Meow Luau Animal Shelter Fund Raiser
Holiday Christmas Shows
Performance opportunities: Currently
enrolled students and alumni are
welcome to sing and play for each other at our recitals nights (typically
the last class of the session) where friends and family are welcome to join
us. We also entertain at multiple public venues throughout
the year. Our past shows include the annual Meow Luau at the Animal Shelter, the
State Parks Cowboy Campfire, State Parks Aloha Campfire, the Ukulele Festival of Northern California
and Holiday shows. To participate, students must attend rehearsals and be
currently enrolled in classes.
You do not need any musical experience. This course is designed for students
who have never played an instrument before. It is also a great refresher
course for those who have some experience playing the ukulele. Students will
be able to play 2- 3 songs by the end of the first lesson. Each time we
meet, we will build on the previous lesson and add new skills, with chords,
and new songs. (IMPORTANT! Registration closes after the first class
meeting. If you can not make the first class, please sign up for the next
Beginner: If you Answer Yes to two or more of the following questions,
this course if you! Do you have some experience but still have trouble
transitioning from chord to chord? Do you have any discomfort while playing?
Do you play less than 12 chords? Do you find song charts challenging to
follow? Are all of your strums the same? We'll review some good ergonomic
practices, learn some simple strumming techniques, build your chord and song
repertoire and practice learning to play together.
Advance Classes: This course is for students that already play at least 8-12
proficiently. (If you need to ask "which chords?" you may not
be ready. It's recommended you take the beginning class first). This class moves along. We
focus on building song repertoire, learn new chords and developing advanced
right and left hand techniques. Each 6-week session will feature a different
theme of music (i.e. Rock, Hawaiian, Swing, Oldies, etc.)
Objectives: Students will have fun singing and learning to play the
soprano, concert or tenor ukulele. Weíll cover a wide variety of music
including, Western, Swing ,easy Rock, folk, Tin Pan Alley, easy Jazz, Hawaiian songs and more.
Reading music is not a requirement nor will music theory be emphasized,
however in the continuing classes we will occasionally explore basic theory
elements to gain a better understanding of how music works. All classes are
taught by watching, listening, singing and or course playing along.
must have a ukulele by the first class to participate. You'll also need a
chromatic tuner. If you dont have one at the first lesson, I will have
extras on hand as loaners. We'll talk more about them at the first class. Please contact the
instructor if you need information about how or where to buy a ukulele.
Sorry, my curriculum does not support the baritone. Only Soprano, Concert
and Tenor 'ukulele tuning.
It is HIGHLY recommended you bring a
tape recorder to class. Recordings will help you learn our songs and be
helpful as a practice tool. Recorded classes are helpful during practice at
home and will help you learn new songs.
Click here to open a Ukulele
Chord Chart PDF UkeChart.pdf