Level Up Your Mandolin Playing!

The EASY, FAST and FUN Way to Learn Jazz, Folk, Bluegrass and Beyond.  

Hi, it's Magnus!

I'm here to help you take your mandolin playing to the next level. 
I've been playing this lovely instrument for over twenty years, and it's my biggest passion in life. I'm all about equipping you with the tricks, tools, and techniques to play your favorite tunes with confidence and joy.

Be a Music Maker, Play the Mandolin!
ENROLL in Mandolin Secrets Academy Today!

Discover how learning the Craft of Mandolin Playing is your shortcut to musical freedom and the joy of playing music with others!

Master a Solid Mandolin Technique by learning the fundamental skills, so you can play all styles of music.

Build the confidence to participate in jam sessions, ensemble playing and interacting with the generous, online mandolin community.

Play your favorite songs and tunes, whether it’s jazz-, folk- or bluegrass music.

Learn from an experienced teacher and quickly see results with a clear path to your goals.

Experience the true joy that comes from making music by playing mandolin!

What You’re Getting Inside My Mandolin Secrets Academy:

Everything included in the membership.

Mandolin Foundation ($197 value)

This course gives you a rock-solid foundation and makes sure you’re equipped with all the essential basics. 

Jazz Comping Guide ($197 value)

A complete Step-By-Step Course all about chords, rhythm and comping.

The 10 x 10 Mandolin Challenge

A collection of bite size lessons to build your toolbox! In 10 minutes, a day, play a carefully selected lick, riff or etude and quickly, enrich your toolbox! New challenge every second week.

Q & A Calls

The monthly, Live-Hangout where Magnus answers all Your questions. It’s a live-video meeting where you can get personal feedback on specific techniques and tunes.


Get connected and inspired by mandolin players from all over the world. Share your questions, thoughts and tips with all of the Academy members!

YouTube Bonuses

Mandolin Secrets Academy is the premium service of the YouTube channel for Magnus Zetterlund. With more than 250,000 views in 2 short years, it provides weekly inspiration and value to the Mandolin World. As an Academy Member, you’ll receive bonuses in the form of Sheet music/Tabs (PDFs), Play-A-Longs and Backing Tracks (MP3s).


The Repertoire is a consistently growing library of songs and tunes. Explore and learn a variety of music!

AND Here’s More Mandolin Craft Training 

- Live Workshops, Replays, Mini Courses and More!

Jazz Soloing Guide ($197 value) 

A complete Step-By-Step Course all about melody playing, improvisation and soloing.

Take A Quick Peak Inside the Members Area of Mandolin Secrets Academy!


Bring New Life To Your Mandolin Playing!

Extra Bonuses:

For EARLY Members, at a value of $294

Memorizing music ($97 value)

Video Course - Learn my 3 secret techniques for memorizing music. We go through J.S. Bach, Goldberg Variations no.1, these 3 techniques can be applied to jazz, bluegrass and all styles of music.

My Popular E-books:

Now exclusively for members of Mandolin Secrets Academy.

10 Jazz Mandolin Licks and Techniques

Play specifique licks and techniques used by jazz musicians.

Nordic Folk Mandolin - 10 Traditional Tunes

Get in to the exciting styles and sounds of Nordic Folk Music

Most likely, you’re reading this because you want to become a better mandolin player.

Which of the following statements applies to you?

  • You want to add fresh repertoire to your playing, more Bluegrass Tunes, Celtic Traditional and Nordic Folk.
  • You’re are curious about jazz mandolin, but don't know the first steps to learning it.
  • You’re an absolute beginner and want to learn mandolin, where do you start?
  • You know that consistent practice is the key to improvement but you don’t know what you should practice in order to move forward on your mandolin journey.
  • You’ve played a bunch of jazz tunes but would like to take your comping and soloing to the next level.
  • You’re familiar with the fiddle tunes, but your local jam session kicks off with some fast tempos and you want to be included in the action.
  • You want to build confidence and improvise more on mandolin, it’s a lot of fun... and you want to stand out when it’s your round to play solos.

“Listen folks!
I can relate to all of these statements myself, and with practice and training, I’ve moved past them all and you will too!”

“I’m very happy to let you know that the Mandolin Secrets Academy can help you get through all of these obstacles. We provide a unique, online platform for learning mandolin and we will remain your steady companion, while you’re on the path to mandolin success.” 

“Through Mandolin Secrets Academy I’ll help you grow as a mandolin player; my goal is to give you a richer toolbox so that you can experience more musical freedom.” 

“Unlike most online education, which leaves you with an overwhelming amount of content, I will assist you in moving forward through weekly inspiration, 10-minute challenges and easy to follow, step-by-step courses. “

-Magnus Zetterlund, Musician & Teacher

"I love Magnus' playing and teaching. He's one of the best on the internet. "

Mike De Jong

"I have more structure to my practice and have been improving more quickly… I couldn't be happier and my playing sounds better than ever. "

Amy Oliver

"“Here's a real player!” I really enjoy his methodology, versatility and thorough explanations of techniques and concepts. "

Gina Merlini
Burlington, Vermont, USA

"The Academy really has made me a better mandolin player already, so I can really recommend it!"

Martin Hietkamp

"Magnus is an incredible teacher and a generous person, especially when it comes to sharing trade secrets. "

Michael Ed
Simrishamn, Sweden

"The instructional videos are clear and easy to follow giving you the chance to develop important techniques….really pleased I got involved. "

Ian Harvey
Cheltenham, England

Value for the Content

Let us quickly look at the current price for the Step-By-Step courses. 
This is the price I will offer when selling them as stand-alone courses, in the future. 
  • Mandolin Foundation ($197)
  • Jazz Comping Guide ($197)
  • Jazz Soloing Guide ($197)
  • Memorizing Music ($97)
A total of $688

And that´s only the Step-By-Step Courses!

We Offer You So Much More at Mandolin Secrets Academy!
  • 10 x 10 Challenge
  • Community
  • Repertoire
  • Live Calls
  • + More!

“How Much Does Mandolin Secrets Academy Cost?”

Mandolin Secrets Academy is a membership site with a recurring subscription fee.

The biggest mistake most people make is in thinking that they can find all the mandolin instruction and inspiration they need free on YouTube and other places on the internet.

Or worse…

…by attending a couple of workshops every year at their favorite music festival and thinking that this is all the input they need to keep up their motivation on the “do-it-yourself” route.

Some players are clever enough to take a lesson every month from an experienced player, but that’s a little heavy on your wallet!

Actually, it’s just the opposite for me and if you’re anything like me, you’ll need:

  • regular inspiration (like our web feed)
  • studying in a non-distracting environment (unlike, YouTube!)
  • expertise from a knowledgeable teacher.

Mandolin Secrets Academy is the perfect place for every player and we have the perfect plan for every budget!

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BEST VALUE! Only $17/mo when you join an annual subscription!

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This is a recurring subscription fee, and you’ll have access to ALL content as long as you are a subscriber and paying member. You can cancel your subscription easily, at any time.

Our plan starts at the low price of only, $25 a month and that price is gradually raised as we grow to a maximum, set price of only $27 a month.

But you don’t need to worry…as an EARLY member, your monthly rate will remain the same price as it was the day you joined as long as, you maintain an active subscription!

We will always take care of our early members!

Plus, we offer a 30 Day, no-questions-asked, Money-Back GUARANTEE!

Your Investment is Fully Backed by Our 100% Satisfaction GUARANTEE!

When you join Mandolin Secrets Academy you are fully protected by our 100 % Satisfaction Guarantee. We’re confident that our content is valuable for all players, but if for any reason you don’t feel that you’ve received value or if you’re not satisfied with the quality of the content within your first 30 days, simply email your request to [email protected] and we'll send you a prompt refund. 

No Questions Asked!

- Magnus Zetterlund

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Today, you can become an Early Member for only $25 a month. (Or pay annually and save more)



Recurring payment- cancel anytime with just 2 clicks of your mouse.

Plus, Our hassle-free, 30-day money back guarantee!




BEST VALUE! Only $17/mo when you join an annual subscription!

Plus, Our hassle-free, 30-day money back guarantee!


Frequently Asked Questions

The Mandolin Secrets Academy is a complete online resource for learning to play the mandolin. It consists of a well-structured, collection of mandolin lessons, inspiring tutorials and workshops delivered by streaming high quality, video. As a member, you’ll be connected to me, your instructor, Magnus Zetterlund and like-minded players through the generous Community of MSA.

Everyone! From beginner to expert, the Academy is designed to benefit mandolin players with a range of skill levels. My primary focus is on the music genres that I have the most interest in: Bluegrass, Old Time, Jazz, Nordic folk and Celtic traditional.

Once you complete your purchase, you’ll be redirected to the Mandolin Secrets Members Area where you can access all the Academy contents. You’ll be able to access them for as long as you maintain an active subscription.

You’ll be able to continuously access the content as long as you maintain an active subscription. Mandolin Secrets Academy is a monthly subscription. I frequently add new and updated materials to help you grow as a mandolin player, no matter what stage you're at, there is something for everyone!

No, you can only watch videos online, streaming and logged into the website. However, you can download an Audio Version of all video lessons, and there are also downloads in the form of PDFs (Sheet music/Tabs) and MP3s (Backing tracks, Play-a-long) for the majority of the material.

Yes, all content is compatible with mobile devices.

The MSA is online and consists of pre-recorded video lessons, which can be watched in any order, at any time. Each month there is a live-hangout Q & A Call, where you have an opportunity to connect with me, (Magnus) and your fellow members. The Live calls will be announced as they become available.

No. All contents are digital products and accessible from the Mandolin Secrets Member Area upon purchase.

Yes, you can join the Academy as an absolute beginner. The Mandolin Secrets Academy includes the course; Mandolin Foundation which, covers all the basics you need to know to get started on your mandolin journey.

The fact is, the deeper you go, the more there is to learn. So, I guess it´s really a question of your own, mindset. Some of the things I teach in MSA are what I’ve learned and implemented - even recently – to help me to continue to grow as a mandolin player.

Give it a try and then you can decide for yourself!

However, if you are Chris Thile - then I probably can’t teach you anything you don’t already know. :-)

Yes! But don't be concerned because as an EARLY member, your monthly rate will remain the same as it was the day you joined as long as you maintain an active subscription!

Nope, you can cancel any time with just 7 days’ notice. If you decide to cancel, you’ll have access until the end of your current billing period.

As a progressing musician, time is your most valuable asset. The faster you acquire the right instruction and knowledge from an expert, the sooner you can spend quality time, with your instrument. That my friend, is the only thing that will make you a better player! 

If you really want to be a good mandolin player, you need support, community, and most of all......accountability! You’ll need answers to all of your questions – especially, the ones that you don’t know you have yet!

Mandolin Secrets Academy is that place for you. If you really want to make a difference, the time to enroll in MSA is now!


Magnus Zetterlund (b.1980) is an award-winning musician and teacher from Sweden. He is one of the foremost mandolin players in the Scandinavian folk scene collaborating with top artists in Norway, Finland and Sweden. 

In 2007 Magnus became the first Swedish mandolinist to graduate from higher education when he completed his studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.

In addition to his online teaching, he regularly leads mandolin workshops in the Nordic countries and occasionally teaches at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and the University of Gothenburg.

Since 2017, the Magnus Zetterlund, YouTube channel has provided weekly inspiration and continuous value to the Mandolin World. In less than two years his tutorials have more than 250,000 views.

He is also creating mandolin lessons for the well-known, e-magazine Gypsy Jazz Secrets Magazine.

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