Saturday March 6th, Aaron Keim will be giving a 90 minute online Clawhammer concert with our old pal Lil’ Rev. Be prepared for songs and tunes on ukulele, banjo and other instruments! The cost is $15 and you can register at Lilrev.com/calendar. (5:30pm PST / 7:30pm CST) We hope you can join us.
Menucha Ukulele Band Camp
April 9-11th Menucha Ukulele Band Camp - Online! Aaron and Nicole Keim are the new artistic directors for this camp. Please join them for this fun filled weekend of music making. You’ll receive excellent instruction from Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, Kevin Carroll, The Canote Brothers, Nova Devonie, Matt Weiner and Aaron and Nicole! Registration for the entire weekend is $100 and includes opening and closing sessions, 12 class sessions, open mics, a lunch hangout, campfire singalong, a faculty concert and more. For more information and to register, please visit https://menucha.org/programs/uke-band-camp.
List of Local Jams and Teachers
There is far more going on than can possibly be listed. I heard that Ukulele Magazine is trying to keep track. Basically, if there is a Ukulele artist you like, they are probably offering online teaching and performance. Look them up, support them if you can.
Marianne Brogan offers a free zoom jam - songs from the PUA songbooks every other Monday from noon - 1:30. Write to Marianne at mabrogan at gmail.com to join.
Jim D’Ville and Del Rey consistently offer their popular FingerPicking course at different levels. For information go to:
Jim D’Ville is doing a number of gatherings on facebook - with guests
Dani Joy https://danijoymusic.com/
Dani and her partner Perry Stauffer offer classes every month. Dani is also has an ukulele shop, selling Pepe Romero, Daniel Ho endorsed instruments.
Kate Power & Steve Einhorn qualityfolk.com
Avery Hill hosts on Saturday at 1 p.m. How to get the music, and how to connect is on her website: https://learnsongbysong.com Quarantunes Ukulele Jam.
Portland Ukulele Wednesdays (North Portland gathering) is meeting online each week, and is open to all. Rotating Hosts: Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. You must register before the meeting. (You only need to register once for ALL meetings) Look up the information at the facebook page or sign up for their newsletter.
Mailing list: http://eepurl.com/cJ67Dj Zoom Facebook page, including songbooks per week: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pdxukulelewednesdays/
Tigard Ukulele Group: A Zoom Meeting Every Sunday 2-3 pm with rotating hosts. Download the weekly songs here: https://www.tigardukes.com/this-weeks-songs
There is a password needed - you may want to get on their mailing list.
For Jazz singers and lovers of Jazz, check out Diane Nalini, from Canada. I’ve taken some workshops from her - she’s a fantastic teacher, and a beautiful singer. I’ve fallen in love with her voice and phrasing. Make sure you read about her background. Top notch! https://www.ukuleleforjazzsingers.com/
For Classical Music Lovers - Another wonderful resource I’ve found for classical fingerstyle and classical music study is https://ukulelecorner.com/ The teacher is Jeff Peterson.
Tracy Kim: If you are a Django or jazz player Tracy teaches ukulele and is plenty challenging for those looking to deepen their skills and learning everything there is to know about music. https://www.happyvalleyschoolofmusic.com/
Brian Fergus Woodstock Ukulele Studio
Monday Noontime Strum online every Monday at noon
Tuesday Evening Strum online every Tuesday Evening at 7pm
email email@example.com for a pdf of the songs and zoom links.
PUA’s talented bass player and music teacher. Ed has created a ukulele audio songbook, “Techniques Through Tunes,” which will make it easy to play a variety of techniques such as hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides. If you read Tab and know basic rhythm these tunes are fun challenges. The tab shows you how, and you can play right along with Ed’s audio. The price for these materials is $25, which you can pay through PayPal at @edlewiscarter (or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Venmo at Edward-Carter-1. After payment Ed will share the links to the downloadable mp3 songs and music charts. If you want any information write to Ed.
And here are some pre-recorded videos that you might like:
Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Lockdown edition includes some jamming and teaching, and great performance.
And… Doane Uschool in Canada teams up with Jann Arden and the result is pure magic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GzLHgdz4ag
Francis Doo, long time member of PUA, plays for an hour every Friday at 6 p.m. on his facebook page.
James Hill is offering a $1 set of lessons for the complete beginner “Ready, Steady, Ukulele”
Also for free - a 7 lesson exercise - a beautiful meditative exercise call “Peace Like a Ukulele”