Course 2: Ukulele Lessons for INTERMEDIATE players
Now that you know the basics, you may be ready to make your ukulele playing REALLY rock! Join our 4 week Intermediate Course to upskill your ukulele technique and gain mastery over your playing.
This course is designed for those who have gained proficiency in the foundation skills and wish to gain a more in-depth knowledge and understanding of musical concepts and more challenging ukulele techniques.
You MUST have completed an Advanced Beginner Course or have equivalent playing experience to join this course.
More advanced strumming techniques and finger picking patterns
Expand your chord vocabulary with more complex chords from different chord families
Improve your ability to transition more efficiently between chords
Develop greater mastery in your coordination and playing technique
Expand your tab notation skills for riff (melody) playing
Learn how to transpose music into new keys and use a capo to make your music match the music you love
At the end of the course you will have the skills to enhance your sound with new tricks and techniques and if keen to progress further, be well prepared to join the Silver Strings Ensemble OR the Lightly Strung Orchestra.
The Absolute Beginner Course will be held in the Manly Library Meeting Room, 1 Market Place, Manly. The library is connected to the Whistler Street Car Park which offers 2 hours free parking.
The Intermediate Course fee is $250.
This cost includes the cost of all course materials including the course workbook and practice recordings.
There are no refunds or makeup classes for missed lessons.
If there are exceptional circumstances whereby a participant is unable to attend the course for any reason, this situation can be discussed with the teacher and arrangements agreed upon.
Once a course has started, you are not entitled to a refund simply because you changed your mind.
If you postpone your enrolment to a future course within 5 days of the start date, or after you have commenced a course, you will incur a $25 administration fee.
The Intermediate Course is held over 4 consecutive Saturdays from 2pm-4pm. In 2020, it will run on the following dates:
May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
"What can I say. I received great value, beyond expectation.... I'm so happy and very thankful for having crossed paths with 'my teacher'. I gained musical knowledge, self satisfaction, concentration skills and most of all a great happiness."
John, Intermediate Course Graduate
"How does one explain, what a wonderful personal experience, an emotional travel through a delightful musical appreciation of the Ukulele. Thank you for sharing your talent and skills with us.
On The Beginner Courses, Janine leads you astray, tempting you to experience this art form and on the Intermediate Course, you and your Ukulele become one producing beautiful music, so much pleasure...
Thank you for your inspiration, enthusiasm and encouragement. I can now share happy sounds of the Ukulele with friends and family and encourage them to join in. Making music happen is sharing magic sounds."
Michelle, Intermediate Course Graduate
What People Say...
Pam, Uke Course Graduate
"I absolutely loved these classes, plenty of fun energy, upbeat, a great pace and kept me engaged along the whole way. I was amazed how quickly I managed to pick up the concepts quickly. I've virtually had no musical experience prior so was a bit apprehensive that I may not be able to keep up."
Brian, Uke Course Graduate
"I now feel more confident with chord changes and strumming. The course was very enjoyable, because you made it fun. There was no pressure, but it was still stimulating and challenging. You have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills. I also enjoyed the social aspect, meeting new people. I think I am now ready to go on to Stage 2."
Trisha, Uke Course Graduate
"We had so much fun learning to play our ukes - it was such a shame it had to end after only 2 weeks! I had the BEST time and I am looking forward to coming back for a follow up course. You were a great teacher to be able to impart all that information in such a short time."