This summer is shaping up to be just the right time to recharge and reboot – and Ukulele and Guitar are fantastic ways to do that! We’ve written before about why we offer them — for all the details, be sure to check out our blog article titled, Why Guitar and Ukulele?
Ukulele & Guitar – PERFECT for Summer! The ukulele is a great first choice for learning music, because it is a gateway instrument. The ukulele is perfect for young ones for whom a guitar is too big. Guitar strings are hard to press tightly on the fingerboard for little, weak fingers, making the ukulele one of the very easiest instruments to learn. With Ukulele, students experience success almost right away (unlike nearly EVERY other instrument!) Once the student masters a few simple chord changes, they can literally play along to thousands of songs.
Both Ukulele and Guitar are social instruments. You can easily take them anywhere, so they end up at parties, camping trips, and lots of other places! Taking lessons from a musician who has played with other musicians and has the “know-how” to teach the “how-to” in simple ways, enables beginning ukulele players to join in on making music with others right away. Our fine teachers have just this kind of practical experience. Guitarists and Ukulele players can accompany their own or others’ singing. More experienced players of any instrument can join in the fray and viola! – you have a makeshift band that can be a whole lot of fun!
If your student already has some music background, learning Ukulele or Guitar helps them enjoy the music knowledge they have in a new way, and also benefits their understanding of their original instrument. For a pianist or vocalist, ukulele strumming improves rhythm and helps the student learn to hear harmony and chord changes. It gives the student a greater understanding of musical structure and form.
It’s easy to come by a ukulele or guitar inexpensively. Most instruments cost hundreds and even thousands of dollars. You can buy a quality beginning ukulele for around $60 and an entry level guitar for $150 or so. Uke or guitar are inexpensive ways to provide music for your student without a huge initial investment.
Our Summer Offering Options: Any individual, age 7-99, can learn to play ukulele or guitar. If you have a youngster interested, reach out with a phone call. We will accommodate younger ages when it is in the student’s best interest. Even better, we have options to PREPARE your youngster to be able to play instruments easily. Just ask!
A Beginner can enroll in a Beginning Group Class for Ukulele or Guitar. They will both meet weekly and have opportunities for public performances. There are many benefits to Group Instruction, especially for Beginners. Read about them here.
We also offer Private Lessons, so if your student is no longer a beginner, or, our Group Class schedule doesn’t work for you, we’ve got your back!
For more information, please check out our class descriptions page at harmonyarts.net/classdescriptions and feel free to give us a call or shoot us a text at 435-239-3059.
Bring on summer, bring on the magic of music!
The guitar and ukulele are unique, because they are great gateway instruments. The ukulele is perfect for young ones for whom a guitar is too big. The music can be adapted to different levels of expertise. Beginners can strum their chords on the down beat while friends and family sing along, while advanced players can accompany with a picking pattern. They’re easily portable–no need to lug around any heavy cases or equipment. Whether you have five minutes or an hour, it’s a quick matter to pull out your guitar, tune it, and play! If your student already has some music background, learning uke and guitar helps them enjoy the music knowledge they have in a new way, and also benefits their understanding of their original instrument. Not to mention that guitar and ukulele are so much easier on the budget than, say, a grand piano!
At Harmony Arts and Music Academy, we develop foundational skills to equip you with everything you need to begin your journey with guitar and uke. Chord progressions unlock the world of composition, and we learn how to transpose music, strum and pick patterns, and play a wide range of favorite songs.
Our summer guitar and ukulele options are meant for age seven to adult — but if you have a younger child, please reach out to us and we’ll help you find the right choice for your little one. We have group classes for beginning guitar and beginning ukulele. They will both meet weekly and have opportunities for public performances such as Tremonton City Days and the Box Elder County Fair parade. We also offer private lessons, so we’ve got something for everyone! For more information, please check out our class descriptions page at harmonyarts.net/classdescriptions and feel free to give us a call anytime at 435-239-3059. Bring on summer, bring on the music!