Due to continuing popular demand, the Center for the Performing Arts has scheduled another round of Beginning Ukulele Classes with instructor Geoff Davis, co-founder and director of the Bluestone Folk School in Noblesville. Ukulele is the best of both worlds: easy to pick up, but unlimited in how far you can take it.
The cost is only $50 for four one-hour classes, which begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, and continue through Oct. 17. Thanks to Sam Ash Music, free loaner instruments are provided. These ukuleles can later be purchased at a discount.
About the class
All you need for this class is a love of music and the desire to try something new! Ukuleles are easier to learn than other stringed instruments! Geoff will start with a few fundamentals of rhythm and strumming patterns, then explore singing, strumming, picking, and chord melody while focusing on some very fun songs. No experience necessary!
Recommended for ages 14 and older.
Ukuleles will be available to borrow for these classes. If you would like to bring your own, please make sure it is a soprano, concert, or tenor uke tuned gCEA.
About the instructor
Geoff Davis is a third-generation master ukulele player and builder, with traditional jazz and rural blues in his blood. Geoff has taught classes throughout central Indiana and performed across the United States. While teaching at the Key Learning Community, he formed the Key Strummers, a group of elementary students who have appeared with Garrison Keillor and performed at the memorial service for Governor Frank O’Bannon. Geoff is the director and co-founder of the Bluestone Folk School in Noblesville and currently performs solo and with the Moontown Pickle Stompers and the Hoosier Haloes.
For more information, contact Julia Shildmyer-Heighway at 317-819-3516 orjheighway@TheCenterPresents.org