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Mike Marshall & Caterina Lichtenberg’s Mandolin World Retreat 2023


We’re excited to announce that world-renowned mandolinists and ArtistWorks master mandolin instructors, Mike Marshall and Caterina Lichtenberg, will once again be hosting their annual “Mandolin World Retreat” in Benicia, CA. This coming year, it will be over an extended, 3-day weekend from March 3-5, 2023.


As master mandolin instructors here at ArtistWorks, teaching bluegrass mandolin and classical mandolin respectively, Mike and Caterina have an amazing ability to target specific areas where students are struggling and provide step-by-step guidance to help them overcome their musical challenges. Their Mandolin World Retreat will provide a small number of students with the opportunity to work hands-on with Mike and Caterina in person. Don’t wait—registration begins on Monday, October 24, 2022.


LEARN MORE: Want to learn how to play bluegrass mandolin from a master musician like Mike Marshall? Try a few free mandolin lessons online now!


“We keep the size [of the Retreat] small so that all the attendees can really interact with us,” Mike and Caterina explain. “This gives everyone ample opportunity for questions, to work with us hands-on, and to discuss some of our favorite tips and tricks. All the while, we make sure to create a warm, energetic, and joy-filled learning environment.”


Caterina and Mike will be covering a vast array of musical styles and topics at the retreat including bluegrass, swing, jazz, Brazilian choro, improvisation, and chord theory to the entire history of classical mandolin techniques spanning 300 years.


LEARN MORE: Want to learn from a classical mandolin master like Caterina Lichtenberg? Try a free online mandolin lesson now!


“We started the Mandolin World Retreats as a way to create an intimate, relaxed environment where each mandolinist (no matter their level or style of player) could find inspiration, be propelled forward on their musical journey, and leave with some new music under their fingers,” Mike and Caterina explain. “We love to find that magic spot where you are being challenged but aren’t in over your head.”


For those students who may not be able to attend, don’t fret! You can work hands-on with Mike and Caterina to improve your mandolin playing in both the classical and bluegrass genres right here at ArtistWorks. And, with our patented Video Exchange Learning®, you can receive personal feedback and guidance from Mike and Caterina at every step of your musical journey.


To register for Mike Marshall & Caterina Lichtenberg’s Mandolin World Retreat 2023, click here.



Have you always wanted to learn how to play the mandolin? Through our comprehensive online mandolin lessons, and Video Exchange Learning platform here at ArtistWorks, you can learn from internationally renowned players, like Mike Marshall and Caterina Lichtenberg, and get personal feedback on your playing.


Caterina and Mike’s courses each start with the basics and teach everything from beginner mandolin to advanced performance techniques and compositions. So, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced player, all levels are welcome and all students will grow and improve their skills as mandolinists and as musicians!


Sample some free music lessons here and see what makes ArtistWorks courses some of the best online music lessons around!



Mike Marshall & Tony Trischka Talk Brazilian Choro Music

ArtistWorks Summers Series—Week 5: Caterina Lichtenberg

Mike Marshall Releases Mike Marshall Mandocello J.S. Bach Cello Suite No. 2, BWV 1008




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