Zoom--INTRODUCTION to the FUN of PLAYING the UKULELE (Limit 10)
Research has shown that learning to play any musical instrument has positive emotional, cognitive and physical benefits for any senior. A ukulele is an excellent starter instrument. We will enjoy learning to play in a fun, supportive atmosphere. How advanced you become is up to you. Try a sing-along with your grandkids, or sonatas.
The emphasis for this Zoom course is on practical hands-on experiences from day one. We will play music together in every class. A background in music is not required as we use the folk tradition of "Hear one--Play one."
Paul is willing to once again teach his well-loved course on Zoom since in-person is not an option, so he will need class members to turn on their microphones and play in order for him to tell if chords are being played correctly.
Topics include: tuning, basic chords, basic strums, and purchasing and maintenance of equipment. Methods to overcome the limitations of aging, with stretching exercises will be provided. The emphasis will always be on useful skills. As Paul says, "Things I wish my ukulele-playing mom told me!"
Instructor: PAUL HALVACHS
Paul came from a musical family, married a gifted musician, and loves music. Paul always brings enthusiasm and is modest about his uke-playing skill. His love of playing, and understanding of uke "newbies" helps make learning to play easier and fun, which he will share during class. He wants to share what he thinks of as important to the new player including diverse topics such as ukulele purchasing, maintaining, and making a ukulele sound better.
Learning to play and sing, FOR HIS OWN PLEASURE, was at the top of his retiree bucket list. He says after failing to learn the guitar and the Scottish drum, he took a night course called "Intro to Ukulele." The ukulele became HIS instrument. Now, Paul helps coordinate the "Bangor Ukulele Revival, a local amateur group of ukulele enthusiasts, and can't wait to have more in-person ukulele events once again.