This course is intended for beginners and intermediate students who want to cover the ins and outs of playing the ukulele.
Lenny rolls out songs and techniques in an easy progression. You'll be jamming right from the start, and by the end of three weeks you'll have strums, riffs and songs that you can take with you wherever you go!
June 19th - July 3rd
Outdoor kickoff: Saturday, June 19th, 10:30 am - noon in Albany, CA
Zoom check-in: Thursday, June 24th, 5:15pm - 6:15pm online
Zoom check-in: Thursday, July 1st, 5:15pm - 6:15pm online
Outdoor finale: Saturday, July 3rd, 10:30am - noon in Albany, CA
Exact location will be shared after registration.
Please bring a ukulele to the first class. Lenny wrote a guide to purchasing one.
Our in-person activities will take place outdoors, with about 4 people per picnic table. We will also have some folding chairs that can be placed at a distance. We recommend wearing a mask (masks are required for unvaccinated participants in accordance with CDC guidelines).
Please let us know if you need wheelchair or other accommodations by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
3 weeks, 4 classes
15 - 30 people
1.5 hours in person, 1 hour online
Beginner & Intermediate
Come jam with us as you learn to create music on the Ukulele. This hybrid journey meets outdoors for the first and last classes, with two zoom classes in-between.
starting June 19
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Lenny San Jose
Lenny, aka Ukulenny, is an ukulele performer and educator based in Oakland, CA. He received his training at UC Berkeley (B.A. in Music) and earned his teaching credential at Cal State East Bay. After teaching music in public schools for 5 years, he made the leap to becoming a full-time musician, performing and leading workshops.
An avid multi-instrumentalist, Lenny grew up playing piano and writing songs on his guitar. He played cello in the high school orchestra and saxophone in the Cal Band. In 2009 he fell in love with the ukulele and found it to be the easiest and most fulfilling instrument to teach. He appreciated that it was a very sociable instrument that didn’t take itself too seriously, and that people enjoyed playing the ukulele in large groups. He started his ukulele career on the BART train and eventually was leading commenters in song. His YouTube channel has since gained over 75,000 subscribers and 9.9 million views. A sponsored Kala Artist, he spearheaded the Learn to Play Program on Kala’s website and app, and continues to preach the ukulele gospel nationwide.
Know exactly what to do before the next class with clear exercises. Practice a little bit each day to grow your skills and take advantage of the mental health benefits of being creative.
Meet with your instructor for a weekly class. Besides learning new skills, you'll get time for Q&A and feedback.
You gain more motivation and perspective when you learn with others. Share the frustrations and joys of learning something new with people who get it. Our discussion groups are 4 - 10 people.
The Journey Experience
Jumpstart your creativity with our interactive, research-based approach
Not satisfied? Email us before the second class and receive a 100% refund
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