Ukulele J-Term is under way! Here’s what to expect from our first workshop…
Saturday, January 13 – 10:00am-12:30pm
Artichoke Music – 2007 SE Powell Blvd, SE Portland
Welcome back, everyone! I hope and trust you all had pleasant and (somewhat) restful holidays, wherever and whatever you celebrate…
Beginning a new year is always a great time to take stock of what matters most and what we find ourselves wanting to work for in the future. This month marks *five* years since I began teaching music, and it boggles my mind to think of the journey it has already taken me on: the people I have met, the songs we have sung, and smiles and laughs we have shared. Thank you so much to all of you who have been a part of this journey! As you take stock of your own 2018 adventures, I sincerely hope that music, and making music in community with others, is at or near the top of your list, as well.
If so, I’m excited to offer you several opportunities to make music a part of your life this year:
Ukulele J-Term: January 11 – February 1
Ukulele 1: Thursdays, 5:30-7:00pm at Artichoke Music – For the absolute beginner, this class will get you started on the right path with your ukulele. (Note: Baritone ukulele players should contact me separately, as it is tuned differently and may require private lessons to give you the best start.) Class starts January 11 – Register here
January Workshop Series: Saturdays, 10:00am – 12:30pm at various locations – For Advanced Beginner through to Advanced players, this series of workshops is intended to focus on specific skills to support your playing:
* For these classes, it is best if you are familiar with the three-chord families of the key of C, D, G, and A. If you’re not sure about a workshop, or have any questions, email me at: email@example.com
Regular Weekly Classes Resume February 6
For those of you ready dive back into weekly classes, check out the upcoming schedule here so you can save the dates and decide which class works best for you. Registration will open soon!
Happy uke-ing, my friends!
Occasionally throughout the year, I enjoy organizing events that allow my students to share their music learning with friends and family. This year, though, we’re upping the ante:
I invite you to Save the Date for this special event so you can plan to attend. Bring your friends, bring your family, and bring your open ears to celebrate the hard work of these musicians.
Leaves are falling and our learning continues! Our class schedule continues into November/December mostly the same as our previous term.
Whether you are a new or a continuing student, you can Find Your Class Here.
And, as always, feel free to reach out with any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
See you in class!
Ok, so it’s not on cardstock with our initials embossed in gold, but …
… Anne Weiss and I would still like to share this special invitation:
Questions? Let us know: email@example.com
Anne Weiss and I are really looking forward to this special event! Join us and kick back in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge for a memorable musical experience, where you will learn more about:
One thing important to note:
You are responsible for reserving your room! Contact the Lyle through their website or call: (509) 365-5953. They have reserved all rooms for us until Monday, October 2, after which rooms will be released to the general public.
As always, if you have any questions about this event (not hotel-related), feel free to let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can’t wait to see you there!
With the opening of a new location and the start of a new class, Song by SongTM is letting you try something new:
Ukulele 1 (offered East & West) is for the absolute beginner. I’m talking no music experience necessary, you don’t have to know what a note is or a chord or even what your favorite song is (because I’ll teach you some!). Come on by: September 10 – 1:30pm – West Hills UU Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, Oregon. We’ll have ukuleles available for you to try out, songs ready to go, all you need is some curiosity and a smile. Let us know you’re coming by registering here.
Intro to Ukulele Ensemble is for all ages of folks who are up for a challenge. Maybe you’re still relatively new to the ukulele, but you’re not really into the sing + strum thing. You’d prefer to let your uke do the singing (think Jake Shimabukuro). Or maybe you love the sing + strum thing, but you want to expand your skill set as you play and sing (think James Hill). Either way, this class is going to make you a better player and a better musician all around.The free demo of this class is Saturday, September 9 – 12:00noon – Artichoke Music, 2007 SE Powell Blvd. in SE Portland. Curious? Let us know you’re coming by registering here.
Back to school means back to music … lots to look forward to as we gather again to raise our ukuleles and sing together again. Registration is open for Fall classes and – oh! – the choices! With a new location opening in Southwest Portland, and two new classes added to the mix, there is a lot to look forward to:
Find your class to review full details, descriptions, and addresses.
Curious to try before you buy? Come to a free demo class.
Questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch: email@example.com
Have you ever been to a campfire? The kind where people are laughing and singing and making music together? Welcome to Song by SongTM – where we keep the campfire spirit alive, offering fun and effective ukulele classes in a relaxed learning environment that provides you all the tools you need to discover and nurture the musician within. This website hub will keep you up to date on both in-person and online learning opportunities, as well as additional resources to keep you learning efficiently and joyfully along the way.