- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- 5 Students
- 45 mins.
Exercises to improve your strumming
How to fingerpick effectively
Playing new melodies on the ukulele
Monday January 8th: Basic Strategies and Exercises for Strumming
Monday January 15th: Basic Strategies and Exercises for Fingerpicking
Monday January 22nd: Strumming and Playing Melodies
Monday January 29th: Fingerpicking Melodically
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
Now that you know how to play notes and chords, add some unique strumming patterns to make even more beautiful music! These weekly ukulele classes will teach you basic exercises for mastering strumming and fingerpicking. You’ll also learn how to apply these techniques to melodies so that you can bring life to your ukulele playing.
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 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!