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You Can Uke: Beginning Ukelele

Have you always wanted to play the ukulele? Well how about learning to play four songs in four weeks? This beginner's course will introduce you to the ukulele and get you started playing. Although regarded as a uniquely Hawaiian instrument, the ukelele is probably an adaptation of a Portuguese instrument called the machete de braga, or simply...machete. And what does the name ukelele mean? Jumping Flea. Everyone should know how to play an instrument called the Jumping Flea! Learn the chords for many of the songs that you already know...and at least four folk songs to play with friends and family. Participants are advised to arrive at least ten minutes early to get tuned and comfortable before class. If you don't already own a ukelele, the good news is that they are very can order one online, or visit Woodsongs in Boulder to purchase yours, starting at $45.

Instructor Ann Harding is a Boulder based singer/songwriter/storyteller with a love for traditional and folk music. She uses music for expression and entertainment with children and adults through singing and playing a variety of instruments--but most often with the ukulele, guitar, miniature piano and vocal looper. She has worked extensively with children and families as a Kindermusik instructor, and as a guitar and ukulele teacher. Her favorite saying to musicians of all levels and styles is "If you have a voice you can sing; if you have feet you can dance."

No experience necessary. Handouts and links to recordings included. For participants ages 12 and older, minimum of 4 participants, maximum of 6.

4 consecutive Tuesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, from 7-8pm Cost: $80 for 4 weeks

Please Note: We thank you for your RSVP on Meetup, however we will not be able to save your spot in this workshop unless you complete your registration by visiting: or calling[masked]-4406. Thank you for your understanding!

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