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Sip & Strum

Ukulele Class

 

 

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!  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, "Margaritaville" by Jimmy Buffet, and "I'm Yours" by the Jason Mraz. You'll also learn the basic uke techniques needed to play some of the 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 class and by the end of the first week you won't be able to put it down!  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 adults have trusted Beachside Music to learn to play the ukulele in a fun an easy going atmosphere.

 

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Check Out Our Next Local Host: 
Beachside Music Lessons & Therapy
Intermediate Class: July 20th
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Are you ready to level up your ukulele playing?  Strum your way into Summer with our Intermediate Ukulele Class!  Are you a chord ninja looking to learn more? If you can groove with C, Am, G, F, and Em, or have joined us before, you're welcome to attend and will be in for a treat! Dive into new chords, different strum patterns, and even some TAB magic. Join us at Beachside Music Lessons & Therapy in Deland on July 20th from 10:00 am-1:00 pm. Fuel up with mimosas and a light breakfast, then dive into 3 hours of ukulele fun!  This class will include a folder with music, breakfast, mimosas, and 3 hours of musical instruction.   

Not ready for this class?  Beginners, don't fret - we've got classes for you too! No musical background necessary. Our beginning classes will resume in August!  Drop us a message to stay in the loop for upcoming classes or enter your email below.  

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Meet The Teachers
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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.  Ashlee and Eliott have taught hundreds of adults how to play the ukulele!

Check Out Our Next Local Host: 
Beachside Music Lessons & Therapy
Intermediate Class: July 20th
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

More About Our Host:

Beachside Music Lessons & Therapy is a locally owned small business that has been dedicated to serving our community for nearly 8 years with music lessons, music therapy, and classes.  With our team of 13 music teachers and therapists and 2 locations, you can trust us to pair you with the perfect teacher to reach your goals and take your music to the next level!  At Beachside Music, we teach all ages and skill levels. Our music therapists specialize in assisting children and adults with special needs, mental health issues, traumatic brain injuries, strokes, motor challenges, and more. We take pride in collaborating with various community organizations and are affiliated with CMS, Sunshine Health, and the Family Empowerment Scholarship program.

Check out our website for more info or give us a call at 386-320-7762. 

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See what our customers have to say:

"This was so much fun! And we learned to play multiple songs! The teachers are wonderful too. I’ve found a new hobby that I can take anywhere. FIVE STARS!"

-Mary A.

"The ukulele class is so much fun!! Ashlee and Eliott are great teachers and create a laid back, friendly and relaxing atmosphere. I'm so happy I signed up for this class"
-Rena. W

"Amazing. I am a beginner and they made feel comfortable and confident and I met new friends. Going to take a second class!" 

-Vicki G.

"Very fun and friendly! We learned to play the ukulele in 3 weekly lessons in Sip & Strum and can competently play about 5 songs already! Thanks for getting us started on our ukulele journey!"

-Bonita B.

"I took two sessions of Sip and Strum Ukulele classes at Tomoka Brewing Co where I had the pleasure of being taught by Ashlee and Eliott. The class was so much fun and Ashlee and Eliott are funny, informative, patient, and knowledgeable! They both love music and it shows! I highly recommend these classes for a laid back 75 minutes where your worries melt away with a beer in one hand and an ukulele in the other!"
-Bethany S.

What's Included?

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.  

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!

Let's Sip Together

Sip delicious drinks from our local host while strumming along with your ukulele! Enjoy beer, wine, cocktails, tea, soft drink, or water from our local host.  2 drink per class are included in your purchase price (6 drinks total).

 

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.

Ready to start sipping and strumming?

What's the cost?

Our Sip & Strum class includes 3 hours of professional instruction, chord charts and music, guide to strum patterns,  breakfast & mimosas, and 6-8 songs for $140.  You must provide your own ukulele for this class.

Invite your family, friends, a significant other, or come make a new friend during this fun class.  This class will leave you knowing how to strum and play several new songs.  Sign-up now!  Class is limited to 10-15 adults (depending on the venue hosting) to ensure everyone
gets individual help. 

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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Serving Volusia, Flagler, and Orange County

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