Ukulele Courses

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 learning environment!
Click here | What level am I? | Find the perfect Ukulele course for you!

Summer/Fall 2021
Course Registration
Live | On-line | interactive classes

Scroll down to register! Our Summer program starts  July 13th  2021, and Fall program September 20th 2021 and look out for Ukulele workshops too and register to get playing!
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Join us, we’d love to have you in class!

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!

We know that nothing can replace playing together but 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.
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!




Join us for our 5 week summer term and your summery appointment to play and learn!

Ukulele Classes | July  2021

Beginner II :  ‘Tweener’ Beginners

Perfect if you can play basic chords and strum some, or have taken Beginner 1 and are ready for the next level. This B2 or  ‘Tweener’ Beginner  (as it’s between Absolute beginner and Advanced  beginner!) is designed to be taken after Absolute Beginner for the first time, or if you have been playing tunes and strumming along at home, but would like to review reading single note melody instrumental playing and consolidate your Ukulele foundation, designed to be taken a couple of times with new materials each term to really deepen ability to play and integrate before moving onto Advanced Beginner (Beginner 3).
Click here | What level am I? | What I will learn?

Ukulele Course Extraordinaire| Beginner 2 | 5 Week Class | Andrew Smith
Time: Wednesdays 6.00pm-7.30pm (PST)
Date:  July 14th – August 11th 
2021
Cost:
$99

Place: Live. on-line. interactive in The Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Zoom Room
With a class materials page that include song and theory charts, video clips and audio samples to accompany you and play along with!
Click HERE to register
Registration opens Sunday June 13th at 10am!

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!


Beginner III :  ‘Advanced’ Beginners

Perfect if you’ve continued at  ‘Tweener Beginner’ (B2) level for 1 or 2 terms (repertoire changes each term), you will continue to improve your Bb, as well as D7, F7 shapes, melody playing, variety of strums, and are ready to explore new scales, music theory, and genres of Ukulele.
Click here | What level am I ? | What I will learn?

Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Beginner 3 | 5 week class | Eduardo Garcia
Time: Tuesdays 11.00am-12.30pm (PST)
Date: July 13th – August 10th
2021
Cost:
$99

Place: Live. on-line. interactive in The Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Zoom Room
With a class materials page that include song and theory charts, video clips and audio samples to accompany you and play along with!
Click HERE to register
Registration opens Sunday June 13th at 10am!

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!


Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Beginner 3 | 5 Week Class | Andrew Smith
Time: Thursdays 6pm -7.30pm (PST)                          
Date:  July 15th – August 12th
2021
Cost:
$99
Place: Live. on-line. interactive in The Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Zoom Room
With a class materials page that include song and theory charts, video clips and audio samples to accompany you and play along with!
Click HERE to register
Registration opens Sunday June 13th at 10am!

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 players:

You’ve been playing for quite a while, Continued at Advanced Beginner (B3) 2 or 3 times, 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!
Click here | What level am I? | what I will learn?

Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Intermediate  | 5 week class | Eduardo Garcia
Time: Wednesdays 6.00pm- 7.30pm (PST)            
Date: July 14th – August 11th 2021
Cost: $99
Place: Live. on-line. interactive in The Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Zoom Room
With a class materials page that include song and theory charts, video clips and audio samples to accompany you and play along with!
Click HERE to register
Registration opens Sunday June 13th at 10am!

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!


Summer
4 week specialist Modules:


“Craft a song”

This NEW 4 week module explores chord embellishments, rhythm options, and harmony, to create, and re-create a song on a deeper, richer, more complex level and make it your own.  Using simple songs as a starting point you will explore how to make those chords more interesting by adding notes, or rhythms more compelling.
A perfect brain tease as well as a new tool in your ukulele tool box that can be applied to your current repertoire taking those tunes to a new level.
This level will be suitable for:
Intermediate, Advanced, and experienced B3 players.

“Craft a song” 4 week workshop module | Eduardo Garcia
Time: Mondays 6.00pm -7.30pm (PST)
Date:  July 19th – August 16th
2021  (no class BC day august 2nd)
Cost: $120 

Place: L
ive. on-line. interactive in The Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Zoom Room

With a class materials page that include song and theory charts, video clips and audio samples to accompany you and play along with!
Click HERE to register
Registration opens Sunday June 13th at 10am!

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!


“Folk Ukulele”

This 4 week specialist module explores the genre of folk ukulele that has delighted many students and is back by popular demand! This specialist module dives deeper into the songs of songwriters of the Folk idiom.  With more songs from John Prine, Tom Paxton, Nanci Griffiths, Joan Baez and more.  Have fun, learn, and be inspired whilst exploring the songs, lyrics, melodies and musical riffs of these iconic and beautiful folk tunes.
This level would be suitable for:
B2, B3, Intermediate and beyond, there’s something for everyone!

“Folk Ukulele” 4 week workshop module | Andrew Smith
Time: Tuesdays 6.00pm -7.30pm (PST)
Date:  July 20th – August 10th
2021
Cost: $120 

Place: L
ive. on-line. interactive in The Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Zoom Room

With a class materials page that include song and theory charts, video clips and audio samples to accompany you and play along with!
Click HERE to register
Registration opens Sunday June 13th at 10am!

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!


The perfect Summery appointment to play, learn, and be inspired ukulele style!





Ukulele Classes | September  2021

At present we are registering for our on-line offerings only, with in-person classes opening only under advisement nearer the time. We do have plans to present in person offerings however these will be detailed nearer the time.  Join us for our 10 week Fall term and your fun appointment to play, be inspired and learn!

Beginner I:  ‘Absolute’ Beginners

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 grow from!
No previous music experience necessary.
Click here | What level am I? | What I will learn?

Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Beginner 1 |  10 week class | Andrew Smith
Time: Tuesdays 6.00pm -7.30pm (PST)            
Date: 
September 21st 2021
Cost: $195 

Place: L
ive. on-line. interactive in The Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Zoom Room
With a class materials page that include song and theory charts, and audio samples to
accompany you! Need to buy a uke? get in touch and we can get one delivered to you if you are in Vancouver
Click HERE to register
Registration opens June 13th at 10am!

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!


Beginner II :  ‘Tweener’ Beginners

Perfect if you can play basic chords and strum some, or have taken Beginner 1 and are ready for the next level. This B2 or  ‘Tweener’ Beginner  (as it’s between Absolute beginner and Advanced  beginner!) is designed to be taken after Absolute Beginner for the first time, or if you have been playing tunes and strumming along at home, but would like to review reading single note melody instrumental playing and consolidate your Ukulele foundation, designed to be taken a couple of times with new materials each term to really deepen ability to play and integrate before moving onto Advanced Beginner (Beginner 3).
Click here | What level am I? | What I will learn?

Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Beginner 2 | 10 Week Class | Andrew Smith
Time: Wednesdays 11.00am-12.30pm (PST)
Date: 
September 22nd 2021    (Daytime class)
Cost:
$195
Place: Live. on-line. interactive in The Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Zoom Room
With a class materials page that include song and theory charts, video clips and audio samples to accompany you and play along with!
Click HERE to register
Registration opens June 13th at 10am!

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!


Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Beginner 2 | 10 Week Class | Andrew Smith
Time: Wednesdays 6.00pm-7.30pm (PST)     
Date:  
September 22nd 2021    (Evening class)
Cost:
$195
Place: Live. on-line. interactive in The Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Zoom Room
With a class materials page that include song and theory charts, video clips and audio samples to accompany you and play along with!
Click HERE to register
Registration opens June 13th at 10am!


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!


 

Beginner III :  ‘Advanced’ Beginners

Perfect if you’ve continued at  ‘Tweener Beginner’ (B2) level for 1 or 2 terms (repertoire changes each term), you will continue to improve your Bb, as well as D7, F7 shapes, melody playing, variety of strums, and are ready to explore new scales, music theory, and genres of Ukulele.
Click here | What level am I ? | What I will learn?

Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Beginner 3 | 10 week class | Eduardo Garcia
Time: Tuesdays 11.00am-12.30pm (PST)
Date: 
September 21st 2021
Cost:
$195
Place: Live. on-line. interactive in The Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Zoom Room
With a class materials page that include song and theory charts, video clips and audio samples to accompany you and play along with!
Click HERE to register
Registration opens June 13th at 10am!

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!


Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Beginner 3 | 10 Week Class | Andrew Smith
Time: Thursdays 6pm -7.30pm (PST)                            
Date: 
September 23rd 2021  (No class on Nov 11th)
Cost:
$195
Place: Live. on-line. interactive in The Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Zoom Room
With a class materials page that include song and theory charts, video clips and audio samples to accompany you and play along with!
Click HERE to register
Registration opens June 13th at 10am!

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!


Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Beginner 3 | 10 week class | Eduardo Garcia
Time: Saturdays 12.00pm -1.30pm                        
Date:  September 25th 2021 (PST)
Cost: $195
Place: Live. on-line. interactive in The Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Zoom Room
With a class materials page that include song and theory charts, video clips and audio samples to accompany you and play along with!
Click HERE to register
Registration opens June 13th at 10am!

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 players:

You’ve been playing for quite a while, Continued at Advanced Beginner (B3) 2 or 3 times, 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!
Click here | What level am I? | what I will learn?

Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Intermediate  | 10 week class | Eduardo Garcia
Time: Wednesdays 6.00pm- 7.30pm (PST)          
Date:  September 22nd 2021
Cost: $195
Place: Live. on-line. interactive in The Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Zoom Room
With a class materials page that include song and theory charts, video clips and audio samples to accompany you and play along with!
Click HERE to register
Registration opens June 13th at 10am!

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’  Players:

You have continued at the Intermediate level for quite a while, this class caters to the most advanced players  of the school, and those who are playing very fluidly personally, maybe in bands or aspire to be,  or in the advanced section of RUO Orchestra. Please only join this class if you are ready for it, and not based on your schedule as this is the super highway of classes! You will cover advanced melody playing, strumming and other very cool stuff!
Click here | What level am I? | what I will learn?

Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Advanced | 10 week class | Eduardo Garcia
Time: Saturdays 2.00pm – 3.30pm (PST)
NEW! – for those who have continued at the Intermediate level  2 times  or more.
Date:  September 25th 2021
Cost:
$195
Place: Live. on-line. interactive in The Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Zoom Room

With a class materials page that include song and theory charts, video clips and audio samples to accompany you and play along with!
Click HERE to register
Registration opens June 13th at 10am!

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!


10 week RUE (Ruby’s Ukes Ensemble) module | Eduardo Garcia
Time: Mondays 6pm-8pm (PST)         
Date:  September 20th 2021  
(No class on Oct 11th)
Cost: $225
Place: Live. On-line. interactive. in the Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Zoom Room

Based on the principles of arranging 3 harmonized parts and the fun of the RUO, Ruby’s Ukulele Orchestra, we have created a distilled version for you to enjoy.  Whilst we cannot sing together yet, we can play together virtually.  There will be a January Ensemble page with the written and audio arrangements of all the parts for you to practice along with.

The arrangements taught are vehicles for learning, consolidating your ukulele skills, and having a great ukulele appointment to play in the new year that will culminate with a group audio recording. You will need to be able to play the Ukulele proficiently to take this class and read tablature (single note melodies) to get the most out of it.  I was hoping to start our new orchestras this term but feel that
Have a look at RUO (Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Orchestra) and have a listen to RUE here
Click HERE to register
Registration link to come!

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!


We are really looking forward to sharing the fun world of ukulele playing with you!
Ukulele workshops  and 4 week modules offered to come!
Click here  for Summer/Fall  2021  Ukulele Workshops

-Ruby