ExpiredDaytime Song Circle

This Song Circle is your way to continually learn new songs, techniques and generally keep improving your musicianship skills. This is a a weekly online ukulele group class through Zoom where you get the opportunity to work alongside a group of like-minded fellow participants and get experienced instruction and quality learning ressources. While not intended for absolute beginners, players of various skill levels can get a lot out of this group. Keep scrolling for more details and to register.

September 2023 Update: The Song Circle will once again be fully online on Zoom. If you have questions about the class, don’t hesitate to reach out to Joel here: ukeboxlessons@gmail.com

New members are welcome!


Here are some group videos that we created during the spring / summer of 2020


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
  • Tuesdays 11-Noon | Sept 15-Oct 27
    September 15, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 11-Noon | Nov 3-Dec 15
    November 3, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 11-Noon | Jan 12-Feb 23
    January 12, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 11-Noon | March 2-Apr 13
    March 2, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 11-Noon | April 20-June 1
    April 20, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 11-Noon | June 8-29 (4wks)
    June 8, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 11-Noon | Jan 18-Mar 1 (7wks)
    January 18, 2022
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 11-Noon | Mar 15-Apr 26 (7wks)
    March 15, 2022
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 11-Noon | May 3-June 14 (7wks)
    May 3, 2022
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 11-Noon | Sept 20-Nov 1 (7wks)
    September 20, 2022
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 11-Noon | Nov 8-Dec 20 (7wks)
    November 8, 2022
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 11-Noon | Jan 17-Feb 28 (7wks)
    January 17, 2023
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 11-Noon | March 7-April 18 (7wks)
    March 7, 2023
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 11-Noon | May 2-June 13 (7wks)
    May 2, 2023
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 11-Noon | Sept 12-Oct 24 (7wks)
    September 12, 2023
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 11-Noon | Oct 31-Dec 12 (7wks)
    October 31, 2023
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm