Ukulele Lessons For Children And Adults
Our Uke Crazy group lessons are great for young beginners. Is your child begging for guitar lessons but are way too young? Learning ukulele is a wonderful way to get started on a string instrument and move to guitar when they are ready.
This is an incredibly fun music experience that will have the student coming back for more.
Researchers agree that learning to play an instrument improves test scores, helps students with higher math achievement, builds self confidence, improves coordination and problem-solving, increases fine motor development and much more – including fostering the basic intrinsic value of developing a love and joy for the arts and music.
Performances are available for each level of study.
PLUS: Join our Practice Club with weekly prizes and chances to win a local area gift card twice each year.
UKE Crazy Lab Classes
5-8 year olds
These are introductory ukulele classes for beginners with up to six students in each class. We teach a notation-based program, focusing on reading music and rhythms, technique, ensembles, and music theory activities. Since the classes are designed for students to progress at their own pace, the teacher helps each student individually for a small portion of the class, and we also play together in ensemble (great for building listening skills and steady rhythm). Parent Performance Days are scheduled throughout the year, and the teacher will assess the student’s progress and recommend private ukulele lessons or guitar at the appropriate time. Students should have a ukulele at home to practice weekly assignments.
Uke Crazy Lab Basic Class Activities:
55 Minute Class, 5 Minutes Parent Time Class Materials: Uke Crazy Workbook.
- Learn Uke the easy way!
- Color coded strings and chart notation
- Simple and familiar songs you LOVE!
- Sing-alongs and strumming
- Individual Learning and Assignments with UkeCrazy Curriculum
- Table Activities (Tab Worksheets)
- Ensemble Playing (Review Songs, Listening, Steady Beat)
- Games (Flashcards, Marker Board, Rhythm Clapping And Counting)
- Parent Questions And Assignment Clarification
Classes are designed for students to progress at their own pace. Students receive supplementary books and music worksheets during the year when they are ready to move ahead.
Private Ukulele Lessons
Ages four through adult
Private Ukulele Lessons Basics:
30, 45, or 60 Minute Weekly Lessons
In a private ukulele lesson, the teacher has the opportunity to help the student individually for the entire lesson time, and structures each lesson personally for the student depending on their skill level and goals. We teach all styles of music, from the traditional method series teaching approach, to playing by ear and improvisation, through the classics, popular, blues, jazz, ragtime, contemporary – you name it!
Private ukulele students are welcome to perform at our Center Stage Music Shows, MusicFest (optional), take the Music Theory Test (graded event) and also participate in our Yearly Judged Music Performance (judged event).
- Method Books (lesson book)
- Supplementary Books (performance, pop, jazz, and seasonal)
- Sheet Music (several chosen per year)
- Repertoire Books
- Note Speller or Theory Book (Theory Test-optional)
Private ukulele lessons are designed for students to progress at their own pace. Students/parents have input about the style and genre of music they would like to work on. Parent is welcome to observe the lessons, or learn to play right along with the student FREE.