Saturday Strum Session! Saturday Mornings 10:00 to Noon The Western Illinois Museum 201 S. Lafayette Street Loaner ukuleles available. A fun session suitable for people of all levels of ability from the newbie to the seasoned player!
Saturday Morning Newbies Class meets from 10 -11 AM at the Museum contact Mike to get involved in this ongoing class.
Ukulele Macomb is a group of extraordinary people who come together to make music. Ukulele Macomb provides opportunities to explore this fascinating instrument through workshops, a weekly players circle, jam sessions, public concerts and an annual regional festival that build community through playing and singing together.
The Western Illinois Museum will host the popular Ukulele University 101 on Saturday, January 24 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. The workshop is an introductory instructional workshop for beginner and is designed for those who have no experience with the ukulele. The two hour course, taught by Mike McGowan, will introduce and explore the basics: tuning, chords, strumming techniques, phrasing and songs. Additional information about the course can be found at the Ukulele Macomb web site http://ukulelemacomb.weebly.com/index.html. Since 2009, Ukulele Macomb has been teaching all ages to play the ukulele with workshops and two weekly jam sessions. Ukulele Macomb has become a popular musical group in the area with many of its members learning to play the ukulele in this workshop. The group has created a community that supports all levels of skill and encourages people to enjoy playing music together. They provide entertainment to the community performing for events, organizations and area assisted living centers. The workshop fee is $10 and supports the Western Illinois Museum. Ukuleles are provided or you can bring your own. Advanced registration is required; contact the Western Illinois Museum at (309) 837-2750 or email@example.com.
Spring 2014 UM2 Tuesday Evening Advanced Jam Session 7 - 8:30 PM at the Museum! Tuesday evening sessions are for stretching your limits - working on advanced skills and arrangements! Expand your repertoire and beef up your playing styles.
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