Short courses for guitar and ukulele


Music education is one of the most expensive investments in time and resource. It requires a serious commitment to reap the benefits of individual music lessons taken over a long period of time (measured in years  not months or weeks). Is there another way to acquire musical skills and knowledge?

For the busy adult, it’s a matter of dedicating an hour each week to group lessons and up to half an hour each day to practice. Group classes offer the possibility of peer to peer learning and social interaction. It makes the class fun and entertaining.

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The ukulele is easy to learn quickly for accompanying songs you already know how to sing to.

Maestro Dr Robert Bekkers will share his knowledge of the guitar with local residents through several short courses starting Monday 6th May. He conducts the Boston Guitar Orchestra whose members benefit from his coaching and technical guidance.

The venue of Walter Baker Building in Historic Lower Mills is ideally suited for the arts, as artists live and work there. The well-lit common room with a temporary art exhibit has high ceilings and plenty of natural light from its tall windows. Street parking is free, though public transport (near Milton T-station and bus stops) is recommended. Watch a video clip highlighting this area of Boston, famous for what was once the oldest chocolate factory in the country.

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Robert Bekkers, conductor of Boston Guitar Orchestra, will teach Guitar for Busy Adults

Monday May 6th – June 10th, 2019
6:15 – 7:30 pm
Guitar for Busy Adults 101 (6 sessions)

Monday May 6th – June 10th, 2019
7:45 – 9:00 pm
Guitar for Busy Adults 201 (6 sessions)

If sufficient interest, these affordable workshops may continue through the summer, or on other days of the week. Choose the “FREE” option to enquire about financing arrangements or alternative days of the week to hold another course.

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Anne Ku, founder of the Choco-leles Ukulele Group at Historic Lower Mills

Saturday April 27th – July 13th (excluding May 4th and June 1st)
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Beginning Ukulele for Kids (10 sessions) – free for an accompanying parent or grandparent. Ukuleles available for loan on the first day.

Saturday April 27th
5:00 – 7:00 pm Workshop
7:00 – 9:30 pm Jam Session
Disco for Ukulele – free ukulele for the best 70’s disco costume

Saturday May 11th – June 29th, 2019 (excluding June 1st) 
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Ukulele for Beginners (7 sessions) Ukuleles available for loan on the first day.

Saturday May 11th – June 29th, 2019 (excluding June 1st)
3:00 – 4:30 pm
Ukulele for Non-Beginners (7 sessions)

For more information on workshops, festivals, and other events, visit Anne Ku’s ukulele page.

Author: BLOGmaiden

As one of the earliest bloggers (since 1999), I enjoy meeting people who embrace "out-of-the-box" thinking and fear not the unknown. I believe in collaboration for sustainability because it increases stakeholder value.

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