Don Julin

Recommended Listening:
Rock of Ages Buy
Vibe Buy
Tractor Buy
Brite Lites. Big Insects Buy
Mr. Natural Buy
Lonesome Cactus Groove Buy
Neptune Quartet Buy
Live at Poppycock’s Buy
Before I Forget Buy
Without Words Buy
Prospero’s Project Buy
Sample Track:  Birk's Works
(from "Vibe")

Don Julin has developed a reputation for being one of the most eclectic mandolin players on the scene today. From Mozart, honky tonk, to modern jazz, Don has spent the last 30 years challenging the boundaries of the mandolin. Don has performed on stage with some of the mandolin greats of our time including David Grisman, Mike Marshall, and Don Steirnberg. He has been a featured soloist with the Classical Mandolin Society of America and Mandofest Mandolin Orchestra. Don has released 13 cds of original music and played on countless others. His original compositions have been used on many network and cable television programs along on NPR's All things Considered. Clients include HBO, VH1, MTV, NBC, Showtime, Bravo, National Geographic Explorer, Fox Sports, and film maker Michael Moore.

Mandolin Books
Mandolin For Dummies
Mandolin Exercises For Dummies

YouTube Video Lessons
Don has many free lesson videos on Youtube covering a wide range of topics ranging from basic left and right hand skills to more advanced jazz or improvisational concepts. Visit

Private In-person Lessons
Don is available for private one-on-one mandolin lessons of all levels. Don is located in Traverse City, Michigan.

Mandolin Lessons via Skype
Skype and Facetime make learning an instrument by using live video calls practical from anywhere in the world. All you need is a fairly fast internet connection. Don supplements the video lessons with sheet music/tab in pdf form and practice tracks in mp3 form that can be emailed to you during or after the lesson.