Winnipeg Workshops

WINNIPEG WORKSHOPS 2020 ONGOING CLASSES SCHEDULE

These ongoing classes occur weekly, all are welcome, $5 drop-in donation is suggested. 

MondaysThe Hopeful Jammers meet from 1-3pm at the Crescent Arts Centre (Crescent Fort Rouge United Church – 525 Wardlaw). This is a beginner jam class and all instruments are welcome, we can even supply a Ukulele if you haven’t yet played one. Ongoing. Suggested $5 drop-in.

These sessions are geared towards 55+, but all ages are welcome.  

Contact: Sandi (204) 990-4895 or email her at sandihowell@shaw.ca for more information on this group.

Wednesdays → The Gordie Jammers meet from 1-3pm at the Gordon-King United Church (The Big Red Church, 127 Cobourgh Ave.) This is a beginner jam class.  All instruments are welcome, and we can even supply a Ukulele if you don’t yet play one. Ongoing. Suggested $5 drop-in.

These sessions are geared towards 55+, but all ages are welcome.    

Contact: Lexiss at lexissj@shaw.ca for more information on this group.

 

Saturdays → The Gordie’s Swing Jam from 1-3pm at the Gordon-King United Church (The Big Red Church, 127 Cobourgh Ave). This is a jam session in which the music we learn and work on is all songs like Ain’t She Sweet, Five Foot Two, Bye Bye Blackbird. etc. Ongoing. Suggested $5 drop-in. 

Contact: Lexiss at lexissj@shaw.ca for more information on this group.

 

Sundays → Sunday Afternoon Bluegrass Jam from 2-5pm at Crescent Arts Centre (Crescent Fort Rouge United Church – 525 Wardlaw). The Sunday afternoon bluegrass jam is an all-comers, accessible jam for players of all abilities and experience. As a rule, we will emphasize “slow jamming” for the first hour (2-3pm) in which we will play tunes together at a moderate tempo, and we will even bring along some song charts to help everyone to join in. Following the “slow jam” hour we move to an open jam for the last two hours (3-5pm), so any tune you have in mind, we will do! 

Contact: Ed Byard 204 257 0919 or by email: e.byard@uwinnipeg.ca for more information.

KATE FERRIS UKULELE CLASS SCHEDULE 

Offering beginner, intermediate and advanced classes at Seven Oaks Learning Centre, beginning February 27 and 29, 2020. Each class level offers 10 lessons. 

Beginner Ukulele Classes begin Feb 29, running until May 16, and occur at 11am on Saturdays at Seven Oaks performing arts centre, 950 Jefferson Ave. Cost is $210.00 for 10 Lessons, suggested age is 15, designed for “Absolute Beginner” up to “I Know Three Chords.” 

To register and find out more information, visit  Ukulele I “Which End Is The Handle?”

 

Intermediate Ukulele Classes begin Feb 27 – May 7 every Thursday at 7pm at the Seven Oaks performing arts centre, 950 Jefferson Ave. Cost is $210.00 for 10 Lessons, suggested age is 15+, designed for those who have already taken `Ukulele I or who are fairly comfortable playing in the keys of C, F and G.

To register and find out more information, visit  Ukulele II – “Why Quit Now?”

 

Advanced Ukulele Classes begin Feb 29, running until May 16, and start at 2pm on Saturdays at the Seven Oaks performing arts centre, 950 Jefferson Ave. Cost is $210.00 for 20 hours of instruction, and this class is intended for any of the students who have previously taken `Ukulele II and/or `Ukulele III.

To register and find out more information, visit Ukulele III – “Can’t Get Enough” 

 

More about KATE FERRIS

Manitoba-born Kate Ferris has been performing since, at the age of 5, the bus she and her Mawere were travelling in got stuck in a storm, and Kate entertained the passengers in the back of the bus (including 3 very nice nuns) with her own songs and stories. (She would like to think that her material has improved greatly since then – but she DID get a chocolate bar from one of the nuns, so who knows… )

She’d played with the ukulele since a conference she attended in 2004, but it wasn’t until Kate and her husband – luthier Fred Casey – attended the Aloha Music Camp in Kona, Hawaii in 2009 that Kate truly fell in love with the little instrument. Since then she has attended two AMCs in Hawaii, taken instruction from Mark Nelson, James Hill and Raiatea Helm, is Vice Pres. of the Winnipeg Ukulele Club,has written songs for ukulele, developed a Ukulele program for the Winnipeg Folk Festival’s Folk School from 2012 to 2018, has been the Director for the Winnipeg Arts Council’s Ukulele Mass Appeal events, and given ukulele workshops across the province. In fact, she’s been known to sit playing her uke in her car as it goes through the carwash! She can’t wait to share her love of the mighty ukulele with you!