Events & Workshops at Mass Street Music

In addition to our Free Saturday Workshops, we have some special events at our store throughout the year including open jams and clinics with special artists. All events take place at Mass Street Music at 1347 Mass. St., Lawrence, Kansas unless otherwise noted. We hope you can join us for some of these great gatherings. Have an idea for a clinic you'd like to see? Just let us know at info@massstreetmusic.com

 

Understanding Guitar Scales clinic graphicUnderstanding Guitar Scales w/Scott Sharp
Saturday, Jan. 31, 1PM
Join Fretboard Toolbox's Scott Sharp as he demystifies scales in this great (and Free!) Understanding Guitar Scales clinic on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 1PM! Major, minor, pentatonic, blues - maybe you've heard of them, maybe you haven't yet...why do scales matter? How are they built? Learn all the cool things you can accomplish with scales and how they'll change your playing. A teacher by day, Scott Sharp is also the author of the great Fretboard Toolbox guides and can explain the most complex ideas in an easy manner. He'll have some F.T. guides on hand at the clinic to. Bring your guitar! FREE

 

First Guitar Lesson - Feb 2015

Free First Guitar Lesson
Saturday, Feb. 7
, 1PM
Just get a guitar, know someone who did or maybe you're thinking about taking it up? Stop by for a free beginner guitar lesson! One of the exceptional instructors from the Guitar Studio next to Mass Street Music, Tommy Perez or Michael Hamm, will be on hand to get you started with playing guitar. This is a one time lesson, offered monthly and open to the public. FREE

 

 

Lawrence KS Live at Folk Alliance music fair logoLawrence KS Live at Folk Alliance Music Fair
Friday, Feb. 20
, 7:00PM - 12:30AM
Mass Street Music with local partners MudStomp Records, Silly Goose Records and The Farmer's Turnpike 92.9 KMXN are proud to present a special evening of folk, rock and singer-songwriters direct from Lawrence, Kansas! This is just one of six stages at the public Music Fair portion of the great Folk Alliance Conference - held at Crown Center Feb. 18-22! Acts include Ashes to Immortality, MAW, Brody Buster, Nicholas St. James, Tyler Gregory, Carswell & Hope and 40 Watt Dreams featuring Truckstop Honeymoon! Lawrence KS Live showcase details are here. Tickets for the evening, including 6 full stages, are $25. Purchase tickets here.

 

Don Julin Mandolin for Dummies ClinicMandolin for Dummies Clinic with Don Julin
Tuesday Night, Feb. 24, 6:30-8:30PM  $40
Mando master, teacher and author of "Mandolin for Dummies" & “Mandolin Exercises for Dummies", Don Julin, will be at Mass Street Music leading the incredible, all-levels  Mandolin for Dummies Clinic on Tuesday evening, February 24 at 6:30pm. Whether you're a true beginner or a seasoned mando player, you'll leave with new skills under your belt. Don's workshop last year was exceptional and we're excited to have him back to teach in Lawrence for this one, special evening.

Don will help you get the most out of his best selling mandolin books “Mandolin For Dummies” and “Mandolin Exercises For Dummies”. These books contain a wealth of mando information, but are not designed to be read like a traditional book starting at page 1 and ending on the last page. Lessons and songs in theses books include many cross-references and two types of audio tracks, making for a incredibly effective way to learn the mando. Of course Don will have copies of his book on hand too. Check out this great Mandolincafe.com interview with Don.

As an additional treat, Don will also be doing a mini-concert after the workshop, around 8:30 pm, and he'll have along his musical compadre, Billy Strings. You won't want to miss this. Here's a Don & Billy video from last year's mini concert - it's going to be a hot time!

This workshop is open to mandolin players of ALL LEVELS. $40 

Don't miss a seat for this one, sign up early. Just stop by the store or call 785-843-3535 to enroll.

 

Uke Blues You Can Use clinic graphicUke Blues You Can Use
Saturday, Feb. 28, 1PM
Join uke master Jim Jeans for this free Uke Blues You Can Use clinic on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 1PM. We'll be delving into fingerstyle blues for ukukeles! Whether you're new to uke or a seasoned vet, you'll enjoy learning some new tunes and techniques with Jim. FREE

 

first free guitar lesson March graphicFree First Guitar Lesson
Saturday, March. 7
, 1PM
Just get a guitar, know someone who did or maybe you're thinking about taking it up? Stop by for a free beginner guitar lesson! One of the exceptional instructors from the Guitar Studio next to Mass Street Music, Tommy Perez or Michael Hamm, will be on hand to get you started with playing guitar. This is a one time lesson, offered monthly and open to the public. FREE

 

Home Recording Clinic March 21 2015Home Recording 101 with Presonus
Saturday, March 21, 1PM
Join us for this great, free workshop with 20 year music veteran, Michael Canning of Presonus, plus our own Ted Kritikos. We'll give you the low down on recording at home, demystify bit rates to mics, software and more, so you can get your music down the way you want it heard. We'll show you how easy it is to get your own digital workstation running and go over how to achieve the results you're after. Bring your questions, we've got answers! FREE 

 

DON'T MISS THESE OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS:


Folk Alliance Conference, Winter Music Camp & Music Fair
Wednesday-Sunday, February 18-22, Kansas City, Missouri

We'll be there! Find out more at FolkAlliance.org