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Join Aaron Weinstein’s Facebook Live Mandolin Workshop, Friday, June 26

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Our Chord Melody Mandolin instructor will field questions from his students and play a few tunes, live on the Peghed Nation Facebook page. Join us!

by Dan Gabel
June 18, 2020

AaronWeinsteinFBLiveJune2020.pngPeghead Nation’s Chord Meolody Mandolin instructor Aaron Weinstein will take over our Facebook feed on Friday, June 26 at 3 PM Eastern Time, 12 PM Pacific Time. He will field questions from the students in his Peghead Nation course and play a few tunes. 

Aaron hosted one of these events two months ago, and had a wide-ranging discussion about playing jazz mandolin and about music in general. Take a look at that session here.

If you have something you'd like to ask Aaron to address during this Facebook Live event, just email your questions to him with the subject line “Questions for Aaron’s Facebook Live Event” to workshops(at) He may not get to all the questions during the event, but will definitely consider everything that gets submitted.

Please join us on Friday, June 26 for a fun discussion, and be sure to follow Peghead Nation on Facebook for event updates. 

We have a virtual tip jar set up for Aaron, so please feel free to contribute if you can.


Called “a perfect musician” by jazz guitar legend, Bucky Pizzarelli, Aaron Weinstein is a respected violinist and mandolinist, widely regarded as one of the mandolin’s leading exponents in the jazz idiom, and author of the jazz mandolin book Mandolin Chord Melody System (Mel Bay Publications).

As a featured soloist, Aaron has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, Blue Note, as well as at jazz festivals in England, France, Iceland, Israel, and Switzerland. He has performed and recorded with an array of jazz icons including Les Paul, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, as well as musicians as varied as New York Pops conductor Skitch Henderson and rock guitarist Jay Geils. He has written arrangements for vocalists such as Christine Ebersole, Linda Lavin, and the Manhattan Transfer’s Janis Siegel. Aaron is a recipient of both the New York City Bistro and New York City Nightlife Awards.

Aaron is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, where he was awarded a full four-year talent-based scholarship. He was recently named as one of Downbeat’s Rising Stars in the venerable publication’s 2019 critic’s poll, and his recent album, called 3x3, features Aaron on violin, Peghead Nation instructor Matt Munisteri on guitar, and Tom Hubbard on bass, and is the perfect illustration of the beauty of simplicity.

Politically, Aaron is a bow-tie rights activist, and he lives in New York City. 

Tags: Mandolin, Jazz, Events
Category: News & Reviews


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