5 & 6 Session Ukulele Workshops

2023 Workshops - Block 1

Block 2 sessions TBA early March


Email Len McCarthy len@musicatgreengables.com with questions or to register

Want to learn more advanced techniques?

Check out the Digging Deeper Workshop.

Confident Beginners Workshop (CBW)

(age 16+)

2023 Winter Schedule

5 Sessions Wednesdays 8-9pm EST

NOTE: Sessions 1 & 2 CBW only

Sessions 3-5 combined with DDW (Digging Deeper Workshop) participants

In-person & Zoom hybrid

NB: In-person participants must wear masks

Block 1: Feb 1, Feb 15,

Combined w/Digging Deeper Workshop [DDW]:

Mar 1, 8, 22

For adults with basic ukulele experience who want to add nuances to their style in a small group setting

BLOCK 1 Songs:

1) Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Takin' Care of Business [CBW only]

2) Linda Ronstadt/Buddy Holly - It's So Easy + DDW participants

3) Tina Turner - The Best + DDW participants

Click here to view excerpts from Instructional Videos

INSTRUCTION:

- Instructional YouTube videos (2-4 per song)

- In-Person Workshop + Zoom option

- Workshops recorded on Zoom

- Exercise PDFs used in Zoom sessions

(Special advice/tips will be shared with any teachers, music therapists or community musicians taking the workshop.)

WORKSHOP COST: $70 (inc. HST); $125 (total) for more than one participant per household

includes all materials presented in sessions + study videos & recordings of Zoom sessions

Email Len McCarthy with questions or to enroll:

Len@musicatgreengables.com

Subject: Confident Beginners Uke Workshop

Ukulele Basics Workshop (UBW)

(age 16+)

2023 Winter Schedule

6 Sessions Mondays

8-9pm EST

In-person & Zoom hybrid

NB: In-person participants must wear masks

January 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 27, Mar 6

Learn to play the uke from scratch, or to review basics in a small group setting (6-8 people).

No prior experience required.

Learn simple popular & folk songs in a variety of styles (see songs below).

Special emphasis is placed upon creating characteristic grooves and strumming patterns.

INSTRUCTION:

- Instructional YouTube videos (2-4 per song)

- In-Person Workshop + Zoom option

- Workshops recorded on Zoom

- Exercise PDFs used in Zoom sessions

Sample Songs (up to 8 Chords by end of workshop):

Feelin’ Groovy, Four Strong Winds, The Gambler, Happy Birthday, He’s Got The Whole World In His Hand, Jamaica Farewell, Jambalaya, Leaving On A Jet Plane, My Bonnie, This Little Light of Mine, Three Little Birds, What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor, You Are My Sunshine

Plus additional M@GG Jam Repertoire

G G6 Am7 Am D7 C F C7

(Special advice & tips will be shared with any teachers, music therapists or community musicians taking the workshop.)

WORKSHOP COST: $80 (inc. HST); $145 (total) for more than one participant per household

includes all materials presented in sessions + study videos & recordings of Zoom sessions

Email Len McCarthy with questions or to enroll:

Len@musicatgreengables.com

Subject: Ukulele Basics Workshop