All age ukUlele classes
The Matthews Community Center
Beginner Ukulele Family Class - ages 5 to 12 with an adult family member
Learn the ukulele fast with fun
Quickly learn to play songs!
Fun and interactive lessons for all ages!
No prior music experience needed!
Learning the ukulele is an easy and fun way for families to share and make music together. Kathy and Justin from The Music Makers will teach participants how to tune, strum, and play commonly used chords on this fun, little instrument.
The ukulele has become popular recently as it is being used in today's popular music. It's easy to learn so even those with no prior music experience can be successful. Participants will be playing songs right away, giving them confidence in their music-making abilities.
Some practice outside of class will be necessary. One ukulele per family member will need to be purchased for this class. One tuner per family is fine or the free Kala Ukulele app for your phone can be used.Please see the ukulele info below.
An adult must also sign up to take this class. Siblings who want to sign up together without an adult must take one of the classes offered for children only.
Beginner Ukulele 1 - offered to ages 8 to 12 and teens and adults
Justin or Kathy from The Music Makers will teach participants how to tune, strum, and play basic chords on this fun, little instrument. The ukulele has become popular recently as it is being used in today’s popular music. It’s easy to learn so even those with no prior music experience can be successful. Participants will be playing songs right away giving them confidence in their music making abilities. Some practice outside of the class will be necessary.
Beginner Ukulele 2 - Teens and Adults
The Beginner Ukulele 2 class is for those who have completed Beginner Ukulele 1 or who already know how to use basic chords fluently in songs. Students will learn strum patterns and the basics of finger picking. They will learn how to read tabs and play a few simple riffs on the ukulele. Working on the same orchestrated songs each week will provide repetition and confidence in playing. We will also teach how to transpose songs and use a capo.
Introduction To Ukulele - Ages 5 to 7 years
These classes are designed to give young children a fun and positive first experience with a musical instrument. Students will learn how to hold and strum the ukulele and some basic technique. They will learn five chords and twelve songs.
We will also incorporate percussion instruments and singing activities to provide group music-making experiences. They will not have to learn to tune the ukulele, we will do that for them in each class. Purchasing a tuner is optional but recommended if a parent would like to learn how to tune the ukulele. Children will receive songs to play along with at home. Students will not be ready to take the Beginner Classes until they are 8 years old. An approved ukulele will need to be purchased for this class. Please see the ukulele info below.
The ukuleles and tuners that are approved for our programs, can be purchased at Sardis Marketplace located at 2328 Crown Centre Dr, Charlotte, NC 28227.
Picking out your ukulele at this shop is sure to be a fun experience. It's an eclectic, multi-vendor shop full of one of a kind treasures.
- After you register for your class, we will send you a 10% off coupon for your ukulele. - Please let us know before purchasing a ukulele somewhere else so we can let you know if it will work for the class. We don't recommend the inexpensive off-brand ukuleles sold on Amazon. A ukulele must be of good enough quality to stay in tune during the class.
- Ukuleles come in a variety of colors, sizes and price ranges.
- Any of the ukuleles at Sardis Marketplace are great for the class so just pick the one you like!
The smaller soprano size is most popular but the larger concert size is fine for older children and adults.
- The smaller soprano size is recommended for ages 5 to 7 and tuners are optional for this age group.
- If you have questions about ukuleles call Kathy at 704-231-5456.
Location: The Matthews Community Center
Teen & Adult Beginner Ukulele 1
Day & Time: Monday evenings 7:00 to 7:45
Address: 100 E. McDowell St., Matthews 28105 (Get Directions)
Spring Session Dates: March 20 - June 5 (no classes April 3 & May 29)
Price includes: 10-week session of classes, printed teaching materials, recordings of practice songs (ukulele information is in the above section)
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