Introduction to Ukulele

Searching for the perfect first instrument or intro to stringed instruments? One that’s comparatively inexpensive, reasonably quiet, easy to carry, and fun to play? Look no further than the ukulele.

Locations: Los Gatos

Cost: $100/hr.

Recommended hours: 6-12

Goals:

  • Learn and develop technical musical skills such as strumming finger placement, and reading chord charts/tablature
  • Investigate the history and evolution of the ukulele and its music
  • Explore diverse ukulele styles and current/past artists to encourage independent research and broadening of personal tastes
  • Nurture a lifelong love of music

To Enroll Call (650) 331-3251 / (408) 345–5200

 
 
 

Course Description:

In this fun, informative summer workshop, students will learn to play a diverse selection of songs on the ukulele and read chords charts and tablature. They will learn the fundamentals of strumming, including the traditional ukulele strum, and will develop important techniques and skills during the process of working through pre-selected and student-chosen songs. In addition, students will learn about the instrument’s international past and about ukulele artists throughout history. The course also includes an optional songwriting component, in which students will have the opportunity to write and fine-tune an original song on the ukulele with positive support and guidance. The class can be accommodated to fit any number of sessions and weeks, but will usually run six weeks (6 or 12 1- or 1.5-hour sessions). By the end of the course, students will be equipped with a ukulele binder full of songs and reference charts/community resources and the skills to read and self-teach countless songs.

Make the Most of the Summer!

Students who stay actively engaged in the learning process during the summer perform better during the school year.

Contact AJ Tutoring to Enroll in Summer Tutoring
Peninsula Main Phone Number (650) 331-3251
Free Consultation