Dear Friends,

I hope you are all doing well and I just want to say thank you all for being in my life and for sharing your musical journey and friendship with me. I enjoy our time together and connection so very much and am looking forward to spending more time with you through the coming winter months. Whatever you celebrate this December may it be filled with love and those you hold close in your heart.

Love,
Richard

STAIRWAY TO UKULELE HEAVEN Level 1

Monday March 4-April 15, 2019
3:00-4:00
$125.00
This fun class is for the beginning ukulele player. We will strum and sing our way into ukulele bliss and cover the basics of the ukulele-melody, harmony and rhythm. By using easy chords and strum patterns, you will be playing your favorite songs the first day of class in a fun and relaxed group environment.

STAIRWAY TO UKULELE HEAVEN Level 2

Monday March 4-April 15, 2019
2:00-3:00
$125.00
Discover the joy and sense of accomplishment as you move to a deeper level as a ukulele player. We will explore new chord shapes and patterns, interesting strum patterns using different rhythms and accents, finger-picking, arpeggios and Travis style. You will strengthen your listening and reading skills through playing by ear and reading music notation and tablature.

BEGINNING GUITAR

Monday March 4-April 15, 2019
5:30-6:30
$125.00
You will have lots of fun in this class as you begin your exciting journey playing the guitar. We will explore the basics of guitar through melody, chords and rhythms in a fun relaxed group setting and will be playing a song by the end of the first class. We will learn easy folk, blues, pop and traditional songs.

INTERMEDIATE GUITAR

Monday March 4-April 15, 2019
6:30-7:30
$125.00
You will progress to a deeper level as a guitar player in a fun and relaxed group setting. We will explore new chord shapes and patterns, interesting strum patterns using different rhythms and accents, fingerpicking, arpeggios, Travis style and guitar solos. We will strengthen our listening skills through playing by ear as well as reading melody lines through music notation and tablature through folk, blues, standards and traditional songs.

CHORD MELODY SOLOS FOR UKULELE

Tuesday March 5-April 16, 2019
2:00-3:00
$125.00
This class will take your playing to the next level as you learn how to combine chords and melody to create instrumental solos of some of your favorite all time standards, classical, folk and pop songs. We will use lead sheets that combine both music notation and tablature and explore their harmonic progressions through melody and chord construction.

UKULELE JAZZ JAM

Tuesday March 5-April 16, 2019
6:30-7:30
$125.00
Discover the wonderful world of jazz and how accessible jazz chords are on the ukulele. We will learn many of the classic songs from the “Great American Songbook” and explore their harmonic progressions, chord construction, shapes and patterns on the fretboard. We will also have fun taking some of the songs we already know and jazz them up a bit with some jazz chords.

SIGHT READING FOR UKULELE AND GUITAR

Wednesday March 6-April 17, 2019
6:30-7:30
$125.00
This fun class will challenge you and reward you with a whole new level of understanding melody, rhythm and dynamics and how to apply it on your instrument. We will start with easy songs and progress to more difficult melodies and will play some duets and trios as well. The skills you gain from this class will allow you to play any melody line from any score.

PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE FOR UKULELE, GUITAR AND VOICE

Wednesday March 6-April 17, 2019
7:30-8:45
$125.00
This ensemble class will give you the opportunity to further develop your musicianship both as a player and as a singer and bring your skills into the mix. We will focus on arrangements, solo breaks, improvising, vocal harmonies and performance. At the end of every term we will have a performance. This class is geared solely for those who are willing to commit to practicing and memorization.

FIRST SATURDAY JAM

Saturday March 2, 2019
2:00-4:00
$10.00

MUSIC THEORY WORKSHOP

Saturday March 9, 2019
1:00-4:00
$30.00
This workshop will begin to help you understand the basics of music theory, how fun it can be and how you can apply it to your instrument. We will cover intervals, the circle of fifths, scales and chord construction. Bring your instrument, paper and pencil, and questions.

PRIVATE GUITAR AND UKULELE LESSONS

$45.00 an hour
I am available for private instruction for both guitar and ukulele and can help you achieve your individual goals.


All classes will be held at my home studio - 4305 NE 22nd Avenue, Portland Oregon 97211
To register and for more information please contact me:
Click here or call me at (503) 312-1579


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