Julie, Nadine, Lissene, Sheryl. At our next gathering we'll be playing some more contemporary songs—tunes popular in, say, the last 40 years. John Denver, John Prine, John Lennon, probably not Jon Bon Jov.
What a treat to see Graham Wilson back strumming with the group last Thursday. I messed up and forgot to remind folks that we would be convening, so the class was small. My bad. See you soon...November 14. Must tie a string around my finger.
We have settled into a nice little core groove of fun, friendly, talented folks. We meet every other Thursday evening and at this point we have dozens of songs to choose from, letting the class mood dictate what we sing and play. We still welcome new people and I still offer the 4:30 hour for beginners.
Boy, is this fun. We've welcomed newcomers Mary and Todd, and are about to meet Heather.
The Dancing Bohemian School of Uke will once again open its doors to lovers of ukulele old and new.
Play out! Sing out! Let's make some noise...
I think it's fair to say that I've spent more time preparing for the classes than I have blogging.
Classes were rewarding this session. Class sizes were smaller, and there's a plus to that. Some new faces as well as some long time friends and grizzled veterans. One more Intermediate class and then we'll be into summer. I'm hoping folks pick up the uke from time to time, engage that muscle memory, and become comfortable enough to experience the excitement that comes when you discover your inner musicality.
March 28 Makeup class
April 4 Hootenanny
March 22 Makeup class
March 29 Hootenanny
Getting ready for another fun, action packed round of uke lessons. It looks like two really nice classes are taking shape: one for beginning students and one for more experienced ukers. Now that I live in the area again I find it easier to accommodate folks' schedules. In that spirit, I have instituted a policy whereby any student can have up to 2 one-on-one lessons* to make up for the occasional class they have to miss.
So get ready to strum and sing!
* I imagine there's a chance we could group a number of absentees into a make-up class here and there. We'll see how that all goes.
Elliott Delman, instructor
The School of Uke offers classes in beginning, intermediate and advanced ukulele.