Ukulele Classes

Beginning Ukulele 2

Birch Pereira
Four Mondays, June 5, 12, 19, 26
7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
4 weeks, $80

Pick up where your Beginning Ukulele 1 class left off and continue to explore new rhythms, strumming patterns, and fingerpicking while adding new songs to your repertoire. Bring a ukulele tuned GCEA. A recording device and tuner are also recommended.

Introduction to the Baritone Ukulele

Birch Pereira
Four Mondays, June 5, 12, 19, 26
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
4 weeks, $80

Take what you know from concert ukulele or start out new on this deeper-bodied member of the uke family. Start with a refresher on basic tuning and chords as you explore how the instrument stands out from soprano, concert, and tenor ukuleles. Then apply your knowledge to chord voicings, strumming patterns, and melodic arranging ideal for folk, jazz, and blues tunes. If you're wondering how a baritone ukulele sounds different than a soprano or concert, here's Birch performing "Buckets of Rain" by Bob Dylan on baritone ukulele!

For advanced beginners, or those who already play soprano/concert ukulele and want to explore the baritone. Please bring your baritone ukulele and a recording device.

Beginning Ukulele 1

Susan Howell
Four Thursdays, June 8, 15, 22, 29
7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
4 weeks, $80

You'll be playing along with others and accompanying yourself by the end of the first session in this popular weekly class led by Susan Howell. Starting with fundamentals such as rhythm, strumming patterns, and fingerpicking, you'll quickly learn to find the right key for your voice and where the notes are on the fretboard. Along the way, you'll develop the skills for playing almost any song, and before you know it, you'll be ready to sign up for Beginning Ukulele 2! Please bring a ukulele tuned G-C-E-A. There is a $2 materials fee.

Beginning Ukulele 1

John Calvin
Four Tuesdays, July 11, 18, 25, August 1
7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
4 weeks, $100

Learn the fundamentals of this popular instrument, including how to hold, tune, and care for your ukulele, basic rhythm and strumming, and how to sing while playing. Bring a ukulele tuned GCEA. A recording device and tuner are also recommended.

Beginning Ukulele 2

John Calvin
Four Tuesdays, July 11, 18, 25, August 1
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
4 weeks, $100

Pick up where your Beginning Ukulele 1 class left off and continue to explore new rhythms, strumming patterns, and fingerpicking while adding new songs to your repertoire. Bring a ukulele tuned GCEA. A recording device and tuner are also recommended.

Keep a Song in Your Soul

Casey MacGill
Saturday, August 5
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
$40

"Keep a Song in Your Soul" is not only the title of a Fats Waller tune, it's also the best way to describe this repertoire class of 1920's and 30's pop standards. Discuss chords, how to move easily through a chord progression, and enjoy singing, too! For advanced beginner to intermediate players. Handouts provided.

My Three Strums

Casey MacGill
Saturday, August 5
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$40

No, it's not a TV show about a family of ukuleles. My Three Strums are the three strums used by Casey MacGill every day. They include a basic swing strum, shuffle strum, and rumba strum. Learn how Casey takes simple songs and breaks them down, dampening the strings to help create the rhythms. Discuss the influence of swing guitar on the swing strum, shuffle piano part on the shuffle strum, and simple Latin feel for the rumba strum. For advanced beginner to intermediate players.

Beginning Ukulele 1

Birch Pereira
Four Tuesdays, August 8, 15, 22, 29
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
4 weeks, $100

Learn the fundamentals of this popular instrument, including how to hold, tune, and care for your ukulele, basic rhythm and strumming, and how to sing while playing. Bring a ukulele tuned GCEA. A recording device and tuner are also recommended.

Beginning Ukulele 2

Birch Pereira
Four Tuesdays, August 8, 15, 22, 29
7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
4 weeks, $100

Pick up where your Beginning Ukulele 1 class left off and continue to explore new rhythms, strumming patterns, and fingerpicking while adding new songs to your repertoire. Bring a ukulele tuned GCEA. A recording device and tuner are also recommended.