Ukulele and Guitar

Beginner Ukulele or Guitar for Adults and Teens

Launch into beginner level guitar or ukulele. You'll immediately be able to accompany some of your favorite songs, including Music Together® songs, and impress your children! We'll give you the core vocabulary and the bare-bones skills needed to progress on your own or with the help of tutorials. Dig a guitar or a ukulele out of storage, or borrow one from a friend. If you want to borrow from our limited supply of ukes, please let us know a day in advance. Only $20 per meeting. This crash course is for adults and teens; older children may color, read, and play quietly in the classroom.

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MacKenzie Center/Newton Centre
1337 Centre Street
Newton Center, MA 02459
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Guitar Boot Camp Thursday Oct 18, 2018 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Julia Priest, Director Register
Guitar Boot Camp Thursday Oct 25, 2018 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Julia Priest, Director Register
Guitar Boot Camp Thursday Nov 01, 2018 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Julia Priest, Director Register
Guitar Boot Camp Thursday Nov 08, 2018 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Julia Priest, Director Register
Guitar Boot Camp Thursday Nov 15, 2018 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Julia Priest, Director Register

Ukulele Classes for Kids

Is your five-to-eight-year-old thinking about playing guitar? Violin? Ukulele is a great stepping stone, and a great instrument in its very own right. In a fun, relaxed setting, we include core music activities such as rhythmic movement, singing, percussion, and pre-literacy, along with team turn-taking games. Kids will learn rhythmic strumming plus, if they are able, picking patterns; and three to five chords to accompany songs. They can even learn to play a simple melody! The group will discover important vocabulary for contrasting musical qualities and the major scale. Caring gently for a musical instrument and building relaxed practice habits are foundations for a lifelong love of learning and music-making. Class is delightful and the learning is infectious!

If your school or group of friends pull together six or more children, we can run a ukulele class for you. Contact us.