Ukulele beginners

Course Dates: 25/04/22 - 27/06/22
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Keeley Street
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Come and learn the chords, strumming techniques and tuning that will enable you to play the ukulele. Learn whole songs by the end of the course. Enjoy playing, and singing, together in the class.
Break weeks: 2nd May 2022 & 30th May 2022.
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Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £88.00

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Course Code: ME153

Started Mon, eve, 25 Apr - 27 Jun '22

Duration: 8 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Learn the essentials of playing the ukulele in a group lesson. Learn about the use and history of the instrument.

What will we cover?

Learn playing technique including how to strum through chord sequencess. Soon you will be able to sing songs and accompany other uke students, or friends.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Play simple chords
- Learn basic strumming patterns
- Learn about tuning
- learn to play popular songs.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is ideal for beginners to the ukulele.
You will need to follow written and verbal instructions in English and engage in class discussions.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Students will learn songs and techniques together in a group.
The tutor will give feedback and practical demonstrations of the technique taught in each session.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need to have a ukulele!

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You can progress to Ukulele: improvers next term.

Jake Rodrigues

Jake is a multi-instrumentalist whose work for several years has had a strong leaning towards the community and social aspects of music. His songwriting and performing builds bridges between ages and demographics, and his styles of presentation and performance attempt the same. Jake runs Froggy's Famous Fan Club (for pre-schoolers), The Cream of Tartar Show (a cabaret performance/workshop) and is his own One Man Band. He plays ukulele, harmonica, accordion, banjo, guitar, piano and percussion, sings, and writes many, many songs. innovation and re-invention have been the inspiration since the covid curse, and Jake has been exploring his unique musical take with live online shows and a collection of original songs. At City Lit Jake teaches ukulele and harmonica.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.