Ukulele Courses

The Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Courses Extraordinare  below are 10 week foundation ukulele
courses that focus on specific playing levels and learning outcomes, and leave you smiling and a whole lot smarter! From absolute novice to advanced ‘ukestar’ player, these courses are designed to be continued till you enjoyably get to your own personal ‘next level’ with each semester having new material that’s fun to play and learn!         (Ages 13yrs+)

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!

January 2021 Course Registration
Live | On-line | interactive classes

Our next 10 week program starts  January 18th 2021, 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!

Classes will take place live-on-line. Easy to follow instructions will be sent before class. AND there is now a class materials page,  with music and song charts, practice sheets, and audio samples at different speeds to play along with, it’s very cool! We are so delighted to be able to continue to offer classes during the current situation, and are very excited and happy with how successful they has been! Stay well.

So, Classes will continue to take place Live on-line via Zoom, in addition to potentially back physically in class if we are able to Spring 2021. 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 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!
Registration for January 2021 will open on Sunday November 29th at 10am!

 

Ukulele Classes | January  2021

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.
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Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Beginner 1 |  10 week class | Andrew Smith
Time: Tuesdays 6pm -7.30pm (PST)                    (Good availability)
Date: January 19th
2021
Cost: $185 

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
Registration will open on Sunday November 29th at 10am!
Register HERE


Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Beginner 1 |  10 week class | Andrew Smith
Time: Saturdays 10.00am -11.30am (PST)       (Good availability)
Date: January 23rd
2021
Cost: $185
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!
Registration will open on Sunday November 29th at 10am!
Register HERE

 

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).
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Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Beginner 2 | 10 Week Class | Andrew Smith
Time: Wednesdays 6.00pm-7.30pm (PST)      (50% full)    
Date: January 20th 
2021
Cost:
$185
Place: Live. on-line. interactive in The Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Zoom Room
With a class materials page that include song and theory charts, and youtube links
and audio samples to accompany you!
Registration now open!
Register HERE

Beginner III :  ‘Advanced’ Beginners  – NEW LEVEL!

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.
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Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Beginner 3 | 10 week class | Eduardo Garcia
Time: Tuesdays 11.00am-12.30pm (PST)        (45% full)
Date: January 19th
2021
Cost:
$185
Place: Live. on-line. interactive in The Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Zoom Room
With a class materials page that include song and theory charts, and youtube links
and audio samples to accompany you!
Registration now open!
Register HERE


Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Beginner 3 | 10 Week Class | Andrew Smith
Time: Thursdays 6pm -7.30pm (PST)                (65% full)           
Date: January 21st
2021
Cost:
$185
Place: Live. on-line. interactive in The Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Zoom Room
 With a class materials page that include song and theory charts, and youtube links
and audio samples to accompany you!
Registration now open!
Register HERE

Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Beginner 3 | 10 week class | Eduardo Garcia
Time: Saturdays 12.00pm -1.30pm                    (Good availability)  
Date: January 23rd 2021 (PST)
Cost: $185
Place: Live. on-line. interactive in The Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Zoom Room
With a class materials page that include song and theory charts, and youtube links
and audio samples to accompany you!
Registration now open!
Register HERE

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!
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Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Intermediate  | 10 week class | Eduardo Garcia
Time: Wednesdays 6.00pm- 7.30pm (PST)           (50% full)
Date: January 20th 2021
Cost: $185
Place: Live. on-line. interactive in The Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Zoom Room
With a class materials page that include song and theory charts, and youtube links
and audio samples to accompany you!
Registration now open!
Register HERE


Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Intermediate  | 10 week class | Eduardo Garcia
Time: Thursdays 6.00pm- 7.30pm (PST)              (Good availability)         
Date: 
January 21st 2021
Cost:
$185
Place: Live. on-line. interactive in The Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Zoom Room

With a class materials page that include song and theory charts, and youtube links
and audio samples to accompany you!
Registration now open!
Register HERE

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!
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Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Advanced | 10 week class | Eduardo Garcia
Time: Saturdays 2.00pm – 3.30pm (PST)       (50% full)
NEW! – for those who have continued at the Intermediate level  2 times  or more.
Date: January 23rd 2021
Cost:
$185
Place: Live. on-line. interactive in The Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Zoom Room

With a class materials page that include song and theory charts, and youtube links
and audio samples to accompany you!
Registration now open!
Register HERE

10 week RUE (Ruby’s Ukes Ensemble) module | Eduardo Garcia
Time: Mondays 6pm-8pm (PST)
Date: January 18th 2021
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 with group photo. 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
Registration will open December 7th 2020 at 10am
Register HERE

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 January 2021  Ukulele Workshops (coming soon!)

-Ruby