Day Ukulele Classes

Starting Please contact Ian for next daytime dates

Runs for 2.0 hours per week (10:30am – 12:30pm), for 8 weeks

Costs $180

Held at Dougherty Centre, 7 Victor Street, Chatswood

Parking is available at Dougherty Centre or Chatswood Westfield car park. Or catch a train as we are 2 mins from the station.

Book by contacting Ian – call 0438672732 or email info@ianportermusic.com.au. Or RSVP on Meetup.

Bring a music stand, pencil, ukulele (if you need to borrow one, please advise when you book- loan instruments are limited)

Background

All material works for soprano, concert and tenor ukulele. This course does not suit baritone ukulele.

We recommend you try Big Music (Crows Nest), Turramurra Music, Mall Music (Macquarie) or Guitar Factory (Gladesville) to buy your ukulele – spend as much as you can afford and try to ensure they sell you one that will stay in tune! Reading music is not essential, but is an advantage. Although this course doesn’t require any traditional note reading skills (unlike the evening beginners’ courses), it will require a desire to learn chord patterns, some gross motor skill coordination, and involve a bit of practice between classes to be worthwhile.

Singing is not essential, but highly encouraged – even ‘shower-singing’.

We cover a lot! Be prepared.

Starting at the very beginning, learn the instruments’ history, ukuleles sizes, how to hold, how to sit/stand, names of strings, proper strumming technique using both thumb and fingers. Enough chord shapes to be able to play literally 1000s of songs. Over a dozen songs in detail in the repertoire, including lullabies, pop songs, standards and a couple of songs of your choosing (if technically possible). Practice tips, care and maintenance.

You get stacks of hand-outs covering technique, chords and repertoire. Each week a short video recap is posted to a private video list so you can follow along with the material in the comfort of your own home.

Total course fee $180, payable in advance via Pay Pal if you book through Meetup, or in cash on the day. If paying on the day please me a note to RSVP, as Meetup won’t allow you to RSVP without paying.

Look forward to seeing you there!