Beginning Mandolin w/ Glenn Weiser

  • January 3 - 24, 2024
  • Blind Moose Studios

    2 Conz Street
    Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
Ticket Price $30.00-$110.00 This event is now over

The Parlor Room School of Music Presents:
Beginning Mandolin w/ Glenn Weiser
at Blind Moose Studios
January 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Workshop Price: $110 GA / $70 MEMBER
Drop-in Price: $30 GA / $20 MEMBER

The mandolin is one of the most versatile and easy to learn of the fretted instruments. It is commonly heard in folk, country, bluegrass, Celtic music, old-time, and even Delta blues. In this 4-week course Glenn Weiser, a multi-instrumental teacher with 40 years’ experience, will get you started on the mandolin. Topics covered will include how to read tablature and music notation, basic chords in the principal keys used in acoustic music, and the fundamentals of pick technique and the tremolo. After boning up on the basics, you will play easy folk melodies in the keys of C, G, D, A, and Am, Em, and Dm. You will also learn some basics of music theory as it’s applied to mandolin-the concepts of the I, IV and V chords, and how scales and modes are constructed. Worksheets will be provided at no extra charge.

Glenn Weiser studied classical guitar in high school with Maestro Paul Battat, and later fingerstyle guitar with ragtime guitarist Eric Schoenberg. He also received instruction on mandolin from John McGann of the Berklee College of Music and pointers on blues harmonica from Jerry Portnoy, formerly of the Muddy Waters Blues Band. Now based in Connecticut, Glenn has taught students of all ages and levels how to play guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, fiddle, ukulele, and electric bass for over 40 years. Acoustic Guitar magazine has called him a “master teacher.” The styles he teaches include folk, bluegrass, blues, Celtic music, old-time string band music, classical guitar, fingerstyle guitar, and classic rock. Glenn is the author of nine books on fingerstyle guitar and six books on harmonica, and has written for Acoustic Guitar and Sing Out! magazines. He has performed at festivals, coffeehouses, and other venues in the Northeast, and has two CDs of fingerstyle guitar music available. Glenn is ranked among’s 100 Top Musicians. He is also the admin of Facebook’s Celtic Guitar Group and the Bluegrass, Country and Old-Time Harmonica group.

Glenn is also available for private lessons in Northampton on all the above-named instruments and styles, with all levels taught. Contact him at 413-455-9215 or at Website:


Blind Moose Studios is located at 2 Conz St. Unit 22 Maplewood Shops, Northampton MA


Date & Time

Jan 3 - 24, 2024

Venue Details

Blind Moose Studios

2 Conz Street
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060 Blind Moose Studios
The Parlor Room