Sip & Strum Ukulele Class

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!

Now Enrolling for our next Sip & Strum: March 15th, 22nd, 29 from 5:00-6:15 pm
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.

Now Enrolling for our next Sip & Strum: March 11th, 18th, 25th from 6:00-7:15 pm
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.

What's Included?

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.  

Enjoy 2 Beverages of Your Choice

Each class at Tomoka Brewing Co will include 2 craft beers, cocktails, wine, tea, or soft drinks. If you'd like to arrive early for dinner or stay later for appetizers, you are welcome to! Each class at Copper Bottom Craft Distillery will include 2 cocktails made with their award-winning rum or vodka.

Ready to start sipping and strumming?

Tomoka Brewing Company
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.”

- Nicole

What's the cost?

Our Sip & Strum class includes professional instruction, three 75-minute classes, a folder with music, and 2 beverages each class (at Tomoka Brewing Co: craft beer, wine, cocktail, soda, or tea OR at Copper Bottom Craft Distillery: 2 cocktails with their award-winning rum or vodka) for $100. You must provide your own ukulele for this class.
Bring a friend, a family member, a significant other, or come make new friends.  This class will leave you knowing how to strum and play several new songs.  Sign-up now, class is limited to 15 participants.

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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

Don’t see your city listed? Email us to let us know you want lessons!

We’ll do what we can to accommodate your family.

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Beachside Music Lessons & Therapy

The best private music lessons and therapy in Volusia, Flagler, & Orange Counties.

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