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Special Events Calendar- Events for Year 2013

Here's a list of past special events, most held in our store at 1100 North Washington, Lansing MI. (Here's a map to our store).
Also see our current events calendar.

past calendars ... 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Novice Guitar Session I with Bob McCloy
Saturday , January 05, 2013
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
workshop ($40)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Perfect primer for the brand new player!


Fiddle From Scratch and Squeak I Workshop with Bob McCloy
Saturday , January 05, 2013
01:00 pm - 3 pm
workshop ($40)
Location: Elderly Instruments

An introductory lesson for aspiring fiddlers!


Novice Mandolin I with Bob McCloy
Saturday , January 05, 2013
03:30 pm - 5:30 pm
workshop ($40)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Part one of a two-part mandolin course for those looking to start off on the right foot!


Lansing Area Ukulele Group (L.A.U.G.H.) Monthly Meeting
Saturday , January 12, 2013
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
(free)
Location: Sir Pizza

Monthly meeting of L.A.U.G.H.!


Novice Guitar Session II with Bob McCloy
Saturday , January 19, 2013
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
workshop ($40)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Part two of this intro to the guitar.


Fiddle From Scratch (and Squeak) Part II
Saturday , January 19, 2013
01:00 pm - 3 pm
workshop ($40)
Location: Elderly Instruments

A Two-Part Intro to the Violin with Elderly Instruments Instructor Bob McCloy!


Novice Mandolin Part II Workshop with Bob McCloy
Saturday , January 19, 2013
03:30 pm - 5:30 pm
workshop ($40)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Part Two of a two-part mandolin course for those looking to start off on the right foot!


Mid-Michigan Ukulele Group Strum (MMUGS) Monthly Strum!
Saturday , January 26, 2013
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
workshop (free)
Location: Bestsellers Books & Coffee, Mason MI

A gathering for beginning/improving ukulele players!


Lansing Area Ukulele Group (L.A.U.G.H.) Monthly Meeting
Saturday , February 09, 2013
10:30 pm - 12:30 pm
(free)
Location: Sir Pizza

Monthly meeting of L.A.U.G.H.!


Mid-Michigan Ukulele Group Strum (MMUGS) Monthly Strum!
Saturday , February 16, 2013
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
(free)
Location: Bestsellers Books & Coffee, Mason MI

A gathering for beginning/improving ukulele players!


Introduction to Swing Ukulele with Gerald Ross
Saturday , February 23, 2013
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
workshop ($40 or $25 for one hour)
Location: Elderly Instruments

The E-Z path to jazz and swing uke playing with Gerald's user-friendly approach!


Lansing Area Ukulele Group (L.A.U.G.H.) Monthly Meeting
Saturday , March 09, 2013
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
(free)
Location: Sir Pizza

Monthly meeting of L.A.U.G.H.!


Roundup on the Radio Roadshow LIVE from Elderly Instruments!
Saturday , March 09, 2013
02:00 pm - 3 pm
in-store performance (free)
Location: Elderly Instruments

The first stop for this Interlochen Public Radio musical-variety road show


Mid-Michigan Ukulele Group Strum (MMUGS) Monthly Strum!
Saturday , March 23, 2013
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
(free)
Location: Bestsellers Books & Coffee, Mason MI

A gathering for beginning/improving ukulele players!


Meeting of the Lansing Chapter of NSAI
Saturday , March 23, 2013
11:00 am
(free)
Location: Elderly Instruments

"It All Begins With a Song" - The Nashville Songwriters Association International


Roundup Radio Roadshow LIVE at Elderly Instruments is On the Air!
Saturday , March 23, 2013
10:00 pm - 11 pm

Listen to the broadcast or the stream on Interlochen Public Radio


Intro to Delta Slide Guitar with Rev. Robert Jones
Thursday , March 28, 2013
06:30 pm - 8:30 pm
workshop ($40)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Learn the secret of this deep-blues guitar style with Michigan's acclaimed roots blues and gospel artist


BLUEGRASS JAM! with Bob McCloy
Saturday , March 30, 2013
12:00 pm - 2 pm
(free)
Location: Elderly Instruments

The FIRST in a series of informal jams hosted by Elderly Instruments instructors


FREE In-Store Concert with Don Julin and Billy Strings!
Saturday , April 06, 2013
12:00 pm - around 12:30 pm
in-store performance (free)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Michigan's own ambassador of the mandolin and young gun of bluegrass guitar!


Mandolin Workshop with Don Julin: Picking and Strumming with the Right Hand
Saturday , April 06, 2013
01:00 pm - 2:30 pm
workshop ($30 - or $50 for both April 6th classes)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Learn the right way from the best-selling author of "Mandolin for Dummies!"


Mandolin Workshop with Don Julin: Fretting and Chording with the Left Hand
Saturday , April 06, 2013
03:00 pm - 4:30 pm
workshop ($30 - or $50 for both April 6th classes)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Learn the right way from the best-selling author of "Mandolin for Dummies!"


Old-Time Fiddle Workshop with Bruce Molsky
Thursday , April 11, 2013
07:00 pm - 8:30 pm
workshop ($40)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Learn the secrets of the old-time style with today's greatest Appalachian stylist!


Music Theory for Guitar: Why Does it Even Matter? Workshop with Elden Kelly
Saturday , April 13, 2013
01:00 pm - 2:30 pm
workshop ($25)
Location: Elderly Instruments

The FIRST in a monthly series of "Second Saturday Sessions" with teachers from Elderly Instruments' Music School!


Lansing Area Ukulele Group (L.A.U.G.H.) Monthly Meeting
Saturday , April 13, 2013
10:30 pm - 12:30 pm
workshop (free)
Location: Sir Pizza

Monthly meeting of L.A.U.G.H.!


Meeting of the Lansing Chapter of NSAI
Saturday , April 20, 2013
11:00 am
(free)
Location: Elderly Instruments

"It All Begins With a Song" - The Nashville Songwriters Association International


FREE In-Store Concert with Adam Miller!
Saturday , April 20, 2013
12:00 pm
in-store performance (free)
Location: Elderly Instruments

World-traveler folksinger, storyteller and autoharp ace


Autoharp Workshop with Adam Miller
Saturday , April 20, 2013
01:00 pm - 3 pm
workshop ($40)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Learn to play with this acclaimed performer and autoharp virtuoso!


Mid-Michigan Ukulele Group Strum (MMUGS) Monthly Strum!
Saturday , April 27, 2013
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
(free)
Location: Bestsellers Books & Coffee, Mason MI

A gathering for beginning/improving ukulele players!


Mandolin Workshop with Don Julin: It's All About Time
Saturday , April 27, 2013
01:00 pm - 2:30 pm
workshop ($30 - or $50 for both April 27th classes)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Learn the right way from the best-selling author of "Mandolin for Dummies!"


Mandolin Workshop with Don Julin: Improvisation 101 - Everyone Can Improvise!
Saturday , April 27, 2013
03:00 pm - 4:30 pm
workshop ($30 - or $50 for both April 27th classes)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Learn the right way from the best-selling author of "Mandolin for Dummies!"


Beatles Songs for Uke with Our Own Chris Hamilton
Saturday , May 11, 2013
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
workshop ($25)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Play six Fab Four favorites ON THE SPOT! in May's "Second Saturday Session" with one of our most popular instructors


**SOLD OUT** Hooked on Uke? We Can Help! Workshop with James Hill **SOLD OUT**
Saturday , May 11, 2013
01:00 pm - 2 pm
workshop ($40)
Location: Elderly Instruments

This workshop has filled to capacity!


On the Fly: Improvisation Essentials - A Ukulele Workshop with James Hill
Saturday , May 11, 2013
03:00 pm - 4 pm
workshop ($40)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Learn the secrets of spontaneous music-making with one of the world's best!


Meeting of the Lansing Chapter of NSAI
Saturday , May 18, 2013
10:30 am - noon
workshop (free)
Location: Elderly Instruments

"It All Begins With a Song" - The Nashville Songwriters Association International


Strumming Techniques for Ukulele - Workshop with Mitch Chang
Saturday , May 25, 2013
01:00 pm - 2:30 pm
workshop ($40)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Learn to recognize and play any strumming pattern by ear! with one of the brightest stars in today's uke galaxy


Lansing Area Ukulele Group (L.A.U.G.H.) Monthly Meeting
Saturday , June 08, 2013
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
(free)
Location: Sir Pizza

Monthly meeting of L.A.U.G.H.!


Early Rock Classics for Guitar with our own Stephen Cowles
Saturday , June 08, 2013
01:00 pm - 2:30 pm
workshop (only $25!)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Learn to play four early R&R classics RIGHT NOW! in June's "Second Saturday Session" with our newest guitar instructor


Book Signing with rock guitar legend Dick Wagner!
Thursday , June 13, 2013
07:00 pm
(free)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Meet and greet Michigan's own guitar god and his new biography "Not Only Women Bleed"


Meeting of the Lansing Chapter of NSAI
Saturday , June 15, 2013
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
(free)
Location: Elderly Instruments

"It All Begins With a Song" - The Nashville Songwriters Association International


FREE In-Store Concert with Audie Blaylock & Redline
Thursday , June 20, 2013
07:00 pm
in-store performance (free)
Location: Elderly Instruments

A special appearance by Michigan's own Audie Blaylock and his crackerjack band!


Music Theory: Why Does It Matter Anyway? Workshop with Elden Kelly
Saturday , June 22, 2013
01:00 pm - 3 pm
workshop ($40)
Location: Elderly Instruments

By popular demand - Part III of this acclaimed series!


Mid-Michigan Ukulele Group Strum (MMUGS) Monthly Strum!
Saturday , June 22, 2013
03:30 pm - 5:30 pm
(free)
Location: Bestsellers Books & Coffee, Mason MI

A gathering for beginning/improving ukulele players! *NOTE TIME CHANGE FOR THIS MONTH ONLY*


Old-Time Fingerstyle Banjo in a String Band Setting - Workshop with Clarke Buehling
Thursday , June 27, 2013
07:00 pm - 8:30 pm
workshop ($40)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Unlock the secrets of this banjo technique, in the style of old-time greats like Dock Walsh and Charlie Poole


Lansing Area Ukulele Group (L.A.U.G.H.) Monthly Meeting
Saturday , July 13, 2013
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
(free)
Location: Sir Pizza

Monthly meeting of L.A.U.G.H.!


**THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED**Everyday Music - A Vocal Workshop with our own Tia Imani Hanna
Saturday , July 13, 2013
01:00 pm - 2:30 pm
workshop ($25)
Location: Elderly Instruments

This class has been cancelled - we regret any inconvenience...


MORE Strumming Techniques for Ukulele - Workshop with Mitch Chang
Thursday , July 18, 2013
07:00 pm - 8:30 pm
workshop ($40 - previous attendees half off!)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Add more stylish strums to your repertoire! with one of the brightest stars in today's uke galaxy


Meeting of the Lansing Chapter of NSAI
Saturday , July 20, 2013
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
(free)
Location: Elderly Instruments

"It All Begins With a Song" - The Nashville Songwriters Association International


Bluegrass Jam at Elderly Instruments
Thursday , July 25, 2013
07:00 pm - 8:30 pm
(free)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Bring a tune, sing a song, pick some strings and have some fun!


Mid-Michigan Ukulele Group Strum (MMUGS) Monthly Strum!
Saturday , July 27, 2013
10:30 am - 12:30 pm (subject to change!)
(free)
Location: Bestsellers Books & Coffee, Mason MI

A gathering for beginning/improving ukulele players!


Lansing Area Ukulele Group (L.A.U.G.H.) Monthly Meeting
Saturday , August 10, 2013
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
(free)
Location: Meridian Farmers' Market

Monthly meeting of L.A.U.G.H.! AT A SPECIAL LOCATION


Meet-n-Greet with Paul Reed Smith
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
04:00 pm - 6 pm
in-store event (free)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Shake hands, ask questions and schmooze with the man behind PRS guitars!


Meeting of the Lansing Chapter of NSAI
Saturday , August 17, 2013
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
(free)
Location: Elderly Instruments

"It All Begins With a Song" - The Nashville Songwriters Association International


Mid-Michigan Ukulele Group Strum (MMUGS) Monthly Strum!
Saturday , August 17, 2013
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
(free)
Location: Bestsellers Books & Coffee, Mason MI

A gathering for beginning/improving ukulele players!


Intros & Endings: Ukulele Workshop with Lil' Rev
Saturday , September 07, 2013
10:30 am - noon
workshop ($35 - $60 for both of Rev's classes!)
Location: Elderly Instruments

He's back! Learn a full slate of slick intros and outros from this popular ambassador of Ukulele Nation!


Learn the Ukulele Triple Roll: A Workshop with Lil' Rev
Saturday , September 07, 2013
02:00 pm - 3:30 pm
workshop ($35 - $60 for both of Rev's classes!)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Wow your audiences and amaze your friends with these slick right-hand techniques!


Strummin' with Jumpin' Jim: Ukulele Workshop with Jim Beloff
Saturday , September 07, 2013
04:00 pm - 5:30 pm
workshop ($35)
Location: Elderly Instruments

A rare chance to study with one of the Prime Movers of this instrument's wild popularity!


Martin Guitars presents: The Evolution of the American Guitar
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
06:00 pm - 7:30 pm
presentation (free)
Location: Elderly Instruments

with author and Martin director of artist and public relations Dick Boak and guitarist Craig Thatcher!


Elderly Instruments and the Charlotte Bluegrass Festival host a Bluegrass Jam!
Thursday , September 19, 2013
07:00 pm - 8:30 pm
(free)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Bring a tune, sing a song, pick some strings and have some fun!


**CANCELLED** Meeting of the Lansing Chapter of NSAI **CANCELLED**
Saturday , September 21, 2013
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
(free)
Location: Elderly Instruments

This month's NSAI meeting has been CANCELLED - sorry for any inconvenience...


Lansing Area Ukulele Group (L.A.U.G.H.) Monthly Meeting
Saturday , September 21, 2013
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
(free)
Location: Sir Pizza

Monthly meeting of L.A.U.G.H.!


Mid-Michigan Ukulele Group Strum (MMUGS) Monthly Strum!
Saturday , September 21, 2013
02:00 pm - 4 pm
(free)
Location: Mason Downhome Days

A gathering for beginning/improving ukulele players!


Mandolin Workshop with Matt Flinner
Thursday , September 26, 2013
07:00 pm - 8:30 pm
workshop ($40)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Take your playing to the next level with one of today's most adventurous mandolinists!


Lansing Area Ukulele Group (L.A.U.G.H.) Monthly Meeting
Saturday , October 12, 2013
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
(free)
Location: Sir Pizza

Monthly meeting of L.A.U.G.H.!


Fingerpicking the Mountain Dulcimer - A Workshop with our own Doug Berch
Saturday , October 12, 2013
01:00 pm - 2:30 pm
workshop (only $25!)
Location: Elderly Instruments

October's "Second Saturday Session" with this popular performer, builder and teacher!


Introduction to Jazz Guitar - An Eight-Week Course with Elden Kelly
Tuesday , October 15, 2013
05:30 pm - 6:30 pm
($150)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Learn the guitarist's secrets of theory and improvisation in a weekly course with one of our most popular teachers!


Arranging for Solo Guitar - An Eight-Week Course with Bob McCloy
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
05:30 pm - 6:30 pm
($150)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Learn the secrets of solo fingerpicking guitar with our longest-tenured instructor!


Elderly Instruments and the Charlotte Bluegrass Festival host a monthly Bluegrass Jam!
Thursday , October 17, 2013
07:00 pm - 8:30 pm
(free)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Bring a tune, sing a song, pick some strings and have some fun!


Meeting of the Lansing Chapter of NSAI
Saturday , October 19, 2013
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
(free)

"It All Begins With a Song" - The Nashville Songwriters Association International


Mid-Michigan Ukulele Group Strum (MMUGS) Monthly Strum!
Saturday , October 26, 2013
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
(free)
Location: Bestsellers Books & Coffee, Mason MI

A gathering for beginning/improving ukulele players!


Chord Progressions: A Workshop for Ukulele AND Guitar with Mitch Chang
Saturday , November 02, 2013
01:00 pm - 3:00 pm
workshop ($40)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Learn to recognize the most popular chord progressions by ear so you can figure out songs in SECONDS!


Lansing Area Ukulele Group (L.A.U.G.H.) Monthly Meeting
Saturday , November 09, 2013
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
(free)
Location: Sir Pizza

Monthly meeting of L.A.U.G.H.!


Everyday Music - A Vocal Workshop with our own Tia Imani Hanna
Saturday , November 09, 2013
01:00 pm - 2:30 pm
workshop ($25)
Location: Elderly Instruments

This month's "2nd Saturday Session" with a teacher from Elderly Instruments' Music School!


Hohner presents The Harmonica Roadshow
Thursday , November 14, 2013
05:00 pm - 8 pm
in-store event (free)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Demos, deals, performances, clinic, repairs and FREE STUFF!


Mid-Michigan Ukulele Group Strum (MMUGS) Monthly Strum!
Saturday , November 16, 2013
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
(free)
Location: Bestsellers Books & Coffee, Mason MI

A gathering for beginning/improving ukulele players!


Meeting of the Lansing Chapter of NSAI
Saturday , November 16, 2013
10:30 pm - 12:30 pm
(free)
Location: Elderly Instruments

"It All Begins With a Song" - The Nashville Songwriters Association International


Taylor Guitars Road Show 2013
Tuesday , November 19, 2013
06:00 pm - 8 pm
in-store event (free)
Location: Elderly Instruments

An evening of guitar talk & demos with the Taylor factory staff & guitar makers - straight from El Cajon CA!


Meet-n-Greet with Kala Ukuleles founder Mike Upton and Product Specialist Rick Carlson
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
05:30 pm - 6:30 pm
in-store event (free)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Shake hands, ask questions and schmooze with the men behind one of our most popular uke brands!


Elderly Instruments and the Charlotte Bluegrass Festival host a monthly Bluegrass Jam!
Thursday , November 21, 2013
07:00 pm - 8:30 pm
(free)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Bring a tune, sing a song, pick some strings and have some fun!


Lansing Area Ukulele Group (L.A.U.G.H.) Monthly Meeting
Saturday , December 14, 2013
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
(free)
Location: Sir Pizza

Monthly meeting of L.A.U.G.H.!


"Sweet Sounds for the Holidays" - A Workshop for Autoharp & Mtn. Dulcimer with Wanda Degen
Saturday , December 14, 2013
01:00 pm - 2:30 pm
workshop ($25)
Location: Elderly Instruments

This month's "2nd Saturday Session" with a teacher from Elderly Instruments' Music School!


Elderly Instruments and the Charlotte Bluegrass Festival host a monthly Bluegrass Jam!
Thursday , December 19, 2013
07:00 pm - 8:30 pm
(free)
Location: Elderly Instruments

Bring a tune, sing a song, pick some strings and have some fun!


Mid-Michigan Ukulele Group Strum (MMUGS) Monthly Strum!
Saturday , December 21, 2013
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
(free)
Location: Bestsellers Books & Coffee, Mason MI

A gathering for beginning/improving ukulele players!



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