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Event Details

Gain confidence in singing with emotion and groove, hitting the right notes, and accompanying yourself on your ukulele. Our guide will be the 12-bar blues, the bedrock format for country, folk, and rock. This class will help unlock greater ease in your ability to sing and play many types of music. If you don't feel at home in your voice, this class will help you gently connect with the joy of singing.

In this lighthearted workshop, we’ll explore lessons using “Love Me Like a Man,” “Route 66,” “Hit the Road, Jack,” and other old and new favorites to learn singing techniques for warming up, finding the right notes, and belting it out. We’ll work on strengthening your ukulele strum and adding groove and swing so you’ll be ready for prime time in no time.

Skill level

This class is designed for for ukulelians who can strum steadily and can change easily among the following chords - they’re all pretty basic 2- and 3-finger chords: A, A7, Am, B7 (not a bar chord!), C, C7, D, E7, Em7, F, G, and G7. This class is geared for adults.

Love to sing but don’t play the ukulele? Much of this course will still be useful for improving your singing voice - and you can easily apply many of the ukulele techniques to other instruments.

Your teachers

Jody Albright, a vocalist who enjoys singing many styles of music and especially loves to improvise. She is also a voice instructor and circle-singing leader. She has been performing and teaching since the 1980s. She has always been especially interested in helping people 'find their voice' and discover the joy of singing. She holds a Masters degree in music from the New England Conservatory in Boston.

Hosted by "Ukulele Clare" Innes, has taught hundreds of students to play the ukulele and will help participants connect what we learn about our voices to how we express the songs with our ukuleles.

Important information

  • WHAT TO BRING: Ukulele, tuner, printout of song packet, music stand (optional), water bottle, quick snack for the break (stay away from a heavy mealish snack; it's harder to sing on a full stomach. No kitchen facilities, so byo foodware). We will email the song packet a few days prior to the workshop.
  • WHEN: Sunday, April 16, 2:00-4:30 p.m (If you're going to be late, come anyway! We'll be glad to see you.)
  • WHERE: Shelburne Municipal Offices, 5420 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, VT. Meeting Room 2 (accessible via stairs or elevator) - follow the signs to the room.
  • COST: $45

Venue Information

Shelburne Municipal Building, Room 2
5420 Shelburne Road
Shelburne, VT 05482

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