Ukulele Classes

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 GCEA.

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!

Ukulele Ensemble

Sunga Rose
Six Tuesdays, February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
6 weeks, $150

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)!For advanced beginners.

Ukulele Fun!-damentals 2

Sunga Rose
Six Tuesdays, February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27
7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
6 weeks, $150

Have you taken Ukulele Fun!-damentals 1 or are just past beginning ukulele and ready for more? Explore melody, chords, and rhythm while continuing to develop skills for picking, strumming, and sight reading. Grow your singing voice, too! This class uses James Hill's book, Ukulele in the Classroom. For this class, you should be able to read music and play simple chords. Please bring a ukulele (GCEA tuning, low G-string preferred), tuner, music stand, and recording device. For advanced beginners.

Beginning Ukulele 2

Susan Howell
Five Wednesdays, February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
5 weeks, $125

If you know six to eight chords and a few simple strumming patterns, this class is for you! Learn more strums like calypso, rhumba, and swing, jazzier chords, and how to play the blues. Start picking out simple tunes through a variety of fun songs. For ukes tuned GCEA. For questions and more information, email Susan directly at susan@suekulele.com.

Intermediate Ukulele: Beatles and Beyond, Part 2

Susan Howell
Five Wednesdays, February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21
7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
5 weeks, $125

Play your favorite Beatles songs as you discover the complex chords that make their songs so interesting, and which are surprisingly easy to play on ukulele! Learn the famous riffs to "Blackbird" and "Here Comes the Sun." Sing, strum, and pick your way through some of the best songs to ever come across the pond. Other songs from this era will also be visited. For this class, you should be able to play in the standard keys of G, A, D, and F.

Intermediate Ukulele: Beatles and Beyond, Part 2 (Noon)

Susan Howell
Five Wednesdays, February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
5 weeks, $125

Play your favorite Beatles songs as you discover the complex chords that make their songs so interesting, and which are surprisingly easy to play on ukulele! Learn the famous riffs to "Blackbird" and "Here Comes the Sun." Sing, strum, and pick your way through some of the best songs to ever come across the pond. Other songs from this era will also be visited. For this class, you should be able to play in the standard keys of G, A, D, and F.

Beginning Ukulele 2

Susan Howell
Five Thursdays, February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
5 weeks, $125

If you know six to eight chords and a few simple strumming patterns, this class is for you! Learn more strums like calypso, rhumba, and swing, jazzier chords, and how to play the blues. Start picking out simple tunes through a variety of fun songs. For ukes tuned GCEA. For questions and more information, email Susan directly at susan@suekulele.com.