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

Free First Guitar LessonFirst Free Guitar Lesson
Saturday, February 6 - 1PM
Just get a guitar, know someone who has, or are you thinking about starting to play? Join us for our First Free Guitar Lesson, Saturday, February 6 at 1PM. We'll take you through the very basics and get your started on this lifelong obsession. Bring your guitar, or just stop by. FREE! 

Guitar Care and Maintenance Guitar Care & Maintenance
Saturday, February 13 - 1PM
Cars, bikes, even a furnace require a tune-up from time to time. A guitar is no different. Let our experienced staff and luthiers take you through some of the most important aspects including controlling humidity, cleaning and conditioning, string care, along with explaining setups and how it can improve the playability of an instrument. FREE!

Gypsy Jazz Guitar ClinicGypsy Jazz - Improvisational Approaches
Saturday, February 20 - 1PM
Third in our series on Gypsy Jazz guitar, this workshop will examine some of the soloing ideas that are unique to this style. More approachable than some modern jazz styles, Gypsy Jazz employs improv ideas built around an understanding of chords and the arpeggios that connect them. We'll look at chord forms, enclosure techniques, diminished arpeggios and how to use them in a song. As always, the clinic is free, and you are welcome to bring your guitar. FREE!


Introduction to Clawhammer BanjoIntroduction to Clawhammer Banjo
Saturday, February 27 - 1PM
It's hard to argue that there's been a resurgence of old-time, clawhammer, or frailing banjo playing. Let us take through some of the basics of this extremely fun technique including the basic bum-ditty strum followed by more advanced techniques including drop thumb along with hammer on and pull off techniques. We'll be talking all sorts of tunnings as well including G-Standard, Sawmill, and finally double C! FREE!

Free First Guitar LessonFree First Guitar Lesson
Saturday, March 5 - 1PM
Just get a guitar, know someone who has, or are you thinking about starting to play? Join us for our First Free Guitar Lesson, Saturday, March 5 at 1PM. We'll take you through the very basics and get your started on this lifelong obsession. Bring your guitar, or just stop by. FREE!

Vintage Guitars with Jim BaggettVintage Guitar Seminar with Jim Baggett
Saturday, March 12 - 1PM
What makes a great Vintage Guitar so appealing? Is it the woods, the bracing, the glue, the craftsmanship? Stop by our Vintage Guitar workshop presented by store owner Jim Baggett to learn what makes these "Golden Era" instruments so special. We're always on the lookout for quality new instruments that embody the techniques of these vintage classics, so even if you're not in the market for a vintage guitar these are tips you can use to help you find a new one! FREE!