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Southwest Portland Ukulele Classes Begin!

July 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

Ukulele classes offered online and in southeast Portland and southwest Portland Summer 2022

We are BACK IN PERSON, folks! I’m offering two Southwest Portland ukulele classes this summer, “campfire” style! Learn how to memorize and play a song with no notes so you can truly enjoy making music around the campfire (or on the porch, in the yard, etc.). To learn more about the historical context of the songs we’ll be studying, check out this blog post. Read below to decide which of this summer’s Southwest Portland ukulele classes is right for you, then click on the provided links for more information and/or to register.

5:00pm PDT: Spirituals of the Fisk Jubilee Singers

We’ve all joined in on sing-alongs like Swing Low, Sweet Chariot and Michael, Row the Boat Ashore. But I bet you don’t know about the group of young singers from Tennessee who are largely responsible for the fact that you know these songs. Join me this summer for Ukulele Campfire: Spirituals of the Fisk Jubilee Singers!

This in-person ukulele class will meet:

  • Wednesdays, 5:00-6:15pm PDT
  • 4 weeks: July 20 – August 10
  • W Hills UU Fellowship, SW Portland
  • Registered participants receive class materials and detailed location instructions via email, as well as weekly recap emails and practice videos.
  • LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE

6:30pm PDT: Summer of Soul

What do B.B. KingGladys Knight & The Pips, and the Staple Singers all have in common? This summer, we’ll be learning songs performed by all of them as featured artists at the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. Their performances were preserved on tape and included in the 2021 Oscar-winning documentary Summer of Soul.

This in-person ukulele class will meet:

  • Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45pm PDT
  • 4 weeks: July 20 – August 10
  • W Hills UU Fellowship, SW Portland
  • Registered participants receive class materials and detailed location instructions via email, as well as weekly recap emails and practice videos.
  • LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE

These “ukulele campfire” classes are my favorite summer tradition. I hope you will join me for a unique music learning experience! Questions? Drop me a line here.

Details

Date:
July 20
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
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Website:
https://averyhill.studio/product/ukulele-campfire-summer-of-soul/

Organizer

Avery Hill

Venue

W Hills UU Fellowship
8470 SW Oleson Rd
Portland, OR 97223 United States
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