Do you wish you could learn to play an instrument? Here's your chance! The ukulele has captured hearts and minds in Maine and around the world! Come join our beginners’ class and share in the joy. You will learn essentials including basic chord positions, strumming techniques, and picking foundations. This class will give you the tools to play with groups or solo and you don't have to know how to read music (but you do have to practice)! You must have a playable ukulele and an electronic tuner or ukulele tuning app. If you don’t have a uke, let us know when you register. we are happy to provide information on where to buy one to fit your budget. Learn to play the ukulele! Stimulate your mind - and light up your world!
Do you love folk music? Then you need to learn a thing or two about how to play it! Discover up-picking, a technique used by Pete Seeger and other folk greats as well as the popular down-picking style, known variously as clawhammer or frailing. Along the way, you’ll get the basics of reading tablature, a system of notating finger positioning, and techniques to enhance your playing. You don’t need a banjo ukulele to learn these styles (but it’s fun to have one). What you do need is a playable ukulele tuned to GCEA, an iPad or computer capable of using Zoom, basic knowledge of how to play the ukulele including the ability to make smooth and seamless transitions between at least, the C, F, Am, and G7 chords.
So, you learned to play the ukulele and you loved it but, well, life got in the way and the uke was neglected. Have you been meaning to brush up your playing because it's fun, relaxing, challenging, a brain booster, and a great way to socialize? What to do? Join this refresher course to rediscover the joy of playing your ukulele. In it, you’ll review the basics, smooth out any “bumps in the road” and pick up new skills to add to your player’s toolbox. Reignite your playing! No time to lose. Get ready to jump back into the wonderful world of ukulele!
Are you eager to take your ukulele playing to a new level? Would you like to enhance your strumming and finger-picking skills? Perhaps you'd like to discover how to introduce melody notes into your playing. Maybe you’ve wondered how to decorate your playing with techniques like hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, and more. Here’s your chance! Join Duncan Perry for a skills-packed program that offers advanced and creative ideas for playing the ukulele. You’ll need a playable ukulele tuned to GCEA, of course, a sense of humor, a computer or an iPad on which to participate in this Zoom course, plus a solid knowledge of the primary six chords in each of the keys of C (C, Dm, Em, F, G7, Am) and G (G, Am, Bm, C, D7, Em, F). Sign up, tune-up, and get ready to notch up your ukulele playing skills
It’s never too late to learn to play a musical instrument -- and besides, it’s good for you! And what fun it is to pick up a ukulele and knock out a tune for your grandchildren, or better yet, play along with them. Or how about the thrill of playing for friends and with others? Here’s where that journey begins! Join us for our easy-paced, no-pressure, fun-filled ukulele class! Our seasoned and popular ukulele instructor, Duncan Perry, himself a senior, loves sharing his knowledge of the mighty ukulele and will start you out slowly. He will teach you a handful of chords and some basic strumming patterns and you will leave the class knowing how to play songs you grew up with! No experience playing an instrument is necessary and you don’t have to know how to read music. But you do have to promise to practice regularly! With 10 chords, a pocket full of strums, and a big smile, you’ll be a hit! Of course, you’ll need a playable ukulele (we are happy to provide information on where to buy one if you don’t have one available). So grab a uke, sign up, tune-up, show up and bloom on Zoom! (We can help you get acclimated to that too, but you will need a computer or tablet capable of using Zoom).
Learn about music therapy and sound healing and their ability to help individuals of all ages to address their physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs during healing. The outcome of this certificate is to describe music therapy and sound healing and their effects on the brain, at the end of life, and with specific health conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.
Click here to register: https://www.ed2go.com/monwinaded/online-courses/certificate-music-therapy-sound-healing/