• 1st Wednesday of Month - Regent Square Area

    Wilkins School Community Center

    $3.00

    LEADER: Kathy Come at 6:45 pm to tune-up and talk. We play from 7 to 9 pm, starting with the playlist below, followed by requests. No experience required! All levels are welcome, from beginners to professionals. If you don't know the chords... just sing louder. Winter locale is Wilkins School Community Center, 7604 Charleston Ave., Regent Square, PA 15218. Leader: Kathy PLAYLIST: A Mishmash YELLOW Careless Love 49 Erie Canal 77 Good Day Sunshine 92 I Can’t Give You Anything But Love 117 Pennies From Heaven 188 She Loves You 206 Wade In The Water 252 BLUE Breaking Up Is Hard To Do 51 It Never Rains in Southern California 190 One Fine Day 273 Who’s Sorry Now 388 White Rabbit 390 Your Mama Don’t Dance 410 LISTEN: song starts about 1:28) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKkT1sInMgY FILES Smile (Charlie Chaplin) https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2NsVT1kNy6ra1dDVlBjTFpMR1k/view?usp=drivesdk Listen here: https://youtu.be/a0Hi-ZKAKMo Fire and Rain James Taylor https://docs.google.com/document/d/17LgiUobLGq1o4UkGS1FU2FXBge-gqAzmeCzLCM7yPRI Listen here: https://youtu.be/JOIo4lEpsPY Rainin’ in My Heart https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wJKFN2pzsmv2dGsFBSgVWewzkrQfMbCu/view?usp=drivesdk Listen here: https://youtu.be/13ouPkX3IT0 *Petticoat Junction ( for Suze!) https://drive.google.com/file/d/15OvozgF3X9OT-HPlUSb6iUoRFaVMjYTc/view?usp=drivesdk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WHAT YOU NEED: Uke, a tuner, a music stand. The Daily Ukulele book (YELLOW) by the Beloffs and The Daily Ukulele Leap Year Edition (BLUE) by the Beloffs. If you do not have the music books yet, people will gladly share with you. FILES can be downloaded. If you would like to introduce a new song to the group, please bring a minimum of 20 copies to pass out. Participants are also welcome to bring snacks and drinks to WSCC Meetups to share during the mid-session break. Please contact us if you would like to recommend a future "theme" or if you want to lead a future session.

  • The Quiet American: Aaron and Nicole Keim workshop

    Wilkins School Community Center

    $30.00

    A SCU First: the Keims are coming to Pittsburgh! On their way to Altoona's Uke Soiree, they will be stopping by the Burgh to share their uke knowledge with us! They will play a few songs immediately after the workshop. Chords Up the Neck (All Levels) You have all those frets, but you seem to be trapped on the first 3! We don't have to be crazy virtuosos, but it's pretty easy to learn some new chord shapes higher up the neck. These new positions will make your songs more interesting and challenge you for a lifetime. We will also take some of this knowledge and harmonize some simple melodies. We will also learn about how music theory supports this idea, but don't worry, it wont be scary! Tickets are $30 and you can register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aaron-and-nicole-keim-uke-workshop-tickets-57150362272 You can buy tickets at our WSCC meetups in advance--cash only but you would avoid online fees. (RSVP on this site does NOT register you for event--you must pay through Eventbrite.) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bios: No stranger to the ukulele world, Aaron has been teaching ukulele techniques and performing at festivals since 2004. As an educator with a bachelor's degree in Music Education and a master's degree in Musicology, his true talents lie in his ability to adapt instruction to fit a wide range of learners and learning styles. Aaron is an ambassador for old time folk music in the ukulele world, adapting banjo and guitar techniques to the ukulele (including playing in the "clawhammer" tradition). His YouTube instructional videos have gained a worldwide following and have led to teaching and performing opportunities in N. America, Europe and Australia. Aaron is also a luthier, building instruments for Mya-Moe ukuleles[masked] and as Beansprout Musial Instruments from[masked]. www.thebeansprout.com Nicole earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in Music Education and taught K-5 elementary school music for nine years in the public schools while living in Colorado. She sang professionally for several years with the nationally recognized Ars Nova Singers and has taught private voice and piano lessons to students of all ages since 2002. In 2012 (after moving to Oregon), Nicole took a sabbatical from teaching elementary school in order focus on her fiber arts business and to perform and travel with Aaron as The Quiet American. She has taught several singing workshops and has developed a passion for teaching beginning ukulele instruction to adult learners.

  • Lunch Enroute To Soirée

    Everyday Gourmet & Fine Food Merchant, LLC

    Some of us are stopping for lunch at a great restaurant we discovered last year on our way to the Soirée. The Everyday Gourmet at 204 W. High Street in Ebensburg, PA has great food, great service, and very hospitable owners. It is just off of the main highway route to Altoona, and easy to find. We plan to arrive there about 1 PM on Friday, May 3, and stay until about 3 PM. You can come at 1 or you can come later. Note that there is a wonderful antique emporium just across the street if you arrive early, or want to visit after lunch. I recall that there was also a music store nearby. Please RSVP so that we can tell the restaurant how many to expect.

  • 1st Monday Ukulele in North Hills

    Unitarian Universalist Church of North Hills

    $2.00

    Come and play ukulele with us at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills on the first and third Mondays of each month. All levels of play are welcome, and we are novice-friendly. Some people who come have never even held a ukulele, and if you contact Sandy ahead of time, she will bring an extra ukulele for you to try. Try Ukulele.... It's Really Fun! Music is usually selected from "The Daily Ukulele... 365 Songs for Better Living," by Liz and Jim Beloff. This book is readily available at music stores, book stores, and Amazon.com. Sometimes members bring other music to play (bring 15 copies to share). We play seated in a circle. Bring a music stand if you have one. Snacks and libations to share are always welcome. For more information, contact Sandy at [masked] Directions to the Church: Take I279 North to Wexford exit. Turn right at the end of the exit. Right at the light onto Brandt School Road. Right onto West Ingomar Road to 2359. Note: Watch for the large Church sign and turn right, then you will follow a narrow road back through the trees to the Church. We meet in a room just inside the door. If you are driving North from Pittsburgh on I-279, take Exit 8 Camp Horne Road, Go north and then take Rochester Road. West Ingomar Road is just past the Franklin Inn (turn right and then a quick left, and the Church driveway is in sight on your left. Look for this sign. Note: it is lit at night

  • SCU Little Band

    Wilkins School Community Center

    Currently, Little Band is invite only. Please contact Sunny via Meetup if you are interested. So what is Little Band? It is a breakout group from the general SCU membership that focuses on advanced ukulele ensemble music. The intent of LB is to advance your skills, work on more complex music, perform or busk in the future. Here’s what you need to know to feel comfortable in this group. * LB is best for the intermediate-advanced player. * The songs and arrangements usually will have multiple parts with a mix of chords, finger-picking styles and strum patterns. * Players need to be able to read tab and/or read music notation for the uke. *Players need to have some experience and comfort with finger-picking and a variety of strums. *Practice prior to sessions is expected.

  • Ukulele Jam of the South Hills - 2nd Tuesday

    Mt. Lebanon Public Library

    Please come join us at the Mt. Lebanon Library the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month to mostly jam with a ukulele but any instrument is appreciated. We usually play songs with up to 5-8 chords and the songs are projected onto the screen. If you're a beginner player and know the basic chords, please join us. If you don't know them all, play the ones you DO know. The group chooses the songs they want to play using "The Daily Ukulele 365 Songs for Better Living," by Liz and Jim Beloff as well as from the list at the link below. The book is available from local music stores and online. Anyone can submit songs from this book or any other source ahead of time for a group inspired playlist. See Playlist Below. Any time we have left over, we pick songs from the book noted above or from printed sheets of music members bring in at that session. Online Repetoire: Go to Riley’s April 16 gig to view playlist What to bring: Ukulele, table top music stand and the music book. Submit songs for our playlist one week ahead of jam to Patty Williams at [masked]. Any questions, please call Patty Williams at 412/[masked]. Join us for a trip to the local pub afterwards. If you’re interested in playing ukulele at Mt. Lebanon Library the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, we start at 6:30 PM for warm up, chatting and a short lesson. Please contact Patty Williams at 412/[masked] or Patty.A. [masked] for more info.

  • 3rd Wednesday of Month - Regent Square Area

    Wilkins School Community Center

    $3.00

    LEADER: Sunny Come at 6:45 pm to tune-up and talk. We play from 7 to 9 pm, starting with the playlist below, followed by requests. No experience required! All levels are welcome, from beginners to professionals. If you don't know the chords... just sing louder. 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings of each month. Winter locale is Wilkins School Community Center, 7604 Charleston Ave., Regent Square, PA 15218. Summer locale is Biddle's Escape, 401 Biddle Ave., Regent Square, PA 15221. PLAYLIST: Insert Playlist Here ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WHAT YOU NEED: Uke, a tuner, a music stand. If we are at Biddle's Escape (Summertime), please bring a folding chair, preferably without arms. The Daily Ukulele book by the Beloffs If you would like to introduce a new song to the group, please bring a minimum of 20 copies to pass out. Participants are also welcome to bring snacks and drinks to WSCC Meetups to share during the mid-session break. Please contact us if you would like to recommend a future "theme" or if you want to lead a future session.

  • 3rd Monday in North Hills

    Unitarian Universalist Church of North Hills

    $2.00

    Come and play ukulele with us at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills on the first and third Mondays of each month for a jam session. All levels of play are welcome, and we are novice-friendly. Some people who come have never even held a ukulele, and if you contact Sandy ahead of time, she will bring an extra ukulele for you to try. Try it -- it's fun! Music is usually selected by participants from both "The Daily Ukulele... 365 Songs for Better Living," and "Leap Year Edition 366" by Liz and Jim Beloff. These books are readily available at music stores, book stores, and Amazon.com. Sometimes members bring other music to play (bring 20 copies to share). Usually no play lists will be provided. We play in a circle so bring a music stand if you have one. Snacks and libations to share are welcome. For more information, contact Sandy at [masked] Directions to the Church: Take 279 North to Wexford exit. Turn right at the end of the exit. Right at the light onto Brandt School Road. Right onto West Ingomar Road to 2359. Note - watch for the large sign for the Church and then you will follow a narrow roadway back through the trees to the Church. Depending on where you start, there may be a better route to the Church. Please check your GPS for different directions.

  • Riley's Pour House in Carnegie, PA

    Riley's Pour House

    We are playing this month at Riley's Pour House (bar/restaurant/pub) in Carnegie, PA. Start time is 7 PM. Please come early to eat and have a drink. It's a relaxed atmosphere; you can sing, sip and sing again. Bring family and friends for our sing-along. It's not so much a performance as it is an Irish bar, that we happen to be singing, eating and drinking at. Set List: TBA Please print copies if you like or use your iPad. Copies of the sheet music will also be available. If you are interested in playing, singing or otherwise joining the South Hills of Pittsburgh Ukulele group at Riley’s Pour House at 7 PM-9 PM please contact Patty Williams at 412/[masked] or [masked] for information.