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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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Great Lakes Mandolin Camp (National Park Edition) October 6-9, 2022

The 5th annual Great Lakes Mandolin Camp is October 6-9, 2022, in Empire, Michigan, located across the street from the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan’s enchanting northwest corner of its lower peninsula.

The instructors are Don Stiernberg, Emory Lester and Camp founder Brian Oberlin. During the four days of mandolin immersion, each Camper will experience six – 75-minute workshops from all three teachers, ensemble rehearsals and performance, structured and non-structured jams, faculty and student concerts, master classes, songwriting guidance, meals, and lodging.

The maximum student capacity is 25 which makes for smaller classes from some of the best mandolin players and teachers in the world. The Camp will be in person and vaccination or a negative Covid test is required.

The cost for Campers and commuters is an affordable $550 which includes lodging, food and all music activities. 

Camp sponsor Elderly Instruments will have gift packages for the Campers.