Online and real life ukulele lessons and jams for grown ups
Join us for our fun, inclusive online and real life lessons for grown ups with these ukulele classes from Becky at Beanstalk Arts! Born in lockdown, these sessions have moved to real life ‘bring a baby’ sessions now in the calendar, and keep your eyes peeled for some evening jams and lessons in SE London. All sessions our sessions use a variety of repertoire from George Michael to Dolly Parton, passing via George Ezra and Mark Ronson, plus a few classic kids songs and Beatles numbers in the mix! Song sheets and chord diagrams all included, for the zoom sessions, you’ll get recordings of the class to catch up on if you miss a session (or you can opt to get ‘recordings only’ and take the course in your own time!).
10.45am on Fridays at Forest Hill Friends from the 6th October
11.30am on Fridays at Forest Hill Friends from the 6th October(please note – you’re welcome to attend this course without a baby! But just to note that we’ll run at a pace to accommodate parents and carers)
LESSONS FOR GROWN UPS:
This joyful, relaxed and energising course takes you from total ukulele newbie – with no musical or ukulele experienced required – to confidently playing at least 4 chords and together we’ll be strumming and singing some fab songs! You’ll have a chance to learn and play along with your teacher Becky, ask questions and we’ll cover different ways of strumming and playing, and a wide range of repertoire of music. All song and chord sheets are included, and you can join us live or catch up on the recordings after the live class each week.
Songs covered in this beginner course include rocking along to Faith by George Michael, the classic Blue Moon, a very useful arrangement Happy Birthday, the slightly dystopian ditty Bad Moon Rising and a joyful jam to Uptown Funk, among lots of others (and requests are very welcome)
If attending in real life, all course bookers are welcome to borrow a ukulele for the duration fo the course (£25 fully refundable cash deposit required) and you’ll be given a folder and print outs of all repertoire.
These sessions assume a little ukulele knowledge of basic chords and strums – it’s a good follow on from the beginner’s course OR you’re welcome to jump in straight at this level if you’ve played before/have other musical experience.
The first few weeks will be consolidating our C/F/G chords and working on faster, more confident chord changes, and then we’ll move onto more shapes, strums and develop singing whilst playing!
CPD for teachers: ‘Bright Sparks Ukulele’
No current courses planned, but we’ll be back soon! You can purchase recordings and song sheets from our last course here.
These are informal, fun ukulele playalongs. Some ukulele knowledge will be assumed, but we’ll include a few top tips and memory joggers on how to approach certain chords and strums, but most time will be spent playing through the songs together! Every session we’ll have songs on a different theme, with each session starting with simple songs, moving onto more complicated chords and transitions, and always finishing with a big singalong classic.You’ll be sent all the song sheets and chords in advance, and your song suggestions are VERY welcome