Ukulele Classes

Beginning Ukulele 2

John Leder
Five Mondays, November 20, 27, December 4, 11, 18
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
5 weeks, $125

For advanced beginners or those who have taken Beginning Ukulele 1. Start by playing familiar songs with the the basic chords and strum patterns you already know. Tackle more challenging chords, keeping a beat while strumming, and making fluid chord changes. Continue building confidence as you learn about song structure, chord families and moveable chords, new strums, and transposing, all while expanding your repertoire by adding a new tune each week! Please bring a music stand.

Ukulele Ensemble

Sunga Rose
Six Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13
7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
6 weeks, $150

For advanced beginners. Explore singing, strumming, picking, and chord melody while focusing on select songs with separate parts then put it all together and play as an ensemble! For this class, you should be comfortable singing while strumming and making fluid chord changes. Please bring a ukulele (GCEA tuning, low G-string preferred), tuner, music stand, and recording device. Baritone ukuleles are also welcome (please let teacher know in advance)!

Ukulele Fun!-damentals 1

Sunga Rose
Six Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
6 weeks, $150

For beginners. Learn to play ukulele in a supportive group environment. Explore melody, rhythm and music theory while developing skills for singing, picking, strumming, and sight-reading. Play melodies and harmonies as you train your ear and learn to read music. This class uses James Hill's book, Ukulele in the Classroom. Please bring a ukulele (GCEA tuning, low G-string preferred), tuner, music stand, recording device, and $16 materials fee (payable to teacher).

Advanced Beginner Ukulele: Chord Melody

Susan Howell
Five Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7
7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
5 weeks, $125

You’ve probably been strumming chords on your ukulele and singing along for some time now. Have you wanted to play the tune, not just the chords? Learn how to do both at the same time while exploring familiar, timeless tunes using the chord melody style of playing, without having to read music. You should be able to switch chords comfortably in the keys of C, G, and F. For ukuleles tuned CGEA.

Beginning Ukulele 1

Susan Howell
Five Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7
6:30 PM - 7:30 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: Tools to Build Up Your Playing

Susan Howell
Five Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
5 weeks, $125

Have you been playing ukulele for a while and want to acquire new techniques to make more interesting music? Take this class to discover how to choose a song and make it more interesting by using moveable chords (moving chords up the neck of the instrument to hear different sounds), a greater variety of fingerpicking patterns, and more intricate strumming rhythms. Learn how to play your favorite songs in uke-friendly keys, and develop new skills each week!

Beginning Ukulele 1

Susan Howell
Five Thursdays, January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8
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!