Here we list, chronologically, upcoming Workshops, Classes, Concerts, & all other Events that aren’t described on our ongoing Classes Page.
Everything listed on both the Classes Page & the Events Page, should also be found on our Calendar.
Please call (941) 966-5800 anytime to register or for more information.
Registration is advanced payment, name, phone number, & email. It’s non-refundable unless we cancel the class or event, in which case you’ll be contacted by phone. Any registrations the day of an event or class, or surprise walk-ins, will be accommodated as best we can, if there is room, & may cost more.
Kids Free Online Ukulele Class! With Ms Barbara & her Niece, 9-year-old Sophie 5 Saturdays: July 11 ~ August 8; 1-1:45pm(ish) Sophie & Ms Barbara are co-creating this class, so they decided to also co-create a video to tell you all about it! Please watch our video here.
Barbara Gail (who co-owns The Ukulele Place with her husband, Jeff Hanna), & her 3rd-grade niece, Sophie, invite all children going into 2nd, 3rd, & 4th grades, to join them for 5-weeks of online, group learning & music-making fun.
Their upcoming class will be held ‘live’ on zoom, & offered for free & by donation.
Sophie & her Aunt Barbara live hundreds of miles apart, but are now closer than ever thanks to the Covid-19 lockdown of 2020, & the gift of FaceTime. While taking Jeff’s Beginner Ukulele Class together on zoom in May & June,
Barbara mentioned she once considered creating a class for children.
Sophie immediately began scouring websites for easy-peasy-but-not-babyish songs for the class (Sophie has the final word on this). Barbara dug into her old files, & they started sending links to each other.
Within minutes Sophie was making a Power Point Slide Show to describe & promote the kids class, without any prompting from Barbara. They continued updating the slide show until they landed on their final ‘giraffe’ (LOL ‘draft’).
Sophie sent Barbara voice-over recordings of herself reading it, & Barbara decided to include all of Sophie’s work in this video, to help spread the word about their class.
Needless to say, this has been a flurry of inspiration & communication for weeks!
Thanks for watching our video! Even if you’re not interested in this class, ya gotta watch. I mean, really, this 9yo kid’s a fun friend to all her know her.
* This being a children’s class, we’re keeping this video ‘Unlisted’. And:
1 – Parental phone registration will be required
2 – There will be no recording of the sessions
3 – Zoom links will be emailed privately
Mark your calendars, & please spread the word by sharing our video with your trusted friends, especially if you have kids or know some, thanks! 😊 ❤️
FMI & to register, please call Barbara at 941-223-0180.
Barbara Gail, B.A. Education, has been teaching her original children’s programs in the music & movement arts, full-time since 1994. She’s been an edu-taining Artist in Residence in hundreds of venues, for thousands of kids & families. She’s also presented at conferences & in-school professional days, training countless teachers & counselors new ways to implement these arts into their classrooms & group settings.
Sophie is 9 years of age, & recently completed 3rd grade while on lockdown. An artistic child by nature, she was awarded ‘Most Artistic’ by her teacher in the last week of school. Her artwork was on display at an internationally reputed museum in her city when she was 7 years old.
Uncle Jeff & Aunt Barbara gave Sophie her first purple uke, & first purple djembe drum, when she was 3 (with a matching sundress of course LOL).
Sophie & Barbara have been working diligently on this project daily, for the past few weeks. Sophie can’t wait, & Barbara’s been waiting for a moment like this, all of Sophie’s life. ❤️
Beyond Level 2: An All-inclusive Ukulele Class, Join from Anywhere, on Zoom
9 Wednesdays: July 1 ~ August 26; 5:30-7pm
Although taking a couple of months off from most classes, Jeff wants to offer just one a week to keep the music joy vibes going. Right now, Level 2 has the greatest demand.
He welcomes all Beginner Class graduates, all Level 2 players, & the more advanced folks, too, because there will be some NEW SONGS they don’t have (yet!).
He’ll continue adding new songs to keep it interesting. Some songs may be more challenging than others, it’ll be a mix. Enjoy playing what you’re able, try your best at the others, & don’t sweat it.
Remember, we’re here to have fun!
The next Beginner Class will start in September, unless we need to wait for northern friends to arrive. All other classes will pick up again in September, too.
Jeff Hanna, co-owner of The Rhythm Inlet, & steward of the ukuleles at The Ukulele Place, combines his masterful teaching style, a background in singing & performing in small a-cappella groups, & a love of strumming a tune on the ukulele, to inspire & stretch his ongoing uke students.
If you don’t own a ukulele, we have 200+ ukes on the wall available for your purchase, with curbside or shipping available.
This class, like all of our classes right now, are absolutely FREE! We do mean that. And we also accept donations, whether $1, or $25, or the regular price of $60 monthly membership, or the total cost of $120 for the 2 months of weekly classes. Whatever you choose, we want you here. Donations can be made in person, by mail, or online.
FMI please call (941) 966-5800.
RSVP & share these Event Pages for this BEYOND the Beyond Beginner class, as friends & family can join from anywhere! Please & thank you!
May & June Weekly Open Mic-a-lele, Zoom Style!
Every Friday, beginning May 8th; 5:30pm
Now it’s weekly, & on Zoom! It’s an open mic night we like to call ‘An Open Mic-a-lele’.
Every Friday evening beginning May 8th, at 5:30pm, join Jeff on Zoom as he hosts open mics with ukes! All instruments are welcome, as solos, duets, trios, quartets, etc., as long as at least one uke is in your act.
Whether a work-in-progress, or polished, whether amateur or pro, we invite you to share your latest creations! It’s a safe place to give it a try, so come on into our Zoom room, & play.
And there’s the equally important role of audience!
We welcome all viewers & toe-tappers to click on the Zoom link & hang out with us, including folks simply wanting to watch, listen, support, & enjoy.
Our first Open Mic-a-lele was in January, 2019, & an impressive number of ukulele folks signed up to share their musical joy. What touched us the most was seeing all the friends who attended, not to perform, but to simply listen & support their fellow ukers. <3
Important! **** You do need to call Jeff at 941-966-5800 to sign up to play. **** If ya gotta cancel, please be so kind & call him again, to let him know.
We ask for a $3 per person donation, thank you.
This event also has a description & RSVP list on Facebook.
Feature Fridays: ‘Summer Songs’ on the Ukulele, Join from Anywhere, on Zoom
Fridays, 1-2:30pm; May 8 ~ June 26 An all levels ukulele class
‘Feature Fridays‘ is an instruction & technique Friday class for all levels, & focuses on one genre or theme for a month (or 2 or more). Chord & strum challenges will be offered for those who seek them.
This Season’s Feature Fridays Theme, ‘Summer Songs’, is inspired by these early summer months, during the time of physical distancing & sheltering in place. And you can now join us from anywhere, from the comfort of your own home.
So let’s bring on the summer vibe with our happy ukes, & create our own summer breeze!
If there are specific songs you’d like Jeff to include with the collection, from the Soundtrack of
Your Life, please get in touch ASAP so that he has time to be working on the arrangement & materials for you.
If fearful & find it foolish to follow paths to folly on Fridays, do as you feel. You are free to suggest future Friday features.
Pre-registration is required. Note that folks have already been registering!
This class, like all of our classes right now, are absolutely FREE! We do mean that. And we also accept donations, whether $1, or $25, or the regular price of $60 monthly membership, or the actual total cost of $120 for the 2 months of weekly classes. Whatever you choose, we want you here. Ask about your included 2-Month Membership!
FMI & to register, call Jeff at 941-966-5800.
Zoom Link & Access Password will be in our eNewsletters, soon. Sign up to receive those, on the Events page on this website.