ArtistWorks and Mandolin Cafe Present “Mike Marshall’s Mandolin Mashup,” a Live Online Workshop with Master Mandolinist Mike Marshall

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This live streaming workshop with Mike Marshall combines discussion performance, demonstration and teaching for mandolin enthusiasts.

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Mike Marshall’s Mandoline Mashup will stream live on March 6 at 7:00 PST

The event will feature Mike talking about his history with the mandolin, playing some tunes and teaching techniques for everything from bluegrass to jazz and classical.

ArtistWorks, the leading provider of interactive online music lessons, has teamed up with Mandolin Cafe to present a rare live online workshop with world renowned mandolin player and ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass online teaching artist Mike Marshall.

This live streaming event takes place online March 6th at 7PM Pacific Time and will be moderated by Mandolin Cafe Founder Scott Tichenor. The event will feature Mike talking about his history with the mandolin, playing some tunes and teaching techniques for everything from bluegrass to jazz and classical. Mandolin students and special guests will be on hand to ask questions and join in the fun.

Mike Marshall started his career with the Dave Grisman Quintet, played with everyone from Stephane Grapelli to Jerry Douglas to Bela Fleck and his frequent collaborator Darol Anger. He has done stints with the group Montreux and his current experimental bluegrass group, Psychograss with fellow Academy of Bluegrass teachers Darol Anger and Tony Trischka.

Marshall teamed up with ArtistWorks in 2011 to start the online School of Mandolin with Mike Marshall. In Marshall’s online school, students can learn from dozens of pre-recorded online mandolin lessons, tabs and backing tracks. Whenever they want feedback, they can use ArtistWorks Video Exchange Feedback Platform to submit practice videos. Marshall responds with personalized videos detailing strengths and providing additional exercises to shore up weak points.

These Video Exchanges are paired together, combined with the mandolin lessons and made available for all students to see and learn from.

Mike will give out a special code during the event, which will give a discount for anyone signing up for his school.

"Using Video Exchange, I constantly interact online, helping the students at my online mandolin school improve their playing,” said Marshall. “I'm looking forward to broadening that musical discussion to a wider audience.”

“Mike Marshall’s Mandoline Mashup” will stream live at and at

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About ArtistWorks, Inc.

Founded in 2008 by former AOL executive David Butler and former financial executive Patricia Butler, ArtistWorks, Inc. is the leader in a new generation of online learning platforms. Their revolutionary global learning community of world-renowned teaching artists and enthusiastic amateurs is dedicated to unleashing the music that lies within all of us. This “next generation” Video Exchange Feedback Platform enables virtuoso musicians to "teach the world" by presenting their musical legacy in the form of HD video lessons to subscribing students. Utilizing simple web cams, smartphones, tablets or video cameras, students are able to submit practice videos and get individualized video feedback and guidance from their teaching artists - creating a constantly evolving two-way, online learning experience.

ArtistWorks currently offers schools from such world-class artists as: Paul Gilbert (rock guitar lessons), Martin Taylor (fingerstyle guitar lessons), Jason Vieaux (classical guitar lessons), Andreas Oberg (jazz guitar lessons), Jeannie Deva (singing lessons), Nathan Cole (violin lessons), Jeffrey Khaner (flute lessons), William Caballero (French horn lessons), David Bilger (trumpet lessons), Ricardo Morales (clarinet lessons), Nathan East (electric bass lessons), John Patitucci (jazz bass lessons), Howard Levy (harmonica lessons), DJ Qbert (DJ lessons), Christie Peery (piano lessons), Thomas Lang (rock drum lessons), Billy Cobham (jazz and fusion drum lessons), Luis Conte (percussion lessons), as well as the ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass with Tony Trischka (banjo lessons), Missy Raines (double bass lessons), Bryan Sutton (flatpick guitar lessons), Andy Hall (Dobro lessons), Mike Marshall (mandolin lessons), and Darol Anger (fiddle lessons). For more information, visit

About Mandolin Cafe

Launched in 1995, the Mandolin Cafe is a website devoted to all things mandolin family related but also welcomes stringed instrument musicians from guitars to banjos and fiddles to ukuleles. With a community forum approaching 40,000 members, a busy Classifieds and musical resources including chord libraries, lessons, historical information and scores to music in various formats, the Mandolin Cafe is the web's virtual water cooler for all things stringed instrument-related and is one of the longest running acoustic music site on the internet. For more information, visit

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