Ukulele Classes

Beginning Ukulele 1

Susan Howell
Five Wednesdays, May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6
7:45 PM - 8:45 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: Popular Songs and Standards

Susan Howell
Five Wednesdays, May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
5 weeks, $125

From "Yes Sir, That's My Baby", to "Tonight You Belong to Me", you'll learn popular songs from the ukulele revival in this lively class led by Seattle icon Susan Howell. Working from the 1920s to the present, songs will cover rhythms and chord progressions for swing, doo-wop, the blues, as well as pop standards from the artists such as Brother Iz and Train. You'll want to know eight to ten chords and be able to make fluid chord changes. Expand your repertoire each week and experience your own ukulele revival!

Summer Songs for the Ukulele

Sunga Rose
Five Tuesdays, May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
5 weeks, $125

Summer is just around the corner. Celebrate by learning some of your favorite summer-themed songs. Explore singing and strumming techniques and even learn a few licks using a diverse repertoire of popular music. To be ready for this class you should know a handful of chords and a couple of simple strumming patterns. Bring your GCEA-tuned or baritone ukulele. Baritone folks, please give teacher advanced notice.

Ukulele Ensemble

Sunga Rose
Six Tuesdays, May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19
7:45 PM - 8:45 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.

Beginning Ukulele 1

John Leder
Five Mondays, May 21, (skip May 28), June 4, 11, 18, 25
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
5 weeks, $125

For the total beginner. Learn the basics of ukulele including how to hold, tune, strum, and play basic chords used in hundreds of songs. Start reading chord charts and transposing songs and even play as a group. Walk away with at least eight songs to sing for friends, family, or just for fun! Please bring a ukulele (GCEA tuning), tuner, and music stand.

Beginning Ukulele 3: Beyond the Basics

John Leder
Five Mondays, May 21, (skip May 28), June 4, 11, 18, 25
7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
5 weeks, $125

Need a boost over that plateau to improve your ukulele playing skills? This class is for advanced beginners and above who are confident with basic chord progressions and strumming patterns. You'll review the basics and use them to advance your knowledge of music theory, chord structure, transposing, and chord repertoire. John also introduces you to the basics of improvisation, reading and playing from tablature (TAB), fingerpicking techniques, chord melody, and constructing simple intros and outros for your favorite tunes--all while adding some flair to your playing style!

Beginning Ukulele 1

Birch Pereira
Five Wednesdays, June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18 (skip July 4)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
5 weeks, $125

Learn the fundamentals of this popular instrument, including how to hold, tune, and care for your ukulele, basic chords and rhythmic patterns, and practice strumming and singing along to familiar songs. Bring a ukulele tuned GCEA. A recording device and tuner are also recommended.

Beginning Ukulele 2

Birch Pereira
Five Wednesdays, June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18 (skip July 4)
7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
5 weeks, $125

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.

Beginning Ukulele 2

Birch Pereira
Five Wednesdays, July 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
5 weeks, $125

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.

Intermediate Ukulele

Birch Pereira
Five Wednesdays, July 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22
7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
5 weeks, $125

Take your ukulele playing to the next level! If you know a few strums and enough chords to play in a few uke-friendly keys, this class is for you. Add to your repertoire as you learn jazz and modern pop chord progressions, as well as how to create interesting intros and outros. This class is for those who've taken Beginning Ukulele 2 or are past the novice level. Bring a ukulele tuned GCEA. A recording device and tuner are also recommended.