There are many ways to learn how to play the ukulele. Cathy (the founder of the Cape Cod Ukulele Group) teaches all the lessons.
1.) Small Group Lessons thru Senior Centers
This a wonderful way to learn how to play the ukulele, sizes Soprano, Concert and Tenor, right hand only. Each session is one hour. Please call the location to register and pay for classes. Cathy teaches at these locations:
Barnstable Adult Recreation Center (508-862-4750)- next Session starts February 2020 Mondays- Intermediate 9:30am/ Strumming 10:30am/ Advanced Beginner 11:30am
Orleans Council on Aging (508-255-6333) 150 Rock Harbor Road, Orleans. Next Session starting February 2020-Tuesday 3:00 pm Beginner level
Harwich Council on Aging (508-430-7550) 100 Oak Street, Harwich. Next session starts March 5, 2020 Thursdays Absolute Beginner 9:00am/ Intermediate Level 10:30am
Bourne Senior Center ( 508-759-0637 ext 5300) Veteran’s Memorial Community Building Cafe. Next Session starts Thursdays February 13, 2020 Absolute Beginner 2-3pm
North Falmouth Class at a Students home, Thursday nights 6pm Beginner and 7:00pm Advanced
Levels for Cathy Group classes
Absolute Beginner– learn to tune, play C scale and simple 2 chord tunes, starts with F and C
Advanced Beginner– next step after Absolute Beginner- practice 3/4 chord songs, work on hand positions
Intermediate level– Next Step after you can play 3 and 4 chord songs, learn advanced chords, pull it all together.
Strumming class– Works on Left hand positions, learning fingerpicking, and strumming patterns
2.) One to One Private Lessons
Cathy can come to your residence or work out some other arrangement to meet with you one on one.
3.) Big Group
The Lower Cape Group meets once a week (Tuesdays 7-8:30pm) at Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak Street Harwich, MA. The Upper Cape Group meetings on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm at Quaker Meetinghouse Community Building, 6 Quaker Road, East Sandwich. Ukulele players should know the basic 8 Chords- G-A-C-D-F-Em-Am-Dm. If you never have played before, we suggest that you join the small group or the one to one lessons before playing in the big group.
The group is about having fun and playing good music, harmonicas, kazoos, train whistles, various noisemakers, general silliness, and fits of laughter occur at any practice or show. We have been described as Hee Haw but with ukuleles.
If you want to see what the group is all about, you are welcome to come and watch us play anytime. You will have fun guaranteed!