offering ukulele classes, workshops, performances and more
Private and Group options for ages 8 and up
Private Lessons are currently full, however, you can add your name to my waiting list here.
Upcoming Austin edUKEcation Workshop
All the way from Australia, Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart share their unique and engaging approach to teaching ukulele and organizing community music.
For more information about Mark and Jane check out their site: http://www.thesumoftheparts.com.au
This year's theme is based on an ensemble approach. Students will learn a handful of songs in detail with multiple parts. Guest teachers Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart will lead students through a variety of possibilities in creating and performing arrangements as a group. In addition to delving deeply into a few songs, Jane, Mark and Kevin will focus on the skills within the various parts of the songs. We can accommodate the entire ukulele family (soprano, concert, tenor, baritone and U-bass) and all skill levels. Singing is encouraged! Students and teachers will end with a public performance on Sunday night.
Saturday 7/23 9:30 am - 4 pm 4 class sessions
Sunday 7/24 10am - 1pm 2 class sessions & group performance TBD
Early Bird Special $199 through June 1st. $225 starting June 2nd
Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 pm
AbsolUKE Beginners: Ukulele for Beginners Class
Are you new to music and/or ukulele? Are you ready to learn how to hold, tune, strum and play some songs on this portable and fun instrument? This is the class for you! Join my entry level course to get you playing in only 6 weeks. It is a fast-paced way to learn ukulele, make music and have fun!
Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 pm June 14- July 5 4 weeks
$125 Adults and Teens
The Advancing Beginner
This course is designed for students who have completed absolUKE Beginners and Ukulele Songs for Beginners. Think of it as the third phase of beginner learning. We will work on honing practicing, strumming, learning more chords, more songs, playing as an ensemble and some cool "riffs".
Tuesdays 7 - 8pm April 19 - May 24
Country Ukulele Band Class
This band style class will explore the roots of country music and bring the rural sounds of the 20th century to our 4-stringed friend, the ukulele. From the Carter Family and Bill Monroe to Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton and more, we will cover a wide range of songs, strums, chords and riffs. All levels welcome. High-g and low g friendly. U-bass and baritone welcome, too.
Mondays 6-7pm April 18 - May 23rd $165
This is an intuitive, guided approach to exploring sounds in a safe, supportive and non-judgemental space. Students will explore improvising, playing by feel and by ear, spontaneous composing and many ways to simply "make music." As a teacher, this is one of my favorite ways to help students become more comfortable in their own musical skin while having a chance to discover their own unique musical voices. No visual materials will be used in class. All levels welcome.
Wednesday May 11-August 17 (Off 6/8, 7/13 & 7/20)
Earlybird Special $350 through May 2nd. $395 after 5/2/16
UKESTRA Now 2 weekly options! Summer Session Starting May 14th
This is a differentiated ukulele orchestra (Ukestra for short) for my students to get together and learn to play in a structured ensemble focused on note-reading. The material will accommodate players with at least one year of note-reading experience and beyond. Weekly attendance not mandatory, though there is a minimum requirement of 5 classes per semester to participate in recitals and other live performances. Arrangements will be made available after registration and will also be viewable in Soundslice. Highly recommended for those who want more ukulele music in their lives! (Must have completed Ukulele in the Classroom Book 1 or have private audition.)
Thursdays 7-8pm & Saturdays 11 am-12 pm Beginning 5/14/16 - 8/27/16
$150 per semester
(Thursday classes will skip the 2nd Thursday of each month for the Austin Ukulele Society meeting)
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