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Winter Virtual Mandolin Camp with Alan Bibey, Don Stiernberg, David Surette and Matt Flinner Is Open for Registration!












NOTE: The dates for this camp have changed.  The camp will now be held January 29-31.  


Join Don Stiernberg, Alan Bibey, David Surette and Matt Flinner for a 3-day online mandolin camp January 29-31. It’s a great opportunity to learn bluegrass, swing and/or Celtic mandolin from some of the best players and teachers in the world! And all from the convenience of your own home.

Each day, students will be able to attend any and all class sessions offered from 11 am to 7 pm eastern time, as well as instructor performances Friday and Saturday nights and a final virtual jam session Sunday evening at 5 pm eastern time. Students will also receive all written materials from each instructor in PDF form via email. It promises to be a great time!

The registration fee for the Winter Virtual Mandolin Camp is $125, which gives students access to all live sessions, written materials and streaming recordings of all sessions after-the-fact.


Register here.


Here’s the schedule:

Friday & Saturday  (January 29 & 30) schedule: 

11 am-12 noon: Matt Flinner Fiddle Tunes for Mandolin class
12:30 pm-1:30 pm: Don Stiernberg Swing Mandolin class
2 pm-3 pm: Lunch break! 
3-4 pm: David Surette Celtic Mandolin class
4:30–5:30 pm: Alan Bibey Bluegrass Mandolin class
6-7 pm: All instructors collective workshop, question/answer period.

Friday 8-8:30 pm: David Surette solo performance
Friday 8:30-9 pm: Alan Bibey solo performance

Saturday 8-8:30 pm: Matt Flinner solo performance
Saturday 8:30-9 pm: Don Stiernberg solo performance

Sunday (January 31) schedule: 

11-11:45 am: Matt Flinner Fiddle Tunes for Mandolin class
12-12:45 pm: Don Stiernberg Swing Mandolin class
1 pm-2 pm: Lunch break! 
2-2:45 pm: David Surette Celtic Mandolin class
3-3:45 pm: Alan Bibey Bluegrass Mandolin class
4-5 pm: Final collective workshop, question/answer period.
5 pm-??? open jam session. All students are welcome to join this “jam” hosted by Matt Flinner in which we’ll play through all of the tunes taught over the course of the weekend! Students will not be able to hear each other (due to internet lags), but they’ll be able to play along with Matt and review all the tunes they learned during the three day camp.


All courses will be geared toward a general intermediate ability level; instructors will assume that students know basic chords and can play at least a few tunes.


Students will only be able to see and hear the instructor(s) during the class sessions, but they can request to have their microphone unmuted and/or webcam turned on in order to ask questions via audio and video as well. Questions will be entertained throughout each class session and especially during the afternoon workshop sessions. Students are encouraged to make the sessions as interactive as they want to!


Register for the Winter Virtual Mandolin Camp here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Gqs2FHZ6QRS5-9Z8MRvv6A

For more information, email [email protected]

6 comments on “Winter Virtual Mandolin Camp with Alan Bibey, Don Stiernberg, David Surette and Matt Flinner Is Open for Registration!

  1. Jeffrey Murdock says:

    yes, want to register…
    I hope you will remember to enable recording on zoom…

    • Hi Jeffrey,

      We will enable recording for attendees, and I will be recording all of the sessions from my end as well. My recordings will be downloadable via Vimeo after the camp ends. Looking forward to it, and glad to have you on board!


  2. Joel says:

    I’ve been playing guitar for over 30 years, and have played and studied jazz on upright and electric bass as well (have done a lot of jazz ensembles and some gigs on bass in NYC where I live over the years), so I have good foundation of physical dexterity and theory.

    Just got a mandolin a week ago and I am learning basic chords, and was able to learn the opening chorus of “Turn of the Century” off of Dave Grisman’s & Tony Rice’s “Tone Poems” by ear over the course of a few days. I’ve been doing online tutorials from MandoWeb, and they are good if a bit slow-paced. I have a daily practice routine and have for years, so I’m simply extending it to mandolin.

    Would this camp be good for me? I’m really looking to connect with a community, possibly find a teacher, and get into old time and jazz on mandolin with maybe some bluegrass. I just have no clue where to start and am overwhelmed with resources.


    • Hi Joel,

      Nice! And welcome to the mandolin community. I think the camp might be a great fit for you, as we’ll all be teaching at least in part by ear (with PDFs of all material for reference). My main concern would be that things might move too slowly for you; you might get the stuff we’re doing by ear fairly quickly, and may spend a good chunk of the classes waiting for us to move on. I’d be really curious to see what you think of Don’s jazz class; your background will certainly make it easier, and the stuff he teaches often goes fairly deep.
      You’re welcome to try it out, and if for any reason you find that it just doesn’t work for you, I’m happy to offer a full refund. I want these camps to be as useful as possible to the students, and while I think it’s possible you’d get a lot out of it, I’d hate to have you bored! I will say that you’d be connecting with a great community of teachers and students. Anyway, let me know if that works for you.

      Thanks Joel!


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