Ukulele Workshops

Workshops will take place live. on-line. interactive
in  The Ruby’s Uke Ukulele Zoom Room, and back in physical class
as soon as the COVID-19 chapter has passed, hopefully soon!

Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Workshops are 90 minutes long and cost $35
and are a great way to start playing, or hone your particular area of Uke interest.

Fall  workshops

“Folk Uke”  with Andrew Smith
Date: Sunday November 8th 2020

Time: 2pm-3.30pm
Cost: $35

In this workshop you will learn to play and explore the incredible folk music legacy of
Jim Croce. You will learn classic tunes such as ‘Operator’, ‘Time in a bottle’,  ‘Big bad Leroy Brown’ ‘Lover’s Cross’ with folk picking and strumming accompaniments to add your ukulele repertoire!

Explore this incredibly rich genre of music and add it to your uke repertoire!
Register HERE

Andrew Smith has been performing folk music since his teens playing in numerous folk bands in England. His current band Ruby & Smith having played at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Vancouver Folk Festival, and Mission Folk Festival, and many more. He’s also one of our beloved Ruby’s Ukes teachers, how lucky are we!

Perfect for advanced beginner (beginner 2), Intermediate, and you uke star pros who need something new to reach for and enjoy. Or anyone that can play really as there will be something for everyone!

This workshop will be presented live, on-line, and interactive in the Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Zoom Room, an experience where everyone gets a front seat, including chart screen sharing and downloadable handouts. Easy to follow zoom instructions sent out in advance make this an enjoyable, fun way to improve your uke skills!

We have distilled the magic that has made Ruby’s Ukes, since 2009, the largest physical ukulele school in the world outside of Hawaii into our live. on-line. interactive ukulele lessons. Since 2009 we have supported the musical journeys of thousands of students who now have the absolute pleasure and connection of music in their lives!

“Chord Melody” with Eduardo Garcia
Date: Sunday November 22nd 2020
Time: 2pm-3.30pm
Cost: $35

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 and an ideal way to really enjoy playing your Ukulele by your self and feel like there are two people playing!
More information to come about Eduardo Garcia and the tunes he will be teaching.

All you need for a fun time playing chord melodies!
Register HERE

Perfect for advanced beginner (beginner 2), Intermediate, and you uke star pros who need something new to reach for and enjoy. Or anyone that can play really as there will be something for everyone!

This workshop will be presented live, on-line, and interactive in the Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Zoom Room, an experience where everyone gets a front seat, including chart screen sharing and downloadable handouts. Easy to follow zoom instructions sent out in advance make this an enjoyable, fun way to improve your uke skills!

We have distilled the magic that has made Ruby’s Ukes, since 2009, the largest physical ukulele school in the world outside of Hawaii into our live. on-line. interactive ukulele lessons. Since 2009 we have supported the musical journeys of thousands of students who now have the absolute pleasure and connection of music in their lives!


Winter  workshops

“Christmas Uke”  with Andrew Smith
Date: Sunday December 13th 2020

Time: 2pm-3.30pm
Cost: $35

In this workshop you will learn a great repertoire of Christmas and Seasonal tunes, songs to sing, and instrumentals to play, with picking patterns and embellishments that you can use as introductions or endings to any tune!  From Seasonal Blues, Country and Bluegrass, to traditional tunes to go virtual caroling with. This has become a Ruby’s Ukes sold out Christmas tradition and we are delighted to still be able to offer this workshop.
So get your Uke Cheer On!

All you need to add some more uke fun to your Christmas virtual or otherwise!
Register HERE

Andrew Smith has been performing folk music since his teens playing in numerous folk bands in England. His current band Ruby & Smith having played at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Vancouver Folk Festival, and Mission Folk Festival, and many more. He’s also one of our beloved Ruby’s Ukes teachers, how lucky are we. And yes, he will be wearing his Santa hat… if we can find it!

Perfect for beginner (beginner 1+), beginner 2, Intermediate, and you uke star pros. Or anyone that can play really as there will be something for everyone!

This workshop will be presented live, on-line, and interactive in the Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele Zoom Room, an experience where everyone gets a front seat, including chart screen sharing and downloadable handouts. Easy to follow zoom instructions sent out in advance make this an enjoyable, fun way to improve your uke skills!

(please note: ‘beginner’ = someone who has played some Ukulele before and knows some basic chords, this workshop is not suitable for an ‘absolute beginner’ = someone who has never played or touched a Ukulele before, some uke proficiency required for you to enjoy the workshop. Sweet.)
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”