Ukuleles are all the rage with music lovers young and old and for good reason. Many popular artists across different genres of music have used the ukulele’s sound to help write hit singles. This includes artists like Jason Mraz, Train, Jack Johnson, and Israel Kamakawiwoʻole just to name a few. Throw in the song Lava and other music from the movie Moana and it’s not hard to understand why ukulele is as popular as it’s ever been!
Popularity aside, the ukulele is a great instrument to learn for anyone at any age! Compared to other string instruments, it is relatively easy to learn. The soft nylon strings are easy on the fingertips for a beginner. Unlike a guitar with six strings, the ukulele only has four, making it easier to learn the notes for each string. The size of the instrument makes it easier to play by reducing wrist tension. It’s also a very portable instrument that can be taken on the road for any occasion. This will make practice, progress and musical fun much more accessible. Lastly, a ukulele is generally much more affordable than a guitar.
In this week long course, students will learn proper left and right hand techniques for playing the instrument. Students will learn scales and exercises to help strengthen both hands and they will learn several different chord shapes that are found in popular and traditional ukulele songs. Students will also learn different strumming patterns that can be applied to a wide range of songs, adding variety to your music playing. Don’t have a ukulele? Not a problem-students without an instrument will be supplied one to use for the class duration. Ukuleles can also be purchased from our shop so participants have something to take home with them to practice.
The class is open to six students. Don’t delay and get on board today!