Sessions

Title Description Instructor Level
Absolute Beginners: Fresh Out of the Box

Got a ukulele? Let’s go! Beginners will learn playing position, thumb and pointer finger strumming, and 4 chords in the Key of C. We’ll play through a number of songs, culminating in a 3-4 chord masterpiece that will have you humming all day long.

Amber Rozel Novice, Beginner
Advanced Chord Melody

If you have already been fooling with Chord Melody, but want to be pushed farther, this is the perfect class for you. Our focus will be on different chord voicings, and how to accomplish the right feel for your song- going beyond your basic Major, minor, and Dominant chords.

Sarah Maisel Intermediate, Advanced
Art of Performing

Craig goes over the little things from being prepared with everything you need for a gig, how to engage your audience, exercises to fight your stage fright, and many more….

Craig Chee All Levels
Beginning Chord Melody 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. Sarah Maisel Advanced Beginner, Intermediate
Blues and Oldtime Ukulele This is another intermediate course (though slightly more approachable) that requires the participants to be comfortable with basic techniques. In this we go over clawhammer style, as well as three strumming patterns typical to the blues. Christopher Davis-Shannon Advanced Beginner, Intermediate
Everyday Music Theory

Are you curious about music theory and how to use it to improve your musicianship? This workshop will show you how to practically apply it to your every day music making.

Aaron Keim Intermediate, Advanced
Fingerstyle Etudes

Etudes are short instrumental pieces that are designed to teach you a technique or musical concept.  These fun musical vignettes are intended to expand your finger style technique and melodic vocabulary.

Knowledge of tablature is required.

Aaron Keim Intermediate, Advanced
Fingerstyle from Scratch

Ready to start finger picking but don't know where to start? Let Aaron guide you as you expand beyond strumming and have fun picking your uke!

Aaron Keim Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate
Group Play

You’ve been playing the ‘ukulele for a while now. You go to your uke jam every week or so and all of you play the same some every week… It’s time to spice up those songs and get your group sounding better than ever!

Craig Chee Advanced Beginner, Intermediate
Hand Strengthening

As an Ukulele Player who has arthritis, I understand that it can be difficult to play. Join me as I show you ways to improve hand strength and flexibility. We will go over exercises with the ukulele and ALSO cover stretches and other techniques you can do while you are AWAY from your ukulele.

Sarah Maisel All Levels
Hawaiian Songs

Some ukulele players shy away from songs in Hawaiian, and miss out on some amazing songs.  This workshop will teach the basic Hawaiian pronunciation, and attendees will learn a variety of traditional Hawaiian songs, both in English and Hawaiian.

Hollie Mendenhall All Levels
Jazz Ukulele for Everyone

This is a crash course for beginners even if they feel jazz is out of their reach. I go over basic strumming patterns, common chords(almost entirely open position for this), and we learn three simple tunes together (five foot two, bye bye blackbird, and paper moon)

Christopher Davis-Shannon Advanced Beginner, Intermediate
Making the Most of High G

In this workshop, we will cover the basics of the Campanella playing style and making the most of a high G for playing melodies and arrangements.

Abe Deshotel Intermediate, Advanced
Proper Care and Feeding of Your Ukulele

Hey! What exactly is a set-up, anyway? Why does my ukulele buzz? How do I fix it? What does my ukulele want from me? Mim will be breaking down the mysterious “set-up” everyone talks about!

Mim All Levels
Ragtime & Swing Ukulele This is an intermediate course, and requires participants to be familiar with basic quarter and eighth note strums, as well as comfortable with fully closed chord voicings. Christopher Davis-Shannon Intermediate, Advanced
Singing and Strumming This class for beginners covers strategies to conquer the mountain of singing and strumming at the same time. We’ll use familiar popular and folk songs to get you up and running by the end of class. Amber Rozel Novice, Beginner
Songs From The Grand Old Opry

Bluegrass, country, folk and blues straight from the Opry stage! We will learn a few songs as well as the history and culture of the artists who sang them. Throw in a little picking while we are at it for a well rounded class.

Aaron Keim All Levels
The Percussive Side of ‘Ukulele

High G tuning recommended

Craig Chee All Levels
Ukulele Jumpstart!

This class is for anyone in the first 2 years of their ukulele journey. We will explore the fundamentals you need to jump start your playing as you get started with the ukulele. Understanding tablature, strumming, melodies, picking, music theory, singing and more!

Nicole Keim Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate
Title Description Instructor Level
Got UAS? Ukulele Buying Tips

UAS (Ukulele Acquisition Syndrome) is a serious thing. We can help! Based on her well-reviewed Ukulele Underground Podcast, Mim will lead the class in a discussion of what to look for when buying a new ukulele.

Mim All Levels
Hooray, You Learned A Song! Now What?

What do musicians do after they have learned a song?  They arrange it! This workshop will go over simple tricks to turn a song into a performance-ready masterpiece.  Topics will include introductions, interludes (transitions between song sections), instrumental breaks, and codas/outro endings.

Hollie Mendenhall Intermediate, Advanced
Intros and Endings Want to spice up your performances? Learn how to create a great intros and tags using chords, lyrics, and melody playing. We’ll run through the mechanics of creating the basic format as well as using a few of the classic blues turnarounds. Amber Rozel Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate
Reading Sheet Music

This is a workshop for anyone wanting to start reading music. I cover the basics of sheet music and the most important things you need to know to start playing any song by note.

Abe Deshotel Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Transcribing to Make Great Arrangements

This workshop is for anyone wanting to gain skills to be able to arrange any song for their voice and uke. We cover basics of capo usage, but focus primarily on considerations for arranging music: vocal range, key, scales, fingerings, etc.

Abe Deshotel Intermediate, Advanced
Transposing for ​YOU! Ever have trouble singing a song because it is too high or too low? Don’t skip it! Learn how to find your singing range and how to move your tune to a key that is comfortable for your range. We’ll go about with and without a capo. Amber Rozel Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Title Description Instructor Level
Set Your Voice Free

Students in this class will explore different aspects of singing using a variety of folk songs. We'll briefly discuss proper vocal production, vocal health, breath support and technique, but mostly we'll just sing! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us.

Nicole Keim All Levels
Title Description Instructor Level
Uke Bass Bass-ics

Milo will teach the basics of the bass, including sample bass lines, basic technique, and the notes of the fingerboard, so that you can start playing with a group as soon as possible!

Milo Fultz All Levels
Title Description Instructor Level
Uke Bass Bass-ics (Repeat)

Milo will teach the basics of the bass, including sample bass lines, basic technique, and the notes of the fingerboard, so that you can start playing with a group as soon as possible!

Milo Fultz All Levels