What we're about

WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO

Founded in 2009 by Nancy Eaton (aka Nina Coquina) as a spin-off of the Tampa Bay Ukulele Society, with later help from Susan Rife and Michael Lehner, we are a group of ukulele enthusiasts on the Suncoast of Florida who enjoy getting together to share ideas and information, play music with others, and occasionally hold events, including workshops and concerts.

This Meetup site is the repository of our entire membership, and our main means of communicating with our members. We also have a Facebook Page.

Anyone of any ukulele playing ability or interest is welcome to join our club. Most of the club meetups and events are in Sarasota County, however people outside our county are welcome to join.

MEMBERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

1. All members are encouraged to organize get-togethers! Don't wait! If you don't see an event happening soon enough for your liking and want to play with others, organize a get-together of your own! It's fun! We have all kinds of great places to meet and play music in our beautiful area. Feel free to organize and advertise any kind of get-together at any location you'd like. You are free to set the parameters of the get together: For examples: beginner strum-along, intermediate round-robin, play from specific songbooks, play by ear, play by musical genre (for instance Beatles, or Tin Pan Alley, or 1990s songs), instrument show and tell or swap meet, educational exhibit...use your imagination and

2 While we do hold some meetups that are educational and helpful to beginners, please do not expect free lessons. We strongly believe in supporting our local instructors first, along with any guest workshops they might host. We also can recommend some online resources for self-study or for long distance learning.

3. We see this as a true club, which means we encourage active vs. passive participation. Any help you can give regarding volunteering to organize meetups or events or to help others with their meetups or events is MUCH APPRECIATED.

VENDORS AND SPONSORS

We love vendors, sponsors, and professional performers to be part of our club. Any events held at vendor or instructor locations are considered separate from club functions, and each vendor or instructor may have their own requirements for members vs. non-members to attend, and their own fees for attending that are not part of the club kitty. This will be the decision of the vendor or instructor, so please ask for clarification.

ADVERTISING

All workshop and concert listings need to include the following: Date, time, address, cost for members, photo of artist if possible, link to an example of the artist's performance on YouTube or elsewhere, if RSVP is required, contact information, ticket information.

Thanks and we look forward to singin' n strummin' with you!

The Suncoast Sand Fleas

Upcoming events (5)

Level 2, BEYOND the Beyond Beginner Ukulele Classes, Join from Anywhere, on Zoom

Level 2: BEYOND the Beyond Beginner Ukulele Join from Anywhere, on Zoom Wednesdays: July 1st - August 26th; 5:30 - 7pm Although taking a couple of months off from most classes, Jeff wants to offer just one a week to keep the music joy vibes going. Right now, Level 2 has the greatest demand. He welcomes all Beginner Class graduates, all Level 2 players, & the more advanced folks, too, because there will be some NEW SONGS they don't have (yet!). He'll continue adding new songs to keep it interesting. Some songs may be more challenging than others, it'll be a mix. Enjoy playing what you're able, try your best at the others, & don't sweat it. Remember, we're here to have fun! The next Beginner Class will start in September, unless we need to wait for northern friends to arrive. All other classes will pick up again in September, too. Jeff Hanna, co-owner of The Rhythm Inlet, & steward of the ukuleles at The Ukulele Place, combines his masterful teaching style, a background in singing & performing in small a-cappella groups, & a love of strumming a tune on the ukulele, to inspire & stretch his ongoing uke students. If you don’t own a ukulele, we have 200+ ukes on the wall available for your purchase, with curbside or shipping available. This class, like all of our classes right now, are absolutely FREE! We do mean that. And we also accept donations, whether $1, or $25, or the regular price of $60 monthly membership, or the actual total cost of $120 for the 2 months of weekly classes. Whatever you choose, we want you here. Donations can be made in person, by mail, or online. FMI please call (941)[masked]. RSVP & share this Meetup Event Page for this Beyond Beginner class, as friends & family can join from anywhere, thanks! And feel free to do the same with the Facebook Event Page, please & thanks! :) https://www.facebook.com/events/293070688729673/?active_tab=about *** -------------------------------------------------------------------- *** IMPORTANT!!! Please carefully read this message from your hosts! You must sign up for our eNewsletters, in order to receive: * The link to your Zoom classroom, so that you can join * The access code to use in order to enter your classroom on Zoom The list of music for your charts to print out before you show up for each week’s class, will be announced in your previous week's Zoom class, & will be accessible in your class replays. Visit TheUkulelePlace.com, click on the link that says “Get our Newsletters” that appears on most pages, then follow the prompts, and you will immediately receive your newsletter. Check your spam! Thank you for your time! 😊🙏❤️🎶

Level 2, BEYOND the Beyond Beginner Ukulele Classes, Join from Anywhere, on Zoom

Level 2: BEYOND the Beyond Beginner Ukulele Join from Anywhere, on Zoom Wednesdays: July 1st - August 26th; 5:30 - 7pm Although taking a couple of months off from most classes, Jeff wants to offer just one a week to keep the music joy vibes going. Right now, Level 2 has the greatest demand. He welcomes all Beginner Class graduates, all Level 2 players, & the more advanced folks, too, because there will be some NEW SONGS they don't have (yet!). He'll continue adding new songs to keep it interesting. Some songs may be more challenging than others, it'll be a mix. Enjoy playing what you're able, try your best at the others, & don't sweat it. Remember, we're here to have fun! The next Beginner Class will start in September, unless we need to wait for northern friends to arrive. All other classes will pick up again in September, too. Jeff Hanna, co-owner of The Rhythm Inlet, & steward of the ukuleles at The Ukulele Place, combines his masterful teaching style, a background in singing & performing in small a-cappella groups, & a love of strumming a tune on the ukulele, to inspire & stretch his ongoing uke students. If you don’t own a ukulele, we have 200+ ukes on the wall available for your purchase, with curbside or shipping available. This class, like all of our classes right now, are absolutely FREE! We do mean that. And we also accept donations, whether $1, or $25, or the regular price of $60 monthly membership, or the actual total cost of $120 for the 2 months of weekly classes. Whatever you choose, we want you here. Donations can be made in person, by mail, or online. FMI please call (941)[masked]. RSVP & share this Meetup Event Page for this Beyond Beginner class, as friends & family can join from anywhere, thanks! And feel free to do the same with the Facebook Event Page, please & thanks! :) https://www.facebook.com/events/293070688729673/?active_tab=about *** -------------------------------------------------------------------- *** IMPORTANT!!! Please carefully read this message from your hosts! You must sign up for our eNewsletters, in order to receive: * The link to your Zoom classroom, so that you can join * The access code to use in order to enter your classroom on Zoom The list of music for your charts to print out before you show up for each week’s class, will be announced in your previous week's Zoom class, & will be accessible in your class replays. Visit TheUkulelePlace.com, click on the link that says “Get our Newsletters” that appears on most pages, then follow the prompts, and you will immediately receive your newsletter. Check your spam! Thank you for your time! 😊🙏❤️🎶

Level 2, BEYOND the Beyond Beginner Ukulele Classes, Join from Anywhere, on Zoom

Level 2: BEYOND the Beyond Beginner Ukulele Join from Anywhere, on Zoom Wednesdays: July 1st - August 26th; 5:30 - 7pm Although taking a couple of months off from most classes, Jeff wants to offer just one a week to keep the music joy vibes going. Right now, Level 2 has the greatest demand. He welcomes all Beginner Class graduates, all Level 2 players, & the more advanced folks, too, because there will be some NEW SONGS they don't have (yet!). He'll continue adding new songs to keep it interesting. Some songs may be more challenging than others, it'll be a mix. Enjoy playing what you're able, try your best at the others, & don't sweat it. Remember, we're here to have fun! The next Beginner Class will start in September, unless we need to wait for northern friends to arrive. All other classes will pick up again in September, too. Jeff Hanna, co-owner of The Rhythm Inlet, & steward of the ukuleles at The Ukulele Place, combines his masterful teaching style, a background in singing & performing in small a-cappella groups, & a love of strumming a tune on the ukulele, to inspire & stretch his ongoing uke students. If you don’t own a ukulele, we have 200+ ukes on the wall available for your purchase, with curbside or shipping available. This class, like all of our classes right now, are absolutely FREE! We do mean that. And we also accept donations, whether $1, or $25, or the regular price of $60 monthly membership, or the actual total cost of $120 for the 2 months of weekly classes. Whatever you choose, we want you here. Donations can be made in person, by mail, or online. FMI please call (941)[masked]. RSVP & share this Meetup Event Page for this Beyond Beginner class, as friends & family can join from anywhere, thanks! And feel free to do the same with the Facebook Event Page, please & thanks! :) https://www.facebook.com/events/293070688729673/?active_tab=about *** -------------------------------------------------------------------- *** IMPORTANT!!! Please carefully read this message from your hosts! You must sign up for our eNewsletters, in order to receive: * The link to your Zoom classroom, so that you can join * The access code to use in order to enter your classroom on Zoom The list of music for your charts to print out before you show up for each week’s class, will be announced in your previous week's Zoom class, & will be accessible in your class replays. Visit TheUkulelePlace.com, click on the link that says “Get our Newsletters” that appears on most pages, then follow the prompts, and you will immediately receive your newsletter. Check your spam! Thank you for your time! 😊🙏❤️🎶

Level 2, BEYOND the Beyond Beginner Ukulele Classes, Join from Anywhere, on Zoom

Level 2: BEYOND the Beyond Beginner Ukulele Join from Anywhere, on Zoom Wednesdays: July 1st - August 26th; 5:30 - 7pm Although taking a couple of months off from most classes, Jeff wants to offer just one a week to keep the music joy vibes going. Right now, Level 2 has the greatest demand. He welcomes all Beginner Class graduates, all Level 2 players, & the more advanced folks, too, because there will be some NEW SONGS they don't have (yet!). He'll continue adding new songs to keep it interesting. Some songs may be more challenging than others, it'll be a mix. Enjoy playing what you're able, try your best at the others, & don't sweat it. Remember, we're here to have fun! The next Beginner Class will start in September, unless we need to wait for northern friends to arrive. All other classes will pick up again in September, too. Jeff Hanna, co-owner of The Rhythm Inlet, & steward of the ukuleles at The Ukulele Place, combines his masterful teaching style, a background in singing & performing in small a-cappella groups, & a love of strumming a tune on the ukulele, to inspire & stretch his ongoing uke students. If you don’t own a ukulele, we have 200+ ukes on the wall available for your purchase, with curbside or shipping available. This class, like all of our classes right now, are absolutely FREE! We do mean that. And we also accept donations, whether $1, or $25, or the regular price of $60 monthly membership, or the actual total cost of $120 for the 2 months of weekly classes. Whatever you choose, we want you here. Donations can be made in person, by mail, or online. FMI please call (941)[masked]. RSVP & share this Meetup Event Page for this Beyond Beginner class, as friends & family can join from anywhere, thanks! And feel free to do the same with the Facebook Event Page, please & thanks! :) https://www.facebook.com/events/293070688729673/?active_tab=about *** -------------------------------------------------------------------- *** IMPORTANT!!! Please carefully read this message from your hosts! You must sign up for our eNewsletters, in order to receive: * The link to your Zoom classroom, so that you can join * The access code to use in order to enter your classroom on Zoom The list of music for your charts to print out before you show up for each week’s class, will be announced in your previous week's Zoom class, & will be accessible in your class replays. Visit TheUkulelePlace.com, click on the link that says “Get our Newsletters” that appears on most pages, then follow the prompts, and you will immediately receive your newsletter. Check your spam! Thank you for your time! 😊🙏❤️🎶

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