Kris Fuchigami - Picking and Strumming Workshop & Demonstration
Sep
21
6:30 PM18:30

Kris Fuchigami - Picking and Strumming Workshop & Demonstration

Picking and strumming Workshop & Demonstration with Kris Fuchigami

It's our pleasure to have our good friend, Kris Fuchigami, back at Hale 'Ukulele! The last time he visited us, his workshop was SOLD OUT, so don't miss this opportunity!

For this workshop you will be learning a song that uses a lot of different picking and strumming techniques. It will also go over different chord positions to make songs sound more full and rich. This will be a fun class for all levels!!

Workshop price is $30.00.

You MUST call to get your seat ahead of time. Replying via Facebook will not ensure you a seat. 858-414-4492

 

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Chrissy (AUS) - Strumming Techniques Workshop/Demonstration
Sep
15
5:00 PM17:00

Chrissy (AUS) - Strumming Techniques Workshop/Demonstration

All the way from Australia - come give her a warm San Diego Welcome - Chrissy!

Have you ever wanted to improve your strumming techniques? This workshop will give you the tools and tips to take your playing to the next level. Learn how to do percussive strumming, alternating note picking/strumming, and how to use a combination of strumming patterns to make your song arrangements sound more dynamic and professional. 

This workshop is aimed at the advanced beginner/intermediate player and focuses mainly on right hand techniques.

Workshop price is $30.00.

You MUST call to get your seat ahead of time. Replying via Facebook will not ensure you a seat. 858-414-4492

 

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Andrew Molina - Dynamics and Musical Awareness Workshop
Sep
7
6:30 PM18:30

Andrew Molina - Dynamics and Musical Awareness Workshop

Andrew started playing the ukulele when he was 13 years old and hasn't looked back. His love and passion of this unique instrument shows in his playing and song writing ability.

In this workshop Andrew will go over musical awareness while playing in a group or as a soloist. How to use dynamics to enhance your variety and add emotion to your playing and tips for those interested in performing.

Workshop cost is $30.00,

You MUST call to get your seat ahead of time. Replying via Facebook will not ensure you a seat. 858-414-4492

His first CD entitled "The Beginning" on which he composed eight of the 11 songs was a finalist in the "Ukulele Album of the Year" category at the 2014 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. 


One of the up and coming crop of talented young ukulele virtuosos, he is always trying to find a way to take the ukulele to another level. His music is a mix of pop, Hawaiian, rock, latin and a little bit of jazz. 

A full concert will happen September 6th! Don't miss it!

Call the store to reserve your spot today. Seating is limited. 858-414-4492

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Andrew and Jay Molina - Concert
Sep
6
6:30 PM18:30

Andrew and Jay Molina - Concert

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Join us for dinner and a concert at the San Diego Mission Bay Boat and Ski Club. The performance is free (tips appreciated) and dinner tickets are $10 per person. Dinner will be served from 5:00 - 6:30 with the show beginning at 6:30. The San Diego Mission Bay Boat and Ski Club is a private club but for this special performance, Hale Ukulele is sponsoring your attendance. 

Please call the store to reserve your spot and RSVP for a dinner ticket. Hale Ukulele 858-414-4492.

 

Andrew started playing the ukulele when he was 13 years old and hasn't looked back. His love and passion of this unique instrument shows in his playing and song writing ability.


His first CD entitled "The Beginning" on which he composed eight of the 11 songs was a finalist in the "Ukulele Album of the Year" category at the 2014 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. 

One of the up and coming crop of talented young ukulele virtuosos, he is always trying to find a way to take the ukulele to another level. His music is a mix of pop, Hawaiian, rock, latin and a little bit of jazz. 

Workshop happening September 7th at Hale Ukulele - Don't miss it!

Call the store to reserve your spot today. Seating is limited. 858-414-4492

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Beginner Uke Workshop
Aug
28
6:30 PM18:30

Beginner Uke Workshop

We'll cover basic chords and progressions, learn how to read chord charts and practice simple strum patterns. We'll discuss techniques on how to play while singing, and then jam out some fun tunes together. Class size limited. 

Workshop cost $30.

To sign up for workshop, please call the store at 858-414-4492
Posting on Facebook, Meetup or any other social media site that you are “going” does not reserve your spot. You MUST call the store and pre-pay. Missed or cancelled workshops will not be refunded unless a 48 hour notice is given.

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Beginner PLUS Uke Workshop 2 Day Session
Jun
29
6:30 PM18:30

Beginner PLUS Uke Workshop 2 Day Session

This two part Beginner Uke Plus workshop builds upon Sarah Jane's Intro/Beginning workshops, covering more chords and strumming techniques. Basic finger picking and tablature will be introduced. We'll explore these new skills by singing and jamming together! Class size limited. 

Workshop dates: Fridays 6/22 & 6/29

Workshop cost $60 for both days.

To sign up for workshop, please call the store at 858-414-4492
Posting on Facebook, Meetup or any other social media site that you are “going” does not reserve your spot. You MUST call the store and pre-pay. Missed or cancelled workshops will not be refunded unless a 48 hour notice is given.

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Beginner PLUS Uke Workshop 2 Day Session
Jun
22
6:30 PM18:30

Beginner PLUS Uke Workshop 2 Day Session

This two part Beginner Uke Plus workshop builds upon Sarah Jane's Intro/Beginning workshops, covering more chords and strumming techniques. Basic finger picking and tablature will be introduced. We'll explore these new skills by singing and jamming together! Class size limited. 

Workshop dates: Fridays 6/22 & 6/29

Workshop cost $60 for both days.

To sign up for workshop, please call the store at 858-414-4492
Posting on Facebook, Meetup or any other social media site that you are “going” does not reserve your spot. You MUST call the store and pre-pay. Missed or cancelled workshops will not be refunded unless a 48 hour notice is given.

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Beginner Uke Workshop
Jun
15
6:30 PM18:30

Beginner Uke Workshop

We'll cover basic chords and progressions, learn how to read chord charts and practice simple strum patterns. We'll discuss techniques on how to play while singing, and then jam out some fun tunes together. Class size limited. 

Workshop cost $30.

To sign up for workshop, please call the store at 858-414-4492
Posting on Facebook, Meetup or any other social media site that you are “going” does not reserve your spot. You MUST call the store and pre-pay. Missed or cancelled workshops will not be refunded unless a 48 hour notice is given.

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Uke Bass Workshop with Milo Fultz
Jun
10
6:30 PM18:30

Uke Bass Workshop with Milo Fultz

By popular request, Milo is back in town to do another Uke Bass workshop! In this class he will expand on the basics and get you playing some more exciting bass lines. This is perfect class for those that have taken intro Uke Bass workshops in the past.

Workshop cost $30.00

You MUST call to get your seat ahead of time. Replying via Facebook will not ensure you a seat
858-414-4492

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Steven Espaniola Workshop
Jun
8
6:30 PM18:30

Steven Espaniola Workshop

Hawaiian Strumming Workshop

Steven teaches the most commonly used strum patterns in traditional Hawaiian music. Students will learn methods in the "Old Style" by watching, emulating and using the rhythms learned in several Hawaiian songs via kani ka pila format. All levels welcome! 

Workshop cost $30.00

You MUST call to get your seat ahead of time. Replying via Facebook will not ensure you a seat
858-414-4492

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Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel DOUBLE Workshop
Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel DOUBLE Workshop

TICKETS ARE $50 for BOTH or $35 for ONE
PLEASE BOOK YOUR SPOT EARLY, YOU DON'T WANT TO GET TURNED AWAY! (858)-414-4492

CRAIG CHEE - 1:00 - 2:15PM
The Art of Jamming – Advanced Beginner-Intermediate
Part of the fun of playing 'ukulele is making music together as a group. Of course, after playing with a group regularly, you'll find that you want to do more to enhance your playing. Craig will take you through a variety of ways of maximizing your practice time during jam sessions. With learning basic jam etiquette, a touch of theory, and chord shapes and patterns, you'll be surprised how much more fun a Jam session can be!


SARAH MAISEL - 2:30 - 3:45PM
Arranging Unlikely Songs for a Group – Advanced Beginner - Intermediate

Many of us perform in ensembles and want to find ways of creating arrangements other than strumming. In this class, we will take an unlikely song (or two) and create arrangements for 3 'ukulele parts. By listening to the original tunes, we'll begin to create ideas to help enhance the song AND the group. To get the most out of this class, please know your basic chord shapes and be comfortable with barre chords. 

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Beginner Uke Workshop 2 Day Session
May
18
6:30 PM18:30

Beginner Uke Workshop 2 Day Session

This two-day beginner workshop will get you playing your ukulele in no time. We'll cover basic chords and progressions, learn how to read chord charts and practice simple strum patterns. We'll discuss techniques on how to play while singing, and then jam out some fun tunes together. Class size limited. 

Workshop dates: Fridays 5/11 & 5/18

Workshop cost $60 for both days.

To sign up for workshop, please call the store at 858-414-4492
Posting on Facebook, Meetup or any other social media site that you are “going” does not reserve your spot. You MUST call the store and pre-pay. Missed or cancelled workshops will not be refunded unless a 48 hour notice is given.

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Intro to Slack Key on the 'Ukulele
May
12
3:00 PM15:00

Intro to Slack Key on the 'Ukulele

Just in time for those lad back summer sessions.

Slack key is a uniquely Hawaiian music style. But most of it is played on the guitar! Ever want to play slack key on your ukulele? Come join UkeKurt for an introduction to slack key style for the ukulele. 

This class is well suited to beginner through intermediate players. It will be taught with a low G tuning but high G is welcome! Players should be able to transition smoothly through the C, F, D7, and G7 chords.

We will cover the bass drone, two finger pluck, the rolling pick, and just a bit of theory.

Workshop cost $30.00

You MUST call to get your seat ahead of time. Replying via Facebook will not ensure you a seat
858-414-4492

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Beginner Uke Workshop 2 Day Session
May
11
6:30 PM18:30

Beginner Uke Workshop 2 Day Session

This two-day beginner workshop will get you playing your ukulele in no time. We'll cover basic chords and progressions, learn how to read chord charts and practice simple strum patterns. We'll discuss techniques on how to play while singing, and then jam out some fun tunes together. Class size limited. 

Workshop dates: Fridays 5/11 & 5/18

Workshop cost $60 for both days.

To sign up for workshop, please call the store at 858-414-4492
Posting on Facebook, Meetup or any other social media site that you are “going” does not reserve your spot. You MUST call the store and pre-pay. Missed or cancelled workshops will not be refunded unless a 48 hour notice is given.

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Beginner Uke Workshop 2 Day Session
Apr
13
6:30 PM18:30

Beginner Uke Workshop 2 Day Session

This two-day beginner workshop will get you playing your ukulele in no time. We'll cover basic chords and progressions, learn how to read chord charts and practice simple strum patterns. We'll discuss techniques on how to play while singing, and then jam out some fun tunes together. Class size limited. 

Workshop dates: Fridays 4/6 & 4/13

Workshop cost $60 for both days.

To sign up for workshop, please call the store at 858-414-4492
Posting on Facebook, Meetup or any other social media site that you are “going” does not reserve your spot. You MUST call the store and pre-pay. Missed or cancelled workshops will not be refunded unless a 48 hour notice is given.

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Beginner Uke Workshop 2 Day Session
Apr
6
6:30 PM18:30

Beginner Uke Workshop 2 Day Session

This two-day beginner workshop will get you playing your ukulele in no time. We'll cover basic chords and progressions, learn how to read chord charts and practice simple strum patterns. We'll discuss techniques on how to play while singing, and then jam out some fun tunes together. Class size limited. 

Workshop dates: Fridays 4/6 & 4/13

Workshop cost $60 for both days.

To sign up for workshop, please call the store at 858-414-4492
Posting on Facebook, Meetup or any other social media site that you are “going” does not reserve your spot. You MUST call the store and pre-pay. Missed or cancelled workshops will not be refunded unless a 48 hour notice is given.

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DOUBLE Workshop with Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

DOUBLE Workshop with Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel

March 24 - Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel - 1:00 - 2:30PM, 3:30 -4:30PM


TICKETS ARE $50 for BOTH or $35 for ONE
PLEASE BOOK YOUR SPOT EARLY, YOU DON'T WANT TO GET TURNED AWAY! (858)-414-4492
 

SARAH MAISEL - 1:00 - 2:30PM
Easy Embellishments - Advanced Beginner - Intermediate
You know your basic chords and have been playing for a while now. Even though strumming is a ton of fun, wouldn't you like to make your uke jams more fun? This class will go over some great substitution chords, runs and walk downs, to get you adding more to songs you already know and love. We will also discuss how to make practice time more efficient and FUN.  High or Low G Uke is fine.


CRAIG CHEE - 3:00 - 4:30PM
Tips and Tricks - Advanced Beginner - Intermediate
Craig will take you through a varitey of tricks that the pros use. He'll get you mastering the dreaded barre chord, take you through some great alternative strum patterns, and of course STRETCHES! He will also guide you on finding your own 'ukulele voice- so you can truly play what you feel. High G is requested, but not required.


 

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Beginner Uke Workshop 2 Day Session
Mar
16
6:30 PM18:30

Beginner Uke Workshop 2 Day Session

This two-day beginner workshop will get you playing your ukulele in no time. We'll cover basic chords and progressions, learn how to read chord charts and practice simple strum patterns. We'll discuss techniques on how to play while singing, and then jam out some fun tunes together. Class size limited. 

Workshop dates: Fridays 3/9 & 3/16

Workshop cost $60 for both days.

To sign up for workshop, please call the store at 858-414-4492
Posting on Facebook, Meetup or any other social media site that you are “going” does not reserve your spot. You MUST call the store and pre-pay. Missed or cancelled workshops will not be refunded unless a 48 hour notice is given.

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Beginner Uke Workshop 2 Day Session
Mar
9
6:30 PM18:30

Beginner Uke Workshop 2 Day Session

This two-day beginner workshop will get you playing your ukulele in no time. We'll cover basic chords and progressions, learn how to read chord charts and practice simple strum patterns. We'll discuss techniques on how to play while singing, and then jam out some fun tunes together. Class size limited. 

Workshop dates: Fridays 3/9 & 3/16

Workshop cost $60 for both days.

To sign up for workshop, please call the store at 858-414-4492
Posting on Facebook, Meetup or any other social media site that you are “going” does not reserve your spot. You MUST call the store and pre-pay. Missed or cancelled workshops will not be refunded unless a 48 hour notice is given.

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DOUBLE Workshop with Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

DOUBLE Workshop with Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel

February 24 - Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel - 1:00 - 2:00PM, 2:30 -3:30PM


TICKETS ARE $50 for BOTH or $35 for ONE
PLEASE BOOK YOUR SPOT EARLY, YOU DON'T WANT TO GET TURNED AWAY! (858)-414-4492

CRAIG CHEE - 1:00 - 2:00PM
Craig's Ridiculously Non-Intimidating Intro to Music Theory on the 'Ukulele! – Beginner-Advanced
Craig will give you that jump start in learning about basic music theory and how it's applied on the 'ukulele. By the end of the class you'll know why chords are named the way they are, how to anticipate chord changes, utilize this new knowledge to start improvising and be able to play chord shapes all over the neck!


SARAH MAISEL - 2:30 - 3:30PM
Beginning Chord Melody – Intermediate

You can play melodies and you can play chords, but can you do them at the same time? YES you can- and Sarah will show you how easy it can be. This class is perfect for those that have been intimidated by Chord Melody and have always wanted to try it. 

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Beginner Uke Workshop 2 Day Session
Feb
16
6:30 PM18:30

Beginner Uke Workshop 2 Day Session

This two-day beginner workshop will get you playing your ukulele in no time. We'll cover basic chords and progressions, learn how to read chord charts and practice simple strum patterns. We'll discuss techniques on how to play while singing, and then jam out some fun tunes together. Class size limited. 

Workshop dates: Fridays 2/9 & 2/16

Workshop cost $60 for both days.

To sign up for workshop, please call the store at 858-414-4492
Posting on Facebook, Meetup or any other social media site that you are “going” does not reserve your spot. You MUST call the store and pre-pay. Missed or cancelled workshops will not be refunded unless a 48 hour notice is given.

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Beginner Uke Workshop 2 Day Session
Feb
9
6:30 PM18:30

Beginner Uke Workshop 2 Day Session

This two-day beginner workshop will get you playing your ukulele in no time. We'll cover basic chords and progressions, learn how to read chord charts and practice simple strum patterns. We'll discuss techniques on how to play while singing, and then jam out some fun tunes together. Class size limited. 

Workshop dates: Fridays 2/9 & 2/16

Workshop cost $60 for both days.

To sign up for workshop, please call the store at 858-414-4492
Posting on Facebook, Meetup or any other social media site that you are “going” does not reserve your spot. You MUST call the store and pre-pay. Missed or cancelled workshops will not be refunded unless a 48 hour notice is given.

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Ryo Montgomery Workshop/Demonstration
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

Ryo Montgomery Workshop/Demonstration

February 7 - Ryo Montgomery - 6:30pm  8:30pm 

TICKETS ARE $30, Even if you call Monday, LEAVE A MESSAGE and we will call you first thing on Tuesday! (858)-414-4492

Right Hand Flamenco and Classical Technique for 'Ukulele - Intermediate
Ryo Montgomery is known for his amazing Blues and Finger Style Playing. If you've ever wanted to learn more about adding bass lines and melodies to your playing, this is perfect for you. He will show you tricks used by guitarists like Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel. And, if time allows, he will show you some of his cool tricks with the Blues as well! 

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Daniel Ward & Heidi Swedberg Workshop/Demonstration
Jan
20
4:30 PM16:30

Daniel Ward & Heidi Swedberg Workshop/Demonstration

Meditations for Ukulele - Confident Beginner to Advanced $30

In this workshop, Daniel Ward will share a number of easy-to-learn, fun-to-play, short songs and warm-ups that you can “loop” over and over. It’s a great way to build even rhythm, tone, and chord changing chops while you float in a warm tub of beautiful, repeating patterns that make you a better player as you soak them in. You’ll come away with productive tools to practice with whenever you pick up your uke and become a much more expressive player in the process. If you’re a beginner, these are great tools to start out with.  If you’re more advanced, it’s a great way to break out of whatever rut you may have fallen in to.  

Daniel has been featured multiple times in 'Ukulele Magazine. To check out one of his amazing articles (plus a video lesson)

After the workshop, there will be a Demonstration of what you've learned with Daniel AND Heidi Swedberg. 

To sign up for workshop, please call the store at 858-414-4492 - $30

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Beginner Uke Workshop 2 day session
Jan
19
6:30 PM18:30

Beginner Uke Workshop 2 day session

This two-day beginner workshop will get you playing your ukulele in no time. We'll cover basic chords and progressions, learn how to read chord charts and practice simple strum patterns. We'll discuss techniques on how to play while singing, and then jam out some fun tunes together. Class size limited. 

Workshop dates: Fridays 1/12 & 1/19

Workshop cost $60 for both days.

To sign up for workshop, please call the store at 858-414-4492
Posting on Facebook, Meetup or any other social media site that you are “going” does not reserve your spot. You MUST call the store and pre-pay. Missed or cancelled workshops will not be refunded unless a 48 hour notice is given.

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Beginner Uke Workshop 2 day session
Jan
12
6:30 PM18:30

Beginner Uke Workshop 2 day session

This two-day beginner workshop will get you playing your ukulele in no time. We'll cover basic chords and progressions, learn how to read chord charts and practice simple strum patterns. We'll discuss techniques on how to play while singing, and then jam out some fun tunes together. Class size limited. 

Workshop dates: Fridays 1/12 & 1/19

Workshop cost $60 for both days.

To sign up for workshop, please call the store at 858-414-4492
Posting on Facebook, Meetup or any other social media site that you are “going” does not reserve your spot. You MUST call the store and pre-pay. Missed or cancelled workshops will not be refunded unless a 48 hour notice is given.

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Herb Ohta Jr. Workshop/Demonstration
Dec
9
5:00 PM17:00

Herb Ohta Jr. Workshop/Demonstration

MAKE SURE TO CALL THE STORE TO PURCHASE TICKETS - 858-414-4492

Come spend an evening with Na Hoku Award winning and international Ukulele master Herb Ohta Jr.. Learn ukulele techniques and meles and then relax, sit back and enjoy a demonstration afterward. We are so excited to have Herb joining us for the very first time. Please come out and give him a proper San Diego welcome!

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DOUBLE Workshop with Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel
Nov
18
1:00 PM13:00

DOUBLE Workshop with Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel

By Special request, we are happy to announce a DOUBLE Workshop in November! 

ONE Workshop: $35 OR BOTH Workshops for $50

Jazz Blues - Intermediate - 1:00-2:30PM - Sarah Maisel


Already know your 12 bar blues and want to kick your learning up a notch? Well- this class is meant for you. Get your fingers (and mind) ready for a work out. We will over 'Jazz Blues' Progressions and WHY they are used. If you attended Sarah's "Intro to Jazz Class", you'll enjoy learning more about popular Jazz Progressions and how to utilize them. If we have time, we will also cover the minor Pentatonic Scale. It should be a lot of fun and a great way to expand your repertoire. The focus will be in the Key of C.
 

Song Arranging, Christmas Edition - Intermediate - 3:00-4:30 - Craig Chee 

As the Holidays are closing in, why not get started on your Holiday song! While you learn his arrangement, you'll also be taught a variety of techniques that you can use for working on your own tunes! He will take you through Chord Melody, Hammer Ons, Pull Offs, Picking Patterns, and much much more. You don't want to miss the fun, so sign up today! 

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Uke For You - Beginner Uke Workshop 2 day session
Nov
3
6:30 PM18:30

Uke For You - Beginner Uke Workshop 2 day session

This two-day beginner workshop will get you playing your ukulele in no time. We'll cover basic chords and progressions, learn how to read chord charts and practice simple strum patterns. We'll discuss techniques on how to play while singing, and then jam out some fun tunes together. Class size limited. 

Workshop dates: Fridays 11/3 & 11/10 6:30-8:00pm

Workshop cost $60 for both days.

To sign up for workshop, please call the store at 858-414-4492
Posting on Facebook, Meetup or any other social media site that you are “going” does not reserve your spot. You MUST call the store and pre-pay. Missed or cancelled workshops will not be refunded unless a 48 hour notice is given.

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Uke Kurt Workshop
Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

Uke Kurt Workshop

 

Uke Kurt sings and plays Hapa Haole favorites all over San Diego County.

MORE Classic Hapa Haole Sound Workshop: Confident Beginner


In this course, you will gain additional style elements that make up the Hapa Haole sound you know and love.

Course content: 
Review of the all important vamp and a broadening of expressive elements that can be applied to any island style song. 

Strumming techniques and an introduction to chord melody as it relates to the style. While it is not required, you should be able to transition smoothly between chords.

Demo to follow the class.

Bring your own uke. Class materials provided.
Workshop cost $30.00

You MUST call to get your seat ahead of time. Replying via Facebook will not ensure you a seat
858-414-4492

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