ExpiredDaytime Song Circle

March 2020 Update: The Song Circle will be meeting as an online ZOOM group lesson until such a time as we are safely able to meet in person again. Thanks so much for your understanding!

New members are welcome, and if you join in the middle of a session, just reach out for a pro-rated rate. You can email Joel here: ukeboxlessons@gmail.com 

The ukulele is the perfect tool to explore and to connect more deeply with the songs and music that we have loved over our lifetime. Learn to listen to original recordings and work out ukulele arrangements for them, learn the chord progressions, work on the melodic phrasing, discuss the meanings of lyrics, place the song in its cultural context.

The Daytime Song Circle is about exploring and learning the songs that the participants love, while developing and strengthening a wide range of skills on the ukulele.

  • Learn to listen to original recordings to find the most important elements of a song.
  • Learn strums, fingerpicking patterns, intros, riffs, and whatever else a song arrangement needs. Each song presents a new opportunity to learn or master a playing technique.
  • Collectively build a repertoire of songs that the group feels connected to. Also, broaden your music horizons through exploring others’ musical selections.
  • 2 songs explored most weeks. Regular repetition of already learned songs to continually improve. 7-9 songs learned over the course of a 6-7 week session.
  • Instructor prepared, clear and accurate song sheets to help learn songs efficiently.

The Song Circle is a small intimate group who meet on Tuesday mornings from 11am til noon to develop a repertoire of songs. All participants get the opportunity to choose a song or songs they care about. Joel prepares the arrangements and song sheets. With guidance, learn to play and sing them to the best of your abilities.

Intended for retirees, or anyone who has time during the day, who want to play in a small intimate group. While not intended for absolute beginners, all ability levels are welcome.

Check out some of our past songbooks here!  Song Circle SONGBOOKS



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You’ll receive the ZOOM link from the reminder email that comes the day before our lesson. The link will remain the same for each lesson. When you follow the link the first time, it’ll prompt you to download the right app for your system. It really doesn’t take long. If you want to do it in advance, try this link: https://zoom.us/support/download

If it’s your first time using Zoom, here are a few steps that should help you navigate the sign in process. Once you’ve done it once, it’ll be really easy next time. Just a couple of things to know the first time around. To sign into a Zoom lesson:

  • Click the provided link above from whichever device you’re choosing to use. For best results, a computer will offer the most features. That being said, a tablet and phone can work as well.
  • If you don’t yet have the Zoom app on your device, it should prompt you to download it. I’d recommend going ahead and doing this.
  • If you cannot or prefer not to download the app, you should be able to find the option to ‘start from your browser’.
  • You’re almost there. If prompted for an audio setting, choose ‘Join Audio by Computer’.
  • Hang tight from here, if we’re not already talking online to each other, I’ll join you soon and I’ll finish showing you around. See you online!
  • If all else fails, call me on my cell and we’ll figure it out together: 613-323-1689

  • Tuesdays 11-Noon | Sept 24-Oct 29 (6 sessions)
    September 24, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 11-Noon | Nov 5 - Dec 17 (7 sessions)
    November 5, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 11-Noon | Jan 21-March 3 (7 sessions)
    January 21, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 11-Noon | March 10-Apr 28 (7 sessions) (Missed March 17)
    March 10, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 11-Noon | May 5-June 16 (7 sessions)
    May 12, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 11-Noon | July 7 - 28 (4 sessions)
    July 7, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm