Ukulele Classes

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.