It’s almost April, don’t miss out on the opportunity to join us for the Victoria Vox Experience on April 18th. Scroll down the page to pay by PayPal or credit card, for details of how to pay by e-transfer email


February 21st 2021

Spring Workshop and Sing & Strum

We are very excited to announce that Victoria Vox will be featured in our next Workshop and Sing & Strum to be held via Zoom on

Sunday April 18th at 2pm

Victoria will be teaching a one hour workshop entitled “Get into the Groove” (details below), she will perform a few of her original songs and then lead the Sing and Strum, choosing songs that will enable you to use the strumming skills you have learned in the workshop.

The fee for the “Victoria Vox Experience” is $20 which includes the workshop, performance and Sing and Strum, there is no reduction in fee for just joining the Sing and Strum.

Here’s a link to her website

Click here to go to our Performers Bio page

Workshop details

Get in the Groove?: Rhythm can be played straight, or swung. You’ve got to swing to be swung! It’s all about the groove and feeling, and you’ll feel the difference. Let’s work on loosening up the right hand so that beats are subdivided with heart, and less brain. The groove even starts before you play a note!

This workshop if suitable for all levels of players.

The Workshop and Sing and Strum is limited to 100 participants.

To register, you can pay by PayPal or credit card by clicking on the “Buy Now” button below

For e-transfer click to send an email and we will send further instructions.

Once we have received your payment, a few days later you will be sent a link to Register for the Zoom event. Songbooks and handouts will be emailed to you a few days before the event.



February 15th 2021
We are almost at capacity for the Winter Workshops and Sing & Strum, so hurry up and register if you don’t want to miss out….

February 9th 2021

What better way to brush away those winter blues than to dust off your Uke and join us for our Winter Workshop and Sing & Strum on Sunday, February 21st at 2PM.

We will kick off our Winter event with a workshop called: “Quick Tips: Learn a finger picking pattern for Hallelujah“. Using Leonard Cohen’s iconic song “Hallelujah”, you will learn a finger picking pattern.  The chords in the song are easy, even for beginner players, and the chord pattern repeats throughout the whole song. The Workshop will be led by Carol Johns, Level 3 JHUI instructor.  The lead sheet and the tablature will be sent out to everyone attending.

Immediately following Carol’s Workshop, Liz Debarros will once again lead us in a Sing & Strum, with Beth and Graham taking a turn at leading a song.

The Winter Workshop and Sing & Strum is once again a free event, and is limited to the first 100 registrants. Please note that there is only one link to register, which will give you access to both the Workshop and the Sing & Strum. There is no way to register for just one or the other.

Below is a link to Register.  Just click on this link and it will take you to the Zoom App where you will need to Register for our event. Once you have registered, you will get an email confirmation with the Zoom Meeting Link.


The Winter Workshop Materials, and Sing & Strum Songbook will be sent out a few days in advance of our get together.


We look forward to playing with you all again soon!


Organizing Committee


January 2nd 2021

A very Happy New Year to you all.

We had a great response to our Christmas “Zoom” Sing and Strum on December 13th, over 60 people logged on to join us in the Festivities.

We are currently planning another Zoom Sing and Strum for February. This time we will be adding a short workshop by Carol Johns, who has recently completed her JHUI Level 3 Teaching Certificate. Congratulations Carol.

This event will be free. Registration details will be available by the end of January and a Songbook will be emailed a couple of days before the event.


We have no idea whether an ‘in person’ Festival will be viable this year as the COVID vaccine roll-out has yet to start in Canada.

Our other option is to plan more online events and invite guest performers and instructors to appear. We would have to charge a fee for those events so we can pay the artists, who have all been struggling during COVID.

If you have any ideas and suggestions, we would be glad to hear them email us at

Meanwhile…..    Keep on strumming….

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