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Individual Mandolin Instruction with Mike Marshall

By Mandolin Cafe
January 13, 2010 - 3:00 pm

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Mike Marshall

Mike Marshall

Oakland, Ca. — Mike Marshall has announced he will be accepting a limited number of students starting February, 2010 at his studio in Oakland, California. He will also be making lessons available through Skype for those who wish to study with him via the internet.

Students interested in an opportunity to study with Mike should be self-motivated and possess at least basic to intermediate skills, but advanced students are equally welcome. Students wishing to take lessons via Skype should have access to reliable and modern up-to-date internet equipment including a web cam, microphone and a high-speed connection.

Rates are $100 per hour private, or for two or more students, $50 per student. Payments should be made online (PayPal preferred).

Topics students might explore include traditional fiddle tunes, choro, classical and jazz. He is also willing to assist with original compositions and/or studies with the mandocello.

About Mike Marshall:

Mike Marshall is one of the world's most accomplished and versatile acoustic musicians, a master of mandolin, guitar and violin whose playing is as imaginative and adventurous as it is technically thrilling. Able to swing gracefully from jazz to classical to bluegrass to Latin styles, he puts his stamp on everything he plays with an unusually potent blend of intellect and emotion—a combination of musical skill and instinct rare in the world of American vernacular instrumentalists.

Throughout his career, Mike has performed and recorded with some of the top acoustic string instrumentalists in the world, including jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli, fiddle virtuoso Mark O'Connor, five-string banjo phenom Bela Fleck, bassist and MacArthur Fellowship winner Edgar Meyer, classical violinist Joshua Bell, Turtle Island String quartet, mandolinists Chris Thile, David Grisman and Caterina Lichtenberg and many more. In addition, Mike is one of the founders of the annual Mandolin Symposium held each year in Santa Cruz, California.

Additional information:
Contact Mike Marshall via his web site


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January 12, 2013 04:56 PM
Is anyone aware if Mike Marshall is still doing Skype lessons?

Scott Tichenor
January 12, 2013 11:14 PM
Very highly unlikely. His School of Mandolin is extremely popular, one of the most popular of all of the ArtistWorks Schools and is really taking up much of his time these days. I had an extensive conversation with him by phone a few days ago so sort of up on what he's up to. I'd say if you're wanting to take lessons from him, that's the place to be. Here's a link to the school in case you haven't seen it.
January 12, 2013 11:24 PM
I just went through three of Mike's advanced lessons today on ArtistWorks. Good stuff, highly recommended! Put in some time and there are a lot of things to be learned, Mike is a great teacher. Best part is you can view the lessons over & over, at your own pace......you can even set sections of the video to loop, so you can focus on a particular part of the lesson.
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