Ukulele Workshops

All workshops are held at our beautiful heritage teaching studio,
Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele School 525 Seymour Street

Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Workshops are two hours long and cost $40
and are a great way to start playing, or hone your particular area of Uke interest!


Ruby’s Ukes Summer School  | Summer Ukulele Workshops
July 23rd – July 28th 2019

Teachers :
Daphne Roubini, Andrew Smith, Eduardo Garcia,
and visiting from Seattle Neal Chin.

Ruby’s Ukes “Finger-style”
Ukulele Workshop | Evening
Tuesday July 23rd 2019
6.00pm – 8.00pm  
(13yrs+)
Andrew Smith
Ruby’s Ukes presents a “Finger-style” Ukulele workshop with Andrew Smith, Vancouver’s ‘Duke of Uke’, at the helm will take place in a beautiful downtown Heritage Building. The workshop is a 2 hour session and will leave you smiling and a whole lot smarter!
In this workshop you will learn Basic finger-style right hand accompaniement picking patterns, tricks and techniques to easily take your Ukulele playing to the next level! You will explore Finger-style dexterity, a variety of picking patterns, and how to add a new sound to existing songs to bring them to a whole new place!  A structure for effective right hand picking technique and practice will be given in this fun and informative workshop that will easily revolutionize your playing! You will learn how to create your own unique picking pattern too!
The Cost is $40  ~ this includes a tea break with snacks and workshop handout.

All you need to take your Ukulele playing to the next level!
perfect for experienced beginner, intermediate and advanced players! Eventbrite - Ruby's Ukes "Finger-style" Ukulele Workshop

Ruby’s Ukes “Uke can play the Blues”
Ukulele Workshop | Daytime
Wednesday July 24th
 2.00pm – 4.00pm (13yrs+)
Andrew Smith
Ruby’s Ukes presents the Ukulele Blues Workshop Extraordinaire taking place at Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele School, a beautiful downtown Heritage Building. Learn to play the Blues on your Ukulele. The workshop is a 2 hour session and will leave you smiling and a whole lot bluesier! This workshop is part of the Ruby’s Ukes Summer School 2019, make sure to check out the other workshops being offered too!
In this workshop you will learn the basic 12 bar blues chord progression, a variety of blues genres, how to easily play a blues tune, with a bluesy strum, classic blues tunes and riffs, and simple to advance solo-ing tips! 
Perfect for confident beginner to intermediate level. A great blues introduction, with advanced tips to open this exciting genre of playing!
All you need to ‘get your blues on’ and add the Blues to your uke repertoire.

The Cost is $40  ~ this includes a tea break with snacks and workshop handout.

All you need to take your Ukulele playing to the next level!
perfect for experienced beginner, intermediate and advanced players! 
Eventbrite - Ruby's Ukes "Uke can play the Blues" Ukulele Workshop

 

“Uke can Free your Voice”
Ukulele Workshop | Evening
Wednesday July 24th 2019
6.00pm-8.00pm (13yrs+)
Daphne 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.

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.”    J.H.

The Cost is $40  ~ this includes a tea break with snacks and workshop handout.

All you need to take your Ukulele playing to the next level!
perfect for all level of players!
Eventbrite - "Uke Can free your voice" Ukulele Workshop

 

Ruby’s Ukes “Strum-A-Way” Ukulele Workshop
Thursday 25th July 2019
6.00pm – 8.00pm  
(13yrs+)
Daphne Roubini
( Back by popular demand! )
Ruby’s Ukes presents a “Strum-A-way” Ukulele workshop with Daphne Roubini at the helm will take place in a beautiful downtown Heritage Building. The workshop is a 2 hour session and will leave you smiling and a whole lot smarter!
In this workshop you will learn Basic strumming tips, tricks and techniques to easily take your Ukulele playing to the next level! You will easily learn strumming dexterity, a variety of strum feels, and how to listen to the rhythms of a song and create your own strumming patterns and feels!  A structure for effective right hand strumming technique and practice will be given in this fun and informative workshop.

 

I took your strumming workshop at VUF 2017, the best one I ever took, I loved your approach and finally it all made sense to me and now I can do it! Thank-you!”   F.B.

 

All you need to take your Ukulele playing to the next level!
perfect for all levels of Ukulele players

The Cost is $40  ~ this includes a tea break with snacks and workshop handout.

All you need to take your Ukulele playing to the next level!
perfect for all level of players!
Eventbrite - "Strum a-way" Ukulele Workshop

 

Ruby’s Ukes “Single Note Chords”
Ukulele Workshop
Saturday 27th July 2019
2.00pm – 4.00pm  
(13yrs+)
Neal Chin

Ruby’s Ukes presents a “Single Note Chords” Ukulele workshop with Neal Chin, visiting from Seattle, at the helm will take place in a beautiful downtown Heritage Building. The workshop is a 2 hour session and will leave you smiling and a whole lot smarter!

In this workshop you will learn that:
Chords are not just great for rhythm, but for soloing as well. We will break chords down to single notes to give you another road map for soloing. Join us as we create small melodies and bolster up your arpeggios! Basic picking technique required. After Neal taught at the Vancouver Ukulele Festival 2019 I decided to invite him back to do some teaching at Ruby’s Ukes!

The Cost is $40  ~ this includes a tea break with snacks and workshop handout.
All you need to take your Ukulele playing to the next level!
perfect for intermediate Ukulele players
Eventbrite - "Single note Chords" Ukulele Workshop

 

Ruby’s Ukes “Chord Melody” | Daytime
Ukulele Workshop
Sunday July 28th 2019
10am – 12pm 
(13yrs+)
Eduardo Garcia
Ruby’s Ukes presents a “Chord Melody” Ukulele workshop with Eduardo Garcia at the helm will take place in a beautiful downtown Heritage Building. The workshop is a 2 hour session and will leave you smiling and a whole lot smarter!
In this workshop you will learn the beauty and fun of playing a chord melody on the Ukulele. The concept of what a chord melody is, with techniques  of  how to create a Ukulele chord melody from a song, plus chord melody pieces will be presented for you to learn to play!  Perfect for the Advanced beginner to intermediate.
The Cost is $40  ~ this includes a tea break with snacks and workshop handout.

All you need for a fun time playing chord melodies!
Eventbrite - Ruby's Ukes "Chord-Melody" Ukulele Workshop 

 

Ruby’s Ukes “Connecting Chords at the hip”
Ukulele Workshop
Sunday 28th July 2019
2.00pm – 4.00pm  
(13yrs+)
Neal Chin
(from Seattle)

Ruby’s Ukes presents a “Connecting chords at the hip” Ukulele workshop with Neal Chin visiting from Seattle at the helm will take place in a beautiful downtown Heritage Building. The workshop is a 2 hour session and will leave you smiling and a whole lot smarter!

In this workshop you will learn that:
Chord progressions are an essential element to developing and expanding your chord vocabulary. Join us as we take a few progressions to the next level! We will learn a few tools to tie progressions together such as basic voice leading and pedal tones. Basic knowledge of chord inversions and/or positions will help you get the most out of this class.

The Cost is $40  ~ this includes a tea break with snacks and workshop handout.

All you need to take your Ukulele playing to the next level!
perfect for intermediate Ukulele players

Eventbrite - Ruby's Ukes "Chord-Melody" Ukulele Workshop 

 

I am so excited to be presenting the Ruby’s Ukes Summer School again this year! The perfect mid-summer uke top up!
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”