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Lillian Werbin

Board member

Lillian Werbin is Co-Owner and President of Elderly Instruments, a fretted and stringed musical instrument retailer and musician haven, located in Lansing, Michigan.

Lillian is passionate about strengthening their community and uses communication and music to bridge social gaps. After graduating with a Public Relations Degree from Western Michigan University, Werbin returned to Lansing in hopes of supporting their local community and family business.

When not managing Elderly Instruments, Lillian spends her time advocating for marginalized musicians, agonizing over spreadsheets, and enjoying music focused events of all varieties. Through working on local and national boards such as the Old Town Commercial Association and Bluegrass Pride, Lillian has helped to create and maintain inclusionary spaces on a national scale. Lillian believes it is possible to highlight our backgrounds and use our differences to forge a deeper connection to one another.

Lillian is a proud member of the Arnold Shultz Advisory committee and the Rhapsody Project, is a Co-Director of Midwest Banjo Camp and Midwest Ukulele Camp, and continues to help organize events such as The Banjo Gathering (formally known as the Banjo Collectors Gathering) and the Fort Worth African American Roots Music Festival.