pie Secrets (airs Nov 17, 2021)

Edible Crafts for Winter Gifting (airs Dec 12, 2021)

Log Cabin Music Classes

We offer classes and lessons for total beginners in bluegrass banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and guitar. These first-timer classes are taught by Wayne Erbsen, who has been teaching for over forty years and has written more than two dozen music instruction books, as well as songbooks and folklore books.  

Frequently Asked Questions about Log Cabin Music Classes

Available Online Music Classes

Tuning Tips (free class!)

Intro to Bluegrass Banjo

Bluegrass Banjo for Near Beginners