Feel a little stuck inside the ukulele box? Want to bring some unique flair to your performance? Want to know how performers get their confidence? Mim has had the opportunity to perform with unique artists from around the world. Coming from outside the "ukulele world" they often bring unique insights on what it takes to be a performer, how to hone your craft, how to interact with crowds, and how to think outside the box! 

Using games, discussion, and a fun power point we will talk about what you can learn from unlikely sources! From award-winning clowns, vaudeville, Branson Strip Performers, UK buskers, Comedians, to Bubbologists... Mim will share their best advice, tips, and tricks! All levels of skill and experience are welcome! Mim loves to teach supportive and inclusive workshops that will hopefully help you realize that you too can perform, whether it be for Open Mics, festivals, or in out-of-the-box venues! 

This workshop will be similar to the From Seat to Stage Workshop, but with all new inspirations! So come ready to set some goals and hopefully leave with some new ideas!

Skill Levels

  • Novice: A student who perhaps has never picked up a ukulele before.
  • Beginner: A student at this level is brand-new to the ukulele. He/she has perhaps learned one to three chords but stops in-between chord changes to move the fingers to the next location.
  • Advanced/Confident Beginner: A student at this level knows a handful of chords and can move from one chord to another without pausing. Student may have trouble with, say, the B-flat chord shape. Student has learned a strum or two and/or a finger pattern for picking.
  • Intermediate: A student can hold a steady rhythm and is competent with a variety of basic chords. Understands simple chord progressions, can sing and strum at the same time, and learns chords to simple tunes fairly quickly.
  • Advanced: A student at this level can hear I, IV, and V chords, has mastered some chord inversions, knows there is life above the fifth fret, and has been there with barre or 4-fingered closed chords. Plays lead and backup easily with others and keeps steady rhythm.
Sat, 4/27 09:30 AM
Ballroom C
Session Type
All Levels
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