Group Classes

Ukulele Group Classes

"There is a ukulele revolution going on…" An accessible, portable, inexpensive instrument for all ages, the ukulele can enrich your life and add a new dimension to family and community music making. In the 8-week courses students will learn the basic chords and strums necessary to play a varied repertoire of popular, folk and classical music. Resources will be made available to explore the instrument above and beyond this basic course. Students provide their own instrument and tuner. The instructor will provide the music, instruction and inspiration. Ukulele: it makes people happy!

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Intermediate Ukulele Group Class
Date & Time: Mondays 6:00-7:00PM
beginning January 9
Cost: $60/6-week session
Instructor: Jeff Weinberger
This Intermediate level class will emphasize song learning. Through the songs of varied styles and techniques, students will learn not only more about uke playing, but also basic musicianship.

This session of Jeff Weinberger’s Ukulele Group Class begins with 3 weeks dedicated to single note, melody and scale studies and 3 weeks of chord melody playing (playing chords and melody simultaneously like piano or jazz and classical guitar).

Students should bring their own instrument and electronic tuner. Players must know at least 6 chords and be able to play a simple song all the way through. The entire spectrum of "intermediate" level playing will be covered though, and all players will have an equally important role.

Click here to download the registration form and click here to pay the fee online. Please bring your completed registration form to the office to enroll.

 

Free Ukulele Workshop, Saturday, January 14 at 2 and 3PM
Jeff will be leading two free ukulele workshops, first for beginners at 2PM followed by a second free workshop at 3PM for intermediate players.

In the Beginners workshop students will learn the names of the strings, how to hold the ukulele, how to tune it, how to produce a good sound playing one string, how to play 2 or 3 basic chords and read chord diagrams and finally how to perform a basic strum and play a simple song using this strum and the chords learned.

The Intermediate workshop will be based on the 7 most basic strums that are common in popular music. We will go over each individually, then learn to apply them to songs and learn variations of them that make them more varied and interesting.

Please call the office to sign up!

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Jazz Ensemble

Date & Time: Thursdays 7:00 – 8:00PM
Cost: $60/ 6 week session
Instructor:  Mike Whitehead and Nate Martin

Explore jazz in a fun supportive environment.
We will be using simple jazz/blues tunes to explore the key components of jazz; rhythm, harmony, melody, improvisation and group interplay. Come to learn what jazz is all about or to expand your existing knowledge. All instruments and voices are welcome.

The Bay Chamber Approach
  • Thoughtful Student Placement
  • Performance Opportunities
  • Access to Live Performance
  • Professional Musicians/Educators
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships
  • Individualized Goal Setting and Evaluations

"Emma left your lesson yesterday feeling so well-strong, happy and....just...well, set free"
--Pam Walsh, Music School Student Parent