Ukulele Classes

Play by Ear - Paper Free!

Cathy Fink
Saturday, March 30
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
$40

What key do I sing in? How do I know what chord to play? Where are the notes to this song? You will be amazed at how easy it is to take your eyes off the page and start training your ear to play what you want. You CAN do it. You were BORN with ear training, and Cathy can show you how to make it work for you! For intermediate level players. Students should know at least four chords in the keys of C, D, G, and A. Two-time GRAMMY® winner Cathy Fink teaches banjo online at truefire.com (with over 10,000 students served!) as well as at homespuntapes.com.

Beginning Ukulele 2 (Evening)

Susan Howell
Five Wednesdays, February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
5 weeks, $125

If you know six or eight chords and a few simple strumming patterns, this class is for you! Learn more strums like calypso, rhumba, and swing, as well as jazzier chords and how to play the blues. We'll also begin to pick out simple tunes. Walk away with a variety of fun songs to play! Please bring a ukulele (GCEA tuning) and a tuner. Recording devices recommended.

Beginning Ukulele 2 (Noon)

Susan Howell
Five Wednesdays, February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
5 weeks, $125

If you know six or eight chords and a few simple strumming patterns, this class is for you! Learn more strums like calypso, rhumba, and swing, as well as jazzier chords and how to play the blues. We'll also begin to pick out simple tunes. Walk away with a variety of fun songs to play! Please bring a ukulele (GCEA tuning) and a tuner. Recording devices recommended.

Beginning Ukulele 1

Sunga Rose
Six Tuesdays, February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
6 weeks, $150

The ukulele is more popular than ever and is a great instrument for beginning musicians of all ages. Learn to play in a supportive and fun group environment as you grow from an absolute beginner to someone who is ready to share music with friends and family. Explore chords, scales, strumming, singing, repertoire, and all around musicianship. Please bring a ukulele tuned to GCEA.

Ensemble Ukulele

Sunga Rose
Six Tuesdays, February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
6 weeks, $150

It's about quality, not quantity! Learn different parts of songs and play them together as an ensemble. Explore singing, strumming, picking, and chord melody as you work through selected songs, with individual parts available for advanced beginners on up. At the end, showcase what you've learned at a class party! Students should be comfortable singing and strumming while smoothly changing chords. Please bring your ukulele tuned to GCEA (low G string recommended, though not required). Baritone ukuleles welcome (please contact teacher in advance).

Beginning Ukulele 1

Susan Howell
Five Wednesdays, March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24
7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
5 weeks, $125

It’s easy to play the ukulele! This is a welcoming class for total beginners. Learn a few basic chords and start playing along with others. Soon, you’ll be ready to accompany yourself on all your favorite songs. There are hundreds of songs that can be played with just three or four chords. In addition, explore a variety of strumming rhythms, how to play a song in the right key for your voice, and some simple picking. For ukuleles tuned GCEA. Aloha shirts encouraged!

Beginning Ukulele 1 (Noon)

Susan Howell
Five Wednesdays, March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
5 weeks, $125

It’s easy to play the ukulele! This is a welcoming class for total beginners. Learn a few basic chords and start playing along with others. Soon, you’ll be ready to accompany yourself on all your favorite songs. There are hundreds of songs that can be played with just three or four chords. In addition, explore a variety of strumming rhythms, how to play a song in the right key for your voice, and some simple picking. For ukuleles tuned GCEA. Aloha shirts encouraged!

Intermediate Ukulele: Why Do Fools Fall in Love?

Susan Howell
Five Wednesdays, March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
5 weeks, $125

After the swing era, and before the “British invasion” (the Beatles), popular music included doo-wop, rhythm and blues, honky-tonk, and early rock and roll. Revisit some of these gems from 1950-1961 in this fun and lighthearted class. You'll learn strums and licks for songs like "Why Do Fools Fall In Love?," “Rock Around the Clock," and “Hey Good Lookin’." Please bring a music stand.

Building Chord Confidence on Ukulele

Marcy Marxer
Saturday, March 30
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
$40

Build confidence and fluidity going from chord to chord in multiple keys while adding right-hand variations to keep it fun! Comfortable hand positions and thinking ahead help players glide from chord to chord with ease. Are there any chords you find particularly challenging? If they’re challenging for you it's likely that they’re challenging for most others, so bring them to this class! Students should know at least three chords in the keys of C, F, G, and A. Two-time GRAMMY® award winner Marcy Marxer teaches ukulele online at pegheadnation.com and truefire.com.