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At Ruby’s Ukes our mission is to open the amazing world of music to everyone and you will find a welcoming, inclusive, inter-generational, very encouraging, fun learning environment!
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January 2023
Course Registration

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In person and on-line programs!

Our January 2023 program starts January 21st 2023 and look out for Ukulele workshops too and register to get playing! Subscribe to our email list to hear about priority registration, and Uke Events, as well as additional class times as they get programmed and announced. Join us, we’d love to have you in class!

We will continue to offer your fun, interactive, appointment to learn and play
on-line via Zoom and in person this Winter 2023 term!

We have been teaching on-line since March 2020 and now have an additional class materials page that students attending class have access to. These materials include song charts with words and chords, arrangements with melody playing (using tablature), with audio samples of chord progressions, and melodies to be played (at varying speeds), technique handouts, and short videos of taught techniques as an additional visual tool.  For the safety and comfort of all students in their homes we do not record the zoom lessons so that you can kick back and relax and enjoy class knowing that the key elements you will need to practice, in a fun and efficient way, will be available to you 24/7 on the class materials page! Classes will leave you smiling and a whole lot calmer, and smarter! For those taking an in-person class you will also have access to the online class materials page.

We have observed some great Zoom Room advantages: Everyone gets a front row seat and can see the instructor; you can plink and play along and not disturb anyone; you are not disturbed by your neighbor’s plinking along (!); screen sharing enables clear visuals during class; a class materials page with audio samples;  and video technique samples, and you don’t have to travel to get there! These classes are live, interactive in real-time broadcast from Vancouver, Canada. We know playing together is fun too, all ways are!
So you get to ask questions and participate if you like, and for the sense of relaxation and safety of everyone attending, classes are not recorded, so you can really relax and enjoy your class and appointment to play! 


Online Program

ClassInstructorTIMESTARTING DATE
Absolute Beginner
“Uke Starter” Workshop
Daphne2.00 pmJanuary 21st
“Uke Vox” 4-part
Ukulele Workshop Series
Daphne6.00 pmFebruary 1st
“Finger-style Ukulele” 4-part
Ukulele Workshop Series
Andrew11.00 amMarch 2nd
Beginner : Get playing Daphne6:00 PMFebruary 7th
Intermediate: Really get playingAndrew6:00 PMJanuary 26th
Advanced: Time to shineEduardo6:00 PMJanuary 31st
Advanced + : UkestarEduardo11:00 AMJanuary 28th


In-person Classes

CLASSINSTRUCTORTIMESTARTING DATELOCATION
Absolute Beginner
“Uke Starter” Workshop
Daphne2:00 PMJanuary 22ndThe Post
Beginner: Get PlayingAndrew6:00 PMFebruary 7thThe Post
Ruby’s Ukulele OrchestraEduardo6:00 PMFebruary 9thThe Post



Ukulele Classes
January  2023

We will be offering  a complete on-line program AND a complete in-person program
this September. Join us for our 10 week September term and your fun appointment to play, be inspired and learn whatever your learning preference or level!
Click here | What level am I? | What I will learn?

Online Program:
Absolute Beginner : Uke Starter  

Perfect if you have never played the Ukulele before, or just been playing a chord here and there and would like to get a great Uke foundation to have fun and successfully grow from.
Relax and enjoy a supportive new approach to music.
No previous music experience necessary!

Ukulele Workshop : “Fundamentals of playing the Ukulele”
This workshop is a suggested prerequisite for taking the Ruby’s Ukes ‘Beginner: get playing’ Ukulele course. For those of you who have never touched a Ukulele before, and for those that can play a few chords this workshop will efficiently
introduce you to the foundation of the Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele method.

Ukulele Workshop | Uke Starter | 90 minute workshop | Daphne Roubini
Time: Saturday 2.00pm – 3.30pm PST
Date: January 21st 2023 (on-line)
Cost: $35
Place: The Ruby’s Ukes Zoom Room | On-line. interactive.
There will also be  a class materials page that include song and theory charts, and audio samples to accompany you!
Register HERE
Registration open!

Click here | What level am I? | What I will learn?


 

Beginner : Get playing

Perfect if you have taken Uke Starter Workshop or can play basic chords and strum some, and are ready for the next level. This ‘Beginner : Get playing‘ course is designed to be taken after the ‘Beginner: Uke Starter’ workshop, or if you have been playing tunes and strumming along with you-tubes at home for a bit. This level focuses on deepening your Ukulele foundation: Strumming chords and singing, Reading and playing beautiful single note melodies, and instrumental playing (yes you can!). This level is designed to give you the Ruby’s Ukes method of Ukulele playing, that has earned us the the international reputation of being the largest physical Uke school in the world outside of Hawaii (wild, but true!) Repertoire will start with familiar tunes to really get you playing, that will draw from a catalogue of folk, pop, jazz, blues, and classical music. There’s something to learn and enjoy for everyone!

The classes are a weekly 90 minute session and will leave you smiling and a whole lot smarter. The perfect way to keep inspired and have an appointment to play music each week. These classes are all 13 yrs+, and are like a real, live, class with one student per registration creating an authentic individual connection with the teacher as well as the class. For your sense of comfort and relaxation, these classes will not be recorded so you can kick back and just enjoy being in class!

Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Beginner |  10 week class | Daphne Roubini
Time: Tuesdays 6.00pm -7.30pm (PST)
Date:  February 7th 2023 (on-line)
Cost: $195
Place:
The Ruby’s Ukes Zoom Room | On-line. interactive.
There will also be  a class materials page that include song and theory charts, and audio samples to accompany you!
Register HERE
Registration open!

Click here | What level am I? | What I will learn?

Intermediate :  Really get playing!

This course if perfect for you if: You have taken the Ruby’s Ukes ‘Beginner : Get Playing’ level, or if you have been studying by yourself for a while (including single note melody playing). You will continue to easily improve your Bb shape, as well as four finger chord shapes such as F7, and D7 shapes, more challenging melody instrumental playing, variations of strums, and are ready to explore new scales, music theory, and really consolidate your all round Ukulele greatness! Repertoire will draw from a catalogue of folk, pop, jazz, blues, and classical music. There’s something to learn and enjoy for everyone. Each term will have a new repertoire of music and is designed to be continued in more than once to really consolidate all the concepts. This level is also designed to prepare you to enter the Ruby’s Ukulele Orchestra!
Click here | What level am I ? | What I will learn?


Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Intermediate | 10 Week Class | Andrew Smith
Time: Thursdays 6pm -7.30pm (PST)                            
Date:  January 26th 2023 (on-line)
Cost: $195
Place: The Ruby’s Ukes Zoom Room | On-line. live. interactive
With a class materials page that include song and theory charts, video clips and audio samples to accompany you and play along with!

Register HERE
Registration open!
Click here | What level am I? | What I will learn?

The classes are a weekly 90 minute session and will leave you smiling and a whole lot smarter. The perfect way to keep inspired and have an appointment to play music each week. These classes are all 13 yrs+, and are like a real, live, class with one student per registration creating an authentic individual connection with the teacher as well as the class. For your sense of comfort and relaxation, these classes will not be recorded so you can kick back and just enjoy being in class!

Read FAQs HERE answers to your questions are often just waiting for you!



 

Advanced: Time to shine!

This course if perfect for you if: You’ve been playing for quite a while, taken the ‘Intermediate – really get playing!’ level, know your chord vocabulary really well. Can make the Bb, D7, & F7 shapes very easily, are very fluently reading tablature (single note melodies), Are playing very fluidly and want to work on barre chords, moveable chord shapes and playing ‘up the neck’ next.  With more challenging pieces and strum feels, and some music theory too. Be prepared for a challenge! Repertoire will draw from a catalogue of folk, pop, jazz, blues, and classical music. There’s something to learn and enjoy for everyone. Each term will have a new repertoire of music and is designed to be continued in more than once to really consolidate all the concepts.

This level is also designed to assist the advanced section of the Ruby’s Ukulele Orchestra!
Click here | What level am I? | what I will learn?

Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Advanced | 10 week class | Eduardo Garcia
Time: Tuesdays 6.00pm -7.30pm   (PST)                     
Date:  January 31st 2023 (on-line)
Cost: $195 
Place: The Ruby’s Ukes Zoom Room | On-line. live. interactive
With a class materials page that include song and theory charts, video clips and audio samples to accompany you and play along with!

Register HERE
Registration open!

Click here | What level am I? | What I will learn?

The classes are a weekly 90 minute session and will leave you smiling and a whole lot smarter. The perfect way to keep inspired and have an appointment to play music each week. These classes are all 13 yrs+, and are like a real, live, class with one student per registration creating an authentic individual connection with the teacher as well as the class. For your sense of comfort and relaxation, these classes will not be recorded so you can kick back and just enjoy being in class!

Read FAQs HERE answers to your questions are often just waiting for you!



Advanced + : Ukestar!

This course if perfect for you if: You have continued at the ‘Advanced : Time to shine’ level once or twice or three times, or dove into your Uke playing like a Banshee! This class caters to the most advanced players  of the school, and those who are playing very fluidly personally, may be in bands, or aspire to be in the advanced section of Ruby’s Ukulele Orchestra. You are invited to join this class if you consider yourself to be a ‘ukestar’ in the making (wink, wink) and are ready for it, this is the super highway of classes! You will cover advanced melody playing, strumming, music theory and other very cool stuff! If you want to dive in for one term, splash about and find you prefer the Advanced level because your schedule is pretty tight with life, that’s all good. It will still be here next term!

Repertoire will draw from a catalogue of folk, pop, jazz, blues, and classical music. There’s something to learn and enjoy for everyone. Each term will have a new repertoire of music and is designed to be continued in more than once to really consolidate all the concepts. This level is also designed to assist the advanced section of the Ruby’s Ukulele Orchestra!


Click here | What level am I? | what I will learn?

Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Advanced+ | 10 week class | Eduardo Garcia
Time: Saturdays 11am – 12.30pm (PST)
For those who have continued at the Intermediate level  2 times  or more.
Date:  January 28th 2023 (on-line)
Cost: $195
Place: The Ruby’s Ukes Zoom Room | On-line. live. interactive

With a class materials page that include song and theory charts, video clips and audio samples to accompany you and play along with!

Register HERE
Registration open!
Click here | What level am I? | What I will learn?


The classes are a weekly 90 minute session and will leave you smiling and a whole lot smarter. The perfect way to keep inspired and have an appointment to play music each week. These classes are all 13 yrs+, and are like a real, live, class with one student per registration creating an authentic individual connection with the teacher as well as the class. For your sense of comfort and relaxation, these classes will not be recorded so you can kick back and just enjoy being in class!

Read FAQs HERE answers to your questions are often just waiting for you!

In-Person Program:

Absolute Beginner : Uke Starter  

Perfect if you have never played the Ukulele before, or just been playing a chord here and there and would like to get a great Uke foundation to have fun and successfully grow from.
Relax and enjoy a supportive new approach to music. No previous music experience necessary!

Ukulele Workshop : “Fundamentals of playing the Ukulele”
This workshop is a suggested prerequisite for taking the Ruby’s Ukes Beginner Ukulele course. For those of you who have never touched a Ukulele before, and for those that can play a few chords this workshop will efficiently introduce you to the foundation of the Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele method.

Ukulele Workshop | Uke Starter | 90 minute workshop | Daphne Roubini
Time: Sunday 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Date: January 22nd 2023 (in-person)
Cost: $35
Place: The Post 750 Hamilton St #110, Vancouver, BC V6B 2R5
There will also be  a class materials page that include song and theory charts, and audio samples to accompany you!
Register HERE
Registration open!
Click here | What level am I? | What I will learn?

Beginner : Get playing

Perfect if you have taken Uke Starter Workshop or can play basic chords and strum some, and are ready for the next level. This Beginner : Get playing course is designed to be taken after the Beginner: Uke Starter workshop, or if you have been playing tunes and strumming along you-tubes at home for a bit. This level focuses on deepening your Ukulele foundation: Strumming chords and singing, Reading and playing beautiful single note melodies, and instrumental playing (yes you can!). This level is designed to give you the Ruby’s Ukes method of Ukulele playing that has earned us the the international reputation of being the largest physical Uke school in the world outside of Hawaii (wild, but true!) Repertoire will start with familiar tunes to really get you playing, that will draw from a catalogue of folk, pop, jazz, blues, and classical music. There’s something to learn and enjoy for everyone!

The classes are a weekly 90 minute session and will leave you smiling and a whole lot smarter. The perfect way to keep inspired and have an appointment to play music each week. These classes are all 13 yrs+, and are like a real, live, class with one student per registration creating an authentic individual connection with the teacher as well as the class. For your sense of comfort and relaxation, these classes will not be recorded so you can kick back and just enjoy being in class!

Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Beginner |  10 week class | Andrew Smith
Time: Tuesdays 6.00pm -7.30pm (PST)            
Date:  February 7th 2023 (in-person)
Cost: $195
Place:
The Post 750 Hamilton St #110, Vancouver, BC V6B 2R5
There will also be  a class materials page that include song and theory charts, and audio samples to accompany you!
Register HERE
Registration open!
Click here | What level am I? | What I will learn?

The classes are a weekly 90 minute session and will leave you smiling and a whole lot smarter. The perfect way to keep inspired and have an appointment to play music each week. These classes are all 13 yrs+, and are like a real, live, class with one student per registration creating an authentic individual connection with the teacher as well as the class. For your sense of comfort and relaxation, these classes will not be recorded so you can kick back and just enjoy being in class!

Read FAQs HERE answers to your questions are often just waiting for you!


 Intermediate :  Really get playing!

Perfect if you have taken the Ruby’s Ukes ‘Beginner : Get Playing’ level, or if you have been studying by yourself for a while (including single note melody instrumental playing). You will continue to easily improve your Bb shape, as well as four finger chord shapes such as F7, and D7 shapes, more challenging melody instrumental playing, variations of strums, and are ready to explore new scales, music theory, and really consolidate your all round Ukulele greatness! Repertoire will draw from a catalogue of folk, pop, jazz, blues, and classical music. There’s something to learn and enjoy for everyone. Each term will have a new repertoire of music and is designed to be continued in more than once to really consolidate all the concepts. This level is also designed to prepare you to enter the Ruby’s Ukulele Orchestra!

Click here | What level am I? | What I will learn?

The classes are a weekly 90 minute session and will leave you smiling and a whole lot smarter. The perfect way to keep inspired and have an appointment to play music each week. These classes are all 13 yrs+, and are like a real, live, class with one student per registration creating an authentic individual connection with the teacher as well as the class. For your sense of comfort and relaxation, these classes will not be recorded so you can kick back and just enjoy being in class!

Read FAQs HERE answers to your questions are often just waiting for you!


 

Advanced: Time to shine!

You’ve been playing for quite a while, taken the ‘Intermediate – really get playing!’ level, know your chord vocabulary really well. Can make the Bb, D7, & F7 shapes very easily, are very fluently reading tablature (single note melodies), Are playing very fluidly and want to work on barre chords, moveable chord shapes and playing ‘up the neck’ next.  With more challenging pieces and strum feels, and some music theory too. Be prepared for a challenge!
Repertoire will draw from a catalogue of folk, pop, jazz, blues, and classical music. There’s something to learn and enjoy for everyone. Each term will have a new repertoire of music and is designed to be continued in more than once to really consolidate all the concepts.
This level is also designed to assist the advanced section of the Ruby’s Ukulele Orchestra!

In the April 2023 term we hope to add an in-person advanced class, but for now you are welcome to join the on-line Advanced class on Tuesdays at 6pm or join the Orchestra and join in our Summer Term concert! (or just enjoy it for yourself… and your little pet who looks up at you adoringly…)
Click here | What level am I? | what I will learn?

Advanced + : Ukestar!

You have continued at the ‘Advanced : Time to shine!’ level once or twice or three times,
or dove into your Uke playing like a Banshee! This class caters to the most advanced players  of the school, and those who are playing very fluidly personally, may be in bands, or aspire to be in the advanced section of Ruby’s Ukulele Orchestra. You are invited to join this class if you consider yourself to be a ‘ukestar’ in the making (wink, wink) and are ready for it, this is the super highway of classes! You will cover advanced melody playing, strumming, music theory and other very cool stuff! If you want to dive in for one term, splash about and find you prefer the Advanced level because your schedule is pretty tight with life, that’s all good. It will still be here next term!

In the April 2023 term we hope to add an in-person ‘Advanced + : Ukestar!’ class, but for now you are welcome to join the on-line Advanced class on Saturdays at 11am or join the Orchestra and join in our Summer Term concert! It’s so fun…

Repertoire will draw from a catalogue of folk, pop, jazz, blues, and classical music. There’s something to learn and enjoy for everyone. Each term will have a new repertoire of music and is designed to be continued in more than once to really consolidate all the concepts. This level is also designed to assist the advanced section of the Ruby’s Ukulele.


RUO:
Ruby’s Ukulele Orchestra

The pinnacle of Ruby’s Ukes absolute fun magic! Beautiful music made simply that will exceed your wildest expectations of what you could ever imagine you would play, and what the mighty Uke can do. No exaggeration. We have performed at the Wise Hall, The Rio Theatre, and The York Theatre to absolute audience delight! With 3 part harmonies based on levels of experience of playing. We will be preparing for a Summer concert in the January and April term, CV-19 did a bit of a number on our 70 piece strong orchestra and so we begin it’s next chapter, and build and build and build… join us it’s gonna be a goodun’. Google Ruby’s Ukulele Orchestra… just saying. Summer concert date to be announced it will be in a smaller venue…
All intermediate, Advanced and Advanced + players are invited to join. So chill and dive in!

Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | RUO | 10 week class | Eduardo Garcia
Time: Thursdays 6.00pm – 8.00pm (PST)
Date:  February 9th 2023 (in-person)
Cost: $225
Place: The Post 750 Hamilton St #110, Vancouver, BC V6B 2R5.

With a class materials page that include song and theory charts, video clips and audio samples to accompany you and play along with!
Register HERE
Registration open!

Click here | What level am I? | What I will learn?

Have a look at RUO (Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Orchestra) and have a listen to RUE here

The classes are a weekly 2 hour session and will leave you smiling and a whole lot smarter. The perfect way to keep so inspired and have an appointment to play music each week. These classes are all 13 yrs+

Read FAQs HERE answers to your questions are often just waiting for you!



Ruby’s Ukulele Ensemble – EL CONDOR PASA  ( April term 2021 )

To listen to more recordings click here.

We are really looking forward to sharing the fun world of ukulele playing with you!
Ukulele workshops, both individual and 4-part series.
Click here  for Winter/Spring  Ukulele Workshops

-Ruby

We acknowledge that we work, teach, and play on the traditional, ancestral and unceded Coast Salish Territory of the šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬtəməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. And that the Ukulele first originated from Hawaii, we are grateful to continue it’s journey here in Canada.