In this multi-day class, we will begin by learning correct terms (frets, chords, strumming, tuning, etc), identifying the different parts of our instruments, and tuning our instruments. Then we will move on to learning a few basic chords, building in difficulty and intensity as we progress our learning during the entire course. Students will be taught how to strum in different rhythms to match each song tempo (example: down, down, up, down, up…). They will also be playing simple songs from the very first lesson- building in skill level as they acquire more knowledge and chord change fluidity. It is my goal to make the learning process fun, and encourage students to sing and participate by allowing each member to take turns strumming/playing their instrument at appropriate times during the lesson. Music is supposed to be enjoyable, and learning is easier when students are having a blast. I look forward to singing and sharing some tunes with you soon!
**NOTE: Please ensure that the student comes to each class (except perhaps the first lesson) with their instrument tuned. It is imperative that the student has a freshly tuned instrument before practicing or attending a lesson in order to ensure maximum instructional effectiveness and new skill retention.**
Here’s the schedule of events:
Week 1: Parts of the Ukulele Instrument, How to Read Chord Tabs, Intro to the 4 Basic Chords (C,G,Am,F), First Songs
Week 2: Beginner Music with Nature Theme, Easy Strumming Techniques, New Chords (G7, D)
Week 3: New Music with a Disney Theme, Intro to Strumming Rhythms, New Chords (Em, D7, E7, Dm)
Week 4: Improve Strumming Skills with Pop Music Theme [PG or G rated], New Chords (Am7, Bb)
Week 5: Showstopper Challenge to Showcase Cumulative Learning and Skill Retention
Contact me here to schedule a date/time for the class, or click on my teaching website to view my available course times on that platform and book a lesson there.
Thanks for your interest and happy strumming!