Meet the Mentors

Dale Turnbull

Dale has been playing bass around the Portland area for many years and has played with a lot of bands.  His enthusiasm and gentle guidance allow bands to find their own way, while his experience helps keep things from going too far off the rails.



Jim Dorman

Jim is a graduate of 12 Make Music PDX sessions, which helped him go from a nervous beginner to a gigging solo musician, band member & manager of The Purple Herons, teacher, and composer. Jim’s intuitive approach to music helps bands cope with the unexpected and discover hidden talents and new musical adventures.