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Ukulele classes and private lessons are scheduled with the instructor before registering online. Please email her and include your child's age, musical experience and times available.
7 years to adult (age 6 by instructor approval)
Our ukulele program is the only comprehensive theory based ukulele program in the North Bay. We use the "Ukulele in the Classroom" Method which has 3 curricula levels of music lessons. Students learn to play music ranging from classical to folk to world music. Note reading and music theory are woven into each lesson, teaching skills that apply to all musical instruments. Skills learned on the ukulele are easily transferable to the guitar or other fretted string instruments.
The ukulele is a contagious "singalong" instrument. Our students learn to sing and perform for family and friends. Our goal as music educators is to make it the most natural thing in the world to sit down and play for and with others. We have special events such as a kid's jam night and a recital at the end of the school year.
One unique thing about the Ukulele in the Classroom Method are the 2 and three part arrangements, some instrumental and some including vocals. Students learn to play melody, harmony and rhythm parts for a song. The accompanying CD has beautiful arrangements of the course repertoire. We have many student videos on our Youtube channel that highlight the curricula, solo playing, and group ukulele.
Ukulele Class & Lesson Information
Group classes have 3-4 students & are 55 minutes. Semi-private lessons have 2 & are 40 minutes. Private lessons are 30 minutes. Private students may begin at any time, fees will be prorated.
Fees will be adjusted if class size changes. All fees are for tuition & incidentals. There is an additional materials fee at registration for new students & continuing students will be billed when new materials are needed.
Continuing students have priority registration until July 24, New students are placed in available spots on a first come basis. Our group classes for beginners:
Beginning Ukulele for 7-9 years old, no music experience necessary.
Wed. 3:30-4:25pm. 14 weekly lessons, Sept. 4 - Dec. 11
Beginning Ukulele, Kindermusik graduates/students already reading notation, Thurs. 4:45-5:40pm. 14 weekly lessons, Sept. 5 - Dec. 12
Tuition for the 14 week class is $313. Materials fee is $30 for new students. We only allow up to 4 students per class so spots fill up quickly. Please contact the instructor Fran Oglesby to discuss your child's readiness for the class and you will receive registration information upon placement.