Indian Hill Music, Littleton MA, Phone: 978-486-9524, Community music school offering private and group lessons, all ages, abilities, styles near Acton, Westford, Groton, Harvard, Chelmsford, Concord. Professional performance series featuring symphonic concerts by the Orchestra of Indian Hill, plus chamber music, jazz, and family events.
Uke can do it! Play and sing (optional!) a wide variety of song material across styles and eras of American popular music. Learn basic instrument technique including chords, strumming, and singing while playing. Open to beginners and casual players. Note: Participants must be 21 or older. Advance registration required. Instructor: Joe Pierog
You asked for it! Feeling a little sketchy about your playing skills and befuddled by music terms? This is the class for you! Instructor Joe Pierog will guide your through all the basics with the instrument – holding the ukulele, tuning, basic chords, fingering, and strumming patterns, plus essential music theory like note-reading and rhythms. You’ll work in a low-stress, supportive group setting and receive plenty of individual attention to set you on a path to uke mastery. See note above about current class location. Note: Participants must be 21 or older.
Instructor Joe Pierog
Students should come in with some very basic knowledge of the most rudimentary ukulele chords. We are here to help you with this! Don’t be nervous - these chords are easy, and there are plenty of online resources out there to help you if needed. Fluency is not expected - just come with some familiarity and we’ll take it from thereIf I don't have a ukulele what kind of instrument should I buy?
Students may bring soprano, concert, or tenor ukuleles. If you already know how to play baritone ukulele, you may use that size instrument. IHM recommends that each student spend $70 or more on a ukulele to ensure that they get a quality instrument. Your local music store professional can provide advice on picking a good ukulele. Cordoba and Lanikai are two ukulele brands that we trust. Club members may also purchase less expensive ukuleles if necessary, but should view them as an introductory purchase.Is home practice required?
Home practice is not required but it is encouraged - students will feel like they are getting more out of the program if they play at home, even if it’s just a few times per week for a few minutes at a time!.Is there an attendance requirement?
Weekly attendance is recommended.What kind of music will we be playing?
The Club will cover a wide variety of song material across styles and eras of American popular music. Students are encouraged to suggest favorite tunes for the group to learn.Will I have to perform?
The Ukulele Club does not have a performance, but people who are interested in playing a song in the front of the Club will have the opportunity to do so.
The programs of Indian Hill Music are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and with funds from the council administered by the Local Cultural Councils.