Music Lessons

PRIVATE AND GROUPS

 PRIVATE LESSONS

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Private lessons are offered for Ukulele, Guitar, Bass, Harmonica and Piano. Lessons are 1hr and are available every day between the hours of 9am to 7pm. Lessons are for all ages, all levels and all styles of music. To schedule a lesson contact Hiram Bell at hikabe@aol.com or call 650 873-1999

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Freight & Salvage/Berkeley

BEGINNING ‘UKULELE

Wednesdays, 7:00-8:15 pm, beginning Jan 11, 2017 (6 Weeks)
Thursdays, 5:30-6:45 pm, beginning Jan 12, 2017 (6 Weeks)

Register Online

http://www.freightandsalvage.org/beginning-ukulele-hiram-bell

The ‘ukulele is a fun and easy instrument to play. Its distinctive sound has intrigued people worldwide for many years. Today it enjoys a soaring popularity! This 6-week session will cover the basics of playing an ‘ukulele. Emphasis will be on the following topics: fundamentals and rudiments of music theory; notation and tablature; chords and chord progressions; strumming and picking technique; major and minor scales; improvisation.

INTERMEDIATE ‘UKULELE

Thursdays, 7:00-8:15pm, beginning Jan 12, 2017 (6 Weeks)

Register Online

http://www.freightandsalvage.org/intermediate-ukulele-hiram-bell

Not just a novelty instrument, the ‘ukulele has made strides towards higher forms of musical interpretation. Originally relegated to the role of ballad accompaniment, the ‘uke has now become a front instrument. This course will cover skills needed to perform more challenging music. Topics include the following: music theory, spelling chords, arrangements and compositions, strumming and picking, modal scales, improvisation.

 

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College of San Mateo Community Education SMCCCD

 uke students

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UKULELE I

(6 Weeks/No class Feb 18)

Starts-Jan 21, 2017

Ends-Mar 4, 2017

90 minute classes

Have fun playing one of the easiest musical instruments to learn – the ukulele. You can start playing some of the songs you hear in commercials and movies in no time. Enjoy songs from Bach and Beethoven to the Beatles, and songs like Iz’s “Over The Rainbow”, or Jason Mraz “I’m Yours”. Basic skills, strumming and picking and some theory covered in this intro to uke class. Come and enjoy playing the uke in this fun group class for beginners of all ages.

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UKULELE

(CONTINUED)

(6 Weeks/No Class Apr 15)

Starts-Mar 18, 2017

Ends-Apr 29, 2017

90 minute classes

Continue to improve your ukulele playing skills. This popular class taught by Hiram Bell is ideal for those who have taken Ukulele for Beginners or who have had some ukulele experience. Some of the topics include improvising, songwriting, strum patterns, composition, and performing. You will learn songs and technique in this fun class! *Bring an ukulele.

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