Ukulele Classes

Beginning Ukulele 3: Meet The Beatles!

John Leder
Five Mondays, January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
5 weeks, $125

You've learned some simple chord progressions and strumming patterns and are ready for more. Review the basics and use the music of The Beatles as a springboard for advancing your knowledge of chord structure and chord repertoire, improving and adding some flair to your strumming. John shows you fingerpicking techniques, chord melody, and how to construct simple intros and outros for your favorite tunes. In addition, John introduces you to key internet resources for additional learning opportunities. Students should be able to play in the standard keys of G, A, D, and F. Please bring a ukulele tuned GCEA, tuner, and music stand.

Continuing Ukulele: More Songs, More Strums!

Sunga Rose
Six Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
6 weeks, $150

Okay. So you took a beginning ukulele class and now you're itching for more. You know a handful of chords, a couple of strums, a smidgen of theory and, if you feel like it, you can sing and strum at the same time. In this class, you'll learn some new songs, some new strums, and some more helpful theory. Please bring your uke, a music stand, and a tuner. GCEA ukes: low or high G is fine. Baritones are welcome, too (please let the teacher know in advance).

Ensemble Ukulele

Sunga Rose
Six Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12
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, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6
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!

Beginning Ukulele 1 (Noon)

Susan Howell
Five Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6
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!

Swing Ukulele

Susan Howell
Five Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6
7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
5 weeks, $125

Learn some of the classics from the 30's and 40's, such as "Pennies from Heaven" and "It's Only a Paper Moon," and the playing style that goes with them, as well as moveable chords and swing progressions. Please note: this is not a class for beginning uke players; students should already know quite a few chords used to play in the keys of F, G, C, D and A and be able to switch between them with some ease. Chord diagrams provided for all of the tunes presented. Questions? Contact susan@suekulele.com.