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UKULELE FOR BEGINNERS
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UKULELE FOR BEGINNERS

$79

with Duncan Perry

Do you wish you could learn to play an instrument? Here's your chance! The ukulele has captured hearts and minds in Maine and around the world! Come join our beginners’ class and share in the joy. You will learn essentials including basic chord positions, strumming techniques, and picking foundations. This class will give you the tools to play with groups or solo and you don't have to know how to read music (but you do have to practice)! You must have a playable ukulele and an electronic tuner or ukulele tuning app. If you don’t have a uke, let us know when you register. we are happy to provide information on where to buy one to fit your budget. Learn to play the ukulele! Stimulate your mind - and light up your world!

BEYOND BEGINNERS UKULELE, THE JOURNEY CONTINUES
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BEYOND BEGINNERS UKULELE, THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

$79

with Duncan Perry

Are you eager to take your ukulele playing to a new level? Would you like to enhance your strumming and finger-picking skills? Perhaps you'd like to discover how to introduce melody notes into your playing. Maybe you’ve wondered how to decorate your playing with techniques like hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, and more. Here’s your chance! Join Duncan Perry for a skills-packed program that offers advanced and creative ideas for playing the ukulele. You’ll need a playable ukulele tuned to GCEA, of course, a sense of humor, a computer or an iPad on which to participate in this Zoom course, plus a solid knowledge of the primary six chords in each of the keys of C (C, Dm, Em, F, G7, Am) and G (G, Am, Bm, C, D7, Em, F). Sign up, tune-up, and get ready to notch up your ukulele playing skills

FOLK & COUNTRY UKULELE

$39

with Duncan Perry

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 1, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Are you a fan of folk and country music? It's great fun to play! Why not 'get in tune' with the likes of folk greats like Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and the Kingston Trio. And how about Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Wille Nelson, Kitty Wells, Johnny Cash, and Maybelle Carter? Learn playing techniques of these and other classic musicians adapted to the ukulele! Cowboy boots and hat are optional. Please be able to easily play, and transition between, the following chords: Am, C, C7, D7, Dm, Em, F, G, G7. 2 sessions

UKULELE REFRESHER

$39

with Duncan Perry

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

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!

UKULELE CHRISTMAS!

$39

with Duncan Perry

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

Music of the Christmas season is well-loved and great fun to play on the ukulele! Are you ready to Rock Around the Christmas Tree, Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly, and have a Holly Jolly Christmas? Then this program is for you. You’ll begin by reviewing strumming and chording basics then quickly move on to easy-to-play carols and tunes. Learning will be graduated as songs with increasing numbers of chords and requiring more complex techniques are added. To get the most out of this program, you should know how to comfortably play the ukulele using common chords and strumming patterns. Here’s a taste of the songs you’ll explore: We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Joy to the World, Silent Night, The Little Drummer Boy, Walkin’ In a Winter Wonderland, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Do You Hear What I Hear, We Three Kings and more!

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

$79

with Duncan Perry

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 7, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 2 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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