Happy Strumming Ukulele Club Semester Course: Beginner/Intermediate Level
In this ongoing music club class, students will improve their ukulele musical ability while playing popular songs, learning chords or fingerpicking, and practicing different strumming techniques in a fun and friendly environment where each week/class features its own musical theme.
158 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 11 learners
year old learners
Beginner, Intermediate Level
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
45 minutes per class
Students with basic knowledge and experience with playing the ukulele will learn how to play more advanced chords, mixed or complex strumming techniques, while performing popular songs on the ukulele instrument. In each class, we will begin by reviewing the basic chord fingerings, strumming patterns, and chord notations for the music selections for that week. Then we will move on to practicing and performing the series of songs. Students will be taught how to strum in different rhythms to...
Students will learn and improve upon their musical ability with playing the ukulele during each class, while memorizing chord fingerings and strumming techniques in a fun and friendly environment. As this is an ongoing course, the learning objectives will NOT build upon previous weeks' course material. Singing is heavily encouraged, although it is not necessary a part of the curriculum (songs/melodies will be taught and singing or humming the tune is helpful to beginner students).
Practice the chord fingering and strumming techniques discussed in class, as well as practice playing songs that we learn during our lessons. Students can either screenshot the lesson content or they can request a copy of a song/material from the teacher to use for practice between lessons.
1 file available upon enrollment*Ukulele (Note: The teacher uses a "soprano" ukulele, but any real ukulele instrument will be acceptable. However, please note that the tone/pitch of the student instrument may be slightly different than that of the teacher.) *Ukulele Tuner (digital device or app version)
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
All songs and music featured in the course will be "clean" and strictly child-appropriate (PG) in content and theme.
If you do not have a physical/digital tuner device for your instrument, a ukulele tuner app is highly beneficial (and free). I use one simply called "ukulele tuner" from the Apple store; it has a mint green background and over-sized white letters that spell "uku-lele". They can also purchase a small, clip-on tuner from Amazon or their local music store/department.
🇨🇦Lives in Canada
158 total reviews
292 completed classes
I have experience teaching students ranging from grade school ages into adulthood, tutoring 1-on-1, and teaching large groups. I was a language and art/music teacher in Europe for about a year, while traveling around Europe and the UK, where...