Watch this 8 to 12 year class playing a song in their first lesson.
Ukulele Classes For All Ages
UPDATE: We have resumed our private and semi-private lessons and
we also have lessons via Zoom. Scroll down for information about those. The Matthews Community Center is open and now registering for our
in-person winter classes for ages 5 through adult. See below schedule.
Winter 2021 Info:
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.
Winter Dates: 10 week session - week of Jan. 4th thru week of Mar. 8th, 2021
Days & Times:
Introduction to Ukulele - Ages 5 to 7 - Tuesdays - 6:00 to 6:45 - 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 - Tuesdays - 7:00 to 7:45 p.m. - click here to register
Beginner 2 - 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.
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 the basics of finger picking. They will learn how to read tabs and play a few simple riffs on the ukulele. Working on the same orchestrated songs each week will provide repetition and confidence in playing. We will also teach how to transpose songs and use a capo.
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.
- If you have questions about the ukuleles while at the store, please feel free to call Kathy at 704-231-5456.
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