Four one-hour lessons 11am to noon on Wednesdays at The MAC in Parksville
Wednesday January 16th to February 6th 2019
If you have ever thought about playing the ukulele but never even held one; or have been strumming for a while but would like to learn how to pick a tune, this four-week course will guide you through those skills
The cost is $70 and includes the course book “You Can Play Today”. If you don’t have your own ukulele, you can pre-order a good quality beginner package of ukulele, bag, tuner and strap from me for $120.
There’s a Ukulele orchestra starting up at the Seniors Centre in Qualicum Beach – see details below
5 Five-week Ukulele Sessions: Melody, Harmony & Chords and Strum & Sing
Can you read and play treble clef notes and a few chords on the ukulele?Join other friendly and supportive players for one or more fun sessions! Wednesdays 2:30 – 3:30 pm 2018/19.
September 19 to October 24.Jazz and Pop Standards.Ensemble Tunes: 45 minutes: Melody, Harmony, and Chords. Fly Me to the Moon and Moondance. Strum & Sing: 15 minutes. Group favorites.
November 14 to December 12.Christmas and Seasonal. Ensemble Tunes, 45 minutes: Melody, Harmony, and Chords. The First Noel, O Christmas Tree, Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire and (Alvin!!) The Chipmunk Song.Strum & Sing: 15 minutes. Group favorites.
January 16 to February 13. Jazz Love Standards. Ensemble Tunes, 45 minutes: Melody, Harmony, and Chords. It Had to Be You and The Way You Look Tonight. Strum & Sing: 15 minutes. Group favorites.
April 3 to May 1. Early Music. Ensemble Tunes, 45 minutes: Melody, Harmony, and Chords. Scarborough Fair, Greensleaves and Suo Gan. Strum & Sing: 15 minutes. Group favorites.
May 22 to June 19. Jazz Standards and Beach/Summertime Tunes. Ensemble Tunes, 45 minutes: Melody, Harmony, and Chords. Summertime and Oye Como Va. Strum & Sing: 15 minutes. Group favorites.
A new four session series of Absolute Beginner group ukulele lessons with Liz DeBarros is starting at the Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge (GZAL) on Monday September 17th at 7pm. All the details are on their website http://www.gzalounge.com/ukulele-lessons.html .
Liz is also excited to announce a series of six ukulele workshops to be given at GZAL over the course of seven months, starting with “Strumming Patterns” on Saturday November 24th, 10.30am to noon. Again, all the details are on the GZAL website, keep scrolling down the page to see all the workshops on offer. You can register and pay for the workshops through the GZAL website.
“Kim Bjerga, Clark Holmes, and Andrew Nufer make up the talented young trio, The Naked Waiters. With equal measure of skillful playing and close-knit harmonies, their act wowed the crowd at this year’s Ukulele Festival of Scotland, so much so that they were immediately re-booked for the same event in 2019.” WE GOT AN ARTICLE IN THE UK UKULELE MAGAZINE! Scotland liked us enough to write about our performance, and we couldn’t be more honored. Headed to Vancouver island in a couple weeks for the Nanaimo Ukulele Festival!
A happy afternoon running the Ookestra (Beginner ukulele orchestra) workshop set with the Bayfield Ukulele Society. Lots of fun playing a little big band swing and rocking an 80s classic. Such a fun and talented group!
Join Cynthia K at her Ookestra workshop on Saturday July 14th at the Festival
The inaugural night of the new Parksville Ukulele Club at the Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge, Unit 5 – 1176 Franklins Gull Road (in the Industrial Area) on March 5th 2018 was tremendously successful; around 45 people attended.
Liz DeBarros will be holding a clinic there this Monday, March 12th; admission by donation. She will also be giving information on the two series of Group Lessons she will be giving at the club on alternate Mondays starting on Monday March 19th.