**Special online classes being offered**
Let’s Stay Inside Songbook One-Offs
These three sessions are available as a set or as individual one-offs. Each one will offer four songs to add to your songbook. These will be songs pulled from my last eight years of classes and workshops and a few new ones, too. Some will have options for little picking riffs or fun rhythms. A little bit of challenge for those who might want it, too! They will be a mix of genres and you won’t know what you’re going to get!
*Note you must have Zoom downloaded on your computer to access the classes (free version Zoom.us)
Sunday, April 5 3:00pm EST – 4:00pm EST
Wednesday, April 15 4:00pm EST – 5:00pm EST
Sunday, April 26 3:00pm EST – 4:00pm EST
Class fee: $15 each or all three for $30
Level 1 Notes and More
8 weeks, 1 hour each week, beginning in May 2020 online
Registration will open soon for this 8-week online class, which is a great introduction into picking notes, reading standard notation and building music literacy on your ukulele. We use the Ukulele in the Classroom (Doane/Hill) Level 1 (green) book for this class which can be purchased online through the sites here. All other materials will be emailed from the instructor directly for each class. This is also one of the prerequisites for applying to the Royal City Ukulele Ensemble (RCUE) program though anyone is welcome to take the class. Read more about RCUE here. *Zoom.us is required to access the class (free download).
Registration will open in mid-April for this class.
*Regular in-person classes will resume at a later date.
What could be more fun than learning how to play ukulele in the relaxing environment of a pub? How about a great date night or evening out with friends? What about a fun and interactive parent + tween/teen activity? The always popular uke classes at Fionn MacCool’s Pub are the answer!
Beginner Levels 1 and 2 are each four-week sessions that will take you through the basics of strumming chords and making music. You’ll have 6-8 songs under your belt by the end of each session. These classes run 2 or 3 times each year. Youth aged 10 – 13 are welcome to sign up for this class along with a registered adult, as well.
Location: Fionn MacCool’s Pub at Stone Road and Edinburgh (Guelph). Pre-registration required. *Must bring your own ukulele. You may purchase beverages and snacks while we play but please drink responsibly.
Next Beginner Level 1 Class : Stay tuned
KICK IT UP 4-WEEK SESSIONS
Have you already taken the Beginner classes but want more? Or do you already have some basic ukulele understanding but want to learn some more songs?
Kick It Ups will help you build skills and repertoire over 4 weeks and you’ll walk away with 6-8 new songs. Kick it up classes may be offered a few times throughout the year and each time will be different so you can sign up for any of them and they’ll always offer you something new. It’s a great way to keep working on your playing, add to your personal songbook, plus get out to make some music in a relaxed atmosphere!
These fun sessions are run at Fionn MacCool’s Pub at Stone Road and Edinburgh (Guelph). Pre-registration is required. *Must bring your own ukulele. You may purchase beverages and snacks while we play but please drink responsibly.
Next Kick It Up Class: Stay tuned
*Registration for the RCUE 2019-2020 season is now closed. Registration for next season opens in early summer.
If you would like the RCUE to perform at your event, please contact Cynthia at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
**Please note that the format for the programme is changing for the 2020-2021 season and the requirements for entry will also change. Contact Cynthia if you’re considering joining in the 2020-2021 season to find out the new expectations for entry. Below is the information from the current season.
The Royal City Ukulele Ensemble program runs for approximately 10 months each year (mid-September through early June) during which you’ll learn a range of repertoire and develop musical skills as part of an adult ukulele group. Spaces are limited in this program. Learn more about this fun and challenging program.
“Thanks for getting me started on the uke! Making music and learning the uke has been one of my goals for a few years now and gathering every week as a group was a great, fun and non-threatening way to learn. You are an awesome instructor! The best part is that we sounded quite good in such a short period of time!”
Looking to buy a uke in our area? Try these spots:
Broadway Music – (Orangeville)