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

Ukulele Lessons For All Ages

   

Fall 2021 Class 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 -  Sept. 14 or 16 thru Nov. 16 or 18

Days & Times:

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

Beginner Ukulele Family Class - ages 5 to 12 with an adult family member

                     Tuesdays - 6:00 to 6:45 p.m.  - click here to register

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

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

 

Price:   10-week session - $169.00 - second family member pays only $135.00 - Any family member who has already taken one of our classes or camps can take the Family Class for

FREE if taking it with another family member.

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

 

Course Descriptions:

 

Beginner Ukulele Family Class ages 5 to 12 with an adult family member

Learning the ukulele is an easy and fun way for families to share and make music together. Kathy and Justin from The Music Makers will teach participants how to tune, strum, and play commonly used 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. No prior music experience is needed. Some practice outside of class will be necessary. One ukulele per family member will need to be purchased for this class.  One tuner per family is fine or the free Kala Ukulele app for your phone can be used. Please see the ukulele info below.  An adult must also sign up to take this class.  Siblings who want to sign up together without an adult, must take one of the children's ukulele classes.

 

Beginner Ukulele 1 - offered to ages 8 to 12 and teens and adults

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 this class with their child. 

 

Beginner Ukulele 2 - Teens and Adults

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.

Ukuleles For Classes 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.  We don't recommend the inexpensive off-brand ukuleles sold on Amazon.  Any instrument that will not stay in tune will not 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. 

 

Summer Camps

All ukulele summer camps are held at The Matthews Community Center.

The address is 100 E. McDowell St., Matthews 28105.

The cost for a one week camp $169.00.

The hours are 9am to 12pm every day for one week.

Ages 8 to 12 years - July 26-30, 2021 - Click Here to register for this camp.

Students will complete our 10-week Beginner Ukulele course in this one week camp.

See the above description of this course. 

Ages 5 to 7 years - Aug. 9-13, 2021 - Click Here to register for this camp.

Students will complete our 10-week Introduction to Ukulele course in this one week camp.

See the above description of this course. 

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