5th Annual Austin edUKEcation Workshops with Bob Guz and Kevin Carroll January 18-20

$200 Christmas Special Pricing through 12/31 ($249 regular price) Only 2 Spots Left!

Songs & Skills will be the focus this year as Bob and I will bring in some songs, break them down into individual skills for the right hand, left hand, and voice. Focused drills will help students learn the necessary skills and repetition will lead us to success.  As always, teaching will be differentiated to provide all attendees with skills that are at their level, yet, have some challenges that will encourage musical growth for all. There are sure to be plenty of aha moments and healthy surprises as this 2-day workshop will leave you with playable results to share with your friends, family and fans!

Come and join us as we do a deep dive into some great music. I will be leading students through the Parisian underground of the 1930's as we explore Gypsy Jazz! The melodies, rhythms, chords and mood will our focus as we tackle a tune or two from the Django Reinhardt songbook. Bob will be leading the group through the music of a band from Liverpool who, after losing the prefix Silver, became known as the Beatles. Vocal melodies and harmonies, chords and some tasty riffs will be on the bill for this weekend workshop series. Special Pricing through Christmas $200 (regular price $249)

Beginners-Advanced welcome. High-G and Low-G friendly

Schedule Outline

Fri. 5-9pm Orientation/2 workshops

Sat 9-4 pm 3 Workshops/Lunch/Q&A

Sun 11-2 Wrap-up/Performance/Lunch

 

Spring 2019 Workshops

Thursday Workshop Series (Beginner) 7-8:30 pm

Workshops $35/ea $185 for the Thursday Series through 12/31

1/31 Beginner Basics: Strumming with Confidence!  
The single most requested beginner workshop starts off our Spring workshop series. Learning some skills to get in the strumming groove is the purpose of this workshop. $35
2/7  Beginner Basics: Getting Comfortable with Chords
The shapes, names and fingerings of chords can stop beginners in their tracks. We will get comfortable with chords and learn some tricks to help us make more music! $35
2/28 Beginner Basics: Fingerstyle 101
Welcome to the world of finger style ukulele! Strumming is fun, melodies are phenomenal, but this approach adds a refined quality that is unexpected on the ukulele. We will leave with 3 new approaches and  some great new exercises to practice. $35
3/28 Beginner Basics: Classic Ukulele Songs
So you have a ukulele, know some chords, learned how to strum, now what? This workshop will teach you to play some of the classic songs of the ukulele spanning across multiple decades. $35
4/18 Beginner Basics: Intro to Ukulele Ensemble
Playing songs at home alone can only go so far for most of us. Teaching how to play ukulele with others is my specialty. This beginner-level workshop will help students learn to be part of a Ukestra$35
4/25 Ukulele Rock Band: Fleetwood Mac
Putting the workshop skills together will be a fun way to end our series this semester. We will learn a fun, easy and rewarding classic rock song by Fleetwood Mac.  $35

 

Beginner Basics: Finger Style 101
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2/28 Beginner Basics: Fingerstyle 101 Welcome to the world of finger style ukulele! Strumming is fun, melodies are phenomenal, but this approach adds a refined quality that is unexpected on the ukulele. We will leave with 3 new approaches and some great new exercises to practice. $35

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