Ukulele Social Hour

Uke social hour with dog

“I just want you to know how much I loved the Uke class. I stayed because of your kind and supportive attitude and your enthusiasm.  I learned a lot in that class, and I looked forward to it every week.”

Laugh! Sing! Play! – the ukulele social hour with instructor Tim Bedner is all that and more!  Tim will be teaching a step by step method especially developed for adult ukuleleists. The classroom setting is relaxed with an encouraging, creative and confidence building atmosphere. Everyone will receive Ukulele hand outs written specifically for this class!  Once you graduate from the first course you will be invited to join the next level of ukulele playing. We encourage everyone to come out to the Bytown Ukulele Group (BUG) monthly jams, a great place to meet ukulele enthusiasts!

Ukulele Workshop for Singers
Presented by Diane Nalini

Beginner/intermediate level
Saturday June 15th, 2019
12 noon to 2:15 pm
Cost – $30

Call 613-729-0693 to register or drop in Monday thru Thursday from 3-9 PM
Payment in advance (non-refundable)

Would you like to improve your skills at playing the ukulele while singing? Many people stumble at this because they try to learn too many new things at once. We’ll cover fun and simple approaches to help anchor melody, lyrics, and harmony into our brains. The long term goal will be able to sing and play with confidence and without looking at a song sheet!

You will come away with skills you can apply to any new song. This workshop is geared towards beginner and intermediate ukulele players. We will cover a few simple jazz chords, but you don’t need to know any ahead of time.

We will use GCEA tuning, which is the standard tuning for soprano, concert and tenor ukuleles. Either high G (re-entrant) or low G (linear) tunings are welcome. If you play a baritone ukulele tuned to DGBE, please make sure to put a capo on the fifth fret and you should be able to follow along. Handouts will be for GCEA tuning only.

Diane Nalini is an award-winning jazz singer and songwriter with over 10 years of experience teaching music and science to learners of all ages, from high school students to retirees. She has released four critically-acclaimed albums, performed at jazz festivals around the world, and given gala performances for President Bill Clinton and Sir Paul McCartney. An accomplished songwriter, composer, and lyricist, Diane has written or co-written songs that have been used in major Hollywood releases, indie films, television shows and video games. She writes and performs songs in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese in a wide range of settings, from duos to big bands.

Summer 2019 Ukulele Drop In Class 

Keep strumming this summer with our drop in classes! New songs and handouts every week plus Tim will take your request! Everyone will receive Ukulele hand outs written specifically for this class!

The funnest, bestest instructor: Tim Bedner
Dates: Every Wednesday beginning June 19 to the end of August (except summer closer weeks) 
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Drop In Fee:  $20
Age: Adult
Questions? call 613-729-0693 or  email or email  info@alcornmusicstudios.com

Spring 2019 Ultra Beginner Ukulele   

BEATLES & BEYOND! Learn to strum through classic Beatles plus other your favourites from that era.

The ultra beginner course is for those with zero experience but a willingness to learn and have fun doing it! Yes this is for you!

Dates: 10 weeks on Thursdays starting Jan 24 – April 4, 2019 (no class March 14)
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Registration Fee:  $225 includes music (payable in full no refunds)
Age: Adult
Call 613-729-0693 to register or  email or email  info@alcornmusicstudios.com with any questions.

Experienced Beginner Ukulele

This class is a continuation of the Ultra Beginner class and will focus on more strumming and fingerstyle techniques, more types of chords and barre forms, plus a continuation of popular songs including Beatles, Motown, and Classic Rock favourites.

Dates: 10 weeks on Wednesday starting Jan 23 -April 3, 2019 (no class March 13)
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Registration Fee:  $225 includes music (payable in full no refunds)
Age: Adult
Call 613-729-0693 to register or  email or email  info@alcornmusicstudios.com with any questions.