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UKULELE INTRODUCTION -- On Zoom!

Photo courtesy of Zoom class participants

Have you been itching to dive into the ukulele community, but aren’t too sure how to start?

Is there a ukulele sitting in a corner of your house gathering dust?

Now is the perfect time to pick it up – a small group lesson will be happening every Saturday morning on Zoom – imagine learning this great little instrument from the comfort of your own home!!

Normally we offer this class in-person, but with current circumstances we will have to modify somewhat to be able to offer this.

This is only for beginner ukulele players…we will be starting at the very beginning, no musical experience necessary!

You will be learning the basics and be able to practice with yourself and others during the week. Online resources will be sent out every week, and starting in the first week we will have a mid-week Zoom meeting one-on-one with the instructor so that you can ask any questions that may have come up or if you need some clarification or a bit of coaching!

Some of the basics include, learning the parts of the ukulele, how to tune your instrument, 4 chords, simple strumming, reading tab and a little bit of music theory... We will be playing and singing “together” but you will only be able to hear the instructor and play with them…

Once you have completed your intro, you will be ready to join the bigger Zoom group that currently meets every Saturday…and in no time playing and singing along with the Open Mic.

If you want to see what the group is up to, register for the next Open Mic (1st Thursday of every month 7 – 9 pm), next one is July 2nd, click on this link for more information and to register:

https://calgarylifelonglearners.ca/Singalong-with-the-Uke-Jam

What do you need:

Ukulele – tuned to GCEA (Please do not leave this step until the last minute as we will be needing it starting class #1.)

Available for rent at Long & McQuade ($8 – $15/month)

Available free with a library card from the Calgary Public Library – these are very popular, so you will probably have to reserve your instrument.

Check with friends and family – often ukuleles are found in the strangest places! Borrow one for a month!

Tuner - available to buy, or you can download a free tuner onto your smart phone.

Need to be able to connect with the group on Zoom – a link will be sent out prior to the class starting. Both Audio and Visual will be required. (a camera of some sort), most computers, iPad and smart phones have something like this built in.

Must register and be able to come to each class.

  
 When: Saturdays
 Time: 9:30- 10:30 AM
 Dates: August 8, 15, 22, 29
 Where: Online with Zoom
 Min/Max: 4/8
 Facilitator/Instructor: Louise Dormaar

Louise Dormaar has been teaching ukulele for a number of years, mostly through CALL and other non-profit groups.
She is the former director of the Calgary Ukulele Festival (2018 & 2019).

*To participate in most programs, you must be a member.  Exceptions are listed as Open to the Public


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