Saturdays, 10:00 – 11:15am

Saturday Samba School exists as a entry point for people interested in playing Samba. It’s a safe, encouraging and fun place to explore. Whether you have never played before or you just want to go deeper in what you know, Saturday Samba is the place for you!

$15 – Drop-In
$60 – 5 Class Card


“The class is friendly and welcoming to beginners, not at all intimidating, and really really fun. Steve and Renzo both have a rare gift for open teaching without condescension. Their philosophy seems to be everyone has a part to play and should have a party while playing it as a big happy group together. The class is super fun!” Courtney

Steven Schob

Steven Schob

Founder & Teacher

Steven Schob is a percussionist, drummer, educator and writer. With his Masters in Percussion Performance, Steven crafts authentic opportunities to build community and empower others in life-long learning. He is a sponsored REMO Educational Artist, Young Audience Performing & Teaching Artist, Director of MARACATUpdx, Director of the Hough Youth Escola de Samba, and Founder of the Portland Saturday Samba School at Center Space.

Renzo Hayashi

Renzo Hayashi

Teacher – Surdo, Tamborim and More!

Renzo grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the US. He’s an accomplished player, teacher and performer with the likes of Minneapolis’ “Batucada do Norte” and Portland’s “Bloco Alegria”, “MaracaBoom”, and “MARACATUpdx.” He is both an engineer and a helicopter pilot but really not sure which. In his spare time, he likes to volunteer his time working with kids and is a geek.



The Next Class

28 April 2018
  • Saturday Samba School

    28 April 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade, SE Water Ave & Hawthrone Blvd, Portland, OR 97239, USA

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Basic Groove
Surdo 1
Surdo 2
Surdo 3
Caixa 01
Caixa 02

The “Turn” and The “End”
Surdo 1
Surdo 2
Surdo 3

Warm-Up Exercises
No. 01
No. 02 – The “Turn” & The “Groove”

Arrangement Pieces
Break #04
Back & Forth Break
The Intro

Teleco Teco for Tamb.