The ukulele (uke) is a fun 4-stringed instrument that is easy to learn, easy to take with you, and easy to have fun playing and singing along with friends and family! You'll be playing popular songs after just one class! Learn the basics of playing ukulele including tuning, chords, strum patterns and techniques. We will learn chords and chord progressions that are used in thousands of songs, new and old. We will also talk about how to find ukulele music online and useful apps for your phone....
In this course we will learn: - Proper holding and handling of the ukulele - How to tune the ukulele (initial tune and maintenance tuning) - Strum techniques: simple strum, up/down strum, strum patterns, finger picking - Chords: C, G7, F, D7, Am - The songs: Row Row Row Your Boat London Bridge Three Blind Mice Banana Boat Clementine Jingle Bells The Lion Sleeps Tonight You Are My Sunshine Someone to Lava Somewhere Over The Rainbow
I have been playing instrumental music my whole life, first learning piano then moving on to studying violin, guitar and ukulele. I have been teaching ukulele in person and online for the past 10 years to students of all ages and abilities.
Students are asked to practice the skills presented in the videos each week and video their progress at the end of the week so I can see how they're doing and make suggestions for improvement. Having a set practice schedule of 20-30 minutes a day would create a clear path to improvement.
Students need to have a ukulele for this course. These can be found in local music stores or online with prices ranging from $40 on up. Students will need to have access to either an electronic tuner or a free tuning app (such as Guitar Tuna on iPhone).
I will view the student supplied videos each week and report on progress, suggestions for improvement and praise on mastery!
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
I will provide chord charts and sheet music for all songs. Students will need to have access to either an electronic tuner or a tuning app.
Meet the teacher
I love to teach! I love the look on a student's face when they "get it" or when they realize how much they love (or are allowed to enjoy) what they are learning! I have been teaching Mathematics, Computer Science (programming) and Theatre...