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Mon, Jan 2 -Feb 7  Soquel, CA
6:30 - 7:00  Advanced Beginner’s Ukulele Classes held at my home in Soquel.
Limited to 6  students only.  Private residence - Must pre-register. 831 334- 8537

To participate in this class, students should be able to play at least 12 chords. You'll learn new left hand and right hand techniques, build your chord library, and develop a great song library.
The last class of this course meets on TUES 2/9. 

 

Tues, Jan 3– Feb 7   Santa Cruz, CA   6- week course 
6:00 - 7:00 Beginners and  Intermediate Ukulele Classes  7:15 - 8:15
Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz  

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group. Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques.
 

Wed, Jan 11 – Feb 8   Los Gatos  CA  6- week course
1:30 - 2:30 Advanced Beginners
Terraces of Los Gatos 800 Blossom Hill Road 

To participate in this class, students should be able to play at least 12 chords. You'll learn new left hand and right hand techniques, build your chord library, and develop a great song library.

NOTE: No class meetings on Feb 1


Wed, Jan 4 – Feb 8   San Jose, CA  6- week course 
6:00 - 7:00 Intermediate and 7:15 - 8:15 Beginners Ukulele Classes 
Yu-Ai Kai Japanese Community Center. 588 North 4th Street, San Jose 

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group. Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques.

NOTE: No class meetings on Feb 1
 

Friday, Jan 20   6:30-8:30  Japan Town Ukulele Social Club  
"Island Magic Night" Bring your favorite song charts to share or play from our club loaner songbooks.
We welcome all instruments and vocalist to join us. $5.00 cover
The Cup and Saucer   1375 Blossom Hill Rd.   San Jose, CA   831 334-8537 for more info

 

 




 

Mon, Feb 13 - March 21   Soquel, CA   
6:30 - 7:00  Advanced Beginner’s Ukulele Classes ,  Soquel. (Santa Cruz County)
Limited to 6  students only.  Private residence - Must pre-register. 831 334- 8537

To participate in this class, students should be able to play at least 12 chords. You'll learn new left hand and right hand techniques, build your chord library, and develop a great song library.
The last class of this course meets on TUES 3/22 .
NOTE: No class meetings on Feb 6 and 3 27
 

Tues, Feb 14 - March 21  Santa Cruz, CA
6:00 - 7:00 Beginners and 7:15 - 8:15 Intermediate
Ukulele Classes
Santa Cruz Art League 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz.  

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group.

Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques.

NOTE: No class meetings on March 28
 

Wed, Feb 15 - April 12   Los Gatos  CA  6- week course
1:30 - 2:30 Advanced Beginners
Terraces of Los Gatos 800 Blossom Hill Road 

To participate in this class, students should be able to play at least 12 chords. You'll learn new left hand and right hand techniques, build your chord library, and develop a great song library.


NOTE: No class meetings on March 1 & March 29
 

Wed, February 15 – March 22    San Jose, CA  6- week course 
6:00 - 7:00 Intermediate  and 7:15 - 8:15 Beginners Ukulele Classes
Yu-Ai Kai Japanese Community Center. 588 North 4th Street, San Jose  

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group. Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques. 

NOTE: No class meetings on March 1 & March 29

 

Friday, Feb 17   6:30-8:30  Japan Town Ukulele Social Club  
"Love Songs" Let's sing like canaries and croon love ballads. Bring your favorite song charts to share or play from our club loaner songbooks.
We welcome all instruments and vocalist to join us. $5.00 cover
The Cup and Saucer   1375 Blossom Hill Rd.   San Jose, CA   831 334-8537 for more info
 

 

 



 

Friday, March 17  6:30-8:30  Japan Town Ukulele Social Club, San Jose, CA  
"St Patty's Night" Let's be Irish for a day! wear green, drink beer and sing with a lilting brough.
Bring your favorite song charts to share or play from our club loaner songbooks.

We welcome all instruments and vocalist to join us. $5.00 cover
The Cup and Saucer   1375 Blossom Hill Rd.   San Jose, CA   831 334-8537 for more info
 

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Mon, April 3 - May 9   Soquel, CA
6:30 - 7:00  Advanced Beginner’s Ukulele Classes held at my home in Soquel.
Limited to 6  students only.  Private residence - Must pre-register. 831 334- 8537
The last class of this course meets on TUES 4/10. 

To participate in this class, students should be able to play at least 12 chords. You'll learn new left hand and right hand techniques, build your chord library, and develop a great song library.
NOTE  No classes on May 8 and May 18
 

Tues, April 4 – May 9    Santa Cruz, CA   6- week course 
6:00 - 7:00 Beginners and 7:15 - 8:15 Intermediate class ukulele classes.
Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz   

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group.

Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques.

NOTE:  No Classes on May 16

 

Wed, April 12 - May 31   Los Gatos  CA  6- week course
1:30 - 2:30 Advanced Beginners
Terraces of Los Gatos 800 Blossom Hill Road 

To participate in this class, students should be able to play at least 12 chords. You'll learn new left hand and right hand techniques, build your chord library, and develop a great song library.


NOTE: No class meetings on May 17
 

Wed, April 5 – May 10   San Jose, CA   6- week course 
6:00 - 7:00 Beginners
and 7:15 - 8:15 Intermediate class ukulele classes.
Yu-Ai Kai Japanese Community Center. 588 North 4th Street, San Jose  

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group.

Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques.

NOTE: No class meetings on May 17
 

Friday, April 21 6:30-8:30  Japan Town Ukulele Social Club, San Jose, CA
"Open Mic Night" Step up into the lime light. Be a star and belt out your favorite tune.
Bring your favorite song charts to share or play from our club loaner songbooks.

We welcome all instruments and vocalist to join us. $5.00 cover
The Cup and Saucer   1375 Blossom Hill Rd.   San Jose, CA   831 334-8537 for more info
 

Sunday, April 30  23rd Annual Northern California Ukulele Festival, Hayward CA
10:00 - 4:00  $10.00/ Adv or 15.00 at gate Concert performances with over 300 performers,
arts & crafts, food, break out jamming and hula dancing all day
Chabot College,  25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA
www.norcalukulelefestival.com

 

 

 

Mon, May 22 - June 26   Soquel, CA  5-week course  
6:00 - 7:00  Advanced Beginner’s Ukulele Classes held at my home in Soquel.
Limited to 6  students only.  Private residence - Must pre-register. 831 334- 8537
The last class of this course meets on TUES 6/26. 

To participate in this class, students should be able to play at least 12 chords. You'll learn new left hand and right hand techniques, build your chord library, and develop a great song library.
NOTE  No classes on May 29 and July 3
 

Tues, May 23 – June 27   Santa Cruz, CA  
6:00 - 7:00 Beginners and 7:15 - 8:15 Intermediate Ukulele Classes 
Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz  

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group.

Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques

No classes on July 4

 

Wed, May 24 – June 28   San Jose, CA   6- week course  (No classes on June 1)
6:00 - 7:00 Intermediate and 7:15 - 8:15 Beginners Ukulele Classes 
Yu-Ai Kai Japanese Community Center. 588 North 4th Street, San Jose 
 

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group.

Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques.
 

Friday, May 17 6:30-8:30  Japan Town Ukulele Social Club, San Jose, CA
Let's Swing! We'll sing some of our favorite Swing Era tunes. Bring your favorite song charts to share or play from our club loaner songbooks.

We welcome all instruments and vocalist to join us. $5.00 cover
The Cup and Saucer   1375 Blossom Hill Rd.   San Jose, CA   831 334-8537 for more info

 

 

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Wed, June 14 - Aug 9 Los Gatos  CA  6- week course
1:30 - 2:30 Advanced Beginners
Terraces of Los Gatos 800 Blossom Hill Road 

To participate in this class, students should be able to play at least 12 chords. You'll learn new left hand and right hand techniques, build your chord library, and develop a great song library.


NOTE: No class meetings on Aug 2

 

Friday, June 16  6:30-8:30  Japan Town Ukulele Social Club, San Jose, CA  
"Your Favorite Tunes" Bring your favorite song charts of any genre, to share or play from our club loaner songbooks.
We welcome all instruments and vocalist to join us. $5.00 cover
The Cup and Saucer   1375 Blossom Hill Rd.   San Jose, CA   831 334-8537 for more info

 

 

 

Mon, July 10 - Aug 22   Soquel, CA
6:30 - 7:00  Advanced Beginner’s Ukulele Classes held at my home in Soquel.
Limited to 6  students only.  Private residence - Must pre-register. 831 334- 8537
The last class of this course meets on TUES Aug 22. 

To participate in this class, students should be able to play at least 12 chords. You'll learn new left hand and right hand techniques, build your chord library, and develop a great song library.
NOTE  No classes on May 8 and May 18

 

Tues. July 11 - Aug 22  Santa Cruz, CA  6-week course 
6:00 - 7:00 Beginners and 7:15 - 8:15 Intermediate Ukulele Classes.
Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz  

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group.

Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques.

NOTE:   No classes on July 25
 

Wed. July 12 – Aug 23  San Jose, CA  6-week course
6:00 - 7:00 Intermediate  and 7:15 - 8:15 Beginners Ukulele Classes
Yu-Ai Kai Japanese Community Center. 588 North 4th Street, San Jose  

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group.

Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques.

NOTE:   No classes on July 5, 26 and Aug 30
 

DATE TBA   7:30 - 8:30  Santa Cruz, CA
New Brighton State Park Campfire Center “Western Show”  FREE with Park admission
Join my Ukulele academy students for a romping evening of a cowboy tunes. Clap, stomp and
dance to your favorite classic cowboy.

 

Friday, July 21  6:30-8:30  Japan Town Ukulele Social Club, San Jose, CA
"Hapa Haole Hawaiian" night. Let's kanikapila the night away! Have a favorite song to share? Bring some extra charts and take the lead. We welcome all instruments and vocalist to join us. $5.00 cover
The Cup and Saucer   1375 Blossom Hill Rd.   San Jose, CA   831 334-8537 for more info

Sunday, July 24 – July 27  RiverTunes Music Camp, Coloma, CA  www.rivertunes.net 
This is am inspirational, creative, multi-generational, multi-instrument family music camp presenting
instruction for the raw beginning musician and beyond. Here you can “Begin your beyond”

I'm honored to be returning for my 8th year as the staff ukulele and hula instructor. I will have a few loaner
ukuleles for first timers in my Ukulele 101 Class for beginners. I’ll also offer a “Beyond the Basics” ukulele
class for those wanting more challenging techniques and tunes. My Party Hulas class is loads of fun for the
young and not so young. You’ll learn basics, terminology, some history, and of course fun party hula choreographies.
If you have aloha shirts or a sarong, bring it to camp. I’ll have extra sarongs and leis. We’ll look great as we
perform at the student concert night accompanied by my ukulele students.

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Sat Aug 12    7:30 - 8:30  Santa Cruz, CA
New Brighton State Park ,Campfire Center “Aloha  Night”  FREE with park admission
Join my Ukulele academy students for a magical evening of island music and hula dancing.
Participants will learn an easy “sit down” hula. And for the more adventurous, join our lovely hula
dancers on stage and show off your stuff!
Campfire Center, New Brighton State Park, Santa Cruz, CA


Sunday August 20  2017 Santa Cruz Aloha Outrigger Races, Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf  -- All day Fun!
11:00-11:45 Join the Tikitones and our guest dancers "Island Spice
" Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf as we kick off a full day of entertainment, food, shopping and the outrigger races. Fun for the whole family.
 

Sunday August 27, 37 Annual Palo Alto Festival of the Arts. Downtown Palo Alto, University Ave
2:00-2:45  Join the TikiTones (Sunday only)
at this exciting 2 day street festival for a full day of Arts and  entertainment.  See, sculptures,  Italian sidewalk chalk artist at work, wine tasting, multiple entertainment stages, plenty of vendor booths and so much more. We'll be at the Webster Street Stage on Sunday, hosted by the California Coast Music Camp. Details: www.MLAproductions.com/PaloAlto

 

Wed. August 31– Oct 5   San Jose, CA   6-week course
6:00 - 7:00 Intermediate and 7:15 - 8:15 Beginners Ukulele Classes
Yu-Ai Kai Japanese Community Center. 588 North 4th Street, San Jose 

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group.

Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques.

 

Fri. Aug 18  6:30-8:30  Japan Town Ukulele Social Club  
"Rock & Roll Oldies" Let's sh-boom along together for a fantastic trip down memory lane.
We welcome all instruments and vocalist to join us. $5.00 cover
The Cup and Saucer   1375 Blossom Hill Rd.   San Jose, CA   831 334-8537 for more info

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Mon, Sept 11 - Oct 9   Soquel, CA
6:30 - 7:00  Advanced Beginner’s Ukulele Classes held at my home in Soquel.
Limited to 6  students only.  Private residence - Must pre-register. 831 334- 8537

To participate in this class, students should be able to play at least 12 chords. You'll learn new left hand and right hand techniques, build your chord library, and develop a great song library.
The last class of this course meets on TUES Sept 4. 

 

Tues, Sept 5 - Oct 10   Santa Cruz, CA   6- week course 
6:00 - 7:00 Beginners and  Intermediate Ukulele Classes  7:15 - 8:15
Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz  

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group. Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques.

NOTE No classes on Oct 30

Wed, Sept 6 - Sept 11   San Jose, CA  6- week course 
6:00 - 7:00 Intermediate and 7:15 - 8:15 Beginners Ukulele Classes 
Yu-Ai Kai Japanese Community Center. 588 North 4th Street, San Jose 

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group. Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques.

NOTE: No class meetings on Oct 31
 

Fri. Sept 15  6:30-8:30  Japan Town Ukulele Social Club, San Jose, CA 
"Summer Songs" Let's keep the summer energy going with songs of adventure, beach songs, camp tunes and more. Bring your favorite song charts to share or play from our club loaner songbooks.
We welcome all instruments and vocalist to join us. $5.00 cover
The Cup and Saucer   1375 Blossom Hill Rd.   San Jose, CA   831 334-8537 for more info

 

 

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Got Uke Festival - Save the date
Got Uke Oct 7, 2017. Stay tuned. We've already got a great line up with all new workshops. Details are developing and we'll post soon. But save the date.

Mon.  Oct 16 - Tues. Dec 5   Soquel, CA   6 week course
6:00 - 7:00  Advanced Beginner’s Ukulele Classes held at my home in Soquel.
Limited to 6  students only.  Private residence - Must pre-register. 831 334- 8537
The last class of this course meets on TUES Dec 5 for our Christmas party. 

NOTE: No classes on Oct 16, Nov 20 and Dec 12

Tues.  Oct 17 –  Dec 5    Santa Cruz, CA  6-week course
6:00 - 7:00 Beginners and 7:15 - 8:15 Intermediate Ukulele Classes.
Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz  
 

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group.

Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques.

NOTE: No classes on Nov 21

  

Wed, Oct 18 - Nov 29   Los Gatos  CA  6- week course
1:30 - 2:30 Advanced Beginners
Terraces of Los Gatos 800 Blossom Hill Road 

To participate in this class, students should be able to play at least 12 chords. You'll learn new left hand and right hand techniques, build your chord library, and develop a great song library.

NOTE: No class meetings on Nov 1

 

Wed. Oct 18 – Dec 6   San Jose, CA   6-week course
6:00 - 7:00 Intermediate and 7:15 - 8:15 Beginners Ukulele Classes
Yu-Ai Kai Japanese Community Center. 588 North 4th Street, San Jose 
 

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group.

Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques.

NOTE:  No classes on Oct 31, Nov 1 and Nov 22
 

Fri. Oct 20   6:30-8:30  Japan Town Ukulele Social Club, San Jose, CA  
"Halloween Songs" Bring your favorite song charts to share or play from our club loaner songbooks.
We welcome all instruments and vocalist to join us. $5.00 cover
The Cup and Saucer   1375 Blossom Hill Rd. San Jose, CA   831 334-8537 for more info

 

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Fri. Nov 17   6:30-8:30  Japan Town Ukulele Social Club, San Jose, CA  
"Winter Songs" Bring your favorite song charts to share or play from our club loaner songbooks.
We welcome all instruments and vocalist to join us. $5.00 cover
The Cup and Saucer   1375 Blossom Hill Rd. San Jose, CA   831 334-8537 for more info

Classes do not meet during the week of Thanksgiving

 

Nov 21  6:00 - 7:00  Special Holiday Rehearsal Santa Cruz, CA    Location subject to change
 
.Wed. Nov 16 and Nov 30    6:00 - 7:00 Special Holiday Rehearsal  San Jose, CA  
Yu-Ai Kai Japanese Community Center. 588 North 4th Street, San Jose 
 Location subject to change
 

 

   

 

Mon. Dec 5  Soquel, CA   Special Holiday Rehearsal class
6:00 - 7:00  Advanced beginner’s at my home in Soquel. 
Limited to 6  students only.  Private residence - Must pre-register.  831 334- 8537
 

Tues. Dec. 6  Santa Cruz, CA  Special Holiday Rehearsal classes
6:00 - 7:00  Beginners class 7:15 – 8:15  Intermediate/ Advance
Ukulele Classes
Santa Cruz Art League 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz  
 

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group.

Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques.

Wed. Dec 7   San Jose, CA   Special Holiday Rehearsal classes
6:00 - 7:00 Intermediate  and 7:15 - 8:15 Beginners Ukulele Classes
Yu-Ai Kai Japanese Community Center. 588 North 4th Street, San Jose  


Sat. Dec 9 
Christmas Shows  

My academy students and I will perform our favorite Christmas songs at two separate
retirement facilities. We welcome guest performers and alumni students to join us but I ask that
you attend our rehearsals. Call Michelle for more info. 831 334-8537

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Fri. Dec 15   6:30-8:30  Japan Town Ukulele Social Club, San Jose, CA  
"Christmas Songs Glaore" Bring your favorite song charts, select a back up band (2-3 volunteers)
and be prepared to croon your rendition of a favorite holiday tune.
We’ll celebrate the holidays
wearing holiday hats and goofy Christmas sweaters (Trophy to the winner), have a Secret Santa gift exchange as we play loads of great Christmas tunes. We welcome all instruments and vocalist to join us. $5.00
The Cup and Saucer   1375 Blossom Hill Rd. San Jose, CA   831 334-8537 for more info

 

 

 

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