October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Beginning Ukulele: Take It From the Top! with Kevin Marcinko
Saturday | October 21 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Members $19 | Non-Members $24
Ages 10 and up. This two-hour workshop is for absolute beginners to the ukulele. Instruction will start with how to hold and strum the uke and then move on to some basic chords, mixing in some basic music theory that will make learning songs fun and easy. Everything will be learned by ear, so students don’t need to know how to read music. Participants will leave with a good foundation to start learning and practicing songs on their own.
Materials: Please bring a ukulele (Kevin has two available for loan if needed.)
Kevin Marcinko is a NYS certified music teacher and Crane School graduate as well as a Ukulele enthusiast. At Crane he majored in Music Education with a concentration in String Orchestra on the Viola. Since graduating, he has directed the Glens Falls Elementary Orchestra program, pursued Masters Degrees in Music Education and Educational Technology at SUNY Potsdam, and most recently became a founding member of the Potsdam Ukuleles, a local biweekly jam session for local Ukulele enthusiasts. For Kevin, music is not just an art, but a way of belonging to a community and expressing oneself creatively. He hopes to encourage the local adoption of this up and coming instrument to help foster new musicians, encourage community involvement in the arts, and for already accomplished musicians, to introduce them to a great new way to make music.