Descriptions

Here are the classes currently available, taught by Amy Conley.

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Ukulele Intro for Adults/Teens

This December, a two-week introduction to jump-start your ukulele experience!   This class is for adults and teens who want to learn basic chords, strums and resources so that they can continue to learn efficiently. There is also a rental program for those who want to try it without purchasing an instrument.  Ages 13 to adult.  If you complete this you might be ready for the Winter (Advanced Beginner 10 week class). 

Winter Songs for Kids 1

Just one class, come and sing/dance with your adult caregivers and we'll have a warm morning of winter songs!   $15/child, $5/sibling, third child free.

Winter Songs for Kids 2

This two week class in December will focus on songs, chants, instrument-play and dances to Winter favorites like Frosty, old English carols, The Nutcracker Suite, Christmas songs, Chanukah songs, Sleighride, and more fun and frosty favorites from around the world. We will also plan a family indoor carolling experience at a local nursing home, depending on Amy's schedule.  $30 for two classes, sibling $10, third child free.

  

Uke & Guitar Christmas Songs

In December, two-week class for Ages 13 to Adults--bring your ukulele or guitar and play some simple and fun songs for Christmas.

Music Together®

Music Together programs around the world offer a mixed-age, research-based, parent-child class for infants, toddlers, preschoolers & kindergarten children.  Songs, instrument play, rhythm chants, and movement activities taught in a creative yet structured setting. Music is learned through play, with activities that support and respect the unique learning styles of very young children. Music Together classes nourish a family's efforts to create a rich and joyful musical environment at home, regardless of parents' musical abilities, with wonderful take-home materials.  The program develops each child's innate potential to gain basic music competence (singing in tune with accurate rhythm) while fostering a love of music for life-long enjoyment and developing cognitive, emotional and motor skills.  Read what parents and grandparents have to say here.  Video on the homepage

        

 

Ukulele Beginners

Class for Beginners (Adults/Teens/Kids over 11)  wishing to learn a wonderful instrument and many styles of music.  No previous music knowledge necessary!  Ukuleles have gained recent popularity all over the country because of their ease of playing, wonderful sound, portability and musical versatility.  We'll sing and play in a group (group singing has been shown to reduce stress and strengthen the immune system), working in the key of C. Great songbook, The Daily Ukulele with 365 songs. If you need a ukulele, Amy can help you choose one that fits you!

      

Ukulele Adv. Beg.

For students who are comfortable playing the chords C, Am, F, G, G7, C7, Em, Dm ...  OR  have taken Ukulele Beginners.  New chords and more songs in the key of C, as well as songs in the key of G.   Singing songs and playing from The Daily Ukulele book.  (Note to guitar players: The Baritone uke is tuned like the highest four strings of the guitar and a Baritone version of the Daily Ukulele is also available, so talk to Amy if you are considering the larger, deeper and guitar-like qualities of the baritone ukulele.  Baritone ukuleles can be purchased at Indie Music in Milford)   

Ukulele Intermediate

Ukulele class for those who have taken Ukulele Beginner,  Ukulele Adv.Beg., or for those who can already play basic chords in the keys of C and G.   This is also a great class for people who play guitar, since it will be easy for you to learn ukulele chords quickly.   Tuition prices will vary if you need a tuner, ukulele or The Daily Ukulele book.  In this class we will start to work through more complicated songs in the Keys of C and G, start finger-picking, learn to transpose songs, do some reading of tablature (note playing method), and be able to split the group according to levels.  More fun singing and playing!  This class gets invited to perform at events (optional).

The Kukuleles

People in this group are familiar with many songs in The Daily Ukulele, can read chord diagrams quickly including the jazz chords, and sometimes like to perform at local events.  This is for Intermediate players who are comfortable learning new chords/songs and enjoy singing for fun. Students are not obligated to join in any performances but are invited to perform for farmers' markets, festivals, and other events.  We have performed at Union Coffee Co, Ledgewood Bay,  the Pine Hill Holiday Fair,  the UUCM holiday fair, the Milford Pumpkin Festival, High Mowing School May Day and the Amherst Middle School Family Fair, to name a few.  Students may sign up for any events they are interested in.  Open to all students who have completed Ukulele Intermediate Class or demonstrate appropriate skill.

Great Songs - Guitar or Ukulele (Acoustic)

Keep up with your playing or revive an old hobby! Folk, classic rock, soft rock, bluegrass, R&B, traditional. Take-home exercises to prepare you for the new challenge of the week.  Prerequisite:  You must be able to play common chords already (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, major, minor and 7th chords).  Bring your guitar, or ukulele, a three-ring binder, capo.