Ukulele classes and workshops

 

Classes start up again in January - just in time to help you fulfill your New Year's resolutions! Keep an eye on this page for updates.

Private lessons or spontaneous group lessons with you and your pals are still available - drop me a line and we can set something up!

 

Adult Level 1 Ukulele Classes

Four-week Level 1 classes are for folks who have never played the ukulele or who want a refresher of the basics. It's light-hearted and fun, and we cover how to hold the uke, strum it, form chords, and play songs. You don't have to have any musical experience for this class - just a song in your heart and eagerness to learn. (NOTE to baritone uke players: We don't cover baritone chords in this class.)

 

Ukuleles are available for rent ($20 for the duration of the course) or purchase in class.

 

  • Tuesdays, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Colchester's Bayside Activity Center (36 Blakley Rd., Colchester, VT).
    Dates: Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4 & 11 (snow day Feb. 11). Registration: Colchester Parks & Rec Dept.

  • Thursdays, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. Waterbury Parks & Rec (28 N. Main St. Waterbury, VT).
    Dates: Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6 & 13 (snow day: Feb. 13). Registration: Waterbury Parks & Rec Dept.

  • Mondays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (UVM campus, Burlington, VT).
    Dates: Feb. 3, 10, 24 & March 2 (snow day: Feb. 9). Registration: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

  • Tuesdays, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. CVU High School (369 CVU Rd., Hinesburg, VT). Registration: CVU Access Program
    Dates: Feb. 4, 11, 18, March 3 (snow day: March 10)

  • Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. O'Brien Community Center (32 Malletts Bay Rd., Winooski, VT).
    Dates: April 21, 28, May 5 & 12 (Make-up day May19). Registration: Winooski Rec & Parks Dept.

  • Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Miller Center (103 Gosse Ct., Burlington, VT).
    Dates: April 23, 30, May 7 & 14 (Make-up day May 21). Registration, Burlington Parks & Rec Dept.

Adult Level 2 Ukulele Class

Four-week Level 2 classes delve into various techniques to improve strumming, moving smoothly among chords, and playing well with others. You'll pick up some tricks and tips that will help make you a stronger, more confident player. Please be familiar with maintaining a basic strum and be able to move with relative ease among these chords: Am, C, D, Em, F, G & G7 (chord chart available on this page). NOTE to baritone uke players: We don't cover baritone chords in this class.

 

  • Thursdays, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. Waterbury Parks & Rec (28 N. Main St. Waterbury, VT).
    Dates: Feb. 27, March 5, 12 & 19 (snow day: March 26). Registration: Waterbury Parks & Rec Dept.

  • Tuesdays, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Colchester's Bayside Activity Center (36 Blakley Rd., Colchester, VT).
    Dates: March 10, 17, 24 & 31 (snow day April 7). Registration: Colchester Parks & Rec Dept.

  • Mondays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (UVM campus, Burlington, VT).
    Dates: March 16, 23, 30 & April 6 (Snow day: April 6). Registration: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

  • Tuesdays, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. CVU High School (369 CVU Rd., Hinesburg, VT)
    Dates: March 17, 24, 31 & April 7 (snow day: April 14) Registration: CVU Access Program

  • Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. O'Brien Community Center (32 Malletts Bay Rd., Winooski, VT).
    Dates: May 26, June 2, 9 & 16 (Make-up day June 23). Registration: Winooski Rec & Parks Dept.


Adult Ukulele Skill-Builder Classes & Workshops

These classes offer a chance to more deeply explore specific techniques. In the first class, we decide what we'll cover over the next four weeks, with plenty of offshoots and rabbit holes, so these classes are different every time.  

Classes for kids

I currently don't have any group classes on the docket. I do offer private lessons for kids, year 'round.

 

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