Instructors/Workshops:

Jim Beloff: The ukulele artist most responsible for our current revival will be teaching Jazzin’ Up

Paula Bradley: With her incredible knowledge of Old Time Stringband music, Paula is one of the great singer/players on the uke and banjo uke. In her Old Time Uke Party class, you’ll learn about rhythmic uke accompaniment to old-time fiddle tunes and songs. Come on and shake it up with Paula!

Amy Kucharik: How does songwriting on the ukulele differ from any other instrument? Do you need to be a virtuoso to begin composing intros or hooks for your original songs? This workshop, Uke Tricks and Licks For Songwriting, explores how the deceptively simple ukulele can help unlock your songwriting potential. Award-winning songwriter Amy Kucharik will demonstrate a few music theory and instrumental skills on the ukulele to kickstart your creative journey.

Ron Gordon: Based on last year’s turnout, Ron will be offering a Blues on the Uke workshop, where we’ll learn some new turn-arounds, blues forms, strums, and classic songs. If you’ve got “trouble in mind”, and play the uke, you won’t be “blue always”.

The Uke and Advanced Beginner workshops: For those ready to take the next steps in chording and strumming, you’ll be playing along and learning from the master himself.

And as always… Beginner Ukulele: Learn, (or review), the basics and begin playing and singing on this most accessible of instruments. This class will provide a great foundation for your musical endeavors.Unique to this day, you can than participate in two other classes to try out, and get a clear idea of where to go with your music next.

Full Schedule:

  • 10:30—Registration
  • 11:00—Workshops/
    Classes, Session 1

    • Jazzin Up the Uke with Jim Beloff
    • Beginner Ukulele with Ron Gordon
  • 12:00—Lunch
  • 1:00—Workshops/
    Classes, Session 2

    • Blues on the Uke with Ron Gordon
    • Uke Tricks and Licks For Songwriting with Amy Kucharik
  • 2:30—Workshops/
    Classes, Session 3

    • Advanced Beginner Workshop with Jim Beloff
    • Old Time Uke Party with Paula Bradley
  • 3:30—Workshops/
    Classes, Session 4

    • Open Mic
    • Start Uke Fingerpicking with Amy Kucharik
  • 5:00—Pot Luck Dinner: bring a dish, and/or drink.
  • 6:30—Uke Potpourri Concert

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