Watch this 8 to 12 year class playing a song in their first lesson. 

Ukulele Classes For All Ages

 

UPDATE: We resumed our private and semi-private lessons in June and

we also have lessons via Zoom.  Scroll down for information about those.  The Matthews Community Center is open and now registering for fall classes for ages 5 through adult.  See below schedule.

   

 

Fall 2020 Info:

Location: The Matthews Community Center

100 E. McDowell St., Matthews 28105

The Matthews Community Center is a beautiful, Historic Landmark located in downtown Matthews.  It houses Fullwood Theater, home of the Matthews Playhouse, and is a busy place full of family friendly activities.  You can view all ukulele classes at this location by clicking here.  Click on "Activities" and type "ukulele" in the search bar.

 

Fall Dates:  10 week session -  week of Sept. 14th thru week of Nov. 16th, 2020 

Days & Times:

Introduction to Ukulele - Ages 5 to 7 - Tuesdays - 6:00 to 6:45 - click here to register 

Beginner 2 - Teens & Adults - Tuesdays - 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.  - click here to register

Beginner 1 - Ages 8 to 12 - Thursdays - 6:00 to 6:45 p.m.  - click here to register

Beginner 1 - Teens & Adults - Thursdays - 7:00 to 7:45 p.m. - click here to register

Price:   10 week sessions - $169.00  (second family member pays only $139.00)  

Price Includes: 10 lessons, recordings of practice songs, and printed teaching materials.  

 

Class Descriptions:

Beginner Ukulele 1 - Ages 8 and up

Kathy and Justin from The Music Makers will teach participants how to tune, strum, and play basic chords on this fun, little instrument.  The ukulele has become popular recently as it is being used in today’s popular music.  It’s easy to learn so even those with no prior music experience can be successful.  Participants will be playing songs right away giving them confidence in their music making abilities.  Some practice outside of the class will be necessary.  An approved ukulele and tuner will need to be purchased for this class. (Please see the ukulele info below.) Learning the ukulele is an easy and fun way for families to share and make music together.  We love to see parents learning with their children so a discount is always given for parents taking the class with their child. 

 

Beginner Ukulele 2 - Ages 8 and up 

The Beginner Ukulele 2 class is for those who have completed Beginner Ukulele 1 or who already know how to use basic chords fluently in songs.  Students will learn strum patterns and basics for singing along with the ukulele.  They will learn more chords so they are able to increase their repertoire of songs.  We will discuss transposing songs and using a capo.  We will also work on mastering a few orchestrated songs.

Introduction To Ukulele - Ages 5 to 7 years

These classes are designed to give young children a fun and positive first experience with a musical instrument.  Students will learn how to hold and strum the ukulele and some basic technique. They will learn five chords and twelve songs.  We will also incorporate percussion instruments and singing activities to provide group music making experiences. They will not have to learn to tune the ukulele, we will do that for them in each class.  Purchasing a tuner is optional but recommended if a parent would like to learn how to tune the ukulele.  Children will receive songs to play along with at home. Students will not be ready to take the Beginner Classes until they are 8 years old.  An approved ukulele will need to be purchased for this class.  (Please see the ukulele info below.)

 

Private & Semi-Private Ukulele Lessons

Lessons are available some afternoons from our home in Matthews or via Zoom.  Please fill out the below form and we will get back with you to let you know what times are available.  Private lessons are $35.00 per lesson or $50.00 for 2 people. 

Ukuleles For Classes, Lessons and Camps: 

The ukuleles and tuners that are approved for our programs, can be purchased at

Sardis Marketplace located at 2328 Crown Centre Dr, Charlotte, NC 28227. 

Picking out your ukulele at this shop is sure to be a fun experience.  It's an eclectic, multi-vendor shop full of one of a kind treasures. 

- After you register for your class, we will send you a 10% off coupon for your ukulele.  - Please let us know before purchasing a ukulele somewhere else so we can let you know if      it will work for the class. 

- Ukuleles come in a variety of colors, sizes and price ranges, starting at $39.99.  The price        for a tuner is $11.99. (Adults can use a free tuner app.) 

- Any of the ukuleles at Sardis Marketplace are great for the class so just pick the one you          like!  The smaller soprano size is most popular but the larger concert size is fine for older        children and adults.  

- The smaller soprano size is recommended for ages 5 to 7 and tuners are optional for this       age group.  

- If you have questions about the ukuleles while at the store, please feel free to call         Kathy at 704-231-5456.

 

Click here to read reviews about our ukulele lessons. 

Contact: 

Kathleen Bellavia, Founder 

kbella200@gmail.com 

704-231-5456

 

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