Ukulele classes and workshops

Due to the corona virus quarantine, the only classes currently scheduled will be held online via Zoom. It's still a hoot and you'll have fun learning to play the uke!

Live online 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. After each class, I will email a class recap. (NOTE to baritone uke players: We don't cover baritone chords in this class.) This class is online and live using Zoom, so there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and get help. Geared for adults ages 18+.
REGISTRATION: See below.

DATES/TIMES: Each class will run 4 weeks on the same day of the week, at the same time.
For example, if you choose Mondays at 11 a.m., then all four classes will be on Mondays at 11 a.m.

MONDAYS

TUESDAYS

  • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20 
    COST: $65
    For this class, register through CVU Access

THURSDAYS

  • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8
    COST: $35. If more than 1 person will be taking the class from your location, please add $15 per extra person.
    For this class, register by sending an email to ukuleleclare@gmail.com.

 

Live online ADULT LEVEL 2 Ukulele Classes

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. This class is online and live through Zoom, so there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and get help. Geared for adults ages 18+.

REGISTRATION: See below.

DATES/TIMES: Each class will run 4 weeks on the same day of the week, at the same time. For example, if you choose Mondays at 11 a.m., then all four classes will be on Mondays at 11 a.m.

MONDAYS

THURSDAYS

  • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12
    COST: $35. If more than 1 person will be taking the class from your location, please add $15 per extra person.
    For this class, register by sending an email to ukuleleclare@gmail.com

 

Live online SKILLBUILDER SESSIONS

This 4-week course is different every time because it's shaped in large part by questions, quandaries, and quips posed by the class. All topics are on the table and we do lots of deep mini-dives into strumming, chording hand dynamics, fingerpicking, rhythms, playing in a jam with others, songwriting, music theory ... whatever comes up, we'll balance discussion with playing and exploring. This is geared for folks who have a decent handle on strumming and relative ease in moving among basic chords.

NOTE: We don't cover baritone chords in this class and it's geared for high-G tunings (but low-G ukers will get plenty out of it!). This class is online and live through Zoom. Geared for adults ages 18+.

  • COST: $10 per session. If more than 1 person will be taking the class from your location, please add $5 per extra person.
    For this class, register by sending an email to ukuleleclare@gmail.com

MONDAYS, Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5

  • 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. or

TUESDAYS, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20

  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.​

Live online FINGERPICKING WORKSHOP

In this 4-week course, you'll learn a variety of fingerpicking patterns, including 1- 2- 3- and 4-finger rolls, frails, walk-downs, and even a little clawhammer to spice up your playing. We'll work on tunes from a variety of genres, including folk, pop, Celtic, bluegrass, and classical. This class is for anyone interested in exploring this style of playing, but it's helpful to already be comfortable strumming and making basic chords, including A, Am, C, D, Dm, D7, E7, F, G, and G7. 

NOTE: We don't cover baritone chords in this class and it's geared for high-G tunings. This class is online and live through Zoom, so there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and get help. Geared for adults ages 18+.

 

Fingerpicking sessions will be offered at a future date.

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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