Portland Ukelele Association

Looking for a unique way to meet people and make music?

Dig out that old ukulele from your attic or closet and join the Portland Ukulele Association (PUA)!

Bullet PUA usually meets on the second Sunday of each month from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

BulletAll levels are welcome; join-in any month. An introductory lesson is available at each gathering (loaner ukuleles are available). Short open mic at the end of each gathering.

Bullet Fee payable at each meeting is $5 cash or check. Sorry, no credit cards.

Tiny Tim Tiny Beth Tiny Brogan Tiny Cunha Tiny Ike Tiny May Tiny Uke Joe

Welcome to the Portland Ukulele Association (PUA)

Dedicated to the fun and fellowship of ukulele playing since 2002

Next PUA gathering: Sunday, April 13, 2014
1:30-3:30 p.m.

Where: St. David’s Episcopal Church Community Hall, 2800 SE Harrison St., Portland, 97214 (in the Hawthorne District, 4 blocks South of SE Hawthorne and 28th). Want to know more? Sign up for the newsletter through the menu on the left of your screen.

PUA meets on the second Sunday monthly in 2014: January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8 (No gathering in July and August).


Coming Soon


The Quiet American in Concert

Friday, April 11, 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) Portland Folkmusic Society will be presenting The Quiet American (Aaron and Nichole Keim) and mandolin player Brian Oberlin in a double bill as part of the PFS concert series. We hope to see a strong audience to support these very talented local musicians. The concerts are at St. David of Wales church. Info: 360.949.0851 Tickets $17 GA | $14 PFS members $8 ages 12-18 (under 12 free) Advance tickets available online portlandfolkmusic.org/concerts.php


Jim D'Ville Workshops Saturday, April 19

Saturday, April 19, 2014 – Play Ukulele By Ear Workshops with Jim D’Ville
SE Portland, (Marianne’s home studio).  Advanced sign-up required. Limited seating to 14. RSVP to dville@teleport.com
Cost: $20 per person per workshop or $35 for both.

10am – 3 Chord Magic Chord Magic (Advanced Beginner & Up)The 3 Chord song form is probably the most popular in Western music. In this workshop we’ll dissect a number of interesting variations of the progression beyond the I-IV-V7. Learning to hear the emotional quality of these chord progressions will dramatically improve your playing. We’ll play a lot of very fun and familiar tunes in the rock, pop and blues genres. Knowledge of basic chord shapes (C F G7 Dm Am Em A7 D7 E7) is helpful.


11:30am – Rockabilly By Ear All LevelsIf you look up Rockabilly in the dictionary you’ll find Carl Perkins picture. That’s because he penned some of the genres greatest hits. In this workshop you’ll learn a medley of Perkins’ rockabilly gems including Blue Suede Shoes, Matchbox, Boppin’ The Blues, Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby, and Honey Don’t, by ear. That’s right, no handout. In less than an hour you’ll learn to play these simple songs (most with same chord progression), and the licks and strums that made them famous. Go, Cat, Go!


Aaron Keim Workshops April 26

Back in February Aaron Keim offered workshops in Portland that were cancelled due to the weather. The good news is, they are now re-scheduled for Saturday April 26th!

2:00-3:15 p.m.  FINGERSTYLE UKULELE - for all levels $20
4:00-5:15 p.m.CLAWHAMMER UKULELE - for intermediate & advanced players who have already learned the basics of Clawhammer. $20
Email The Quiet American to reserve a seat and for more details: info@quietamericanmusic.com


Port Townsend Uke Fest Sept. 11-15

Sold Out! Second annual Port Townsend Ukulele Festival at Centrum - scheduled for September 3-7, 2014. Go to the site to get on the waiting list.


Other Jams and Classes


Ukulele Class offered by Dave Mullany

In SE Portland- beginners and intermediate players welcome. 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings, each month. SE Portland near Foster and 55th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Each class we play popular songs (Beatles, Dylan, Folk, blues etc.), learn new chords, strums and note fills. $30 for one class or $50 for the month. Registration is required, please contact Dave Mullany at (503)757-7522 or dave@davemullany.com for more information.


MC Jammers - The Milwaukie Center ukulele jam

Meets each Thursday morning from 9:30 to 11:00. Located at The Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie, OR 97222. No experience necessary - everyone welcome! Cost is $1.00 per person to cover room usage.


Ukulele at West Linn Adult Community Center (WLACC)

Meets weekly on Tuesday afternoons from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the West Linn Adult Community Center (Dining Room), 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn. Visitors are encouraged and all levels are welcome. Just come with your ukulele (Other instruments welcome too). If you bring music to share, please bring 15 copies. For more information, contact Ron McCallister  RonMcCallister@msn.com or Kate Kaake fabrikate@comcast.net – There is no charge for this gathering.


West Side Ukers

Meets twice each month at West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Rd., Portland, OR 97223 from 6:30-8pm. Please call Karen at 503/246-3351 Ext. 4 for more information or go to the yahoo group: West Side Ukers.


For more information or to be added to our email list, contact Marianne Brogan: pua@pdxuke.com

Maintained by Marianne Brogan.
Animated Ukers w/the exception of Tiny Tim used by permission from Rock That Uke.
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