Ukulele 101 (10+ Years)

Welcome to Ukelele 101! See below for the course structure which is designed to be progressively more difficult as students gain in confidence and skill.

Course Structure

  • Week 1: Introduction to the ukulele. Naming of parts of instrument, naming of strings. Proper hand
    position and posture. Basic strumming patterns are covered. First two chords are learned by
    learning the song “Iko Iko”.
  • Week 2: Review of first week. Learning third chord and song “When The Saints Come Marching In”.
  • Week 3: Review of first two weeks. Basic fingerpicking pattern is learned.
  • Week 4: Review. Fourth chord is learned and song “Yellow Submarine” is covered.
  • Week 5: Review of weeks 3 and 4. Introduction to tableture notation. First scale (C scale) is learned.
  • Week 6: Review of weeks 4 and 5. Song learned is “Twist And Shout”.
  • Week 7: Review of week 6. New scale is learned (F scale).
  • Week 8: Review of week 7. Bar chords are covered. New chord “B flat” is learned. Song is “Sweet Caroline”
  • Week 9: Review of week 8. New scale of B flat is covered. Tableture is used to reach melody of “Sweet Caroline”.
  • Week 10: Review of week 9. Basic standard notation is taught to show what “Sweet Caroline” looks like
    in this format (this also provides an introduction to “formal” musical notation).
  • Week 11: Review of all previous lessons.
  • Week 12: Review of lessons with “hangout and jam” session.

Course Details

  • Course Start Date: Saturday 16th January 2021 @ 1pm Pacific | 4pm Eastern 
  • Course Duration: 12 weeks.
  • Class length: 60 minutes.
  • Age range:  10+ years.
  • Class size: Maximum of 10 students.
  • Fees: $180 per student for the 12-week course.

Before completing your payment for the course, please read and agree to our Terms of Service below:

1. Payment is payable in full to confirm your child’s attendance of the course. Course fees are non-refundable.

2. Attendance at each class will be online, on a private video call. Prompt attendance is required.

3. Please ensure your child is in a safe, private and quiet space to attend each class and has the necessary equipment to participate in each class.

4. Siblings and additional students are not permitted to sit in on the classes.

5. We are the owner or the licensee of all Intellectual Property Rights and all other rights used in the course and all content within the course and nothing in these Terms or otherwise shall operate to transfer the ownership of the Intellectual Property Rights of the course or the content of the course to you or to any other person.

6. You may not at any time copy, reproduce, publish in any form, share, sell, dispose of or otherwise make available to a third party in any way any of the content or materials contained in the course.

7. We grant to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sub licensable revocable licence to use all or any of the content of the course for the purposes for which it was provided only.

8. You may not without our prior written consent make any audio or visual recordings of any part of the course.

9. Our total liability in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise arising in connection with the performance of this agreement shall in all circumstances be limited to the price paid by you for the course.

10. These Terms shall be governed by English Law and your hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

The course fees are $180 per student for the 12-week course.

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About Your Teacher

Jay Danley

 

Canadian recording artist, Jay Danley, is a world-class session musician who contributed instrumentally to multiple Juno award-nominated records (Hilario Duran) and is the featured guitarist on the Juno award-winning (Julian Fauth), blues album of the year release. He has performed with a multitude of legendary musicians from around the world. 

Jay is recognized as one of Canada’s leading Jazz and Latin multi- instrumentalist musicians/composers, who as band leader delivered many memorable performances, at the highly acclaimed “Beaches International Jazz Festival,” performed at Toronto’s legendary Massey Hall and graced the stage at the “Barbados Jazz Festival.”

Known as the creator of his own compelling style of “Ethiojazz,” his unique stylings are warming the hearts of Jazz fans at numerus concert performances on the southern Ontario Jazz circuit, with some of the most sought-after session players in the region.

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