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This is a group for anyone who would like to get together for music classes for learning the ukulele and for jams to get together and play. All levels are welcome.

We have classes that include instruction for beginners who've never played an instrument before, to more advanced lessons and more challenging songs. We also have monthly jams where we play whatever songs folks want to play, and also go on outings to perform for seniors and at other public performances.

Many of us are associated with the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists (BFUU) and you're invited to come sing and play along at our Sunday services when we often include a ukulele number, or to come to other BFUU music events such as dances and acoustic jams where uke playing is welcome. But you don't have to-- you can participate in any of the church events or none and just come for the fellowship and fun of jamming and learning uke! UU is a non-creedal religion that welcomes all religions and agnostics and atheists are also welcome.

The ukulele is such a fantastic instrument for learning music and for getting people together. Join the ukulele revolution!

Upcoming events (5+)

Third Friday Ukulele Jam!

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists

Come join in on the Third Friday Ukulele Jam! Bring your ukulele, music stand, and be ready to sing and play! We sit around and play and sing a bunch of songs-- whatever we feel like. It's helpful to bring the "Rise Up Singing" and "Rise Again" songbooks if you have them as we often sing out of these books. A few minutes of basic instruction is provided if we have newbies, so don't be shy, and loaner ukes are available. Come to our weekly Monday classes for slower practicing and learning. Folks are also welcome to come and join in on the singing and don't have to play an instrument. $5-20 suggested donation; bring a snack to share if you like; no one turned away for lack of funds. We'll be in the "Fireside Room" on the second floor. Go through the wooden gate on 1606 Bonita, and up the stairs on the left, and follow the sounds of ukulele strumming. NOTE: The building for the Uke Jam is on 1606 Bonita, BEHIND the big Fellowship Hall that's on the corner of Cedar and Bonita.

April 2019 Berkeley Ukulele Happening Classes!

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists

$20.00

Learn to play the ukulele! Always wanted to play an instrument and sing? The ukulele is beginner friendly, portable, and cute! Music is good for your brain and soul. Come join in on our Berkeley Ukulele Happening Classes! Berkeley Ukulele Happening Classes! Mondays, starting 4/8/2019 Note: No class on 4/1 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, and 4/29 You can also drop-in to our March classes happening now 6:30-8pm BFUU (Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists) 1st Floor Preschool Room, 1606 Bonita Ave., Berkeley CA Beginner ukulele classes in Berkeley! All ages are welcome. Adults and kids alike can easily learn to play this friendly, portable instrument. We encourage kids and parents to play music together. Kids under 9 are requested to learn with a parent. Learn songs and practice the chords slowly. Plus, separate instruction for newcomers! $60/all four classes; $20/class drop-in For more information, contact [masked] Tickets for all four classes: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/april-2019-berkeley-ukulele-happening-classes-tickets-58814432551 Please bring a music stand, ukulele, and the "Rise Up/Rise Again" songbooks if you have them. We have some loaner instruments and books you can use in class to get you started.

April 2019 Berkeley Ukulele Happening Classes!

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists

$20.00

Learn to play the ukulele! Always wanted to play an instrument and sing? The ukulele is beginner friendly, portable, and cute! Music is good for your brain and soul. Come join in on our Berkeley Ukulele Happening Classes! Berkeley Ukulele Happening Classes! Mondays, starting 4/8/2019 Note: No class on 4/1 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, and 4/29 You can also drop-in to our March classes happening now 6:30-8pm BFUU (Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists) 1st Floor Preschool Room, 1606 Bonita Ave., Berkeley CA Beginner ukulele classes in Berkeley! All ages are welcome. Adults and kids alike can easily learn to play this friendly, portable instrument. We encourage kids and parents to play music together. Kids under 9 are requested to learn with a parent. Learn songs and practice the chords slowly. Plus, separate instruction for newcomers! $60/all four classes; $20/class drop-in For more information, contact [masked] Tickets for all four classes: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/april-2019-berkeley-ukulele-happening-classes-tickets-58814432551 Please bring a music stand, ukulele, and the "Rise Up/Rise Again" songbooks if you have them. We have some loaner instruments and books you can use in class to get you started.

Ukulele Players Are Welcome! "Hardly, Strictly Acoustic Music Jam"

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, Fellowship Hall

We sit in a circle and take turns leading songs, many out of the “Rise Up” songbooks, and jam along on instruments. Ukuleles are welcome as well as other acoustic instruments. A piano is available. Poetry and dance are also welcome. Hope you can join in on the fellowship and fun! Hardly, Strictly Acoustic Music Jam Second Fridays 7 pm – 9 pm Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists (BFUU) Fellowship Hall 1924 Cedar Street Bring a snack to share if you like. Suggested donation: $5-20; No one turned away for lack of funds.

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April 2019 Berkeley Ukulele Happening Classes!

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists

$20.00

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