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Free Online Mandolin Workshop with Mike Marshall July 9

Mike MarshallNAPA, CA -- 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. Since 2011 Marshall has taught hundreds of mandolin enthusiasts online at this first-of-its-kind online music and art campus that provides members with personalized instruction via video interaction with world-acclaimed musicians and artists.

ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass Banjo Calendar Giveaway

2014 Banjo CalendarArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass has announced that five lucky winners will be welected to win a First Edition 2014 Banjo Calendar, which was created by one of Tony Trischka's banjo students, Rob Lardie. The Academy of Bluegrass is excited to promote this project since 2014 is the first year of Rob's official Banjo Calendar.

ArtistWorks Releases "How to Tune a Mandolin" by Mike Marshall

 How to Tune a MandolinArtistWorks online music academy is the premiere Internet based instrument learning place. The site is bristling with innovative technique taught by award winners in the industry. Each artist/instructor has a long history of performing with some of the best in the genre. Mike Marshall is obviously no exception. ArtistWorks features a fine video on their feature article, "How to Tune a Mandolin".

Tony Trischka Makes Banjo Education History!

Tony Trischka Banjo SchoolNapa, CA -- ArtistWorks, the leading interactive lifestyle social learning platform, announced today the release of even more exclusive content for the Online Banjo School with Tony Trischka. Trischka’s importance as a banjo player is widely acknowledged. As a teacher, he can claim players like Bela Fleck as star students. As a historian, Trischka has contributed as musical director for PBS’ “Give Me The Banjo.” In the four years since its launch, The Online Banjo School with Tony Trischka has evolved into an important banjo resource that reflects all facets of Trischka’s significant contributions to the banjo community.

ArtistWorks Bluegrass Instructors Receive 2013 IBMA Award Nominations

Academy of BluegrassNapa, CA -- Leading social e-learning platform provider, ArtistWorks today announced that three instructors in their Online Academy of Bluegrass are nominated for International Bluegrass Music Awards. Banjo legend and online instructor Tony Trischka has been nominated for Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year for his contribution to the song "Foggy Mountain Rock" of the album Foggy Mountain Special: A Bluegrass Tribute to Earl Scruggs. Online Bass School instructor Missy Raines is nominated for Instrumental Performer of the Year for Bass and Online Flatpick Guitar instructor Bryan Sutton is nominated for Instrumental Performer of the Year for Guitar.

ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass Says Learn Bluegrass Online From a Pro

Artistworks Academy of BluegrassSince ArtistWorks launched the ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass in 2010, thousands of bluegrass hobbyists, pros and absolute beginners have discovered the most effective way to learn guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, double bass and Dobro online.

Academy of Bluegrass Instructors Nominated for Music Awards

Artistworks Academy of BluegrassLos Angeles, CA -- ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass superstar teaching artists, bassist Missy Raines and guitarist Bryan Sutton are nominated for "Instrumentalist of the Year" awards at the 23rd Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards (IBMA) scheduled for Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium. Raines has previously won "Instrumentalist of the Year" (Bass) seven times and this marks her eighth nomination in this category, while Sutton has previously won "Instrumentalist of the Year" (Guitar) and this is his tenth nomination in this category. These nominations reflect the quality of the Academy's instructors of bluegrass music instrumentation.

Out of the Cloud, Into the Crowd - Academy of Bluegrass Live at Grey Fox

Artistworks Academy of BluegrassUtica, NY -- ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass superstar teaching artists including banjo master Tony Trischka, guitar whiz Bryan Sutton and fiddle icon Darol Anger step "Out of the Cloud and Into the Crowd" at the 2012 Grey Fox Festival July 19th - 22nd at the Walsh Farm in Oak Hill, New York. In addition to exciting live performances on the Gray Fox main stages, these legendary bluegrass players will treat festival-goers to a special, hands-on Bluegrass Workshop Saturday July 21st at 6:00 PM on the Creekside Stage, as well as appearing throughout the four-day festival at the ArtistWorks booth for autograph sessions, photo opportunities, contests, prizes and giveaways.

ArtistWorks Launches Online “Bass Super School”

Bass Super SchoolNapa, CA -- ArtistWorks announced today the launch of its new interactive “Bass Super School”, featuring virtuoso Jazz Bassist John Patitucci, Rock/Pop Bass Legend Nathan East, & Bluegrass Music Bass Phenom Missy Raines. The newly unveiled “ArtistWorks Bass Campus” offers bass enthusiasts around the world the chance to learn to play bass directly from three legendary bassists.

Academy of Bluegrass Offers St. Patrics Day Sample Lesson for Banjo

St. Patrick's Day Danny Boy LessonAre you ready to get back to playing bluegrass this St. Patrick's Day? Video Exchange™ is the best way to learn music online. Choose from a full range of video lessons and get feedback from your teacher. For St. Patrick's Day, ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass is offering "Danny Boy" as a way to Awaken Your Inner Leprechaun.

ArtistWorks Launches Online Super-Campus for Music

ArtistworksNapa, CA -- ArtistWorks, the leading music education platform, has unveiled an online super campus at by bringing together their thirteen online music schools, giving learners worldwide access to one of the largest collections of music lessons and music teachers online. The ArtistWorks Bluegrass Music Series was their first venture and the academy has expanded into many other music styles and instruments.

ArtistWorks' Online Dobro School with Andy Hall is Now Open

School of DobroArtistWorks is pleased to announced the School of Dobro with Andy Hall is now open and part of their Academy of Bluegrass. Are you a dobroist? Do you know a resonator player who might want to improve their playing? You can now learn online from the comfort of your own home with Andy Hall (Emmlyou Harris, Dolly Parton) at

World's First Online Dobro School Opens at NAMM 2012

School of DobroLos Angeles, CA -- ArtistWorks announced the launch of the world's first online dobro school at the 2012 NAMM show, partnering with multi-award winning dobroist Andy Hall (Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris). Starting today, resonator guitarists of all levels can learn dobro online by way of "Video Exchange" from the comfort of their living rooms. The School of Dobro with Andy Hall will be part of the ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass, which has quickly become the world's leading site and a magnet for those wanting to learn bluegrass banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar and bass online. The new website will be ArtistWorks' thirteenth online music school, all of which use the innovative Video Exchange™ learning method recently featured in the LA Times.

Andy Hall joins ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass on Dobro

Andy HallDobro players around the world will soon be able to learn the instrument online directly from multi-award winning dobroist Andy Hall (Dolly Parton, Wynona, Emmylou Harris). The School of Dobro with Andy Hall will be part of the ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass, which has quickly become the world's leading site for those wanting to learn bluegrass banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar and bass. Andy Hall will join the Academy's existing online faculty which includes Tony Trischka (banjo), Mike Marshall (mandolin), Darol Anger (fiddle), Bryan Sutton (guitar) and Missy Raines (bass), all offering personalized instruction online using innovative Video Exchanges.

Academy of Bluegrass Sponsors 2011 IBMA Awards

Artistworks Academy of BluegrassThe ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass are proud to sponsor the 22nd Annual International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, scheduled for Thursday, September 29, 2011 at Nashville, Tennessee's historic Ryman Auditorium. Nominees announced for this years awards include The Boxcars, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, The Gibson Brothers, Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas and Lonesome River Band. 'Rare Bird Alert', the new album from Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers, produced by Academy of Bluegrass teacher Tony Trischka, is nominated for Album of the Year.


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