Introduction to Ukulele
Instructor: Charlie Beck
Weekly: Saturday, May 13 & 20
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
All levels are welcome. No experience required.
The ukulele is a fun, accessible instrument that can go anywhere you want to take it. Discover the basics – from holding and tuning it, to making chords and strumming. Explore different hand techniques while learning easy and enjoyable songs.
This workshop meets on two consecutive Saturdays.
Student Supply List:
- Note-taking materials (optional)
Charlie Beck took his banjo and guitar and, at a young age, left his Indiana home for Seattle. In 2003, he became a founding member of The Tallboys String Band. Soon after, he met his future wife, Charmaine Slaven, and they formed the duo Squirrel Butter. Charlie plays banjo in clawhammer and finger picking styles with great skill, creativity, and rhythm. His love of old-time, bluegrass, country, blues, and jazz inspires both his playing and avid songwriting. He has performed and/or taught at: A Prairie Home Companion, Bumbershoot, Pickathon, Nimble Fingers, Moose Jaw Festival, and Boston's Christmas Revels.
Photo by Aaron Burden