San Francisco – The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California will be introducing a beginner ukulele class starting Saturday, June 7, from 11:00am-12:30pm. This entry level ukulele class designed for beginning ukulele players requires no prior experience with music or the instrument and is well suited for both true beginners and those who have played before.
Instruction begins with basics such as tuning and simple chords and progresses to learning songs and strums. The class is focused on playing and singing as a group and is taught primarily from a Hawaiian music tradition. As the class progresses, other music genres will be explored. Students will learn fundamental skills applicable to any type of music they may wish to pursue.
Classes will be taught by Don Sadler who has been playing the ukulele for the past 10 years under the direction of Ka’ala Carmack who is now the Music Director at Windward Community College in Hawaii. Don is also an instructor for JCCCNC’s advanced ukulele class since January of 2013.
Classes will be held on Saturdays from 11:00am – 12:30pm at the JCCCNC. Class fees are $60 a month for members and $80 a month for Non-Members.