INSTRUCTOR: Duncan Perry, a multi instrumentalist, is our popular ukulele instructor who's been playing and teaching the ukulele for 14 years
ADULT UKULELE FOR BEGINNERS
Ukulele time is now! Learn to play the ukulele! It's never been more popular. Join our no-stress four week beginner's program. No need to read music, Duncan Perry, our popular teacher, will ease you into playing this wonderful instrument using familiar songs. Beginner classes will repeat every month so you can choose the one that suits your schedule best. Following registration you will receive the link to the Zoom session you have chosen to attend. If you don’t own a ukulele, please contact us for guidance about buying one. Let your musical journey begin!
BEYOND BEGINNERS UKULELE, THE JOURNEY CONTINUES
Are you eager to take your ukulele playing to a new level? Would you like to enhance your strumming and finger-picking skills? Perhaps you'd like to discover how to introduce melody notes into your playing. Maybe you've wondered how to decorate your playing with techniques like hammer-ons, pull offs, slides and more. Here's your chance! Join Duncan Perry for a skills packed program that offers advanced and creative ideas for playing the ukulele. You'll need a playable ukulele tuned to GCEA, of course, a sense of humor, a computer or an iPad on which to participate in this Zoom course, plus a solid knowledge of the primary six chords in each of the keys of C (C, Dm, Em, F, G7, Am) and G (G, Am, Bm, C, D7, Em, F). Sign up, tune up, and get ready to notch up your ukulele playing skills!
So, you learned to play the ukulele and you loved it but, well, life got in the way and the uke was neglected. Have you been meaning to brush up your playing because it's fun, relaxing, challenging, a brain booster and a great way to socialize? What to do? Join this refresher course to rediscover the joy of playing your ukulele. In it, you'll review the basics, smooth out any 'bumps in the road' and pick up new skills to add to your player's tool box. Reignite your playing! No time to loose. Get ready to jump back into the wonderful world of ukulele!
FOLK & COUNTRY UKULELE
Are you a fan of folk and country music? It's great fun to play! Why not 'get in tune' with the likes of folk greats like Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and the Kingston Trio. And how about Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Wille Nelson, KItty Wells, Johnny Cash and Maybelle Carter? Learn playing techniques of these and other classic musicians adapted to the ukulele! Cowboy boots and hat are optional. Please be able to easily play, and transition between, the following chords: Am, C, C7, D7, Dm, Em, F, G, G7.
Music of the Christmas season is well loved and great fun to play on the ukulele! Are you ready to Rock Around the Christmas Tree, Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly, and have a Holly Jolly Christmas? Then this program is for you. You’ll begin by reviewing strumming and chording basics then quickly move on to easy-to-play carols and tunes. Learning will be graduated as songs with increasing numbers of chords and requiring more complex techniques are added. To get the most out of this program, you should know how to comfortably play the ukulele using common chords and strumming patterns. Here’s a taste of the songs we’ll explore: We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Joy to the World, Silent Night, The Little Drummer Boy, Walkin’ In a Winter Wonderland, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Do You Hear What I Hear, We Three Kings and more!
All classes will be taught on-line so you do need a functioning computer with the capability of online connections. The class log-in will be emailed to each student prior to the class. If you have any questions about online course delivery, feel free to be in touch with Duncan at email@example.com
You must have a soprano, concert, or tenor size ukulele and an electronic tuner. No baritone ukuleles please, unless they are strung for, and can be tuned to, the standard ukulele tuning of GCEA. If you do not own a ukulele, don’t buy one off the Internet, that’s risky and you may well get a lemon! Contact Duncan, he can help you sort out what style and size suits you best and he’ll provide information about reputable places to buy good beginner ukes at fair prices. Min:5 Max:10