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UKULELE REFRESHER

$39

with Duncan Perry

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 11, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks
1 additional session on Aug 2, 2022

So, you learned to play the ukulele and you loved it but, well, life got in the way and the uke was neglected. Have you been meaning to brush up your playing because it's fun, relaxing, challenging, a brain booster, and a great way to socialize? What to do? Join this refresher course to rediscover the joy of playing your ukulele. In it, you’ll review the basics, smooth out any “bumps in the road” and pick up new skills to add to your player’s toolbox. Reignite your playing! No time to lose. Get ready to jump back into the wonderful world of ukulele!

FOLK AND CLAWHAMMER STYLE UKULELE

$39

with Duncan Perry

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 12, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Do you love folk music? Then you need to learn a thing or two about how to play it! Discover up-picking, a technique used by Pete Seeger and other folk greats as well as the popular down-picking style, known variously as clawhammer or frailing. Along the way, you’ll get the basics of reading tablature, a system of notating finger positioning, and techniques to enhance your playing. You don’t need a banjo ukulele to learn these styles (but it’s fun to have one). What you do need is a playable ukulele tuned to GCEA, an iPad or computer capable of using Zoom, basic knowledge of how to play the ukulele including the ability to make smooth and seamless transitions between at least, the C, F, Am, and G7 chords.

Certificate in Music Therapy and Sound Healing

$48

with Ed2Go Online Learning

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 13, 2022 , runs for 6 weeks
2 additional sessions through Aug 17, 2022

Learn about music therapy and sound healing and their ability to help individuals of all ages to address their physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs during healing. The outcome of this certificate is to describe music therapy and sound healing and their effects on the brain, at the end of life, and with specific health conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.

Click here to register: https://www.ed2go.com/monwinaded/online-courses/certificate-music-therapy-sound-healing/

UKULELE FOR SENIORS - WE'LL TAKE IT SLOW AND EASY

$79

with Duncan Perry

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 4, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

It’s never too late to learn to play a musical instrument -- and besides, it’s good for you! And what fun it is to pick up a ukulele and knock out a tune for your grandchildren, or better yet, play along with them. Or how about the thrill of playing for friends and with others? Here’s where that journey begins! Join us for our easy-paced, no-pressure, fun-filled ukulele class! Our seasoned and popular ukulele instructor, Duncan Perry, himself a senior, loves sharing his knowledge of the mighty ukulele and will start you out slowly. He will teach you a handful of chords and some basic strumming patterns and you will leave the class knowing how to play songs you grew up with! No experience playing an instrument is necessary and you don’t have to know how to read music. But you do have to promise to practice regularly! With 10 chords, a pocket full of strums, and a big smile, you’ll be a hit! Of course, you’ll need a playable ukulele (we are happy to provide information on where to buy one if you don’t have one available). So grab a uke, sign up, tune-up, show up and bloom on Zoom! (We can help you get acclimated to that too, but you will need a computer or tablet capable of using Zoom).





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