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 $35
and are a great way to start playing, or hone your particular area of Uke interest!

Ruby’s Ukes “Sound and Tone” Ukulele Workshop
with Andrew Smith
Saturday November 16th
4.00pm – 6.00pm
$35
NEW Workshop!
 
 
Ruby’s Ukes presents the Ukulele ‘Sound & Tone’ Workshop Extraordinaire taking place at Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele School, a beautiful downtown Heritage Building. Learn to create the best sound possible on your ukulele. The workshop is a 2 hour session and will leave you smiling and sounding a whole lot more pro!

In this workshop you will explore and learn in a fun, accessible way how Tone, ukulele maintenance and understanding technical language can easily open the sound and tone of your ukulele and empower your playing! Thinking of upgrading or buying a new ukulele this workhshop will help you get the best out of your current ukulele and help you sound even better!

Tone:
how to pluck the strings, to help improve the sound of your melody playing and strumming. Nail care for your fingerstyle, how shaping your finger nails can create a clearer and smoother tone. Which strings, types and make of strings, high and low G, are best suited to your playing and chosen genre. Wood types, what to look for when buying a ukulele and which wood ‘tone’ to choose.
Maintenance for better performance:

How to re-string your ukulele to enable you to easily try out new strings, this could revolutionize your sound! How to understand technical language such as ‘Action’, ‘Intonation’ and ‘Fret dressing’ to empower yourself further.

Pick-ups and Amplification:

Explore through demonstration and listening how types of amplification can enhance the sound of your ukulele.  This is much less daunting than it sounds! Andrew is also a professional sound engineer and will briefly and easily explain what ‘pre-amps’, ‘FX boxes’ and ‘DI boxes’ are, should you be thinking of that route now or in the future!

This workshop will give you the tools you need to improve your sound and enjoy playing your ukulele even more (if that’s possible!) perfect for confident beginner (Beginner 2), intermediate and advanced.
If you are just starting the Ukulele you could dive in too!
 
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Ruby’s Ukes “Finger-style” Ukulele Workshop
with Andrew Smith
Sunday November 17th 2019
11am – 1.00pm

Back by popular demand!
$35

 
 
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 $35  ~ 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!

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Ruby’s Ukes “Strum-A-Way” Ukulele Workshop
with Daphne ‘Ruby’ Roubini
Sunday 17th November 2019
2.00pm – 4.00pm
Back by popular demand!
$35
 
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. 

 
The Cost is $35  ~ 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 levels of Ukulele players
 
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Ruby’s Ukes “Vocal Harmony” Ukulele Workshop
with Kathleen Nisbet
Sunday November 17th 2019
5pm-7pm 
NEW Workshop!
 
 
Ruby’s Ukes presents a “Vocal Harmony” Ukulele workshop with vocalist Kathleen Nisbet (Viper Central, East Van Opry) 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 singing vocal harmonies. The concept of what vocal harmony is, with techniques  of how to create vocal harmony for a song, plus vocal harmony pieces will be presented for you to learn to sing and play!  Perfect for the Advanced beginner to intermediate.
 
 
The Cost is $35  ~ this includes a tea break with snacks and workshop handout.

All you need for a fun time singing and creating vocal harmony!

 
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The “Vocal Master class”
Ukulele Workshop
with Daphne Roubini
Saturday November 23rd 2019 
4pm-6pm
$35

NEW WORKSHOP!

In this new 2 part Vocal workshop:

Daphne ‘Ruby’ Roubini (Vancouver Jazz Festival spotlight artist 2019, and main-stage performer Vancouver Folk Festival 2019) will share her tools and techniques to enhance and help you connect with your true voice, where you will learn simple effective vocal techniques that can be explored with or withour your ukulele. AND how to become a confident singer! Whether you plan to play just for yourself, at your office christmas party, or on stage, this is an invaluable workhop for anyone who would like to take their singing to the next level!

Then, based on a jazz vocal master class format, where  ‘the floor’ is then opened up for participants to practice singing solo in front of others, with Daphne giving constructive, encouraging feedback, and tips, on how to get the best out of your voice and performance.  Participants will then learn from each others’ experience and feedback through observation. This will  be presented in a fun, very supportive environment where participation is encouraged!!  Tips will be given to help with perfomance nerves too, if you have some that is!

Daphne found that doing vocal master classes really helped on her journey with her ability to perform in front of others as she was as shy singer once. So this is the perfect workshop for you from if you are just ‘coming out’ as a singer, to those who are thinking of ‘performing out’ more regularly.  As Daphne is asked very regularly to give private vocal coaching lessosn she created this workshop, as she truly believes that the best way to learn is from others.  So join us for this very supportive, vocally changing workshop!

(Daphne Roubini is Ruby the founder of Ruby’s Uke Ukulele School and lead vocalist in Black Gardenia Vintage Jazz band and Ruby & Smith jazz/folk duo)

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Ruby’s Ukes Christmas Ukulele Workshop
with Andrew Smith
Tuesday December 10th 2019
6.00pm – 8.00pm
$35
Back by popular demand!

 
 
Ruby’s Ukes presents the Christmas Ukulele Workshop Extraordinaire taking place at Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele School, a beautiful downtown Heritage Building. Learn to play Cool Yule tunes on your Ukulele. The workshop is a 2 hour session and will leave you smiling and a whole lot more christmas-ey!
 
 
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 caroling with. This has become a sold out Christmas tradition so get your Uke Cheer On!

Perfect for beginner to intermediate level, there will be something for everyone.  
Get your Christmas Uke repertoire ready for this season!

Complimentary Hot spiced Apple Cider and Christmas Cake will be served! HoHoHo!
All you need to add some more uke fun to your Christmas!

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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”