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Beyond Beginner Ukulele for Adult Learners - July


with Duncan Perry

Calendar Jul 10, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

Get ready to take your ukulele playing to another level with Duncan Perry! Using his song-based approach, you will explore left-hand ornamentation techniques including hammering on and slides. The right hand will get a work out as you expand your knowledge of strumming and fingerpicking by learning such skills as triplets and muting. More chords will be added to your toolbox and you will learn how to transpose songs from one key to another. Of course, there will be many laughs along the way. The pace will be geared to the proficiency level of those enrolling. At a minimum, all students are expected to know basic chord formations in the Keys of C and G and are capable of smooth chord transitions. If you love playing the ukulele and you want to enhance your knowledge of this wonderful instrument, this course is a must. Please have a serviceable soprano, concert, or tenor size ukulele, an electronic tuner, a music stand and a passion for playing.

BIO: Duncan Perry, our seasoned instructor, is a multi-instrumentalist who has been playing ukulele for 12 years. He is a popular and experienced teacher and performer with a passion for the ukulele.

Go Ukulele Wild (14 and up)- July


with Duncan Perry

Calendar Jul 10, 2018 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

The ukulele is captivating people across the globe!  The uke has never been more popular and it's a boatload of fun! Amaze your friends, dazzle your family -- here's your chance to learn to play it. Come join our beginners’ class and share in the Aloha joy of making music on Hawaii's legendary instrument. On this amazing little instrument, you can learn to play folk music, rock, jazz, blues, pop, country, classical music, as well as tunes grandma knows. The course is open to adults and teens 14 years old or older. Parents, grandparents, children, friends, neighbors, -- all are welcome to join this ukulele adventure. The classes are low stress and taught using familiar songs, so you do not need to know how to read music. You will learn essential chords, strumming and fingerpicking techniques, and secrets to developing your own playing style. Your journey with the ukulele begins on July 10th.

To join you must have a playable soprano, concert or tenor size ukulele (no baritones please) and either an electronic tuner (recommended) or cell phone tuner app.  In addition, you'll need a sturdy music stand and clips to keep your music in place because the course will be held outdoors weather permitting. Bring your suntan lotion, your sense of humor, and your ukulele passion!


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