Kevin Carroll  edUKEcator
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.
Fall Classes Announced!

Welcome to Mark Epstein (Bass) and Jacqueline May (Singing) who will be teaching in Studio B this Fall!


Intro to U-Bass
This workshop is primarily an introduction to the ubass, how to play it, and it’s role in an ensemble.  We’ll go over the how the instrument works, some techniques for playing it, and I’ll demonstrate by playing the ubass in different styles and talk about bass playing in general.  The U-bass is a perfect instrument to accompany a uke or uke ensemble.  It “grounds” the ensemble with low fundamental notes which creates a bigger sound with more impact.  Because the bass sounds a bit like an upright, it’s also great for accompanying other ensembles in the folk, country, blues and jazz genres.  And it’s the smallest, lightest, most portable bass I’ve ever played!  It punches way above it’s weight and it’s fun to play!  It’ll make any ensemble bigger and more powerful.
This workshop is open to people of all skill levels
-Saturday 9/17 2-3:15 pm
Taught by Mark Epstein in Studio B  $25



80's Ukulele Band (2 spots left) Early Bird Prices Extended through 8/29
Learn 4 Classic Hits from the 1980's.  All songs will offer high-g and Low-G friendly parts, baritone parts and U-bass parts.  Students will have access to these materials on Soundslice, an online music notation/player.  Prince, the Eurhythmics, U2 and the Violent Femmes. Singing encouraged.
-Mondays 6-7 pm
-September 12-October 17
-Early Bird Price $165 through August 29
-$180 on August 30


Ukulele in the Classroom Book 1 Session 1 Early Bird Price through 9/29
This is the best ukulele skill building program out there.  It builds musical literacy and is an intensive 24 week program split between Spring and Summer.  It is hard work as note reading, ensemble skills, scales, melody, rhythm and harmony are all developed.  The musical reward is equal to the challenge.  For the dedicated ukulele player, this class is highly recommended.
-Tuesdays 7-8 pm
-September 6-December 13 (Off 9/27, 11/1, & 11/22)
-$350 through 8/29


Ukulele in the Classroom Book 2 Session 1 (A) (Full)
- Wednesdays 7-8:15 9/7/16-12/14/16 (Off 9/28, 11/2 & 11/23)

- Prerequisites: must have completed Ukulele In the Classroom Book 1
- Book and CD required and not included in fees. Contact Kevin for a link to buy the Book and CD.


Ukulele in the Classroom Book 2 Session 1 (B) (2 spots open)
The second installment of this learning adventure opens the door to classical music, blues and chromaticism. Students must have Level 1 completion or Teacher approval to enroll.  Intermediate
- Saturdays 2pm-3:30pm, 9/24/16-12/17/16. Off 10/1, 11/5 & 11/26. (10  90 minute sessions)
- $395
- Prerequisites: must have completed Ukulele In the Classroom Book 1
- Book and CD required and not included in fees. Contact Kevin for a link to buy the Book and CD.


Ukulele in the Classroom Book 3 Session 1 (Full)
The 3rd and final level of James Hill's celebrated series.  Students must have Level 1 and Level 2 completion or Teacher approval to enroll.
-Mondays 7-8:15
-September 12- December12 (Off 10/31 & 11/21)
-$395 on 8/16/16


JAZZ BAND
This is an exciting new class that will explore several jazz compositions in a band setting.  Members can choose between multiple parts for standard, baritone and bass ukulele.  We will explore various approaches and styles as well as artists including Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Horace Silver, Eddie Harris and more.
-Tuesdays 6-7pm
-September 6-December 13
-$395 on 8/16/16

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Early Bird Prices extended through 8/29 on these classes

Texas Music: 4 Decades Vol. I (1940's-1970's)
This class will pick one song from each decade and dig into the elements of the music and turn it into a ukulele ensemble piece.  The songs will be high and low-G friendly, include baritone and U-bass parts.  The artists chosen reflect the incredible diversity of the music of Texas.  Bob Wills, Buddy Holly, Archie Bell & the Drells and Townes Van Zandt will be the artists for this initial run of Texas Music for ukulele.  Singing encouraged.
-Mondays 6-7 pm
-November 7-December 19
-Early Bird Price $165 through August 22
-$180 on August 23


Fall Bonus Pack
80's Ukulele Band & Texas Music Classes
$300 for 12 weeks of ukulele ensemble classes


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!
-Wednesdays 6-7pm
-September 6- October 13 6 weeks (off 9/28)
-$150 Adults and Teens before 8/22
-$165 on 8/23




UKESTRA Now 2 weekly options! Fall Session Starting September 15th
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 9/15/16 - 12/17/16
$150 per semester
(Thursday classes will skip the 2nd Thursday of each month for the Austin Ukulele Society meeting)





 

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