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!
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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!

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 NEW this term we have added 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!
 January 2021 Semester is now happily underway!

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)                    (70% Full)
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
This class has started if you would like to dive in and splash about then please get in touch with us, and we can pro-rate your course fees. rubysukes@gmail.com



Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Beginner 1 |  10 week class | Andrew Smith
Time: Saturdays 10.00am -11.30am (PST)       (40% Full)
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!
This class has started if you would like to dive in and splash about then please get in touch with us, and we can pro-rate your course fees.rubysukes@gmail.com

 

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)      (sold out)   Evening class  
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!
please get in touch if you’d like us to contact you if a spot becomes available for some reason. rubysukes@gmail.com


Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Beginner 2 | 10 Week Class | Andrew Smith
Time: Wednesdays 11.00am -12.30pm (PST)  (35% full) Daytime class
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!
This class has started if you would like to dive in and splash about then please get in touch with us, and we can pro-rate your course fees.rubysukes@gmail.com

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)        (80% 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!
This class has started if you would like to dive in and splash about then please get in touch with us, and we can pro-rate your course fees.rubysukes@gmail.com

Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Beginner 3 | 10 Week Class | Andrew Smith
Time: Thursdays 6pm -7.30pm (PST)                (sold out)           
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!
please get in touch if you’d like us to contact you if a spot becomes available for some reason. rubysukes@gmail.com

Ukulele Course Extraordinaire | Beginner 3 | 10 week class | Eduardo Garcia
Time: Saturdays 12.00pm -1.30pm                    (37% full)  
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!
This class has started if you would like to dive in and splash about then please get in touch with us, and we can pro-rate your course fees.rubysukes@gmail.com

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)           (sold out)
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!
please get in touch if you’d like us to contact you if a spot becomes available for some reason. rubysukes@gmail.com

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)       (75% 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!
This class has started if you would like to dive in and splash about then please get in touch with us, and we can pro-rate your course fees.rubysukes@gmail.com

10 week RUE (Ruby’s Ukes Ensemble) module | Eduardo Garcia
Time: Mondays 6pm-8pm (PST)           (60% full)
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
This class has started if you would like to dive in and splash about then please get in touch with us, and we can pro-rate your course fees.rubysukes@gmail.com

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

-Ruby