UPDATE: No ukulele classes will be offered this summer at schools due to COVID-19 precautions taking place. However, we will have weekly ukulele classes at the Matthews Community Center. Click Here for information about those.
Ukulele Courses Offered At Schools:
Participants must be a student at the school. Days and times are given at your school.
If your child's school is not on the drop down menu, registration is done at the school.
If registering for a class within a week of the start date, please Contact Us to make sure there is an opening in the class before purchasing your ukulele.
Introduction To The Ukulele - Ages 5 to 7 - 10 week class
This class is 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.)
Beginner Ukulele Part 1 - Ages 8 and up - 10 week class
The Introduction To The Ukulele class IS NOT required before taking this class. Students will learn how to tune, strum and play commonly used chords on the ukulele. They will receive recordings of the practice songs to use at home. Learning the ukulele is easy and fun and students will be playing songs from the first lesson giving them
success and keeping them engaged and excited. Some practice at home will be necessary. An approved ukulele will need to be purchased for this class. (Please see the ukulele info below.) Parents are welcome to take this class with their child and they receive a discount. This class is appropriate for beginners of any age, even adults!
Beginner Ukulele Part 2 - Ages 8 and up - 10 week class
The Beginner Ukulele Part 1 is required before taking this class. 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. They will receive resources for continued learning at home such as play-along-videos. We will also work on mastering orchestrated songs to perform.
Ukulele Club - Ages 8 and up - ongoing class
The Ukulele Club is an ongoing class for those students who have completed Beginner Ukulele 1 & 2. It is a time for students to connect with others who share a common interest. They will build friendships while simply playing songs together and will participate in learning from and teaching one another. Students are encouraged to bring or suggest songs to share with the club. The instructor will lead students in learning new chords and new songs. We will also work on mastering orchestrated songs to perform. The club price is $48.00 per month.
Summer Camps - Ages 5 and up
Some schools offer our week-long camps in the summer. Students attend an extended class every day for one week and complete either the Introduction to the Ukulele or the Beginner Ukulele course. Check with your school for dates and times.
Summer 2021 Class Information
Dates: Due to Covid-19, no ukulele classes are currently scheduled at schools.
We will offer private lessons and weekly ukulele classes outside of the schools this spring.
Click here for information about those.
Ukulele Clubs are ongoing so check with instructor for specific dates.
Price: $149.00 per child (Parents taking the class with their child receive $30 off.) The Ukulele Club is an ongoing class and is $48.00 per month.
Price Includes: 10 lessons, recordings of practice songs, and printed teaching materials.
Payment Info: After completing the registration form, please go to our "Make A Payment" page to pay for your class. You are not registered for the class until payment is made.
Approved Ukuleles For Our Classes
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.
- Any of the ukuleles at Sardis Marketplace are great for the class so just pick the one you like, however, the smaller soprano size is recommended for children.
- Students must have their ukuleles and tuners by the first class.
- If you have questions about the ukuleles while at the store, please feel free to call
Kathy at 704-231-5456.