Saturday Jan. 20, 1-2:30pm
Appalachian Bluegrass Shoppe
Solo arranging on the uke is a great way to boost your skill level and creativity. This class will look at a few popular melodies, such as “Amazing Grace,” and guide you through different recipes of how to play both the chords and melody at the same time. Participants should be in the advanced beginner range, i.e. – able to strum and change chords without pause in tempo. Some fingerpicking and theory knowledge is helpful, but not necessary.
More on this great music store and to register at: http://www.appbluegrass.com
Intro to Fingerpicking Workshop
Sunday Jan. 21, 1-2:30pm
Rock, folk, blues, jazz, classical — You can find fingerpicking in all styles of music. This workshop will explore a variety of one, two and three finger patterns and lead you through the basics of fingerpicking on the ‘ukulele.
Skill level: Beginner – intermediate.
More on this great music store and to register at: Funky Frets
Solo ‘ukulele — Featured Performer
Jan 23, 2018, 8pm
Coffeehouse Without Limits
Great to be back at this sweet coffeehouse as a featured performer during their weekly No Mic Open Mic.
31st Annual Flurry Festival
Feb. 16-18, 2018
Saratoga Hilton & City Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
Excited to be teaching some uke workshops at this long running Fest.
For more info and to get tickets go to the Flurry Website
‘Ukulele Workshop and Performance
Monday Feb. 19, 6pm
Spot on Kirk
More info TBA.
Strumming in an ‘Ukulele Band Workshop
Saturday Feb. 24, 10am – 12pm
Chords, strumming, melody lines…. How do you make it all fit together?!?! And… are you tired of everyone strumming the same pattern?!? Then this workshop is for you! This class will lead you through a variety of common strumming techniques and show you how to incorporate these into an ensemble setting. Plus we will look at a number of steps and suggestions on how to arrange songs and create parts for multiple uke players.
More on this music store at: Hoggtowne Music
Beatles ‘Ukulele Workshop
Monday Feb. 26, 6-8pm
Asheville Ukulele Strummers
W. Asheville, NC
The Fab Four’s music falls so nicely upon the uke’s fretboard. This workshop will lead you through some classics and a few selections perfect for solo arrangements. We will work on specific strum patterns for the songs, fingerpicking, singing, and various ways to play the Beatles with others! There will be handouts, but also bring your Daily Uke Book (the yellow one!).
More about the strummers at: AUS Facebook Page