- 5 Students
- 45 mins.
Learn basic chords for ukulele
Understand popular song structures
Learn with other students at your level
Wednesday January 3rd: No Woman No Cry and Hey Soul Sister (C, G, Am, F)
Wednesday January 10th: Can't Help Falling In Love (C, G, Am, F, Em)
Wednesday January 17th: Grenade by Bruno Mars (A7, Dm, Gm)
Wednesday January 24th: All of Me (Em, C, G, D, Am)
A reliable internet connection
A laptop or desktop computer if you’re joining from home - The Google Chrome web browser is recommended for computer users
A tablet or smartphone if you’re on-the-go - The TakeLessons app (for Android or iPhone) is required for smartphone users
A built-in or external webcam
Ready to learn how to play some of your favorite songs? In this ukulele class, you’ll learn basic chords, chord progressions, as well as chunks and riffs between chords. Applying these different types of chords to well known songs will make them easier to understand. Join this class and impress your friends with how quickly you’ve been able to pick up a new instrument!
My ability to play almost any genre of music is the fruit of past experience playing with an impressive variety of music groups, including jazz combos, symphony orchestras, Andean world music ensembles, and several rock and pop groups as well. As a studio guitarist I have recorded for various artists including Jaci Velasquez, Carlos Ponce, Alexandre Pires, and Noelia.
I have been playing an instrument since the 4th grade (cello) and, as I learned more about how music works, was slowly able to pick-up a greater variety instruments with an increasing degree of ease. In high school, I decided to pick-up the guitar just to "have fun and rock out". I joined a band, played in the high school orchestra, joined the high school jazz band and began to practice songwriting and cover songs. Still, it was not until after I took my first class on music theory that I knew how much I not only loved the thrill of playing music but the discovery of how it worked. With this experience I can show you or your child why learning an instrument can be not only an exciting experience but an interesting and enthralling one as well.
I first studied and performed jazz. I am very comfortable with standards. I studied classical in college. I believe that classical training is necessary to have a full understanding of your instrument, the same way you would train with sprints if you wish to become a cross country runner. From there personality and tons of practice are key to success in singing.
I pride myself in taking a students learning needs and using that as my basis for their specific lesson plan, always on a case-by-case basis, tailored to each individual student. Everyone is at a different waypoint on their path so why would I use a predetermined formula to try and help them, am I right? I am excited to meet and grow with every single one of you, let's learn to love the life we have and let our studies become radiant!