Ukulele Workshops

Ruby’s Ukes classes and Workshops will take place in-person and also on-line.and interactive in  The Ruby’s Uke Ukulele Zoom Room, in 2023.

Ruby’s Ukes Specialist Ukulele Workshops are:
one  90 minute session | cost $35
or  a  4-part workshop series | cost $125

Designed to provide you with the perfect way to start playing, hone your particular area of interest, or give you the Ukulele boost you have been searching for!  Based on years of tried and true methods of teaching since 2009 we have refined our individual workshops and 4-part workshop series  to a place where you will learn, enjoy, and delight in getting to your next personal level!

Online Workshops

Class Instructor TIME STARTING DATE
“A Jazzy Christmas”
Ukulele Workshop
Daphne 6.00 pm December 14th
Absolute Beginner
“Uke Starter” Workshop
Daphne 2.00 pm January 21st
“Uke Vox” 4-part
Ukulele Workshop Series
Daphne 6.00 pm February 1st
“Finger-style Ukulele” 4-part
Ukulele Workshop Series
Andrew 11.00 am March 2nd
“Sense the Strum”
Ukulele Workshop
Daphne 2.00 pm March 4th

In-person Workshops

CLASS INSTRUCTOR TIME STARTING DATE LOCATION
Absolute Beginner
“Uke Starter” Workshop
Daphne 2:00 PM January 22nd The Post
“Free your voice”
Ukulele Workshop
Daphne 2:00 PM February 11th TBA

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Winter 2022/ 2023
Workshops

 

‘A Jazzy  Christmas Workshop’

 Date:   Wednesday  December 14th 2022
Time:  6.00pm-7.30pm
Cost:   $35
Place: Online in the Ruby’s Ukes Zoom room
with Daphne ‘Ruby’ Roubini

 

‘A Jazzy  Christmas Workshop’

In this workshop you will dive into Jazzy Christmas tunes to bring a new spin to your round the Christmas tree moments this year! Whether singing for yourself, your cat, or around the Christmas tree with friends and relatives, this is the perfect way to add some jazz repertoire to your Christmas tunes.  We will explore easy to play classic jazz christmas tunes such as: ‘Let it Snow’, ‘Blue Christmas’, ‘White Christmas’, and ‘Merry Christmas baby’
with either an intro, outro or both!

 
Register HERE
registration open!

 

 
Workshop cost includes on-line class materials page with song charts, and audio samples.
 
Level: ‘Beginner – get playing’, ‘Intermediate – really get playing’ and ‘advanced: time to shine’ Sorry not suitable for absolute beginners 🙂 you’ll get here one day!

 

 
( Please note: jazzy tunes may be subject to change if I find ones  I think you’ll love  more!)
 
 

 

 
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“Absolute Beginner : Uke starter”

Date: Saturday January 21st 2023
Time: 2pm-3.30pm  PST
Cost:$35
Place: The Ruby’s Ukes Zoom Room | On-line. interactive.
With Daphne ‘Ruby’ Roubini

“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.

REGISTER HERE
registration open!

 
Workshop cost includes: on-line class materials page with song charts, and audio samples.
 
Level: Absolute Beginner, suggested prerequisite for joining the Ruby’s Ukes 10 week
‘Beginner -get playing’ on-line course that starts February 7th 2023.
 

 

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“Absolute Beginner : Uke starter”

Date: Sunday January 22nd 2023 (in-person)
Time: 2pm – 3.30pm  PST
Cost:$35
Place: The Post 750 Hamilton St #110, Vancouver, BC V6B 2R5
With Daphne ‘Ruby’ Roubini

“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.

Register HERE
Registration almost open!

Workshop cost includes on-line class materials page with song charts, and audio samples.
 
Level: Absolute Beginner, suggested prerequisite for joining the Ruby’s Ukes 10 week
‘Beginner -get playing’ in-person  course that starts February 7th 2023.
 

 

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“Sense the Strum”  Ukulele Workshop

 
Date: Saturday March 4th 2023
Time: 2pm-3.30pm
Cost: $35
Place: On-line in the Ruby’s Ukes Zoom room
with Daphne ‘Ruby’ Roubini
 

“Sense the Strum”  Ukulele Workshop

This workshop is perfect for you if you would like to improve your Ukulele strumming and integrate the Ruby’s Ukes ‘sense the strum’ approach into your Ukulele playing! This workshop will enable you to strum your Ukulele with greater fluidly and ease! Beneficial for all levels of players as we will go from simple to more complex strums, with the audio samples, and exercises, everyone has room to grow and improve.

Level:  ‘Beginner : get playing’ ,’ Intermediate: really get playing’, ‘Advanced: time to shine’ and Advanced +: Ukestar levels there’s something for everyone!
Sorry not suitable for absolute beginners 🙂 you’ll get here one day!
Click here | What level am I? | What I will learn?

You will learn: In this popular workshop you will dive into and explore how to unlock strum feels and patterns by the sensing the strum, moving beyond attempting to create music out of  the ‘down and up’ approach to strumming.   Exercises will be given to practice this illusive right hand technique, traversing different feels, time signatures, and genres. This workshop has successfully helped hundreds of Ukulele players, maybe thousands now since 2009. Based in the methods of Kodaly method and accelerated learning techniques. Connect with this intuitive  approach to strumming where you will learn to re-create any strum you like! Freedom!

Register HERE 
Registration now open!

 
Workshop cost includes:  extensive on-line class materials page and audio samples.
 

 

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“Uke Vox”
4-part Ukulele Workshop Series

 
Date: Wednesdays February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd  2023   NEW!
Time: 6pm-7.30pm
Cost: $125
Place: On-line in the Ruby’s Ukes Zoom room
 

“Uke Vox”  4-part Ukulele Workshop Series
with Daphne ‘Ruby’ Roubini

This 4-part workshop is part of the NEW “Uke Vox” Series, designed to assist ukulele players with their singing and to find their true voices, vocal pleasure, and the joy of singing.   Focusing on helping you to bring out the best in your voice whilst continuing to improve your ukulele playing!

We will explore vocal warm-ups, tips and techniques to help you discover your true voice.
How to find the perfect key to compliment your vocal landscape and how to transpose the key of a song to bring out vocal colour and bloom with each song. As well as how to use your Ukulele to help with intonation (tuning), practice your singing, and accompany yourself.
Drawing from a repertoire of Folk, pop, Blues, and Jazz to add to your greatest hits as well as help you discover different aspects of your voice and how to connect to it!

In addition to attending the 4-part “Uke Vox” Series  on-line  you are invited to attend the
in-person “Free your voice” ukulele workshop on Saturday February 11th 2023 if you can.
This workshop is discounted from $35 to $25 if you are a “Uke Vox” attendee!

Register HERE
Registration open November 27th at 10am!
Workshop cost includes: extensive on-line class materials page and audio samples.

Level: ‘Beginner – get playing’, ‘Intermediate – really get playing’ and ‘advanced: time to shine’ Sorry not suitable for absolute beginners 🙂 you’ll get here one day!
Click here | What level am I? | What I will learn?

 

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“Free your voice” Ukulele Workshop

 
Date: Saturday February 11th 2023 (in-person)
Time: 2.00pm-3.30pm
Cost: $35  ($25 if you are attending the 4-part “Uke Vox” series)
Place: Vancouver, TBA
90mins workshop with Daphne ‘Ruby’ Roubini
 

 

In this workshop Daphne ‘Ruby’ Roubini will share her tools and techniques to free your voice with the Ukulele. After finding that singing with her Ukulele gave her a new dimension to her singing, Daphne will share how the mighty uke can help release the true voice. Sharing her knowledge of the voice, the Ukulele and healing, to free your natural voice easily.

In this fun, liberating workshop you will learn basic singing techniques, as well as exercises and songs on the Ukulele that will bring your playing and singing to the next level. This workshop is  perfect for those who would love to free their voices and sing with joy and ease!

Feedback from a previous “Uke Can Free your Voice” workshop participant.

Before Ruby’s singing workshop I had wanted to explore my voice, as another musical instrument. The exercises, the tips, the gentle teaching led me to try it all the next day.  Suddenly I felt my voice had changed, that I enjoyed singing and listening to my own voice, like exploring new territory.  I highly recommend this workshop to anyone who wants to “find their voice” in a supportive, gentle way.”

Register HERE
Registration now open!
Workshop cost includes  class materials page and audio samples.

Level: ‘Beginner – get playing’, ‘Intermediate – really get playing’ and ‘advanced: time to shine’ Sorry not suitable for absolute beginners 🙂 you’ll get here one day!
Click here | What level am I? | What I will learn?

Daphne Roubini is the founder, owner and director of Ruby’s Ukes, some do call her Ruby! Daphne is responsible for the programming throughout Ruby’s Ukes school and its evolution forward. She is a professional singer (Black Gardenia, and Ruby & Smith), and has a foundation in Jazz studies from City Lit in London and Kodaly musicianship training from the British Kodaly Academy. She plays the piano and Ukulele. She loves simply playing the Ukulele and has used her knowledge of Kodaly concepts to easily, enjoyably and successfully teach thousands of students! She understands the value of a different approach to teaching music to adults and it is partly this understanding that underpins the Ruby’s Ukes unique approach that makes it fun and easy! Daphne is always working on her own vocal technique and is currently writing an album of original tunes to be recorded in 2023 on the Cellar Live Jazz label.

 

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“Finger-style Ukulele”
4-part Ukulele Workshop Series

 
Date: Thursdays March 2nd,9th,16th, 23rd  2023   NEW!
Time: 11am-12.30pm
Cost: $125
Place: On-line in the Ruby’s Ukes Zoom room
 

“Finger-style Ukulele”  4-part Ukulele Workshop Series
with Andrew ‘duke of uke’ Smith

In this 4-part workshop series you will explore and learn the Right hand ukulele technique of Finger-style playing. Yes there is life beyond strumming!  Explore this exciting variation to your Ukulele playing that will give a whole new life and sound to pieces you already know, as well as the new pieces taught in this exciting NEW workshop series.  Andrew will share his extensive knowledge of Finger-style playing drawing from a repertoire of Folk, blues, Jazz, and classical music.

Register HERE
Registration opens November 27th at 10am!

Workshop cost includes  class materials page and audio samples.

Level: ‘Intermediate – really get playing’ and ‘Advanced: time to shine’,  ‘Advanced +: Ukestar’
Sorry not suitable for absolute beginners 🙂 you’ll get here one day!
Click here | What level am I? | What I will learn?

Andrew Smith is a professional musician, and live sound engineer, as well as one of our beloved Ruby’s Ukes teachers. He has been playing his guitar and performing since he was a young teen performing in a folk duo with his sister as teenagers in England.  He now regularly performs professionally (Ruby & Smith and Black Gardenia). His extensive knowledge of
Finger-style guitar has translated beautifully onto his Ukulele playing and he loves sharing his tips, techniques and tricks to get his students sounding like real pros!  His knowledge and supportive teaching style has students loving his workshops!

Andrew has graced the stages of the Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Mission Folk Festivals in Canada with his darlin’ Ukulele in hand.  As well as many other prestigious stages.

 

 
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We look forward to helping you get your uke playing to your personal next level!

 
Ruby
 
 
 
  • Ruby’s Ukes past Ukulele workshops:
  • “Strum-a-way”
  • “Bluegrass Ukulele”
  • “Chord Melody”
  • “Jazz Ukulele”
  • “Fingerstyle Ukulele”
  • “Uke Can Free Your Voice”
  • “Uke Can Play Melodies”
  • “Uke Can Play The Blues”
  • “Uke Can Play ClawHammer”
  • “Uke Can Play Chord Melodies
  • “Uke Can Heal your Life”
  • “Uke Can Play ~ Beginners”
  • “Uke Can Solo ~ Advanced”
  • “Uke Can love Music theory”

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.