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Welcome to the official site of Brian Oberlin, your home for all things mandolin!

Created by professional mandolinist Brian Oberlin, this site is a wealth of knowledge
for the beginner to advanced mandolinist.  Be sure to go to the Lesson Hub for free
PDFs of chord shapes, chord charts, and exercises.  This site is also the home for ALL
of Brian’s performance and teaching events.

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20 spots remain for River of the West Mandolin Camp 2020 (as of Jan. 29)

The 12th annual River of the West Mandolin Camp is June 11 – 14, 2020, in Corbett, Oregon, located in the majestic Columbia River Gorge just 20 miles east of Portland, Oregon. The instructors, chosen for their masterful mandolin playing distinction and exceptional teaching abilities, include Simon Mayor (Irish and folk), Don Stiernberg (swing and jazz),  Paul Glasse (swing and jazz), and Camp founder Brian Oberlin (classical, swing & bluegrass).

This year’s edition features the UK’s finest, Simon Mayor and his long-awaited return to the US, and the first ever appearance of swing mandolin giants, Don Stiernberg and Paul Glasse in the same venue for an extended time!!