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Session 2: Ukulele for Beginners

$80

with Duncan Perry, Boothbay Region Adult & Community Education

Calendar Feb 27, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Learn to play the ukulele! It has never been more popular and you don’t even have to know how to read music! On the uke you can knock out folk music, rock, blues, jazz, pop, country, tunes old and new - even Classical music. Duncan Perry, who has taught more than 700 students of all ages, will introduce you to essential chords and playing techniques using commonly known songs. Oh, and there are lots of laughs along the way. And, learning to play an instrument is good for your brain! You will need a playable ukulele and an electronic tuner or a tuner app. And when folks hear you play this happy instrument, well, they just have to smile! If you don’t own a ukulele, please contact us for information. Students must have an audio- and video-enabled laptop, desktop, or tablet with reliable internet to participate in class. We do not recommend using a smartphone.

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Ukulele for Beginners

$85

with Duncan Perry, Biddeford Adult Education

Calendar Feb 27, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks
2 additional sessions through Apr 23, 2024
Learn to play the ukulele! It has never been more popular and you don?t even have to know how to read music! On the uke you can knock out folk music, rock, blues, jazz, pop, country, tunes old and new -- even classical music. Duncan Perry, who has taught more than 700 students of all ages, will introduce you to essential chords and playing techniques using commonly known songs. Oh, and there are lots of laughs along the way. And, learning to play an instrument is good for your brain! You will need a playable ukulele and an electronic tuner or a tuner app. And when folks hear you play this happy instrument, well, they just have to smile! If you don?t own a ukulele, please contact us for information. What are you waiting for? Grab a uke and get ready for a musical adventure, then spread the joy! Please check for an email (could be in your Spam folder) from the instructor with the Zoom link in the days before the class.

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Ukulele for Beginners

$85

with Duncan Perry, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Feb 27, 2024 at 6 pm
2 additional sessions through Apr 23, 2024

Learn to play the ukulele! It has never been more popular and you don't even have to know how to read music! On the uke you can knock out folk music, rock, blues, jazz, pop, country, tunes old and new -- even classical music. Duncan Perry, who has taught more than 700 students of all ages, will introduce you to essential chords and playing techniques using commonly known songs. Oh, and there are lots of laughs along the way. And, learning to play an instrument is good for your brain! You will need a playable ukulele and an electronic tuneror a tuner app. And when folks hear you play this happy instrument, well, they just have tosmile! If you don’t own a ukulele, please contact us for information. What are you waiting for? Grab a uke and get ready for a musical adventure, then spread the joy!

Please feel free to reach out to Duncan if you have questions. His email is uketime24@gmail.com or cell phone is 207-219-8055.

 

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Ukulele for Beginners - Session 2

$80

with Duncan Perry, Midcoast Adult & Community Education

Calendar Feb 27, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Learn to play the ukulele! It has never been more popular and you don’t even have to know how to read music! On the uke you can knock out folk music, rock, blues, jazz, pop, country, tunes old and new -even Classical music. Duncan Perry, who has taught more than 700 students of all ages, will introduce you to essential chords and playing techniques using commonly known songs. Oh, and there are lots of laughs along the way. And, learning to play an instrument is good for your brain! You will need a playable ukulele and an electronic tuner or a tuner app. And when folks hear you play this happy instrument, well, they just have to smile! If you don’t own a ukulele, please contact us for information. Students must have an audio and video-enabled laptop, desktop, or tablet with reliable internet to participate in class. We do not recommend using a smartphone.

UKULELE FOR BEGINNERS, SECTION II

$79

with Duncan Perry, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar Feb 27, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This is your chance to learn to play this amazingly versatile instrument. You’ll need an ukulele, some curiosity, a love of music, and time to practice. Join our stress-free program for plenty of fun and learning. You won’t want to stop once you have mastered the fundamentals. The nicest part is that you don’t have to read music! Sign up, tune up, and show up to start your musical adventure now! Registration closes at noon on 2/22. Buying a ukulele? Duncan can provide you with brand, price, style, and size recommendations as well as local stores where you can purchase an excellent beginner’s ukulele. Contact us and we’ll have him reach out to you! Required: Five days before the commencement of the program, important documents will be sent to the email address you provided at registration. Before attending the first session, please read this email carefully. Pre-registration is required for access to online link.

Duncan Perry is a popular ukulele performer and teacher. He believes studying an instrument makes the brain sharper, helps reduce stress and brings joy to the uke players and audiences. He has taught the powerful ukulele to almost 700 individuals!

Ukulele for Beginners, The Journey Begins!

$79

with Duncan Perry, Kennebec Neighbors Adult Education Winthrop Site

Calendar Feb 27, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks
2 additional sessions through Apr 23, 2024

Learn to play the ukulele! It has never been more popular and you don't even need to know how to read music! On the uke you can knock out folk music, rock, blues, jazz, pop, country, tunes old and new -- even classical music. Duncan Perry, who has taught more than 700 students of all ages, will introduce you to essential chords and playing techniques using familiar songs. There are lots of laughs along the way and learning to play an instrument is good for your brain! You will need a playable ukulele and an electronic tuner or a tuner app. And when folks hear you play this happy instrument, well, they just have to smile! If you don’t own a ukulele, please contact us for information. What are you waiting for? Grab a uke and get ready for a musical adventure, then spread the joy! This class is online Via Zoom.

Instant Guitar (for hopelessly busy people) Zoom

$70

with Craig Coffman, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Feb 27, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This is an online course.

Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time?  In just a few hours you’ll learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment. Learn basic chords and get playing along with your favorite songs right away. Via ZOOM, you’ll be able to sit at home with your guitar and enjoy this class with no pressure at all. Class includes an online book and follow-up video lessons, so you’ll be able to continue your practice and study on your own. An optional periodic online question-and-answer session is also included. A recording of the class is included as well. The class is limited to 15 students. For ages 13+. Discover:  how chords work in a song, how to form the three main types of chords, how to tune your guitar, basic strumming patterns, how to buy a good guitar (things to avoid), and how to play along with simple tunes.

Swing Dance for Couples

$60

with Louis Moniz, RSU 19 Adult Education

Calendar Feb 27, 2024 at 7 pm

Bring your partner, join the fun & learn how to swing dance with professional dance instructor, Mad Louie! He will teach basic steps, terminology and techniques.





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