Kids Ukulele Classes
Meet The Teachers
Ashlee Hughes grew up in New Smyrna Beach, Florida where she studied all types of music from an early age. She completed her bachelor's degree in music therapy at Florida State University. Ashlee has over 14 years of experience serving a variety of populations, including special needs, hospice, acute care medical, premature infants, traumatic brain injury, trauma, stroke, dementia, behavioral health, substance abuse, foster children, juvenile detention, and more. After running a successful hospital music therapy program for over 3 years, Ashlee moved back to her home community to open Beachside Music Lessons & Therapy in 2016. In addition to music therapy, Ashlee also teaches voice, piano, guitar, saxophone, early childhood music private lessons, small groups, and sip and strum classes for adults.
Ashlee is proud to serve her home town community through local organizations like Ormond Beach Mainstreet, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Halifax Behavioral Health, Children's Home Society, Community Action Team, Welcoming Hearts, Life Disability and more.
Eliott Hughes grew up in Vero Beach, FL where he attended a charter school for the arts and studied music from a young age. At Beachside Music, Eliott is our operational manager and manages our students, families, teachers, and office. Eliott studied Music Composition and Theory at University of Florida. As a musician, he is proficient in theory, song writing, piano, voice, and guitar. Besides teaching, Eliott has been singing professionally for over 10 years, even having sang at Carnege Hall. Eliott is experienced in singing in operas, musicals, chorus/choir, and as a soloist. Having studied theory and composition immensely, Eliott has a deep knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of music. Eliott has an unique ability to break down the elements of music and teach it in a simple and fun way. Eliott enjoys teaching a love of music to all ages!
Have you ever seen anyone frowning while holding an 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!
In this ten-week course, students will learn to hold the ukulele, tune it, strum, play chords, and learn fun and easy songs in a positive and encouraging environment. Each week, students will also have the opportunity to build social skills and friendships with their peers in class.
Our last class will be a fun Spring Picnic Potluck and Concert where students will showcase their progress and success in learning to play the ukulele!
No experience? No problem! Absolutely no ukulele or music experience is required. Most students who attend our classes have little or no music background and have never played the ukulele! Come see why hundreds of students have trusted Beachside Music to learn to play the ukulele in a fun and encouraging atmosphere.
How It Works
Sign-up for the Ukulele Class of your choice! Ukulele class meets weekly (45 minutes per week for 10 weeks and includes a fun picnic and concert at the end!). Class will cover the beginning basics of Ukulele and teach students to play a song from their first lesson!
Get ready for class!
Purchase your ukulele before class starts. This is a good ukulele on Amazon, if you need one. Bring your ukulele to each class. We will provide your ukulele chord chart and music....don't forget a pencil! Also make sure to follow the video tutorial provided to tune your ukulele strings or we can help you tune during your first class! Have a questions about purchasing an ukulele? Contact us here.
Come to class!
Before each class begins, make sure you tune your ukulele and gather your chord chart, music, and a pencil. If you need help tuning, we'll be glad to help!
Fun, easy to understand instructions
to get you playing from the first class
Each time we get together, you can plan to learn
1-3 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.
Perform in our Spring Picnic and Party
Participate in a fun end of class party and picnic where student will showcase their progress and celebrate their success!
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?
Beachside Music Lessons and Therapy is proud to present our Kids Ukulele Class!
We welcome children to join and learn how to play the ukulele in a welcoming and friendly environment. Beachside Music will host two 10-weeks classes based on your student's age. Class will take place on Thursday evenings beginning February 17th. Class 1 will meet from 4:30-5:15 pm and will be for student's grades 2-5. Class 2 will meet 5:30-6:15 pm and will be for student's grades 6-12.
We do not provide ukuleles. Please bring your own ukulele to class. If you're looking for a good ukulele here's a good ukulele on Amazon. If you have any questions about purchasing an ukulele, please contact us here.
Ukulele Class will hosted in our studio located in the Sunshine Plaza - 2400 S Ridgewood Ave South Daytona 32119. Each class will have an opportunity to perform in a fun concert and picnic which will take place during our last class (4/28). There will be no class on during the week of Spring Break (3/16).
Grades 2-5 (Class 1) - 4:30p-5:15p
Grades 6-12 (Class 2)- 5:305p-6:15p
February - 17th, 24th
March - 3rd, 10th, 24th, & 31st (No Class 3/16)
April - 7th, 14th, & 21st, 28th* (*Performance Party)
This 10-week class series will cost $35.10 per class, billed into three payment of $117 via auto-billing with $117 due at registration. Class tuition will include; 10 classes of group instruction, class folder including music, and performance opportunity - end of class Performance Party (with the possibility of other performance opportunities).
Due at Registration - $117
March 1st - $117 (auto-billed)
April 1st - $117 (auto-billed)
All registrations are final. No refunds will be offered nor processed. Please ensure your commitment to this 10-week class series before completing the registration. If you have any questions please CLICK HERE. Upon completion of the below registration you agree to the future payment of $117 on 3/1 and 4/1. If payment is not made within 5 days of the above dates, a $30 late fee will added to that payment amount.
Please note that absences are INCLUDED and make-up sessions will not be available.
COVID Safety Precautions:
This class will meet indoor in a large open space with good ventilation. Face masks are optional and not required. If you or anyone in your home are feeling ill or have a fever, please do not come to class. Let us know as soon as possible if you cannot attend class in person and we will due our best to set up a Zoom meeting so they can still attend class virtually. Additional questions? Please feel free to Contact Us Here.
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