Beginning in fall of 2017
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!
Intermediate Ukulele Group Class
Date & Time: Mondays 6:00-7:00PM
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.
Jazz Ensemble for the Fall of 2017
Date & Time: Mondays 7:00 – 8:00PM, Prospective dates TBD
Cost: $80/ 8 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 fall session will concentrate on tunes with simple form and harmonic structure. This makes it easier for members to find their voice in the music and to get the feel of playing jazz. We will also concentrate on improvising and getting an ensemble sound. At the end of the semester we welcome you all to perform and show your progress at the Odeon Winter Concert!
Please contact the office at Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School with any questions.