Past Meetup

Ukulele Crash Course for COMPLETE Beginners in Historic Lower Mills

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Historic Walter Baker Chocolate Factory Artist Lofts

1231 Adams Street Common Room · Boston, ma

How to find us

Free street parking (Eliot St.) or on the lots of Star Market (away from their entrance) and CVS near library.

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• What we'll do

The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. This is the first step for your ukulele journey.

Learn how to hold your ukulele, tune it, create a good tone, do the two basic strums, finger the basic chords, and play your first song or two.

To reap the benefits of this workshop, it's advised that you attend other workshops after this, rather than treat this as a one-off. The next STRUM workshop is 9th December 1:30 pm and the beginner workshops that take place before the regular weekly jam sessions (Wed. 12th Dec at 5:30 pm).

The session will be video recorded for playback for private viewing by participants only. Handouts will be emailed to participants after the workshop to ensure full eye contact and focus on technique and exercises during the workshop.

This is a unique opportunity to play music in what was the oldest chocolate factory in America. The Common Room (right-hand side from front entrance) currently holds a temporary exhibit from the recent annual Holiday Stroll.

To register, please RSVP and ensure you can receive MESSAGE to get information about the method of advance payment. If you do not receive a message within 24 hours of your RSVP, this means your MESSAGE facility was not enabled.

There are two options:

Ukulele provided for the session: $30 per person by VENMO or $35 by PAYPAL.

Bring your own UKULELE: $20 per person by VENMO or $25 by PAYPAL.

Bring your own clip-on tuner if you have it.

• Important to know
Visit for future dates, songbooks (PDF), etc at

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Feedback from previous participant:
'In this excellent, intense session, Dr Ku transformed scared people lost with a piece of wood in their hands into confident and happy ukulele players, keen to practice their acquired knowledge.'