UKULELE 101 – In Class by Cy Sineath
Where else can you take a class and automatically be plugged into a local “club”? Those who have taken Ukulele 101 have formed a group that continues to play at a local restaurant on a weekly basis. (This is in addition to the class itself.) The ukulele is enjoying a great resurgence in popularity. This course is an opportunity to learn to play and enjoy the “funnest instrument on earth”. No prior musical experience is necessary, and please, no music theory. Each week, the class will learn new chords, songs, and strumming patterns that build on the week before. By the end of the 8 weeks, participants should be able to play literally hundreds of songs and confidently strum along with ukulele groups. Requirements: A ukulele and a willingness to sing and laugh with the group! The facilitator has a limited number of ukuleles that may be loaned until participants obtain their own.
Cy Sineath has been playing the ukulele for 5 years and has enjoyed playing socially with groups throughout the southeast as well as Dublin, Ireland and London, England. Prior to moving to Blairsville in 2017, he played regularly with two groups in the Atlanta area. He feels the ukulele is much like the game of Bridge; you can learn the basics in a matter of hours and then spend the rest of your life mastering it. He now lives here in the mountains with his wife, Labrador Retriever, and more than a few ukuleles.