Guitar, Ukulele, Electric Bass, Folk

Guitar, Ukulele, Electric Bass, Folk

Private lessons are available in guitar, ukulele, mandolin and electric bass—and in a variety of styles. Our teachers can craft a course of study for any student based on their performing experience in folk, rock, jazz, blues and classical styles. 

While many students in this area do not wish to become classical performers, we do require all students to read music and gain an understanding of music theory rather than learning songs by rote.

Find information for your age:

Infant - Kindergarten (5mo - 5yr)

Ukulele is a great starter instrument! It's easy to carry, inexpensive, and best of all, fun to play for kids and adults alike!

Sing and Strum Group Ukulele I - Spring Semester

Instructor: Juliet Gervasi
Ages 5-7
Class size 4 to 8 students
16 weeks on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:15
February 5 to June 3 (no class April 15 - spring break)
$320

In this fun introductory class, students learn the basics of playing the ukulele, ensemble singing, and music theory through performance of familiar children’s songs.  Parents and grandparents are encouraged to assist the student during class as a fun family activity.

 Classroom goals include:

  • learning how to listen to each other and play in a group, using very simple chords/children’s songs. 
  • using movable do solfege to play and sing major scales
  • Learn basic rhythms and counting in 4/4

 

Sing and Strum Group Ukulele II* - Spring Semester

Instructor: Juliet Gervasi
Ages 6-10
Class size 4 to 8 students
February 5 to June 3 (no class April 15 - spring break)
$320

*Prerequistite: Sing and Strum Ukulele I or teacher approval

In this continuation of last semester's Sing and Strum class I, students will enjoy further advancing their knowledge and technique in an engaging group environment. Building upon last semester's basic music theory, chordal accompaniment, and ensemble experience, learning objectives will also include:

  • synthesizing theoretical knowledge of notes on the staff and rhythmic values from last semester with new practical application on the instrument: students will be able to read musical notation in order to play simple melodies
  • last semester students learned to sing major scales in solfege syllables, moving forward they will learn to play them on the ukulele
  • students will continue to learn more advanced chords and strumming patterns as applied to fun songs

Elementary (6-10yr)

30-minute private lessons are available for 1st grade students and up in guitar, ukulele and electric bass, with teacher approval for younger students. 

Students are also encouraged to enroll in group piano for young beginners (ages 5 and up) and the Children's Chorus to grow musicality (starting in 2nd grade, and included at no additional cost). 

Young beginners ages 7 to 10 can also join our group ukulele classes.  Cost is $160 for 8 weekly 45 minute group lessons. Ukulele is a great starter instrument.  It's easy to carry, inexpensive, and best of all, fun to play for kids and adults alike! 

Sing and Strum Group Ukulele I - Spring Semester

Instructor: Juliet Gervasi
Ages 5-7
Class size 4 to 8 students
16 weeks on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:15
February 5 to June 3 (no class April 15 - spring break)
$320

In this fun introductory class, students learn the basics of playing the ukulele, ensemble singing, and music theory through performance of familiar children’s songs.  Parents and grandparents are encouraged to assist the student during class as a fun family activity.

 Classroom goals include:

  • learning how to listen to each other and play in a group, using very simple chords/children’s songs. 
  • using movable do solfege to play and sing major scales
  • Learn basic rhythms and counting in 4/4

 

Sing and Strum Group Ukulele II* - Spring Semester

Instructor: Juliet Gervasi
Ages 6-10
Class size 4 to 8 students
February 5 to June 3 (no class April 15 - spring break)
$320

*Prerequistite: Sing and Strum Ukulele I

In this continuation of last semester's Sing and Strum class I, students will enjoy further advancing their knowledge and technique in an engaging group environment. Building upon last semester's basic music theory, chordal accompaniment, and ensemble experience, learning objectives will also include:

  • synthesizing theoretical knowledge of notes on the staff and rhythmic values from last semester with new practical application on the instrument: students will be able to read musical notation in order to play simple melodies
  • last semester students learned to sing major scales in solfege syllables, moving forward they will learn to play them on the ukulele
  • students will continue to learn more advanced chords and strumming patterns as applied to fun songs

Students interested in a more intensive course of study may enroll in the Preparatory Division, which includes Royal Conservatory Method music theory classes and ensemble work.

Middle (11-13yr)

45-minute private lessons are available in guitar, ukulele, electric bass and folk instruments. 

Students in the 7th grade will advance to Chorus II from Chorus I with teacher approval (chorus classes included at no additional cost). 

Students interested in a more intensive course of study may enroll in the Preparatory Division, which includes Royal Conservatory Method music theory classes and ensemble work.

High (14-18yr)

60-minute private lessons are available in guitar, ukulele, electric bass and folk instruments. 

45-minute piano lessons are encouraged for students to supplement music education. 

Students may enroll in the Preparatory Division for a more intensive course of study that includes Royal Conservatory Method music theory classes and ensemble work..

Adult (18+)

45 or 60-minute private lessons are available in guitar, ukulele, electric bass and folk instruments. 

Beginner adult students are encouraged to enroll in Group Piano for Adult Beginners, and all adult students should be attend in Muscianship I or II (included at no additional cost).

 

Next Steps

  • Click here to pre-register for guitar, ukulele, electric bass or folk lessons.
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