Ukulele Summer Institute 2019
Download a one-page PDF Schedule of Summer Institute. Give it to a friend and tell them they have to come with you or you’ll lock them in a trunk and drive down a gravel road. (Don’t really do that … it’s a felony.)
303-984-0777 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Class materials and details about each class will be updated on this page as the summer progresses. You’ll be glad you visited this page from time to time.
Open to ANYBODY who owns an ukulele and wants to get better at playing it! We’ll be teaching plenty of skills all summer and we’ll rawk music (mostly) from outer space. Main topics are supplemented with real songs, raucous laughter, and plenty of mistakes. No registration necessary for most classes. Every year we update courses and offer new ideas even for experienced players. Monday night classes are $10. Need another way to do ukulele? Private lessons, new and used instruments, or repairs. Call 303-984-0777.
Schedule by Dates:
June 3rd Arpeggio Kick Off Party Learn the secret to sounding great even as a beginner. 6:30 to 8:30 pm GMUMC
- Download this: Complete Book in PDF format
- If your printer is a pain, we will have copies of this book available for purchase.
- You’ll only really need to print the pages associated with “Key of C” and “Key of F.”
- We will have individual sheets of these songs available for free.
- You’ll want to download this: All the sound files in a zip file
- On all of the songs in this book, you are strongly advised to listen to the associated sound file a LOT prior to trying to play them.
- You’ll want to download this: Ensemble Certification Program
- This is our on-going worksheet to help you track and develop your playing skills.
- You’ll want to download this: Personal Goal Sheet
- You’ll also need this: Practice Log
June 4th to July 9th Introduction to Ukulele The ultimate 6-week program to get you to the top level of playing. Separate registration and fees required through the City of Lakewood (303) 987-7845. Tues 6:30 to 8:30 pm LCC
Online Registration is HERE.
June 10th String Changing Workshop Learn how to make your ukulele sound way better. 6:30 to 8:30 pm GMUMC
June 17th Performance Skills 1 Marnie Ward turns you into a better singer and performer. 6:30 to 8:30 pm GMUMC
June 24th Performance Skills 2 Marnie continues her series to help you be awesome. 6:30 to 8:30 pm GMUMC
June 24th to 28th Teen Ukulele at Arapahoe Community College Register at (303) 797-5722. 12:30 to 4pm ACC
July 1st Song Writers & Music Theory Challenge Develop your own musical chops. 6:30 to 8:30 pm GMUMC
July 8th The Legendary Bar Chord Workshop Yep, you need this every year. You do! 6:30 to 8:30 pm GMUMC
July 15th Finger-Strength & Agility Training Drills to help you be faster and smoother. 6:30 to 8:30 pm GMUMC
July 22nd Standard Notation & Counting Skills Conquer the dots most musicians know. 6:30 to 8:30 pm GMUMC
July 23rd to August 13th Intermediate Ukulele Conquer TuffUke and wow the judges in your life with magical skills. Separate registration and fees required through the City of Lakewood (303) 987-7845. Tues 6:30 to 8:30 pm LCC
Online Registration is HERE.
July 29th Arranging with MuseScore Learn the basics with this free notation software. 6:30 to 8:30 pm GMUMC
August 5th to 10th Ukulele BLITZ! Our entire Introduction to Ukulele class in six straight mornings. Hardcore! You must pre-register by calling (303) 984-0777 ~ $60 for the week 9:30 to 11:30 am World Headquarters
August 5th Ukulele Leadership Roundtable Survive and thrive in (or start?) a group. 6:30 to 8:30 pm GMUMC
August 12th Practice & Memorization Skills Stop wasting time and conquer the ukulele. 6:30 to 8:30 pm GMUMC
August 19th Summer Luau Performances by members of Summer Institute like YOU! 6:30 to 8:30 pm GMUMC
Denver Guitar Orchestra 2019
https://denverguitarorchestra.com ~ 303-984-0777
Levels 1 & 2: Pre-registration and fees required (303) 987-7845. Levels 3 & 4 are $10 per week and require instructor permission.
- Level 1 Wednesdays June 5-26 or July 24-Aug 14 6:30 to 7:20 pm LCC
- Level 2 Wednesdays June 5-26 or July 24-Aug 14 7:30 to 8:20 pm LCC
- Level 3 Sundays June 2-Aug 11 11 am to noon World Headquarters
- Orchestra Sundays June 2-Aug 11 4 to 6 pm World Headquarters
- GMUMC: Green Mountain United Methodist Church 12755 W Cedar Dr, Lakewood, CO 80228 (Northeast basement.)
- LCC: Lakewood Cultural Center 470 S Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, CO 80226 (Park anywhere. Use any door. Amazing.)
- World Headquarters: Historic Grant Avenue Community Center 216 S Grant St, Denver, CO 80209 (Southside door.)