Sip & Strum
An Update Regarding COVID-19:
In light of this global pandemic, and in an effort to help flatten the curve and stop the spread of COVID-19, Beachside Music Lessons & Therapy is now offering both virtual lessons and virtual music classes for all ages. We want to make music with you while staying safe and protecting our community.
Click here for more info on our Online Music Lessons and feel free to contact us directly ().
Check out our local hosts:
Tomoka Brewing Company
4647 South Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange, Florida 32129
Rush down an untamed river of Tomoka, fresh from the tap. Our brews have a unique kick, and our brewpub foods use local, organic & sustainable ingredients— plus a bit of beer— to get your palate a bit closer to nature. Pure, like our namesake river & pristine park. Let our bold brews pique your sense of adventure. Visit the Daytona Beach area’s newest brewery and brewpub for fresh made beer and delicious food. Click here to see what's on tap!
Our next Sip & Strum: April 19th, 26th, and May 3rd from 5:00-6:15 pm will be meeting online via Zoom.
Copper Bottom Craft Distillery
998 North Beach Street, Holly Hill, FL 32117
Founded in Holly Hill, FL., Copper Bottom Craft Distillery brings the craft of distilling back to its roots. From rebel rum runners like Bill McCoy who called our city “home,” to historic Three Chimneys, the site of the oldest sugar plantation and rum distillery in North America. Our brand reflects the thriving operations that were here before us.
Located steps from the Halifax River, our small-batch distillery is named after an 18th century seafaring term used to describe someone who is thoroughly reliable, trustworthy and certain not to fail. Our family is committed to producing spirits that exemplify the Copper Bottom legacy. Click here to learn about their hand-crafted, small batch, award-winning, Silver & Gold Rum and Vodka.
This class is now FULL and meeting online via Zoom!
819 N. Ocean Shore Blvd., Flagler Beach, FL 32136
Located directly across from the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, Break-Awayz offers something for everybody, with unique fresh tapas style food, a large craft beer selection, wine, sake, and more! So many amazing appetizers to choose from like, flatbreads, sliders, and local favorites like chicken satay, ahi poke bowl, and lobster ravioli. It's easy to see why locals love this Florida beach bar.
Break-Awayz is the perfect place to visit and break-away!
This class is now FULL! Class will be meeting online via Zoom.
Meet The Teachers
Meet husband and wife team and owners of Beachside Music Lessons & Therapy. Ashlee is a Board Certified Music Therapist and Private Music Teacher with over 17 year of experience. Ashlee is a graduate of FSU and a local, born and raised in NSB. Eliott is a private music teacher and specializes in working with seniors and children. Eliott studied composition and theory at UF (yep, we are a house divided!). Eliott has studied music for most of his life and performed in many prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall. Eliott is also a local Floridian and grew up in Vero Beach. Eliott and Ashlee are more than just skilled musicians, their passion is to teach each student the joy of playing the ukulele. They believe in making learning music easy and fun for all ages and abilities.
Michelle Marie Lecza is a local of Daytona Beach and has always been a musically inclined person for as long as she can remember. Throughout high school she was in Choir, Drama, and an Advanced Vocal Acapella group. Michelle privately studied Voice, Music Theory and Music Composition for 12 years. At Beachside Music she teaches Voice, Piano, Ukulele, and Guitar. In 2016 she appeared on season 15 of "American Idol" she was a heavy competitor with tons of air time and was eventually cut at the top 24. Aside from teaching, Michelle performs at local live music venues around Florida.
Have you ever seen anyone frowning while holding a ukulele?
Absolutely not! It's like trying to be sad while water skiing. It just can't be done. The truth is, that just the sound of this beautiful instrument has been giving people that warm and happy feeling for over eighty years in the mainland U.S. and now you can take that feeling with you everywhere you go!
Our next Sip & Strum Class is a three-week course which will have you playing classic ukulele songs like "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Judy Garland and "I'm Yours" by the Jason Mraz. You'll also learn basic uke strums and techniques on not-so-classic ukulele songs like "Leaving On A Jet Plane" by John Denver and "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding.
You'll be carelessly strumming songs from your first day and by the end of the first week you won't be able to put it down!
Absolutely no ukulele experience required.
Fun, easy to understand instructions
to get you playing from the first class
Each time we get together, you can plan to learn
2-3 songs. Participants will receive a folder with finger positions and sheet music for the songs we will be learning. During class, you can expect to learn how to hold the ukulele, tune it, to position your fingers, how to strum, and new songs!
Experienced, Friendly Music Teachers
Our music teachers come from the nation’s top music schools, have performed at venues large and small all over the world, and have extensive experience. They know how to successfully structure ukulele class and teach students of all ages, abilities, and skill levels.
Play songs YOU like!
Once you have learned some basic chords and beginning songs, we will be learning songs that receive the most votes during registration. When you register, vote for your favorite songs from a list or suggest a popular song that isn't listed. We will do our best to tailor each class to fit the preferences of our participants.
Let's Sip Together During Our Virtual Class
We will be enjoying our favorite beverage during class online. Bring whatever you like to drink to class! We will be drinking our favorite craft beers from Tomoka Brewing Co and craft spirits from Copper Bottom Craft Distillery.
Ready to start sipping and strumming?
Tomoka Brewing Company
(now meeting online)
Copper Bottom Craft Distillery
See what our customers have to say:
“Beachside Music is absolutely amazing. Their teachers makes a fun music lesson plan tailored to each student and their needs which results in their best productivity possible. My daughters have become less shy and show an improvement with their critical thinking skills.”
What's the cost?
Our Sip & Strum class includes professional instruction, three 75-minute classes, chord charts and music, guide to tuning, and 6-8 songs for $100. You must provide your own ukulele for this class.
Invite your family, friends, a significant other, or come make new friends during this fun online class. This class will leave you knowing how to strum and play several new songs. Sign-up now, each class is limited to 3-6 adults to ensure everyone gets individual help and that there's time to chat a little and make some friends! We need music now more than EVER!
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Beachside Music Lessons & Therapy is the best in-home music lesson school offering high quality music classes in the following cities:
Volusia County: Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach, Deland, Deltona
Flagler County: Palm Coast
Orange County: Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Sanford
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