Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021 10:30a -
Boston, MA 02124
Classes, Date Idea, Meetup, Music, Performing Arts, Social Good, Virtual & Streaming
Playing from memory is a different experience from playing from a song sheet. The more songs you know by heart, the more you can focus on performance rather than "reading" or "interpreting." We discuss strategies to memorize melodies, chords, lyrics, and other important aspects of a song and apply to practical examples.
Tuition includes handouts (PDF) with links to zoom class video recordings.
$169 for 6 sessions.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Anne Ku is the author of a new 110-page book on the ukulele. She has taught music at the University of Hawaii Maui College. With degrees in music from the UK and the Netherlands, she founded the ukulele movement in Historic Lower Mills and has performed in the Boston Guitar Orchestra. Her easy piano arrangements are freely available and have been recorded by passionate music lovers everywhere. http://www.anneku.com
Studying ukulele with Anne Ku becomes a full lifestyle experience. She encourages her students to expand our repertoires and musical styles. During 15 months of Covid lockdown, I wrote parodies for Anne’s Songs in the Time of Corona meetups, which led to my joining her Boot Camp, followed by classes for better strumming, fingerpicking, music theory, as well as Riffs & Licks. I now have an ukulele practice routine, an international practice group, and even a personal trainer who leads workouts for ukulele players.
Anne’s classes combine skill development with interesting musical selections. Over the past year taking her classes, both my enjoyment and abilities playing my ukulele have grown enormously. In addition I have made many new friends as part of- the community Anne has created through her diverse class offerings and jam opportunities. Whatever level you are at, there is a course available that will make you a better ukulele player or performer.