PLAY THE UKULELE, YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS HERE!
Learn to play the ukulele! It has never been more popular and you don't even have to know how to read music! On the uke you can knock out folk music, rock, blues, jazz, pop, country, tunes old and new -- even classical music. Duncan Perry, who has taught more than 700 students of all ages, will introduce you to essential chords and playing techniques using commonly known songs. Oh, and there are lots of laughs along the way. And, learning to play an instrument is good for your brain! You will need a playable ukulele and an electronic tuner or a tuner app. And when folks hear you play this happy instrument, well, they just have to smile! If you don’t own a ukulele, please contact us for information. What are you waiting for? Grab a uke and get ready for a musical adventure, then spread the joy!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Instructor: Duncan Perry
Duncan is an experienced multi-instrumentalist who has been performing and teaching folks how to play the ukulele for the last 14 years. Having served as a volunteer music therapist in medical and hospice settings, he quickly came to understand that music is medicine and that learning to play an instrument not only sharpens the brain but helps reduce stress. It also brings joy to those who play the uke and to their audiences. Duncan has taught in a variety of Maine communities and did not let the COVID-19 epidemic stop him. He simply moved from teaching in person to an online format and now reaches students all over Maine, New Hampshire and beyond.