Saturday, May 11

All Day Ukulele Intensive with Jim and Liz Beloff, Paula Bradley, Amy Kucharik, and Ron Gordon

Includes Workshops, Open Mic, and Saturday Evening Concert

Register Online (no added fees):

Or contact Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815 or sales@oldsongs.org
Refunds are not available for this event.


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 Blue 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—Uke Emporium (until 5)
  • 11:00—Workshops/
    Classes, Session 1
  • 12:00—Lunch, netukework, and jam
  • 1:00—Workshops/
    Classes, Session 2
  • 2:30—Workshops/
    Classes, Session 3
  • 3:30—Open Mic and Jamming
  • 5:00—Pot Luck Dinner: bring a dish, and/or drink.
  • 6:30—Evening Concert, Raffle, and then jamming!

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Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 11 am–4 pm.
PO Box 466 • 37 South Main Street • Voorheesville, NY 12186-0466
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